Healthcare Management Research Project: General Assignment Instructions


Each student will author a final research paper focused on a selected topic below. This paper is to be reflective of an undergraduate-level academic research paper and will be assembled throughout the course by producing several deliverables:

The following is a description of the overall theme along with six (6) topic areas for each student to choose from. Topics must be submitted to the course instructor for approval before proceeding with assignments.

Healthcare organizations, and the management thereof, in the twenty-first century face numerous obstacles in relation to providing products and services that are cost effective, of superior quality, and accessible to those that seek them. As a result, healthcare managers (in all functional areas) draw on a wide range of theories, best practices, and experiences to guide their decisions. 

Choose one (1) of the following six (6) topic areas as the main topic of your final paper and expand on the topic by focusing on the twenty-first century healthcare environment (a current issue or current/future challenge) based upon knowledge of current literature and industry best practices: 

1. Healthcare Marketing

2. Quality Improvement in Healthcare

3. Advances in Healthcare Information Technology

4. Financing Healthcare

5. Physician and/or Nurse Labor Shortages 

6.  Addressing Health Disparities

Submit the following assignments on the due date assigned in the course:

· Healthcare Management Research Project: Annotated Bibliography Assignment

· Healthcare Management Research Project: Outline Assignment

· Healthcare Management Research Project: Draft Assignment

· Healthcare Management Research Project: Final Assignment

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Healthcare Management Research Project: Final Assignment Instructions


Using your annotated bibliography, outline, and draft, you will complete the 800–1,000-word paper, complying with the formatting and content instructions below.



· Minimum of 800–1,000 words, double-spaced (not including the title page and reference page)

· Times New Roman, 12-point font

· Left justified only with 1 1/2 inch margins on the left side

· One inch margins on the top, right, and bottom

· Curent APA format

· Numbered pages

· Minimum of 5 scholarly articles from peer-reviewed journals (must be less than 7 years old)

· Show block quotations for more than 40 words:

· Single-spaced with double-space separating quotes

· Indented 5 spaces from left-hand margin

· No quotation marks

· Reference page in current APA format including active URL links (not included in page total)

· Single-space between references and double-space within the reference


· A title page that includes:

· A running head and page number (right aligned)

· Course number and course name

· Case name

· Student Name

· Date submitted

· Respectfully submitted to: (Instructor’s Name)

· Abstract (block formatted)

· Introduction

· Content of your topic and/or paper (review the associated grading rubric)

· Include concepts from the textbook that are related to your topic, including page numbers where the concepts may be found. Credit will only be earned for concepts supported by page numbers. (This is accomplished through integration of the relevant course content using properly formatted APA citations.)

· Use current APA in-text citations to credit sources listed on the reference page as appropriate

· Conclusion

· Reference Page


Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Plagiarism commonly occurs when the you utilize an author’s words and without properly attributing the source. All sources must be referenced. No cutting and pasting or copying is allowed unless using a direct quotation. Purchasing papers of any form will result in automatic failure for the course and a recommendation for expulsion.

Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the SafeAssign plagiarism tool.

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