Overview In this formative activity, you will explore Lean and Six Sigma conce

 
Overview
In this formative activity, you will explore Lean and Six Sigma concepts applied to health care for process and performance improvement. Consider how Lean and Six Sigma could be applied to improve health care economics and the application of health care financial and funding models. You will write a paper to summarize the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma and the application of Lean and Six Sigma in a selected case study.
Preparation
Read the Using DMAIC To Improve Nursing Shift-Change AssignmentsLinks to an external site. case study. Your assignment is based on it. (If desired, you can download a PDF version of the case study if you agree to the free registration on the ASQ site)
Instructions
Write 1–2 pages in which you:
Summarize the application of Lean and Six Sigma in the case study.
Describe ways in which Lean and Six Sigma could be applied to improve health care economics and the application of health care financial and funding models.
Use at least two sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The library is your home for SWS assistance, including citations and formatting. Please refer to the Library site for all support. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Resources

  Overview In this formative activity, you will explore Lean and Six Sigma conce

 
Overview
In this formative activity, you will explore Lean and Six Sigma concepts applied to health care for process and performance improvement. Consider how Lean and Six Sigma could be applied to improve health care economics and the application of health care financial and funding models. You will write a paper to summarize the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma and the application of Lean and Six Sigma in a selected case study.
Preparation
Read the Using DMAIC To Improve Nursing Shift-Change AssignmentsLinks to an external site. case study. Your assignment is based on it. (If desired, you can download a PDF version of the case study if you agree to the free registration on the ASQ site)
Instructions
Write 1–2 pages in which you:
Summarize the application of Lean and Six Sigma in the case study.
Describe ways in which Lean and Six Sigma could be applied to improve health care economics and the application of health care financial and funding models.
Use at least two sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The library is your home for SWS assistance, including citations and formatting. Please refer to the Library site for all support. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Resources

 Required textbook:  Landesman, L., Gershon, R., Gebble, E.N., and Merdjanoff, A

 Required textbook:  Landesman, L., Gershon, R., Gebble, E.N., and Merdjanoff, A.A. (2021), Public Health Management of Disasters (5th edition), American Public Health Association. ISBN 9780875533216.  
Read Chapter 15 and Appendix BB.
If you have not already, please watch the video from the Overview, and read the article I posted in an announcement on February 11, “New development: Digital social care—the ‘high-tech and low-touch’ transformation in public services.” Since we have been incorporating AI throughout our term, what are the ethical implications of the use of AI in public health preparedness and disaster response? Be sure to use the video, text, and the article in your initial post, and you may incorporate the research that you have been doing for your final project.  post a 500-word reply to this question 
Required weekly videos to view: https://youtu.be/9gyx8U7wCqQ

  Overview In your position as an economic health care consultant, you have been

 
Overview
In your position as an economic health care consultant, you have been asked by your manager to write a memo on the most pressing economic issue that is affecting healthcare delivery in the United States and to craft a plan for mitigating this issue. Your memo should include a detailed description of the issue, the application of economic tools to address the problem (e.g. supply and demand curve, cost curve), an analysis and comparison of the United States healthcare system with at least one other country, and a critique of the United States government and private sectors to effectively address the economic issue.
You may want to consider economic issues such as nursing shortages, pharmaceutical drug prices, access to healthcare, rising healthcare costs, or chronic diseases.
You may also want to review the resource, How to Write a Memo in 8 StepsLinks to an external site..
Instructions
Write a 3-4 page memo that includes the following:
State the purpose of your memo by explaining the healthcare economic issue that is affecting healthcare delivery.
Develop a problem statement and explain how economic tools can be used to analyze the economic issue. (e.g. supply and demand curves, cost curve).
Formulate a call to action that includes specific strategies that relevant entities/stakeholders may use to address the selected issue from an economic perspective supported with a rationale for the strategy.
Analyze the United States healthcare system in comparison with at least one other country, where the United States can apply economic best practices from the other country to support the strategies for addressing the issue.
Critique the likelihood of the government and the private sector to effectively address the issue. (e.g. cost, quality, and access).
Use at least three sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
Formatting Requirements
For the purpose of this assignment, your submitted memo should follow these formatting requirements:
Include a heading of who the memo is addressed to, who the memo is from, the date of the memo, and the subject of the memo.
Must be double-spaced.
Include in-text citations.
Include a source list on the last page.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The library is your home for SWS assistance, including citations and formatting. Please refer to the Library site for all support. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Analyze health care issues using economic decision-making principles.
Evaluate health care cost and efficiency issues using economic tools from the public and private sector healthcare markets.
Assess current U.S. health care financing and funding models, including policy, regulations, and national trends.

  Overview In your position as an economic health care consultant, you have been

 
Overview
In your position as an economic health care consultant, you have been asked by your manager to write a memo on the most pressing economic issue that is affecting healthcare delivery in the United States and to craft a plan for mitigating this issue. Your memo should include a detailed description of the issue, the application of economic tools to address the problem (e.g. supply and demand curve, cost curve), an analysis and comparison of the United States healthcare system with at least one other country, and a critique of the United States government and private sectors to effectively address the economic issue.
You may want to consider economic issues such as nursing shortages, pharmaceutical drug prices, access to healthcare, rising healthcare costs, or chronic diseases.
You may also want to review the resource, How to Write a Memo in 8 StepsLinks to an external site..
Instructions
Write a 3-4 page memo that includes the following:
State the purpose of your memo by explaining the healthcare economic issue that is affecting healthcare delivery.
Develop a problem statement and explain how economic tools can be used to analyze the economic issue. (e.g. supply and demand curves, cost curve).
Formulate a call to action that includes specific strategies that relevant entities/stakeholders may use to address the selected issue from an economic perspective supported with a rationale for the strategy.
Analyze the United States healthcare system in comparison with at least one other country, where the United States can apply economic best practices from the other country to support the strategies for addressing the issue.
Critique the likelihood of the government and the private sector to effectively address the issue. (e.g. cost, quality, and access).
Use at least three sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
Formatting Requirements
For the purpose of this assignment, your submitted memo should follow these formatting requirements:
Include a heading of who the memo is addressed to, who the memo is from, the date of the memo, and the subject of the memo.
Must be double-spaced.
Include in-text citations.
Include a source list on the last page.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The library is your home for SWS assistance, including citations and formatting. Please refer to the Library site for all support. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Analyze health care issues using economic decision-making principles.
Evaluate health care cost and efficiency issues using economic tools from the public and private sector healthcare markets.
Assess current U.S. health care financing and funding models, including policy, regulations, and national trends.

 Required textbook:  Landesman, L., Gershon, R., Gebble, E.N., and Merdjanoff, A

 Required textbook:  Landesman, L., Gershon, R., Gebble, E.N., and Merdjanoff, A.A. (2021), Public Health Management of Disasters (5th edition), American Public Health Association. ISBN 9780875533216.  
Read Chapter 15 and Appendix BB.
If you have not already, please watch the video from the Overview, and read the article I posted in an announcement on February 11, “New development: Digital social care—the ‘high-tech and low-touch’ transformation in public services.” Since we have been incorporating AI throughout our term, what are the ethical implications of the use of AI in public health preparedness and disaster response? Be sure to use the video, text, and the article in your initial post, and you may incorporate the research that you have been doing for your final project.  post a 500-word reply to this question 
Required weekly videos to view: https://youtu.be/9gyx8U7wCqQ

  Self-reflection is a crucial aspect of learning. It involves taking the time t

 
Self-reflection is a crucial aspect of learning. It involves taking the time to ponder upon the presented information, identifying what captured our interest the most, assessing our feelings towards the information, and determining the questions that remain unanswered. Engaging in such critical thinking is necessary for growth and development.
1. Three
In this discussion post, you are required to write three concepts, topics, theories, or anything else that you have learned in your own words after reading the assigned chapters and completing the smartbooks, as well as the chapter explorations. 
You should explain what made you choose these topics and provide a critical reflection about the material, instead of just a simple definition. It is important to demonstrate not only your understanding of the concept but also your ability to define it using your own words.  (/6 points).
2. Two
Identify two topics, theories, concepts, etc. you found interesting and would like to research further. How do these concepts relate to you personally or professionally (in your current or future career)? (/4 points)
3. One
Identify at least one question you are still curious about after reading the chapters. This could be a postulation of whether or not a study is still relevant, a confusing concept, how a concept relates to individuals in other societies, etc. Be specific in your response. [Nothing scores a zero.}( /2points)
Your response must be a minimum of 250 words. (/1pt). 
Use paragraphs and complete sentences to fully explore the prompt given. The idea is to delve into your understanding of the concepts and topics being covered to gain personal knowledge.
3-2-1 Grading Rubric
Maximum Points
Identified and explained in my own voice, three topics/theories/concepts, etc. learned from the material. (    /6 pts)
Identified two interesting topics/theories/concepts they would like to learn more about. Discussed in depth why they wanted to learn more in terms of how these concepts were personally, professionally, or otherwise relevant. (  /4 points)
Identified one question that they were still curious about after reading the chapters. (    /2 points)
The discussion was a minimum of 250 words. (/1 point)

  Self-reflection is a crucial aspect of learning. It involves taking the time t

 
Self-reflection is a crucial aspect of learning. It involves taking the time to ponder upon the presented information, identifying what captured our interest the most, assessing our feelings towards the information, and determining the questions that remain unanswered. Engaging in such critical thinking is necessary for growth and development.
1. Three
In this discussion post, you are required to write three concepts, topics, theories, or anything else that you have learned in your own words after reading the assigned chapters and completing the smartbooks, as well as the chapter explorations. 
You should explain what made you choose these topics and provide a critical reflection about the material, instead of just a simple definition. It is important to demonstrate not only your understanding of the concept but also your ability to define it using your own words.  (/6 points).
2. Two
Identify two topics, theories, concepts, etc. you found interesting and would like to research further. How do these concepts relate to you personally or professionally (in your current or future career)? (/4 points)
3. One
Identify at least one question you are still curious about after reading the chapters. This could be a postulation of whether or not a study is still relevant, a confusing concept, how a concept relates to individuals in other societies, etc. Be specific in your response. [Nothing scores a zero.}( /2points)
Your response must be a minimum of 250 words. (/1pt). 
Use paragraphs and complete sentences to fully explore the prompt given. The idea is to delve into your understanding of the concepts and topics being covered to gain personal knowledge.
3-2-1 Grading Rubric
Maximum Points
Identified and explained in my own voice, three topics/theories/concepts, etc. learned from the material. (    /6 pts)
Identified two interesting topics/theories/concepts they would like to learn more about. Discussed in depth why they wanted to learn more in terms of how these concepts were personally, professionally, or otherwise relevant. (  /4 points)
Identified one question that they were still curious about after reading the chapters. (    /2 points)
The discussion was a minimum of 250 words. (/1 point)