Health Evaluation Plan

Assessment 3: Evaluation Plan (20%)

Assessment Brief:
You are working for a Primary Health Network (PHN) in Australia, you have now undertaken a simple needs assessment (Assignment 1) and an annual strategic plan (Assignment 2) for a region of your choice in Western Australia.
As you are aware, PHNs were established in July 2015, with the objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes; and to improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
Based on your regional profile you have decided to commission (fund) the Health Care Home program for your region and you have prepared an activity work plan, including rational for the project, project objectives, and the planned activities as well as identify stakeholders and potential risks.
Now you have been tasked to plan how you will evaluate the proposed Health Care Home program.

1. Introduction and Background (executive summary) (300 words) (4 marks)
(Summary of assignment 2: Objectives of Health Care Home; key stakeholders involved in the project; and an introduction to evaluation e.g. why is it important? Why we evaluate? Why do we need to plan for evaluation?)

2. Evaluation Preview (200 words) (15 marks)
A) Identify the members of your advisory panel for the evaluation (who is commissioning the evaluation e.g., healthcare home project manager, clinicians, consumers, health department representative and who is conducting the evaluation e.g. Curtin University, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Ernst and Young (EY), etc.)

B) What is the purpose and perspective of the evaluation? (E.g. Experimental, Economic, Developmental, Managerial)

C) Identify resources and skills required for the evaluation

3. Objectives (SMART) of the Health Care Home evaluation (list 3) (6 marks)

4. Evaluation Methodology/ Design (300 words) (15 Marks)

– Study design (dependant on key questions and perspective)
– Measures (qualitative /quantitative)
– Data collection methods and data collection tool
(Include tasks that need to be completed, when the task should be undertaken, what resources are needed?)
– Strengths
– Weaknesses