Assignment Week 3: Benefit analysis of Telemedicine

Assignment Week 3: Benefit analysis of Telemedicine

Assignment Week 3: Benefit analysis of Telemedicine

Quality Decision Making Cost-Benefit Analysis about Telemedicine

For this assignment, evaluate and analyze the cost and benefit data you developed for the discussions in this unit and Unit 5. Remember that your cost-benefit analysis must relate to one of the following topics:


Patient safety.

Risk management.

Regulatory standards.


Patient and stakeholder satisfaction.

Note that an effective cost-benefit analysis cannot be conducted in a vacuum and risk management cannot be effectively implemented within a silo (Youngberg, 2011). Rather, savvy health care leaders consider each cost-benefit analysis within the larger context of industry trends, regulatory requirements, organizational strategy, organizational capacity, and so on.

For this assignment:

Enter the cost and benefit data you developed for the cost-benefit analysis discussions into the cost-benefit analysis template, linked in the Resources.

Write a paper in which you do the following:

Describe the organizational or program/department issue for which you have created the cost-benefit analysis.

Evaluate the cost versus benefit according to the general guidelines outlined by Plowman’s 2014 articles you read in the preparation for this assignment.

Make a recommendation as to whether the benefits are sufficient to outweigh the costs of proceeding.

Describe the systems-based context for your recommendations, integrating the cost-benefit analysis within the organization as a whole.

Describe how the issue relates to the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic direction.

Provide a rationale that explains how your recommendations are appropriate for your organization’s capacity and strategy.

Your paper should use proper APA style and formatting and include the following sections. Each section, except the title page, should include the appropriate section heading.

Title page

Use APA formatting. Include:

Assignment number, Unit 6, Assignment 1.

Your name.

The date.

The course number, MHA5014.

Your instructor’s name.

Abstract, which will consist of a one-paragraph summary of the paper content. This is not an introduction to the topic, but a summary of the entire paper. Make sure to double space.

Issue Description.

Cost-Benefit Analysis Evaluation.

Cost-Benefit Analysis Recommendations.

Context for Recommendations.

Relationship to Vision, Mission, and Strategy.





Plowman, N. (2014).Writing a cost benefit analysis. Retrieved from

Youngberg, B. J. (2011). Principles of risk management and patient safety. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Assignment Requirements

Written communication: Written communication is free from errors that detract from the overall message.

Length of paper: 3 typed double spaced pages.

Font and font size: Arial, 10 point.

Review the scoring guide for this assignment for more information about assignment requirements.

Submit your Excel spreadsheet and your paper in the assignment area.

Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.


You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

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