Week 6 – Discussion 1 and Week 6 – Research Project

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Week 6 – Discussion 1

Data Capture

Identify two ways that healthcare organizations perform marketing
related data capture that do not violate any regulatory stipulations. 
Analyze and discuss how these might change in the future and why. 

 Week 6 – Research Project

Research Project

Carefully read through all components (listed below) required for
completion of the Research Project. In selecting your project topic,
ensure that you will be able to ascertain the appropriate
data/information needed to complete the project in terms of the

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:

  1. Title Page  
  2. Executive Summary (Needs Content Criteria)  
  3. 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.)   
  4. 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.   
  5. Propose an intervention (service or facility) based on the needs/gap analysis.   
  6. Justify your proposed intervention by providing an analysis from:
    1. Cultural
    2. Social
    3. Legal
    4. Economics
    5. Regulatory
    6. Reimbursement
    7. Managed care
    8. Health legislation
    9. Contracts perspectives 
  7. Pick a minimum of three of the elements listed above depending
    on the organization selected and which apply to the specific
    organization/situation selected.   
  8. 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.   
  9. 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.   
  10. Develop a plan for measurement effectiveness of the
    intervention. What indicators will determine if the intervention is
  11. 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:
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. 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.

Carefully review the  for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.


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