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Write a 4 page policy proposal and practice guidelines for improving quality and performance associated with the benchmark metric underperformance you advocated for improving in Assessment 1Introduction
In advocating for institutional policy changes related to local, state, or federal health care laws or policies, health leaders must be able to develop and present clear and well-written policy and practice guideline proposals that will enable a team, a unit, or an organization as a whole to resolve relevant performance issues and bring about improvements in the quality and safety of health care. This assessment offers you an opportunity to take the lead in proposing such changes.
As a master’s-level health care practitioner, you have a valuable viewpoint and voice to bring to discussions about policy development, both inside and outside your care setting. Developing policy for internal purposes can be a valuable process toward quality and safety improvement, as well as ensuring compliance with various health care regulatory pressures. This assessment offers you an opportunity to take the lead in proposing such changes.
Propose organizational policy and practice guidelines that you believe will lead to an improvement in quality and performance associated with the benchmark underperformance you advocated for improving in Assessment 1. Be precise, professional, and persuasive in demonstrating the merit of your proposed actions.
Requirements
The policy proposal requirements outlined below correspond to the scoring guide criteria, so be sure to address each main point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. In addition, be sure to note the requirements for document format and length and for supporting evidence.
?Explain the need for creating a policy and practice guidelines to address a shortfall in meeting a benchmark metric prescribed by local, state, or federal health care policies or laws.
oWhat is the current benchmark for the organization and the numeric score for the underperformance?
oHow is the benchmark underperformance potentially affecting the provision of quality care or the operations of the organization?
oWhat are the potential repercussions of not making any changes?
oWhat evidence supports your conclusions?
?Recommend ethical, evidence-based practice guidelines to improve targeted benchmark performance prescribed by applicable local, state, or federal health care policy or law.
oWhat does the evidence-based literature suggest are potential strategies to improve performance for your targeted benchmark?
oHow would these strategies ensure performance improvement or compliance with applicable local, state, or federal health care policy or law?
oHow would you propose to apply these strategies in the context of Eagle Creek Hospital or your own practice setting?
oHow can you ensure?these strategies are ethical and culturally inclusive in their application?
?Analyze the potential effects of environmental factors on your recommended practice guidelines.
oWhat regulatory considerations could affect your recommended guidelines?
oWhat resources could affect your recommended guidelines (staffing, financial, and logistical considerations, or support services)?
?Explain why particular stakeholders and groups must be involved in further development and implementation of your proposed policy and practice guidelines.
oWhy is it important to engage these stakeholders and groups?
oHow can their participation produce a stronger policy and facilitate its implementation?
?Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions.
oProofread your proposal, before you submit it, to minimize errors that could distract readers and make it more difficult for them to focus on the substance of your proposal.
?Use paraphrasing and summarization to represent ideas from external sources.
oBe sure to apply correct APA formatting to source citations and references.
Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:
?Competency 1: Analyze relevant health care laws, policies, and regulations; their application; and their effects on organizations, interprofessional teams, and professional practice.
oAnalyze the potential effects of environmental factors on recommended practice guidelines.
?Competency 2: Lead the development and implementation of ethical and culturally sensitive policies that improve health outcomes for individuals, organizations, and populations.
oRecommend ethical, evidence-based practice guidelines to improve targeted benchmark performance prescribed by applicable local, state, or federal health care policies or laws.
?Competency 3: Evaluate relevant indicators of performance, such as benchmarks, research, and best practices, to inform health care laws and policies for patients, organizations, and populations.
oExplain the need for creating a policy to address a shortfall in meeting a benchmark metric prescribed by local, state, or federal health care policies or laws.
?Competency 4: Develop strategies to work collaboratively with policy makers, stakeholders, and colleagues to address environmental (governmental and regulatory) forces.
oExplain why particular stakeholders and groups must be involved in further development and implementation of a proposed policy and practice guidelines.
oCompetency 5: Produce clear, coherent, and professional written work, Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions.
oUse paraphrasing and summarization to represent ideas from externa