AHS 407 Individual Assignment No. 1 is designed to orient you to the importance and extent that strategic planning is part of the healthcare administration environment. Strategic activities are regularly reported in the healthcare media. For this exercise you must explore the general healthcare literature and find two (2) reports in two different publications (can be different volumes of the same journal) that identify and/or discuss a healthcare organization’s strategy. These publications cannot be online journals. Your one-page report on each of these organizations should include the following information:
§ The name of the publication, date and volume number. § The Title of the article.
§ The name of the organization and a brief description of its operations.
§ The strategy being used by the organization and the type of strategy based on the Strategic Thinking Map presented in our course materials.
§ The names AND position of the executive(s) discussed as being involved or responsible for the strategy.
§ The Mission, Values and Vision Statements for the organization (This may be obtained from sources other than the article, e.g., organizational web sites.
§ Explain how the strategy is being implemented and any other pertinent facts about the strategy (HINT: Look for key words from our Strategy materials).
§ The environmental conditions that warrant using the strategy.
The journal should be from a time frame of the past one and a half years (let’s say January 2012 to give a little slack) and can also include general media such as newspapers and journals such as Time or Newsweek although your likely success will be with journals such as Modern Healthcare or Hospitals and Health Networks(HHN). Just remember that the source must be a printed source, not an online source.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||09/15/2013 12:00 am