Conduct website searches of the following organizations: National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) (http://www.ncqa.org/) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (http://www.ahrq.gov/) Joint Commission, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) ( www.jointcommission.org) Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) ( http://www.ihi.org/ihi)
Reflect on your learning experiences as a consumer of healthcare; then assess how the information on the above agency websites can impact a healthcare consumers’ role in making healthcare decisions by completing the following: Compare and contrast the information provided to the healthcare consumer from a minimum of two websites. Evaluate how the information provided is (or is not) beneficial to you as a healthcare consumer. Identify two additional websites that you have used (or could use) in search of patient information. Assess the value of these additional resources.
Your paper should meet the following requirements: Be 3-4 pages in length, not including the cover or reference pages. Be formatted according to the APA Requirements. Provide support for your statements with in-text citations and references from a minimum of four (4) scholarly articles. Utilize headings to organize the content in your work.