7-2 Submit Final Project Strategic planning is the process or mechanism used by healthcare organizations to analyze new regulations, policies, and procedur

7-2 Submit Final Project Strategic planning is the process or mechanism used by healthcare organizations to analyze new regulations, policies, and procedures and to reconsider their mission, vision, and values. Strategic planning can also be the vehicle that healthcare organizations use to revamp themselves and offer new products and services. The healthcare manager plays an important role in analyzing and executing the organizational strategic planning. Understanding the key principles and competencies associated with strategic planning, and how these principles and competencies are applied in day-to-day hospital operations, is critical for healthcare managers. This final project will provide you the opportunity to analyze strategic planning within a healthcare organization, including identification of stakeholders and the role they serve in the process and the alignment between strategic planning and the organization’s mission and vision. You will also be asked for recommendations on the best course of action for the healthcare manager to make in terms of strategic planning around an issue. HCM 415 Final Project Guidelines and Rubric

Overview
Strategic planning is the process or mechanism used by healthcare organizations to analyze new regulations, policies, and procedures and to reconsider their
mission, vision, and values. Strategic planning can also be the vehicle that healthcare organizations use to revamp themselves and offer new products and
services. The healthcare manager plays an important role in analyzing and executing the organizational strategic planning. Understanding the key principles and
competencies associated with strategic planning, and how these principles and competencies are applied in day-to-day hospital operations, is critical for
healthcare managers.

This final project will provide you the opportunity to analyze strategic planning within a healthcare organization, including identification of stakeholders and the
role they serve in the process and the alignment between strategic planning and the organization’s mission and vision. You will also be asked for
recommendations on the best course of action for the healthcare manager to make in terms of strategic planning around an issue.

This assessment addresses the following course outcomes:

 Analyze the role of healthcare managers in developing and managing the strategic planning process

 Assess the impact of current healthcare policies on strategic planning processes in the U.S. healthcare system

 Employ strategic planning tools in determining the impact of external forces on the delivery of care in the U.S. healthcare system

 Assess how key stakeholders influence and drive strategic planning changes within healthcare organizations

 Determine the extent to which strategic planning aligns with organizational missions and visions within healthcare settings

Prompt
For your final project, you will select a case study from those provided to analyze and make subsequent recommendations to the healthcare manager on the
best course of action with regard to policy and strategic planning.

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

I. Overview: Provide a brief summary of the case study you selected. Be sure to include the organization’s mission and vision for reference.

II. Situational Analysis
A. Based on its mission or vision statements, what can you discern about the organization’s approach to strategic planning? Be sure to provide

specific examples to justify your response.
B. What is the prevailing issue in question in the case study you selected?
C. What do you see as the overall strategic planning concerns for the healthcare organization with regard to this issue?

D. What role do you feel the healthcare manager plays in terms of strategic planning around this issue? Be sure to substantiate your claims.
E. Who are the key stakeholders affected by or involved in this issue, and what role do they serve in strategic planning within the organization?
F. To what extent do the organization’s policies address this issue? Be sure to justify your response.
G. To what extent does the organization’s strategic planning around this issue align with its organizational mission and vision? Use evidence and

examples to justify your reasoning.
H. What do you feel are the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) with regard to this issue? Be sure to

substantiate your claims with evidence and specific examples.
I. Based on the SWOT analysis you performed, what environmental factors are at play in terms of this issue, and what is their impact on the

delivery of care within the organization? In other words, identify any new policies or new trends that will affect your day-to-day operation.
J. To what extent do you feel current organizational policies address the influence of the identified environmental or external factors? Be sure to

justify your rationale.
K. What internal policy changes or new policies do you feel will need to be implemented to more effectively address the issue? Be sure to justify

your response.
L. What role should the healthcare manager assume in terms of guiding strategic planning processes around policy revision or development?

Why?
M. To what extent do the identified key stakeholders influence the strategic planning process in terms of policy change or development?

III. Recommendations
A. What course of action would you recommend the healthcare manager take in terms of strategic planning around this issue? Be sure to justify

your recommendation with evidence.
B. What recommendations would you make for ensuring identified key stakeholders in the organization are involved in driving the strategic

planning process? Be sure to substantiate your claims.
C. How might the organization better align its strategic planning and policy processes with its overall mission and vision, particularly with regard to

this issue? Be sure to provide evidence to justify your response.

Milestones
All feedback from the instructor should be included in the final project submission. Each milestone will be graded separately using its assigned rubric. All
milestones require APA format.

Milestone One: Overview
This milestone consists of a 1–3-page paper and is due in Module Two. This milestone is graded with the Milestone One Rubric.

Milestone Two: Strategic Planning Approaches
This milestone consists of a 2–4-page paper and is due in Module Three. This milestone is graded with the Milestone Two Rubric.

Milestone Three: SWOT Analysis
This milestone consists of a 2-4-page paper and is due in Module Four. This milestone is graded with the Milestone Three Rubric.

Milestone Four: Addressing Policies
This milestone consists of a 2–3-page paper and is due in Module Five. This milestone is graded with the Milestone Four Rubric.

Milestone Five: Recommendations
This milestone consists of a 1–3-page summary of recommendations that will be reviewed by your instructor and integrated into the final submission. This
milestone is due in Module Six. This milestone is graded with the Milestone Five Rubric.

Final Project Submission
The final project is due in Modules even. This final project is graded with the Final Project Rubric.

Deliverables

Milestone Deliverable Module Due Grading

One Overview Two Graded separately; Milestone One Rubric

Two Strategic Planning Approaches Three Graded separately; Milestone Two Rubric

Three SWOT Analysis Four Graded separately; Milestone Three Rubric

Four Addressing Policies Five Graded separately; Milestone Four Rubric

Five Recommendations Six Graded separately; Milestone Five Rubric

Final Submission Seven Graded separately; Final Project Rubric

Final Project Rubric
Guidelines for Submission: Your case study analysis and recommendations paper should be 5 to 8 pages in length, not including a cover page and references
page. It should be formatted with 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins, and all citations and references should be formatted
according to current APA guidelines.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Overview Meets “Proficient” criteria and
expertly balances brevity with
required detail

Provides a brief summary of the
selected case study, including
the organization’s mission and
vision

Provides a summary of the
selected case study, including
the organization’s mission and
vision, but response is verbose
or has gaps in required detail

Does not provide a summary of
the selected case study

4

Analysis: Approach

Meets “Proficient” criteria and
draws nuanced connections
between strategic planning and
organizational mission and
vision

Logically discerns the
organization’s approach to
strategic planning based on its
mission or vision statements,
providing specific examples to
justify response

Discerns the organization’s
approach to strategic planning
based on mission or vision
statements, but with gaps in
logic, required detail, or
specificity of examples

Does not discern the
organization’s approach to
strategic planning based on its
mission or vision statements

6.13

Analysis: Issue

Meets “Proficient” criteria and
uses industry-specific
terminology to effectively
communicate and establish
expertise

Accurately identifies the
prevailing issue in the selected
case study

Identifies the prevailing issue in
the selected case study, but
with gaps in accuracy or
required detail

Does not identify the prevailing
issue in the selected case study

4.6

Analysis: Concerns

Meets “Proficient” criteria and
makes nuanced inferences
about organizational concerns
with regard to the issue

Logically analyzes the overall
concerns for the healthcare
organization with regard to the
issue

Analyzes the overall concerns
for the healthcare organization
with regard to the issue, but
with gaps in logic or detail

Does not analyze the overall
concerns for the healthcare
organization with regard to the
issue

4.6

Analysis: Role

Meets “Proficient” criteria and
demonstrates exceptional
insight into the role of
healthcare managers in
strategic planning

Logically assesses the role the
healthcare manager plays in
terms of strategic planning
around the issue,
substantiating claims

Assesses the role the
healthcare manager plays in
terms of strategic planning
around the issue,
substantiating claims, but with
gaps in logic, required detail, or
substantiation

Does not assess the role the
healthcare manager plays in
terms of strategic planning
around the issue

6.13

Analysis:
Stakeholders

Meets “Proficient” criteria and
demonstrates exceptional
insight into identifying key
stakeholders within
organizations

Accurately identifies the key
stakeholders affected by or
involved in the issue and the
role they serve in strategic
planning within the
organization

Identifies stakeholders affected
by or involved in the issue and
the role they serve in strategic
planning within the
organization, but with gaps in
accuracy or required detail

Does not identify stakeholders
affected by or involved in the
issue

6.13

Analysis: Policies

Meets “Proficient” criteria and
makes nuanced inferences
about the efficacy of
organizational policies or
strategic planning in addressing
issues

Logically assesses how
effectively organizational
policies or strategic planning
address the issue, justifying
response

Assesses how effectively
organizational policies or
strategic planning address the
issue, justifying response, but
with gaps in logic, detail, or
justification

Does not assess how effectively
organizational policies or
strategic planning address the
issue

4.6

Analysis: Mission and
Vision

Meets “Proficient” criteria and
draws nuanced connections
between organizational
strategic planning and
organizational mission and
vision

Logically assesses the extent to
which strategic planning
around issue aligns with
mission and vision, justifying
reasoning with evidence and
examples

Assesses the extent to which
strategic planning around issue
aligns with mission and vision,
justifying reasoning with
evidence and examples, but
response is cursory or illogical
or has gaps in justification

Does not assess the extent to
which strategic planning
around issue aligns with
mission and vision

6.13

Analysis: SWOT

Meets “Proficient” criteria and
demonstrates exceptional
insight into organizational
strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities, and threats

Logically assesses
organization’s strengths,
weaknesses, opportunities, and
threats with regard to issue,
substantiating claims with
evidence and specific examples

Assesses organization’s
strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities, and threats with
regard to issue, substantiating
claims with evidence and
examples, but with gaps in
logic, detail, substantiation, or
specificity of examples

Does not assess organization’s
strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities, and threats with
regard to issue

6.13

Analysis:
Environmental

Factors

Meets “Proficient” criteria and
draws nuanced connections
between environmental factors
and delivery of care

Accurately identifies
environmental factors
contributing to issue and
determines their impact on
delivery of care based on SWOT
analysis

Identifies environmental
factors contributing to issue
and determines their impact on
delivery of care based on SWOT
analysis, but response has gaps
in accuracy or detail

Does not identify
environmental factors
contributing to issue and does
not determine their impact on
delivery of care based on SWOT
analysis

6.13

Analysis: Current
Policies

Meets “Proficient” criteria and
demonstrates exceptional
insight into the relationship
between organizational policies
and environmental or external
factors

Logically assesses the extent to
which current organizational
policies address the influence
of identified environmental or
external factors, justifying
rationale

Assesses the extent to which
current organizational policies
address the influence of
identified environmental or
external factors, justifying
rationale, but response has
gaps in logic, detail, or
justification

Does not assess the extent to
which current organizational
policies address the influence
of identified environmental or
external factors

6.14

Analysis: Changes

Meets “Proficient” criteria and
demonstrates sophisticated
insight into the need to revise
or implement policies

Logically determines internal
policy changes or new policies
that will need to be
implemented to more
effectively address the issue,
justifying response

Determines internal policy
changes or new policies that
will need to be implemented to
more effectively address the
issue, justifying response, but
with gaps in logic, detail, or
justification

Does not determine internal
policy changes or new policies
that will need to be
implemented to more
effectively address the issue

4.6

Analysis: Strategic
Planning

Meets “Proficient” criteria and
demonstrates exceptional
insight into the role of
healthcare managers in
strategic planning

Determines an appropriate role
for the healthcare manager to
play in guiding strategic
planning processes around
policy revision or development,
justifying determination

Determines a role for the
healthcare manager to play in
guiding strategic planning
processes around policy
revision or development,
justifying determination, but
role is inappropriate for the
purpose or response has gaps
in detail or justification

Does not determine a role for
the healthcare manager to play
in guiding strategic planning
processes around policy
revision or development

6.13

Analysis: Influence

Meets “Proficient” criteria and
demonstrates exceptional
insight into the role of
organizational stakeholders in
strategic planning

Provides a logical explanation
of how identified key
stakeholders might influence
strategic planning process in
terms of policy change or
development

Provides an explanation of how
identified key stakeholders
might influence strategic
planning process in terms of
policy change or development,
but with gaps in detail or logic

Does not provide an
explanation of how identified
key stakeholders might
influence strategic planning
process in terms of policy
change or development

6.13

Recommendations:
Manager

Meets “Proficient” criteria and
demonstrates exceptional
insight into the role of
healthcare managers in
strategic planning

Recommends an appropriate
course of action for the
healthcare manager in terms of
strategic planning around the
issue, justifying
recommendation with evidence

Recommends a course of action
for the healthcare manager in
terms of strategic planning
around the issue, justifying
recommendation with
evidence, but recommendation
is not appropriate for the
intended purpose, or response
has gaps in detail or
justification

Does not recommend a course
of action for the healthcare
manager in terms of strategic
planning around the issue

6.14

Recommendations:
Driving

Meets “Proficient” criteria and
demonstrates exceptional
insight into the role of
organizational stakeholders in
strategic planning

Makes appropriate
recommendations for ensuring
identified key stakeholders are
involved in driving the strategic
planning process,
substantiating claims

Makes recommendations for
ensuring identified key
stakeholders are involved in
driving the strategic planning
process, substantiating claims,
but recommendations are not
appropriate for the intended
purpose, or response has gaps
in detail or substantiation

Does not make
recommendations for ensuring
identified key stakeholders are
involved in driving the strategic
planning process

6.14

Recommendations:
Better Align

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and
recommendations demonstrate
sophisticated insight into the
connections between
organizational strategic
planning and organizational
mission and vision

Makes appropriate
recommendations regarding
how the organization might
better align its strategic
planning and policy processes
with overall mission and vision,
particularly with regard to the
issue, providing evidence to
justify response

Makes recommendations
regarding how the organization
might better align its strategic
planning and policy processes
with overall mission and vision,
particularly with regard to the
issue, providing evidence to
justify response, but
recommendations are not
appropriate for the intended
purpose, or response has gaps
in detail or justification

Does not make
recommendations regarding
how the organization might
better align its strategic
planning and policy processes
with overall mission and vision,
particularly with regard to the
issue

6.14

Articulation of
Response

Submission is free of errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, and
organization and is presented in
a professional and easy-to-read
format

Submission has no major errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization

Submission has major errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
that negatively impact
readability and articulation of
main ideas

Submission has critical errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
that prevent understanding of
ideas

4

Total 100%

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