How do providers influence the decisions that patients make?

Assignment 1 –

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Key Assignment

Last week, you submitted a paper of 4–5 pages and a PowerPoint presentation to explain the competitive ability of acquiring a surgical robot unit for your orthopedic center. Review the recommendations of your instructor and your peers, and make the appropriate changes to your work.

Write an additional 4–5 pages in response to the following:

  • How do providers influence the decisions that patients make? What type of decisions do patients make as a natural consequence of the influence from providers and physicians?
    • Consider the provider setting, treatment type, and method of reimbursement when formulating a response.
  • How are insurance plans (including government payers) impacted by the decisions that patients and their doctors make?
    • Consider supply and demand concepts when formulating a response.
  • How are physicians and patients regulated by government?
    • Describe how the regulatory environment will impact the health care economy when formulating a response.

Add 3–5 more slides to your presentation covering this additional information.

Please submit your assignment.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Assignment 2

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Key Assignment Final Draft

Quality Control Manual

Part 1

Tasks for Part 1 will be completed in Weeks 1–4 and should be 1,250–1,600 words.

This final draft represents Part 1 of the Key Assignment. You should treat it as a finished document in terms of grammar, formatting, all necessary sections, and complete content. All changes from Week 4 should be incorporated into Part 1 of the Key Assignment final draft.

This course is comprised of a series of Individual Project assignments that will contribute to a Key Assignment submission at the end of the course. Each week, you will complete a part of a Quality Training Manual. You will select an organization and apply your research to the development of the Quality Training Manual that is meant for the logistics and supply chain management departments.

The project deliverables are as follows:

  • Quality Control Manual
    • Use Word
    • Title page
      • Course number and name
      • Project name
      • Your name
      • Date
    • Table of Contents (COT)
      • This should be on a separate page.
      • This should be a maximum of 3 levels deep.
      • If you are using an auto generated COT, be sure to update the fields of the COT before submitting your project.
    • Section Headings
      1. Week 1: Introduction
        • History of the quality management evolution
        • Why it is needed
      2. Week 2: The Role of Leadership
        • Why it is a strategic issue
        • Management as a role model
        • New kinds of metrics
      3. Week 3: General Quality Strategies and Tools
        • Establishing customer expectations
        • Designing quality in
        • Defining metrics
        • Mistake-proofing
        • Kai zen
        • Six Sigma
      4. Week 4: Quality Tactics and the Logistics and Supply Chain Functions
        • What tools are applicable internally
        • What tools are applicable externally with vendors

Part 2

Tasks for Part 2 will be completed in Week 5 and will be 250–300 words. The project deliverables for this week are as follows:

  1. Week 5: Roll-Out
    • Describe the process of rolling out this new company-wide quality initiative. Pay specific attention to the logistics and supply chain management functions. Include the following:
      • A communication plan
      • Recommended sequence of steps to get personnel trained
      • Stakeholders on board (e.g., the vendor base, trucking companies, warehouse personnel)

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

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