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What Does Quality Mean to You? Be Part of SDAHO’s Quality Video Project

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) is excited to introduce our Quality Video Project. This project will highlight quality professionals and what they think quality means within their own facilities.

The Institute of Medicine defines healthcare quality as “the degree to which healthcare services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge.” In addition, the Institute of Medicine also lays out the key elements or six domains of healthcare quality.

  • Patient Safety
  • Effectiveness
  • Patient-centered
  • Timeliness
  • Efficiency
  • Equity

SDAHO knows that our members who work in quality use the definition and elements listed above, but there is so much more to quality. Work location, facility size, patient population, and our co-workers can create different quality elements. Some of SDAHO’s members have said that within their facilities quality also means:

  • Assessment
  • Management Guidelines
  • Cost Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Safety Improvement
  • Tools
  • Coordination
  • Pathways

What would YOU like others to know about QUALITY and the many meanings behind the work you do every day?

Visit SDAHO today, to share your top 3 words that define quality to you. In addition, you can share a photo of yourself or your facility. All will be included in a Quality Word Cloud and a video to lift up our Quality Professionals across South Dakota. Click here to learn more!

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