The instructor will divide the class into groups of five, depending on class size.
Working within your assigned group on an equal basis, visit the website of a major health care organization (e.g., hospital, health system, federally-qualified health center) and conduct a thorough research study of the organization. Develop a "Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)" process to address a quality issue and the concept of continuous quality improvement (CQI) as discussed in your readings. If a member of the group happens to work for a health care organization, you may use that team member's organization.
Write a paper (2,500-3,000 words) to explain the PDCA.
Provide at least three references in addition to your textbook.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.