Choose a common or current controversial issue in healthcare or nursing. Formulate a question about the topic that you can research. For example, access to health insurance has been a pressing issue for the past several years. One question you could ask is, “How was Trump’s health insurance proposal (Trumpcare) different from Obama’s Affordable Care Act?
1) Why is the healthcare industry perceived as being less proactive than other industries in the area of computerized information systems? How can this perception be changed?
2) How are the concepts of EDI, e-commerce, and e-health interrelated?
3) What is driving the increased use of computerized care protocols in healthcare?
4) What is public key infrastructure, and why is it receiving so much attention within the healthcare industry?
5) Why is strategic planning for information systems important to organizations in today’s healthcare environment? What risks are associated with not having an IS plan?
6) What is the relationship between strategic information systems planning and the systems development life cycle?
-Answer each question
-Word count does not include questions.
-Provide substantive evidence with reasoned implications and conclusions
-Incorporate reference and in text citations
Health care leaders function within a complex, high-risk environment where errors can lead to injury and death. The goal of any health care leader is to assess and manage risk, while concurrently promoting a culture of patient safety.
Patient safety is the cornerstone of high-quality care.
Youngberg (2011) addresses the need for leaders to create a systemic mindfulness of patient safety within the high-risk health care delivery environment. Further, the author discusses high-reliability organizations, which attain next to zero error rates, despite a great propensity for error or catastrophic events.
Read further in the Assessment 5 Context [PDF] document, which contains important information on the following topics related to change leadership, risk management, and patient safety:
Themes for Success in Leadership.
The National Patient Safety Goals and Strategic Direction.
As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as a part of your assessment.
How does a health care leader establish a culture of patient safety?
How are risks to patient safety assessed and managed in your current or future work setting?
What are the other types of risks that are assessed and managed?
What are the important factors that need to be monitored in your selected work setting?
How can you contribute to risk management and patient safety within your job?
Imagine that you are the new CEO of your organization, and are charged with transforming the previous status quo to an efficient, high-performing accountable care organization.
Which tools would you put to work in your new position?
What types of individuals would be needed for your executive leadership team?
What competencies might be important to the team members?
What processes, structural models, or frameworks from this course might help you as a transformational leader?
Youngberg, B. J. (2011). Principles of risk management and patient safety. Jones and Bartlett.
The following resources are required to complete this assessment.
These articles introduce the concept of a balanced scored to motivate and measure a business unit performance.
Kaplan, R. S., & Norton, D. P. (1996). Linking the balanced scorecard to strategy. California Management Review, 39(1), 53–79.
Kaplan, R. S., & Norton, D. P. (1992). The balanced scorecard: Measures that drive performance. Harvard Business Review, 70(1), 71–79.
Note: You should complete this assessment last.
The goal of this assessment is to generate recommendations, in the form of a proposal for process improvement and organizational fitness. Make your recommendations for the organization you selected in Assessment 4 for the balanced scorecard presentation. Apply the concepts of balanced scorecards to create your recommendations.
In your proposal, use specific language and include evidence-based concepts from peer-reviewed literature, including a minimum of four outside peer-reviewed sources. Communicate information and ideas clearly, accurately, and concisely, including reference citations and using correct grammar. Include the following in your proposal:
Describe the selected organization, including its vision and mission.
Analyze the company using any adaptation of the Kaplan and Norton balanced scorecard framework that fits your selected organization. Refer to the Balanced Scorecard section of this assessment for links to different resources you might use.
Communicate vision, strategy, objectives, measures, targets, and initiatives for each of the following four elements through a macro-level discussion:
Financial performance measures.
Internal business processes.
Learning and growth.
Convey the organization’s values through an ethical, organizational, and directional strategy.
Recommend evidence-based and best practices for monitoring and improving discussions.
Generate one recommendation for each of the following:
Implementation and evaluation.
Written communication: Written communication should be free from errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations should be formatted according to APA style and formatting guidelines. Use APA format for all of the following:
Table of contents, including a list of figures and tables.
Headings and subheadings.
Number of resources: A minimum of 6 resources. The following Norton and Kaplan articles will serve as two resources.
The Balanced Scorecard: Measures that Drive Performance.
Linking the Balanced Scorecard to Strategy.
Length of paper: 6–8 typed double-spaced pages.
Font and font size: Arial, 10-point.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 1: Conduct an environmental assessment to identify quality- and risk-management priorities for a health care organization.
Analyze existing organizational structures, mission, and vision.
Competency 3: Analyze the process and outcomes of a care quality- or risk-management issue.
Provide macro-level discussion on finances, internal processes, learning and growth, and also customer satisfaction.
Competency 4: Analyze applicable legal and ethical institution-based values as they relate to quality assessment.
Convey the organization’s values through an ethical, organizational, and directional strategy to impact the needed changes for quality improvement.
Recommend evidence-based and best practices for monitoring and improving discussion.
Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in health care administration.
Communicate information and ideas accurately, including reference citations and correct grammar.
Research ways in which health care organizations involve patients in
their quality improvement initiatives. Choose one initiative from your research and write a paper on how the organization included patients in their efforts. You must include in your paper a discussion of how the improvement initiative increased productivity, increased patient safety, and lowered costs.
Submit a paper consisting of approximately 750-1000 words in length (not including a cover sheet or reference list), that meets the following requirements:
1. Describe the improvement initiative.
2. Describe the role of the patient in the initiative.
3. Evaluate the impact of the initiative on increased productivity, increased patient safety, and lowered costs.
4. Include at least two peer-reviewed sources.
Please add a Cover Sheet & Reference Page – the entire paper should be Times New Roman, Size 12 font, double spaced & APA formatting. Proofread and correct all errors in capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling. Thank you!
What impact has the third screen (tablet or smartphone) had on the way you use and experience the internet and social media? What percentage of time spent on the internet and social media is through a third screen? How has your third screen usage impacted or changed your daily tasks/activities, such as waking up, preparing for the day, attending work/school, or eating meals?
I need an admission essay for grad school to become a speech pathologist/therapist
The application for one school says. The essay is an opportunity for you to demonstrate self-reflection. Discuss your personal and academic strengths and identify areas of growth. Reflect on how your strengths will help you grow and contribute to your success as a graduate student and professional.
You can add how I have anxiety and depression and both have affected my academic performance but I push through it and work hard. I am very personable, patient and compassionate. I have always wanted to help people and after going through speech therapy for a lisp, which I was made fun of for, I became interested in speech therapy and pathology as a field to go into
The comparison population in a cohort study should be as “similar as possible … on all factors affecting disease other than exposure.” For this study of asbestos exposure and cancer in the Town of Woodstock, do you think the chosen reference population of all white, non-NYC New Yorkers is appropriate? Why or Why not? If not, what other comparison group would you propose and why?
In this assignment, you will explore and identify value in professional associations related to your career field. First, consider the top occupational choice you are interested in and search for professional associations linked to this industry. To help you, you may want to explore the following resources: • What Are Professional Associations? • Find Professional Associations Instructions: After completing your research, answer the following questions: 1. Whatisyourtopoccupationalchoiceatthistime? 2. Exploretwo(2)professionalassociationslinkedtotheindustry. 3. Giveabriefdescriptionoftheassociationsandhowyouthinktheymaybe helpful in your career exploration and development. • Find out what the fees are for signing up and if they provide any discounts for students. • Are there any upcoming conferences being sponsored by the association? If so, when, where, and how much is registration? Are you considering attending them? Honors students are expected to join an association as a student member, allowing them to conduct more independent research to identify networking opportunities and make connections in their career field. Honors students will describe how their membership will enhance their professional skills and brand.
In thinking about people that you know, do you believe that you have a network in place? Explain your answer to this by answering the following questions: Define ways in which you would go about networking to explore opportunities in your career field and obtain more information for yourself. If applicable, explain ways in which you have already done that and how you will expand going forward. Choose one person in your career field (someone you know personally or someone you know of) that you would like to have a conversation with. What do you think you can learn from this person?
Template will be provided. Create a 2-3 page internal memo for a risk-management team. Summarize a risk financing issue for a selected organization in the memo. Introduction Note: The assessments in this course build upon each other, so you are strongly encouraged to complete them in a sequence. Financial risk-management helps reduce the financial impact of risk. It also determines the best approach for handling adverse situations from a financial standpoint. Health care leaders must have a solid understanding of the basics of regulation, government and public risk sharing, and also the era of ACOs. There is a constant tension between the management of medical errors and the improvement of the quality of care. You may be asked to participate in risk-management and risk financing activities in your role as a health care leader. If a risk management team asked you to research and summarize financial risks in your organization today, would you know the following: What information to include? What format to use? How to present alternatives and make a recommendation? How to locate credible data from which the issue is to be evaluated? Read further in the Assessment 2 Context [PDF] document, which contains important information on the following topics: Regulations. Risk Management. Risk Sharing. Risk Financing. As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as a part of your assessment. Imagine that a supervisor enters your work setting accompanied by an unexpected visitor from CMS. Your supervisor introduces you to the Medicare surveyor, who will be interviewing you. What is the risk-management process in your organization? What criteria would you use to determine how well your organization is performing as an ACO? What data or resources would be helpful to you? How would you explain the concepts of risk management and risking financing activities to your subordinates? How would you explain a risk financing continuum to your subordinates? Overview and Preparation Note: This assessment must be completed before starting Assessment 3. Imagine yourself in the role of a risk manager. Select a topic related to risk financing and identify a risk financing issue. This issue may be from a selected organization or from your workplace. As an example, you might select the issue of financing potential malpractice suits at a medical clinic. Refer to the resources provided for this assessment to ensure that you have a solid understanding of the financial dynamics related to this type of issue. Instructions Memo – Risk Financing Issue Create a 2– 3-page internal memo. Follow the steps below and include them in the memo: Concisely describe the issue and the organization. Summarize the legal and ethical financial risk obligations of an ACO. Describe how you would identify and manage risk financing issues within this organization. Support your choice of strategies with relevant resources. Recommend two or three of the best options for risk financing for this issue, as it relates to the organization in question. Include at least three APA-formatted in-text citations and accompanying congruent APA-formatted references. Your sources can be a course textbook, assigned reading, or any other scholarly source. Additional Requirements Written communication: Written communication should be free from errors that detract from the overall message. Memo format: Format your memo so that it reflects the professional standards of your organization or accepted standards of a professional memo in the industry. Length of paper: 2–3 double-spaced pages for the written portion of the assessment. Number of resources: A minimum of three resources. Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point. Competencies Measured By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: Competency 2: Apply a risk-management model or framework to a specific risk-management priority. Identify key performance indicators and measures associated with a specific risk-management issue. Discuss strategies used to identify risk financing issues in a selected organization. Provide recommendations for risk financing options related to an identified financial risk issue. Competency 4: Analyze applicable legal and ethical institution-based values as they relate to quality assessment. Summarize the legal and ethical financial risk obligations of an accountable care organization. Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in health care administration. Prepare a professional memo summarizing a risk financing issue for a specified organization.