Note: To access this Week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.
Baker, J. J., Baker, R. W., & Dworkin, N. R. (2018). Health care finance: Basic tools for nonfinancial managers (5th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
Chapter 15, “Using Comparative Data” (pp. 161-173)
Review: In this chapter, you are introduced to the criteria for identifying other health care organizations that are comparable to your own. Data from these organizations can then be used to evaluate your own organizational performance.
Thorpe, L., Kovach, S., Vins, W., & Stefanak, M. (2010). Business process analysis and redesign methods: improving response to telephone-based reports in a local health department. Public Health Reports, 125(6), 903–908.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
In this article, the authors describe a case in which one local health department used the business process analysis and redesign methods to test their effect on response time to pressing public health problems. It demonstrates the importance of analyzing current organizational processes in order to improve system design.
Jenkins, A., & Eckel, S. (2012). Analyzing methods for improved management of workflow in an outpatient pharmacy setting. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 69(11), 966–971.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
This article details an analysis of a central outpatient pharmacy. The authors explain the need to transfer pharmacists’ dispensing-oriented activities from technical dispensing functions toward more pharmacist-patient related interactions.
CareLogistics (n.d.). Hospital Operating System: Unleashing throughput potential (Executive Summary). Retrieved from http://www.iise.org/uploadedFiles/SHSNew/Tools_and_Resources/Case_Studies_and_Tools/Exec%20Summary-White%20Paper%20-%20Hospital%20Operating%20System.pdf
This white paper discusses whether or not a hospital would be able to manage throughput if it becomes a system of interconnected activities.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Process analyses. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 6 minutes.
In this video, Dr. William Ward describes brown paper analysis, process flow analysis, and value stream mapping. Dr. Ward demonstrates the application of the three types of analyses to the same scenario to highlight their different uses.
Have you ever encountered a process that had too many steps or was overly complicated? Perhaps you examined the process and looked for areas where you could remove steps or simplify its flow. If you did, you were conducting a process flow analysis. Process analysis is an important step in determining the financial well-being of an organization and pinpointing areas where changes could help improve the bottom line. In this Assignment, you will create a process flow analysis (also known as workflow diagramming) for an activity in your own organization (or one with which you are familiar).
Describe the process you analyzed and how you went about gathering the necessary information to create your flow analysis map. Identify specific areas of white space that need to be addressed and propose strategies for improving the process. Analyze how process flow analysis can be a useful tool in financial decision making and the ramifications of not using it. Be sure and include your flow analysis map when you turn in your paper.
Reminder: This Discussion assignment serves as your Portfolio Assignment for this course. Be sure to save this Discussion Assignment on both your hard drive and on an external drive.
Describe the process you analyzed and how you went about gathering the necessary information to create your flow analysis map. Identify specific areas of white space and propose strategies for improving the process. Analyze how process flow analysis can be a useful tool in financial decision making and the ramifications of not using it. Be sure and include your flow analysis map as part of your post.
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