Week 7 discussion
This week, post stating your views on the following topics
after reviewing this week’s course materials: (1) Discuss specific health
policy evaluation efforts underway at TWO different State or Federal levels.
(2) What do these evaluation efforts say about those health care policies?
This week, post and start a class discussion thread by 11:59
PM on Wednesday, based on the above questions posed by the Professor. Post a
response to the threads of at least two other students in the class. The first
response should be posted by 11:59 PM on Thursday and the second by 11:59 PM on
Saturday. You should post all your responses by 11:59 PM on Saturday. All posts
are evaluated based on promptness, initiative, relevance, have a clear and
concise expression, and contribute to the learning community. The grading
rubrics are presented above in the Discussion Directions and Discussion
Expectations and Grading section
Instructions for Assignment #4. Roots of Organizational
Policy (part 1)
Last week each student selected 3 items:
(1) a specific management area from a list of 15 areas, in
(2) a specific organization and health services setting
where they have access to
(3) a policy manual pertaining to the specific management
area (in the list below) that they selected.
The setting may include a single location or an organization
with many types of services and many service delivery settings.
(1) Each student should map out and describe a minimum of
five (5) organizational policies (from the policy manual selected) that is
linked to federal or state legislative mandates or regulations. Note that some
organizational policies may be required for accreditation and also related to
public policy. This is the case with many NCQA standards.
(2) Prepare a report to be presented in a PowerPoint slide
presentation format. There should be no more than 10-15 content slides. It
should include a cover slide (at the beginning) and a reference slide (at the
end). The content for the slides should draw on what the student has learned
throughout this class including (a) a summary of each organizational policy;
(b) the federal/state legislative roots (or links) for the policy (by name and
statute); (c) any pending changes to the legislation; (d) the student’s metrics
for the organization in terms of performance.
(3) A draft of the complete set of slides must be posted as
an attachment by 11:59 pm Sunday 12/11 (Week 7) for peer and class review in a
dedicated online discussion forum and also for Instructor review.
This is an example of a set of PowerPoint slides submitted
for Assignment 4: An Example of Assignment #4 PowerPoint Slides
And these are a set of Tips for creating good presentation
slides : Tips for Creating Good Slides
These are the 15 Health Management Areas (select one):
facilities planning and maintenance
occupational health & safety
prevention programs for health disparities
payment processing and billing
health information technology and EMR
supply chain Medical
patient/customer and community relations
patient support services
strategic planning and new service development
advertising or marketing
Internal Quality Control
Direct Patient Care
Week 7 discussion