Explore the website to determine where and to what extent EBP is evident.

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Reply of Week 1 EBP Discussion post
Student #1 (Mary) wrote the following:
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the foundation for all interventions in the healthcare. According to Duke University Medical Center, EBP can be defined as “the integration of clinical expertise, patient values and the best research evidence into the decision-making process for patient care” (Melnyk, B, 2018). Per Melnyk (2018), EBP is the key to improving patient experiences, improving population health outcomes, decreasing healthcare cost, and improve working life for providers.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that focuses on research to create significant improvements. (National Institutes of Health, n.d.c). This department has around 27 other centers that focuses on other disease and illnesses. The NIH (n.d.c) has four goals:

• To promote discoveries and research strategies
• To create resources for the public
• To increase medical and science awareness, and
• To increase scientific integrity and social responsibility in the conduct of science.
The NIH even have information in other languages to close the gap between different cultures.
All of the work done by the NIH is based on EBP. It is located under their research tab, where one can view the different research done by the NIH. The NIH also have a database with peer-review articles to assist healthcare professionals with medical decisions and interventions. The NIH also provides information on EBP programs and how each of their centers use EBP (N National Institutes of Health, n.d.b).
The NIH dates back to around 1887 when it was a one-room research laboratory and has impacted the health of all individuals by increasing the longevity, making illnesses less deadly, developing evidence-based interventions, increasing, and promoting research, and increasing education among the public (National Institutes of Health, n.d.a). After reviewing the NIH website, it is clear that the NIH is a great healthcare organization.


Melnyk, B. (2018). Why choose evidence-based practice? American Association of Nurse Practioners. Retrieved from https://www.aanp.org/news-feed/why-choose-evidence-based-practice
National Institutes of Health (n.d.a). Impact of NIH research. Retrieved from https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/what-we-do/impact-nih-research

National Institutes of Health (n.d.b). Research priorities. Retrieved from https://prevention.nih.gov/research-priorities/dissemination-implementation/evidence-based-practices-programs
National Institutes of Health (n.d.c). Who we are. Retrieved from https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/who-we-are

This student was asked to write about the following:

When the Affordable Care Act was passed, it came with a requirement of empirical evidence. Research on EBP increased significantly. Application of EBP spread to allied health professions, education, healthcare technology, and more. Health organizations began to adopt and promote EBP.
In this Discussion, you will consider this adoption. You will examine healthcare organization websites and analyze to what extent these organizations use EBP.

To Prepare:

• Review the Resources and reflect on the definition and goal of EBP.

• Choose a professional healthcare organization’s website (e.g., a reimbursing body, an accredited body, or a national initiative).

Explore the website to determine where and to what extent EBP is evident.

Post a description of the healthcare organization website you reviewed.

Describe where, if at all, EBP appears (e.g., the mission, vision, philosophy, and/or goals of the healthcare organization, or in other locations on the website).

Then, explain whether this healthcare organization’s work is grounded in EBP and why or why not.

Finally, explain whether the information you discovered on the healthcare organization’s website has changed your perception of the healthcare organization.

Be specific and provide examples.


Mazurek-Melnyk, B., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2019). Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare (4th ed ed.). Wolter-Kluwer.

Melnyk, B., Gallagher-Ford, L., Long, L., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2014). The establishment of evidence-based practice competencies for practicing registered nurses and advanced practice nurses in real-world clinical settings: Proficiencies to improve healthcare quality, reliability, patient outcomes, and costs. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 11(1), 5–15. https://doi.org/10.1111/wvn.12021

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (2022). What we do. NICE. Retrieved February 28, 2022, from https://www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do
Zborg, M. (n.d.). Value-based care vs. fee-for-service reimbursement in healthcare. MHA Online. Retrieved February 28, 2022, from https://www.mhaonline.com/blog/fee-for-service-healthcare