Data Analysis and Quality Improvement Initiative Proposal
Prepare an 8?10-page data analysis and quality improvement ÿinitiative proposal based on a health issue of professional interest to ÿyou. The audience for your analysis and proposal is the nursing staff ÿand the interprofessional team who will implement the initiative.”A basic principle of quality measurement is: If you can’t measure ÿit, you can’t improve it” (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, ÿ2013).Health care providers are on an endless quest to improve both care ÿquality and patient safety. This unwavering commitment requires ÿhospitals and care givers to increase their attention and adherence to ÿtreatment protocols to improve patient outcomes. Health informatics, ÿalong with new and improved technologies and procedures, are at the core ÿof virtually all quality improvement initiatives. The data gathered by ÿproviders, along with process improvement models and recognized quality ÿbenchmarks, are all part of a collaborative, continuing effort. As such, ÿit is essential that professional nurses are able to correctly ÿinterpret, and effectively communicate information revealed on ÿdashboards that display critical care metrics.Show MoreToggle Drawer ÿQuestions to ConsiderAs you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think ÿabout other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your ÿviewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and ÿdiscuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested ÿfriend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these ÿquestions are for your own development and exploration and do not need ÿto be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.Reflect on QI initiatives focused on measuring and improving patient outcomes with which you are familiar.How important is the role of nurses in QI initiatives?What quality improvement initiatives have made the biggest difference? Why?When a QI initiative does not succeed as planned, what steps are taken to improve or revise the effort?Toggle Drawer ÿResourcesRequired ResourcesMSN Program JourneyPlease review this guide for your degree program. It can help you ÿstay on track for your practicum experience, so you may wish to bookmark ÿit for later reference.MSN Program Journeyÿ|ÿTranscript.Show MoreAssessment InstructionsPreparationIn this assessment, you will propose a quality improvement (QI) ÿinitiative proposal based on a health issue of professional interest to ÿyou. The QI initiative proposal will be based on an analysis of ÿdashboard metrics from a health care facility. You have one of two ÿoptions:Option 1If you have access to dashboard metrics related to a QI initiative proposal of interest to you:Analyze data from the health care facility to identify a health ÿcare issue or area of concern. You will need access to reports and data ÿrelated to care quality and patient safety. If you work in hospital ÿsetting, contact the quality management department to obtain the data ÿyou need.You will need to identify basic information about the health care ÿsetting, size, and specific type of care delivery related to the topic ÿthat you identify. You are expected to abide by HIPAA compliance ÿstandards.Option 2If you do not have access to a dashboard or metrics related to a QI initiative proposal:You may use the hospital data set provided in the media piece ÿtitled Vila Health: Data Analysis. You will analyze the data to identify ÿa health care issue or area of concern.You will follow the same instructions and provide the same deliverables as your peers who select Option 1.InstructionsAnalyze dashboard metrics related to the selected issue.Provide the selected data set in the proposal.Assess the stability of processes or outcomes.Delineate any problematic variations or performance failures.Evaluate QI initiatives on the selected health issue with ÿexisting quality indicators from other facilities, government agencies, ÿand non-governmental bodies on quality improvement.Analyze challenges that meeting prescribed benchmarks can pose for a heath care organization and the interprofessional team.Outline a QI initiative proposal based on the selected health issue and data analysis.Identify target areas for improvement.Define what processes can be modified to improve outcomes.Propose strategies to improve quality.Define interprofessional roles and responsibilities as they relate to the QI initiative.Provide recommendations for effective communication strategies ÿfor the interprofessional team to ensure the success of the QI ÿinitiative. Briefly reflect on the impact of the proposed initiative on ÿwork-life quality of the nursing staff and interprofessional team.Integrate relevant sources to support arguments, correctly formatting citations and references using current APA style.Note: Remember, you can submit all, or a portion ÿof, your draft to Smarthinking for feedback, before you submit the final ÿversion of your analysis for this assessment. However, be mindful of ÿthe turnaround time for receiving feedback, if you plan on using this ÿfree service.The numbered points below correspond to grading criteria in the ÿscoring guide. The bullets below each grading criterion further ÿdelineate tasks to fulfill the assessment requirements. Be sure that ÿyour Quality Improvement Initiative Evaluation addresses all of the ÿcontent below. You may also want to read the scoring guide to better ÿunderstand the performance levels that relate to each grading criterion.Analyze data to identify a health care issue or area of concern.Identify the type of data you are analyzing (from your institution or from the media piece).Discuss why the data matters, what it is telling you, and what is missing.Analyze dashboard metrics and provide the data set in the proposal.Present dashboard metrics related to the selected issue.Delineate any problematic variations or performance failures.Assess the stability of processes or outcomes.Evaluate the quality of the data and what can be learned from it.Identify trends, outcome measures and information needed to calculate specific rates.Analyze what metrics indicate opportunities for quality improvement.Outline a QI initiative proposal based on a selected health issue and supporting data analysis.Identify benchmarks aligned to existing QI initiatives set by local, state, or federal health care policies or laws.Identify existing QI initiatives related to the selected issue, and explain why they are insufficient.Identify target areas for improvement, and define what processes can be modified to improve outcomes.Propose evidence-based strategies to improve quality.Evaluate QI initiatives on the selected health issue with ÿexisting quality indicators from other facilities, government agencies, ÿand non-governmental bodies on quality improvement.Analyze challenges that meeting prescribed benchmarks can pose for a heath care organization and the interprofessional team.Integrate interprofessional perspectives to lead quality ÿimprovements in patient safety, cost effectiveness, and work-life ÿquality.Define interprofessional roles and responsibilities as they relate to the data and the QI initiative.Explain how you would you make sure that all relevant roles are fully engaged in this effort.Explain what non-nursing concepts would you incorporate into the initiative?Identify how outcomes to measure the effect of the intervention affect the interprofessional team.Briefly reflect on the impact of the proposed initiative on ÿwork-life quality of the nursing staff and interprofessional team. ÿDescribe how work-life quality is improved or enriched by the ÿinitiative.Apply effective communication strategies to promote quality improvement of interprofessional care.Identify the kind of interprofessional communication strategies ÿthat will be effective to promote and ensure the success of this ÿperformance improvement plan or quality improvement initiative.In addition to writing, identify communication models (like CUS, SBAR) that you would include in your initiative proposal.Communicate evaluation and analysis in a professional and ÿeffective manner, writing content clearly and logically with correct use ÿof grammar, punctuation, and spelling.Integrate relevant sources to support arguments, correctly formatting citations and references using current APA style.Submission RequirementsLength of submission: 8?10 double-spaced, typed pages, not including title and reference page.Number of references: Cite a minimum of five sources (no older ÿthan seven years, unless seminal work) of scholarly, peer-reviewed, or ÿprofessional evidence that support your evaluation, recommendations, and ÿplans.
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