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 spheres where you will map out and describe a minimum of five (5) organizational policies linked to federal or state legislative mandates. Note some policies may be required for accreditation and also related to public policy. This is the case with many NCQA standards.
Prepare a final PowerPoint presentation with no more than 10-15 content slides. A cover and reference slide must be provided. Draw on what you have learned throughout the class including: a summary of each organizational policy and the federal/state legislative roots for each policy (by name and statute), any pending changes to the legislation, and your metrics for the organization in terms of performance.
Health Management Areas (select one):
- facilities planning and maintenance
- occupational health & safety
- prevention programs for health disparities
- payment processing and billing
- human resources
- health information technology and EMR
- pharmacy services
- laboratory services
- supply chain Medical Equipment/ Technology
- patient/customer and community relations
- patient support services
- strategic planning and new service development
- advertising or marketing
- Internal Quality Control
- Direct Patient Care
To clarify…..if you do not work in, and/or have access to a policy manual for a healthcare organization, there are many sample policies if you google the topic you have chosen.