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  1. HCA 340 Course Material - hca340dotcom

  2. HCA 340 Course Material HCA 340 Entire Course (Ash) HCA 340 Week 5 Final Project Focus of the Final Project Managing Health Care Organizations The Final Project should demonstrate understanding of the reading assignments, class discussions, your own research and the application of new knowledge. It should utilize previous skills developed in foundational health care courses and apply them within the context and viewpoint of health care administrator and his/her role managing health and human services. • HCA 340 Week 1 DQ 1 Leadership and Management in Healthcare • HCA 340 Week 1 DQ 2 Management and Motivation • HCA 340 Week 2 DQ 1 Organizational Behavior and Management • HCA 340 Week 2 DQ 2 Strategic Planning • HCA 340 Week 3 DQ 1 Health Insurance Benefits • HCA 340 Week 3 DQ 2 Managing Financial Budgets • HCA 340 Week 3 Final Project Outline/Annotated Bibliography • HCA 340 Week 4 DQ 1 Managing Multidisciplinary Professionals • HCA 340 Week 4 DQ 2 Human Resources • HCA 340 Week 4 S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)

  3. HCA 340 Course Material HCA 340 Week 1 DQ 1 HCA 340 Week 1 DQ 2 Management and Motivation. Discuss the overall importance of motivation as it relates to management. What are the benefits of having a fully motivated staff, and what are the potential consequences of not having motivated staff? What do contemporary theories tell us about the significance of motivation as a function of employee needs, extrinsic and intrinsic factors? How do we motivate across generations? • Leadership and Management in Health Care. Compare and contrast leadership roles and management responsibilities in a non-health care setting with that of a health care organization. In addition, present an overview of key leadership traits fundamental for health care organizational effectiveness, and discuss the essential functions of health care managers. What does it take to be a “good” leader or manager? What are the primary barriers and challenges associated with health care leadership?

  4. HCA 340 Course Material HCA 340 Week 2 DQ 1 HCA 340 Week 2 DQ 2 Why is this important? What roles, if any, do quality and information technology play in an organization's strategic direction? Use one scholarly reference, cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Writing Center, in addition to the textbook • Organizational Behavior and Management. Review the following case study in your textbook, Prelude to a Medical Error (pp. 416-417). Examine the application and answer Discussion Question 1: "Identify and discuss examples of preconceptions, assumptions, and mental models evident in this scenario. What are the consequences of the ways these health providers are thinking about the situation?"

  5. HCA 340 Course Material HCA 340 Week 3 DQ 1 HCA 340 Week 3 DQ 2 This includes: health insurance (private and social) and reimbursements, private vs. not-for profit entities, costs and expenditures, capital, materials management, and budgeting. 1. Outline and discuss the major categories of reimbursements and costs in a health care organization. How do they influence each other? 2. In addition, how do expenses and revenues affect the specific types of budgets outlined? • Joe Smith is a 27- year-old Caucasian male who works two part-time jobs for two different construction companies. Joe has been having dizzy spells off and on for the past two months. While driving to work one day, he loses consciousness and is involved in a motor vehicle accident. Joe is admitted to your not-for-profit hospital with a broken leg and multiple lacerations.

  6. HCA 340 Course Material HCA 340 Week 3 Final Project Outline HCA 340 Week 4 DQ 1 The charge nurse calls you, the administrator on call for the weekend, to resolve the issue. 1. What principles of effective teamwork have broken down? 2. How will you work to resolve the issue? 3. List and describe five potential strategies for conflict resolution within this team. a. What types of information will you need to collect to have an intelligent conversation with this physician? • Final Project Outline/Annotated Bibliography. Submit the following to your instructor for review: • 1. Identify the topic of your Final Project • a. Describe the issue, why it was selected, the perspective of approach, and the scope of the paper. • 2. Provide an outline of your project

  7. HCA 340 Course Material HCA 340 Week 4 DQ 2 HCA 340 Week 4 S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses Situation: You are the C.E.O. of Community South Medical Center, a large, urban for-profit healthcare facility. This institution has comprehensive health services including acute care, residential care, independent living, in-home nursing, hospice, neonatal, and pediatric services, advanced cardiac services, a major trauma center, a center of excellence for pulmonary services, and a neurosurgery center. • Human Resources. Human resources are an integral part of health care operations to recruit and retain high quality, and often highly specialized employees. • 1. Describe why human resources management is comprised of strategic and administrative actions, providing examples of each. • 2. Outline specific activities that encompass the strategic and administrative responsibilities of the human resources department.

  8. HCA 340 Course Material HCA 340 Week 5 DQ 1 HCA 340 Week 5 DQ 2 The on-call OB-GYN physician refuses to come to the hospital. He recommends that the patient be transferred to another facility. 1. What ethical principles relate to this case scenario? 2. What legal principles relate to this scenario? 3. What might the legal consequences be to the health care organization if there is a delay in treatment? • Then answer the following questions: • 1. How have the changing definitions of diversity affected healthcare management and the delivery of healthcare services in this organization? • 2. What does this situation say about Heritage Valley Medical Center's organizational culture and organizational competency, if anything?

  9. HCA 340 Course Material