Apply: Case Study: Appliance Warehouse – Application Implementation

  
Create a 2- to 3-page document (to submit in Blackboard) to support the Appliance Warehouse Service Plan that includes the following:

Testing Plan: Create a testing plan to manage the systems through QA standards. Include a testing plan for each part of the new service you’ve identified, such as, scheduling, invoicing, and reporting. For each part identified,      include in your testing plan an action to be tested, along with an expected outcome.
Implementation Plan: Indicate whether you will use parallel, direct, phased, or pilot changeover strategies. Explain your reasoning. For Implementation recommendations, refer to section 11.9, “Installation,” in Ch. 11 of Systems      Analysis and Design.
Training Plan: Indicate what a training plan would include for affected employees, such as appointment setters, technicians, management, and the parts department. Include a plan for all employees (or specific departments)      affected by the new system implementation.

Carlie Davis <[email protected]>
July 24, 2020      
Hi John,
Our lead developer was recently certified in Scrum, one of the agile methodologies, and would like to try to manage this project using scrum.
In order for her to do this, she needs us to rewrite the requirements list you previously created as user stories. Just to remind you, a user story looks like this:
As a < type of user >, I want < feature > so that I can < functionality >.
For example: As a taxi driver, I want directions so that I can quickly get to my next customer.
Please rewrite all of your requirements as user stories and I will pass it on to our development team.
Carlie

Carlie Davis <[email protected]>
July 25, 2020      
Hi John,
The developers have requested to view your testing plan for SIM. Can you give me a sample of the tests you are planning to run? Show me examples of the unit tests, integration tests, and system tests.
Also, have you developed the training plan? Who are you planning to train and what functionality are you planning to teach the different classes of users?
It’s all starting to come together now!
Carlie

Carlie Davis <[email protected]>
July 26, 2020      
Hi John,
As we near the end of the development stage for SIM, I have implementation questions. How do you plan on rolling out the new SIM system? Which technique did you decide to use? Why do you think this the best technique? Please explain the rationale for your choices.
Carlie

400 word Public Health Discussion (RATE OF RETURN)

DUE 1/10/19        9 pmEST
4oo words not including TITLE &REF min 3 ref APA

 
Public health officials support routine care and prevention efforts by conducting cost-effectiveness analyses.  In addition to cost-effectiveness analyses, economic analyses are also used to determine the value of the benefits associated with investments in large-scale testing, or the financial return-on-investment (ROI). Such analyses provide essential data to the decision-makers within government agencies that must optimize outcomes for public health given a set budget, and may assist with resource allocation during times of economic constraint. Economists then evaluate the results of a return-on-investment analysis that compares expenditures of the public health initiative to benefits in terms of illnesses averted and associated medical care costs reduced.
 Consider a public health initiative  Think about rate of return and any challenges this may pose to the public health initiative you are considering. Then, utilize the principles of rate of return as a means of justifying the use of finances for this initiative.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post a brief description of a public health initiative. Describe at least two challenges of quantifying the rate of return for this public health initiative. Using the principles of rate of return, explain whether the financing this initiative is justified.

Need a reference with doi or retrieval URL FOR THE BELOW WORK

Me    3 posts   Re: Topic 6 DQ 1  From a financial perspective, hand hygiene is the most cost effective evidence based measure in healthcare systems. Moreover, a lack of investment in hand washing results in increased healthcare costs, decreased productivity or loss of life. According to McLaws (2015), hand hygiene has a relation with job attendance, thereby affecting staff performance. The costs of operating healthcare facilities remain a cardinal aspect that greatly depends on hand washing.According to infection prevention and control specialists, hand hygiene is recognized as the single most crucial intervention deployed to reduce the spread of infections both in the clinical setting and the community. Based on the fact that hands are the most viable modes of transmission and contact between people as well as innate objects, it is important to use water and soap or any alcohol based hand wash. Hand hygiene is paramount to patient safety and quality of healthcare outcomes. Based on the assessment of McLaws (2015), there is a relationship between hand hygiene and healthcare associated infections. The hands of healthcare workers are the most common avenue for the transmission of pathogens from patient to patient. In this light, healthcare workers can dictate the quality of healthcare outcomes when attending to patients.The compliance of hand hygiene has been critical in addressing infections. Bacteria alone accounts for ninety percent of infections while ten percent comprises of fungi and bacteria. Infection control on open wounds and cuts should be considered. Against this backdrop, frequent hand wash audits should be conducted in healthcare organizations to improve compliance. Healthcare organizations should invest in hand wash products and make them accessible to doctors, nurses and visitors alike.      References  McLaws, M. L. (2015). The relationship between hand hygiene and health care-associated infection: it’s complicated. Infection and drug resistance, 8 (7).

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Evaluative Essay 2 Grading Rubric
Criteria Levels of Achievement
Content 70% Advanced 90-100% (A) Proficient 70-89% (B-C) Developing 1-69% (< D) Not present
Analysis
30 points 30 to27 points
o Thesis statement provides a clear, strong analysis, responding to the topic prompt.
o Paper demonstrates exceptional critical thinking skills. 
o Logical presentation of information, body supports the thesis statement.
26 to 21 points
o Thesis statement is clear but could be stronger.
o Paper demonstrates good critical thinking skills.
o Logical presentation with good connections, but could be stronger.
OR
o Thesis statement does not provide a clear analysis.
o OR Thesis statement is evident but misplaced (located somewhere other than the end of the introduction).
o Evidence of critical thinking skills, but analysis could be stronger or more evident.
o Weak logic, or missing connections.
20 to 1 points
o Missing thesis statement.
o Focus of paper is more informative than analytical, with details focusing on the what rather than the why or how.
0 points
o Does not meet minimum requirements for the assignment.

**See instructor feedback for specifics.

Support 
30 points 30 to 27 points
o Draws from assigned sources for supporting details.
o Provides specific, detailed support.
o Clear connections are made throughout the writing to show how supporting documents prove the main argument.
o No outside sources were consulted or used.
26 to 21 points
o Draws from assigned sources for supporting details, but support could be more specific.
o Connections are made between supporting details and main argument, but these could be more clear.
OR
o Supporting details are provided but connections are largely missing between the supporting details and the main argument.
20 to 1 points
o To include any of the following:

o Supporting details drawn primarily from textbook/lectures, instead of assigned sources.
o OR
o Supporting details merely informative and do not show clear connection to the thesis.
o OR
o Outside sources used in support.
0 points
o Does not meet minimum requirements for the assignment.

**See instructor feedback for specifics.

Biblical Evaluation
10 points 10 to 9 points
o Clear, Biblical evaluation provided, drawing from specific Scripture for support.
8 to 7 points
o Biblical evaluation is evident, and some use of Scripture is given for support.
OR
o Attempt at Biblical evaluation is provided, but support could be stronger.
6 to 1 points
o Christian worldview is evident in the writing, and some examples or details may be given, but a specific Biblical evaluation is not evident/clear.
o No Scriptural support
o OR
o Scripture included but connections to evaluation are not evident.
o 0 points
o Does not meet minimum requirements for the assignment.

**See instructor feedback for specifics.

Structure 30% Advanced 90-100% (A) Proficient 70-89% (B-C) Developing 1-69% (< D) Not present
Paper Organization
15 points 15 to14 points
o Paper includes a clear and strong introduction, body and conclusion.
o No errors in paragraph unity, development or transitions.
13 to 11 points
o Essay format is evident, but either introduction or conclusion is weak.
o Minor errors only in paragraph unity/development.
o Transitions could be stronger.
OR
o Missing either introduction or conclusion.
o Major errors in paragraph unity or development
o Missing or weak transitions.
10 to 1 points
o Missing both introduction and conclusion.
o Errors in paragraph unity/development, or transitions make it difficult to understand the main argument of the post.
0 points
o Does not meet minimum requirements for the assignment.

**See instructor feedback for specifics.

Grammar and Format
15 points 15 to 14  points
o Follows Turabian Notes-Bibliography style formatting with no errors. This includes margins, 12 point Times New Roman font, spacing, pagination and footnotes.
o Shows clarity of language.
o No errors in grammar, diction, usage, phraseology, or sentence structure.
o Within the required word count limit. (750-1100) 13 to 11 points
o To include any of the following:

o Minor errors in formatting.
o Minor errors in clarity, grammar, diction, usage, phraseology or sentence structure.
o Minor errors in word count.
OR
o To include any of the following:

o Major errors in formatting.
o Major errors in clarity, grammar, diction, usage, phraseology or sentence structure.
o Major errors in word count requirements.
10 to 1 points

o Formatted using a different guide than Turabian. (For example, MLA or APA)
o Errors in clarity, grammar, diction, etc. are major enough to detract from overall understanding of the writing
o OR
More than 100 words over/under required word count limitations.
0 points
o Does not meet minimum requirements for the assignment.

**See instructor feedback for specifics.

WEEK 6 CRITICAL THINKING

Option #2: Individual Training and development programs
You are the HR director of a large organization. You have recently hired two (2) new HR generalists who will be making job offers to qualified candidates. To insure consistency of content and process, you will be conducting a training session for the new HR generalists regarding screening candidates, personal/culture match, and offers of employment. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation to use in the training session. The focus of the training includes:

Provide several slides that welcome the employees into the organization. Provide typical information that they should know as they begin their employment (use a firm you currently work at or are familiar with. This may include its mission, vision, strategic direction, employee expectations, etc.)
Assess typical training HR generalists will complete as part of their orientation (in other words, how they will learn their job).
Finally, create two (2) individual training programs for each of the next employees hired. These should be specific to each employee. (Note: you will need to determine two separate training approaches. You can create any background you desire for the employees that were hired. They do, however, have to possess different backgrounds prior to being hired by the firm).

The presentation (PowerPoint or other presentation program) should be 12 slides not including title or reference slides IN APA FORMAT – REFRENCES

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Assignment 3: Business Plan Breakdown 1—The Choice of Business
This is the first milestone of your business plan—the choice of business.
Tasks:
Complete the following tasks:
Using the Internet or the Argosy University online library resources, research different projects or initiatives that could be implemented in the business areas covered by the program you are registered in (Master of Science in Management [MSM], Master of Science in Organizational Leadership [MS_OL], Master of Science in Non-Profit Management [MS_NPM], or Master of Science in Human Resource Management [MS_HRM]).

Read through the final LASA project (Module 5) and identify an appropriate project or initiative on which to complete the LASA project.
Create a 4- to 5-page research paper that includes:

An explanation of the initiative, its mission, its vision, its core beliefs and culture, and its social responsibility commitment, if applicable.
A comprehensive venture description, including the industry in which it will be participating, the type of organization it will be, the needs to be satisfied by this initiative, the strategic advantage it has, and the legal structure it will take.
A justification of the choice of this initiative for your final project. (You can use what you have learned throughout the program.)
A description of the research methods used to assess the feasibility of this opportunity (e.g., surveys or statistics), including a succinct strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis, to address industry trends, environmental trends, the target audience, and the competition.

Submission Details:

By Week 1, Day 7, save your paper and submit it to the Dropbox.

This assignment is worth 100 points and will be graded according to the following rubric.
Assignment Components
Proficient
Explain initiative, its mission, core beliefs and culture, and the social responsibility commitment, if applicable.
Explanation of the initiative is clear and complete. It provides specificity in terms of mission, core believes and culture, and the social responsibility commitment, where applicable.
Provide a comprehensive venture description, including the industry it will be participating, the type of organization, the needs to be satisfied with this initiative, the strategic advantage, and the legal structure.
Venture description is clear and complete. It includes details about the industry and type of organization. Specific needs to be satisfied are identified, and how the initiative will satisfy those needs is clear and appropriate. The strategic advantage and legal structure are identified and described. 
Using what you have learned throughout the program, justify the choice of this organization for your final project.
Justification is clear, focused, and reasonable. Specific evidence from scholarly sources is used to support the justification.
Describe the research methods used to assess the feasibility of this opportunity (surveys, statistics, etc.), including a succinct SWOT analysis, to address industry trends, environmental trends, the target audience, and the competition.
Research methods identified are appropriate to assess the feasibility of the opportunity. Description includes a SWOT analysis that addresses industry trends, environmental trends, the target audience, and other competition.
Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Nigeria: Health Care System

 
nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom on October 1, 1960. It is comprised of 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Nigeria is home to approximately 380 different ethnic groups with 42 percent of the population residing in urban areas. Like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria experienced a period of civil unrest immediately following its independence.
Health Care System
The public health care system in Nigeria is loosely based on the British system. Shortly after its independence, the Nigerian government began to expand health services and the way in which it is organized: village level, district level, and local government. The National Health Policy and Strategy to Achieve Health for All Nigerians (1988) guaranteed primary health services to all Nigerians. The following goals were established:

Increase health education
Promote proper nutrition
Family planning
Improve maternal and child health services
Increase immunization
Implement prevention programs and control of endemic/epidemic diseases
Accessible treatment for common diseases and injuries

The Nigerian government has not been able to implement the majority of goals outlined in the National Health Policy of 1988 due to lack of financial resources. The government administers the public health care system and trains medical personnel to serve in tertiary and health clinics operating on the state level. Local governments are responsible for the operation of health facilities within their region.
St. Monica’s Health Clinic
St. Monica’s Health Clinic is located in Yakoko, Northern Nigeria. The clinical leader of St. Monica discusses the objectives of the clinic and the importance of the clinic within the community. Note the emphasis on maternal child health in the video (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. What are the implications of the clinic potentially losing its funding?
Epidemiology
The leading causes of mortality in Nigeria are infectious, parasitic, and diarrheal diseases. Although diseases such as malaria, measles, and diarrhea continue to account for the majority of deaths, other infectious diseases, like cerebrospinal meningitis, yellow fever, and Lassa fever, have steadily increased (Federal Ministry of Health, 2000). Non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer have become more prevalent within the last decade. HIV/AIDS remains the leading cause of death in Nigeria.

Discussion post peer response

  
Substantial cross posts peer response.
This cross posts provide new or supplemental information to the original posting or raise additional areas for discussion. 

Be sure to include at least one reference in each crosspost as well. APA formatting with reference citations. References should be timely, published within the previous five (5) years.

Discussion cross posts should elaborate upon the ideas and content found in the readings/keynotes by adding details, examples, a different viewpoint, or other relevant information. 

The cross posts should provide original insights or responses which integrates multiple views. (Just saying ditto, I agree, or restating the original post is not considered elaboration.) 

There should be evaluation and feedback which assesses the accuracy, reasonableness, or quality of idea, and provides constructive feedback to classmates.

Listed below is the discussion post you must respond to in 250-350 words max
 
                                      Health Literacy Improvement
Health Literacy is an important aspect of Nursing Informatics, it’s how patients process and understand health information. When patients lack health literacy they do not understand their diagnosis and the treatment plans that the doctor makes for them. The big issue is making health literacy improvement plans for all clinics and hospitals, so that patients are better able to self-advocate in their health. We must be able to implement plans to explain in layman’s terms the instructions provided to the patient so that we can keep them from relapsing in health. Several studies were done where they implemented different strategies in clinical settings in order to improve health literacy between patients and medical staff.
Some of the methods used in the study was a mobile health app that helped the patients keep tract of their diabetes, as well as helped them keep up with their medications. This study was very important because it provided explanation and organization for the patients. The point of health literacy is to provide the patients with enough knowledge and understanding so self-sufficiency can occur and the chances of relapse decreases. During this study patients were found to be more compliant with their medications after they were able to comprehend the information given by the provider. The mobile app allowed them to track their blood glucose level efficiently and let them know when medication was needed.
The results of this study proved that people do not tend to be noncompliant from the beginning. People tend to fear asking too many questions and looking dumb or sometimes they do not understand enough to know what questions to ask. When given the right resources, that can explain their health in simpler or easier to manage ways then people are more willing to care for themselves.
Another process that should be done is proper training for doctors and nurses on how to simplify information for patients. Many times, the medical staff forget that the patients never had the training they received, so information needs to be simplified for all in the general population. Patients do not understand the consequences of their diagnosis most time, it is hard for them to know that if they do not take good care of their diabetes they will eventually lose toes or develop secondary diseases. As healthcare providers, we must have the sensitivity to every individuals’ situation and make sure we set up all our patients for success in the being of their treatment.

BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION
Assignment Overview
In almost every health care organization, no matter the size, there are several departments or individuals that work to support the overall goal of the organization. Not one department is less important than the other, because all departments work together in some manner to support the quality of health care provided. For example, the Facility Management Department’s goals may include ensure cleanliness of the organization and maintaining of grounds (i.e., landscaping). This indirectly impacts quality, as these goals are appreciated by consumers.  Non-clinical support services such as (but not limited to) maintenance, engineering, finance, human resources, admission, compliance, and security all have an important role in health care business operations and administration.
Use the online library, internet, required reading, and other resources to research and develop a more complete appreciation of business operations and administration.
Case Assignment
Based on your research, select two (2) non-clinical areas/departments of business operations and/or administration that support each other closely (e.g., Billing and Compliance).
Part 1:
In the first part of this assignment you are to choose one (1) of the two (2) selected non-clinical area of business operations and/or administration (e.g., Billing). You are to prepare a 2-page informational report that identifies:  

Leader of the department (e.g., V.P. of Billing)
At least two (2) sub-departments (e.g., Collections and Coding)
Manager and two (2) key personnel in each sub department (e.g., Manger of Collections: Collections Coordinator and Payment Posting Analyst)
Services provided in selected department.

(Note: Informational reports contain information only and no commentary from the writer. This type of report includes data, facts, and results about a specific subject in detail without any explanation or suggestions. You may choose to use the Billing and Compliance as your two departments, however, you must research and use different employee titles that are used as examples in Part 1 of this assignment.)
Part 2:
In the second part of this assignment you are to create a 1- to 2-page memorandum that advises the second selected department (e.g., Compliance) of the following:

How the department explained in Part 1 supports second selected department.  
Two trends that have an impact on the department explained in Part 1. Analyze the trends, and thinking as a health care administrator, explain how the two departments can work together to capitalize on these trends to improve operation and bottom line performance.

Length: 3-4 pages (not including title or reference page)
Assignment Expectations

Conduct additional research to gather sufficient information to justify/support your position and answers to the questions.
Limit your response to a maximum of 4 pages.
Include an introduction and conclusion in your paper.
Support your case with peer-reviewed articles, with at least 3-4 references. Use the following link for additional information on how to recognize peer-reviewed journals: http://www.angelo.edu/services/library/handouts/peerrev.php.
You may use the following source to assist in your formatting your assignment: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/.
For additional information on reliability of sources review the following source: https://www.edb.utexas.edu/petrosino/Legacy_Cycle/mf_jm/Challenge%201/website%20reliable.pdf.

Need help with English Comp. II

3.2: Draft an Argumentative Research Essay

ASSIGNMENT: Using your outline and annotated bibliography from assignments 1.2 and 2.2, draft a 6-8 page argumentative research essay on your chosen topic.

In order to foster learning and growth, all essays you submit must be newly written specifically for this course. Any recycled work will be sent back with a 0, and you will be given one attempt to redo the Touchstone.

As this assignment builds on Assignment 1.2 Research, Thesis, Outline, and  2.2: Create an Annotated Bibliography, they are attached.

Attached is a example of what is expected.
A. Assignment Guidelines
DIRECTIONS: Refer to the list below throughout the writing process. Do not submit your Touchstone until it meets these guidelines.
1. Argumentative Thesis Statement
❒ Have you included a thesis in your introduction that takes a clear, specific position on one side of a debatable issue?
2. Argument Development
❒ Are all of the details relevant to the purpose of your essay?
❒ Is the argument supported using rhetorical appeals and source material?
❒ Is your essay 6-8 pages (approximately 1500-2000 words)? If not, which details do you need to add or remove?
3. Research
❒ Have you cited outside sources effectively using quotation, summary, or paraphrase techniques?
❒ Are the sources incorporated smoothly, providing the reader with signal phrases and context for the source information?
❒ Have you referenced a range of at least 7 credible sources?
❒ Have you properly cited your sources according to APA style guidelines?
❒ Have you included an APA style reference page below your essay?
4. Reflection
❒ Have you answered all reflection questions thoughtfully and included insights, observations, and/or examples in all responses?
❒ Are your answers included on a separate page below the main assignment?
B. Reflection
DIRECTIONS: Below your assignment, include answers to all of the following reflection questions.
1.  Provide one example of a place where you have used rhetorical appeals or source material to support your argument. How does this enhance your essay? (2-3 sentences)
2.  Touchstone 4 is a revision of this draft. What kind of feedback would be helpful for you as you revise? Are there parts of your draft that you’re uncertain of? (3-4 sentences)