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Healthcare Management

Please provide assistance with the following questions:

1. Create and define a capacity utilization plan, linking action plans to information systems service delivery and balancing capacity and demand.
2. In particular, identify the types of information services necessary for excellence in service.
3. Remember that you will also be creating a marketing plan, which will likely require information technology and that you are also responsible for fiscal management.
4. Identify how your action plans are linked to the organizational vision and mission and the service strategy.

MISSION-TO PROMOTE THE MENTAL HEALTH OF ALL WITH A PARTICULAR FOCUS ON PROVIDING HOPE AND RECOVERY FOR ADULTS WITH SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS AND WITH SERIOUS EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCES.

VISION-ENVISION A FUTURE WHEN EVERYONE WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS WILL RECOVER WHEN ALL MENTAL ILLNESSES CAN BE PREVENTED OR CURED, WHEN EVERYONE WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS AT ANY STAGE OF LIFE HAS ACCESS TO EFFECTIVE TREATMENT AND SUPPORTS-ESSENTIAL FOR LIVING, WORKING, LEARNING, AND PARTICIPATING FULLY IN THE COMMUNITY.

Thank you.

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Hello,

This is an interesting and complex assignment. I have attached an informative article which this response draws on and will be referring to specific page numbers of the article throughout this response.

Let's take a closer look through discussion and example to each individual question below (which is also attached as Posting 135484.doc), which you can draw on for your final copy.

1. Create and define a capacity utilization plan, linking action plans to information systems service delivery and balancing capacity and demand.

Although complex, this question is fairly straightforward. It is asking you to create and define a capacity utilization plan, linking information systems, service delivery and balancing capacity and demand. Capacity Utilization Plan: The relationship between capacity, wait time, and variation in patient's demand need are considered in the capacity utilization plan.

Before we discuss creating and defining a capacity utilization plan, please refer to the attached article and read the suggested pages for each part of this question.

· Create and define a capacity utilization plan, linking action plans to information systems (p. 21 & p. 31attached file),
· Service delivery (p. 10 attached file)
· Balancing capacity (p. 6 & 7 attached file) and demand (see p. 12 & 13 attached file).

Defining Capacity Utilization Plan:

A capacity utilization plan is a service delivery plan with the purpose of providing effective and efficient service delivery through balancing capacity (e.g. how many patients/customers can we see per day, per hour, etc) and demand (e.g., how many patients/customers demand out services). The specific action plan is linked to the company mission and vision statements and aims (see examples below). It meets the mission of the organization; mainly by utilizing the time, space and labor as effectively and efficiently as possible in order to provide quality services and care by meeting the demands of the customers (i.e., timely and with quality). As effective and efficient capacity utilization increases, so does patient satisfaction and quality of care/services also increases (See Healthcare Assess and Efficiency" for further discussion). Thus, the capacity utilization plan meets the vision and mission of the organization by providing high quality care/services to patients/customers.

To help you create your capacity utilization plan see attached file and examples below, which are both very helpful resources indeed.

EXAMPLE 1: Factors to include in capacity utilization plan

In general, you will include such factors as:

1. Identify the amount of time patients will have to wait to see doctor/to be serviced (e.g., The patients will be expected to wait no longer than 15 minutes to see the doctor, etc.)
2. Meet the needs and expectations of patient/customer while they wait (e.g., the capacity of the waiting room will be for 10 waiting patients, patients will be greeted respectively, provided with a TV and magazines, etc. p. 26 attachment)
3. Identify the amount of scheduled ...

Solution Summary

This solution assists with the four questions related to healthcare management (e.g. capacity utilization plans, linking action plans to information systems service delivery, balancing capacity and demand; organizational vision and mission, etc.) Supplemented with an informative article on healthcare access and efficiency changes.

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