Management Issues SWOT Analysis Discussion

Part 1: Management Issues

Length: 400 words

As a leader within a healthcare organization, whether large or small, you need to understand the governance structure of the organization and your role.  

What are the three components      of the governance structure of a healthcare organization?

What is the difference between      corporate governance and clinical governance?  Are they independent      or co-dependent?

What are the main areas of      organizational performance oversight for the governing body of a      healthcare organization and what tools are used to monitor performance?

Imagine yourself in the role of      a department head, what would your responsibilities be in the governance      of the organization?

Part 2: Management Issues

  • Length: 12 PP Slides (plus title and reference slide)

Healthcare managers must deal with three components of healthcare delivery: access to care, quality of care and the cost of care.  With the move to a value based care model from fee for service, there is a stronger connection between quality of care and payment.  Organizations that accredit healthcare facilities such as The Joint Commission focus on quality standards.   These organizations may also hold what is called “deemed status”.  This means that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) will accept accreditation of a healthcare facility by an accrediting organization such as The Joint Commission as meeting the Conditions of Participation (CoPs).  Healthcare organizations that meet the CoPs are eligible for reimbursement for the care of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Thus, the standards for accreditation include those that align with the CoPs.  Managers must ensure that their organization meets these standards.

  • Prepare a PowerPoint Presentation of 12-15 slides, not including title page and reference page, with 150-300 words of speaker notes. Review the CMS Conditions of Participation for the type of health care organization that you chose in Week 1 and that you have used throughout this course.

Identify at least two sections      of the CoPs (e.g., patient rights, medical record services).

  • Explain how these sections are      implemented in your selected health care facility.

Compare and discuss how these      sections might be implemented differently in another type of health care      facility.

  • Make recommendations for how      your healthcare facility could make improvements to ensure meeting the      CoPs. 

In addition to the two CoPs      that you have chosen, describe the Emergency Preparedness CoP, and how      your health care facility will implement this standard.

You can research the CoPs for your chosen health care organization in the Code of Federal Regulations at 24CFR utilizing the links below:

Hospitals  (Part      482):

Ambulatory Surgical Centers      (ASC)  (Part 416):…

Hospice (Part 418):;node=42%3A3.

Home Health Agencies (Part      484):…

Other Specialized Providers      (Part 485):

Note: Use APA style to cite at least 2 scholarly sources

Part 3: Management Issues (cont)

Length: SWOT analysis and 4 pages

An integral part of the strategic planning process is to gather information. One method of doing this is by conducting a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis. Now that you have reviewed your chosen standards, you will examine the impact of both internal and external forces on your chosen facility.

  • Conduct a SWOT analysis for      your chosen facility that examines the forces that may affect the      facility.

Be sure to pay particular      attention to the issues of financing, productivity, and marketing, as well      as others you feel have the potential to impact the facility.

  • Present your SWOT analysis      using a standard SWOT analysis matrix.

Below your SWOT analysis,      identify and discuss at least one issue from each section of your SWOT      analysis in further detail in an effort to analyze why you feel the chosen      issue may have the greatest impact on the facility.

  • When discussing your weakness       and threats, be sure to include:

12 goals that should        be created to improve in these areas

  • A brief description (12        paragraphs) of a plan of action to improve in these areas that includes        how you will accomplish the goals that you set in the first bullet        point. In an action plan, there is usually a time frame, steps to how        you plan to meet the goals you set, and how you will measure the goals.