Policy Proposal


In this assessment, you will build on the dashboard benchmark evaluation work you completed in Assessment 1. Preparation

After reviewing your benchmark evaluation, senior leaders in the  organization have asked you to draft a policy change proposal and  practice guidelines addressing the benchmark metric for which you  advocated action.

In their request, senior leaders have asked for a proposal of not  more than 2–4 pages that includes a concise policy description (about  one paragraph), practice guidelines, and 3–5 credible references to  relevant research, case studies, or best practices that support your  analysis and recommendations. You are also expected to be precise,  professional, and persuasive in justifying the merit of your proposed  actions.

When creating your policy and guidelines it may be helpful to  utilize the template that your current care setting or organization  uses. Your setting’s risk management or quality department could be a  good resource for finding an appropriate template or format. If you are  not currently in practice, or your care setting does not have these  resources, there are numerous appropriate templates freely available on  the Internet. Proposal Requirements

Note: The tasks outlined below correspond to grading criteria in the scoring guide.

In your proposal, senior leaders have asked that you: Explain why a change in organizational policy or practice  guidelines is needed to address a shortfall in meeting a performance  benchmark prescribed by applicable local, state, or federal health care  laws or policies.       What is the current benchmark for the organization? What is the numeric score for the underperformance? How might the benchmark underperformance be affecting the quality of care being provided or the operations of the organization? What are the potential repercussions of not making any changes? Recommend ethical, evidence-based strategies to resolve the performance issue.       What does the evidence-based literature suggest are potential strategies to improve performance for your targeted benchmark? How would these strategies ensure improved performance or  compliance with applicable local, state, or federal health care laws or  policies? How would you propose to apply these strategies in the context of your chosen professional practice setting? How would you ensure that the application of these strategies is ethical and culturally inclusive? Does your policy encompass the key components of your recommendations? Analyze the potential effects of environmental factors on your recommended strategies.       What regulatory considerations could affect your recommended strategies? What organizational resources could affect your recommended  strategies (for example, staffing, finances, logistics, and support  services)? Are your policy and guidelines realistic in light of existing environmental factors? Propose a succinct policy and guidelines to enable a team, unit,  or the organization as a whole to implement recommended strategies to  resolve the performance issue related to the relevant local, state, or  federal health care policy or law. Identify colleagues, individual stakeholders, or stakeholder  groups who should be involved in further development and implementation  of your proposed policy, guidelines, and recommended strategies.       Why is it important to engage these colleagues, individual stakeholders, or stakeholder groups? Do your proposed guidelines help colleagues, individual  stakeholders, or stakeholder groups understand how to implement your  proposed policy? How might engaging these colleagues, individual stakeholders,  or stakeholder groups result in a better organizational policy and  smoother implementation? Are your proposal and recommended strategies realistic, given the care team, unit, or organization you are considering? Communicate your proposed policy, guidelines, and recommended strategies in a professional and persuasive manner.       Write clearly and logically, using correct grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Integrate relevant sources to support your arguments, correctly  formatting source citations and references using current APA style.       Did you cite an additional 3–5 credible sources to support your analysis and recommendations?