HCM 700 Milestone One

 Overview: For your capstone proposal, you should first conduct a preliminary search of literature to help you define a healthcare problem that health-service organizations face. Limit yourself to evidence-based sources only. Select a specific issue or problem confronting a health-service organization that you can effectively address through your capstone program proposal. Examples might include financial challenges, implementation/operationalization of new legislation (such as the No Surprises Act), patient safety and quality, improving internal cybersecurity, or improving the organizational culture. You will identify a target audience or governing body, such as the CEO or board of directors who would review and approve implementation of your proposal. You will also identify who will be affected by implementation. Prompt: In Milestone One, you will submit a draft of your introduction (Section I). Milestone One will encompass the introduction of your proposal. You are encouraged to follow a scholarly research process for identifying the sources needed to complete this milestone. Select a specific issue/problem confronting your healthcare organization that you can effectively address through your capstone program proposal. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: I. Introduction This should include a brief statement of the issue/problem, the purpose of program, and its impact. Identify the issue to be addressed and include an accurate and detailed overview of the issue, including a discussion of how your identified issue affects your health-service organization and any affected population. You may consider negative patient outcomes, financial implications, cultural implications, etc. In general, include all information that you think is necessary to establish a comprehensive analysis and foundation for understanding your chosen issue and proposed program. This section should also describe the target audience to whom you would present your proposal for implementation (such as healthcare executives, administrators, and board of directors) in relation to this proposal and why your proposal would be relevant for this audience. For example, how might your proposal help hospital administrators make effective and ethical decisions surrounding patient safety and quality, culture, finance, etc.? Rubric Guidelines for Submission: The draft of your introduction should be submitted as a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Any references should be cited in APA format 

    I am thinking of perhaps of focusing on the elderly dealing with Alzheimers and Dementia, as well as the resources and services available not just for the patient, but also for the caregiver. For I find this all so daunting and having difficulty in finding help for us both to better manage her progressing illness, especially now that she is getting worse and even physically aggressive at times.  I find the process to make someone who has owned their own home to be eligible for Medicaid difficult, and unfair, for caregiver services should be available to all when needed. I also find it difficult to getting help in how to deal with her illness as it gets worse or getting additional help to avoid the last resort process, which would be a nursing home.