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What is his marginal or incremental cost for the Antrim book of business?

What is his marginal or incremental cost for the Antrim book of business?

Gary Bentham, CFO of Bartlett Community Hospital, is preparing for contract negotiation with his largest nongovernmental payer, Antrim Healthcare. Antrim currently accounts for approximately 30% of all patient-care revenue at Bartlett and this percentage is growing. The current contract has been in force for 3 years and expires on June 30 of this year. Gary has given Antrim the required 180-day notification of his intent to terminate but is alarmed by the position taken by Antrim’s chief negotiator, Alice Mullins. Alice has told Gary that Antrim is unwilling to increase its present payment schedule beyond 5%. Currently Antrim pays for inpatient care on a diagnosis-related group (DRG) basis using the relative weights employed by the centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The base payment for a case with weight of 1.0 is $4,800. Gary knows that Medicare currently pays the hospital $6,500 for a case with a weight of 1.0. While the outpatient payment from Antrim is more reasonable, Gary is concerned about the hospital’s long-term financial position if the Antrim inpatient rate cannot be increased substantially.

 

Could his competitor handle his present Antrim volume and at what cost?

 

Alice has told Gary that she believes the current inpatient rate is reasonable because Medicare patients are much more resource intensive than Antrim’s younger patient population. To test this hypothesis, Gary compared the average charge by DRG for Medicare traditional patients and Antrim’s patients. Gary was amazed at the similarity when the data analysis was completed. He discovered that on average an Antrim patient consumed 94.5% of the resources of a traditional Medicare patient. Gary further concluded that because the average cost of a traditional Medicare patient with a case weight of 1.0 was $6,200, he would need a payment of $5,859 (0.945 x $6,200) from Antrim to break even. If Alice is serious about their maximum rate increase of 5%, then the best rate that Gary could expect would be $5,040 (1.05 x $4,800), which is well below his estimated cost.

 

If Gary’s system were not in Antrim’s network, what percentage of his present Antrim volume would he retain?

 

Even after Gary shared his cost analysis with Alice, Alice remains firm in her position. The best inpatient rate that Antrim will offer is $5,040. Alice has told Gary that any rate higher will compromise Antrim’s market position and either destroy its margins or lead to a loss of market share.

 

Gary must now determine what position his hospital system should take with Antrim. He knows that his system controls about 40% of the capacity in their market, with the remaining 60% controlled by a competitive system. Both systems have some excess capacity, but that excess capacity has narrowed in the last few years as both hospitals have purchased smaller hospitals and consolidated them into their operations. There are also two major health plans that compete with Antrim. Both of these plans as well as Antrim have contracts with both systems. Gary knows that his present rates of payment from the other health plans are higher than Antrim’s. He is also fairly certain that Antrim’s rate of payment to his competitor is higher than their rates of payment to his hospital system.

 

Discuss at least one alternative Gary can consider for revenue if the Antrim contract is lost.

 

Gary is attempting to answer the following questions before his next scheduled meeting with Alice. What is his marginal or incremental cost for the Antrim book of business? Could his competitor handle his present Antrim volume and at what cost? If Gary’s system were not in Antrim’s network, what percentage of his present Antrim volume would he retain? These issues and others are central to his negotiation posture with Alice and have profound implications for his hospital system.

 

Analysis paper that examines leadership traits skills and values

Analysis paper that examines leadership traits skills and values

• Analyze leadership traits that contribute to leadership effectiveness in a particular context. Include examples from the video and from your work or other relevant experience. In the “Leadership Lessons Learned at Starbucks” video:
o What leadership traits and skills made this person effective as a leader within the context?
o What are one or two essential values that the leader reflected in actions and behaviors?
o What is the importance of values-based leadership and ethical leadership in the context of this case study?
• Analyze how leadership choices reflect a leader’s values, and the impact of congruent or incongruent actions with values. Think of a leader you have worked with in the past and choose a situation in which to analyze the dynamics between the leader and the follower(s).

 

Analyze the importance of adaptive leadership in effectively reaching followers. Use the articles and your chosen situation to answer the following questions:

 

o How did the leader in this situation take followership into account?
o How could the leader have strengthened an approach to followership?
o What have you found to be most important about how the leader works with followers?
o What does it take to be a good follower?
o How important is situational leadership?
o In what ways can leaders adapt their leadership styles to most effectively reach the specific makeup of the followers?

 

analyze a leadership situation in terms of effective leadership skills, traits, and values. You will then analyze a leadership situation from your own experience in terms of the dynamics between the leader and the follower.

Leadership is a complex construct, and defining leadership is a difficult task. Throughout this course, you will examine many definitions of leadership, and you are encouraged to develop your own definition of leadership. As a starting point, Northouse (2019) explained that one component common to nearly all definitions of leadership is that it is an influence process toward goal attainment.

Thus, your consideration of leadership in this course will not be confined to the formally designated leader in a group. Coaches, teachers, family members, community figures, and organizational leaders all may have influence on others and provide leadership in some way.

When we look at how leadership is defined, it brings up questions and issues. What is the importance of leadership? What does it mean to be a leader? What skills must one possess to effectively lead within an organization or in one’s own life?

You should examine a variety of research and ideas about leadership traits and skills. For example, Bennis and Thomas (2002) said that great leaders possess four essential skills, the most critical being “adaptive capacity” (p. 45).

Much research has investigated how styles of leadership can affect involvement, commitment, performance, and quality. Leadership styles range from directive to participative, authoritative to democratic, and task-motivated to relationship-motivated. Leadership theories are associated with use of leadership styles. It is helpful to review the distinctions and explore ways to determine the best style of leadership to fit different situations.

The ability for a leader to influence outcomes may depend on a variety of factors. For example, leadership in a virtual environment may depend on technologies and the ability to communicate across distances. Or, followership may be an important part of the leadership equation. You should consider factors such as followership, maturity level of followers (or team members), and a virtual environment, as these are some of many factors that influence leadership.

Vroom and Jago (2007) pointed out that “organizational effectiveness (often taken to be an indication of its leadership) is affected by situational factors not under leader control. Although army generals, orchestra conductors, and football coaches receive adulation for success and blame for failure, successful performance is typically the result of the coordinated efforts of many” (p. 22). This is an opportunity to examine factors that influence the approach to leadership in a given situation.

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the following questions and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

For the following questions, read and refer to the Yukl and Mahsud (2010) article, “Why Flexible and Adaptive Leadership Is Essential,” listed in the Leadership Development and Styles resource activity.

  • Think about influential leaders from your own experience and identify the traits, values, and skills that made these individuals effective leaders.
  • How do you define great leadership?
  • How does leadership need to change, based upon the characteristics of the followership and team environment?

References

Bennis, W., & Thomas, R. (2002). The crucibles of leadership. Harvard Business Review, 80(9), 39–45.

Northouse, P. G. (2019). Leadership: Theory and practice (8th ed.). Sage.

Vroom, V., & Jago, A. (2007). The role of the situation in leadership. American Psychologist, 62(1), 17–24.

Final Project Milestone Two: Ethical Components of the Malpractice Case

Final Project Milestone Two: Ethical Components of the Malpractice Case

analyze a court decision in which a physician was found liable for medical
malpractice. You will focus on facts pertaining to the medical standard of care, breach of care, and causation, and you will explain how they
were applied to law. You will then use the facts of the case to identify an ethics issue and determine an ethical theory that would help provide
a safe, quality healthcare experience for the patient. Next, you will apply a clinician–patient shared decision-making model to describe how
the ethics issue could be resolved. You will also include a discussion about possible violations of the code of ethics in your given field. Lastly,
you will augment or vary the facts of the case to create a hypothetical scenario that changes the outcome so that the physician is no longer
liable for medical malpractice.

analyze a court case involving medical malpractice.

 

For this milestone, you will use the facts from the original
case to identify an ethics issue, determine an ethical theory that would help provide a safe and quality healthcare experience for the patient,
and apply a clinician–patient shared decision-making model.
III. Ethical Component: In this section, you will evaluate the case to identify the specific ethical issues and determine ethical theories and
shared decision- making models that would help resolve the issue and provide a safe, quality healthcare experience. Then, you will
propose and defend ethical guidelines for healthcare providers to follow in order to avoid future incidents.
A. Describe the ethical issues that led to the malpractice case and explain why the issues are credited with causing the
incident.

 

Support your response with research and relevant examples from the case.

 

B. Describe an ethical theory that would help resolve the issue and provide a safe, quality healthcare experience for the
patient. Support your response with research and relevant examples from the case.
C. Select a physician–patientshared decision-making model and explain how it would provide a safe, quality healthcare experience
for the patient
D. Propose ethical guidelines that would have helped prevent the incident and would help the organization prevent future incidents.
E. Defend how your proposed ethical guidelines will hold healthcare providers accountable to themselves, their profession,

Final Project Milestone One: Root Cause Analysis and Patient Safety Strategies

Final Project Milestone One: Root Cause Analysis and Patient Safety Strategies

Karen Viani was newly diagnosed with congestive heart failure one month ago. Her primary physician prescribed a number of medications: a beta blocker to slow her heart rate, Lasix to treat the fluid overload, and digoxin for control of her symptoms. She also takes a potassium supplement. Ms. Viani is 76 years old, slim, and lives with her pet dog, Alfredo.

She was hospitalized on Friday at noon at Mesa Valley Hospital, a 60-bed acute-care facility. This was after seeing her primary doctor for increased shortness of breath and after gaining four pounds in 24 hours. The hospitalist ordered a one-time dose of Lasix 20mg IV on admission followed by a lab order to check electrolytes in one hour.

Recent hospital patient safety survey results identified some areas of strength and weakness. Strong positive responses were in the categories of organizational learning and continuous improvement at 78%; teamwork also scored a high 80% positive response. Areas with potential for improvement were staffing at a positive response rate of 25% and non-punitive environment and safety culture had a positive response rate of 20%.

The nurse responsible for care of Ms. Viani was very busy. She gave the Lasix three hours after Mrs. Viani arrived and after the lab had drawn the blood for the electrolytes. When the hospitalist arrived at 1630, she noted the lab report indicated that the potassium level was low. The hospitalist assumed that the blood was drawn after Ms. Viani had received the Lasix.

The hospitalist ordered another Lasix 20 mg IV. The evening nurse noted the order at 1700 and gave the Lasix before dinner.

During the evening mealtime, Ms. Viani suddenly felt light-headed, tried to reach the call bell that was on the bedside table, and fell on the floor. Ms. Viani sustained a small laceration on her forehead and a sprained right wrist, and then became quite disoriented and lost consciousness for a few seconds. The rapid response team (RRT) was notified and by the time the team arrived, Ms. Viani was lucid and was complaining of pain in her right wrist. The hospitalist ordered in the patient’s record that an incident report needed to be filed as the nurse made a medication error. The hospitalist has professional liability insurance as a condition of her employment at Mesa Valley. The nurse does not.

For your first step in developing your error analysis and recommendations paper, you will select one of the case studies from the Final Project Case Studies
document to be the focus of your entire project. You will then complete a root cause analysis and recommend appropriate patient safety strategies. Remember,
this is your first draft. You will have an opportunity to incorporate suggestions from your instructor and course content in later modules prior to submitting your
final version in Module Seven.
In this first milestone, the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Root Cause Analysis (RCA): In this section, you will provide an overview of the details in the provided case study that led to adverse patient outcomes.
This overview will be in the form of a flowchart, which you will then use to help you analyze the medical error. Specifically, you should include the
following:
A. Timeline: Using a flowchart, summarize the events, processes, and staff involved in the timeline of events that led to the medical error.
B. Factors: Based on your flowchart, use a modified root cause analysis to do the following:
i. Identify two contributing factors that led to the medical error
ii. Identify one causal factor that led to the medical error
Hint: For help with the RCA, refer back to your work relating to the AHRQ website in Module One.
II. Patient Safety Strategies: In this section, you will use the factors you identified to recommend a measurable evidence-based patient safety
improvement strategy. Specifically, you should include the following:
A. Recommendation: Based on the contributing factors or causal factor that you identified, recommend an evidence-based patientsafety
improvement strategy. What role would patients and families have in your recommendation?
B. Measurement: How will the strategy be measured so that medicalstaff can determine whether the strategy led to improved patient safety? In
other words, what will the primary measure be? What types of data should be collected?

What is the format for a proposal?

What is the format for a proposal?

 

Problem Statement

Your introduction section should smoothly transition into a problem statement.  It should flow logically from the information you provided. Take all that you have written about your population, problem, and what is lacking in practice and encapsulate it into one to three sentences that succinctly summarize the problem. Then, lastly, explain your Quality Improvement (QI) project approach and how your approach will address the problem.

Organizational “Gap” Analysis of Project Site

            Include a description of the gap analysis of the project site to identify why this project is appropriate for the site where it will be implemented. Use your Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) Guide and other resources to outline this section.

 

How do you design a proposal?

 

Review of the Literature

This section should always start with a paragraph describing your search terms, databases you searched, number of articles found and exclusion and inclusion criteria for choosing articles to review about the intervention or solution options for your population problem. The goal of a review of literature is to present an in-depth, current state of knowledge about your particular topic and QI approach to solving the population problem.  Rather than just summarizing and listing research studies, one after another, conducted on your topic, summarize, compare and contrast the works, and then synthesize the key concepts of the literature you have readIdentify any major trends, patterns, or gaps you may have found in the literature and identify any relationships among studies.  In general, there is a five-year span from the present for the date of literature you should use except for an older, landmark/hallmark study, which should be identified as such.The review of literature for your proposal should provide the context your future capstone project through your narrative that fully explores the best evidence based practice options to address the problem.

The review of the literature should clearly describe your search strategy, the results from each database, the number of articles yielded, how you eliminated any articles and the final count – as well as types – of articles used. The search process should be precisely described such that if anyone wanted to replicate your search, they would get similar results.

Organize your main findings by using subheadings called Level 2 headings, which are typed in bold face type, in upper and lower case letters (Title Case), and typed flush with the left side of the paper. Use Level 3 headings to further subdivide topics.  Level 3 headings are indented, typed in lowercase letters, in boldface, and followed by a period.  Examples of Level 2 and 3 headings can be found in this paper under Project Design. The APA Manual or the Purdue Owl Writing Center website provides more information about all five levels of headings in APA Style, 6th edition. Use quotes sparingly and only to emphasize or explain an important point.  More than one quote per scholarly paper, may be one quote too many!

Do not make broad statements about the conclusiveness of research studies, either positive or negative.  Be objective in your presentation of the facts.  Each paragraph should begin with a significant statement, well cited! and describe only one key point.  The idea is the next paragraph should logically flow from the content of its predecessor.

Conclude the review of literature with a concise summary of your findings and provide a rationale for conducting your DNP project based on your findings.

 

How do you write a research proposal?

 

 

Evidence Based Practice: Verification of Chosen Option

This section includes a brief statement about the evidence-based practice/s (EBP) [specific practice or educationsl intervention, program intervention or evaluation, presentation and toolkit, or policy change] QI option that you have chosen and that you will be implementing based on the review of the literature.

Theoretical Framework or Evidence Based Practice Model

In this section, name and define the theoretical or conceptual framework or evidence based practice model that underpins your proposal and future capstone project.  Place a diagram of the model as appropriate at the end of the paper in an appendix, after the Reference pages and refer to the diagram in this section. Demonstrate, using examples, how this framework is used to guide the DNP project. Remember, your theoretical framework is not an implementation strategy such as Plan/Do/Check/Act (Plan/Do /Study/Act is used for research studies).  You may discuss an implementation strategy, including PDCA in the methods section below.

Goals, Objectives and Expected Outcomes

Describe your goals and objectives for the DNP project.  Remember the acronym SMART when writing your objectives and expected outcomes.  They should be Specific, Measurable, Assignable (specify who will carry them out), Realistic, and Time-specific.  You can include a table or a numbered list in this section. Make sure your goals and Objectives match your Expected Outcomes. Make sure that the Expected Outcomes are reasonable for your project design, plan, and timeframe and are measureable. Avoid using vague terms such as “understand” for this section.

Example: Four (4) sixty-minute educational presentations from 3pm – 4pm each Wednesday during October 2018 to staff on the the Toolkit vPowerPoint format.

 

What is the purpose of a proposal writing in research?

 

Project Design

In this section, clearly explain your Quality Improvement Project design (what type of project you will be implementing: Educational intervention,Practice Intervention, Process Improvement,Pprogram Evaluation, Integrative Review with Presentaion of Toolkit, or health policy change) and, the methods (quantitative and qualitative) you will use to obtain the desired data for your project. Use the future tense to explain what you will do in your DNP project.  Convince the reader that your approach is practical and will lead to a credible solution to your proposed problem.

Write a paragraph describing each of the following subheadings as they apply to your project.

Project Site and Population 

Describe the setting where the project will take place and the necessary resources for the project. (Modify as needed for integrative review and health policy options). This includes the description of the community, its makeup, current services, the participants and stakeholders, and the role they will play in the project.  Describe the characteristics of the participants (providers, patients, community dwellers, administrators, staff, litigators, public health personnel, etc.), and selection or recruitment strategies, if applicable. List the inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Describe how the project site or practice is organized, the services offered, current procedures, staffing patterns, etc. and how you will interact with site personnel and patients (clients) to implement your project. If you are able to get a letter of support for your project on the agency letterhead, please include in the appendices.

 Describe the resources, constraints, facilitators and barriers that will influence the implementation of your DNP project.  Additionally, describe how you plan to overcome the barriers or roadblocks to actualization of project.

Methods

The Plan is the ‘HOW TO’ part of your proposal. This section includes is a detailed description about how you will actualize (from set-up to data collection) and complete your project. This section should be precisely described such that if anyone wanted to replicate your proposal / project, they could do so.

Measurement Instruments

            In order to evaluate the DNP Project there will be data you need to measure.  You will need to identify when and how you will measure this data (pre-post intervention, post intervention, at different intervals – a time series etc.) You may start this section: In order measure the outcomes of this DNP Project the following instruments will be used: Selects either established tools or you may choose to create your own surveys. In either case you must describe which surveys or tools you will be using to evaluate your DNP Project and include copies in the appendix. You should describe the strength of any established tools you choose to use based on the literature.

Data Collection Procedures

Describe all the steps of your project in narrative form, including your plan for implementation and plan for evaluation.  You can use subheaders that define your approach. You can use the Plan, Do, Check, Act PDCA framework or key parts of your theory as subheaders to tie together the parts of your plan. Include projected recruitment, steps in actualizing the intervention, data collection procedures, and evaluation. You can organize your procedures by stages or phases (pre-intervention, intervention, postintervention) of your project implementation and/or according to a timeline.

Data Analysis

Fully address how you plan to describe and or analyze the quantitative and/ or qualitative data that you will collect. Descriptive statistics alone are fine for projects with less than 12-15 participants- consider using graphical representations of your data. These data may be from the measurement instruments you listed or from focus groups, individual or group discussions, orobservations

Cost-Benefit Analysis/Budget

            Provide an account of costs – financial, time or otherwise and who will bear them. If you are using a clinical site, make sure to show how you offset costs with benefits to site, providers, and patients within the site.  Do not include costs for such things are your personal computer use, or your personal transportation unless you are specifically traveling to multiple sites to conduct the project. Place Cost-Benefit  Analysis/Budget Table in appendix and refer to it here.

 

 

Timeline

Outline in detail the timeline you propose for actualization of your project, starting with proposal approval and continuing through data collection through analysis of and interpretation of outcomes. Remember that your proposal may not be approved until 3-4 weeks into the fall semester.  Make a Table for Timeline and place in appendix–See Appendix B for example.

Ethical Considerations/Protection of Human Subjects

Use these narrative sentences to launch this section: “The University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass) Internal Review Board (IRB) approval will be obtained prior to initiating the DNP Project”.

The official IRB Determination Form will be submitted as soon as the proposal is approved. Then, look at the UMass IRB site for samples of informed consents. Describe how HIPPA and Standards of Care assist you to protect your particiapnts. Describe any ethical considerations, risks and benefits, if applicable.

One Example: All participants were protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)which, among other guarantees, protects the privacy of patients’ health information (Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules, 2013).  Additionally, the DNP student and practice personnel who carefully conducted this project followed the Standards of Care for practice in a primary care office.  All information collected as part of evaluating the impact of this project was aggregated data from the project participants and did not include any potential patient identifiers.

The risk to patients participating in this project was no different from the risks of patients receiving standard XXX care.  Participant confidentiality was assured by coding the participants using individual identification numbers.  The list of participants and their identifying numbers were kept in locked filing cabinets each practice office, only accessible to the project coordinators.  All electronic files containing identifiable information were password protected to prevent access by unauthorized users and only the project coordinators had access to the passwords.

Note: Once you submit the IRB Determination Form and get letter of approval or waiver of Human Subjects, include notice in final work and as an appendix item.

Conclusion

Summarize briefly your clinical problem, the evidence you have presented and your plan for addressing the problem in your specific practice setting. This summary should not include introduction of new citations, but rather explaining how what you have found in your review fits together.

CROWDSTRIKE Strategic Management Term Paper

CROWDSTRIKE Strategic Management Term Paper

 

  1. CROWDSTRIKE Strategic Management Term Paper
  2. Executive Summary  This is a one-page It should be self-contained, providing a busy reader with the most important information from the report. This is NOT a preface that merely introduces the report. Write this section after completing the rest of your report.

 

  1. Introduction  Strategies and Performance: Identify or infer the company’s current mission, major business objectives, and strategies (especially corporate-level and competitive strategies). Evaluate the effectiveness or appropriateness of these strategies, including the company’s portfolio of businesses (for diversified companies) and competitive strategy – don’t just describe them. Evaluate its performance (refer to its ROIC, growth rate, profit margins, etc.). Briefly summarize how well the company has been performing against their objectives and in general.

 

 

  1. Analysis of the External Environment  Scan and analyze important factors, trends, and probable future conditions to identify key opportunities and threats for the organization.
    1. General Environment: What is the most important general and significant trend in the environment of the firm? Use the PESTEL framework). Pick only ONE. How will it affect the firm?
    2. Business Environment: Industry structure and competitive environment (use Porter’s 5-force model, the extended version if appropriate, and the industry opportunities framework). Include industry growth trends and key success factors.
      1. Is the industry attractive?
      2. What is the most important threat in the firm’s industry? Pick only ONE.
  • What is the most important opportunity in the firm’s industry? Pick only ONE.

 

  1. Internal Analysis Your report must include an analysis of the company’s most important resource/capability. To Sind it, scan and analyze each of the major functional areas, particularly to identify the organization’s strengths and weaknesses. What is the most important resource and/or capability that the firm has? Is it valuable/ relevant, rare/scarce, inimitable/durable/transferable/non-substitutable/costly to imitate? Analyze several candidates but pick only Look for distinctive competencies, sources of competitive advantage, and major ways the organization creates value through its operations.

 

 

  1. Major Strategic Issue  In this section, integrate the major findings from your analysis in the previous sections. State clearly the most important critical issue that you have identified, and summarize the reasons that led you to choose it as the major critical issue. What is the issue? And why is it the most critical? A critical issue may include problems, threats, weaknesses, and opportunities, but will more likely involve the interactions of several of them (e.g., a firm’s current strong market position being challenged by an innovative competitor). Consider both short- and long-term issues.

 

  1. Available Alternative Strategies Present TWO strategic alternatives both of which the company can consider reasonable in the context of your analysis/diagnosis. This does not mean listing every textbook strategy but does require identifying a range of alternatives for this particular business situation and showing deep understanding of the company’s current strategies. Consider corporate level strategy, competitive strategy, and (possibly) other functional strategies. In addition to identifying two alternative strategies, provide a balanced critique of them (e.g.: issues and problems they address and create, and how they relate to the strengths, weaknesses, 5 opportunities, and threats of this business situation). Be sure to consider implementation/execution implications.

 

 

  1. Recommendations (400 words) Present a strategy recommendation. Choose your recommendation from the two alternatives you have presented and evaluated in the previous section. Make specific recommendations for corporate and competitive level strategies that address the critical issues you have identified (with a subsection for each). Be sure to include the rationale for your choices and that you have considered the availability of resources to carry out your proposed strategies. Your decisions and rationale can reaffirm, replace, or change the firm’s current objectives and strategy. Ensure that your recommendations have addressed all of the critical issues you have identified.
  2. Corporate Strategy Recommendations (if there is one)

B. Competitive Strategy Recommendations

Industry Challenges to Healthcare Analytics

Industry Challenges to Healthcare Analytics

Industry Challenges to Healthcare Analytics

According to Davenport (2014) the organizational value of healthcare analytics, both determination and importance, provide a potential increase in annual revenue and ROI based on the value and use of analytics. To complete this assignment, research and evaluate the challenges faced in the implementation of healthcare analytics in the Health Care Organization (HCO) or health care industry using the following tools:

figure 5.1
The Healthcare Value Framework (Davenport, 2014).

figure 8.1
The Value Life Cycle (Davenport, 2014).

The paper must also address the following:

Application of PICO (problem, intervention, comparison group, and outcomes) to the challenge identified in your research.
The paper:

Davenport, T., & McNeill, D. (2014). Analytics in healthcare and the life sciences: Strategies, implementation, methods, and best practices. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu

 

What are some challenges that the health care industry is facing regarding analytics?

Part II: Strategies, Frameworks, and Challenges for Health Analytics – This section of the text covers some important issues, approaches, and stylistic approach used resolve healthcare data. These textbook readings will provide assistance with the CSBI exam and the discussion question.
Web Page
Thayer, C., Bruno, J., and Remorenko, M. (2013). Using data analytics to identify revenue at risk (Links to an external site.). Healthcare Financial Management Association. Retrieved from http://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/life-sciences-and-health-care/articles/using-data-analytics-to-identify-revenue-risk-health-care-providers.html

 

Problems with predictive analytics in healthcare

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) website offers pertinent information relating to the evolution of healthcare informatics to analytics. As big data begins to drive the HCO’s leadership towards improvements in revenue cycle management through the use of predictive and comparative analytics. Health analytics is driven by advancements in technology, healthcare reform, regulatory mandates, and the emergence of value-based payment models. This webpage will provide assistance with the CSBI exam, the discussion question, and the assignment.
Website
Healthcare Financial Management Association (Links to an external site.). (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.hfma.org/

The Healthcare Financial Management Association is an organization of healthcare finance leaders that builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to face the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today.

How do you write a journal assignment?

How do you write a journal assignment?

How do you write a journal assignment?

Introductory paragraph – define your thesis statement, explain why this topic is interesting to you, and connect the topic to literature you have read, movies you may have watched, recent news stories, or relevant corporate activity of which you are aware that has helped you form an opinion.

 

Journal assignment for students

 

Journal assignment about a topic relating to corporate and social responsibility.

 

How do you write a journal assignment?

Journal content – you are producing a content driven reflective piece. It is assumed you will use a spell checker and make an effort to write with academic clarity. Accordingly, all marks for this section are allocated toward your observations and the facts used to form your opinion. No marks are awarded for style, spelling, or grammar. Journal entries with any more than 5 spelling mistakes or exceptionally poor grammar will simply be handed back for re-writing and resubmission.

What is a journal entry example?

 

10 marks as follows:  Up to 5 marks awarded for your explained observations/opinions; up to 5 marks awarded for evidence/references upon which your explained observations/opinions are based.

Your evidence must be documented in a bibliographical reference in order to earn your marks.

Conclusion – this section should be about a third of a page in length where you summarize the point you wanted to make in the journal entry and how the evidence led you to this conclusion: 2 marks.

Journal Content

You are welcome to write this journal using first or third person. It is meant to be a reflective assignment where you communicate your feelings and thoughts about a relevant subject of your choice relating to CSR (sustainability) using sources of interest to you. The reason for the documentation requirement is so that you can demonstrate the framework and the integrity

Week 3: Assignment – Cultural Anthropology Foodways Paper

Week 3: Assignment – Cultural Anthropology Foodways Paper

Week 3: Assignment – Cultural Anthropology Foodways Paper. For your Week 3 paper, explore American foodways related to the Thanksgiving holiday, and compare and contrast them to the foodways of one non-industrial society of your choosing.
To remind you, foodways are described on page 97 of Chapter 5 in the textbook.
What “must” be in your own family’s Thanksgiving meal? What is typical in an American family’s meal? What “can’t” be in your own family’s Thanksgiving meal? How much of the Thanksgiving meal is produced/cultivated/grown by the people eating the meal, either in your family or in a typical American family? What is the gender division of labor of a typical American family’s Thanksgiving meal? How does that compare with the gender division of labor of your family’s Thanksgiving meal?

 

Compare and Contrast these observations regarding an American Thanksgiving meal with observations of foodways of a non-industrial society of your choosing.

 

The non-industrial society must be a specific named society of only foragers, horticulturalists, or pastoralists, preferably named in the Week 3 textbook reading. What does a typical meal of your chosen non-industrial society look like? What does a celebratory meal of your chosen non-industrial society look like? How much of the typical or celebratory meal of your chosen non-industrial society is produced/cultivated/grown by the people eating the meal?

 

What is the gender division of labor of a typical meal of your chosen non-industrial society?

 

Create a 1-to-3-page, double-spaced paper describing the foodways. The paper must be formatted in APA Style, with an APA-Style title page, page numbers in the upper right, headings, parenthetical in-text citations, and a reference page. The headings must be centered on the line and formatted in bold and in title case. Include at least the following headings: Thanksgiving Holiday American Foodways, Foodways of (name the non-industrial society), and Conclusion.
Paraphrase or quote and cite from the textbook and from at least one additional scholarly, outside source to support your points in the paper.

STAT 200 Week 5 Homework Problems

STAT 200 Week 5 Homework Problems

STAT 200 Week 5 Homework Problems

7.1.2

According to the February 2008 Federal Trade Commission report on consumer fraud and identity theft, 23% of all complaints in 2007 were for identity theft.  In that year, Alaska had 321 complaints of identity theft out of 1,432 consumer complaints (“Consumer fraud and,” 2008).  Does this data provide enough evidence to show that Alaska had a lower proportion of identity theft than 23%?  State the random variable, population parameter, and hypotheses.

7.1.6

According to the February 2008 Federal Trade Commission report on consumer fraud and identity theft, 23% of all complaints in 2007 were for identity theft.  In that year, Alaska had 321 complaints of identity theft out of 1,432 consumer complaints (“Consumer fraud and,” 2008).  Does this data provide enough evidence to show that Alaska had a lower proportion of identity theft than 23%?  State the type I and type II errors in this case, consequences of each error type for this situation, and the appropriate alpha level to use.

 

stat 200 week 5 homework problems

 

7.2.4

According to the February 2008 Federal Trade Commission report on consumer fraud and identity theft, 23% of all complaints in 2007 were for identity theft.  In that year, Alaska had 321 complaints of identity theft out of 1,432 consumer complaints (“Consumer fraud and,” 2008).  Does this data provide enough evidence to show that Alaska had a lower proportion of identity theft than 23%?  Test at the 5% level.

7.2.6

In 2008, there were 507 children in Arizona out of 32,601 who were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (“Autism and developmental,” 2008).  Nationally 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with ASD (“CDC features -,” 2013).  Is there sufficient data to show that the incident of ASD is more in Arizona than nationally?  Test at the 1% level.

7.3.6

The economic dynamism, which is the index of productive growth in dollars for countries that are designated by the World Bank as middle-income are in table #7.3.8 (“SOCR data 2008,” 2013).  Countries that are considered high-income have a mean economic dynamism of 60.29.  Do the data show that the mean economic dynamism of middle-income countries is less than the mean for high-income countries?  Test at the 5% level.

 

Table #7.3.8: Economic Dynamism of Middle-Income Countries

25.8057 37.4511 51.915 43.6952 47.8506 43.7178 58.0767
41.1648 38.0793 37.7251 39.6553 42.0265 48.6159 43.8555
49.1361 61.9281 41.9543 44.9346 46.0521 48.3652 43.6252
50.9866 59.1724 39.6282 33.6074 21.6643    

 

7.3.8

Maintaining your balance may get harder as you grow older.  A study was conducted to see how steady the elderly is on their feet.  They had the subjects stand on a force platform and have them react to a noise.  The force platform then measured how much they swayed forward and backward, and the data is in table #7.3.10 (“Maintaining balance while,” 2013).  Do the data show that the elderly sway more than the mean forward sway of younger people, which is 18.125 mm?  Test at the 5% level.

 

Table #7.3.10: Forward/backward Sway (in mm) of Elderly Subjects

19 30 20 19 29 25 21 24 50

 

8.1.4

Suppose you compute a confidence interval with a sample size of 100.  What will happen to the confidence interval if the sample size decreases to 80?

8.1.8

In 2013, Gallup conducted a poll and found a 95% confidence interval of the proportion of Americans who believe it is the government’s responsibility for health care.  Give the statistical interpretation.

8.2.6

In 2008, there were 507 children in Arizona out of 32,601 who were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (“Autism and developmental,” 2008).  Find the proportion of ASD in Arizona with a confidence level of 99%.

8.3.6

The economic dynamism, which is the index of productive growth in dollars for countries that are designated by the World Bank as middle-income are in table #8.3.9 (“SOCR data 2008,” 2013).  Compute a 95% confidence interval for the mean economic dynamism of middle-income countries.

 

Table #8.3.9: Economic Dynamism ($) of Middle Income Countries

25.8057 37.4511 51.915 43.6952 47.8506 43.7178 58.0767
41.1648 38.0793 37.7251 39.6553 42.0265 48.6159 43.8555
49.1361 61.9281 41.9543 44.9346 46.0521 48.3652 43.6252
50.9866 59.1724 39.6282 33.6074 21.6643