Finance, Risk, and Cost
Prior to engaging in this discussion, read Chapters 3 and 4 from the text review any relevant Instructor Guidance. It is suggested that you review the recommended resources to glean any helpful information. You are an associate director in a 300-bed hospital located in an urban area. For the purposes of your presentation, the location will be the closest city to your current residence (this may be your city of residence). A sum of money is available for investment in the facility. You have been tasked by the hospital CEO to present a possible investment scenario in which you renovate your existing facility, expand the current facility, or clinically integrate your electronic health records (EHRs). There is only enough money to fund one of the potential projects. Your primary sources of data and information may or may not be reliable. Please see the Finance, Risk, and Cost document for the data needed to create your presentation.
It is recommended that you watch the video below (The Top Health Industry Trends to Watch in 2015) to assist you with this discussion.
Next year the $2.8 trillion U.S. healthcare industry will finally begin to look and feel more like the rest of the business world: catering to wired customers who expect one-click service and fast access to data.
In this discussion, you will be create a five-minute presentation using PowerPoint and Jing, Screencast-o-matic, or an alternative program with audio wherein you propose one of the potential projects and defend its viability as the best option at the present time. Your PowerPoint presentation slides must include the following information:
- A basic design of the projected service/project (i.e., the option you are promoting)
- An analysis of the role of public policy in terms of your provision of health care services and provide justification of your choice
- An explanation of the relevance of the current financial data in terms of the projected outcome of the project
- A compare and contrast discussion of the economic challenges and incentives related to your project
Once you have created your PowerPoint presentation, use Jing, Screencast-o-matic, or an alternative program with audio to create a screencast of your presentation with voiceover. Include a title for your presentation in the description box when you publish your screencast. The hospital CEO has limited your presentation time to three to five minutes, so you will need to incorporate as many characteristics of an effective speaker as you can within this timeframe. These characteristics may include but are not limited to storytelling, facts only, pace, and volume. Since there is no video of the presenter (just the presentation itself), you will not have the benefit of body language, so be sure to create a convincing screencast. Do not read your slides; rather, elaborate on your bullet points and/or financial maps within the slides.
Copy and paste the URL to your screencast into your discussion board response section and attach your PowerPoint (.ppt) file to the post prior to submitting it. Your presentation must utilize at least two scholarly sources, in addition to your textbook, that are cited in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. All sources used within the presentation must be cited properly on the slides and included on required reference slide, which will be the last slide of the PowerPoint presentation. Due to the time limit of your presentation, you are not required to speak or read through the reference slide. However, you must include your reference list within the discussion post along with the URL for your screencast and submit your PowerPoint presentation by attaching the PowerPoint (.ppt) file to your initial discussion post.