HCAD 660 Assignment 2: Research Paper Guidelines
You have been hired as the vice president for operations for Intravalley Health. One of your first tasks is to educate the board of directors concerning the evolving nature of healthcare and how it impacts the health system.
Identify a professional or scholarly journal article that addresses a topic within one of these four broad areas:
1. Change management, conflict resolution, strategic communication, preparedness, or crisis management in healthcare.
2. Human resources specific to healthcare:physician relations, staff recruitment and retention, in-service training, policy-making and enforcement, counseling and professional development, credentialing, or unionization of professional staff.
3. The patient experience and satisfaction surveys.
4. Medical Tourism.
Access, review, and integrate the findings of the journal article into a 10-12 page analysis of your topic. Your exploration should include the background of the issue, relevant laws and regulations, and strategic and operational impacts on health services organizations.
The board of directors consists of preeminent social scientists; therefore, your report should be delivered in APA 7th format, including an abstract and references. The page count pertains to the body of the paper only.
***Sources such as Time, Forbes, the Washington Post, and other newspapers, while often useful information resources, would NOT be appropriate for this paper. As a general guideline, if you can find the resource at a magazine stand, it probably is not a professional journal. The articles you choose should be recent (last 5 years) and should be primary rather than secondary. (Please see the APA manual if you do not recall the difference.)