Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Top Resources for Quality Award Applicants

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The 2016 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Intent to Apply deadline has just passed. Most applicants have likely been working on their application for the past few months; but for those who haven’t started, the time to get started is now!

If you need a jump start, than you have come to the right place. The Quality Award website has a number of resources designed to help facilities with the application process. Whether you are writing a Bronze, Silver or Gold application this year; there is something for you!

Bronze applicants should check out the Bronze Criteria Series. The Bronze Criteria Series is a series of YouTube videos, 3-7 minutes in length, with each video covering one question of the Bronze criteria. The series is structured so that application teams are able to view each video and write a response to each question, sometimes in less than 30 minutes total! We suggest that centers form an “application team” that views the videos together and then completes the responses to the criteria as a team effort. Applicants who view the Bronze Criteria Series are much more likely to be successful with the award process.

Following the popularity of the Bronze Criteria Series, AHCA/NCAL has released a brand new Silver Criteria Series for the 2016 application cycle. The series starts with an introduction of the program and a webinar on the Silver evaluation process. Eight additional webinars follow, covering each section of the Silver Criteria, from the Organizational Profile through Categories 1-7. Each video provides an explanation of the criteria and questions to help applicants through the process. As with Bronze, we suggest that centers form an “application team” that views the videos together and then completes the responses to the criteria as a team effort.

Gold applicants should view the AHCA/NCAL Management Series. The AHCA/NCAL Management Series is a sequence of videos, or seminars, each covering a category of the Baldrige Criteria. This series was developed to help any facility develop a comprehensive and robust management system. For Gold, the series also provides insight from Baldrige experts across the Organization Profile as well as across each criteria category.

As an additional benefit, all of these webinar series will also fulfil your educational requirement for the program!

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