The HCPS Standards were established by the Hawaii Department of Health, with the support and approval of the State Legislature, and these standards apply to all measures undertaken for the best possible health and welfare of all residents in Hawaii. The standards apply to everything from water quality to the effectiveness of the local hospital system. Below is an overview of the four main areas covered by the HCPS Standards.
The primary focus of the standards is to protect the public’s health and well-being. Part of this effort includes ensuring that the services provided are delivered professionally and effectively. The standards apply to all practices, including all levels of management. Professionals must continually develop and review their services to ensure that they provide the highest level of care for their patients. To maintain certification, professionals must meet agreed-upon criteria to achieve that certification.
Hawaii’s goal is to provide the most comprehensive range of healthcare services to its residents. This means that every citizen has access to high-quality healthcare services. The standards outline what must be provided at every level, including both inpatient and outpatient care. All individuals who require healthcare services are assigned a primary care physician and receive treatment from this professional.
Several standards are specific to inpatient care. One of these is the Standard Maintenance Management System (SMMS). SMMS is designed to reduce redundancy and streamline processes so that patients are given the highest quality care and are satisfied with the services they receive. Other standards involve quality monitoring and assurance, data quality management, patient education, quality assurance programs, adequate staffing levels, and an accurate recording system. All healthcare services providers have to meet Hawaii Statewide Quality Review Board (QRMB) requirements to maintain certification.
Healthcare providers are evaluated periodically for quality performance. These evaluations are based on the standards outlined in Hawaii Statewide Quality Review Board (QRMB) requirements. Hawaii Statewide Quality Review Board (QRMB) requirements outline what must be provided by providers of patient care and other services to make sure the services are high quality and meet their clients’ healthcare needs. In addition to oversight by the state, the organization also coordinates audits with hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare entities.
Hawaii Statewide Quality Review Board also requires that care providers notify patients of changes in their status, such as discharge, emergency or hospitalization, and other similar procedures. Providers also have to promptly inform the family of the patient’s status change and update the discharge instructions along with the discharge` date.