Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper that identifies a governmental or other agency, such as The Joint Commission (TJC), that governs the health care industry or a particular segment of the industry. Describe the history of the agency, the source and scope of its authority, its structure, how it carries out its day-to-day responsibilities, and its effects on the health care industry or a particular segment of the industry. Include an example of the agency carrying out its duties. This example may be actual or hypothetical. Cite at least two scholarly (peer reviewed articles) references to support your information. Regulatory agencies ensure health care practitioners and facilities promote safety, legal compliance, and quality patient services. If health care were not regulated of if accreditation were not required patients would not have a sense of comfort and safety. The regulatory agency the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations commonly known as JCAHO, which “conducts periodic on-site surveys to verify that an accredited organization substantially complies with Joint Commission standards and continuously makes efforts to improve the care and services it provides” (The Joint Commission, 2010, p. 3). The JCAHO ensures that health care providers and facilities are maintaining the required standards of care in place by the regulatory agency. JCAHO is constantly improving the quality and safety of care provided in any health care facility. History of the Joint Commission of Health Care Organizations In 1910, Ernest A. Codman, M.D., found that many health care practitioners were practicing medicine that was outside their scope of training. It was then that he “proposed the end result system of hospital standardization. Codman thought that if hospitals were to track every patient and the patient were treated long enough it could be determined whether the treatment was effective and use the results to improve care” (2010, A Circular Century, p. 26). In 1913, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was established and by 1917, the ACS develops the Minimum Standard for Hospitals. In 1918, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) began the first inspection of hospitals and found that only 89 out of 692 hospitals met the minimum standard requirements. In 1951, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals was established as an independent non-profit organization with the purpose of voluntary accrediting hospitals
Professional Career Action Plan Outline HCS/449 Version 5 1 University of Phoenix Material Professional Career Action Plan Outline Complete this professional career action plan outline after viewing the Career 101 workshop link on the student website. You may need to research specific careers or companies to answer all of the questions. A professional career plan details career goals, rather than personal goals. This plan will look at your professional strengths and weaknesses, the type of company you wish to work for, any knowledge gaps that exist, and your professional resume. Create three to five professional goals (for example, “I want to get a job in a health care facility in the emergency services department”), and then complete this outline with those goals in mind. 1. Goal #1 I would like to get a job in an assisted living community as a health administrator. 2. Goal #2 I would love to finish my out my education with a DrPH. 3.