Research: Patient satisfaction impacting clinical outcomes

• Annotate one qualitative research article from a peer-reviewed journal on a topic of your interest. • Provide the reference list entry for this article in APA Style followed by an annotation that includes: o A summary o An analysis o An application as illustrated in this example

The Baldrige Program

The Baldrige Program seeks to improve the performance of U.S. organizations with a supreme customer focus. To that end, the Baldrige Program recognizes those institutions and organizations that demonstrate enhanced competitiveness and adopt commitment to quality and enhanced performance while delive...

Process Improvement

Week 3 Assignment Applying Methods of Process Improvement to Improve Productivity Consider the following scenario: Terry is a senior histology lab technician at a large urban hospital. He is responsible for overseeing a team of six junior technicians to process samples for testing. Recently, the ...

Health Services Organizations

As a current or future health care administrator, what types of information are necessary to determine the need for an improvement initiative within an HSO? How might a health care administrator use this information to propose an improvement initiative for an HSO? Planning, designing, and implement...

Managerial Behavior Highest Standard of Performance

Managerial Behavior This week, you will engage in a discussion about managerial behavior and ways to bring about the highest standards of performance. Think about your personal attributes and how you can capitalize on those attributes in management responsibilities. The Washington Post article "...

Variables and Management Relationship Variables

Assignment: Variables, Measurement, and SPSS Quantitative research consists of testing and understanding relationships between variables. Researchers construct these variables as measureable expressions of social phenomena. Modern statistics provides you with a host of resources to answer questions...

the health care environment factor

Give brief description of the health care environment factor that you selected, and explain why you selected it. Then, explain how this health care environment factor is challenging the systems management approaches in your HSO or an HSO with which you are familiar. Be specific and provide examples.

Sampling and Collecting Quantitative and Qualitative Data

Discussion: Sampling and Collecting Quantitative and Qualitative Data It is often not possible or practical to study an entire population, so researchers draw samples from which they make inferences about a population of interest. In quantitative research, where generalization to a population is ty...

Alignment and Social Change

Discussion: Alignment and Social Change In the context of research, alignment and social change will be important topics to return to as you prepare for the next courses in the research sequence and continue your development as a scholar-practitioner. Consider, for example, what criteria are used ...

Positive Social Change in Healthcare

For your Final Project, share some of your ideas on how you can use the knowledge and insights gained in this course to promote positive social change in your community and the world. To prepare for the Final Project, review all the week's Learning Resources and consider possible issues you might...

Globalization of Healthcare

The Globalization of Health Cell phones, video cameras, and other technologies are changing the way we live today. It is difficult to avoid the stories and images of poverty, human rights abuses, disasters, diseases, and other tragedies that plague people in rich and poor countries alike. It i...

Crisis management models and theories, and applications

There are many models, theories and applications for crisis management. Some of these include: 1. A Crisis Management Model 2. Business Continuity Planning 3. Crisis Emergency Management Planning 4. Crisis Leadership 5. Contingency Planning 6. Diffusion of innovation theory 7. Integrated Ris...

Qualitative Research Design

Post an explanation of two criteria for evaluating the quality of qualitative research designs. Next, explain how these criteria are tied to epistemological and ontological assumptions underlying philosophical orientations and the standards of your discipline. Then, identify a potential ethical issu...

Health Policy and Evaluation

Appended to Karen Davis' oral testimony is a set of 24 insightful exhibits that are loaded with Medicare information. please interpret, assess, cite, and debate the Medicare reform implications of the facts and figures from this set of 24 exhibits.

Government interest groups, bureaucracy and patient protection

What are some of the major interest groups that influence the decision-making process when it comes to health policy? Do you think that they should have access to "Direct Lobbying?" Is this process enhancing or finishing the governments Bureaucratic behavior?

Home Healthcare research paper

I need to develop a platform that includes a fully core purpose/thesis statement about home healthcare research project, plus a 5 - 7 specific research questions. First, create a full core purpose/thesis statement of about home healthcare with sufficient depth and breadth to serve as an overarchi...

Legislative and Political Processes

What were some of the distinguishing features of the Congresses and political landscapes in the 1965, 1981, 1993, and 2009 time periods? How did these features enable, impede, or influence health policy developments?

Experience and the Edge in the Health Care Job Market

Before you begin this discussion, review the presentation: Today's Job Market: Job Descriptions and What Employers Want.. Discussion your experience and observations of today's job market and what employers are looking for with their applicants. As you begin to apply for positions, describ...

Critique of Qualitative Research Study

Critique a qualitative research study and write a summary using the Research Article Evaluation Tool for quantitative research studies. Attached is the evaluation tool in which the paper in which must be critiqued is attached as well. You can pretty much use a local New Jersey (fake) hospital to ...

USNORTHCOM and Hurricane Sandy

The U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) was established Oct. 1, 2002 to provide command and control of Department of Defense (DOD) homeland defense efforts and to coordinate defense support of civil authorities. 1. For an event such as Hurricane Sandy, what capabilities did U.S. military forces bri...

Decision Support Applications

Decision Support Applications Investigate clinical decision support applications and provide a summary of at least two of the applications that you find. Please provide facts about each of the applications and answer the following questions: 1. What does the application do? 2. ...

healthcare information systems in internet

Find two healthcare information systems described or demonstrated on the internet. Briefly illustrate each system. Make a list of the features the systems have in common. What are the features that differ? For which types of facilities are the systems designed? Would these internet sites be helpful ...

Planning for Hurricane Sandy

Analyze the strategic planning timeline for Hurricane Sandy, emphasizing those efforts for providing life sustaining resources to victims of the disaster. 1. How the steps taken effectively in ensuring supplies and materials were available to victims? 2. How were the steps taken ineffectively? ...

Interview with head of healthcare unit Supply Chain Management

Within the healthcare organization exists a form of supply chain management. Create a fake interview in which you interview a healthcare manager that participates in the overall day to day function of the supply chain management system. I need to start a powerpoint but need at least 15 slides to ge...

Healthcare Info Systems Management

I have been asked by my health care organization to provide a detailed report on the benefits of implementing a new health information technology system to comply with the current mandates. Develop a 6 page report detailing with how information technology systems can be used to analyze organizationa...

Process Improvement Tools

Several process improvement tools have been reviewed including Six Sigma, TQM, and Lean. Which process improvement tool will have the greatest effect on improving processes in your organization? Provide specific examples. Create a fake organization and use a tool which will have the greatest eff...

USA Health legislation

Identify a federal law or regulation that impacts health care organizations (other than HIPAA). What is the reason for this law or regulation? What is its goal? Who benefits from it?