Note: Complete the assessments in this course in the order in which they are presented.
Vila Health plans to use existing data to develop a strategy for improving and ensuring communication and continuity within its growing system. As a member of the health information management department, you have been asked to help by proposing strategies for meeting the data needs of Vila Health.
Complete the Vila Health: Using Data for Decision Making interactive simulation, linked in the Resources. Interview employees in various departments and develop an understanding of their data needs.
Write an executive summary explaining the data needs of the organization and proposing strategies for meeting those needs.
Note: Remember that you can submit all—or a portion of—your draft executive summary to Smarthinking for feedback, before you submit the final version for this assessment. If you plan on using this free service, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24–48 hours for receiving feedback.
Format your executive summary using APA style.
Cite at least two sources of credible scholarly or professional evidence to support your executive summary.
Note: The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure that your executive summary addresses each point, at a minimum. You may also want to read the Using Data for Decision Making Scoring Guide to better understand how each criterion will be assessed.
The following resources are required to complete the assessment.