For this assignment you are to select a hospital for which you are familiar or have access to the needed information. This hospital will be the focus of the case and SLP assignments. For the module 1 case please submit a paper that:
- Identifies a problem in hospital administration.
- Describes the problem and discusses its importance.
The objective of the capstone is to conduct research on a relevant issue in health care management, to identify the issues and implications, and to develop a plan to address this issue. Please draw from your exposure to the various issues discussed in the previous courses and from your professional experience. The capstone will give you the opportunity to apply information and skills gained from previous courses (and work experience) and to develop a plan to address a “real world” healthcare issue and apply problem-solving skills to the issue, while using knowledge you acquired in the courses you took for your BSHS. You will be expected to provide a scholarly basis for your response. Your opinions should be justified with evidence from the literature. References should be cited properly in the text of your essay, as well as at the end. Several scholarly references should be cited for this assignment. Please limit your response to 3 pages maximum.
Length: This assignment should be at least 2 pages (500 words) in length, excluding references.
References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles).
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper.
Format: APA format is recommended. While APA formatting of references is not a requirement, the references need to be presented in order using a standard citation style (APA, AMA, MLA etc). When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section. See Syllabus page for more information on APA format.
You will be expected to provide a scholarly basis for your response. Your opinions should be justified with evidence from the literature. References should be cited properly in the text of your essay, as well as at the end. Several scholarly references should be cited for this assignment. Please limit your response to 3 pages maximum.
The American College of Health Care Executives, Top Issues Confronting Hospitals: 2006. Retrieved 3/2/2013 from http://www.ache.org/PUBS/research/ceoissues.cfm
Baker, R. (2000). Managing quality: strategic issues in health care management. Family Practice, 17 (2). Retrieved 3/2/2013 from http://fampra.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/17/2/212
Daily News fro HealthCare executives, Retrieved 3/2/2013 from http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/
Health care leadership Council, What is happening in healthcare. Retrieved 3/2/2013 from http://www.hlc.org/
Health Care Management Review. Retrieved 3/2/2013 from http://journals.lww.com/hcmrjournal/pages/currenttoc.aspx
Modern Health Care. Retrieved 3/2/2013 from http://www.modernhealthcare.com/
National Institute for Health Care Management. Retrieved 3/2/2013 from http://www.nihcm.org/
The national Center for HealthCare Leadership. Retrieved 3/2/2013 from http://www.nchl.org/ns/resources/links2sites.asp
California State University at Chico. (2007, June 19). What is a Scholarly Journal? Retrieved 3/2/2013 from http://www.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/scholarly.pdf
Citation styles. Retrieved 3/2/2013 from http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/citex.html