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HCA 827 Topic 2 Change and the Learning Organization

Health care leaders must embrace a lifestyle of change in order to create the culture of a learning organization that is amenable to and supportive of innovation, adaptation, and change. Rogers’ diffusion of innovation theory can be used to create a significant conceptual framework for change. In this assignment, you will describe how health care leaders can use Rogers’ theory to create the culture of a learning organization.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions:

Write a paper (1,000-1,250 words) that describes how Rogers’ diffusion of innovation theory can be applied to a health care organization to create within it the culture of a learning organization. Include the following in your paper:

  1. An overview of Rogers’ diffusion of innovation theory.
  2. A discussion of one other theory that could be used to guide an organization toward becoming a learning organization.
  3. A description of the characteristics and attitudes required for a health care organization to be considered a learning organization. What attitude should a learning organization take toward change?
  4. A discussion of which of the two theories discussed above may best guide the creation of the culture of a learning organization in a health care organization.

 

HCA 827 Topic 3 Benchmark – A Changing Community

A small, rural community has had, since its founding nearly a century ago, a stable population, including a steady median age and a relatively homogenous ethnicity. However, in the last 5 years, the area’s natural beauty and its suitability for outdoor activities have transformed the community into a tourist and recreational destination. This has created a fluctuating seasonal population of recreational visitors. As a result, the integrated health care system in the community is experiencing a rise in demand for emergency and urgent care. This is placing economic pressure on the health care system because of government regulation surrounding the delivery of emergency care regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. In this assignment, you will create a presentation for the board of the community health care system that outlines necessary changes and possible innovations to respond to the economic pressure of the demographic changes to this community.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
  • You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Directions:

Create a presentation (10-15 slides with speaker notes for each slide) that outlines for the board of the community health care system described above a significant change or innovation that you believe is necessary to provide adequate services and impriove quality of care for this changing community. The presentation must include the following:

  1. A description of the change or innovation
  2. A rationale for the change or innovation. What demographic and/or other changes within the community have precipitated the need for your proposed change or innovation? What practical need will this meet?
  3. An analysis of the steps you will take to evaluate the change or innovation. When will these steps be performed? What are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of the change or innovation?
  4. A description of the impact of the change or innovation on the governance and structure of the existing health care system. (Benchmarks 12.1: Analyze the governance and structure of health care institutions.)
  5. A description of the governmental regulations that influence the implementation of this change or innovation. How will quality of care be affected by the interaction of these regulations and the proposed change or innovation? (Benchmarks 12.2: Evaluate the influence of governmental regulations on quality of care.)

 

HCA 827 Topic 5 Benchmark – Economic Change and Staff Development

Changing economic conditions are commonplace in the current global marketplace. With these changing economic conditions come changes in the services needed. This leads, in turn, to a need for staff development to adequately provide these new services. This staff development must be fiscally sound in order for the organization to remain viable while preparing staff members to provide these services. In this assignment, you will interview a health care executive to determine how to navigate this uncertain terrain of economics and staff development.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • You will need to set an appointment of approximately 30 minutes with a health care executive. Plan well ahead to ensure that you can secure an appointment and have adequate time to complete the assignment.
  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions:

Interview a health care executive at any type of health care organization. This should be done in person, by phone, or by video conferencing and not via email exchange. During the interview, ask the executive the following questions:

  • What was the greatest economic challenge you faced in your position over the last 5 years?
  • What changes were necessary as a result of that challenge?
  • What staff development strategies were used to equip staff to adapt to the required changes?
  • How was the staff development funded?
  • How did staff react to the change? What were the positives and negatives seen by the staff?

Write a paper of (1,000-1,250 words) that synthesizes the findings of your interview. Do the following in your paper:

  1. Identify the individual who was interviewed. Provide the individual’s name, company, title, and e-mail address.
  2. Summarize the challenge discussed in the interview.
  3. Summarize the changes that resulted from the challenge.
  4. Summarize the reaction of the staff to the changes.
  5. Provide a research-based evaluation of the changes that were made. Were they necessary and appropriate? Why or why not? Did the changes meaningfully contribute to the organization’s sustainability? Why or why not?
  6. Provide a research-based evaluation of the staff development that was conducted as a result of the changes. What staff development strategies were used? Were these appropriate? Why or why not? Was the staff development appropriately funded? Why or why not? (Benchmarks 12.3: Analyze strategies of fiscally sound staff development.)

 

HCA 827 Topic 7 Benchmark – Stakeholders and Sustainable Quality Care

Stakeholder feedback comes from a variety of sources in the contemporary, connected world including patient and employee perspectives as well as the views of community and government. There is a trend toward including patients on committees and boards, and the garnering of positive feedback is a primary component in pay-for-performance programs that utilize patient satisfaction data to distribute incentives to employees. In this assignment, you will describe what you believe the current academic research indicates is the ideal feedback group for a health care organization.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions:

Write a paper (1,000-1,250 words) that describes what you believe the research indicates is the ideal stakeholder feedback group for a health care organization. Include the following in your paper:

  1. A brief description of the organizational setting and leadership structure.
  2. A description of the group’s size, structure, and composition. How many members will be in the group? How will the group be structured? To whom will the group report? What types of members will be sought?
  3. A rationale for the composition of the group. Why is each type of member included? How do inter-professional teaming and collaboration contribute to the composition of the group? (Benchmarks 12.4: Evaluate approaches to inter-professional teaming and collaboration.)
  4. A discussion of how the group will promote sustainability and quality care in the organization. (Benchmarks 12.5: Integrate sustainability with the requirements for quality care.)

 

HCA 827 Topic 8 Literature Review Resources

Successful completion of a doctoral dissertation requires significant amounts of independent reading on the research topic. By this point in the program, this reading should have allowed the doctoral learner/researcher to become familiar with the scope of the topic and to identify gaps or tensions within the existing literature on the topic. These gaps and tensions are now the focus of the dissertation research. In this assignment, you will read and annotate potential sources on your dissertation topic. Those demonstrating the most merit should be added to your electronic (e.g., RefWorks) list for potential inclusion in the literature review section of your dissertation.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • It is recommended that you engage in this activity throughout the duration of this course.
  • Instructors will be scoring your submission based on the number of unique sources identified in the list submitted.
  • Download the resource Literature Review Resources Tool and use it to complete the assignment.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • Refer to the resource, “Preparing Annotated Bibliographies,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.
  • You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Directions:

Read at least 10 empirical or scholarly professional articles on your dissertation topic.

In the “Literature Review Resources” document, provide the following for each source:

  1. The APA formatted citation.
  2. A brief annotation of the key points of the source.
  3. An indication of whether the source has been added to (Y) or excluded from (N) your electronic (e.g., RefWorks) list.

 

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