You are the quality director at a long-term care facility. Your manager has aske

You are the quality director at a long-term care facility. Your manager has asked you to investigate two areas of care: colonoscopy care and pressure ulcer injuries. Your facility has seen a recent increase in their patients needing colonoscopy care that goes beyond what your facility can provide. It would be helpful to gather information on the quality of colonoscopy care by local hospitals.
For pressure ulcer injuries, you are concerned about this quality indicator: the percentage of patients with pressure ulcer injuries that are new or that have worsened since their arrival at your facility. In your facility, that quality indicator is 15% of residents, while the state percentage is 2.5%. Your manager has requested that you investigate how to improve this quality indicator in your long-term care facility so that the percentage will become closer to the state percentage.
Part 1: For the first part , explore the following websites that are public sources of healthcare industry data: AHRQ; Find and Compare Nursing Homes, Hospitals, and Other Providers Near You; and About the National Quality Strategy. 
https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/?providerType=Physician&redirect=true%22%20%5C
https://www.ahrq.gov/workingforquality/about/index.html
https://www.ahrq.gov/
Types of data information: Describe the types of data information that the find-and-compare website contains on providers and hospitals.
Data example: Discuss one example of data from either the AHRQ site or National Quality Strategy site related to colonoscopy care and how this information could be valuable to a healthcare organization (you must provide the link for the data source that you used).
Part 2: In the second part t, you will select a process improvement framework from the list in the first item below and then apply that framework to your goal of lowering your facility’s metrics on pressure ulcer injuries. Nursing Home Pressure Ulcer Rates: Spring 2019 provides data on pressure ulcer injuries in long-term care facilities. You should consider preventative measures such as understanding which residents are at higher risk, ensuring frequent changes in their position, providing proper nutrition, and using specialized beds to reduce pressure on the skin. Write 2–3 pages for Part 2.
Specifically, you must address the following :
Differentiate between frameworks: Differentiate between the following problem-solving/performance improvement frameworks by examining their goals and processes:
Root cause analysis (RCA)
Plan-do-study-act investigation (PDSA)
Tracers
Failure mode effect analysis (FMEA)
Framework steps: Select one of the four frameworks and discuss each step in the process of your chosen framework.
Benefits of framework: Explain the value and benefits of your chosen framework.
Apply framework: Apply your framework to the problem at your facility with pressure ulcer injuries.
List what you would do in each step of your chosen framework for that issue.
Assess the significance of any data or metrics in each step.
Organizational process improvement: Discuss what healthcare organizational issue or process might need to be revised to improve the performance area.
Submit this as a Word document. It must be 3–4 pages in length. 

You are the quality director at a long-term care facility. Your manager has aske

You are the quality director at a long-term care facility. Your manager has asked you to investigate two areas of care: colonoscopy care and pressure ulcer injuries. Your facility has seen a recent increase in their patients needing colonoscopy care that goes beyond what your facility can provide. It would be helpful to gather information on the quality of colonoscopy care by local hospitals.
For pressure ulcer injuries, you are concerned about this quality indicator: the percentage of patients with pressure ulcer injuries that are new or that have worsened since their arrival at your facility. In your facility, that quality indicator is 15% of residents, while the state percentage is 2.5%. Your manager has requested that you investigate how to improve this quality indicator in your long-term care facility so that the percentage will become closer to the state percentage.
Part 1: For the first part , explore the following websites that are public sources of healthcare industry data: AHRQ; Find and Compare Nursing Homes, Hospitals, and Other Providers Near You; and About the National Quality Strategy. 
https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/?providerType=Physician&redirect=true%22%20%5C
https://www.ahrq.gov/workingforquality/about/index.html
https://www.ahrq.gov/
Types of data information: Describe the types of data information that the find-and-compare website contains on providers and hospitals.
Data example: Discuss one example of data from either the AHRQ site or National Quality Strategy site related to colonoscopy care and how this information could be valuable to a healthcare organization (you must provide the link for the data source that you used).
Part 2: In the second part t, you will select a process improvement framework from the list in the first item below and then apply that framework to your goal of lowering your facility’s metrics on pressure ulcer injuries. Nursing Home Pressure Ulcer Rates: Spring 2019 provides data on pressure ulcer injuries in long-term care facilities. You should consider preventative measures such as understanding which residents are at higher risk, ensuring frequent changes in their position, providing proper nutrition, and using specialized beds to reduce pressure on the skin. Write 2–3 pages for Part 2.
Specifically, you must address the following :
Differentiate between frameworks: Differentiate between the following problem-solving/performance improvement frameworks by examining their goals and processes:
Root cause analysis (RCA)
Plan-do-study-act investigation (PDSA)
Tracers
Failure mode effect analysis (FMEA)
Framework steps: Select one of the four frameworks and discuss each step in the process of your chosen framework.
Benefits of framework: Explain the value and benefits of your chosen framework.
Apply framework: Apply your framework to the problem at your facility with pressure ulcer injuries.
List what you would do in each step of your chosen framework for that issue.
Assess the significance of any data or metrics in each step.
Organizational process improvement: Discuss what healthcare organizational issue or process might need to be revised to improve the performance area.
Submit this as a Word document. It must be 3–4 pages in length. 

Evaluation of a Merger or Acquisition For your final work, you will be applying

Evaluation of a Merger or Acquisition
For your final work, you will be applying the concepts learned throughout this course to an analysis of a merger or an acquisition. Much of the information you will need to complete this analysis can be found in the company’s annual report. You may choose any recent merger or acquisition (within the last 5 years). Using the concepts from this course, you will analyze the success of the merger or acquisition.The completed project should include the information listed below.
Provide an introduction to the companies involved in the merger or acquisition. Include the companies’ background information and the reasons for the merger.
Evaluate the financial statements of both companies (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement).
Evaluate the potential and actual risks that occurred during the merger and what the companies could have done differently to mitigate these risks.
Discuss the companies’ management of human capital in the merger or acquisition.
Evaluate the soundness of the company’s financial policies after the merger (e.g., capital structure, debt, leverage, dividend policy, enterprise risk management, and others.) based on the material covered during class.
Include a synopsis of your findings, including your recommendations and rationale for whether the merger or acquisition was beneficial to both companies and your recommendation on best practices for moving forward.
This analysis should be at least three pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. Support your findings and recommendations with evidence from the annual report and at least five scholarly sources, such as the textbook, industry reports, and articles from the CSU Online Library. Use APA format to cite and reference all sources, including any websites that were used to access company information.

Imagine that you have been asked to deliver a presentation about the evolution o

Imagine that you have been asked to deliver a presentation about the evolution of leadership to a high school management class. Create a eight to ten slide PowerPoint presentation (excluding the title and references slides) that highlights three key ways in which leadership and management theory has evolved from the industrial age to the present. Use four outside sources in addition to the required readings to support the statements made within your presentation. Also, within the PowerPoint presentation, incorporate at least 100 words of speaker notes for each content slide. 

Consider the following statement: “Top leaders adjust their leadership style in

Consider the following statement: “Top leaders adjust their leadership style in order to best influence their followers.” Before conducting any research to evaluate the efficacy of this statement, jot down whether or not you inherently agree or disagree with it. Include an example to support your perspective. Next, review the discussions on situational, charismatic, and transformational leadership found in the Yukl (2013) text. Which of these models best relates to your perspective on leadership? Also, locate two additional sources (other than the required readings) to support or refute your initial reaction to the above quotation. 
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Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 3 and 4 in the textboo

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 3 and 4 in the textbook, look at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web page on The CDC Policy Process page, read the article How to Write a Health Policy Brief, and watch the movie Contagion. The full version of this movie is available for rent through Google Play, Netflix, YouTube, iTunes, and Amazon.com for $3.99 or less. This movie is about a contagious disease outbreak. Then, address the following questions, depending on your last name:
Group B: Last Name I through P
Examine at least two policies that were enacted by the CDC that attempted to help the situation and their effectiveness.
Explain one additional policy that you would have enacted if you had been in charge of mitigating this epidemic. How would it differ from a policy to mitigate a chronic disease?
Your initial post must be at least 300 words in length. Include your course text and one additional scholarly resource to support your work. All citations and references must adhere to APA formatting standards.

Evaluation of a Merger or Acquisition For your final work, you will be applying

Evaluation of a Merger or Acquisition
For your final work, you will be applying the concepts learned throughout this course to an analysis of a merger or an acquisition. Much of the information you will need to complete this analysis can be found in the company’s annual report. You may choose any recent merger or acquisition (within the last 5 years). Using the concepts from this course, you will analyze the success of the merger or acquisition.The completed project should include the information listed below.
Provide an introduction to the companies involved in the merger or acquisition. Include the companies’ background information and the reasons for the merger.
Evaluate the financial statements of both companies (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement).
Evaluate the potential and actual risks that occurred during the merger and what the companies could have done differently to mitigate these risks.
Discuss the companies’ management of human capital in the merger or acquisition.
Evaluate the soundness of the company’s financial policies after the merger (e.g., capital structure, debt, leverage, dividend policy, enterprise risk management, and others.) based on the material covered during class.
Include a synopsis of your findings, including your recommendations and rationale for whether the merger or acquisition was beneficial to both companies and your recommendation on best practices for moving forward.
This analysis should be at least three pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. Support your findings and recommendations with evidence from the annual report and at least five scholarly sources, such as the textbook, industry reports, and articles from the CSU Online Library. Use APA format to cite and reference all sources, including any websites that were used to access company information.

Imagine that you have been asked to deliver a presentation about the evolution o

Imagine that you have been asked to deliver a presentation about the evolution of leadership to a high school management class. Create a eight to ten slide PowerPoint presentation (excluding the title and references slides) that highlights three key ways in which leadership and management theory has evolved from the industrial age to the present. Use four outside sources in addition to the required readings to support the statements made within your presentation. Also, within the PowerPoint presentation, incorporate at least 100 words of speaker notes for each content slide. 

Consider the following statement: “Top leaders adjust their leadership style in

Consider the following statement: “Top leaders adjust their leadership style in order to best influence their followers.” Before conducting any research to evaluate the efficacy of this statement, jot down whether or not you inherently agree or disagree with it. Include an example to support your perspective. Next, review the discussions on situational, charismatic, and transformational leadership found in the Yukl (2013) text. Which of these models best relates to your perspective on leadership? Also, locate two additional sources (other than the required readings) to support or refute your initial reaction to the above quotation. 
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Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 3 and 4 in the textboo

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 3 and 4 in the textbook, look at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web page on The CDC Policy Process page, read the article How to Write a Health Policy Brief, and watch the movie Contagion. The full version of this movie is available for rent through Google Play, Netflix, YouTube, iTunes, and Amazon.com for $3.99 or less. This movie is about a contagious disease outbreak. Then, address the following questions, depending on your last name:
Group B: Last Name I through P
Examine at least two policies that were enacted by the CDC that attempted to help the situation and their effectiveness.
Explain one additional policy that you would have enacted if you had been in charge of mitigating this epidemic. How would it differ from a policy to mitigate a chronic disease?
Your initial post must be at least 300 words in length. Include your course text and one additional scholarly resource to support your work. All citations and references must adhere to APA formatting standards.