- Propose a change to one aspect of your local or regional health care system or program that would improve outcomes. Then, conduct a comparative analysis of other, non-U.S. health care systems, focusing on the proposed change. Summarize the proposed change and your comparative analysis in a 4-5 page report.
- Competency 1: Identify the challenges and opportunities facing health care.
- Identify an aspect of a local or regional health care system or program that should be a focus for change.
- Competency 2: Compare the effects of different health care finance models and policy frameworks on resources and patient outcomes.
- Define desirable outcomes, including who will pay for care and factors limiting achievement of those outcomes.
- Analyze two non-U.S. health care systems or programs that offer insight into a proposed change for a health care system or program in the United States.
- Competency 3: Evaluate the positive and negative influences of leaders on health care processes and outcomes.
- Determine the financial and health implications of making—and not making—proposed changes to a health care system or program.
- Competency 4: Develop proactive strategies to change the culture of the organization by incorporating evidence-based practices.
- Explain why specific changes will lead to improved outcomes.
- Competency 5: Communicate effectively with diverse audiences, in an appropriate form and style consistent with applicable organizational, professional, and scholarly standards.
- Write clearly and concisely in a logically coherent and appropriate form and style.
- Support assertions, arguments, propositions, and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence.
Assessment 1: Proposing Evidence-Based Change
NURS-FPX 6218: Leading the Future of Health Care
Prof. Donna Ryan
November 09, 2022
Proposing Evidence-Based Change
A healthcare system is crucial to improve health, enhance the quality of life, and prevent
diseases. A good health system ensures timely access to effective care delivery. It integrates
clarity in roles, better information transfer, and best care collaboration for better health outcomes
(Kruk et al., 2018). In this assessment, I will propose a change in the local healthcare system to
improve care quality for people struggling with mental health issues. Moreover, the change will
be compared with two non-U.S. healthcare systems.
After heart and cancer problems, medication errors are the most common cause of high
death rates in the United States. Most errors occur due to faulty or ineffective processes in a
healthcare system (Carver & Hipskind, 2019). For example, the local health facility where I
work depends on paper records for patient medical information, rising the chances of medical
errors. Two other challenges that the healthcare system is facing due to paper records are related
to the security of the medical records, poor decision-making, and ineffective information storage
(Honavar, 2020). All these challenges make up care process for patients unsafe. According to the
World Health Organization (WHO), unsafe care is one of the ten worldwide leading causes of
disability and mortality (World Health Organization, 2019). Therefore, the aspect of the local
healthcare system related to paper records should be changed. The focus for change in the local
and regional healthcare system is the utilization of an electronic medical record (EMR) system
instead of paper records.
The expectation from the EMR system is to reduce medication errors, reduce time spent
on data recording, and improve information storage, decision-making, and security of medical
records through effective methods of data management (Vaidotas et al., 2019). According to the
expectations, the EMR system will reduce medical errors occurring due to manual medical
records. Also, the system will help providers store information in one place, and access the
complete medical history of patients without dual tests and waste of time, leading to effective
information and decision-making (Honavar, 2020). Moreover, the EMR system is encrypted and
provides access to only authorized stakeholders like relevant health providers and patients which
results in a secure
Running head: SUMMARY REPORT 5
Change Proposal Summary Report
Your Full Name (no credentials)
School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Capella University
NURS-FPX6218 Leading the Future of Health Care
Proposing Evidence-Based Change
Change Proposal Summary Report
Note: Delete this note and all instructions from the template before submitting your report. Use headings to organize your text, rather than bullets.
Identify an aspect of a local or regional health care system or program that should be a focus for change.
Define each desirable outcome you wish to examine, including who will pay for care and factors limiting achievement of those outcomes.
Health Care System Comparative Analysis
Use Table 1, in the appendix, for your comparative analysis of the specific outcomes you wish to examine.
Analyze outcomes in two non-U.S. health care systems that offer insight into your proposed change.
Choose one of the following options for selecting the two systems:
· Option 1: Select two systems at opposite ends of the scale in terms of desirable outcomes for the issue reflected in your proposed change.
· Option 2: Select two systems that both produce positive outcomes but take unique or innovative approaches to the problem.
Compare the outcomes in each non-U.S. system with each other and with present outcomes in your local or regional health care system.
Rationale for the Proposed Change
Explain why specific changes will lead to improved outcomes.
Financial and Health Implications
Determine the financial and health implications associated with the proposed changes.
Address the implications of making the changes.
Address the implications of not making the changes.
Summarize your analysis and provide your rationale for the proposed change.
Table 1: Health Care System Comparative Analysis
Add the names of the two non-U.S. health care systems and the local or regional U.S. health care system to the applicable column headings.
In the first column, list each outcome. Add rows to your table, as needed.
Add the relevant information pertaining to each outcome for each health care system in the second, third, and fourth columns.
[Health Care System 1]
[Health Care System 2]
[U.S. Health Care System]