Most professional organizations associated with Health IT have a section on their website related to advocacy or public policy. The intent is to review legislation and regulations that will impact the health IT industry. You are to go to one of the websites below and review the policies and position statements for a particular professional organization. Select one of the areas of concern. Assume that you have to present this organization’s position to the state representatives in Congress. Prepare the following:
1. An executive summary of the topic. This should give the information in a concise format including the reasoning behind the position of the association. Although you may cite the information from the website, do not just copy information from a position paper. You may need to investigate other sources of information to provide facts and figures in your report. This summary should be 3-4 FULL pages. An executive summary should contain the statement of the topic tied to the mission statement of the association, key findings (where appropriate), benefits, and recommendations.
2. create a narrated powerpoint presentation that outlines your association’s position on the topic. While the presentation will include information from the executive summary, it should not be a total repetition of the executive summary. You can be creative, yet professional, in your presentation. Use visual pictures or graphs to get your point across. Provide the script for the presentation. There should be at least 10-12 slides.
3 OTHER SOURCES WITH LINKS AND INTEXT CITATION. APA FORMATTED REFERENCE PAGE.
Advocacy Topic (5)
5 points: Selects a topic from a professional association that is relevant to the healthcare field and to this course.
Executive Summary (40)
40-36 points: Summary is organized well and invites readers to read more. Information follows a logical order and creates flow and clarity. Restates main purpose, key points, and facts with clarity.
Executive Summary Support (25)
25-22 points: Provides supporting facts and figures to enhance the executive summary. Outlines the benefits of the policy statement in a clear, concise manner and ties it to the impact on the healthcare industry.
Powerpoint Content and Narrative Summary
40-36 points: PPt includes all material needed to gain a comfortable understanding of the topic. The narrative flows logically, the presentation grabs the viewer’s attention. The narrator speaks slowly and distinctly. It follows the script. There is evidence of appropriate creativity in the creation of the presentation.
20-18 points: Background does not detract from text and other graphics. Font formats have been carefully planned to enhance readability and content. Graphics support the content of the presentation.