week 2 401 controlling costs

Unit 2 Assignment – Controlling Costs

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  • Points 85
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Instructions:

In this unit, we discussed various methods of controlling costs, as well as new ways health care organizations are working to reach their patient populations. For this assignment, consider yourself in the following scenario:

Scenario:

You sit on an advisory board for a large health care system. The system’s leadership has proposed adding one of the following options to their services: Telemedicine or a Retail Clinic within a local store.

Respond to the following in a Word document, using headings to separate each point. Approximately two pages in length:

  • Considering both business and patient care perspectives, which option would you endorse, and why?
  • What research evidence supports your decision? Summarize your research findings, including in-text citations as applicable.
  • How does this new project support cost control?
  • What areas of concern should the health system be mindful of if pursuing this project?
  • Provide a conclusion with your official recommendation in one paragraph.
  • Include a minimum of two scholarly sources on a reference page; APA format should be followed throughout.

Please review the rubric to ensure that your assignment meets criteria.

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  • Assignment in a Word document (.doc) or PDF

Rubric

HC401 – Unit 2 Assignment

HC401 – Unit 2 Assignment

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

30.0 pts

5

Demonstrates the ability to construct a clear and insightful problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of all relevant contextual factors.

28.0 pts

4

Demonstrates the ability to construct a problem statement, thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of most relevant contextual factors, and problem statement is adequately detailed.

24.0 pts

3

Begins to demonstrate the ability to construct a problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of most relevant contextual factors, but problem statement is superficial.

22.0 pts

2

Demonstrates a limited ability in identifying a problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement or related contextual factors.

18.0 pts

1

Demonstrates the ability to explain contextual facts but does not provide a defined statement.

0.0 pts

0

There is no evidence of a defined statement.

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysisPRICE-P

40.0 pts

5

Organizes and compares evidence to reveal insightful patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.

37.0 pts

4

Organizes and interprets evidence to reveal patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.

32.0 pts

3

Organizes and describes evidence according to patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.

29.0 pts

2

Organizes evidence, but the organization is not effective in revealing patterns, differences, or similarities.

24.0 pts

1

Describes evidence, but it is not organized and/ or is unrelated to focus.

0.0 pts

0

Lists evidence, but it is not organized and/ or is unrelated to focus.

40.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting

10.0 pts

5

The paper exhibits a excellent command of written English language conventions. The paper has no errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling.

9.0 pts

4

The paper exhibits a good command of written English language conventions. The paper has no errors in mechanics, or spelling with minor grammatical errors that impair the flow of communication.

8.0 pts

3

The paper exhibits a basic command of written English language conventions. The paper has minor errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that impact the flow of communication.

7.0 pts

2

The paper exhibits a limited command of written English language conventions. The paper has frequent errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that impede the flow of communication.

6.0 pts

1

The paper exhibits little command of written English language conventions. The paper has errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that cause the reader to stop and reread parts of the writing to discern meaning.

0.0 pts

0

The paper does not demonstrate command of written English language conventions. The paper has multiple errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that cause the reader difficulty discerning the meaning.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPAPRICE-I

5.0 pts

5

The required APA elements are all included with correct formatting, including in-text citations and references.

4.5 pts

4

The required APA elements are all included with minor formatting errors, including in-text citations and references.

4.0 pts

3

The required APA elements are all included with multiple formatting errors, including in-text citations and references.

3.5 pts

2

The required APA elements are not all included. AND/OR there are major formatting errors, including in-text citations and references.

3.0 pts

1

Several APA elements are missing. The errors in formatting demonstrate limited understanding of APA guidelines, in-text-citations, and references.

0.0 pts

0

There is little to no evidence of APA formatting. AND/OR there are no in-text citations AND/OR references.

5.0 pts

Total Points: 85.0

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