Data Analysis and Evidence-Based Recommendations

Introduction

For this assignment you will present data, analyze the data, and propose recommendations to solve your selected problem.

Instructions

Use the Data Analysis and Evidence-Based Recommendations Template to complete this assignment.

  1. List the factors that cause the selected problem and identify how each factor is measured numerically within the literature (dollars, days, percentage, et cetera).
  2. Locate and describe the data sets you intend to analyze.
    • Important: If you are using private organizational data, you must provide signed, written permission from someone at the organization permitting you to use the data in this course. Include the organization name, the individual’s name, title, workplace address, email address, and contact phone number. Use the Learner and Employer Acknowledgement and Release Form [PDF]Links to an external site. to obtain this signed permission.
  3. Create a proposed graphic structure in which to display each major factor that contributes to your selected problem. Examples of graphics might include a bar graph, pie chart, et cetera.
    • See the resources in What You Need to Know for Week 5 for assistance in creating graphics.
  4. Under each graphic, provide a sentence or two about how this graphic is relevant to understanding the problem.
  5. Finally, complete the section, “Evidence-Based Recommendations,” by listing each evidence-based best practice recommendation for team implementation separately in one sentence, citing the source. Then you may add additional content to explain the recommendation.
  6. Include a final full reference list in APA format, which includes all sources integrated into the assignment.
  7. Submit your assignment to TurnItIn as a draft. Open the resulting report, review the highlighted sections, and make any needed corrections before submitting your work for grading.

Additional Requirements

  • Document Format: Use the provided Data Analysis and Evidence-Based Recommendations Template to create your data analysis and evidence-based recommendations.
  • Document Length: Respond to all prompts in the template.
  • Supporting Evidence: Include at least 12 academic or scholarly sources that match in-text citations.
    • Supporting evidence may include current accrediting body standards, industry standards, and government agency reports, including such sources as the AHA, National Academy of Medicine, Harvard Business Review (HBR), et cetera.
  • APA Formatting: Format in-text citations and references according to current APA style and formatting. Evidence and APALinks to an external site. can help with this.
  • Submission Requirements: Submit your Data Analysis and Evidence-Based Recommendations document and any signed permission documents in the Assignment area.

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and rubric criteria:

  • Competency 1: Execution: Translate strategy to develop and maintain optimal organizational performance in health care settings.
    • Describe data sets that will be analyzed.
    • Convey purpose, in an appropriate tone and style, incorporating supporting evidence and adhering to organizational, professional, and scholarly writing standards.
  • Competency 3: Transformation: Facilitate a change process that effectively involves patients, communities, and professionals in the improvement and delivery of health care and wellness.
    • List the factors that cause a specified problem and explain how the factors are measured.
    • Create a graphic structure in which to display each major factor that contributes to a selected problem.
    • Explain how graphics are relevant to understanding a problem, including any trends the graphics indicate.
  • Competency 5: Team Development: Develop high-performing teams by inspiring individual excellence and leading talent development in healthcare organizations.
    • Provide evidence-based best practice recommendations for team implementation, cite the sources, and include a full reference list.

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