Epidemiologic studies (or needs assessments) are typically done through carefully designed surveys. Jerry’s organization, The Evaluation Support Group, Inc., has been providing technical assistance and data analysis support to schools in Ohio interested in conducting these surveys. Many of the schools are large (more than 1,000 students) and the survey instruments themselves can be lengthy (see example survey below). Thus, the data entry challenge for a thorough student needs assessment survey can be substantial.
Stephanie P provides overall management for the Patient Care Services Performance Improvement program that includes seven Quality Indicators. Patient data is analyzed and benchmarked against other hospitals. Reports are then provided to internal management and outside regulatory agencies.
See how the American Gastroenterological Association switched from online to paper course evaluations to improve their response rate from 6% to 34%.