Different measures of central tendency





Compare and contrast different measures of central tendency and describe the strength and weaknesses of each are.
Compare and contrast various measures of dispersion and explain the strength and weaknesses of each.
Use a dataset of your choice and use ggplot2 to visualize various attributes in the dataset.

The strengths and weaknesses of the current Medicaid system in the United States







In considering healthcare system trade-offs, politics plays a major role. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the current Medicaid system in the United States based on individual state policies is important to the political and legal platforms each state faces. As organizations seek to implement HMIS and IT program development, upgrades, and evaluations the organizations must be capable of separating the IT failures, budget overruns, and exogenous changes in enrollment that affect the healthcare system. In a minimum of 250 words, discuss the following:

Who is responsible on the state political level to propose legislature to overcome healthcare organizations concerns (trade-off) relating to patient enrollment and budget overruns?
What is your state’s responsibility in preparation for healthcare change such as the ACA?
How do healthcare leader’s best integrate pre-existing conditions and long-term illness?


Assessing value in health care






Assessing value in health care is based on outcome. The policy that is implemented to analyze value must be one that is specific to the healthcare organization, and must address the value issues (i.e., past, current, and forecasted). It is important to note that ethics and values are both inclusive and exclusive of each other in terms of policy; from both the stance of “professional decision-making” and “policy analysis.” In a minimum of 250 words, discuss the following:



Constitutional Law Vs. Administrative Law





Constitutional law is something you are likely familiar with to some extent, but the laws around administrative law may be less familiar. While the Constitution outlines many specific laws, it does not necessarily speak much about what happens in the administration of our government. For this assignment, you are asked to look at where constitutional and administrative law intersects and where they diverge.

Write a 3–4 page paper that includes the following three parts:

An explanation of the areas in which constitutional and administrative law intersect.
An explanation of where constitutional and administrative laws diverge.
An evaluation of the impact of the divergence in these laws. What impact does this have on someone working in the field of public administration?
Use at least three sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your sources page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citing sources, access the library or review library guides.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The library is your home for SWS assistance, including citations and formatting. Please refer to the Library site for all support. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

Evaluate the concepts of and interactions between constitutional and administrative law in the realm of public administration.




Evidence-based medicine (EBM)






Evidence-based medicine (EBM), previously translational medicine, can be defined as improving care based on empirical research and/or hands-on practice. The EBM’s approach is based on either direct patient care (bottom-up) or an experiment translated into guidelines (top-down). EBM is used in either in conjunction or as quality assessment tool(s) for continuous quality improvement (CQI). The healthcare leader must utilize the evidence to promote healthcare quality.

Explain the process of evidence-based analysis.
Highlight the major players and their roles in EBM policy (i.e., government, providers, patients, etc.).
Explain the EBM “Levels of Evidence” as defined in your course text.
Review the case “Constraints of the ACA on Evidence-Based Medicine.”
Provide a written analysis of the case “Constraints of the ACA on Evidence-Based Medicine” in Chapter 9 of your textbook. (Utilize the “Levels of Evidence and Grades of Recommendations” as defined by the University of Minnesota) Clearinghouse.
Summarize the policy of EBM in your conclusion.


Policy associated with the Affordable Care Act in California




To maintain political, governmental, staff, and patient loyalty, the healthcare organization must provide a sense of organizational stability and view of the legislative landscape. The political landscape is the basis for healthcare policy, guidance, state, local, and community support (both fiscal and legal) engaging in political trade-offs to stabilize the healthcare industry (such as in the cost, pharmaceuticals, insurance premiums, and organizational ROI in the healthcare industry). Healthcare organizations must provide the necessary guidance and advocacy for stakeholders in the setting of both state and federal legislature as a voice of reason, authority, and integrity. Provide information on the following:

Research a policy associated with the Affordable Care Act in California or another state that may affect healthcare reform and/or the way health care is provided in the chosen state.
Describe the policy and who wrote and/or promoted the policy legislature (provide statistical data).
What are the trade-offs offered to bring balance to the healthcare stakeholders?
What role have public perception and disinterestedness played in the valuation of healthcare performance?
Describe how process innovation, risk taking, health policy analysis, and governance “sense-making” provide balance for stakeholders.


The state of Ethiopia





Discuss the state of Ethiopia, how it began and how it differed from the rest of Africa.
Why were the Bantu migrations so important to the cultural development and cohesion of early African civilizations? How did the arrival of the Muslims change North Africa?
How did the Indian Ocean community affect the economic and political development of East Africa?
Write a MINIMUM three-page document, double-spaced, 12 font, with detailed information in a Windows Word, Google document, or PDF file. Cite your sources after each question. (Judge, page numbers), (recorded lectures), etc. Use the link above to attach and submit the assignment. Thanks.


Discussion 3

1. What does Islam have in common with Christianity?

2. How do they differ?

The four forces of evolution






There are four forces of evolution: gene flow, genetic drift, natural selection, and mutation.

Please discuss the possible ways in which one or more of these evolutionary forces might operate to produce a huge amount of anatomical and behavioral diversity seen in the various primate species, today.

In other words, with all the rich diversity of the monkeys, apes, lemurs, lorises we see in our world, today, how do YOU think evolution has shaped these differences? (hint: think mating strategies, diet, geological/climate, etc).




Medical ethics and caregiver-patient encounters.





Prepare a brief from the perspective of a lead administrator dealing with an ethical dilemma.Apply ethical and moral theories to a case study involving a patient and caregivers.

Outline the ethical concerns and potential outcomes in a selected ethical dilemma.

Propose a solution to mitigate the issues raised in a selected ethical dilemma.

Defend the solution from an ethical standpoint.Use at least three peer-reviewed articles less than five years old.

Provide appropriate in-text citations and a reference section Meet clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements.