For this assessment, you will develop and deliver a professional product to address the health problem defined in your first assessment to improve care and the patient experience. This will be delivered remotely rather than face-to-face to the individual or group that you have identified. Appropriate examples include development of a community education program focused on a particular health issue or a handout to help the elderly and their families understand their Medicare and Medicaid options. The product must be useful in a practice setting, relevant to your project, and designed to improve some aspect of care or the patient experience that can be used in your own practice, with your family or community.
Relevant products include but are not limited to:
Patient education handout (such as a medication sheet).
Patient safety plan.
Process improvement in-service.
Medicaid/Medicare patient coverage and finance guide.
Your submission will consist of two parts: an APA-formatted paper providing your rationale and supporting evidence, and the professional product.
For the brief APA-style paper, one organizational option is:
Summary of intervention and implementation:
What did you do?
How did you lead in terms of the processes used in the project?
With what participants?
Who were your interprofessional collaborators?
How did you lead them in this project?
What were your key findings?
Evidence-based rationale for professional product development:
What professional product did you develop?
Why did you choose this type of product?
How does it align with your intervention?
How will the product help improve outcomes?
How will the product enhance the patient experience?
How does the product improve a process related to quality, safety, and/or cost of care?
How do relevant research, evidence, and best practices support your choice of professional product and approach?
For your professional product, you may choose to develop a deliverable that could be used in your care setting to communicate and sustain relevant improvements related to the intervention you carried out. The key is that the professional product is useful to the target audience (such as a large-print Medicaid/Medicare patient coverage and finance guide that is easy for the elderly and their families to use, or an easily implemented process improvement in-service for home care nurses).