PRODUCT CHANGE

Product Change and Implementation
The cost of healthcare is an increasing concern within the US healthcare delivery system. Each health service organization expects increasing financial stewardship of all employees.

The student will select a product used within their practice setting. Search out existing alternative products and select one you believe would meet or exceed the utility of the currently used product. Examine the financial impact and organizational process involved in adopting the new product. The final product of this activity will be a formal paper.

Criteria for Grading Product Change and Implementation
Content
Possible Points
Points Earned
Comments
Discuss of process for product change within you facility
10

Product Identification
-concerns about current product
-perceived benefits of alternative product
15

Financial Analysis
-cost comparison
-benefit/liability comparison
25

Implications for Nursing Practice
-propose strategy for adopting new product
-describe plan for implementing the new product into your practice area moving new production in to practice
25

Paper Format
-Use of APA format (paper and references)
-Appropriate use of citations
-Adherence to rules of grammar and punctuation
10

Total Points
85