Signature Assignment: Information Management: Defining the Scope

Gather as much information about your selected problem as possible from week 1. Consider both qualitative and quantitative data. Examples of these include:
Leader and peer interviews
Patient/customer surveys
Quality improvement (QI) reports from the facility
Benchmarking studies/baseline data. If baseline data is available:
What are the goals?
Are current practices meeting the organizational goals?
Are the prescribed practices followed?

Determine the scope of the problem, consider, select, and discuss appropriate qualitative and quantitative data points for your project, using the examples above.

Apply any relevant key quality improvement tools to your problem.

Review and aggregate the information you collected on the selected problem.

Determine the level of risk and frequency of the problem. This will provide you with the scope and significance of the problem.

You must cite two scholarly references other than the text to support your responses.

Format your assignment as one of the following:

Minimum 875-word paper; the maximum word count (not including references) is 1000 words – your paper must be organized using APA Level I headings for the assignment requirements noted above.