Discussion: Quality of Care HCA 812
Which current trends in health care regulation reform will have the greatest positive impact on care quality and organizational sustainability? Why? Which trends will have the greatest negative impact? Why?
Week 8 Discussion 2 of HCA 812 Grand Canyon
What fields of research are currently the most relevant for health care administrators, given the trends in health care regulation? Why? How could your dissertation research contribute to one of these areas?
Week 2 Assignment for HCA 812 Grand Canyon
Professional State Boards
Professional boards are established in the health care industry to ensure the public’s safety. They accomplish this through the establishment of care standards and other means. You will write about the functions and standards of these organizations in terms of how they protect the public in this assignment.
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For their writing assignments, doctoral students must use APA style. The Student Success Center houses the APA Style Guide.
This assignment requires at least two more scholarly research sources related to this topic, as well as at least one in-text citation from each source.
This assignment must be submitted to Turnitin. Follow the instructions in the Student Success Center. Turnitin accepts only Word documents as submissions.
Compare and contrast two state professional boards that regulate health care (1,250-1,500 words). Include the following information in your paper:
A clear distinction between the two state professional boards being compared.
A summary of each of these boards’ functions. What is the primary emphasis? What exactly do they do?
A discussion of the major professional standards established by the designated boards. What similarities and differences exist between the professional standards established by each of these boards? What happens if the standards contradict each other?
A summary and evaluation of the public-protection methods used by each of the identified boards. How and how well does each of these groups ensure that professional standards are met and the public’s safety is adequately protected?
You should proofread your paper. However, do not rely solely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part, and your grade will suffer as a result. Papers with a high number of misspelled words and grammatical errors will be penalized. Before submitting your paper, go over it in silence and then aloud, and make any necessary changes. It is often beneficial to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Uncorrected mistakes are preferable to handwritten corrections.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point typeface (10 to 12 characters per inch). Smaller or compressed type, as well as papers with narrow margins or single spacing, are difficult to read. It is preferable to allow your essay to exceed the recommended number of pages rather than attempting to compress it into fewer pages.
Large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are also unacceptable, waste trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced, and have a one-inch margin on all four sides of each page. When submitting hard copies, use white paper and print with dark ink. It will be difficult to follow your argument if it is difficult to read your essay.