Week 5 – Final Paper
The focus of the final paper is an evaluation of how data analysis is changing the healthcare industry. Choose one of the following topics:
Improving patient outcomes
Changing Behavior (Patient, Provider ,Care giver)
For your Final Paper:
Include a discussion of the chosen topic and how it is changing the healthcare industry.
Evaluate a minimum of three barriers of data analysis related to the topic.
Describe any national initiatives related to the topic.
Explain any financial incentives related to topic.
Describe any accreditation expectations related to the selected topic.
Compare and contrast two software options for data analysis.
Summarize an example of a study related to your topic. For example, the use of data analysis for multiple sclerosis patients.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be six to eight double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least five scholarly sources, including a minimum of three from the Ashford University Library.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.