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Question;explain why strategic management has become crucial in today?s dynamic health care environment.What types of changes are likely to occur in the health care environment in the next several years?week 2What competitor information categories are useful in competitor analysis? Are these categories appropriate for health care organizations? How can these information categories provide a focus for information gathering and strategic decision making?Discussion Question 2 W2Consider the institution in Case 4 ? OR Solutions Reaches a Crossroad to illustrate the three steps in Exhibit 4-3: Strategic Thinking Map for Discovering Competitive Advantages and Disadvantages (p. 137 in textbook).Discussion Question 1 W3Think of an organization that you know relatively well and attempt to construct a mission statement in light of the components of missions discussed in this chapter. What components did you choose to emphasize in this statement? Why? What component do you think really embodies the distinctiveness of the organization?Discussion Question 2 W3ConsiderCase 7 ? Indian Health Service: Creating a Climate for Changeto recommend values for this agency. Why are values referred to as an organization?s guiding principles? In what sense do values constitute a directional strategy for the organization?Discussion Question 1 W4Examine Exhibit 6-4 Strategic Thinking Map ? Hierarchy of Strategic Decisions and Alternatives (p. 201 of textbook) and apply to a health care organization you are familiar with to illustrate each component: the institution?s direction strategies, adaptive strategies, market entry strategies, competitive strategies, and implementation strategies. If you wish to use Case 10 or 12 for the institution example you may do so if you are not currently in the health care field and familiar with an existing organization.Discussion Question 2 W4ConsiderCase 11 ? Riverview Regional Medical Center: An HMA Facilityto describe the product life cycle. How is it useful for thinking about the adaptive strategy of a health care organization?Discussion Question 1 W5Explain the difference between pre-service, point-of-service, and after-service. What elements are central to each? Provide an example of how an organization might create a competitive advantage in each of these areas.Discussion Question 2 W5ConsiderCase 13 ? Emanuel Medical Center: Crisis in the Health Care Industryas an example to discuss various ways that health care providers can define the market that they want to serveDiscussion Question 1 W6In consideringCase 18 ? The Premier Health Care Alliance Emergesas an example, which do you think changes first, strategy or structure? After formulating your answer and making your case, argue the opposite positionDiscussion Question 2 W6What are the primary differences in the human resources strategies needed for expansion, contraction, and maintenance of scope? Which type of adaptive strategy is the most difficult to implement from a human resources perspective? Why?Week 7 Discussion - Question 1ConsiderCase 20 ? Emergency Care Groupto examine important components of action plans from the Chapter 10 text book information. Which components do you think are the most important in this firm? Which are the least important for the firm? Explain your response.Week 7 Discussion - Question 2What are some of the primary barriers to the effective implementation of strategies in health care organizations? How can each one be overcome or removed?="msonormal">reflectionsReflect on the week's activity and post your opinions on the topics, what you learned from your and your classmates' research on the week's discussion topics, and how you can apply this material to your career interests. The weekly reflection should be substantial in length (3-5 paragraphs or 300-500 words) and meet professional standards in content, punctuation, writing style and APA guidelines for in-text cites and references if used. Your submission needs to be respectful and supportive in tone.The weekly reflection is a possible 15 points.When you reply to this thread with your weekly reflection to address how you benefited and applied the weekly material, please add your last name first to the subject box (i.e., Beasley Self-Reflection).="color:>nswer the following questions regarding Case 1 ? The Pharmaceutical Industry: An Industry Note.Your answers should be typed in Microsoft Word document, comprise 3-4 pages for the body in this essay format paper, and meet APA 6 Ed. guidelines (except no Abstract will be used for this short paper). Your paper should follow (and include) the same main headings found below (remember to center main headings). At least four secondary (in addition to our text) peer-reviewed sources properly cited and referenced are required, along with our text used for this paper. You will attach your paper using the assignment link (see the Assignment Submission link under the Weekly Materials for Week 1).Case 1 Assignment QuestionsIntroductionDescribe the pharmacy industry and products and introduce your paper.Market size and major playersDescribe the pharmaceutical market.What countries are the largest consumers both in capita and total spending?What role has globalization taken in the pharmaceutical market?Research and developmentWhat role does research and development play in the pharmaceutical industry?Who pays for research and development costs?What is more important to a pharmaceutical company - research and development or sales and marketing?RegulationWhat is the process for getting a new drug approved?ConclusionWhat conclusions can be drawn from your literature review of the pharmacy industry?Chapter Four of Strategic Management of Health Care Organizationsdefines and describes the value chain. Pick a healthcare organization and identify two of the organization?s strengths and two of the organization?s weaknesses using the value chain. Then determine the competitive relevance of the strengths and weaknesses you have identified.Your answers should be typed in Microsoft Word document, comprise 4-5 pages for the body in this essay format paper, and meet APA 6 Ed. guidelines (except no Abstract will be used for this short paper). Your paper should follow (and include) the same main headings found below (remember to center main headings). At least four secondary (in addition to our text) peer-reviewed sources properly cited and referenced are required, along with our text used for this paper. You will attach your paper using the assignment link (see the Assignment Submission link under the Weekly Materials for Week 2).Assignment Questions week 2IntroductionDefine and describe the value chain.Introduce the healthcare organization you will be writing about and the topic of your paper.Strengths and weaknessesDefine and describe two organizational strengths you have identified using the value chain.Define and describe two organizational Weaknesses you have identified using the value chain. The competitive relevance of the strengths and weaknessesDefine and describe the competitive relevance of the strengths you have identified.Define and describe the competitive relevance of the weaknesses you have identified. ConclusionWhat conclusions can be drawn from your literature review and study?hapter Nine of Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations discussed organizational structure. Answer the questions below in your assignment paper. Your answers should be typed in Microsoft Word document, comprise 4-5 pages for the body in this paper, and meet APA 6 Ed. guidelines (except no Abstract will be used for this short paper). Your essay paper should follow (and include) the same main headings found below (remember to center main headings). Be sure to answer all questions listed. At least five secondary (in addition to our text) peer-reviewed sources properly cited and referenced are required, along with our text used for this paper. You will attach your paper using the assignment link (see the Assignment Link under the Weekly Materials for Week 6).Week 6 Assignment PaperIntroductionWhat is organizational structure?Introduce your paper.Organizational Structure and Implementing StrategyHow does organizational structure implement strategy?Building Blocks of StructureWhat are the basic building blocks of structure?Advantages and Disadvantages of Building Blocks of StructureWhat are the advantages and disadvantages of each of the building blocks of structure?ConclusionWhat conclusions can be drawn from your literature review and paper?

 

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