MHA 601 Principles of Health Care Administration
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Error Avoidance in Post Modern/Complex Adaptive Systems
Review Exercise 2on page 80.Each bulletpresents a possible health care management error which may have a significantly negative effect onthe organization. From your readings this week, describe why each of these may be considered errors. Finally,how might the ideas presented in your readinghelp you avoid each of these errors? Your assignment must betwo-to three pages (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted accordingtoAPA style as outlined in theAshford Writing Center.Utilizea minimum ofthree-to-fivescholarlyand/orpeer-reviewedsourcesthat werepublished within the last five years,in APA format
Case Study: Team and Team Processes.In the course text, read the case study on the top ofpage 133. Writeup your responses to the questions at the end of the case. Identify a minimum of threeinterventions to recommend that address the concerns expressed by Nurse B. Support your recommendedinterventions with justification/explanation.Your assignment must be two-to three pages (excluding title andreference pages) and formatted according APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Utilize a minimum of four scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources that were published within thelast five years fromindustry-related sources, in APA format
In the coursetext, read the case study at the bottom of page 230.Write athree-to-fivepage paper(excluding title andreference pages)on what could be a mission or vision of the Community Medical Center that would guide thepresident in his decision about the case of an operating room nurse who may have HIV/AIDS. What could be thedecision and how will the decision be communicated to thephysicians, employees, to the board, and the public.Your assignment must be formatted according APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Utilize aminimum of three-to-five scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources, including your course textbook, that werepublished within the last five years, in APA format
Case Study: Stakeholder Dynamics
In the course text, read the “Business Feels theConsequences of the Uninsured Problem” case on page 273. Type up your response to the box section at thebottom of page 273 (Identification of case issues). Fill in the Review the stakeholder group table in the text onthe top of page 274. Based on yourresponses to the stakeholder group table, type up your responses to thesections in the box found at the bottom of page 274. Summarize the effect of cost, quality, and access. Finally,what is your evaluation of the problem of the uninsured from a stakeholder perspective? Your assignment must bea maximum of five pages (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlinedin the Ashford Writing Center. Utilize a minimum of five-to-seven scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources thatwere published within the last five years, in APA format, to support your response/justification. Your assignmentmust be formatted according APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Learning Healthcare Organizations
Change is the theme of Week 5.Mark Twain is said tohave uttered the following about change,“It’s not the progress I mind, it’s the change I don’t like”.Utilizing theAshford library, and other web-based resources, identify two healthcare organizations that have institutedtransformational changes to promote/create learning organizations.Ina four-to-five page paper (excluding titleand referencepages) coverthe following points:
What were the problems/issues that lead to the change or the needs for change?
Who were the various stakeholders involved in the change?
What time frame was involved in the change process?
What financial resources were allocated for the change?
What issues surfaced during the change process?
What is/are the outcomes of the change?
Are there institutional lessons learned from the change process?
Your assignment must be formatted according APA style as outlined in theAshford Writing Center. Utilize aminimum of four-to six scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources that were published within the last five years, in APA format
MHA 601 Week 6 Assignment Proposal paper for Refinery Memorial Hospital (RMH)
Focus of the Final Paper
Renfrey Memorial Hospital (RMH) is a 200 bed regional hospital located in the Midwest. It has been in existence for 32 years and was named after a prominent philanthropist in the area, Mr. Gilbert H. Renfrey, who made many financial contributions to projects in and around the community where Renfrey Memorial Hospital is located. The hospital maintains the only 24 hour emergency department in the area, as well as an “extended hours” urgent care clinic. The hospital is encountering a problem with nursing staff retention. Sixty-eight percent of the nursing staff is over the age of 45, and facing retirement. The hospital commissioned a survey that revealed many of the nursing staff finds the work too physically demanding and many are feeling physically exhausted and report emotional burn out as well. Several of the survey respondents report they are stressed to the breaking point caring for aging parents in addition to working at Renfrey. In the past two years, the hospital has seen an exodus of nurses. The hospital has been forced to use temporary pool nurses from an agency. This has driven up personnel costs and also resulted in decreased rankings on patient satisfaction surveys. In addition, the nursing shortage is making it difficult to recruit replacement nurses for the staff who plans on retiring within the next couple of years. Renfrey Memorial Hospital faces significant staffing challenges ahead as it grapples with these issues and the hospital board is very concerned. They know there must be some changes made in order to prevent a major financial and human resources crisis in the future.
For your Final Paper, you will create a 10 -15 page proposal for the Renfrey Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. In your proposal, you will:
- Include an executive summary
- Research and identify solutions implemented at five other hospitals in the US that were dealing with these same issues (benchmarking).
- Based on your research, identify two solutions that are the most viable for Renfrey Memorial Hospital to implement within the next two years.
- Present an analysis of the two solutions that you have selected in terms of at least 5 stakeholder groups involved (e.g. patients, hospital administration, accounting, H.R., marketing, third-party payers, etc.) Who is impacted? What change processes may be required? What fiscal impact would occur?
- Make a recommendation with detailed justification and research support, on the single solution that you feel is best for RMH. Explain why you feel it is the best and most viable solution given the financial impact, HR issues, interpersonal dynamics of hospital personnel, cultural shift, and change management.
- To prepare your board proposal, utilize at least 10-12 scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources that were published within the past five years, including a minimum of five from the Ashford University Library databases. All sources must be cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.