Health Organization Analysis and Presentation Discussion

Health Organization Analysis and Presentation Discussion

Question Description
Write a 1-15 page report and create a recorded presentation of at least 10 slides based on your analysis, research, and recommendations for your chosen health care organization.

In a presentation and report to the leadership team of your chosen health care organization, you will analyze the strategic initiatives of the organization as they ensure access, the quality of services, and cost effectiveness, as well as identify any barriers that will need to be addressed.

Your report and presentation should synthesize all of the feedback and learning from the previous assessments and research and include your three evidence-based recommendations for organizational improvement.

You have completed your organizational analysis of your selected health care organization and have solicited feedback throughout the process. Now, you need to recommend an organizational structure that successfully drives health care results. You will accomplish this by synthesizing the work you completed in the four prior assessments into the final written document, adding an executive summary, cumulative conclusion, and reference list.

You will also need to develop and record a PowerPoint presentation to present to senior leadership or the board of directors about the recommendations you propose.

You are a senior leader of a health care organization, and you have done a complete analysis of the organization. You are tasked with synthesizing all of the analyses, feedback, and research you have reviewed and making solid recommendations to drive health care results for your organization.

Part 1: Health Care Organization Analysis Report
Complete the remaining report elements, which are listed below, and combine them with the reports you completed in Assessments 1–4. Review the entire document, making modifications on your content based on faculty feedback and what you have learned throughout the course. Ensure that there is cohesion throughout the document. Your report should include the following:

Executive summary/abstract: Provide a summary of the report in a single paragraph, on a separate page. This is the last thing written. Describe the background of your organization, including history, audience, and role in the wider health care arena.
Company overview: Introduce the organization. Identify barriers in the organization to three areas: access, quality, and cost effectiveness. Evaluate the impact of these barriers on the strategic initiatives in the organization.
Analysis of strategic initiatives: Evaluate elements of the organizational structure, including finance, operations, human resources, supply chain, marketing, et cetera. Evaluate the impact of the organizational structure on driving results from a strategic and operational perspective.
Analysis of organizational structures: Identify critical components of a value-based purchasing model. Analyze budgetary and financial implications of value-based purchasing on health care management practices and decisions.
Analysis of value-based purchasing and shared risk: Identify examples of shared risk models, such as population health. Analyze budgetary and financial implications of shared risk models on health care management practices and decisions.
Recommendations: Think critically and analyze evidence-based strategies to develop an effective organizational culture, using relevant data and measures such as benchmarks, research, and best practices. Synthesize data to make recommendations that impact the culture of the health organization that is driving results for access, quality, and cost-effectiveness. Such recommendations should apply innovative, strategic, sustainable, and evidence-based approaches, positioning the organization to systematically drive health care results into the future.
Part 2: Presentation
Using the content from your Health Care Organization Analysis Report, create a 10–20 slide PowerPoint presentation (including a title slide and reference slide), and record yourself delivering that presentation, either in screen-capture format (narrating from your computer as you navigate through the presentation) or video format (recording yourself delivering the presentation). You may use Capella-supported Kaltura Media (refer to the MBA Program Resources for tutorials), or another technology of your choice that produces a shareable URL. Be sure your media formats are set so anyone with the URL is able to view the video.

Note: If you require the use of assistive technology or alternative communication methods to participate in these activities, please contact to request accommodations.

Synthesize the important points from your report in your presentation in a concise, clear way. For reference, the content from each assessment should equate to 1–2 slides.

Since you are presenting this information, your delivery should elaborate on your slide content, not repeat the content verbatim. Provide the audience with more information than what they would be able to read from the slides.

If you are filming yourself delivering the presentation, consider the following:

Faculty is able to view you delivering your presentation, and the camera is positioned so that you as the presenter are easily seen.
You clearly communicate the content of the presentation to your intended audience.
Faculty is able to hear your delivery well.
You will submit both the Health Care Organization Analysis Report and the video presentation for assessment.

Part 1: Health Care Organization Analysis Report
Report requirements:
Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message and quality.
Use at least 10 scholarly resources, cited in APA format.
Your report should be between 12–15 content pages, in addition to a title page and references page.
Use 12 point, Times New Roman.
Related company standards:
Use a professional report format of your choice. Remember that you are preparing a professional document meant for executive leadership with limited time. Your report should follow the corresponding MBA Academic and Professional Document Guidelines (available in the MBA Program Resources), including single-spaced paragraphs. If you are new to this type of writing and document style, you may wish to use these sections as a way to organize your report:

Title page.
Executive summary.
Company overview.
Analysis of strategic initiatives.
Analysis of organizational structures.
Analysis of value-based purchasing and shared risk.
Part 2: Presentation
Submit your recording of your PowerPoint presentation, either in screen-capture or video format.

Expected length of presentation: 10–20 slides, including title and references slides.
Expected time of delivery: 10–15 minutes.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies through corresponding scoring guide criteria.

Competency 1: Analyze a health organization’s strategic initiatives and their ability to ensure access, quality services, and cost effectiveness.
Analyze the organization’s strategic initiatives as they ensure access, quality of services, and cost effectiveness.
Competency 2: Evaluate the alignment of a health organization’s structure and its ability to drive a customer-focused result.
Analyze the impact of the organizational structure on driving results from a strategic and operational perspective.
Competency 3: Analyze the role the organization plays in future models of value-based purchasing.
Analyze budgetary and financial implications of value-based purchasing on health care management practices and decisions.
Competency 4: Analyze the role the organization plays in future models of shared risk.
Analyze budgetary and financial implications of shared risk on health care management practices and decisions.
Competency 5: Recommend evidence-based strategies to develop an organizational culture in a health care setting that is agile, innovative, and responsive.
Recommend strategies to develop an organizational culture in a health care setting that is agile, innovative, and responsive.
Competency 6: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in health care administration.
Create a video presentation that effectively communicates content in a clear and concise fashion suited for a business-related audience.
Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in health care administration.


You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.

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