healthcare for today

Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 250–300 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Discuss the following points regarding the total quality management concept:

  • Discuss personal experience in regard to quality improvement programs.
    • If you have no experience, you should gain some from friends or work colleagues or—as a last resort—news articles.
    • If news reports are used, references and in-text citations must be provided.
  • What has led to the more comprehensive strategic view about total quality management?
  • Why did some quality initiatives fail?

Assignment 2

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time. 

Continue working on your training manual.  Complete the following tasks for your project:

  • Update the Quality Training Manual document title page with the new date.
  • Update the previously completed sections based on the instructor’s feedback.
  • Add the following section for Week 2:
    • Week 2: The Role of Leadership (300–400 words)
      • Research and summarize senior management’s role in successful quality improvement programs. Be sure to use real, researched examples to demonstrate your points. The Baldrige Award site list of recipients could be a good resource for examples.
      • In general, identify senior management’s specific role in these large-scale strategic quality programs? Cheerleader? Role model? Decision maker? Resource provider? What else?
      • Why must firms adopt the identified roles? What is the risk of not using the roles?
      • Indicate how senior and middle management should derive the metrics to use to monitor and communicate performance?
    • With each week, you should include a minimum of 3 new cited references. As such, the references should be varied and different with each section addition. You can reuse references, but repeat references do not count toward the minimum 3 new cited references.

Please submit your assignment.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

 

 

Assignment 3

 

Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).

 

 

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

Your duties while working with the integrated delivery system (IDS) include periodic participation with the ethical board. A question has arisen as to whether expensive treatment options such as robotic surgery should be made available, despite the ability for patients to pay. Answer the following questions:

  • Would the answer change if more insurance plans covered the expensive treatment options?
  • What are the economic implications if the facility absorbed the cost of the treatment?

Assignment 4 

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

You are the director for an integrated delivery system (IDS) materials-management department. Use the library, course materials, and Web resources to research 1 of the following expansions in your organization:

  • Expansion of a labor and delivery wing
  • Creation of warfarin infusion center (heart patient treatment)

Then, create a PowerPoint presentation (5–7 slides with speaker notes) for the IDS’s procurement committee. Make sure to respond to the following issues about the supply and demand for this health care solution in your organization:

  • Provide an overview of the health care solution.
  • What is the demand for this technology in your community?
  • Include a supply and demand graph to demonstrate your findings.
  • Make sure you use proper formatting for your presentation.
  • Include 75–150 words of speaker notes.
  • Include citations and a reference slide.

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