Health Care Coursework Assignment on Analytics and Decision Support

Follow these instructions
Read chapter 5 in the textbook.
Define the terms:
analytics
decision support.
Why do healthcare organizations use such tools as charts, graphs, and tables for their analytics and decision support?
(Each question needs to be in bold and above each paragraph. The introduction and conclusion need to have bold subheadings as well, please. Thank you!)

General Rubric for Assignments
(How they will be graded)

Completeness (worth 40%)
Prompts from the instructions are used as bold subtitles above each paragraph
All parts of the instructions are addressed in a substantive manner

Format (25%)
Length: minimum 2 pages, not including title page and references
Separate title page with name, class, and assignment name and number
Separate page at the end for references
Introduction paragraph (3+ sentences) with bold subheading
Conclusion paragraph (3+ sentences) with bold subheading
Font size 12
Margins set at 1” on each side
Font type is either Arial, Cambria, Times New Roman, or Calibri
Double-spaced except references
File naming format: last name_first name_assignment_3

Grammar and Mechanics (25%)
Grammar
Spelling
Punctuation

References (10%)
Minimum of 2 (research online to find articles on the topic to use as references in addition to text)
APA format (see below)
References are single spaced with one space between them

See next page for instructions on APA format for references

APA Format

Instruction websites:
Owl Purdue
APA Style

Formatting References

Website
Author last name, first initial or full name of organization.
Then the year of publication in parentheses. Use the date the webpage was last modified; it is usually on the bottom of the webpage. If there is no date, write (n.d.)
Then the title of the article
Then the retrieval date
Then the complete URL that will take the reader to the exact article in one click.

–Example of website with author
Smith, J. (2011). What are embryonic stem cells? Retrieved on March 12, 2017 from https://www.news-medical.net/health/What-are-Embryonic-Stem-Cells.aspx

— Example website with no author
Center for Disease Control (2017). Key Findings: Prevalence of Disabilities and Health Care Access by Disability Status and Type Among Adults. Retrieved on March 12, 2017 from https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/features/kf-adult-prevalence-disabilities.html

Journal Article
Author last name, first initial
Then the year of publication in parentheses
Then the title of the article in sentence case
Then write the volume number
Then issue in parentheses if present
Then put a colon, then write the full page range (not just the first page. If there are no page numbers, cite it as a website
The URL and doi numbers should not be included for journal articles

–Example of Journal Article
McDowell, A., Valanne, S, Ramage, M.M. (2005). Propionibacterium acnes Types I and II represent phylogenetically distinct groups. J Clin Microbiol, 43 (1): 326-334.

Book
Author last name, first initial
Then the year of publication in parentheses
Then the title of the article in sentence case
Then write the city of publication
Then write the publisher name
The URL and doi numbers should not be included for books

–Example of Book
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.