Reflection Paper : Evidence Based Management

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Reflection Paper: Evidence-Based Management Carolann Stanek University of Mary 630 – Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Administration Reflection Paper: Evidence-Based Management Evidence-based management [EBM] is the use of evidence to make decisions regarding business process, operations, and strategy to improve performance of an organization (McAlearney & Kovner, 2013). Using EBM initiates a formal decision-making process in which a problem is identified, evidence is gathered, options are analyzed, a decision is made, and effectiveness of the decision is evaluated (McAlearney & Kovner, 2013). Quantitative data drives EBM by demonstrating issues, allowing for monitoring of improvement, and requires an organization to adopt a…show more content…
My organization committed to pursuing this certification in hip fracture care to achieve commitment from stakeholders, motivate change in practices, and encourage use of EBM. Identification of Best Practices According to Naji, evidence must be relevant to the patient population, appraisal of the quality of evidence must be completed, and then results must be applied (2016). The hip fracture workgroup completed a literature search to compile best practices in hip fracture care. Sources were analyzed for relevancy and quality. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons [AAOS] clinical practice guideline in the management of hip fractures in the elderly (2014), along with several additional quality sources, was used to develop organization specific clinical practice guidelines [CPGs] for hip fracture care. Performance Improvement Measurement The baseline data and organization specific CPGs were then used by the workgroup to identify opportunities to improve and standardize patient care. Reducing ED to OR time, managing osteoporosis post-fracture to prevent future fractures, and optimization of nutritional status into standardized care practices for hip fracture patients was selected as performance improvement measures. Data was tracked, monitored and analyzed monthly. Change cycles were implemented and documented using the EBM plan do study act approach ((McAlearney & Kovner, 2013, p. 13). The
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