Select a health care organization (local or national, large or small, public or private) and perform a needs assessment/gap analysis.

Research Project

Select a health care organization (local or national, large or small, public or private) and perform a needs assessment/gap analysis. You may utilize your own organization if you are employed in a health care related company. You may approach the Research Project from a (1) Human Resources, (2) Operations, or (3) Facilities perspective. You may select an organization in your own community. 1.Human Resources: staffing, training, recruitment, retention, job function redesign, etc. 2.Operations: delivery of service/care, access, wait times, equipment usage, process improvements, resource optimization, regulatory compliance, etc. 3.Facilities: space planning, construction, redesign, relocation.

The components for the Research Project include the following: I.Title Page

II.Executive Summary (Needs Content Criteria)

III.Description of the organization (history, length in service/operation, how many beds? clients served? location; rural vs. urban, satellite locations, total number of staff, client usage information/demographics, etc.)

IV.Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis: What is not currently being offered? Room for improvements? Service delivery deficits? Personnel issues/shortages? Justify with supporting data and statistics.

V.Propose an intervention (service or facility) based on the needs/gap analysis.

VI.Justify your proposed intervention by providing an analysis from: A.Cultural B.Social C.Legal D.Economics E.Regulatory F.Reimbursement G.Managed care H.Health legislation I.Contracts perspectives

VII.Pick a minimum of three of the elements listed above depending on the organization selected and which apply to the specific organization/situation selected.

VIII.Create a plan to implement your intervention. Identify the stakeholders involved, and their role (s) in implementing the intervention. Include finance and staffing elements required to implement the intervention.

IX.Develop a marketing communication plan on how the stakeholders will be informed, kept up-to-date, etc. prior to the intervention, during the intervention, and post intervention.

X.Develop a plan for measurement effectiveness of the intervention. What indicators will determine if the intervention is successful?

XI.Reference page. Writing the Research Project

The Research Project: 1.Must be 10 to 12 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 2.Must include a title page with the following: a.Title of paper b.Student’s name c.Course name and number d.Instructor’s name e.Date submitted

3.Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. 4.Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. 5.Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. 6.Must use at least ten scholarly and /or peer-reviewed sources, published within the last 5 years. 7.Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 8.Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 

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