Due Thursday (23 pts)
Write a 175- to 265-word response to the following:
- Where do you think the greatest challenges to healthcare systems lies: resilience, self-organization, or hierarchy? Defend your answer.
Due Monday (23 pts)
Read and respond to at least two of your classmate’s discussion posts. Be constructive and professional with your thoughts, feedback or suggestions.
Assignment: SWOT Analysis
In Week Two, you created a systems thinking diagram that mapped the stock, inflows, outflows, and feedback loops of an organization. As you become more familiar with your environment and the relationships and interactions between departments and people, you will begin to discover existing strengths and weaknesses. The analysis of the weaknesses and threats to a system is essential during the initial phase to make operational improvements, and it will reveal existing opportunities to plan and execute effective solutions.
Watch Analysis Phase of a Project for guidance on things to consider and what to do in the initial phase of a project.
For more information about conducting a SWOT Analysis, check out the following resources:
Assignment Instructions Complete a SWOT Analysis of your organization. Use the SWOT Analysis Worksheet and complete the following steps:
Complete a preliminary walk around the organization to scan the environment for strengths, weaknesses, potential opportunities, and potential threats (e.g., workflows, products, personnel, processes).
Follow up with additional research that may provide clarity on elements that you are hesitant or indecisive to list.
Review your systems Thinking Diagram from Week Two and determine if there are any details you can add or adjustments you can make to enhance your understanding of the organizational system.
Write an objective for your SWOT analysis.
List the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, potential opportunities, and potential threats.
Select the items that should be prioritized.
Cite 3 reputable references to support your SWOT Analysis (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality). Format your assignment according to APA guidelines. Click the Add Content button below to insert your assignment. When you are ready to turn it in, click the Submit button. For additional help, check out the ULTRA: Access your assignments page.
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Team Assignment: Systems Thinking on a National Level, Part 1
Get together with your Learning Team on a conference call (e.g., phone, FaceTime, Skype) and review the Systems Thinking Diagram assignment that you each completed in Week Two. Discuss systems thinking and any insight or challenges you have experienced tackling the concept.
Look ahead to the Learning Team assignments over the next few weeks and review the instructions together. This assignment is similar to the Week Two Systems Thinking Diagram assignment you completed last week. For the Week Six assignment, you will work together to identify an issue in health care that affects the industry at a national level and then create a systems thinking diagram of that issue along with a 1- to 2-page paper.
· Assignment Instructions
To begin, discuss the various national health care issues currently affecting the industry and select one that you want to focus on for the remaining three Learning Team assignments in this course.
Use systems thinking and begin to draft a diagram that maps the complexities of the health care issue and the many variables that influence it.
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