As your final task (Key Assignment), you will choose a topic in health care (e.g. cardiovascular issues, obesity, or cancer) and analyze it. Then, integrate all of the steps and standards that are needed to meet the quality improvement and performance regulations that are accredited by such organizations as The Joint Commission (TJC) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Therefore, your efforts in this matter should be thorough.
The managed care organization has asked you to put together a spreadsheet that shows a comparison between 3 diseases that are impacting 3 different countries. Because your department will be coming up for an accreditation performance review, this is a good time to start to evaluate data. In recent years, studies have indicated an increase in overall rates for cancer, HIV/AIDS, and obesity.
Use the library, textbook, and the Web site for the World Health Organization (WHO) to research and explain why there is such a profound change in these countries during the time span. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation of 8–10 slides as well as an Excel spreadsheet that does the following:
- Compare data from the United States, Canada, and Cuba.
- Analyze obesity, cancer, and HIV/AIDS in these countries.
- Data should be viewed from 2008 to 2010.
- Calculate the percentage of change from one year to the next.
- Provide an explanation for the changes from 2008–2010.