• Define raw data in health care.
• Explain four types of raw data currently being used in health care settings.
• Explain how raw data are collected and analyzed.
• Use current best practices from peer-reviewed literature to show how raw data are transformed into meaningful information.
• Evaluate the effect of data analysis on performance and QI.
Health care organizations are often complex systems that comprise a wide array of services. For example, the modern hospital is a complex system including outpatient services, surgery centers, pharmacies, and other essential services. Managed care organizations are another complex system that consists of a diversified network of doctors, specialists, hospitals, and outpatient services. These complex organizations need managers with a strong understanding of analytics to ensure the organizations are meeting the needs of their stakeholders. Modern health care organizations need to be able to transform raw data into meaningful information that can help guide decisions.
In this assignment, consider the types of data used for QI in a complex health care system such as a managed care organization or hospital system.
• Determine four types of raw data and the sources of such data.
• Detail how raw data are collected, analyzed, and transformed into meaningful information.
• Discuss how the transformed data are evaluated and applied to decisions related to quality and performance approval.
The ability of health care organizations to gather and store data has improved greatly due to the advancement of technology and health information systems. These data can be used to help improve quality and reduce risk. However, many organizations struggle to identify what datasets are most important and how to analyze, interpret, and validate the data. Furthermore, to be effective, data need to be transformed into meaningful action plans. Collected and stored data are not useful to a health care organization until they are properly analyzed and put into action. Health care organizations need to have the processes in place to securely gather and store important data, as well as analyze, interpret, and validate those data. Finally, a successful health care organization should have the ability to transform important data into working protocols, policies, and procedures that improve quality and reduce risk.
After reviewing the Vila Health scenario in regard to the need for improving data analysis at the hospital system, develop an academic paper addressing the following:
• What types of internal data and datasets are most valuable to the organization for quality assurance in risk reduction?
• What types of external data and datasets are most valuable to the organization for quality assurance in risk reduction?
• What are the best practices most commonly used in the field to securely store and access important data, based on accepted industry best practices?
• What are the tools and approaches that will be used to analyze, interpret, and validate the data?
In addition, develop 5 to 10 recommendations for how the organization can use the data to develop a meaningful quality assurance plan, based on current literature, best practices, and accepted industry trends.
Pay attention to the critical elements that form part of the grading criteria for this assignment:
• Explain types of internal data and datasets that are most valuable to the organization for quality assurance in risk reduction.
• Explain types of external data and datasets that are most valuable to the organization for quality assurance in risk reduction.
• Determine best practices most commonly used in the field to securely store and access important data, based on accepted industry best practices.
• Discuss tools and approaches appropriate for the analysis, interpretation, and validation of data.
• Develop appropriate recommendations for how an organization can use data to develop a meaningful quality assurance plan, based on current literature, best practices, and accepted industry trends.
Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell.
In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.
God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.
Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.
To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.
Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.
Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies, 4(8), 487.
Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.