HealthCare Organizations

Quality Dimensions Worksheet

Open your web browser and research quality dimensions/quality standards/quality indicators used by various health care organizations that work to improve the quality of health care.

A list of suggested organizations has been provided below. You may also use other organizations that show up in your research.

Health Care Organizations

Health and Medicine Division (HMD)

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

The Joint Commission

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Select 6 quality dimensions/standards/measures used in the health care industry.

Complete the table below by identifying the quality standard, the health care organization it is used in,  and its purpose. An example has been provided for you.

Cite at least 2 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references and your textbook to support your information.

Quality Standard Health Care Organization Purpose of Standard
AHRQuality Indicators   Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) The Quality Indicators are used by acute care hospitals to highlight potential quality concerns, identify areas that need further investigation and study and track changes over time in their administrative data.