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Unit 8: Application Assignment

Regulatory Environment

NOTE: This assignment is due on FRIDAY.


Carefully read the

Hawaii Health Systems Corporation: The Politics of Public Health Systems

, Case # 5 located on page 77 in Darr, Farnsworth, & Myrtle’s Case book. In this case, a healthcare executive facing continual public policy restructuring of Hawaii’s Health Systems Corporation must develop strategic options for his board to consider in response to this environmental uncertainty.

Unit Learning Outcomes

ULO #2: Distinguish between healthcare laws, regulations, and policies. (CLO 7)

ULO #4: Examine how the policy environment changes can affect not-for-profit health systems ability to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care to the local community (CLO 5, 6, and 7)


Darr, K., Farnsworth, T. J., & Myrtle, R. C. (2017). Cases in health services management. (6th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Health Professions Press.


Develop a presentation that Dr. George Elliot could use to brief his board and senior executives in understanding the changes that occurred and options for responding to them.

In developing your presentation, consider the following questions:

Case Study Questions:

How might Elliot use the McKinsey 7-S or Bolman & Deal’s Four-Frame model to explore the issues and help his regional board understand the governance and structural changes and their impact on the region and the HHSC system?

How might the changes affect the region’s management structure and ability to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care to the local community? What are the advantages, disadvantages, and new opportunities?

Submission Expectations:

The submission should reflect higher-level cognitive processing (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation), which is essential for someone being prepared to serve in an operational capacity within the healthcare and related industry.

To earn the maximum number of points, the submission should reflect graduate-level execution with clear evidence of critical thinking, synthesis of relevant information from credible sources, and clear mastery of the concepts necessary to successfully execute each component of the assignment.

The submission should not exceed four (4) pages in length, excluding the title and reference list pages, and explicitly address all required components of this assignment.

The document must be double-spaced, adhere to the APA writing style (7th ed.), and include at least three (3) references of credible or peer-reviewed sources to support any suppositions and recommendations.

Finally, the document should be prepared as a Microsoft Word document and uploaded to Submit Assignment.

Due Date

by 11:59 p.m. CT, Friday.

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