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Monday, 7 November 2016

Case Analysis—Sustainable Development

In this assignment, the objective is to further understand some illustrative examples of how companies have accomplished the multiple tasks of meeting objectives for profit, planet, and people. 

Follow these instructions to access the resource that contains case studies for analysis you will use for this assignment:
1.Visit the Web site for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD): http://www.wbcsd.org
2.Click on the link to Case Studies. These relate to corporate social responsibility (CSR)
3.Choose one of the case studies to use for this assignment in essay typer section

Prepare a case analysis which addresses the following questions: 
For your selected case:
•Explain the major goals and objectives of the World Council for Sustainable Development.
•Analyze the World Business Council\'s concept of Corporate Social Responsibility and explain how this idea can help companies live up to their responsibilities as global citizens.
•Explain the nature of the company\'s operations including the company\'s country of origin, number of employees, revenue sources, and any other relevant operational information.
•Identify the company\'s main initiative and its role in terms of social responsibility. Explain the specific actions taken by the company in this initiative.
•Analyze the results of the initiative and the success and/or failures of the initiative.
•Assess the main lessons learned from the initiative
•Evaluate the application of the concept of triple bottom line performance in the case. 

Study Company Report

For this assignment, use the study company approved by your facilitator in Module 1 when addressing the following questions in a 10-12 page report.
1.Present a ratio analysis of your Study Company using data for the most recent year and the previous year. Show formulas and steps to generate each ratio. Include in your analysis, ratios that measure liquidity, profitability, and asset management. Write an analysis of the ratios and the conclusions that can be drawn by comparing the metrics of the company for the two years.
2.Develop the forecasted (pro forma) income statement. Use a historical average of past sales growth for the sales growth rate assumption. Explain how you formed the forecasted income statement. Define all assumptions you used in forming your forecasted statement.
3.Explain why the bottom-line earnings (net income) metric receives so much attention. Explain the multiple drivers of the bottom-line earnings in the forecasted income statement.
4.Identify at least three stakeholder groups for your company that could be impacted by company efforts to increase this bottom-line number. Explain in what way they would be impacted.
5.Determine if your study company follows the for-profit only model, or, the alternative business model aligned with the needs of people and planet. Justify your response. 

Write a 10-12 page report in MS Word format. Apply APA standards for writing style to your work.

Emerging Technologies

With the advent of various technological advancements, law enforcement efforts in the investigation and prosecution of crime have been met with positive results. However, with every advantage comes a disadvantage. Criminals have also benefited from these technologies and use the same advancements that law enforcement employs during the commission of their crimes, or as a tool for their crimes (this is evidenced in computer-related offenses and the misuse of the Internet). 
In a 3 – 4 page paper (excluding title and reference pages), address the following areas in full detail: summarize the advantages of computers/software and the use of computer technology in investigations, summarize the disadvantages to law enforcement with respect to the advancements of computers, research a case where the computer was used to aid in the commission of a crime, research a case where the use of the computer was beneficial to the prosecution in a criminal case, and provide a final conclusion/paragraph that addresses your subjective opinion as to whether these technologies, in an overall sense, are of benefit or a hindrance to law enforcement efforts. 
Did you identify all of the following as it relates to emerging technologies: 1. The advantages of computers/software in investigations, 2. Any disadvantages computers/software have on law enforcement, 3. How computers/software programs have been used as tools for criminal enterprise, and 4. How computers/software programs have been beneficial to the prosecution in a criminal case? 
Did you describe and provide examples of all of the following as it relates to emerging technologies: 1. The advantages of computers/software in investigations, 2. Any disadvantages computers/software have on law enforcement, 3. How computers/software programs have been used as tools for criminal enterprise, and 4. How computers/software programs have been beneficial to the prosecution in a criminal case?

Transnational Crime

Explore a culture that has been linked to criminal behavior. At one time or another all cultures have had some link to criminal behavior, whether that’s organized crime, drug trafficking, terrorism, or civil disobedience. In a 12 – 15 PowerPoint slide presentation (excluding title and reference slides) complete the following:  
  • Identify one culture or ethnicity that has ties to transnational crime, and describe its links to criminal behavior. Evaluate its role in transnational crimes. 
  • Analyze and explain how this culture or ethnicity has had an impact on systems of justice. 
    Be sure to discuss the role that socialization and religion play in shaping the beliefs of this culture. Provide examples determining why these beliefs are formed, and how culture and religion shaped these beliefs.

Clinical Informatics and Patient Safety

Possible articles and citations to be used will be uploaded. You are welcome to use other research that is relevant to the topic, but I wanted to provide some that I thought would help.

Topic: Clinical Informatics and Patient Safety

The purpose of this paper is to identify and explore one aspect of health care informatics or health information technology that is of special interest to you by developing a position paper on the topic and a logical defense of your position. The topic you select should be focused on a health topic that is enabled or impacted by the use of information technology. You may select a topic from course content, one of the topics mentioned below, or one of your own choosing (which must be approved by the course instructor). The paper should:

• define your topic and list key words used to research your topic
• discuss the background, emergence, and future role of your topic (how your topic fits into the future of health information systems in health care)
• discuss current use and status of your topic within the field of health information including strengths and weaknesses related to your topic
• discuss barriers and key challenges to implementation and/or adoption
• discuss any variance or incongruous opinions related to your topic from the literature (including all viewpoints)
• discuss in detail your position related to the topic (status, current and future uses).
Complete and logical reasoning for your position should be presented and supported by literature. This assignment should be approached from an application focus, discussing how your topic is applied to improve health care delivery.
The final paper should be 8 -10 pages in length to a maximum of 10 pages, not including title page, references, or appendices.
Writing Guidelines:
Topic is clear and well defined and included key words used to research topic
• Discuss the current use and status of the informatics topic regarding how it enabled health care
• Discuss all viewpoints related to the health informatics topic
• Provide in-depth analysis of the topic’s current, emerging, and future roles related to the role of the informatics topic in health care
• Provide an in-depth position regarding the topic analysis of the current, emerging, and future role related to your topic
• Assignment is written in a scholarly format including title page, including appropriate sentences, page numbering, paragraphs, and headings
• Includes an effective introduction and conclusion
• Adhered to APA Manual 6th Ed. Guidelines
• Work is free of grammatical and typographical errors
• Length of paper does not exceed ten pages (this does not include title page, reference page, or appendices)

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

HCS 490 Week 1 Current Article Summary

Find a short news or online article that has been recently published (within the current month) that addresses health care consumer: Trends and Marketing or that aligns with the week's topic, challenges facing consumers.

Write a 350- to 700-word summary that describes the issue and its impact on the health industry and society as a whole.

Consider the following:
  • What is the article about?
  • Does the article provide a national or global perspective about the issue?
  • Does the information presented in the article affect you or people you know? Explain.
  • Does the article make any claims about possible solutions or responses to the issue?
Format your summary consistent with APA guidelines.


HCS 490 Week 1 Product Review


Identify two health care product advertisements from radio, television, newspaper, magazines, or social media. Possible products could include blood pressure cuffs, blood glucose meters, and food diary apps.

Write a review (350- to 700- words) of the two health care product advertisements in which you do the following:
  • Describe the products.
  • Describe the advertisement for the products.
  • Does it target a specific age group? Indicate what information allowed you to make this conclusion.
  • Based on the intended age group, is this advertisement effective? Explain.
  • Does it target a specific ethnic group? Indicate what information allowed you to make this conclusion.
  • Based on the intended ethnic group, is this advertisement effective? Explain.
  • Does this advertisement appeal to you as a consumer? Explain why or why not.