HSM 543 Topic Selection

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HSM 543 Topic Selection
Please submit your chosen topic and outline for my approval. This will be due along with your..

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HSM 543 Topic Selection

HSM 543 Topic Selection

Course Project Topic Selection and Outline Week 3 – “Personnel Recruitment and Retention”

Objectives

Please submit your chosen topic and outline for my approval. This will be due along with your Course Project Outline. If you are having difficulty in selecting a topic, please contact me during Week 2 to discuss possible topics that will be of interest and relevant to your own career plans.

Some topical areas that previous HSM543 students have used successfully for this Course Project include the following.

  • Accounts receivable cycles
  • Operating budget processes
  • Capital budget processes
  • Hospital strategic planning
  • Board of directors reporting
  • Cash flow management
  • Managing hospital investments
  • Healthcare variance reporting
  • Hospital wage and benefit management
  • Personnel recruitment and retention
  • Funding of a construction project
  • Fundraising for a healthcare facility
  • Avenues for grant funding in healthcare

Regardless of your topic, you will be identifying and clearly stating a particular problem or management issue in which an element of the identified problem or situation is not meeting expectations. A few examples follow.

  • Cash flow to the hospital is inadequate. The CFO does not have enough cash on hand to pay operating bills in a timely manner. How will you improve cash flow?
  • Hospital investments are currently in CDs, which are earning very low interest rates. A higher return on investment is needed. What are better options for your specific type of healthcare facility, and what is the risk associated with each type of investment recommended?
  • The clinic cannot recruit and retain enough nurses to keep up with its growing patient population. How will you find more qualified nurses, and how will you keep them once you have hired them?
  • The hospital facility itself needs to be replaced. How will you determine the capital needs for the project, and how will the funds be raised to accomplish this?

Remember that what appears to be the problem may actually be just a symptom of a bigger problem, so dig deep to be sure you’ve identified the real problem. If there appears to be more than one problem or issue, decide if they are separate or related issues. You will be stating the problem in the form of a question.

You will be given feedback to make sure that you’re on the right track for this assignment. This is due in Week 3.

CategoryPoints%Description
Outline Total70100 %A quality submission this week will be 1–2 pages in length and include the following:

·         Identify the topic you have chosen for the Course Project.

·         A summary of the topic you will be writing about and its importance in the healthcare industry should be included.

·         Define the problem that you will be trying to suggest a solution for.

·         Identify possible solutions.

·         Describe the sources you will be using to conduct your research and analysis.

Course Project Submission: Submit your assignment for grading (200 points).

Read the possible topic choices. Choose your term paper topic and submit it for my review. This will be due along with your Course Project Outline (both items in the same document). Your topic choice will be reviewed, and you will receive feedback and/or approval of your topic choice. You do not have to select one of the listed topics. If there is a labor relations topic that you would like to write about that is not listed, let the instructor know. The appropriateness of the topic will be evaluated against which CO your paper is intended to address.

Course Project Outline

Once you begin your research, you will need to create an outline showing how your paper will be presented. Submit your outline.

A summary of the topic you have chosen for the Course Project and its importance in the healthcare industry is due this week. Submit your outline. Please be sure to include the course number and your name in the title of the document. The outline should be about 1–2 pages in length and include the following:

  • Identify the topic you will be writing about.
  • Define the problem that you will be trying to suggest a solution for.
  • Identify possible solutions.
  • Describe the sources you will be using to conduct your research and analysis.

Preview: For this course project, the author proposes to research and write about the topic Personnel Recruitment and Retention.  In particular, the project aims to find solutions to the following problem: How can a hospital…