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International Journal of Research in Medical Science

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Elevating healthcare excellence: A comprehensive exploration of total quality management in modern healthcare systems


Shafique Ahmed and Dr. Samiran Sur


This study explores the crucial relationship between total quality management (TQM) and healthcare, looking at how TQM techniques and concepts can improve operational effectiveness, patient care quality, and healthcare results as a whole. TQM provides a formal framework for attaining these goals in a time when healthcare systems around the world are dealing with growing expectations for better patient experiences, safety, and cost-effectiveness. This essay explores the history, tenets, and ways in which TQM in the healthcare industry has been modified to fit the particular challenges of the industry. This study outlines the essential TQM elements that could improve healthcare delivery through a thorough analysis of pertinent literature and case studies. In order to enable healthcare personnel at all levels to uncover inefficiencies, minimize errors, and improve patient care through evidence-based practices, this study looks at techniques for establishing a culture of continuous improvement. The study also explores how technology and data analytics are used to execute TQM in the healthcare industry. It exemplifies how data-driven insights can support early intervention to avert negative outcomes, performance monitoring, and decision-making. The report also tackles the difficulties and hindrances that healthcare companies could experience while adopting TQM, such as resistance to change and the requirement for cultural transformation. Healthcare executives may create plans to overcome these obstacles and promote a long-lasting culture of quality improvement by being aware of these challenges. Finally, "Elevating Healthcare Excellence" emphasizes how crucial it is to incorporate TQM ideas into contemporary healthcare systems. This paper provides a thorough review of how TQM might raise healthcare standards by examining its methods, advantages, and potential drawbacks. Adopting TQM principles becomes an essential strategy for achieving healthcare quality in a quickly changing environment as healthcare institutions work to provide safer, more effective and patient-centric services.

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How to cite this article:
Shafique Ahmed and Dr. Samiran Sur. Elevating healthcare excellence: A comprehensive exploration of total quality management in modern healthcare systems. Int. J. Res. Med. Sci. 2024;6(1):47-53. DOI: 10.33545/26648733.2024.v6.i1a.57