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Running head: Evidence-Based Research Evidence-Based Research Interview GCU- HLT-540 3/28/2018
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Evidence-Based Research An evidence-based practice (EBP) is defined as "the amalgamation of research evidence, experience and expertise, and patient preferences in the process of clinical patient care” (Sackett et al. 2000). EBP includes three pillars which are: patient value, clinical expertise, and relevant research. EBP is brought to by asking clinical questions. Some of these questions include the effectiveness of medicine, purpose of diagnostics, disease prognosis, and relevance of disease according to its history. In EBP the healthcare professional is required to develop their skills while they search and apply the guidelines of the evidence. "The steps of the practice are: assessing the patient, asking questions to build the case, acquiring evidence from clinical literature, appraising the evidence, applying and discussing evidence with the patient, and evaluating the results and performance" (Samonte at el. 2016). Any research to become valid needs to have specific components. Validity and reliability are what makes research valid. For research to be valid, it must be tested several times and has the same results. 1. The changes that the healthcare leader has been involved in implementing. During the past couple of years’ hospitals across the nation have been trying to intergrade all of their charts to electronic health records (EHR). A whole process that has not yet eliminated all paperwork as of however but is getting there slowly. The Health Information Technology for Economic & Clinical Health Act (HITECH) was passed in early 2009; the act helped to push for EHR adaptation in healthcare facilities (Lyles et al. 2017). With this also came to the many hospital mergers and clinic affiliations to cut costs of the expensive EHR systems. The leader I interview has been involved in the merger of two major hospital systems that use different EHR systems. Having to select one network that both hospitals were a challenge. After determining 2
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