To expand quality improvement efforts across disciplines within a
health care organization, it is beneficial to create quality assessment
teams with representatives from each area of the organization, on both
the clinical and administrative sides. Though these teams can choose
from a variety of tools to assess quality, they are most effective when
they are high-performing and working collaboratively toward a common
For this assignment, write a 1,000-1,250-word paper that addresses the following points:
Why are teams a valuable point of focus when considering quality improvement in health care?
What distinguishes a team as high-performing within a health care
environment? Identify five reasons why high-performing teams are
necessary when assessing quality.
Discuss how team processes and the varying roles of individuals
can impact quality assessment both positively and negatively. Consider
elements such as leadership roles, individual responsibilities,
delegation of tasks, decision making, ongoing training/education, etc.
How does the cross-functionality of a high-performing team enhance
its ability to meet the quality improvement goals of a health care
organization? How might having an interdisciplinary team potentially
create conflict? How could these tensions be mitigated to improve team
How do elements such as conflict and change affect the dynamics of the team and its ability to reach a unified goal?
Discuss the resources and types of support available that might
enhance a team’s efforts for continued quality improvement. Consider how
components such as team culture, support, communication, and rewards
may come into play.