Case Assignment

You will complete 2 Case Assignments from Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases. You will answer the questions at the end of the case in 4–5 pages (double spaced), not including the title or reference pages. The Case Assignments must be written in current APA format. In addition to the Ferrell textbook, utilize outside sources on the case questions. All sources must be of a scholarly nature; the sources must be either textbooks or journal articles from peer-reviewed journals. At least 5 references are required in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. As this is a paper that requires research, it must be written in third person.

Case Assignment 2 can also be found in the Ferrell textbook. The case is Case 9, “Enron: Questionable Accounting Leads to Collapse.” The paper must have at least 3 Level 1 headings that correspond to the following case points:

• How did the corporate culture of Enron contribute to its bankruptcy?
• In what ways did Enron’s bankers, auditors, and attorneys contribute to Enron’s demise?
• What role did the company’s Chief Financial Officer play in creating the problems that led to Enron’s financial problems?

Early Childhood

Read CHAPTER 4 (Early Childhood) of attached pdf textbook “Lifespan Development.” Create 15 multiple choice and 2 short answer questions that assess knowledge of the content based on that chapter. Include an answer key. Provide a grading rubric describing partial credit for the short answer questions. Use critical thinking to create good test questions based on best practices for question creation.

On the bottom of the page in a new paragraph (200 words), answer the following question. Why did you choose to ask these particular questions? What makes this content the most important information to assess?

No title page needed. No citations needed. The only source you need to use is chapter 4 from the attached textbook.

Federal Agency Appropriations and Expenses Trend Analysis with Excel Research Paper

Overview

Balancing revenue and allocations emphasizes theories of efficiency. Government stability and economic growth has positive impacts on budgets. Market fallacies such as rampant inflation and increased unemployment causes negative budgetary influences. Deficits typically represent a time period of one year. Conversely, government debt epitomizes ongoing liability over periods of years.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

Investigate and categorize theoretical, historical, political, and practical influences of public sector budgeting.
Evaluate and justify various governmental policies and the impact on public sector budgeting.
Construct and articulate major processes of literature to the study of public sector budgeting.
Synthesize a Judeo-Christian worldview with aspects of public sector budgeting.

WrCost Savings and Revenue Enhancementiter’s choice

This Discussion offers you the opportunity to apply return on investment (ROI) concepts in a real case scenario. As is often the case, technology offerings involve costs that must be justified by virtue of expense reductions for revenue increases in the organization. There are creative opportunities in the Discussion for leaders to facilitate the development of the revenues into the organization and operational changes that reduce expenses.

Scenario: Dynamic Health System is a 3-hospital, 500-bed system in the Midwest United States. This system employs 100 physicians, both primary care and specialists, in 12 physician practices. Dynamic also runs a center of excellence in orthopedic care for the large geriatric population in the area, including an outpatient rehabilitation facility that is currently profitable. Dynamic offers a full spectrum of medical and surgical services to their population with an emphasis on programs of excellence in orthopedic surgery, diabetes, and women’s care.

Dynamic’s typical patient mix is over 45% Medicare with another 35% private pay patients covered by three large insurance companies. Their Medicaid population is approximately 12%, with the reminder of patients self-pay.

Due to market forces, the three private payers have begun to implement a program of bundled payments for their members in the following areas: hip replacements, knee replacements, and lower back surgeries. In these models, Dynamic hospitals and employed physicians will be paid a fixed amount for an entire episode of care from pre- surgery evaluation, through surgery and post-surgery, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. Medicare is likewise proposing a pilot study for a population of hip replacement beneficiaries to assess the outcomes of care as opposed to procedure costs as a result of Dynamic’s petition to receive increased payments for beneficiaries due to age demographics and for being the only orthopedic geriatric center in 200 miles.

As a result of these factors and the aging HIT infrastructure, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Dynamic are proposing the purchase of a monolithic Electronic Health Record (EMR) solution that will provide complete online documentation, orders, pharmacy, labs, and patient portal for all hospitals and employed physician offices. Because the (1) physician offices are currently using Epic Corporation’s back office billing system with an outstanding record of accurate coding and short “days in Accounts Receivable” and (2) Epic’s EMR has a high ranking in industry HIT assessments, the executive team is proposing the purchase of Epic’s clinical EMR (documentation, ancillaries, orders, and patient portal).

The CFO is supportive but skeptical, as the Epic bid is approximately $1.5 M to implement the clinical software with a continued $300K per year in software maintenance and support. Current clinical technologies information systems are fragmented, disjointed, and don’t meet HITECH Meaningful Use requirements, and it will cost Dynamic about $200K per year to maintain the software and servers needed to run the system.

The local competitive landscape may be changing. Dynamic’s CFO is hearing rumors that an established academic system which is centered 300 miles away is possibly considering buying three local stand-alone surgery centers and hiring orthopedic surgeons. This academic center has published best practices in outcomes for surgery care in a recent CMS Medicare study that implies that they are delivering high quality and cost effective orthopedic care.

To prepare:

Carefully read the scenario and the Pro Forma Explanation Material in this week’s Learning Resources.
Develop a return on investment (ROI) strategy for the acquisition of a strategic HIT solution in which you consider 2–3 cost saving and/or revenue generating opportunities that you feel apply to Dynamic’s scenario.
By Day 3
Post:

A strategy for how Dynamic can pay for the newly proposed Epic system. Explain how the organization will save in operational expense in order to handle the extra 100K per year needed to maintain this solution. Provide a recommendation for how the hospital can use HIT solutions to generate new revenue. Also consider that if Dynamic issues a bond to pay for the $1.5 million implementation costs, likely the local rating agencies will want to see a documented 5–10% additional reduction in “hard line” operating expenses to assure Dynamic’s ability to pay off the debt. Given that over 60% of the operating budget is staff and physician salaries, explain what kinds of savings the best in class EHR offer will assure investors.

Learning Centers

Based on any three content areas, create a plan for five learning centers focused on a theme (zoo animals, farm, space, etc.) for a Pre-K to Grade 3 classroom.

Each learning center plan will be 180 words and include:

Developmentally appropriate activity that is engaging for students, promotes creativity, and is aligned with state standards.
Directions for the volunteers to oversee the center’s activity, including guidance for enhancing student learning and well-being.
A list of required materials and the purpose of each.
At least one center must include the use of technology to engage and support creative thinking.

Primitive religion

please Read the uploaded text/ lecture note and use it to answer the 2 questions below. USE THE UPLOADED TEXT AND LECTURE AS YOUR MAIN SOURCE.

1)Read the text/lecture on Primitive Religion carefully. Next, identify and summarize three points from your reading. These points can come from one reading (the chapter from Fr. Roch or the lecture), or you can grab points from both. Identify the points and give a summary/explanation of each. After you’ve summarized three Points, Circle them back to your own experience. Why did you choose those points? Can you relate them to your own experience or anything you’ve read/hear/watched outside of class? How does the reading connect with you? The point of this exercise is for you to read the material carefully, provide a summary of what you’ve read to show your understanding of it, and express your thoughts and the connections you made. This segment should be a minimum of 2 pages

2) Given what you read/watched and your understanding of this tradition, how would Primitive Religion approach some of the important issues of our day? Of the 5 topics listed below, choose one to “tussle” with Primitive Religion. How would a practitioner of traditional religious belief approach the issue you chose? Your reflection should be a minimum of 2 pages. Choose one of the following topics:
-Ecology/the Environment (ex. climate change, care of the Earth, etc.)
– Poverty (ex. income inequality, feeding the hungry, social service/charity, etc.)
– Pop Culture (ex. poplar music – rock, pop, rap, etc. – movies, TV shows, social media)
– Human Rights (ex. refugee crisis, torture, war, human trafficking, etc.)
– Racism (ex. interracial relationships, race relations in communities, etc.)

EHRS

Answer the questions below:
What is interoperability and how does it support the use of electronic health record systems (EHRS) and health information systems (HIS)?

Healthcare Information System (HIS)
An information system is a combination of computer hardware and software that can process data into information to solve a problem. The terms healthcare information system and hospital information system (HIS) both refer to an information system used in a healthcare enterprise. Nurses use HISs in their daily practice.

A. Discuss in detail the two types of health information systems and include the different types of information systems included in each one.

Select three of the information systems you use to support your nursing practice. Provide examples.
B. Discuss how Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSSs) support knowledge representation in your nursing practice.

Provide at least two examples of the CDSSs you implement in your nursing practice. If you do not use CDSSs,provide examples of how they can be implemented in nursing practice.
C. Explain workarounds when using healthcare information systems. How can they improve patient safety and how can they negatively affect patient safety? Provide examples of workarounds you have implemented in your nursing practice using health information systems.

D. Include reference from the ANA Guide to the Code of Ethics (2015) textbook to support

Is racism predictable

https://embed.ted.com/talks/lang/en/nate_silver_on_race_and_politics
Please watch this short clip of Ted Talk to answer the prompt:)
Do you think racism is predictable? I personally do so you may proceed with that in mind.
Which factor mentioned do you think plays a larger part in the prevalence of racist attitudes: education level or geography/neighborhood? Why?
What do you think of the solutions to the problem of racism that were proposed in this talk?

SWOT

Choose one of the following countries ( Tajikistan, but open to a different choice of country and company) from the list below, obtaining information on the structure of economic, political, legal and cultural institutions in that country, and then create a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis for a real or  a hypothetical company that manufacturers and markets pre-packaged food products and/or consumer goods (think Kraft, Nestle, Proctor and Gamble and other large MNE in those industries). The analysis should be conducted from the perspective of a decision maker within the company looking at the potential of expanding into the selected country. For example, what would be some opportunities that Kraft would face by exporting their products to Tajikistan? Or what type of threats might Nestle face in establishing a subsidiary in Lesotho? If a real situation of a company MNE doing business in chosen country doesn’t exist, approach the paper as if it did.

 

 

Available Countries:

  • Asia: Tajikistan, Bhutan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan.
  • Africa: Lesotho, Burundi, Namibia, Burkina Faso.
  • South America: Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago.

 

 

Details

 

  • 6 double-spaced pages not including the cover page, appendices, maps and bibliography
  • The font size must be 12pt
  • The page margins one inch on all sides
  • Pages must be numbered (do not number the cover page)
  • All appendices and maps must be placed at the end of your paper in an appendix (before the bibliography) and appropriately referenced within the paper
  • minimum of eight (8) references for your paper, including at least four (4) recently published articles (within the last 3 years).
  • Paper should include four major sections: Title Page, Main Body, Appendices ((map, tables of data) (at least 3)) and References (at least 8)
  • The paper needs to be fully footnoted using the MS Word footnote tool, and a bibliography using appropriate hyperlinks.
  • Below is a standard SWOT matrix serving as the basis for the analysis, however it is not required to use it.

Frankenstein

Exploring science fiction and questions of genre, representation, and theme through
Frankenstein: If we consider Frankenstein as the first impactful science fiction novel, then our
goal here is to explore and explain the ways in which the novel sets the scene for what science
fiction’s concerns have been ever since. Indeed, the novel is largely responsible for what we
now think of as the cliché of the mad scientist abusing science and its technological innovations
in the service of his own twisted design, which in this case involves creating (human?) life in the
laboratory. And packed inside this story are some of the main thematic concerns of science
fiction: how science and its technologies change what it means to be human; how we (re)define
what it means to be human in the face of those changes.
In looking at those themes, science fiction has concerned itself with ethical and moral questions
tied to how science and technological innovation should serve us and what the limits on them
should be as scientific “progress” continues to push us in often unforeseen directions and new
dilemmas or even disaster (ie. climate change, nuclear apocalypse, pollution, large-scale
hacking). But really all of this boils down to questions over what we could/should do with
technology and what technology could/should do to us. With that in mind, I have set up our
first midterm essay as a way to explore such concerns through a discussion of aspects of the
novel Frankenstein. I will want you to focus your essay around a particular issue from the novel
that most interests you, so I have outlined 3 possible ways to go. You are to choose one of
these to write about.
Choose one of the prompts below to answer:
A. Technology, Science and Man-made Humanity: While he has an unusual upbringing,
Frankenstein’s creature is made from human parts, he seems to feel a wide range of
(human?) emotions, and he can read and write and has educated himself through those
means. So is Frankenstein’s creature human? (To what extent? How so or why not?
What standards do we use to judge that? You might consider Victor’s humanity as a
point of comparison)
B. A Monster of Science? Another way to ask this: Is Frankenstein’s creation a monster?
(To what extent? How so or why not? What standards does the novel use to judge that?
You might consider Victor’s monstrousness as a point of comparison)
C. A Monster of Science? Is Dr. Frankenstein a monster? (To what extent? How so or why
not? What standards does the novel use to judge that? You might consider the
creature’s monstrousness as a point of comparison)