The Institute of Medicine (IOM) developed six specific aims to ensure the delivery and improvement of health care. Choose two from the six aims: safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable (AHRQ, 2016). Of the two aims you chose, discuss the implications on the delivery of quality care. Give an example of how a hospital or physician practice can meet these aims.
Your initial post should be a minimum of 250 words and utilize at least one scholarly source from the Ashford University Library to justify your choices. The Research, Keywords, Databases: An Overview (Links to an external site.) video tutorial is available to help you become more familiar with the library database search features and how to generate keywords. Sources must be cited in APA format as outlined in the Writing Center’s Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.).
Guided Response: Read your classmates’ posts. Then choose two classmates, and respond to them by answering the following questions:
- What would you consider to be the main obstacle in implementing the two aims your classmates chose?
- What are your recommendations for resolving the obstacle to ensure the aim’s success?
List at least one scholarly source to support your recommendation. Sources must be cited in APA format as outlined in the Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). (2016). The six domains of healthcare quality (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/talkingquality/create/sixdomains.htm