Archive for September 2nd, 2009

Monitoring indicators

September 2, 2009

My current place of employment gained full accreditation in 2007; it was our first attempt. I understand it is rare to get full accreditation the first time. I did not realize how important the monitoring of health indicators and tracking progress was at that time. We (the staff) only saw it as time consuming; and is it really necessary to the outcomes of our patients? Tracking of data allows us to monitor our progress of goal achievement and the ability to improve programs to meet the needs of our patients. As a result we have added new programs based on the needs and requests of our patients. It has also enabled us to acquire more funding to increase staff. I guess what I am really trying to say, healthcare tracking, indicators and data collection provide much needed information to improve services, allocation of funds etc… It’s interesting how my views of unnecessary and time consuming work have changed.

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