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Three levels of strategies within healthcare organizations

Critique an organization's functional, divisional and corporate strategies. List each of the 3 levels of strategies for your organization and analyze. For example, are the strategies congruent? Do they each support each other? Explain. If not, critique the different strategies and explain why they aren't congruent and what

HIPAA Professional Writing

Annotated Bibliography Mary Raju 06/29/15 Cheryl Hamilton Natale, M. Samuel. 2008. Exceeding our grasp: Curricular change and the challenge to the assumptive world. Journal of Business Ethics, 83(2), 127-131. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10551-009-0141-x#page-1 In "Exceeding our grasp: Cur

Accountability for Success

The term quality assurance has largely been replaced by the term quality improvement. The latter reflects a continual process as the former term implies that quality has been assured. Rigorous steps inherent in the QI process usually include collection of data, planning, creating an action plan and assessing the outcome. The pro

Importance of Program Evaluations

Evaluation is a critical element when designing new programs or in determining effectiveness of existing ones. Methods of evaluation may be simplistic or elaborate. There can be an element of intimidation as staff outcomes may be analyzed. A successful technique is to engage them in the evaluative process. Not only will they be

Conflict in Health Care

Conflict arises in organizations with regularity. Conflict within the complex health care environment may be more prevalent than that found in other, less intense organizations. All conflict is not onerous. Differences of opinion can result in the generation of new, innovative processes and improved functioning. Although time-co

Patient-Centered Healthcare

The term "patient focused care" has dominated the health care environment for some time. Although widely used, its definition is illusive. This concept has been adopted for varying reasons in numerous environments. The premise is that physicians practicing patient-centered care improve their patients' clinical outcomes and sat

Effect of Healthcare Reform on Access, Cost and Quality

The new healthcare law has been in the news as of late. It was hailed by some as the end all be all for healthcare. It was supposed to allow more people access to care. It was supposed to reduce the cost of care, which is skyrocketing. It was also supposed to improve the quality of care. However, the reality of the new law is th

Children and Healthcare

In our system of healthcare, there are many ways to access care and to pay for it. However, in general, if you do not have health insurance or a lot of money, you probably have a hard time getting it. In fact, some believe that we have created a system of haves and have-nots. It becomes even more difficult when children are invo

Managed Care and Quality

A Managed Care Organization (MCO) is a generic term used to refer to a managed care plan. The main purpose of an MCO is to provide the infrastructure for the delivery and administration of care within a managed care system. In other words, the MCO is an organization that arranges to deliver health care services without having to

Healthcare Quality and Costs

Quality has been overshadowed by the emphasis placed on access and costs of health care delivery. One major factor causing this phenomenon is the difficulty associated with defining and measuring "quality." This difficulty notwithstanding, in recent years "quality" has taken center stage as the government and healthcare organiz

Healthcare Delivery Systems in the US

The existing U.S. health care delivery "system" is viewed by many as a creature almost impossible to manage and control. Interestingly, the delivery of health care does not occur within one single system. There is no network of interrelated components designed to work together. Instead, what we have is characterized by fragmenta

Management and Leadership in Healthcare

The health care environment is fluid. Changes are a constant in this complex melieu. Good management is critical to a successful healthcare organization as is leadership. Although the terms have distinct characteristics, the literature states that the ideal would be a combination of managerial and leadership qualities (Rothbauer

Healthcare Organizational Analysis

I need help conducting an analysis for a fake healthcare organization. I need the following ( it can be any hospital in America as basis for analysis). Answer the following questions. I need three pages total with two good references, im starting a 12 page paper. Introduce your organization and the over-arching strategi

Organization's Responsiveness to Competition

Please help with a few questions. I need about 2 pages total. Regardless of facility, I need to identify the immediate and 12 month, threats to a healthcare organization from competition? What about 2 to 3 years? What about 5 or more years? Identified potential weaknesses in an organization's services and strategies that ma

Barriers for Strategies

What are the primary barriers to implementing strategies in organizations? What's the coinciding role of a healthcare administrator? How are the action plans for a division (i.e. health system division) similar to action plans at the functional level? How are they different? Please help on getting me 3 pages, as i need a t

Strategic development

Assessing the market is an important part of the strategic development process. Provide an overview of the process of defining market opportunities for typical healthcare organizations. Answer these questions What service(s) will the organization provide? What value does your product/service/technology bring to the

Budgeting and Financial Management

Budgeting and Financial Management Part 1 There is a mounting public awareness and focus on issues of financial accountability and control across the country today. The public is demanding businesses, government agencies, and public health organizations to adhere to high standards of integrity, accountability, and financia

Changing Landscape of Health Care

Write a 750- to 1050-word reflection detailing the changing landscape of the health care system. Some things to consider are: Shifts taking place Current and potential challenges How health care is handling challenges APA

Quality Management at the PDCA Model

You've been hired as the chief therapist at a cancer center at which you've never been employed. After a month on the job, you conclude that the staff blames each other for repeated mistakes frequently. The interpersonal dynamics of the group seem tense and uncomfortable. Briefly describe how you may begin to address this proble

Drivers of change in healthcare

Describe two or more key drivers affecting healthcare organizations and the U.S. healthcare delivery system. Explain current and future implications of these drivers for healthcare administrators. Describe two or three key changes or reforms that you would like to see enacted. Explain why these changes would be important f

Implementing Electronic Healthcare Records

1. Briefly describe a systems implementation scenario (actual or fictitious) that illustrates a failure to adequately consider all options and condition, along with the respective implications. 2. Be sure to discuss issues such as buy vs. make decisions, data based - client/server approach, security considerations...etc.

Influenza and the Healthcare Industry

Focus on a specific respiratory disease that has a significant impact on society and the health care industry. (Some examples are tuberculosis, bronchitis, asthma, influenza, or a respiratory illness that is currently prevalent) Discuss the following: State this disease's type (primary, secondary, tertiary) and what makes

Healthcare Dollar Usage

Given that we have limited resources, what is the best use of our healthcare dollars? Should expensive treatments be provided to everyone who would benefit from them? If so, who should bear the costs—for instance, should it be third-party insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, or the individuals themselves paying out-of-pocket? The

Organizational Models at Local and State Levels

A vital element of the health infrastructure that is often overlooked is the state and local Health Department. Explore the various organizational models for public health. These models vary considerably within the country. The health departments in New York State, for example, are free standing, reporting directly to the gov

Public Health Policy and Clients

Policy Analysis Policy analysis is an analysis that provides informed advice to a client that relates to a public policy decision, includes a recommended course of action or inaction. There are five steps in writing a policy analysis. A policy analysis can be utilized to identify a policy problem. Policy analysis has many pur

Radiation Oncology Manager

Organize an outline detailing the responsibilities for a Radiation Oncology Manager for the first 3 months of operations in the new centre. Provide examples of the types of job duties specific to a Radiation Oncology Manager.

Development of Public Health Assessment

As it relates to the development and management of public health assessment activities, what is your response to the following statement? It is suggested that the assessment process is driven by decisions made by the community members themselves, rather than by influences from the outside community. Response should be substantiv

Organizational Structure Presentation Communication Methods

Write a 350- to 700-word paper in which you address the effects of organizational structure on communication regarding the following scenario: You are a manager of a large rehabilitation center that provides short-term care rehabilitation services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Your center is proposing a new addition

Clinical Applications of Technology

Utilizing healthcare information technology can benefit the patient and provider by improving healthcare quality, reducing medical errors, increasing efficiency of care, reducing unnecessary healthcare costs, expanding access to affordable care, and improving a population's health. What are various clinical applications used