HSA 405- Health Policy and Law Basics

You have just been hired as a new Vice President of quality and safety for a full-service 600-bed government healthcare organization.  Within your first month on the job, the national security threat level has been raised to Imminent, which means there is a credible, specific, and impending terrorist threat against the United States, and your facility may be directly impacted. The Chief Executive Officer has requested an immediate six to eight-page report of your proposal for handling such a situation.

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

Write a 6-8 page paper in which you:

  1. Examine the existing procedures related to at least four (4) of the ten (10) essential public health services. Focus on the principal effects that these procedures will have on your hospital during the emergency.
  2. Specify the importance of continuing to evaluate patients, as stipulated by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), during the emergency.
  3. Detail three (3) measures that you would use in order to maintain the electronic medical record system during the emergency.
  4. Defend your position on the decision to accept health insurance during the emergency as a potential source of income for the facility. Provide support with at least three (3) examples that illustrate your position.
  5. Analyze the extent to which this emergency might affect the quality of care provided to the patients and the unimpeded operation of the organization.
  6. Use at least three (3) quality references within 7 years. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as 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.

Kind Regards,

 

Points: 200

Assignment 5: Public Health Preparedness

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Examine the existing procedures related to at least four (4) of the ten (10) essential public health services. Focus on the principal effects that these procedures will have on your hospital during the emergency.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely examined the existing procedures related to at least four (4) of the ten (10) essential public health services. Did not submit or incompletely focused on the principal effects that these procedures will have on your hospital during the emergency. Insufficiently examined the existing procedures related to at least four (4) of the ten (10) essential public health services. Insufficiently focused on the principal effects that these procedures will have on your hospital during the emergency. Partially examined the existing procedures related to at least four (4) of the ten (10) essential public health services. Partially focused on the principal effects that these procedures will have on your hospital during the emergency. Satisfactorily examined the existing procedures related to at least four (4) of the ten (10) essential public health services. Satisfactorily focused on the principal effects that these procedures will have on your hospital during the emergency. Thoroughly examined the existing procedures related to at least four (4) of the ten (10) essential public health services. Thoroughly focused on the principal effects that these procedures will have on your hospital during the emergency.
2. Specify the importance of continuing to evaluate patients, as stipulated by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), during the emergency.

Weight: 16%

Did not submit or incompletely specified the importance of continuing to evaluate patients, as stipulated by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), during the emergency. Insufficiently specified the importance of continuing to evaluate patients, as stipulated by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), during the emergency. Partially specified the importance of continuing to evaluate patients, as stipulated by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), during the emergency. Satisfactorily specified the importance of continuing to evaluate patients, as stipulated by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), during the emergency. Thoroughly specified the importance of continuing to evaluate patients, as stipulated by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), during the emergency.
3. Detail three (3) measures that you would use in order to maintain the electronic medical record system during the emergency.

Weight: 18%

Did not submit or incompletely detailed three (3) measures that you would use in order to maintain the electronic medical record system during the emergency. Insufficiently detailed three (3) measures that you would use in order to maintain the electronic medical record system during the emergency. Partially detailed three (3) measures that you would use in order to maintain the electronic medical record system during the emergency. Satisfactorily detailed three (3) measures that you would use in order to maintain the electronic medical record system during the emergency. Thoroughly detailed three (3) measures that you would use in order to maintain the electronic medical record system during the emergency.
4. Defend your position on the decision to accept health insurance during the emergency as a potential source of income for the facility. Provide support with at least three (3) examples that illustrate your position.

Weight: 18%

Did not submit or incompletely defended your position on the decision to accept health insurance during the emergency as a potential source of income for the facility. Did not submit or incompletely provided support with at least three (3) examples that illustrate your position. Insufficiently defended your position on the decision to accept health insurance during the emergency as a potential source of income for the facility. Insufficiently provided support with at least three (3) examples that illustrate your position Partially defended your position on the decision to accept health insurance during the emergency as a potential source of income for the facility. Partially provided support with at least three (3) examples that illustrate your position Satisfactorily defended your position on the decision to accept health insurance during the emergency as a potential source of income for the facility. Satisfactorily provided support with at least three (3) examples that illustrate your position Thoroughly defended your position on the decision to accept health insurance during the emergency as a potential source of income for the facility. Thoroughly provided support with at least three (3) examples that illustrate your position
5. Analyze the extent to which this emergency might affect the quality of care provided to the patients and the unimpeded operation of the organization.

Weight: 13%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the extent to which this emergency might affect the quality of care provided to the patients and the unimpeded operation of the organization. Insufficiently analyzed the extent to which this emergency might affect the quality of care provided to the patients and the unimpeded operation of the organization. Partially analyzed the extent to which this emergency might affect the quality of care provided to the patients and the unimpeded operation of the organization. Satisfactorily analyzed the extent to which this emergency might affect the quality of care provided to the patients and the unimpeded operation of the organization. Thoroughly analyzed the extent to which this emergency might affect the quality of care provided to the patients and the unimpeded operation of the organization.
6. Three (3) References

Weight: 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices. Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present 7-8 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-
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