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NHS FPX 6004 Policy Proposal

The Need For Creating Policy and Practice Guidelines To Address A Shortfall In Meeting a Benchmark Metric Prescribed By Local, State, Or Federal Health Care Policies Or Laws

NHS FPX 6004 Policy Proposal

  In this report, it was my main concern to put forward the solution regarding the short of meeting a benchmark. Plus along with many other policies, one of them is those stated by the government. As a healthcare organization, this is very important to know what benchmarks are for the maintenance of quality service. However to ensure whether the organization is having complete control over the benchmark meetup or not. There should be a regulatory body that can help the organization to come up with the policies and restrictions, which can assure obedience towards benchmarks.

According to the health care organization, the day-to-day matters are complex and very crucial, and sensitive to deal with. The benchmarks are there to assist the quality maintenance but to ensure whether the daily operations are up to the mark-up or not, health care centers do require a policy system to get along with the benchmarks. Creating or developing a policy as a part of the regulations that staff has to follow is necessary. The need to develop the policy emerges when the crucial function and operation need attention to deal with and the progress is lacking efforts. All in all, the policy will be a guideline and an instruction that all the organization has to follow. This will be generating results when the policies will be made according to the efficiency requirement and simulation of the health care day-to-day tasks. 

In this case, a policy system is required in order to maintain the benchmarking on dashboard metrics. It is quite obvious that policies should be made every single month since the tasks and operations that are taking place in the organization are on the fluctuation chart and need attention steadily.  The same goes for the policies which are going to be made for the assistance, if they are not made accordingly they can pose a hurdle that can be in the shape of delays in funding or poor quality services for the patients and unsatisfaction from customers and clients.

On the other hand, If any organization has the policies but there is a huge gap in its implementation process it would be still the same as not having the policies. This way this is a bit complex when one of the departments has to make the policies but not see the implementation and not hitting the completion of meeting benchmarks as well. In recent times, due to the heavy operational tasks on a daily basis, the concept of scheduled regulations and benchmarks faded. There is the point when an organization has to realize the importance of policies and their implementations.

NHS FPX 6004 Policy Proposal

The Effects Of Benchmark Underperformance And Conclusions About The Potential unintended results of Negligence

In any case, health care services are the foremost priority, benchmark underperformance can lead to havoc results. Benchmarks are set to follow in order to get the required results as quality services in a healthcare organization but if it is followed accordingly it can lead the progress and funds downward. (LT, 2000) Though progress and funds loss can be covered the most havoc result of benchmark underperformance can be the patients’ health. 

Other professions may lose the capital in case of underperformance of benchmarks but health care centers will have the patient’s health at stake if they lose the compliance towards benchmarks set by the federal government. To not lead towards this conclusion, the organization has to make a policy-making department. Which will set the standard to lead the benchmark’s compliance. 

NHS FPX 6004 Policy Proposal

Recommendation for Practice Guidelines To Improve Targeted Benchmarks Performance as Prescribed

  (Ettorchi-Tardy et al., 2012) Benchmarking has been considered as a tool for comparing indicators but not with the understanding of its entire concept. However, the key feature of the whole concept of benchmarking is to provide a continuous quality improvement that is CQI. Benchmarking in health care organizations is crucial with the immense momentousness. In my policy recommendation to ensure benchmark compliance is the weekly report of basic tasks held by the health care professionals. 

This report will have the basic merits that are necessary to follow in regard to ensure the patient’s satisfaction. This policy will bound the professional to work o a scheduled merit-based policy and all those merits will be aligned with the requirement to comply with benchmarks. This policy will be working as a core catalyst that will be indirectly leading the health care organization towards success and patient satisfaction. This is the purpose benchmarks serve with the integration of law and policies.

There must be a check and balance on the report system where it is all submitted and for proactive and efficient results the reports should be measured on performance and analyzed with the KPIs. Once the system gets on its feet, the staff will become used to it when they will be progressing with the measured KPIs and hit the benchmark. (Nothacker et al., 2015)

NHS FPX 6004 Policy Proposal

Analyses of potential effects of environmental factors on recommendations and cause-and-effect relationships on specific recommendations

(Murad, 2017) According to many environmental factors that are to be in the front row when the policies are under the development process. Though after the policies are made, environmental factors still can affect them with a minor change. The environment in the organization includes the financial department, operational department, management department, and administration with other small associated departments, all of these are prone to change on an unpredicted basis. The main focus in my policy recommendation is the financial department. Which is also called the budgetary department and the administration department. 

Any fluctuation in the organizational operations can affect the reporting policy. The administration is the core element in my policy recommendation, if it is not in the responsive state overall, the policy implementation cannot be assured. So for the administration department, the policy implementation within it must be strict since any heavy load of work can distract the whole simulation of policy implementation. Besides this department, the budgetary department must be aligned with the progress of the staff. 

When there is a requirement for the check and balance process, this department should be having the backup lead for this and any crisis predicted must be discussed with the organization beforehand so that they can be prepared accordingly and the work pace must not be hindered by the accidental crisis. This policy recommendation does have a way to cover before its implementation but it does have the strengths that can work in its best form to bring out the results. 

It can develop alignment and a strong relationship between all the departments of the health care organization. Guidelines and policies always target the quality of service or care when it comes to patients by just encouraging teamwork and removing the disparities.

NHS FPX 6004 Policy Proposal

Perceptive of why Particular Stakeholders Must Be Involved In Further Development And Implementation

In my recommendations part, the role of the financial department is discussed which is directly linked with the stakeholders. If any policy is made or implemented it is to be approved by the stakeholder too. My policy recommendation targets the alignment and responsibility of each person of the organization. Stakeholders are equal to share the burden when it comes to human life. 

On the other perspective, stakeholders are the regulatory bodies that encounter external industry matters, which are as important as the internal matters of the organization, so having their opinion and approval in planning and making the policy have immense importance. They know what trends and policies the industry has and what will be the possible scenarios of the regarded policy. They can make the other side of the matter clear to the organization. 

This in my point of view is more important when the policy department makes the policy and analyzes how well they implement it. Further research and discussion are required regarding validity, acceptability, and practicality in any specific organization. All organizations have to make a research on their day to day matter and make a report before making any policy. Since every organization has a different nature of the working environment.


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Ettorchi-Tardy, A., Levif, M., & Michel, P. (2012). Benchmarking: A Method for Continuous Quality Improvement in Health. Healthcare Policy | Politiques de Santé, 7(4), E101–E119. https://doi.org/10.12927/hcpol.2012.22872

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Nothacker, M., Stokes, T., Shaw, B., Lindsay, P., Sipilä, R., Follmann, M., & Kopp, I. (2015). Reporting standards for guideline-based performance measures. Implementation Science, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-015-0369-z

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