Informatics and Quality:
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Access the “Why Not the Best?” weblink: http://www.whynotthebest.org.
Click on the ‘Map’ tab at the top. Use the drop-down menus at the top right to select ‘Utilization and Costs’,. In the next drop-down menu to the right, select ‘Standardized Risk Adjusted Per Capita Costs’. Select State HRR. You will see a color-coded map. Pick a state other than your own and click on it. Put your cursor over the counties to see the costs in each area. Take note of the state, location (area) and costs.
Go to the Census Bureau website using this link: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045217 link is also in the syllabus. You will see a box up top that says “Quick Facts” this is where you need to go for this assignment.
Select the same geographical area you used for the Why Not the Best website (or as close as possible).
Answer with an initial posting to one of the questions sets below. Note clearly in your discussion if you are answering a question from Option A or Option B. You may respond to classmate’s discussion in either Option A and Option B.
Option A: Based on your searches of the two databases, what type of comparisons or assumptions can you make about the health care and demographics in your selected area? Do you feel that this type of reporting truly meets the concept of ‘transparency’ in reporting? How does this type of access to publicly available databases help or hurt health care delivery as a whole? How can you use this data in your current clinical practice?
Option B: Do you feel that this type of reporting truly meets the concept of ‘transparency’ in reporting? Defend your position with references. How do you, in your area of practice, contribute to the data that is publicly reported? If you work in an area without reporting (school nurse, community nurse), find out what data you do collect and where it is reported. How does this type of access to publicly available databases help or hurt health care delivery as a whole? How does the data help guide healthcare resource distribution in a given area?
Your responses to your classmates should be of scholarly discourse. Research some aspect of their recording, research the topic, and respond with new information of elaboration on their point of view. Support your position with at least one scholarly resource in each post.