Developing an evaluation Plan

Using 800-1,000 words, discuss methods to evaluate the effectiveness of your proposed
solution and variables to be assessed when evaluating project outcomes.

DEVELOPING AN EVALUATION PLAN

Introduction
An evaluation plan refers to a summary that guides one on what requires being evaluated
for effectiveness after the implementation. The evaluation plan effectively identifies the
objectives and the manner in which data will be collected and analyzed (Grol et al, 2013). There
are several benefits or having the evaluation plan. The plan is essential in giving a roadmap of
what when and how to go about with a certain activity. The plan enhances delivery of the best
services and programs leading to the success of a given project. Through the evaluation plan for
the project, the assessment practices, and data collection is refined so that the information
acquired is helpful in advancing the objectives and mission of the project.
The delivery of quality Medicare to the patient by the nurses and other medical
practitioners is an issue of concern in the health sector. The provision of substandard healthcare
by the medical practitioners leads to many negative effects that mainly affect the patients who
are the main recipient of the Medicare. The issue has prompted me to give a proposal for the
project that aims at ensuring the issues is handled and managed in the most efficient manner
(Grol et al, 2013). The enhancement of the patient-centered Medicare in the health care sector is
the proposal of the project that would efficiently solve the problem and provide a viable solution.
The adherence to the patient-centered Medicare by all health care providers is intended to
improve the quality of healthcare by reducing the readmission, long hospitalization duration and
also the high mortality rates among the patients in the healthcare centers. The patient-centered
Medicare ensures the healthcare system revolves around the patients. The enhancement of the

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patient-centered Medicare with strict observance by the heads of all the centers to ensure full
adherence impacts the healthcare quality positively to the satisfaction of the patients and their
family members.
Various methods were adopted to assess the effectiveness of the solution proposed
depending on the factors of interest. The readmission rates are one issue that would be solved
through the implementation of the proposed solution for the poor Medicare provided to the
patients. The high rate of uncontrolled infections among the patients and the disorders have
contributed to the lengthy hospitalization of the patients due to the poor medical care where the
system of healthcare is physician centered (Grol et al,2013). The readmission and lengthy
hospitalization of the patients before the implementation of the project led to the high costs of
Medicare. The readmissions are potentially harmful cause the patients to incur high medical
costs. The poor quality healthcare before initiating the change indicated the high cases of
readmissions within twenty days of discharge with 30% of readmission cases reported in the
healthcare centers. The patient-centered Medicare will enhance the provision of medication on
discharge and also lengthen the handoff process. The readmission rates have dropped
significantly to 20% which indicates the importance of the solutions. The patterns of admission
among the patients have changed for the better. Strict adherence to the patient-centered care
enhances the reduction of high costs of health care incurred by patients.
The poor medication is a major factor that leads to the high mortality rates among the
patients. The errors in medication and failure to fully involve the patients in their Medicare is a
problem that requires quick intervention due to the negative impacts it has in the healthcare
sector(Grol et al,2013). The communication barriers and lack of involvement in the treatment
decision-making process have affected the delivery of quality care among the patients. The

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patients do not get the appropriate information regarding their medication which affects their
recovery from their illnesses. There are several cases where the poor medication leads to severe
outcomes such as death among patients. The mortality cases are as a result of the medical
practitioners failing to adhere to the patient-centered Medicare requirements. Research indicates
that the high mortality rates are attributed to the provision of quality healthcare which is
associated with the failure to adhere to the patient-centered Medicare. The reduction of mortality
cases by 5% after initiating change and enhancing strict measures to ensure the effectiveness of
the solution is an efficient method of assessing the project’s outcomes. The involvement of the
patients in the medication process has also raised the satisfaction levels by over 50% after
initiating the change.
There are several variables used in the assessment of the effectiveness of the proposed
solution and its viability after implementation. The mortality rates among the patients in the
healthcare centers are one of the variables used for assessing my project. The rate of deaths is a
variable and vital indicator for the type of healthcare quality offered to the patients in the health
centers. The significant reduction in the death rates and the reduced cases of injuries indicates the
success of implementing the proposed solution to remedy the challenges in the healthcare sector
(Grol et al, 2013). The rates of readmission in the hospitals is a variable of interest while
identifying the effectiveness of the solutions. The lower rates of readmissions in the hospitals
imply that there is quality Medicare offered by the practitioners. The variable thus helps in
assessing effectiveness as the quality of Medicare is closely related to the patient centered type
of Medicare. The patient-centered Medicare is a wide aspect of providing health care to the
patients that even shortens their stay and enhances their quick recovery. The positive impact
indicated by the low rates of readmission is useful while evaluating the project. The patient

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satisfaction and their perception regarding the type of Medicare they receive are other variables
for evaluation of the project. The variances in the attitude of the various patients that receive the
healthcare before initiating the changes and after is essential in assessing whether the project has
had a positive impact. The reduced number of complaints and positive recommendation by the
patients and their families gives credit to the project while the low levels of satisfaction indicate
poor delivery of quality Medicare (Grol et al, 2013). The cost of Medicare is a variable of
interest during the evaluation of the project and its outcomes. The compliance to the patient-
centered Medicare results in delivery of quality healthcare thus lower readmissions rates and
consequently lower medication costs and insurance. In this case, the variances in the costs
incurred by the patients are good in gauging the effectiveness of the project.
There are various tools used in the education of the project participant and also in
evaluating the project outcomes. The questionnaire is an essential tool to be used in evaluating
the project outcomes. The questions designed to assess the perception of the patients and their
families depending on the type of Medicare and the way practitioners engage them during
treatment are effective in the evaluation. The nurses and healthcare practitioners should also fill
the questionnaires related to how the implementation of the project has influenced their delivery
of services whether positively or negatively. The surveys involving the collection of data about
the different rates used as assessment methods for the project is used in the evaluation of the
project. The survey shall be conducted in different hospitals where the changes have been
initiated. The health practitioners who are the main participants in the implementation of the
project require education to ensure they comply in the most efficient manner (Grol et al, 2013).
The use of seminars and training sessions for the health practitioners is aimed at creating
awareness on the importance of patient-centered care. The training and seminars also help in the

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provision of guidelines on the effective ways to deliver quality services to the patients. The
pamphlets are also distributed as teaching materials to educate them on the compliance and
adherence to the project requirements to yield positive impacts.
Conclusion
In a nutshell, the enhancement of the patient-centered Medicare in the health care sector
is the proposal of the project that would efficiently solve the problem and provide a viable
solution. Through the evaluation plan for the project, the assessment practices, and data
collection is refined so that the information acquired is helpful in advancing the objectives and
mission of the project. Compliance to the patient-centered Medicare leads to a revolutionized
health sector with the massive improvement in the delivery of services (Grol et al, 2013).

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Reference

Grol, R., Wensing, M., Eccles, M., & Davis, D. (Eds.). (2013). Improving patient care: the
implementation of change in health care. John Wiley & Sons.

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