Here are the discussion board requirements. The initial discussion post must be at least 250 words of content, referencing the reading of the week, and include a scholarly source.

This week’s topic  is :  The Case of the Sweaty SalesmanMichael is a 30 year old salesman, who spends approximately 4 days each week traveling to visit with customers in his region. During his routi

This week’s topic  is :  The Case of the Sweaty Salesman

Michael is a 30 year old salesman, who spends approximately 4 days each week traveling to visit with customers in his region. During his routine physical, he casually mentions to his physician that he seems to be sweating more profusely than normal and mentions that most rooms that once felt comfortable are now too “hot”. He thought that it was simply due to the change in seasons and companies being slow to turn down the thermostats from the winter temperatures, however, this problem seems to persist even when he is at home. A room that his wife and children find to be comfortable causes him to sweat profusely. Michael also reports that he seems to be loosing weight even though his appetite has increased. He also complains that he has a shortened attention span and that he always wants to be moving around. Despite the fact that he feels fatigued, Michael claims to have difficulty sleeping and seems to have more frequent bowel movements, occasionally accompanied by diarrhea. The physician checks Michael’s medical history and finds that, indeed, he has lost 15 pounds since his last physical. Wanting to rule out the possibility of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the physician asks Michael questions about his sexual history and practices and finds that he is not at risk for HIV infection. Also, in checking his chart, the physician finds that Michael has a negative history for chronic illnesses, does not smoke, and has a low risk for cardiovascular disease. He does, however, have a positive family history for autoimmune diseases. His father suffers from idiopathic thrombocytopenia, his mother has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and his oldest sister was recently diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Results of Michael’s physical examination were within normal ranges with the exception of the following: he demonstrated tachycardia, loud heart sounds, and apparent cardiac arrhythmias accompanied by slight hypertension. These arrhythmias were confirmed by electrocardiogram to be supraventricular in origin. Michael’s eyeballs appeared large and protruding and his hair was fine and soft. He was also beginning to demonstrate some degree of alopecia. Michael was also observed to have palmar erythema. Palpation of the neck revealed the presence of goiter. Results of blood tests indicated elevated concentrations of thyroid hormones (thyroxin and triiodothyronine), hypercalcemia, and decreased circulating concentrations of lipids. Based on the physical characteristics and the results of the blood tests, Michael’s physician suspected that Michael was suffering from some form of hyperthyroidism and sent him to an endocrinologist to confirm the initial diagnosis.

Following the initial consultation and examination, the endocrinologist ordered tests to determine whether Michael has a hyperthyroid. The test results indicated an elevation in the concentration of thyroid hormones in the blood and the presence of thyroid-stimulating antibodies. These antibodies specifically stimulate the thyroid gland by binding with the thyroid stimulating hormone receptor located on the plasma membrane of the follicular cells of the thyroid gland. Based on these results, the endocrinologist concluded that Michael has Grave’s disease, a form of hyperthyroidism believed to be autoimmune in nature. Michael was presented with a number of possible treatment options. These included treatment with chemicals (propylthiouracil and methimazole) that decrease the production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland, radioisotopic destruction of the thyroid gland by the use of 131I, and surgical removal of the thyroid gland. After considering all the options, especially the possible effects of radiation on gamete development, Michael chose surgery. Following successful surgery, Michael was prescribed synthetic thyroid hormone to ensure that his body was receiving adequate thyroid hormone and was told to return within 2 months for a follow-up evaluation of circulating thyroid hormone concentrations. He was also cautioned to carefully monitor his calcium intake.

Using the the terms covered this week answer the following questions about this case:

Why would an imbalance in thyroid hormones have such a widespread effect on the body? Why was a goiter observed in Michael’s neck? Given that Michael and his wife may want to have more children, why was radioisotope, for the destruction of the thyroid gland, ruled out?

Here are the discussion board requirements.

  • The initial discussion post must be at least 250 words of content, referencing the reading of the week, and include a scholarly source.

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Explain how you will attract more customers while keeping the ones you have.

develop a marketing plan for an organization of your choice (i.e., Hospital, Long-term Care Facility, Outpatient Surgery Center, etc.). Identify (type) an organization for which you are creating a

 develop a marketing plan for an organization of your choice (i.e., Hospital, Long-term Care Facility, Outpatient Surgery Center, etc.).

  • Identify (type) an organization for which you are creating a marketing plan. Be sure to name your organization as well (i.e., Organizational Name/Type: Trident Assisted Living; Long-Term Care Facility).
  • Identify a Geographical Location where your organization is situated. (This is important when you reach the point of researching the market in that area.)
    • The area that you choose can be one in which you reside, have resided, or an area that you would be interested in researching.
    • Include demographics of the location (average age, median salary, ethnicity composition, etc.).
  • Provide a Historical Background:
    • In this section, you are to give the reader an indication of where your organization idea originated and opportunities for expansion.
    • Indicate how the future success of the organizations can be attributed to the strategies found in the marketing plan.
    • Identify if the organization is non-profit or for-profit.
  • Provide the Marketing Goals and Objectives:
    • To introduce this section, include the “mission statement” of the organization.
      • Identify industry-wide problems and create strategies to challenge them. This will also demonstrate that you have the necessary foresight to allow you to recognize problems in the future (i.e., baby boomer concerns, understaffing issues, lack of technology, underserved population, etc.).
    • Explain how you will attract more customers while keeping the ones you have.
    • Indicate the goals you have for quality of service, level of service (speed and accuracy), customer satisfaction, and your own flexibility to support consumer demands and requests.

Note: The bolded words above should be the section headings in your Marketing Plan.

Luke, K. (2013). 5 steps to a new marketing plan. Journal of Financial Planning, 26(12), 20-21. Retrieved from Trident University Library.

Blery, E. K., Katseli, E., & Tsara, N. (2010). Marketing for a non-profit organization. International Review on Public and Non-Profit Marketing, 7(1), 57-68. Retrieved from Trident University Library

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Do you believe that case management programs are more concerned with reducing costs or improving the quality of care? Please justify your position.

(4pages)please view this short video:Case Management Nursing And Utilization Review Practicehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfz4jzqeUQICase management programs are usually considered to be an element

(4pages)

please view this short video:

Case Management Nursing And Utilization Review Practicehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfz4jzqeUQI

Case management programs are usually considered to be an element of the Quality Assurance Program. However, some health care professionals believe that they may be more interested in managing costs rather than quality of care. Considering this issue please respond to the following questions in a 4page paper:

  1. Do you believe that case management programs are more concerned with reducing costs or improving the quality of care? Please justify your position.
  2. Discuss the limitations of a typical case management program and their strengths.
  3. Do you believe that case management programs will become a medical program necessity in the future? Justify your position.
  4. In your opinion, how important are “gatekeepers” to the case management process?

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Compare clinical significance and statistical significance. Which one is more meaningful when considering applying evidence to your practice?

Discuss one of the four basic rules for understanding results in a research study. Compare clinical significance and statistical significance. Which one is more meaningful when considering applying e

  1. Discuss one of the four basic rules for understanding results in a research study.
  2. Compare clinical significance and statistical significance. Which one is more meaningful when considering applying evidence to your practice?
  3. Compare descriptive statistics and inferential statistics in research. Please give an example of each type that could be collected in a study that would be done on your nursing clinical issue you identified in previous weeks.

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Who did you reach out to and what is their relation to you?

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that evaluates the recommendations you received, and those you did not.Consider the following:Who did you reach out to and what is their relation to you?Who responded

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that evaluates the recommendations you received, and those you did not.

Consider the following:

  • Who did you reach out to and what is their relation to you?
  • Who responded and what did they have to say?
  • Was there anything in the recommendation you felt was missing?
  • Who did not respond? Is there a reason why they might not have responded?
  • What did this assignment teach you about your professional relationships with current orprevious employers or supervisors?
  • What can you do to strengthen a weak professional relationships?

Include copies of the recommendations in your paper.

Cite and reference 3 reputable sources to support your assignment (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality).

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.

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Discuss the principles of using the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). •

Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment: • Discuss the principles of using the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of an Electronic Medical Record system. • Define the meaningful use of Electronic Medical Records. • Explore the capabilities of an Electronic Medical Records system. Course outcome assessed/addressed in this Assignment: • HS210-3: Use electronic medical records to perform operational functions. • GEL-1.1: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English. • GEL-6.6: Apply research to the field of study. Instructions Create a PowerPoint presentation (6-8 slides) with speaker notes outlying some of the advantages for an Electronic Medical System (EMR). Please make sure you list EMR advantages from both the physician and patient perspectives. For one of your slides, you must go to the internet and locate a real EMR software vendor. Upon locating a vendor, you must list the name of the EMR software package you selected, and describe some of the benefits the vendor has listed for this product. Please make sure you list the reference for the vendor you select. Please be sure to download the file “Writing Center Resources” from Doc Sharing to assist you with meeting APA expectations for written Assignments. Submitting Your Work For directions on how to submit your work and review your graded Assignments, refer to the Dropbox Guide found on the Academic Tools tab. Make sure that you save a copy of your submitted work. HS210: Medical Office Management Unit 3 Assignment Grading Rubric = 50 points Assignment Requirements Points possible Points earned by student Provide 6-8 slides listing EMR advantages from both the physician and patient perspectives. 0-25 Provide a name for the EMR software product and listed associated benefits 0-10 Include comprehensive speaker notes. 0-10 Provide at least one reference. 0-5 Total (Sum of all points) Adjusted total points Instructor Feedback:


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Describe the determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of this disease. 3.Discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the communicable disease you have selected. Include the host factors, agent factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors.

Communicable Disease Selection

Choose one communicable disease from the following list: 1.Chickenpox 2.Tuberculosis 3.Influenza 4.Mononucleosis 5.Hepatitis B 6.HIV

Epidemiology Paper Requirements

Include the following in your assignment: 1.Description of the communicable disease (causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment) and the demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence). 2.Describe the determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of this disease. 3.Discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the communicable disease you have selected. Include the host factors, agent factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors. (The textbook describes each element of the epidemiologic triangle). 4.Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding, reporting, data collecting, data analysis, and follow-up). 5.Identify at least one national agency or organization that addresses the communicable disease chosen and describe how the organization(s) contributes to resolving or reducing the impact of disease.

A minimum of three references is required.

Refer to “Communicable Disease Chain” and “Chain of Infection” for assistance completing this assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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

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Articulate the meaning of value-added service as it pertains to patient care services, and argue the major reasons why it matters to add value to patient services. Justify your response. 2.Outline a system for identifying the functional areas in which changes might be necessary in order to improve the hospital’s service value.

Paradise Hospital, Inc. is a for-profit hospital. As the facility’s new hospital administrator, you have been tasked with improving the service value of the hospital. The administration has not done this process since the hospital began operating in the year 1995. The investors are not familiar with the value proposition strategies of hospitals in the current day America.

Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you: 1.Articulate the meaning of value-added service as it pertains to patient care services, and argue the major reasons why it matters to add value to patient services. Justify your response. 2.Outline a system for identifying the functional areas in which changes might be necessary in order to improve the hospital’s service value. Recommend the key methods that you would use to acquire the information necessary to identify the specified functional areas. 3.Specify four (4) specific areas where you believe the administration can add value in Paradise Hospital, and argue the most significant reasons why such value proposition would improve the value of services to the patients. 4.Use four (4) recent (within the last five [5] years) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other websites do not qualify as quality academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: •Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. •Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: •Propose methodologies that have been proven to increase value in health care delivery systems. •Use technology and information resources to research issues in health care management. •Write clearly and concisely about health care management using proper writing mechanics.

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Complete the following homework scenario: o Bob and Lisa are both married, working adults. They both plan for retirement and consider the $2,000 annual contribution a must.

There are three (3) types of textbook based homework items located at the end of each chapter. These include Review Questions (RQ), Exercises (E), and Problems (P). Some homework items have been custom created.

Complete the following homework scenario: o Bob and Lisa are both married, working adults. They both plan for retirement and consider the $2,000 annual contribution a must.

First, consider Lisa’s savings. She began working at age 20 and began making an annual contribution of $2,000 at the first of the year beginning with her first year. She makes 13 contributions. She worked until she was 32 and then left full time work to have children and be a stay at home mom. She left her IRA invested and plans to begin drawing from her IRA when she is 65.

Bob started his IRA at age 32. The first 12 years of his working career, he used his discretionary income to buy a home, upgrade the family cars, take vacations, and pursue his golfing hobby. At age 32, he made his first $2,000 contribution to an IRA, and contributed $2,000 every year up until age 65, a total of 33 years / contributions. He plans to retire at age 65 and make withdrawals from his IRA.

Both IRA accounts grow at a 7% annual rate. Do not consider any tax effect. o Write a two to three (2-3) paragraph summary in which you:  Create a chart summarizing the details of the investment for both Bob and Lisa.  Explain the results in terms of time value of money.

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Classify five (5) measurements of quality of care in a hospital, and justify the major reasons why you believe these measurements matter to patients in their process of choosing a hospital for emergency or inpatient care. Specify four (4) main features in health care organizations that can be used to design a successful quality improvement plan.

Imagine that you are a hospital administrator at the Sunlight Hospital in California. The main complaint among the patients is the quality of care. Your job is to understand the state of the hospital, create value, increase efficiency, and turn the facility into a local hospital of choice. Whenever you are making visits in various wards to meet the employees and the patients, you hear how the patients love the hospital, but they would like to see certain improvements in care. The employees seem to be very busy executing their duties and not interacting much with the patients. The hospital board has asked you to compile a report of your findings and suggested strategy for achieving the hospital’s current goals.

Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

Classify five (5) measurements of quality of care in a hospital, and justify the major reasons why you believe these measurements matter to patients in their process of choosing a hospital for emergency or inpatient care. Specify four (4) main features in health care organizations that can be used to design a successful quality improvement plan. Articulate the significant manner in which the specified features can lead to failure or success of quality of care in Sunlight Hospital. Suggest the salient reasons why quality of care would add value to and create a competitive advantage for the Sunlight Hospital. Justify your response. Use four (4) recent (within the last five [5] years) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other websites do not qualify as quality academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Propose methodologies that have been proven to increase value in health care delivery systems Examine leadership and management frameworks that are most applicable to a certain organization type within the health care industry. Craft a strategic plan that leads to a competitive advantage within a certain market. Use technology and information resources to research issues in health care management. Write clearly and concisely about health care management using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric. Click here to view the grading rubric.

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