Assignment #4: Roots of Organizational Policy (20 points)
IMPORTANT: No late submissions after the final day of class will be allowed for the final assignment, as final course grades are due within 72 hours of the due date. Students who fail to submit will earn a 0%.
The Comprehensive Final Project (Assignment #4) has been designed for the student to identify federal and state policy roots in a specific health services organization. Each student will select a specific management area for a specific organization. The student will identify a health services setting where they have access to the policy manual (or a sample policy manual). The setting may include a single location or an organization with many types of services and many service delivery settings. Select one of the following health management areas where you will map out and describe four (4) organizational policies (four separate policies, or MAJOR parts of a comprehensive policy – for example, HR Policy covering all aspects of HR in the organization) linked to federal or state legislative mandates:
- Facilities Planning and Maintenance
- Occupational Health & Safety
- Prevention Programs for Health Disparities
- Payment Processing and Billing
- Human Resources
- Health Information Technology and EMR
- Pharmacy Services
- Laboratory Services
- Supply Chain Medical Equipment/Technology
- Patient/Customer and Community Relations
- Strategic Planning and New Service Development
- Advertising or Marketing
- Internal Quality Control
- Direct Patient Care
In Week Six, you needed to submit a topic area and associated health services organization in the Assignment Four Topic Selection folder in LEO. Note that the same topic area/organization cannot be used by any two students. Unless the professor reaches out to you directly, your chosen topic is approved.
Prepare a PowerPoint presentation with no more than 18 content slides (students may utilize the Notes feature to provide additional context, if needed). A cover and reference slide must be provided (these do not count towards the maximum slides). Draw on what you have learned throughout the class to provide: a summary of each organizational policy, the federal/state legislative roots for each policy (by name and statute), any pending changes to the federal/state legislation, and your suggested performance metrics – how should the organizational monitor or gauge success of the policy.
Note: the four policies you choose should address, either directly or indirectly, four federal or state legislation, or four aspects/provisions of one overall federal or state legislation
A good approach to the final project would be to allocate four slides to each of the four policies, each slide addressing one of the four bold topics above for each policy. For example, title slide, introduction slide, then four slides on policy one (one slide for each of the bolded topics above), four slides on policy two…… etc.…. conclusion slide and then a resources slide.