Health Polices Assignment #4: Roots of Organizational Policy

May 6, 2017
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May 6, 2017

Health Polices

Assignment #4:  Roots of Organizational Policy


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:

Health Information Technology and EMR

1) What is HIT and EMR
a) Why was HIT and EMR created?
b) Who is affected by the law?
c) Who is responsible for implementing the policy?
2) Name the federal legislative roots for each policy by name and statute and any industry best practices
a) Give an example of the legislative policy can be used
b) Discuss if the law outlines how an organizational implements the policy
3) Discuss any pending changes to the federal legislation
a) Also discuss if the any states have taken the initiative to implement any additional laws
4) Discuss Stratis Health performance metrics or your suggested performance metrics
a) Who will monitor the success of the policy?
b) How the success be determined?
5) Describe your assessment of the policy and associated performance metric’s (if they have one) adequacy in addressing the legislation
a) Give an example of performance metric

Prepare a PowerPoint presentation with no more than 20 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) and any industry best practices, any pending changes to the federal/state legislation, the organization’s or your suggested performance metrics – how will monitor success of the policy, and your assessment of the policy and associated performance metric’s (if they have one) adequacy in addressing the legislation. A preliminary outline using word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word) must be posted by Sunday of Week Seven in a dedicated conference in LEO for both instructor and peer review.


NOTE: the four policies you choose should address, either directly or indirectly, four federal or state legislations, or four aspects/provisions of one overall federal or state legislation


A good approach to the final project would be to allocate 5 slides to each of the 4 policies, each slide addressing one of the 5 bolded topics above for each policy. For example, title slide, then 5 slides on policy one (one slide for each of the bolded topics above), 5 slides on policy two…… and then a resources slide.

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