JOHN FARMER 1835 -1901

Early Life

John Farmer was alive at a time when wide open opportunities were available for everyone in a recently settled land where a focused, energetic person could be a pioneer in many areas. John was born in Saratoga in upstate New York, he became a teacher n a local school where he taught map drafting and other related subjects (Weil, 2016). The territory of Michigan was in need of teachers and John was teaching a very marketable subject. Although the University of Michigan only operated a primary and secondary school, the board of the university in Detroit offered John a position where he would head the Lancastrian School.

John also began working at home hand copying maps of different townships from the newly-made manuscripts brought in by surveyors, and later sold them to the visitors who came to live or passed by the state. John is also credited for drawing a map that depicted Michigan’s first road for the Treasurer of the United States and he was paid to do this by the federal government. He also helped Orange Risdon when he was drafting a map of the part of Michigan that had already been surveyed. When this project stalled, John ended up producing his own map of Michigan in 1826 (Roberts, 2013). By 1830, he planned and published a new map of the state that contained much more detail. The map had so many details that outsourcing the services of an engraving company to develop copper plates of the map would have been very expensive. John therefore procured engraver’s equipment and undertook the project. The Map of the already surveyed area of Michigan shows in great detail the entire southern half of the state’s lower peninsula. At the time Michigan extended farther to the west and john’s map showed the whole Mackinac area which was a settlement that is now known as Cassville, Wisconsin, as well as the area that is currently Green Bay, Wisconsin.


The daily life of the average person in this era revolved around family and work. John had married a childhood friend and they had three children. The huge increase of the middle class, in both wealth and numbers, created an explosion for goods and services (Ittmann, 2017). John’s job as a school teacher gave him enough money to purchase the best food in the market since the pound was particularly strong. Keen to show off their wealth, and with the ability to use it as they pleased, John’s family had a constant supply of fruits and foodstuff, novelties and clothes from the country’s best factories . The wife had clothes of all colors, the children had new toys and the kitchen had fine cutlery. John’s life was what every Victorian era man dreamed about. Everything that would have been bought by the rich aristocrats in the 18th century was now on display at his home. They had every fruit that was in season including apples, melons, pears and peaches, something not everyone could afford.

John needed servants, and in 1905 he employed two maids to help his wife with other chores. During this period, almost a quarter of all women between the ages of 15 and 20 were employed as maids. In fact, these domestic workers represented the biggest share of workers in the entire country, and most houses were built with their accommodation wings in mind. In terms of entertainment John and his family went to music halls, theatres, museums, libraries, and art galleries that had been built in each of the major towns with moving theatres visiting the minor ones and all of them were founded by philanthropist. During this time, seaside towns and facilities were a preserve of the wealthy but John would constantly visit these establishments including Great Yarmouth and the famous Blackpool which had now become a popular destination for most of the working class.

Leisure Activities

He played numerous new sports, such as croquet and lawn tennis, and also engaged in older ones that had newly defined sets of rules, such as football, cricket and rugby. At the time, games were an important element of the society and were even encouraged in most public schools in order to make the middle class turn into real gentlemen (Bailey, 2014).

Favorite Food

He also ate well even when he was not dining out. His diet contained several foods were extremely popular and expensive which was dependent on how readily available the product was. His meals included, beef, pork, bacon, mutton, cheese, bread, potatoes, eggs rice, milk, oatmeal, the vegetables that were in season, sugar, treacle, flour, tea and jam. These were the foods that would be a stable for his family and formed a basis for most of their meals.


John Farmer passed away on March 24, 1859 in Detroit. His wife Rachel Farmer as well as his sons Arthur, John and Silas carried on his business for a while afterward. All the maps published by the sons after his death, however, did not have the detail that John maintained.


Weil, François. “John Farmer and the Making of American Genealogy.” New England Quarterly 80, no. 3 (2016): 408-434.

Bailey, Peter. Leisure and class in Victorian England: Rational recreation and the contest for control, 1830-1885. Routledge, 2014.

Ittmann, Karl. Work, gender and family in Victorian England. Springer, 2016.

Roberts, Gehan, Alice C. Burnett, Katherine J. Lee, Jeanie Cheong, Stephen J. Wood, Peter J. Anderson, Lex W. Doyle, and Victorian Infant Collaborative Study Group. “Quality of life at age 18 years after extremely preterm birth in the post-surfactant era.” The Journal of pediatrics 163, no. 4 (2013): 1008-1013.

Stauffer, Andrew. “Introduction.” In Virtual Victorians, pp. 1-8. Palgrave Macmillan US, 2015.



Elon Musk Achievements: Writer’s Perspective


This essay has chosen to analyze the entrepreneurial profile of Elon Musk, a genius and creative business entrepreneur in SpaceX travel, renewable energy and scientific research, who always seeks to fix everything he can for humanity to enhance a brighter future. Elon Musk is not just a typical entrepreneur, as many may expect. Actually, it should be noted that Musk is an entrepreneur of his own kind. He has made remarkable achievements due to his extraordinary genius and desire. Therefore, Elon Musk should be regarded as an ordinary entrepreneur, but rather an entrepreneur whose imaginations are beyond human expectation, but has gone ahead to make them a reality. His visionary aim to change life for humanity in the future by demystifying current issues that are perceived as unrealities and solving humanity problems makes him a unique entrepreneur.

Discussion of Elon Musk’s successful entrepreneurial profile, in this piece of writing, will provide details about Musk to the readers, most of which they did know. In addition, this writing will enable entrepreneurs realize that imagination of the impossibility has a possibility is all it takes to solve problems in an entrepreneurial setting and come up with new inventions that can make human life easier. Therefore, through this writing, it is expected that the readers shall get to know that with creativity and appropriate utilization of our genius and efforts, we can come up with superior inventions that will solve human problems.

Analyzing your Readers

This profile essay will focus on the nature of community readers of a community newsletter in which I seek to share this piece of writing. The local community, which will make my target audience, is unique because it is composed, mostly, of people who would like to be entrepreneurs, but they focus on less risky or no risk ventures. They would like to solve problems to human, but not in a unique and efficient way. They only rely on what has already been done. They are afraid of coming up with their new and unique projects that will solve their current problems.

My target community is in need of a motivator in entrepreneurship. They understand that their society’s current life needs to be improved. They expect to be motivated so that they can come up with new entrepreneurial projects. Currently, the population of the community has increased tremendously, majorly composed of the youth. This has led to various problems because the community is made of a large number of people. Consequently, community members have faced challenges in travelling because the means of transport are insufficient for them. In addition, they incur delays in traveling.

Given the nature of my target audience, I will only use a layman’s language in my profile essay meant to explain Elon Musk’s achievements and entrepreneurial ambitions to motivate audience. Only simple and words that are easy to understand will be used. The profile essay will not assume a formal structure, but rather an informal one. My overall message will be motivation to the youth and other entrepreneurs, based on Musk’s achievements and extraordinary ambitions.

Reflecting on the Role of Writer

A writer whose role is to enlighten society on matters pertaining to entrepreneurship like me will have to ensure that the right information is passed across to the right people in the most appropriate manner. I have always sought to make motivation subjects a success. This is what drives me to write about Elon Musk because his achievements are ideal in motivation. I have also been affected by advancements in science and technology. Therefore, it is worth sharing this information to the community to enlighten them on what to expect in the future.

Utilization of technology is one topic that touches every community member. Therefore, I will have to share information about Musk’s achievements and ambitions. Musk is one entrepreneur who is full of dynamic ideas that are expected to change the world in future, if he accomplishes his visions. For instance, if his Hyperloop transportation becomes a reality, people will be able to travel through a system of tubes at 1287kmh between San Francisco and Los Angeles (Doeden, 2015). In addition, if Musk is successful in shipping humans to Mars, he is most likely to build a lasting community in Mars, another planet. This information is worthy sharing.

I have always sought to build future entrepreneurs through motivational writing. Therefore, this motivation will force me to write about Musk. For instance, the fact that Musk has been able to take great leaps of thought into realisms that one else imagined is a motivating factor. He sees the potential in the human future like no one does (Instaread, 2015). He uses his genius and genuine desire to fix everything he can for humanity. I would like to write about his achievements and ambitions to motivate others to utilize their talent for the benefit of humanity.


Doeden, M. (2015). SpaceX and Tesla Motors Engineer Elon Musk. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications.

Instaread. (2015). Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance | Summary & Analysis: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. New York: Instaread Summaries.


Nursing Theory

The Mid-Range theories


The development of any profession depends heavily on the body of knowledge that has is dispensed to the students. Traditionally, profession of nursing relied on theories from external disciplines such as psychology, and sociology on which they formed the basis for nursing practice. Nursing must have its own system of dissemination of knowledge so that it can effectively define its activities and develop its research methodologies. Normally, the knowledge is expressed in terms of theories and conceptual models. Nursing theories provide features that help in defining the term nursing, in description of nursing, and also in setting the boundaries and objectives of nursing activities (Katharine, 2001). The purpose of theories in nursing practice is to guide research to facilitate the science while generating new knowledge and supporting the existing nursing ideas. Therefore theories provide a framework for which researchers examine situations and hence they provide structure of the organization analysis and decision making. Nursing theories also help in classifying values, believes and goals hence forming a background on which it makes contribution to the people. In order to gain more insights about theories in nursing, this paper will focus on the mid-range theory and it will discuss the background of the theory, theory description, evaluation, and application of the theory in nursing practice.


The mid-range theory was developed by Robert K Merton. Merton was born in 1910 in Philadelphia, went to South Philadelphia High school. He started his sociological career at Temple University but the development of the theory started in when he enrolled at Harvard. His work is usually compared to that of Talcott Parsons since he admired his work as it introduced him to European methods of theory while expounding his knowledge on sociology (Hedström and Udehn, 2009). Merton based the mid-range range theory on the works of Emile Durkheim such as The Suicide and The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber. Merton noticed that theories developed by the early scholars did not focus on the social behavior and hence he came up with the mid-range theory which he believed would help in investigating human behavior with the respect to their social setting (Ahmad, 2005). While other theories focused on the society as a whole, Merton believed that mid-range theory would concentrate on human behavior rather than the entire society.

Merton has been opposed to theories that consider society in general and that tries to cover all aspects of the life. As a means of developing his theory, he advocates that sociologists are supposed to concentrate on measurable aspects of social reality that can be researched as a separate discipline rather than attempting to explain the entire social world. Additionally, his publications have also played a great role in the development of his work. For instance the Social Theory and Social Structure which was established in 1949, On Social Structure and Science (1985) and Science, Technology and Society in Seventeenth Century England. The books have also formed a platform over which researchers can reference their works from.

As stated earlier, nursing practice used theories from other disciplines while disseminating knowledge. It was difficult to develop a reliable methodology that could be used to conduct a research in nursing profession. Mid-range theory provided a methodology that helps researchers to develop a study that is valid and reliable. Mid-range theory provides an operationalized structure that helps in describing, predicting, and explaining the phenomena relating to the research question (White, 2000). This theory addresses the research hypothesis hence providing a clear way of responding to the questions. Additionally, mid-range theory provides a tool that test relationship of human behavior and the health outcomes.

Theory description

The mid-range theory has been essential in the nursing science since it is used to narrow the gap between nursing theories and practice. Mid-range theory uses deductive reasoning to facilitate the research. Deductive reasoning moves from more general to more specific. This system is referred to as ‘top-down’ approach since it works from the top and more complicated stage to the less complicated that can be well understood. Mid-range theory uses the deductive reasoning since it is a directive theory, which presents alternative solution and action models that helps in achieving the best possible end results (Elo et. al, 2013). Mid-range theory follows a logical analysis and synthesis. For instance, the theory develops hypothesis that is used to test the research question in the nursing practice. Then next step after hypothesis is observation; in this stage the researcher goes into the field to collect the necessary data which will be used in testing the hypothesis. The last step is confirmation; this step transforms the study from a theoretical view to one aspect that can be used to make conclusions.

A concept is the vehicle of thought and Leahy asserts that a concept is a complex mental formulation of the world perceptions (Leahy, 2005). The concept helps in formulating mental image about a situation. Mid-range uses various concepts that influence and determine the nursing practice and they include patient and nursing. Patient is the person who is the subject to the nursing practices; basically he is the client to the health sector. Nursing is discipline that integrates training of medical professions, how they can identify health problems, and how they can use research methods to provide a solution to the problems

The mid-range theory demonstrates adequacy since its scope associate any professional communication that helps in meeting needs of a patient at any level of the health care system. The theory uses the concepts implicitly in the sense that the nurse will validate the needs of the patients who are mute, who are cognitively impaired, and who are compromised by means of other than direct verbal communications (Stark, Chase and DeYoung, 2010). Another structural element of the mid-range theory is the statement that proposes a relationship between concepts. A nursing propositional statement represents the theorist’s particular view of how the concepts affect one another. In this case, nursing is expected to improve the health outcomes of the society. Due to the dynamic nature of the health problems, health professionals are expected to conduct research so that they can come up with the solutions of such problems.


Mid-range theory considers the human behavior and it concentrates on the social aspects in order to determine factors that affect their health. However, society is dynamic and there are various factors that affect human behavior hence it is practically impossible to meet all of them. Hence there are assumptions that guide mid-range theory; for instance it assumed that patients require the expertise of professional nurses so that they can meet their health needs. Second, each nursing situation with a patient is unique and they are dynamic. Lastly, the desired outcome of nursing is that the reports demonstrates adequacy of well-being of the patient (Sharoni and Wu, 2012).

A well-established theory should integrate other several factors in the area of study. In nursing, paradigms provide the basic parameters and framework on which the knowledge of nursing is organized. Metaparadigm is a global concept that is specific to the discipline and the propositions that define and relate the concepts. Mid-range theory associates the four concepts namely environment, human beings, health and nursing. The theory uses the Metaparadigm as the primary source of providing means of focusing everything that is inherently nursing while marginalizing everything that does not relate to nursing. Mid-range theory uses the deductive reasoning to develop its ideas and hence it concentrates on the four elements so that it can make findings and conclusions relevant to the area of study. Additionally, the theory uses the metaparadigm for the analysis, developing of framework and provides a perspective of comparison of various nursing theorists.

The use of the metaparadigm helps in enhancing the relevance of the theory. While other theories generalize the situation, mid-range theory focuses on the key areas hence avoiding irrelevance. For instance the use of the four concepts of Metaparadigm are specific in nursing ensures that a medical researcher stay focused only on these four areas. This makes it easy to use and apply the theory. The concept and propositions are readily operationalized and the theory can be applied in various situations in the nursing field. The theory is oriented to results that are significant to the patients that is, the theory assists in qualitative research that indicates what patients want and needs and hence provides a means through which nurses assist them.


The major objective of the nurses is to develop and facilitate business in nursing industry. Mid-range theory has changed the perspective of nursing and it can be used in creating a new picture of nursing sector. The mid-range can be used to provide structure that is necessary for the nurses to enable them understand roles of nurses and what is required of them. The theory helps nurses to address the issues at the acute care setting and provides a way of imagining solutions to the challenges they face. The theory provides a framework on which knowledge acquired from the college is applied creatively and in a practical manner. The theory can be used in breaking down the boundary that exists between the theoretical knowledge and the nursing practice. Merton realizes that the values of practitioners, the philosophy and health perspectives are embodied in the practice and hence facilitating the concept of “doing what we know and knowing what we do” (Hedström and Udehn, 2009). Therefore, nurses can take advantage of this theory in order to provide better patient care.

Secondly, mid-range theory is part of the structure of the nursing discipline. It addresses the substantive knowledge of nursing by explicating and also expanding specific phenomena that are associated with caring-healing process. Health entails many issues and hence it may be inefficient to study everything at the nursing course level. The mid-range theory will break down the contents and provide a specific area to be studied as a means of enhancing specialization and nursing course hence enhancing professional status for nurses.

Third, mid-range theory is essential in researching since it has direct linkages to research and practice, and this is achieved deductively through synthesis of ideas and logical analysis of the observations. The theory has enhanced the development of research and nursing practice. The mid-range theory can provide a research methodology that helps researchers to develop research questions and research hypothesis. With regard to this, nurses in practice can take mid-range theory to develop practice guidelines on health matters. For instance the oncology nurses are situated such that they interact with the patients receiving thermotherapy. By using the mid-range theory, nurses may design a research to get the feedback of the effectiveness of their services. This will help them in extending nursing practice and contributing to the development of research on oncology. Mid-range theory is commendable since it can be used to structure research and also develop practice in nursing that builds the substance, organization as well as the integration of the discipline (Risjord, 2010).

Fourth, the mid-range theory is based on the metaparadigm of the health industry. With this regard, the theory helps in explaining how human behavior and the environmental factors affect the health of an individual thus the theory is essential in orienting the practice of any nurse working in holistic health care (Sandra and Timothy, 2013). The mid-range theory can help nurses to understand how human beings relate with one another and through the element of sociology; nurses are able to understand behavior of human beings. Therefore, they will be able to handle the patients as they will pay attention to the needs of the human bodies and this is important for the nurses caring or the patients experiencing chronic illness. Additionally, they acquire skills that helps them to handle special patients such as those experiencing life-threatening illness, and also illness that may disrupt personal or professional goals. Hence this can be used as a guidance of research and education for people willing to excel in nursing.

I can use the mid-range theory to examine the situations at hand hence I can use the frameworks provided by the mid-range theory to make crucial decisions in my nursing practice. Mid-range theory makes conclusions deductively and hence I can apply this concept in my workplace. By considering the problem, I can be able to use the system used by the theory to come up with specific solutions. Mid-range theory provides a framework of studying the behavioral change process and I can take advantage of this to understand the barriers to good health outcomes. This will give me chance of making interventions in the social and also environmental factors that influence health of a person hence I will be able to increase the opportunity for personal mastery and I will also develop professional skills so that I may deliver my services efficiently. Since mid-range theory emphasizes on the dissemination of knowledge on a certain discipline, I will use the theory to continue developing and evolution of the nursing discipline.


The use of nursing theories as a guideline to the evolution of nursing continues to be used on daily basis. The mid-range theory provides a framework for nurses on which they base their nursing practice on. However, nurses need to understand the mid-range theory better since it provides a foundation of the nursing practice. The theory should also be considered important by the tutors since it helps in generating further knowledge and it is an indication of the direction that nursing should develop in the future. Additionally, the mid-range theory is important since it helps nurses in deciding what we know and what we are supposed to in the health profession.


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6551 wk 3 soap | Nursing homework help


Gynecologic Health




Select a patient that you examined as a nurse practitioner student during the last three weeks of clinical on OB/GYN Issue. With this patient in mind, address the following in a SOAP Note 1 OR 2 PAGES :


Subjective: What details did the patient provide regarding her personal and medical history?


Objective: What observations did you make during the physical assessment?


Assessment: What were your differential diagnoses? Provide a minimum of three possible diagnoses. List them from highest priority to lowest priority. What was your primary diagnosis and why?


Plan: What was your plan for diagnostics and primary diagnosis? What was your plan for treatment and management, including alternative therapies? Include pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments, alternative therapies, and follow-up parameters for this patient , as well as a rationale for this treatment and management plan.


Very Important:  Reflection notes: What would you do differently in a similar patient evaluation?






Gagan, M. J. (2009). The SOAP format enhances communication. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 15(5), 15.


Tharpe, N. L., Farley, C., & Jordan, R. G. (2013). Clinical practice guidelines for midwifery & Women’s health (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.




Chapter 6, “Care of the Well Woman Across the Life Span” ,“Care of the Woman Interested in Barrier Methods of Birth Control” (pp. 275–278)


Chapter 7, “Care of the Woman with Reproductive Health Problems”


“Care of the Woman with Dysmenorrhea” (pp. 366–368) 


“Care of the Woman with Premenstrual Symptoms, Syndrome (PMS), or Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)” (pp. 414–418)


Virtual Healthcare Presentation

Create a PowerPoint Presentation (8-10 slides), with speaker notes, in which you address the following:

1. What is telehealth? Describe the various types and uses of telehealth.

2. Select a type of telehealth outreach to recommend for development to your provider. How can your health care provider use a telehealth system? (Examples of uses include: reaching remote locations — rural, international consulting; reduce/prevent rehospitalizations by increasing the number of patient contacts and triaging patients; urgent care center visits; physician practices with virtual visits, etc.)

3. Explain the benefits of the telehealth system that you select and the type of outreach it will offer, including the pros, cons, etc.

4. Develop a general budget (include 3 line items: system software cost, implementation cost, and training costs) for the system. How much will it cost to implement, train staff, and maintain the system? Justify your estimation.

5. Develop a cost/benefit analysis. How can you justify spending on this telehealth system? How will it save, improve access, or improve quality for your health care provider and/or the patients who use it?

6. Find another health care provider that has successfully implemented a telehealth system. What can you learn from their implementation or use that can help with implementing your system?

7. Make a recommendation specific to your provider and provide an overview of the implementation plan/approach, based on your facility size, staff, services offered, and needs.

8. Go to to locate at least three (3) quality resources to use in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Refer to the Strayer University Library,

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Recommend a telehealth outreach solution for a provider that includes a cost/benefit rationale, a general budget, and an implementation plan.

Health Care Articles Analysis Essay

Search the GCU Library and find two new health care articles that use quantitative research. Do not use articles from a previous assignment, or articles that appear in the Topic Materials or textbook.

Complete an article analysis for each using the “Article Analysis: Part 2” template.

Refer to the “Patient Preference and Satisfaction in Hospital-at-Home and Usual Hospital Care for COPD Exacerbations: Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial,” in conjunction with the “Article Analysis Example 2,” for an example of an article analysis.

CSU Quality Ethical and IT Controls Presentation

SLP – ORGANIZATION The number of slides per module should be about 10-15.

    1. Quality, Ethical, and IT Controls –
    2. Conclusions and Recommendations
  1. Do not attempt to dazzle your audience with psychedelic visual effects, multi colors, and eye-boggling animations.
  2. Do not just copy and paste your case text into the slides.
  3. Focus on the content and what message you want to get across to the board.
  4. Think Audience – Ensure that all slides are viewable (i.e., relevant text in viewable font size.)
  5. “one picture is worth a thousand words” – include graphs, diagrams, etc., as appropriate.
  6. Do not use all caps except for titles.
  7. Keep the background consistent and subtle.
  8. Use only enough text when using charts or graphs to explain; clearly label the graphic.
  9. Keep the design clean and uncluttered. Leave empty space around the text and graphics.
  10. Check the spelling and grammar.

CSU Quality Ethical and Information Technology Discussion

1.Here today the topic for summarizing revolves around Quality, Ethical and Information Technology Controls within the realm of the creation of both the Golden Age Hospital and Community Clinic. To tackle this series of questions, the first item on the agenda will be Quality Control to which five core organizational competencies and functions will be defined and a scoring method for compliance will be implemented. Along with this, a review of JCAHO (TJC) competencies will be provided under this same heading as they apply to quality.

Moving forward from quality will be a review of Ethical Issues, more specifically, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), how this applies to both facilities and how it will be monitored for compliance with applicable standards and regulations.

Lastly, Information Technology will be discussed; this will include a brief overview of the proposed organizational structure as well as the major components of an IT system that will best fill the communication needs between organizational units. While discussing IT, a review of the system components required to maintain HIPAA compliance will also be provided. This will be followed-up with recommendations that are expected to contribute to the success of the organization.

2. The final week of development the MHA599 team is to put into place healthcare quality controls and Accreditations. The Golden Age Hospital will seek to earn Joint Commission on Accreditations of HealthCare Organizations or JCAHO. This organization is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on quality and currently evaluates and accredits more than 22,000 healthcare facilities (About Us, n.d.). In addition, the team had developed core organizational competencies and functions that will be delivered to the staff. In addition, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) will be evaluated and applied to many areas of the hospital. One of these areas is the IT system the team chose to install throughout the new facility. Choosing the correct system electronic medical record system to deploy through the facility the team needs to ensure they not only consider the care needs they are seeking to be met but also that the system meets all of the federal and state standards and policies prior to purchase and install.

Provider Evaluation Quality & Safety Paper

Write a two to three (2-3) page proposal in which you evaluate and make recommendations for a provider you have chosen in terms of safety, quality, and evidence-informed health care by doing the following:

1. Choose a health care provider — nursing home, hospital, home care, etc.

2. Using the search function at one of the sites ( or, review your provider’s measures on safety, quality, and evidence-informed health care. Pay attention to the publicly reported outcomes on mortality, rehospitalization, and infection rates, as well as patient satisfaction and preventive care.

Note: If you have chosen a home health provider, you can use the following website to review their home health quality measures

3. Identify other providers in the same geographic area, review their outcomes, and compare your provider (e.g. search by zip code).

4. Determine how these outcomes impact this provider as a potential member for a health system, accountable care organization, or as a contender to obtain population health contracts.

5. Based on the reports, determine which quality initiative the providers should address through evidence-based practices, such as safety, quality, rehospitalizations, mortality, etc.

6. Would your provider be a desired member of a system?

7. What is your recommendation for this provider to improve their outcomes in order to improve reimbursement and to become a desirable member of a system of providers?

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:

  • This course requires the use of the new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different from other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • 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.
  • Go to to locate at least two (2) quality resources to use in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Refer to the Strayer University Library,

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze the use of health care technologies to enhance cost-effectiveness, increase health care access, promote health equity, and provide care for vulnerable populations.

Healthcare Financing and Economic Trends and Forces Presentation

Prepare a fifteen to twenty (15 to 20) slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed scholarly speaker notes in which you:

Compare the three (3) current health care financing and funding models (i.e., employee based, government based, and individual based) used with the healthcare delivery system of the United States.

Compare and contrast key economic goals of public and private health insurance plans.  Evaluate the success potential of key economic goals in terms of populations covered, services included, financing arrangements, reimbursement strategies, and economic competition policies.

Analyze the key effects of labor market, insurance market, and competitive market factors on health care delivery requirements at your current or previous organization of employment.

Determine what changes are occurring in the economy or concerning labor and regulatory factors that must be considered in the future.

Suggest the key national trends that you believe currently affect competition and pricing initiatives. Justify your response.

Suggest the main quality indicators that typically affect health insurance pricing at the local level. Justify your response.

Use a minimum of six (6) reputable references sources including three (3) sources from peer reviewed journals.