Advanced Topics: Tackle Operational Barriers to Improved Patient Care
Some sites find that their quality improvement efforts are stymied by broken operational
systems. For example, planned care visits are worthwhile only when patients can secure an
appointment with their providers in a reasonable amount of time. Many sites have found that
addressing core operational issues, such as access to care, can facilitate better patient care.
But, redesigning office practices can be a major undertaking. For those sites interested in
going beyond the clinical and business changes outlined in this tool kit, these advanced topics
provide some basic resources to help get started.
|Reduce patient cycle time.
||The CAHPS® Improvement Guide69 go to page 68 & 6967
|Increase access to care (Advanced Access).
||The CAHPS® Improvement Guide70 go to page 61-67
|Explore other mechanisms for improving health center finances.
||Redesign and Finance Change Package (guide)71
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