American Public University Concept of Performance Improvement Discussion & Responses

1. Research and discuss a disease or disorder (in detail) affecting one or both of the systems (respiratory & digestive systems) we are examining this week. Be sure to begin with the name of disease or disorder – break it down into its component parts. Continue with the symptoms. Finally, how is the disease or disorder treated and what is its prognosis? Check before posting to ensure that you are not discussing a disease or disorder that someone has already chosen. Research and discuss a disease or disorder (in detail) affecting one or both of the systems (cardiovascular, lymphatic & immune systems) we are examining this week. Be sure to begin with the name of disease or disorder – break it down into its component parts. Continue with the symptoms. Finally, how is the disease or disorder treated and what is its prognosis?

2. Choose one of the following for your main post:

  1. Differentiate between the various approaches to quality in the health care context.
  2. Explain the concept of performance improvement, including benchmarking, the ORYX Initiative, and CATCH.