Please post your chosen topic and outline for my approval in the Week 3 Course Project
Dropbox. This will be due along with your Course Project Outline. If you are having difficulty in
selecting a topic, please contact me during Week 2 to discuss possible topics that will be of
interest and relevant to your own career plans.
Some topical areas that previous HSM543 students have used successfully for this Course
Project include the following.
CHOSEN TOPIC: Managing Hospital Investments
You will be identifying and clearly stating a particular problem or management issue in which an
element of the identified problem or situation is not meeting expectations. A few examples
Cash flow to the hospital is inadequate. The CFO does not have enough cash on hand to
pay operating bills in a timely manner. How will you improve cash flow?
Hospital investments are currently in CDs, which are earning very low interest rates. A
higher return on investment is needed. What are better options for your specific type of
healthcare facility, and what is the risk associated with each type of investment
The clinic cannot recruit and retain enough nurses to keep up with its growing patient
population. How will you find more qualified nurses, and how will you keep them once
you have hired them?
The hospital facility itself needs to be replaced. How will you determine the capital needs
for the project, and how will the funds be raised to accomplish this?
Remember that what appears to be the problem may actually be just a symptom of a bigger
problem, so dig deep to be sure you”ve identified the real problem. If there appears to be more
than one problem or issue, decide if they are separate or related issues. You will be stating the
problem in the form of a question.
100 % A quality submission this week
will be 12 pages in length and
include the following:
Identify the topic you
have chosen for the
A summary of the topic
you will be writing about
and its importance in the
should be included.
Define the problem that
you will be trying to
suggest a solution for.
Describe the sources you
will be using to conduct
your research and
Week 3 Course Project Assignment: Topic Selection and Outline
Read the possible topic choices. Choose your term paper topic and upload it via the Week 3 Course
Project Dropbox. This will be due along with your Course Project Outline (both items in the same
document). Your topic choice will be reviewed, and you will receive feedback and/or approval of your topic
choice. You do not have to select one of the listed topics. If there is a labor relations topic that you would
like to write about that is not listed, let the instructor know. The appropriateness of the topic will be
evaluated against which TCO your paper is intended to address.
Course Project Outline
Once you begin your research, you will need to create an outline showing how your
paper will be presented. Submit your outline in the Week 3 Course Project Dropbox.
A summary of the topic you have chosen for the Course Project and its importance in
the healthcare industry is due this week. Submit your outline through the Dropbox.
Please be sure to include the course number and your name in the title of the
document. The outline should be about 12 pages in length and include the following:
Identify the topic you will be writing about.
Define the problem that you will be trying to suggest a solution for.
Identify possible solutions.
Describe the sources you will be using to conduct your research and analysis.
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