the decision tree model

Assignment 2 – 5 pages

A number of quantitative methods are utilized to make decisions and recommendations in health care. Quantitative methods are used to analyze and predict the demand for patient services, to determine capital expenditures for facility and technology enhancements, and to guide the manager in implementing quality controls. Whether or not you are familiar with quantitative methodologies, as a manager, you are responsible for the outcomes of implementing the decision based on the method used.

Your agency or institution has noted a negative trend in profitability for a diagnostic imaging cost center over the past 4 quarters.

As a manager, you need to make some recommendations to take to your board of directors to reverse the negative trend. Your first priority is to find a quantitative method to help you in making decisions. Complete the following:

  • Choose a quantitative method (e.g., the decision tree model).
  • Describe the model that you are using.
  • Outline at least 4 proposed solutions to your board of directors, and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each with regard to return on investment, break-even analysis, improvement in patient demand, improved patient safety and quality, and so forth.
  • Summarize how the decision-making method helped you make objective recommendations to your board of directors.

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Health Care Information Systems

Assignment 1 –  5 pages

Health Care Information Systems are important in dispensing of information throughout the organization. You will develop a research paper on a health care technology that has become essential to the sharing of information via electronic communication mediums (i.e., EMR, Telehealth, HMR, etc.).

  • Explain each part of the key components.
  • Explain each part of contributing factors.
  • Provide examples of ways to measure each part.

Final Lab Report

You are required to write a complete laboratory report that covers the drinking water quality experiment from “Lab 2: Water Quality and ContaminationPreview the documentView in a new window,” using knowledge gained throughout the course. Use the instructor feedback on your Rough Draft from Week Three to guide your writing. Be sure to download the Final Lab Report TemplatePreview the documentView in a new window and utilize this form (not the Rough Draft template) to ensure proper formatting and inclusion of all required material. Additionally, view the Sample Final Lab ReportPreview the documentView in a new windowbefore beginning this assignment, which will illustrate what a Final Lab Report should look like. You must use at least two scholarly sources, two other highly credible sources, and your lab manual to support your points. The report must be six to ten pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.

The Final Lab Report must contain the following eight sections in this order:

  1. Title Page – This page must include the title of your report, your name, course name, instructor, and date submitted.
  2. Abstract – This section should provide a brief summary of the methods, results, and conclusions. It should allow the reader to see what was done, how it was done, and the results. It should not exceed 200 words and should be the last part written (although it should still appear right after the title page).
  3. Introduction – This section should include background information on water quality and an overview of why the experiment was conducted. It should first contain background information of similar studies previously conducted. This is accomplished by citing existing literature from similar experiments. Secondly, it should provide an objective or a reason why the experiment is being done. Why do we want to know the answer to the question we are asking? Finally, it should end the hypothesis from your Week Two experiment, and the reasoning behind your hypothesis. This hypothesis should not be adjusted to reflect the “right” answer. Simply place your previous hypothesis in the report here. You do not lose points for an inaccurate hypothesis; scientists often revise their hypotheses based on scientific evidence following the experiments.
  4. Materials and Methods – This section should provide a detailed description of the materials used in your experiment and how they were used. A step-by-step rundown of your experiment is necessary; however, it should be done in paragraph form, not in a list format. The description should be exact enough to allow for someone reading the report to replicate the experiment, however, it should be in your own words and not simply copied and pasted from the lab manual.
  5. Results – This section should include the data and observations from the experiment. All tables and graphs should be present in this section. In addition to the tables, you must describe the data in text; however, there should be no personal opinions or discussion outside of the results located within this area.
  6. Discussion – This section should interpret your data and provide conclusions. Discuss the meanings of your findings in this area. Was your hypothesis accepted or rejected, and how were you able to determine this? Did the results generate any future questions that might benefit from a new experiment? Were there any outside factors (i.e., temperature, contaminants, time of day) that affected your results? If so, how could you control for these in the future?
  7. Conclusions – This section should provide a brief summary of your work.
  8. References – List references used in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

In this class, you have three tutoring services available: Paper Revie

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Paper #2 – 4-5 Pages

Assignment Description

You have been invited to do a presentation to the laboratory department regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and electronic health records. Discuss the salient points of your presentation and why you feel it is important to include this information in your presentation.

Include the following information:

  • Define protected health information and when it can be disclosed.
  • Differentiate between the privacy rule and the security rule as it applies to actual use in the laboratory.
  • Differentiate between identifiable and unidentified information and their uses.

Your answer should be supported with a minimum of 1 reliable resource in addition to your text. Be sure to cite all references in APA format.

Quality Improvement in the Health Care Organization Accreditation

Paper #1, 4-5 pages

Quality Improvement in the Health Care Organization Accreditation

The mandate for improving the way in which health care is delivered was stimulated by the public outcry over the estimated 98,000 deaths because of medical errors each year, according to the Institute of Medicine in 1999. Since then, health care organizations have sought means by which the public can be reassured that they were meeting quality and safety standards. Accreditation agencies (e.g., The Joint Commission) and quality awards provide a means for the public to evaluate where the agency is meeting minimum standards.

You have been assigned by your manager to determine which accrediting agencies or quality improvement programs your hospital will utilize in its upcoming revenue cycle. Your hospital is a magnet hospital in a large urban area that provides multilayered services. You have previously used The Joint Commission for your accreditation but feel that you might be better served by using another accrediting body. You have three months in which to gather data and present the information to your manager.

Complete the following for this assignment:

Choose 3 quality improvement or accreditation-related programs ( I choose Community Health Accreditation Partner program

(CHAP), Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), and the Det Norske

Veritas Healthcare, Inc. Program (DNV).

  • to consider in replacing The Joint Commission for your organization, and briefly describe them. Your agency accepts Medicare and Medicaid payments; therefore, you will need to explore, as background, the conditions of participation for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This is important information because you will need to compare your list of accrediting agencies and quality improvement programs with the conditions of participation to see if they meet the criteria.
  • Analyze the costs and benefits of each quality improvement or accreditation-related program by stakeholder group (e.g., patient, provider, and third-party payer).
  • Rank your quality improvement or accreditation-related program suggestions with rationale.

health care

Assignment Description

The most effective impact of investment in health care will come from effective management and policy. From this position, discuss the following:

  • Discuss the evolution of the U.S. health care system and how both the development of policy and the management requirements have been influenced by traditions and values.
  • Discuss the influence of the changing needs of the labor force due to increased technology, the aging of America, and various economic factors (including aging workforce, cost of turnover, cost of education and training, and so forth) with a focus on health care administration.
  • Discuss the 3 approaches to management and policy (systems, critical, and public interest) as they relate to the management perspective in health care.
Instructor’s Comments:

Students should discuss the evolution of the U.S. health care system, how this has affected policy development, and how styles of management affect the operation of health care organizations including an aging workforce, cost of employee turnover, and how technology affects quality of staff as well as the effects of systems, critical policies, and public interest on successful management.

This is a broad topic, however, try to focus primarily on policies that have been created by the government such as how health insurance has evolved, to include Medicare and Medicaid.

health care organization

Select a real or hypothetical type of health care organization, and address the following:

  • Identify the market sector your organization falls into (mass market or niche services). How does the population health approach to health care rather than the curative approach affect service delivery and management in your organization?
  • Assess common health care leadership issues (e.g., organizational climate, teamwork, coaching, and so on) and their impact on stakeholders.
  • Discuss the ethical and legal issues that may be found in the health care organization of your choice.
  • Provide at least 3 suggestions to minimize negative outcomes and maximize the positive outcomes of leadership intervention in areas such as staffing, financing, competition, regulations, and public image
  • provide references