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Assessment Topic Areas
Selecting a topic for your written assessments can be challenging, but it’s
important to make a thoughtful choice.

Choose a topic area of interest to you from the topic suggestions in this
media piece. You will use this topic to complete Assessments 2 and 3. Be
sure to select a topic that will be manageable for a written assessment.

To explore the chosen topic, you should use the Socratic Problem-Solving
Approach, focusing on the sections specifically called out in the
assessment guidelines.

Topic 1: Limited Access to
Healthcare

Short Description:
Consumers face barriers to healthcare access for assorted reasons. For
example: due to geographic location, provider availability, transportation
issues and mobility.

Potential Intervention
Approaches:

Healthcare information online
Telemedicine
In–home healthcare services

Keywords for Articles:
online health information seeking, health care access, health information
systems, consumer health information, chronic disease, health
information search, health seeking behavior, rural nursing

References:

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Bhandari, N. (2014). Seeking health information online: does limited
healthcare access matter? Journal of the American Medical Informatics
Association: JAMIA (1067-5027), 21 (6), p. 1113. https://www-ncbi-nlm-
nih-gov.library.capella.edu/pmc/articles/PMC4215038/

Lee, K., Hoti, K., Hughes, J. D., & Emmerton, L. (2014). Dr Google and
the Consumer: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Navigational Needs and
Online Health Information-Seeking Behaviors of Consumers with Chronic
Health Conditions. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(12), e262.
https://doi.org.library.capella.edu/10.2196/jmir.3706

Ware, P., Bartlett, S. J., Paré, G., Symeonidis, I., Tannenbaum, C.,
Bartlett, G., … Ahmed, S. (2017). Using eHealth Technologies: Interests,
Preferences, and Concerns of Older Adults. Interactive Journal of Medical
Research, 6(1), e3. https://doi.org.library.capella.edu/10.2196/ijmr.4447

Pratt, D. (2015). Telehealth and telemedicine. Albany Law Journal of
Science & Technology. (1059-4280), 25 (3), p. 495.
https://www.lexisnexis.com.library.capella.edu/hottopics/lnacademic/?
shr=t&csi=148364&sr=TITLE(%22Telehealth+telemedicine+in+2015%22)
+and+date+is+2015

Topic 2: Healthcare Disparities

Short Description:
In 2010, the Federal Department of Human and Health Service (DHHS)
launched the Healthy People 2020 goals to include a goal to eliminate
health inequality/disparity. Healthy People 2020 defines a health disparity
as “a particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social,
economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Health disparities
adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced
greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group; religion;
socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or
physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic
location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or
exclusion” (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2017,
p.1).

Potential Intervention
Approaches:

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Federal goals
Community health improvement plans
Patient advocacy efforts
“Triple Aim” for populations

Keywords for Articles:
health disparities, community health assessment, community health
improvement plan, strategic planning, local health departments, health
inequities

References:
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2017). Disparities.
Retrieved from https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/foundation-
health-measures/disparities

Shah G.H., & Sheahan J.P. (2016). Local health departments’ activities to
address health disparities and inequities: Are we moving in the right
direction? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public
Health. 2016; 13(1):44. https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/13/1/44

Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (2017). Triple Aim for Populations.
https://www.ihi.org/Topics/TripleAim/Pages/Overview.aspx

Topic 3: Medication Errors

Short Description:
A medication error is a preventable adverse effect of a patient taking the
wrong medication or dosage, whether or not it is evident or harmful to the
patient. Medication errors can be a source of serious patient harm,
including death.

Potential Intervention
Approaches:

Medical staff education
Packaging improvements
Patient medication safety training

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Keywords for Articles:
medication administration, medication errors, medication safety

References:
Cohen, M. (2016). Medication errors (miscellaneous). Nursing. 46(2):72,
February 2016. DOI: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000476239.09094.06

Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (2017). Improve Core Processes for
Administering Medications.
https://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Changes/ImproveCoreProcessesforA
dministeringMedications.aspx

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2012). Table 6: Categories
of Medication Error Classification.
https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-
resources/resources/match/matchtab6.html

Schmidt, K., Taylor, A., & Pearson, A. (2017). Reduction of medication
errors: A unique approach. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 32(2),
April/June 2017, 150–156.

Topic 4: Healthcare System
Errors

Short Description:
The health care system in the United States has been the subject of much
debate as experts try to determine the best way to deliver high-quality
care. In Crossing the Quality Chasm, the Institute of Medicine (2001)
called for the redesign of health care delivery systems and their external
environments to promote care that is safe, effective, patient-centered,
timely, efficient, and equitable.

Potential Intervention
Approaches:

Systemwide transformation
Process redesign
Electronic health records

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Keywords for Articles:
multi-stakeholder collaboration, healthcare system redesign

References:
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Quality of Health Care in
America. (2001). Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for
the 21st Century. Washington (DC): National Academies Press
(US).Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2017). Hospitals and
Health Systems. https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/index.html

Roberts, B. (2017). Relationship-based care: The institute of medicine’s
core competencies in action. Creative Nursing, 05/2016, 22(2).

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