This assignment is an Issue Brief
The CEO of your hospital is aware of ClinicalTrials.gov because all of the clinical trials funded by federal funds that have occurred at the hospital have had to be registered on it. However someone at a lunch meeting mentioned ResearchMatch and TrialX. The entire board is curious what these trial matching web applications are and how they are different than ClinicalTrials.gov. They want you to write a brief explaining what they are and when they should be used.
The goal is to learn to write and present concisely for an executive audience. This will be composed of a MAX two page written brief (not including title page) on an emerging current topic within the assigned areas. Make sure to not be too technical I want you to pretend this is to a hospital board, which will have people only who have only a cursory technical and/or medical knowledge. You will be responsible for identifying an acceptable topic within the approved subjects and receiving instructor approval for it. Each assignment will be submitted following the instructions in the assignment box and the guidelines in the bullets below. The goal of this exercise is to brief a hospital executive board on a topic, evaluate its usefulness/applicability in the clinical setting, and make a recommendation (e.g. adoption, do not adopt, mandatory training, further research, etc) as completely and concisely as possible.
Typed using 12 point font (Times New Roman)
Double spaced with 1″ margins all around
Pages numbered on all pages except title page
References used must be put them on a page to themselves as the final page (not included in the page limit). Use APA style for your citations
Quotations should be very punctual and not full paragraphs from your sources. You need to include a precise link (URL) to the cited reference when the reference is from the Internet and not only to the general page where the reference is located.
Be error free – make sure you do a spell check and grammar check before submitting!