Overview As a student of healthcare quality management, it is vital that you are able to identify problems that arise in healthcare organizations and propose strategies for their improvement. A critical part of this process requires you to be familiar with quality and accreditation standards and navigate the communication channels of the organization. For your summative assignment, you will identify a departmental problem within a healthcare organization and develop a collaborative performance improvement initiative to address it. Ideally, the proposed evidence-based solution will serve to improve the departmental problem, thus contributing to the overall success of the healthcare organization. The project is divided into three milestones, which will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning and ensure quality final submissions. These milestones will be submitted in Modules Two, Four, and Seven. The final product will be submitted in Module Eight. In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes: Evaluate appropriate methods of healthcare data collection and interpretation for informing organizational decision making Assess healthcare performance improvement initiatives for addressing gaps in organizational performance Evaluate requirements of current quality and safety initiatives for how they promote the culture of safety in healthcare organizations Formulate communication and teamwork strategies in quality management that engage diverse stakeholders within healthcare organizations Evaluate information management systems and patient care technologies that promote healthcare quality Prompt Begin by identifying an organizational problem within your own workplace healthcare setting or a hypothetical healthcare organization. Propose an initiative that addresses this chosen problem, utilizing evidence-based literature and quality standards. If you choose a problem in your workplace, be sure to utilize data from that healthcare organization; if you have created a hypothetical healthcare organization, you may use a public domain database with instructor permission. As this is a scholarly initiative, this assignment must adhere to all APA requirements and formatting, and include peer-reviewed and evidence-based sources to support any and all claims.