The purpose of this assignment is to analyze how an organization’s quality and improvement processes contribute to its risk management program.

This assignment builds on the Risk Management Program Analysis – Part One assignment you completed in Topic 1 of this course.

Assume that the sample risk management program you analyzed in Topic 1 was implemented and is now currently in use by your health care employer/organization. Further assume that your supervisor has asked you to create a high‐level summary brief of this new risk management program to share with a group of administrative personnel from a newly created community health organization in your state who has enlisted your organization’s assistance in developing their own risk management policies and procedures.

Compose a 1,250‐1,500 word summary brief that expands upon the elements you first addressed in the Topic 1 assignment. In this summary brief, address the following points regarding your health care organization and its risk management program:

  1. Explain the role of your organization’s MIPPA-approved accreditation body (e.g., JC, ACR, IAC) in the evaluation of your institution’s quality improvement and risk management processes.
  2. Describe the roles that different levels of administrative personnel play in healthcare ethics and establishing or sustaining employer/employee-focused organizational risk management strategies and operational policies.
  3. Illustrate how your organization’s risk management and compliance programs support ethical standards, patient consent, and patient rights and responsibilities.
  4. Explain the legal and ethical responsibilities health care professionals face in upholding risk management policies and administering safe health care at your organization.
  5. Relate how your organization’s quality improvement processes support and contribute to its overall journey to excellence.

In addition to your textbook, you are required to support your analysis with a minimum of three peer‐reviewed references.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

BS Health Sciences

3.3 Explain the ethical and legal responsibilities of health care professionals related to risk management assessment and policies.

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RISK MANAGEMENT

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Risk Management Program

Liliana Faura

GCU

3/29/2020

Risk Management Program

Introduction

The healthcare sector just like other sectors faces numerous risks that may affect the functionality of an organization if they were to occur or materialize. One such risk and which forms the basis of this paper is physical security. Physical security is crucial to the safety of the personnel, hardware and software found within a healthcare setting (Alguliyev, Imamverdiyev & Sukhostat, 2018). However, certain internal and external factors such as theft, manmade catastrophes, accidents, vandalism, and natural disasters among others may cause very serious damages and loss to a healthcare facility (World Health Organization, 2017). Given the potential damages that can occur to a healthcare facility due to physical security breaches, the topic is very important.

Rationale

As observed in the introduction, health facilities face many threats to their physical security. Despite this many healthcare facilities’ risk management programs increasingly focus on ensuring prevention of the threats that are considered more technical such as the prevention of malware and cyber-attacks especially since the advent and spread of digital technologies (World Health Organization, 2017). Given this, the purpose of the proposed risk management education program is to equip the employees with the knowledge to not only identify potential threats to physical security but also on the reporting mechanisms and the immediate responses to any breach in physical security.

Support

According to Peltier, (2016), physical security is a very crucial yet ignored topic when it comes to risk management in the health sector. This is because it forms the basis through which healthcare facilities can ensure the protection of all other information technologies, personnel and even patient. Moreover, unlike most threats that occur to a healthcare facility, physical security is very easy to breach unless a facility has taken adequate protective and preventive measures (Fennelly, 2016).

Employees within a healthcare facility constitute crucial stakeholders in the management of physical security risks. This is because not only do they contribute to many physical security breaches through accidents, vandalism and even theft but can be very useful in detecting potential threats to physical security and initiating recovery measures in the event of a disaster (Fennelly, 2016). Training employees on physical security is therefore very important in ensuring quick and efficient recovery from disasters and even prevention.

Implementation

The education risk management program will be implemented using the steps described in the preceding section. First, the organizat

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Course Code Class Code Assignment Title Total Points
HLT-308V HLT-308V-O501 Benchmark – Risk Management Program Analysis – Part Two 150.0
Criteria Percentage 1: Unsatisfactory (0.00%) 2: Less Than Satisfactory (65.00%) 3: Satisfactory (75.00%) 4: Good (85.00%) 5: Excellent (100.00%) Comments Points Earned
% Scaling 100.0%
Role of the MIPPA-Approved Accreditation Body in Evaluation of the Quality Improvement and Risk Management Processes of an Organization 15.0% An explanation of the role that the MIPPA-approved accreditation body plays in the evaluation of the quality improvement and risk management processes of an organization is not included. An explanation of the role that the MIPPA-approved accreditation body plays in the evaluation of the quality improvement and risk management processes of an organization is incomplete, inaccurate, or otherwise deficient. An explanation of the role that the MIPPA-approved accreditation body plays in the evaluation of the quality improvement and risk management processes of an organization is incorporated, but minimal detail or support is provided for one or more components. An explanation of the role that the MIPPA-approved accreditation body plays in the evaluation of the quality improvement and risk management processes of an organization is present and incorporated in full. The submission encompasses essential details and provides appropriate support. An explanation of the role that the MIPPA-approved accreditation body plays in the evaluation of the quality improvement and risk management processes of an organization is comprehensive. The submission further incorporates analysis of supporting evidence insightfully and provides specific examples with relevance. Level of detail is appropriate.
Administrative Roles Relevant to Employer-Employee-Focused Risk Management Strategies and Operational Policies 15.0% A description of the roles administrative personnel play relevant to employer-employee-focused risk management strategies and operational policies is not included. A description of the roles administrative personnel play relevant to employer-employee-focused risk management strategies and operational policies is partially incorporated, but the information provided is incomplete, inaccurate, or otherwise deficient. A description of the roles administrative personnel play relevant to employer-employee-focused risk management strategies and operational policies is incorporated, but minimal detail or support is provided for one or more components. A description of the roles administrative perso