Research and select an environment with a health disparity or social justice issue (free clinics, inner-city facilities, hospitals with large groups of immigrants).

| November 30, 2016

Research and select an environment with a health disparity or social justice issue (free clinics, inner-city facilities, hospitals with large groups of immigrants).

Prepare a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes in which you:

Explain the health disparity or social justice issue related to quality management in today’s health care arena.
Analyze a problem, system, or process to be improved.
Address each of the following in your analysis:
Regulatory, such as OSHA mandate
Benchmarking
Improved efficiency
Patient satisfaction
Life safety issue
Analyze a change theory, and incorporate it into your improvement plan.
Analyze personal leadership theory and style, and incorporate them into your improvement plan.
Evaluate system changes needed to implement your planned solution, including tools and technologies.
Create an implementation plan, including a timeline, based on plan-do-study-act (PDSA/PDCA) cycle, including implementation strategies, potential barriers, and evaluation process.

Include at least five peer-reviewed references (you may not use your course textbooks or Electronic Reserve Reading articles) to support your process improvement and change project.

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1[OA] Signature Assignment: Process Improvement and Change Project100

1Health Disparity or Social Issue(5%)
Does Not Meet Expectations
Did not identify the health disparity or social justice issue related to quality management in today’s health care arena.
Approaches Expectations
Identified the health disparity or social justice issue related to quality management in today’s health care arena.
Meets Expectations
Explained the health disparity or social justice issue related to quality management in today’s health care arena.
Exceeds Expectations
Analyzed the health disparity or social justice issue related to quality management in today’s health care arena.

2Problem, System, or Process(10%)
Does Not Meet Expectations
Identified the problem, system, or process to be improved.
Approaches Expectations
Explained the problem, system, or process to be improved.
Meets Expectations
Analyzed the problem, system, or process to be improved.
Exceeds Expectations
Evaluated the problem, system, or process to be improved.

3Change Theory(10%)
Does Not Meet Expectations
Identified a change theory, and incorporated it into improvement plan.
Approaches Expectations
Explained a change theory, and incorporated it into improvement plan.
Meets Expectations
Analyzed a change theory, and incorporated it into improvement plan.
Exceeds Expectations
Evaluated a change theory, and incorporated it into improvement plan.

4Leadership Theory and Style(10%)
Does Not Meet Expectations
Identified personal leadership theory and style, and incorporated them into improvement plan.
Approaches Expectations
Explained personal leadership theory and style, and incorporated them into improvement plan.
Meets Expectations
Analyzed personal leadership theory and style, and incorporated them into improvement plan.
Exceeds Expectations
Evaluated personal leadership theory and style, and incorporated them into improvement plan.

5System Changes(20%)
Does Not Meet Expectations
Identified or explained system changes needed to implement planned solution, including tools and technologies.
Approaches Expectations
Analyzed system changes needed to implement planned solution, including tools and technologies.
Meets Expectations
Evaluated system changes needed to implement planned solution, including tools and technologies.
Exceeds Expectations
Synthesized system changes needed to implement planned solution, including tools and technologies.

6Implementation Plan(30%)
Does Not Meet Expectations
Created an implementation plan, including a timeline, but it was not based on plan-do-study-act (PDSA/PDCA) cycle, and did not include implementation strategies, potential barriers, and evaluation process.
Approaches Expectations
Created an implementation plan, including a timeline, based on plan-do-study-act (PDSA/PDCA) cycle, but it did not include implementation strategies, potential barriers, and evaluation process.
Meets Expectations
Created an implementation plan, including a timeline, based on plan-do-study-act (PDSA/PDCA) cycle, including implementation strategies, potential barriers, and evaluation process.
Exceeds Expectations
Created an implementation plan, including a timeline, based on plan-do-study-act (PDSA/PDCA) cycle, including implementation strategies, potential barriers, and evaluation process from a unique and creative perspective.

7Written Communication(10%)
Does Not Meet Expectations
Inconsistent grammar, spelling and paragraphing throughout paper and inability to explain findings clearly. Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning.
Approaches Expectations
Adequate explanation of findings. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language, sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.
Meets Expectations
Clear and logical written explanation of findings. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.
Exceeds Expectations
Exceptionally concise written explanation of findings. Prose is free of mechanical errors. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

8APA Format/Style(5%)
Does Not Meet Expectations
Did not cite any peer-reviewed references to support process improvement and change project. APA format and style are not evident
Approaches Expectations
Cited less than five peer-reviewed references to support process improvement and change project. Missing APA elements; in-text citations, where necessary, are used but formatted inaccurately and not referenced
Meets Expectations
Cited five peer reviewed references to support your process improvement and change project. All key elements of an APA title page are present; In-text citations and a reference page are present with few format errors. Mechanics of writing are reflective of APA s

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