Middleville Regional Health Care is one (1) of three (3) hospitals serving a community of 350,000 people. Summary statistics on Middleville and its competitors, from the AHA Guide, are shown below in Table 1. All three organizations are not-for-profit.
Table 1: Middleville, Brierfield, and Greystone Health Care Systems
The governing board of Middleville hired a consulting company to evaluate its strategic performance, specifically in the areas of Human Resources, Information Technology, Financing, and Marketing. As part of the consultant’s evaluation, several leaders of Middleville’s units were asked their perspective of the organization’s performance.
You are working for the consultant. Your job is to identify the issues from the response that should be considered further by the consultant team and possibly discussed with the governing board and the CEO. The firm has a rule, “Never offer a criticism or negative finding without suggesting how the client organization can correct it,” so you must indicate what sort of
correction you would recommend as part of your list. Because you know there were about two (2) dozen other interviews, you decide you should rank your issues in importance, to make sure the most critical are discussed.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
a. This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
b. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
c. Include a source list. Citations and sources must follow SWS format. The source list is not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Analyze the critical management issues, purpose, functions, and performance measures of different departments within healthcare organizations.
NOTE: Be sure to read Chapters 11-13& 5-9 in the course textbook and have completed Research Exercises 1 & 2, Assignment 1 as well as reviewing the Weekly Lectures. Be sure to cite your sources as you proceed through the paper and provide a sources list as the last page.
Begin your paper on Page 2 by writing a six to eight page paper (does not include Title or Source pages)
BE SURE TO INCLUDE IN-TEXT CITATIONS THROUGHOUT THE PAPER FOR ALL PARAPHRASED OR QUOTED MATERIALS. USE SWS FORMAT.
Write your introduction here: It should be one (1) good paragraph (not more than 1 paragraph) to introduce the reader to your topic and it should explain in detail what your paper will be discussing. Much of your introduction may be taken from the assignment itself (in your own words). Read the scenario to get a feel for what the paper is about and explain what your paper will be discussing – so be sure to review the Assignment instructions AND Rubric for understanding. Finally, please ask me any questions about this assignment.
CONNECT ALL CRITICISMS OR FINDINGS WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR CORRECTION
WHAT IS THE BOARD’S ROLE?
WHAT IS THE BOARD’S RESPONSIBILITY?
HOW SHOULD THE BOARD BE INVOLVED IN STRATEGIC PLANNING AND RELATED DECIISIONS
RANK ISSUES/RECOMMENDATIONS IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE
CONSIDER THAT THE BOARD IS RESPONSIBLE TO ASSURE ALL STRATEGIC ACTIONS ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS MISSION
Note: OPERATIONAL AND STRATEGIC DECISIONS ARE MADE BASED UPON
EVIDENCE THAT GOALS ARE ACTUALLY BEING MET. QUANTITAIVE
MEASUREMENTS MUST BE IDENTIFIED AND MEASURED AND USED TO
EVALUATE THE HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION’S PERFORMANCE
NAME THREE PERFOMANCES MIDDLEVILLE CAN USE TO MEASURE ITS SUCCESS IN PROVIDING
QUALITY HEALTHCARE TO THE COMMUNITY—WHAT ARE THE GOALS AND HOW ARE THEY MEASURED.
WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?
Ø QUANTIFIABLE E.G. DATA
Ø MEASUREABLE INDICATORS
Ø IMPORTANCE OF EACH PERFORMANCE MEASURE
PROVIDE THE THREE PERFORMANCE MEASURES.
CLEARLY IDENTIFY THE MEASUES
DETERMINE WHAT MEANS YOU WILL YOU TO MEASURE THE IDENTIFIED PERFORMANCE GOALS
AND WHAT INDICATORS YOU WILL UTILIZE.
INDICATE THE IMPORTANCE OF EACH MEASURE.
Use the statistics provided in Table 1 to guide your recommendations.
CAREFULLY REVIEW THE TABLE AND CONSIDER MIDDLEVILLE’S STATISTICS AS COMPARED TO BRIERFIELD AND GREYSTONE
Note the below observations from the table or any additional ones that you make
• Occupancy for Middleville is about 61%, Brierfield is 68 % and Greystone is about 51% (Determined by dividing the average census by the number of beds)(Note the number of admissions overall is for the full year)
• Brierfield has the greatest number of admissions, but less out patient visits
• Middleville has a higher average census which may be indicative of longer lengths of stay
• Middleville has the highest number of births
• Greystone has the highest cost per activity, but the lowest expenses.
• Middleville has a the highest number of personnel
• Almost 18 % of Middleville’s admissions were maternity whereas they were 9% of Greystone’s and 7% of Brierfield’s.
Brierfield is 68 % and Greystone is
DESCRIBE THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING AN EMR AND ASSOCIATED DATA SYSTEMS
Ø ADDRESS MONETARY AND RESOURCE(PEOPLE) COSTS
Ø ADDRESS THE BENEFTIS OF AN EMR
PROVIDE A PLAN FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EMR AND DATA SYSTEMS.
Ø What preliminary steps and planning would need to occur
Ø What are the steps involved in the implementation plan
Determined by dividing the average
Summarize major points and conclusions as the manager about this Medical Center.
List your reference here in SWS format. The reference page must include all of the references you used, listed in proper SWS format. All references listed here must be used (cited) in your paper.
One source should be the course textbook. Another could be sources used for the Research Exercises if used in this paper.
1. Sharon Buchbinder.2017. Introduction to Healthcare Management. HSA 300 textbook.
Student Writing Standards. Pages 7-8.
Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
After deleting the blue fonts in this template, make sure your original writing is turned to a black font.
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