Case Memo Instructions for Advanced Topics In Healthcare Policy Course are in the attachment.
For this assignment, you will work individually to write a one-to-two-page memo on the penalties
for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)—infections people get while they’re receiving
healthcare for another condition. HAIs can develop in any healthcare facility, including hospitals,
ambulatory surgical centers, end-stage renal disease facilities, and long-term care facilities.
You will write on behalf of your organization on the positive or negative impact HAIs
could have on the organization (e.g., finance, operations, etc.).
What are the threats? What are the opportunities?
Your analysis will be in the form of a written recommendation memo and is not to exceed two single-spaced pages. The memo must address:
1. The problem as you see it
2. A recommended solution or solutions
3. Support for your perspective
Many cases have multiple issues, so select one you feel is the most pressing problem. Assume your reader will use your memo to make difficult decisions about the team or organization. State the key problems presented in the case and briefly explain the context in which the decisions must be made. Describe your proposed solutions to the problem and indicate which one you believe is the best course of action. Support your recommendation with specific reasons. Identify the next steps if your proposed solution is adopted and outline a Plan B in case your proposed solution fails. Show how secondary evidence-informed your understanding of the case and your recommendations.
Use this structure:
1. Executive Summary: What is the context, key issue, and your recommendation. Summary should be concise, with a statement of key challenges, background on why the challenge has occurred, summary of recommendations, and next steps for action.
2. Background: Why are we facing these issues? Identify the root causes. Identify the key players involved in the creation of policy or those making decisions. Background information should comprehensive, with a focus on the underlying causes versus symptoms, and identification of major issues and key players.
3. Recommendations: Identify specific recommendation, including your rationale and alternatives. Recommendation should be clearly stated, there is research or other evidence to support the conclusion if available, and the student has demonstrated that alternative courses of action were considered.
4. Next Steps: How should your recommendations be implemented? What are the priorities, timeline, and required resources? Next steps section should provide specific action steps, including order of steps, timeline, and indication of responsibility.

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