1. Identify and describe an inpatient setting (e.g., acute inpatient units, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, etc.) to include the services provided, key personnel within the department, and how this department supports or is supported by other departments.
2. Identify and describe at least two trends that have an impact on the setting you selected. These can be trends related to supply and demand, political climate, regulatory, demographic changes, or patient care.
3. Evaluate the impact of these trends on the inpatient setting.
4. Analyze the trends, and thinking as a healthcare administrator, how do you capitalize on these trends to improve operation and bottom line performance? How can you mitigate the negative impact of the trends?
5. Provide an overview of the inpatient setting you have chosen.
6. Conduct an interview with a member of the leadership team responsible for the department/unit.
7. In your interview be sure to aIDress, at a minimum, the following:
Provide background information on the interviewee (title/position, summary of academic and professional background, etc.).
Identify trends (e.g., supply and demand, political climate, regulatory, demographic changes, or patient care) that are impacting this particular inpatient setting and how these are being leveraged or mitigated by the leadership.
Identify the challenges (micro or macro level) this department is experiencing. How are they aIDressing these challenges?
8. Based on your interview and the research you have conducted for both the Case and SLP assignments, create a table that illustrates the similarities and differences in trends between the research conducted for the Case Assignment and the feedback in the interview. Analyze and discuss the findings shown in the table. This analysis should include both quantitative and qualitative approaches to analyzing the data.