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Week Four: Reflection Journal


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One of the most important ways that we learn, in our course work, is from one another.  One of the challenges of working remotely is that we do not have the opportunity to share our thoughts on what we are learning at the time we are reading, listening to a lecture or participating actively with other class members in a face-to-face session.

One way we do address that challenge is through our discussion boards.  But another way that we can reflect on what we are learning is through a 
Refection Journal.

What is a Reflection Journal?

A reflection journal is a personal record of a student’s learning experiences. It is a space where you can record and reflect upon your observations and responses to what you are reading and hearing, which can then be used to explore and analyze how these learnings will affect you in your role today and in your role as a future leader.

Following each of the lecture sessions, as you participate or watch the recording, reflect on what you believe were the key take-aways from that session and the chapters associated with it, by answering the three following questions:

1.  What are a few key take-aways for me from that session or from the chapters I read?

2.  Why were these meaningful for me?

3.  How might i enhance my current role, or future leadership role by using these concepts?


The Reason We’re All Here …



We began our final week of the course – taking a step back to review the Quality Improvement Landscape.

What are the key issues affecting Quality and Patient Safety?

We also reviewed the process of accreditation and how it influences quality and safety.

HCA 622 Week Four Roadmap

√ Please read Chapters in the required text prior to our class

√ In order to get the most out of the course, pace yourself by completing something everyday

√ Catch up as needed over the weekend

√ All graded assignments must be turned in no later than Sunday at midnight PT each week


HCA: 622 Quality Appraisal and Evaluation– WEEK FOUR ROADMAP
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sat/Sun
Themes The Quality Improvement Landscape, Accreditation: It’s Role in Driving Accountability in Healthcare

How Purchasers Select and Pay for Value: The Movement to Value-based Purchasing, Transforming the Healthcare System for Improved Quality    
Readings Review Course Outline and read all items under Week One tab Read Chapters 18, 19, 20, 21 in required text        
Film Festivals        
    Complete DQ7   Complete DQ7
Exercises   Reflection Journal #1    Reflection Journal #2  
Assessments           Final Exam
Case Studies        
Course project            Signature Presentations/Paper


Chapter 20: How Purchases Select and Pay For Value: The Movement to Value-Based Purchasing

Chapter Outline

  • Value-Based Purchasing
  • Background and Terminology
  • Patient-Centered Medical Homes
  • Case Study: PROMETHEUS Payment
  • Keys to Successful Implementation and Lessons Learned
  • Conclusions and Key Lessons

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