Journal Assignment

Prompt: Benchmarking data supports strategic planning for the healthcare administrator. In your journal assignment, describe what benchmarking data you think will be the best support as a future healthcare administrator. Justify your decisions with scholarly research. Then, reflect on any parts of benchmarking data with which you are continuing to struggle.

IHP 630 Module Six Journal Guidelines and Rubric Overview: Benchmarking data (sometimes referred to as a scorecard) allows you to analyze how your organization is performing compared to organizations that are similar in industry and size. State and federal healthcare-related websites are a good place to search for data. For example, if you are in the state of Indiana, you can visit the IN.gov website, where you will find information on patient procedures performed, patient discharge data, long-term care, and so on. The Indiana State Department of Health provides even more reports and statistics from A to Z. All healthcare organizations are required to report statistics to the state, which is how this information originates. Additionally, Becker’s Hospital Review provides a high-level review of the various measures that are helpful for administrators to compare. Prompt: Benchmarking data supports strategic planning for the healthcare administrator. In your journal assignment, describe what benchmarking data you think will be the best support as a future healthcare administrator. Justify your decisions with scholarly research. Then, reflect on any parts of benchmarking data with which you are continuing to struggle. A course journal is generally made up of many individual assignments. Journal activities in this course are private between you and the instructor. Guidelines for Submission: Your 2–3-paragraph journal assignment should follow current APA-style guidelines. Submit assignment as a Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (90%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value Benchmarking Data

Description Meets “Proficient” criteria and utilizes detailed examples as support

Describes benchmarking data that will be the best support as a future healthcare administrator

Describes benchmarking data that will be the best support as a future healthcare administrator but is inaccurate and/or lacks details

Does not describe benchmarking data that will be the best support as a future healthcare administrator

30

Benchmarking Data Justification

Meets “Proficient” criteria and provides detailed examples and/or scholarly evidence as support

Justifies decisions about which benchmarking data will be the best support

Justifies decisions about which benchmarking data will be the best support but is inaccurate and/or lacks details

Does not justify decisions about which benchmarking data will be the best support

30

Reflection Meets “Proficient” criteria and provides detailed examples as support

Discusses any parts of benchmarking data that cause a struggle

Discusses any parts of benchmarking data that cause a struggle but is inaccurate and/or lacks details

Does not discuss any parts of benchmarking data that cause a struggle

30

Articulation of Response

Assignment is free of errors in organization and grammar

Assignment is mostly free of errors of organization and grammar; errors are marginal and rarely interrupt the flow

Assignment contains errors of organization and grammar, but errors are limited enough so that assignment can be understood

Assignment contains errors of organization and grammar making the assignment difficult to understand

10

Total 100%http://www.in.gov/isdh/26726.htmhttp://www.in.gov/isdh/18888.htmhttp://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/40-hospital-benchmarks.html

  • IHP 630 Module Six Journal Guidelines and Rubric