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What influence does assumption have on the interpretation of public health evidence?
I believe that assumptions are created based on experience, knowledge, and skills on a particular topic. Therefore, I believe that if someone truly believes the information, they acquired whether it was from their own personal experience, knowledge, or skills, then that assumption can have an influence on the interpretation of public health evidence, whether the evidence is right or wrong. The influence can be beneficial if the assumption leads to correct public health information being distributed that will improve the health and wellness of the population or the influence can be a negative impact if the information spreads falsified information regarding public health which can endanger the health and wellness of the population (Ioannidis and Contopoulos-Ioannidis, 2021).
What influence does assumption have on the interpretation of public health evidence?
One assumption I had about the health issue that I selected for my project is that the SARS-CoV-2 virus mainly affected people who were 50 and older. This is because initially older people especially those with comorbidity were being infected and being hospitalized or dying. Furthermore, social media and news media outlets were reporting that mainly older individuals were getting infected (Ioannidis and Contopoulos-Ioannidis, 2021).
Was your assumption validated based on your results or the information gathered?
However, my assumption was wrong based on the data I acquired and analyzed, after the first wave occurred, which did mainly affect people who were older, the 2nd and 3rd waves showed to have mainly affected those who were below 50 compared to those above 50. It could be that during the first wave, those 50 and older developed immunity to the virus, therefore, when the second and third wave came around their natural immunity protected them, and those who never got the virus before, which were those below 50, were now being infected because of lack of natural immunity (Ioannidis and Contopoulos-Ioannidis, 2021).
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Apply a selected tool to an identified health care problem, analyze the qualitative and quantitative results.
Apply a selected tool to an identified health care problem, analyze the qualitative and quantitative results, and provide evidence-based recommendations to address the problem based on analyses performed. Include a minimum of two visual data displays (charts, graphs, et cetera).Health care has become a data-driven industry that practices evidence-based decision making. Whether the issue is clinical or financial, health care leaders are expected to analyze problems using logic, established tools, and data. Effective leaders engage team members in the problem resolution process, encouraging a wide variety of perspectives. Once the problem is clearly defined, the health care leader is responsible for selecting an appropriate, established framework or tool with which to analyze the problem. Research, critical thinking, and team collaboration are important facets of problem solving.Health care organizations have finite resources, so the solving of problems must take place within the confines of the organization’s available resources. In this assessment you will practice estimating the cost of one recommendation and determining whether implementing the recommendation is realistic for a specific health care organization. You will apply a simple cost benefit analysis and make a recommendation. Cost benefit analysis is another important skill for health care leaders, and this assessment provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate critical thinking skills.This assessment also provides the opportunity to reflect upon the industry and organizational contexts before engaging in application of a tool for problem analysis. You will consider the organization’s setting with respect to level of care, mission, strategy, operations, and culture. Moreover, you will think critically about legal, regulatory, ethical, and risk management operational issues that relate to the selected problem. Let’s get started.Demonstration of Proficiency
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:Competency 1: Evaluate problems in health care organizations, and apply tools to improve quality and outcomes. Provide rationale for the selected problem analysis model or tool.
Competency 3: Construct evidence-based health care management recommendations in compliance with personal and professional values and legal, regulatory, and ethical considerations.Construct evidence based recommendations which may include ethical, legal, regulatory, and organizational standards.
Competency 4: Analyze records and reports based on established benchmarks and organizational goals and performance.Analyze date relative to internal and external benchmarks.
As you prepare to complete this third course assessment, consider the organizational context. How does analysis of the problem align with the organization’s vision, mission, strategy and financial viability? Using numbers and organizational considerations, you will explain why the organization should or should not proceed with the recommendation.Instructions
This assessment consists of three parts.Data Presentation In this part of the assessment, you will apply the selected tool to the problem and produce a minimum of two visual data displays (charts, graphs, et cetera). Examples of tools you might include are:Cost Benefit Analysis: Excel spreadsheet, converted into 2–3 worksheet tabs, graphs, or other visual display format.
Compliance Assessment: 3 major criteria converted into 3 separate pie charts or other graphic display format.
Lean Analysis: The percent of variance by major factor converted into 2–3 trend lines.
Note: At a minimum, provide a cost benefit analysis of the recommendation. Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of DataIn this part of the assessment you will analyze the collected data relative to benchmarks. Provide discussion as to whether the selected benchmarks are internal to the organization, external industry benchmarks, or a combination. Be sure to include a short summary of observations. Note: If the problem requires an additional tool, such as a compliance audit tool, you may include more than one discussion of the results. Evidence-Based RecommendationsIn this final part of the assessment, provide evidence-based recommendations that will help to address the identified problem. Be sure to support your recommendations with references to current, scholarly, and/or authoritative sources. Also include an explanation as to why the recommendations are feasible for this particular organization. For example, one recommendation might be to offer a new service line. Even though the new service may not generate an immediate profit, it might serve to draw additional patients into the network.Additional Requirements
Length: The nature, breadth, and depth of the problem will drive the length of the recommendation and cost benefit analysis.
Font: Use Times New Roman, 12-point font.
APA: Follow APA formatting and style guidelines for citations and references.
SCORING GUIDEUse the scoring guide to understand how your assessment will be evaluated.VIEW SCORING GUIDE
Data Collection and Analysis Scoring GuideCRITERIANON-PERFORMANCEBASICPROFICIENTDISTINGUISHEDProvide rationale for the selected problem analysis model or tool.Does not provide rationale for the selected problem analysis model or tool.Attempts to provide rationale for the selected problem analysis model or tool; however, omissions and/or errors exist.Provides rationale for the selected problem analysis model or tool.Provides rationale for the selected problem analysis model or tool. Substantiates rationale with an authoritative source.Analyze data relative to internal and external benchmarks.Does not analyze data relative to internal and external benchmarks.Provides data relative to internal and external benchmarks but does not analyze it.Analyzes data relative to internal and external benchmarks.Analyzes data relative to internal and external benchmarks. Analysis includes the rationale for the selected external benchmark.Construct evidence-based recommendations which may include ethical, legal, regulatory and organizational standards.Does not construct recommendations which may include ethical, legal, regulatory, and organizational standards.Constructs recommendations which may include ethical, legal, regulatory, and organizational standards; however, recommendations are not always evidence based.Constructs evidence-based recommendations which may include ethical, legal, regulatory, and organizational standards.Constructs evidence-based recommendations which may include ethical, legal, regulatory, and organizational standards. Recommendations include references to multiple authoritative sources.
Discussion Board 4 HCM419
Religion and Theology Assignment Help Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
For this Discussion Board, please complete the following:
As a new healthcare leader you have been tasked with developing policy for local lawmakers, politicians, and business owners with regard to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for COVID-19. For this discussion, you will Explore the Covid Data Tracker and the Covid-19 Policy Tracker for a better understanding of what your local policymakers are doing relative to national infection/virus rates and policy recommendations.
COVID Data Tracker
COVID-19 Policy Tracker
Focus your discussion on the following:
Based on the data related to infection rate trends (past/current) in your area, and the current policy recommendations at the state/local level, discuss what you believe should be the top 2 healthcare policy concerns for lawmakers and healthcare leaders in your local area relative to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If state/local recommendations/policies differ from the CDC policy recommendations related to the Covid-19 Pandemic guidelines (e.g. mask guidelines, quarantine, vaccination requirements in the workplace, etc.) describe what steps you would take and what data you would use to convince local lawmakers to change the polices in the community.
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-200 word reply about his or her Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:
What did you learn from your classmate’s posting? What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?
One of the challenges of working in teams is the possibility of disagreement. This is the case in personal
One of the challenges of working in teams is the possibility of disagreement. This is the case in personal situations, the classroom, and the workplace. The Apostle Paul wrote a significant portion of the New Testament and was instrumental in spreading the gospel to Gentiles to many countries around the Mediterranean Sea. The book of Acts and some of the epistles written by the Apostle Paul describe disagreements that he had with a variety of church leaders and others. These include a disagreement with Barnabas (Acts 15) and a disagreement with Peter (Galatians 2). What lessons in working with others can we learn from these stories? How have you used (or plan to use) these lessons in your own workplace or in group projects? You are welcome to discuss other examples of Biblical disagreement in your answer.