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In this assignment there are two parts in the attached worksheet to complete. The first is a time log in which you will monitor and write down all that you do within a 3-day time period. In the second part of the worksheet you will reflect on your completed time log from part 1 and write a short 250-500 word summary of your experience.

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In this assignment there are two parts in the attached worksheet to complete. The first is a time log in which you will monitor and write down all that you do within a 3-day time period. In the second part of the worksheet you will reflect on your completed time log from part 1 and write a short 250-500 word summary of your experience.

Part 1: Monitor your time in hourly increments.

  1. Use the time monitoring log provided in the worksheet to write down what you did each hour of the day, starting at 5 a.m. and ending at 10 p.m. Even if you do not get up until 10 a.m., you still need to record 5 a.m. – 9 a.m. as “sleep.”
  2. Do not overdo the recording; record the primary activity for the hour. At most, record two activities per hour.

Part 2: Reflection

On day four, review your completed time monitoring log from part 1 of the worksheet in order to take a serious look at how you use your time each day.   Use the questions in the instructions for part 2 to guide your writing.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

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Since the end of World War II, America has maintained the position of military, economic, and cultural leader of the “free world” or the capitalist west. During the Cold War, US predominance was predicated on opposition to Soviet expansion.

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Since the end of World War II, America has maintained the position of military, economic, and cultural leader of the “free world” or the capitalist west. During the Cold War, US predominance was predicated on opposition to Soviet expansion. In the wake of the end of the cold War, does the United States still represent that kind of leadership or not? If so, what justifies that leadership? If not, has another country taken up the reigns or is leadership more diffuse?

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For this assignment, you are to author 5-7 pages in 12 point Times New Roman font, double spaced, with 1″ margins wherein you shall critique a scholarly article (or scholarly book chapter) within the domain of the philosophy of race. For this, you ought to have at least one citation–namely the article you intend to critique–and all citations are to be presented as Chicago Style footnotes,

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For this assignment, you are to author 5-7 pages in 12 point Times New Roman font, double spaced, with 1″ margins wherein you shall critique a scholarly article (or scholarly book chapter) within the domain of the philosophy of race. For this, you ought to have at least one citation–namely the article you intend to critique–and all citations are to be presented as Chicago Style footnotes, and the additional formatting ought to be in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style. A formatting exemplar has been attached for your convenience (please do review it). Whereas on the midterm you were responding to particular questions, on this assignment, you are to introduce, develop, and resolve your own thesis. There are three parameters I’m looking for here: 1) Has the student selected a scholarly article or book chapter within the scope of feminist philosophy? 2) Does the student adequately identify the thesis/theses thereof? 3) Does the student sufficiently articulate and exegete the argumentation therein? Whether affirming or critical, does the student charitably reconstruct the argument therein?

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Ben Davis had just completed an intensive course in Statistical Thinking for Business Improvement, which was offered to all employees of a large health maintenance organization.

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Ben Davis had just completed an intensive course in Statistical Thinking for Business Improvement, which was offered to all employees of a large health maintenance organization. There was no time to celebrate, however, because he was already under a lot of pressure. Ben works as a pharmacist’s assistant in the HMO’s pharmacy, and his manager, Juan de Pacotilla, was about to be fired. Juan’s dismissal appeared to be imminent due to numerous complaints, and even a few lawsuits over inaccurate prescriptions. Juan now was asking Ben for his assistance in trying to resolve the problem, preferably yesterday!
“Ben, I really need your help! If I can’t show some major improvement or at least a solid plan by next month, I’m history.”
“I’ll be glad to help, Juan, but what can I do? I’m just a pharmacist’s assistant.”
“I don’t care what your job title is; I think you’re just the person who can get this done. I realize I’ve been too far removed from day-to-day operations in the pharmacy, but you work there every day. You’re in a much better position to find out how to fix the problem. Just tell me what to do, and I’ll do it.”
“But what about the statistical consultant you hired to analyze the data on inaccurate prescriptions?”
“Ben, to be honest, I’m really disappointed with that guy. He has spent two weeks trying to come up with a new modeling approach to predict weekly inaccurate prescriptions. I tried to explain to him that I don’t want to predict the mistakes, I want to eliminate them! I don’t think I got through, however, because he said we need a month of additional data to verify the model, and then he can apply a new method he just read about in a journal to identify ‘change points in the time series,’ whatever that means. But get this, he will only identify the change points and send me a list; he says it’s my job to figure out what they mean and how to respond. I don’t know much about statistics — the only thing I remember from my course in college is that it was the worst course I ever took– but I’m becoming convinced that it actually doesn’t have much to offer in solving real problems. You’ve just gone through this statistical thinking course, though, so maybe you can see something I can’t. To me, statistical thinking sounds like an oxymoron. I realize it’s a long shot, but I was hoping you could use this as the project you need to officially complete the course.”
“I see your point, Juan. I felt the same way, too. This course was interesting, though, because it didn’t focus on crunching numbers. I have some ideas about how we can approach making improvements in prescription accuracy, and I think this would be a great project. We may not be able to solve it ourselves, however. As you know, there is a lot of finger-pointing going on; the pharmacists blame sloppy handwriting and incomplete instructions from doctors for the problem; doctors blame pharmacy assistants like me who actually do most of the computer entry of the prescriptions, claiming that we are incompetent; and the assistants tend to blame the pharmacists for assuming too much about our knowledge of medical terminology, brand names, known drug interactions, and so on.”
“It sounds like there’s no hope, Ben!”
“I wouldn’t say that at all, Juan. It’s just that there may be no quick fix we can do by ourselves in the pharmacy. Let me explain how I’m thinking about this and how I would propose attacking the problem using what I just learned in the statistical thinking course.”
Source: G. C. Britz, D. W. Emerling, L. B. Hare, R. W. Hoerl, & J. E. Shade. “How to Teach Others to Apply Statistical Thinking.” Quality Progress (June 1997): 67–80.

Assuming the role of Ben Davis, write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you apply the approach discussed in the textbook to this problem. You’ll have to make some assumptions about the processes used by the HMO pharmacy. Also, please use the Internet and / or Strayer LRC to research articles on common problems or errors that pharmacies face. Your paper should address the following points:

1. Develop a process map about the prescription filling process for HMO’s pharmacy, in which you specify the key problems that the HMO’s pharmacy might be experiencing. Next, use the supplier, input, process steps, output, and customer (SIPOC) model to analyze the HMO pharmacy’s business process.

2. Analyze the process map and SIPOC model to identify possible main root causes of the problems. Next, categorize whether the main root causes of the problem are special causes or common causes. Provide a rationale for your response.

3. Suggest the main tools that you would use and the data that you would collect in order to analyze the business process and correct the problem. Justify your response.

4. Propose one (1) solution to the HMO pharmacy’s on-going problem(s) and propose one (1) strategy to measure the aforementioned solution. Provide a rationale for your response.

5. Use at least two (2) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

· Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

· Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

· Describe how organizations use statistical thinking to be more competitive.

· Apply the basic principles of statistical thinking to business processes.

· Apply the SIPOC model to identify OFIs in business processes.

· Use technology and information resources to research issues in business process improvement.

· Write clearly and concisely about business process improvement using proper writing mechanics.

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Topics for Research and Analysis  Promotional Goals: Identify specific objectives related to the promotion of EDUS’s acquisition of the institution. In addition, identify specific objectives related to informing potential students of new capabilities and offerings resulting from the acquisition

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Topics for Research and Analysis  Promotional Goals: Identify specific objectives related to the promotion of EDUS’s acquisition of the institution. In addition, identify specific objectives related to informing potential students of new capabilities and offerings resulting from the acquisition. (Promotional goals vary. Some organizations need to create awareness of their product’s benefits compared to competitors. Other promotional goals may involve communicating new uses for an item, or informing customers or lower prices.)  Business Environment: Identify cultural and legal factors that might influence promotional decisions – both in announcing the acquisition within the region and recruiting new students to the institution. (In some countries, certain information is required in television commercials selling products aimed at children.)  Media Plan: Analyze media availability to determine cost-efficient methods of communicating with potential students within the country and within the geographic region. (While television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet may be common in industrialized countries, developing economies may require other different media. In some countries, advertising messages are broadcast through large speakers mounted on moving trucks.)  Promotional Strategy: Compare the benefits of push-and-pull promotions for acquiring new students at the institution. Devise a promotional strategy that will help EDUS expand the student body and also inform potential students of increased capability of the institution resulting from this acquisition.  Economic, Cultural, and Political-Legal Environment: Investigate the economic, cultural, and political-legal environment that might affect promotional messages and media relevant to this acquisition.    Recommended Actions: Recommend EDUS actions related to promotional goals, needed adaptations due to cultural or legal factors, and a media plan. Provide evidence to support your recommendations.  Conclusions: Draw conclusions about the material you have presented. The opinions or judgments you present should be supported by your research.submit a PowerPoint presentation (approximately 10 slides) providing your analysis and research findings on the topics indicated. You are expected to include statistical data when possible, including tables, graphs, and other visuals that support and enhance your study. Most importantly, all written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources!

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Describe in detail political developments in Russia from 1991 to present. Conclude with your opinion whether democracy is likely in Russia in the near future.

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A) Describe in detail political developments in Russia from 1991 to present. Conclude with your opinion whether democracy is likely in Russia in the near future.

B) You read about the changing work patterns and expectations of women this week. Do you believe there have been substantial changes or are those perceptions more of a reaction to changes that got underway at least 100 years ago?

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 Research once failed companies Tyco and Best Buy. In a 2-3 page document, describe in detail, their organizational renewal strategies to create a successful turnaround

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Research once failed companies Tyco and Best Buy. In a 2-3 page document, describe in detail, their organizational renewal strategies to create a successful turnaround. Compare the new corporate strategy to the old. Did it work?

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In a 250 word response, analyze how communication in groups differs from individual communication. Are there unique challenges to communicating with groups? Provide examples. Use at least one resource to support your key points.

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Group Communication

DQ 1: In a 250 word response, analyze how communication in groups differs from individual communication. Are there unique challenges to communicating with groups? Provide examples. Use at least one resource to support your key points.

DQ2:In a 250 word response, describe how you would build rapport with your audience in a business presentation. What motivational strategies have you used in the past that were successful or what strategies have you seen speakers use that were effective? Use at least one resource to support your key points.

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What are the ethical considerations involved in deciding who receives short- and long-term health care?

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What are the ethical considerations involved in deciding who receives short- and long-term health care? What ethical considerations should be considered in the micro-allocation of care within the healthcare facility, and how will the decision affect the long-term policy of the facility?

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Imagine you are employed as an account professional in a health care organization. Which type of health insurance do you feel would be the most challenging to submit for reimbursement and in obtaining cooperation in obtaining payment?

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Imagine you are employed as an account professional in a health care organization. Which type of health insurance do you feel would be the most challenging to submit for reimbursement and in obtaining cooperation in obtaining payment?

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