Interdisciplinary Presentation of Evidence-Based Recommendations

    Create and deliver a slide presentation (8-12 slides; 3-5 minutes maximum presentation) on the analysis of a selected health care problem that includes evidence-based recommendations. speaker notes, which serve as a transcript.

    Health care leaders scan for emerging and existing issues, prioritize problems, collect and analyze data, propose evidence-based solutions, and engage diverse teams in the process. Once a problem has been sufficiently analyzed, the health care leader must identify stakeholders who will participate in the final decision making for a proposed evidence-based solution.

    Most importantly, the health care leader must craft a message that is aligned with organizational mission and strategy, based upon sound analysis and data, and includes of a wide variety of diverse stakeholders. The message needs to be communicated in a clear, concise, culturally competent, balanced, and professional manner.

    In this assessment, you will have an opportunity to practice a wide variety of executive level skills by conducting a PowerPoint presentation on the selected health care problem. You will demonstrate a flow of logic and analysis by following a slide presentation outline template.  In the presentation you will carry forward the work already completed in Assessment 3.  Specifically you will cover the following in your presentation:

    State the problem.
    Identify clearly the relevant factors or performance indicators and associated units of measurement.
    Describe the application of an appropriate analysis tool to the problem.
    Offer insights and evidence-based recommendations.
    As you prepare for this webcam presentation, keep the imaginary audience in mind. It is comprised of a diverse senior leadership team at the selected organization. The team represents a variety of ages, cultures, and perspectives. You will communicate your presentation in a concise, professional, and culturally competent manner. The goal is to persuade the senior leadership team to implement the evidence-based recommendations presented. Consider that two senior leadership team members may be evaluating you as a high potential candidate for a promotion. Good luck! It is time to construct your presentation.

    Demonstration of Proficiency
    By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:

    Competency 3: Construct evidence-based health care management recommendations in compliance with personal and professional values and legal, regulatory, and ethical considerations.
    Analyze evidence-based recommendations with respect to organizational context.
    Provide rationale for the execution of evidence-based recommendations.
    Competency 5: Create comprehensive and useable data-driven action plans, based on industry benchmarks.
    Construct a data-driven action plan based upon industry benchmarks to solve the selected health care problem.
    Competency 6: Communicate effectively with diverse audiences, in an appropriate form and style, consistent with applicable organizational, professional, and scholarly standards.
    Create a succinct PowerPoint presentation on the selected problem and recommendations that is designed for interdepartmental senior leadership team viewing.
    Complete these tasks to successfully prepare for this presentation.

    Review Guidelines for Effective PowerPoint Presentations [PPTX] for a refresher on how to create compelling, visually appealing slides that capture the audience’s attention.
    Download and study the Final PowerPoint Template [PPTX] for a suggested structure for the slides.

    PowerPoint presentation of 812 preformatted slides. The template provides the outline of what you need to cover in the presentation. The goal of this assessment is to communicate essential elements of your analysis in a succinct manner. Busy executives will not be able to spare more time than this. The presentation is for interdepartmental senior leadership team viewing. 

    Be sure to include visual summaries of your data, such as a pie chart or graph. The summarized data visual display should be in a readable format in a Word document or spreadsheet. It is important to include specific titles for the data summaries that identify the subject matter and measurement units.

    Additional Requirements
    Communication: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, respectful, and consistent with expectations for professional practice in health care administration. Original work, critical thinking, and scholarly writing are required in the assessment.  Writing must be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
    Media presentation: Recommended number of slides is  812 slides. P
    Resources: Cite a minimum of three current, scholarly, and/or authoritative sources.  These resources need to be from the independent research you have conducted. They need to go beyond the suggested resources provided in the course. Also be sure to provide a separate slide for references at the end of your presentation.
    APA: Follow APA formatting and style guidelines for citations and references. Consult this resource for an APA refresher: APA Style & Format.
    Font and font size: Appropriate size and weight for presentation, generally 2428 points for headings and no smaller than 18 points for bullet-point text.
    Portfolio Prompt: You may choose to save this learning activity to your ePortfolio. Consult this resource for additional information about adding artifacts to your ePortfolio.

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