Assignment 1: Changing the System
Institute of Medicine. (2001). Crossing the quality chasm: A new health system for the 21st century (Report Brief).Institute of Medicine of the National Academies [Web page]. Retrieved from http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2001/Crossing-the-Quality-Chasm/Quality%20Chasm%202001%20%20report%20brief.pdf.
The IOM Report Brief, published in 2001, begins by stating: “The U.S. health care delivery system does not provide consistent, high-quality medical care to all people” (p. 1). The report discusses the problems with the U.S. healthcare system and outlines recommendations for achieving a high quality healthcare system in the future.
Since this report was written, how has progress been made? Provide four specific examples that are evidence of whether or not progress has been made in moving toward “a new health system for the 21st century.” Two of the examples must be from your personal experience and two examples from documented references.
The examples may relate to the Six Aims for Improvement, Ten Rules for Redesign, or the four main areas in regard to changing the environment. Some possible areas to consider: