CONDUCTING AN ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

Assignment 1: Conducting an Environmental Analysis

For all assignments assume that you are the administrator of a fictitious organization of your choice. The organization can be any type of health care organization such as a hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation center, clinic, etc. As the administrator, you are faced with the challenges of declining reimbursements from insurance providers and increasing demands for patient services due to dramatic changes in the external environment. Such changes include those imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Your first step in evaluating the position of your organization will be conducting an environmental analysis. The purpose of this is to determine your organization?s ability to continue to provide quality care and remain financially solvent in the face of these challenges.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
Determine two (2) specific forces in the external environment that will have the most impact on your organization. Provide a rationale for your decision. Determine two (2) specific internal factors that the organization?s leaders need to consider in preparing for the future of health care and the future of the organization. Provide a rationale for your decision. Discuss the impact of both the identified internal and external forces on the organization?s ability to develop a competitive strategy. Recommend one (1) strategy that involves the organization?s managers in implementing and maintaining the momentum of the strategic plan. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites to not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Differentiate between strategic management, strategic thinking, strategic planning, and managing strategic momentum. Analyze the significance of the external environment?s impact on health care organizations. Examine the purpose and importance of service area competitor analysis. Examine the role of internal environmental analysis in identifying the basis for sustained competitive advantage. Use technology and information resources to research issues in the strategic management of health care organizations. Write clearly and concisely about strategic management of health care organizations using proper writing mechanics.

EHR migration path and healthcare vocabulary importance

1.What is the importance of vocabulary standards, language, terminology, nomenclature, and the interrelationships among healthcare language components? Describe each of them. 2. Explain and describe the meaning of data sources and data uses as they pertain to healthcare and the EHR. Please provide examples of each. Address the data-information-knowledge continuum. 3.Describe how bridge technologies fit into the overall EHR migration path.

roles and application of management functions used by today?s health care managers

Individual Roles and Functions Paper. Write a 350- to 700-word paper that defines the roles and application of management functions used by today?s health care managers. Address the following in your paper, based on this week?s readings: The four major functions of management in a heath care setting How these functions apply to managing others or even yourself in your current or previous job The most important role for a health care manager and leader in the diversified health care industry The most significant aspect related to health care management that you want to gain by taking this class Cite at least three references, one of which may be your course textbook, to support your position. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

short-term care rehabilitation services on an inpatient and outpatient basis.


Team Organizational Structure Presentation Audience and Action Plan Part I Resource: Week Five Learning Team assignment: Organizational Structure Presentation Consider the following scenario: You are a manager of a large rehabilitation center that provides short-term care rehabilitation services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Your center is proposing a new addition of long-term care services and, with this expansion, you must hire and train several new employees. Identify the audience?for example, a board of directors or a new management team following an acquisition or a merger?for your final Learning Team presentation due in Week Five. Provide a rationale for your audience selection. Develop an action plan for the final presentation. Determine which team members will be responsible for which deliverables and what process your team will follow to complete the assignment. Submit your audience selection and action plan to the facilitator for approval. Cite two to three references, one of which may be your course textbook, to support your position. You will use these references to complete your final presentation. Format the reference list consistent with APA guidelines.

the roles and application of management functions used by today?s health care managers.

Individual Roles and Functions Paper. Write a 350- to 700-word paper that defines the roles and application of management functions used by today?s health care managers. Address the following in your paper, based on this week?s readings: The four major functions of management in a heath care setting How these functions apply to managing others or even yourself in your current or previous job The most important role for a health care manager and leader in the diversified health care industry The most significant aspect related to health care management that you want to gain by taking this class Cite at least three references, one of which may be your course textbook, to support your position. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

motivational methods you would apply as a manager and how this change can affect the organization.

Individual Motivational Methods Paper Individual Assignment: Motivational Methods Paper Within your organization, upper management has decided that certain changes need to be made and it is up to each manager to start preparing their team for the changes. One of the changes that need to be addressed involves motivational techniques. As manager, it is your job to research and understand various motivational methods in order to implement them within the team. Prepare a 1050-1400 paper in which you discuss at least 3 motivational methods you would apply as a manager and how this change can affect the organization. Provide at least three sources in your response