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This is a CLC assignment. Your instructor will assign you to a group assignment Collaborative Learning Community (CLC).

You will be assigned to work on one of the following three projects. Refer to the CLC Resources document.

  1. Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)
  2. Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  3. Community Health Program (CHP)

Each CLC will create a business plan for their assigned project.

The CLC Business Plan will contain the sections and components common to typical business plan models. The specific needs of each project will determine the appropriate model to use. Whichever model you choose, include:

  1. Description of product or service
  2. Business and industry profile
  3. Marketing components
  4. Financial information
  5. Operational plan

Read individual directions for each project in the CLC Resources document.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

<pclass=”msonormal”>HCA 620: Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)

CLC Business Plan

1) Your instructor will assign you to a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC).

2) The scenario for your CLC is presented below.

3) Your CLC will work together to write a single document.

4) The CLC Business Plan needs to be of professional quality, demonstrating a high level of thought, research, and writing skill.

5) The business plan needs to be similar in format, content, and quality to actual business plans in the health care industry.

6) The CLC Business Plan is based on a hypothetical situation. Therefore, you will need to be creative. While the information included in the plan will be contrived, make a reasonable attempt to be realistic. This will require research and imagination. Financial projections and timelines are not expected to be exact; feasible approximations are expected.

7) Designate a project manager to oversee the overall writing of the CLC Business Plan. An equitable division of tasks is the most efficient way to complete the assignment.

8) The CLC Business Plan will contain the sections and components common to typical business plan models. The specific needs of each project will determine the appropriate model to use. Whichever model you choose include:

  1. a) Description of product or service
  2. b) Business and industry profile
  3. c) Marketing components
  4. d) Financial information
  5. e) Operational plan

Note: Virtually all business plans contain an executive summary. The executive summary for the CLC Business Plan will be included in the Individual Project Plan, which is due in Module 8. Individual CLC members will write their own executive summary of their CLC Business Plan.

Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)

Background:

You are a project manager for a 300-bed community hospital with a 100-physician medical group consisting of primary care and specialty physicians including 20 surgeons of various specialties. Included in this are four well known and respected orthopedic surgeons who contribute significantly to the hospital’s surgery volumes. Senior leadership of the hospital has asked you to put together a proposal for the addition of an outpatient surgery center to be constructed in a new space attached to the hospital.

Important factors for consideration in your proposal include:

  • Patient flow
  • Number of rooms needed
  • Operating room (OR) equipment
  • Sterilization equipment
  • Office equipment
  • Construction factors: contractor selection, timelines, permitting, licensing, architecture and interior design, etc.
  • Volumes lost in main OR versus volume gain from outpatient environment and increased capacity
  • Staffing

o Make the following assumptions per operating room:

  • One RN
  • One scrub tech
  • Four pre-op RNs
  • Four post-op RNs
  • Two registration clerks
  • One custodian
  • Two sterilization clerks
  • Registration process
  • Pre-op process
  • Post-op process
  • Coding/billing process
  • Physician space (Changing rooms, workspace for paper work)
  • Staff space (Changing rooms, break room)
  • Effects of political aspects of meeting physician needs on both the surgery center’s performance and that of the main OR in the hospital. Also, any that may occur between surgical specialists.
  • Financial impacts of an ASC
  • Trend analysis: are ambulatory surgery centers a growing or diminishing trend?
  • Typical competition of an ASC
  • Should it be attached to the hospital, etc?
  • Marketing – who are major audiences?
  • Training
  • Certification

HCA 620: Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

CLC Business Plan

9) Your instructor will assign you to a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC).

10) The scenario for your CLC is presented below.

11) Your CLC will work together to write a single document.

12) The CLC Business Plan needs to be of professional quality, demonstrating a high level of thought, research, and writing skill.

13) The business plan needs to be similar in format, content, and quality to actual business plans in the health care industry.

14) The CLC Business Plan is based on a hypothetical situation. Therefore, you will need to be creative. While the information included in the plan will be contrived, make a reasonable attempt to be realistic. This will require research and imagination. Financial projections and timelines are not expected to be exact; feasible approximations are expected.

15) Designate a project manager to oversee the overall writing of the CLC Business Plan. An equitable division of tasks is the most efficient way to complete the assignment.

16) The CLC Business Plan will contain the sections and components common to typical business plan models. The specific needs of each project will determine the appropriate model to use. Whichever model you choose include:

  1. a) Description of product or service
  2. b) Business and industry profile
  3. c) Marketing components
  4. d) Financial information
  5. e) Operational plan

Note: Virtually all business plans contain an executive summary. The executive summary for the CLC Business Plan will be included in the Individual Project Plan, which is due in Module 8. Individual CLC members will write their own executive summary of their CLC Business Plan.

Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

Background:

You are the Information Technology (IT) project manager in a 200-bed inner-city hospital that has a 30-member primary care physician group that has one hospital-based clinic and 4 clinics dispersed throughout the local community. You have been asked by senior leadership to put together a proposal for creating the organization’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) for both the hospital and the clinics.

Important factors for consideration in your proposal include:

  • Selection of the vendor for the EMR software
  • Staffing for design, implementation, training, future support
  • Space requirements for main equipment, desktops/workstations for doctors, nurses and other clinicians/users
  • Staff training
  • Physician training
  • Integration with any current electronic data sources (imaging, laboratory, dictation, billing, quality software systems)
  • Cultural , literacy, and language concerns
  • Timelines for design, implementation, testing, training

HCA 620: Community Health Program (CHP)

CLC Business Plan

17) Your instructor will assign you to a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC).

18) The scenario for your CLC is presented below.

19) Your CLC will work together to write a single document.

20) The CLC Business Plan needs to be of professional quality, demonstrating a high level of thought, research, and writing skill.

21) The business plan needs to be similar in format, content, and quality to actual business plans in the health care industry.

22) The CLC Business Plan is based on a hypothetical situation. Therefore, you will need to be creative. While the information included in the plan will be contrived, make a reasonable attempt to be realistic. This will require research and imagination. Financial projections and timelines are not expected to be exact; feasible approximations are expected.

23) Designate a project manager to oversee the overall writing of the CLC Business Plan. An equitable division of tasks is the most efficient way to complete the assignment.

24) The CLC Business Plan will contain the sections and components common to typical business plan models. The specific needs of each project will determine the appropriate model to use. Whichever model you choose include:

  1. a) Description of product or service
  2. b) Business and industry profile
  3. c) Marketing components
  4. d) Financial information
  5. e) Operational plan

Note: Virtually all business plans contain an executive summary. The executive summary for the CLC Business Plan will be included in the Individual Project Plan, which is due in Module 8. Individual CLC members will write their own executive summary of their CLC Business Plan.

Community Health Program (CHP)

Background:

You are a project manager with a national nonprofit health organization specializing in a single class of disease. Senior leadership of the organization has asked you to put together a mobile health promotion outreach program able to reach a diverse population from inner-city areas to rural communities. Focal to this program is a vehicle for promoting and providing screening activities.

Note: for the purpose of this class, students are to pick between:

  • The American Heart Association and hypertension
  • The American Cancer Society and breast cancer or colorectal cancer

Important factors for consideration in your proposal include:

  • Supply needs particular to your disease
  • Funding – grants, donations, sponsorships
  • Vehicle selection and design
  • Scheduling of staff and locations for events – clinical staff, promotion/support staff, drivers
  • Marketing/promotion – local and regional
  • Training
  • Education materials
  • Permitting
  • Legal/regulatory issues – liability, local government restrictions, Department of Transportation
  • Cultural and language issues across locations
  • Patient flow
  • Sanitary needs, sterilization
  • Vehicle issues – maintenance, wear and tear costs, insurance, fuel

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