A feasibility study in health care is part of a strategic plan designed to exami

A feasibility study in health care is part of a strategic plan designed to examine a need, or perceived need, within a health care organization. It is the process of investigating and analyzing the viability of idea and answering a broad range of questions. For decision makers, it is an essential element to prevent the wrong decision from being made, or to validate that the idea being studied is the right choice to make.
For your feasibility study, you may draw upon an actual experience in your current workplace, or use the case study provided. If you choose to develop a study based on your actual work situation, please be certain that:
You have talked to your supervisor, manager, or director to determine if the policies of your organization allow for the use of internal proprietary information.
You have access to the data you will need to complete the study.
The “Organization Background” section of the study provides enough information for a reader to understand the nature and complexity of your organization.
Many learners are employed by large, complex health systems; these cautions are provided to make sure you can meet the requirements of the feasibility study.
If you choose your own workplace, please pick one of the following options on which to base your feasibility study. If you want to use a different situation, please contact your faculty.
You have been asked by the CEO of your organization to develop a feasibility study for one of the following:
To address a market opportunity.
To mediate a systemic problem.
To address an issue in quality.
Section I: Organization Background
This first section provides the background needed to place your proposed new program in context (some of the examples may not apply to some organizations). The specific information you provide in this section is driven by your selected course project. Examples of the information to include are:
· The organization’s mission and vision.
· The current client base it serves.
· Current revenue streams.
· Staffing.
· Tax status.
Most of this information may be obtained on the organization website, annual report, or annual IRS filing. Be sure you properly cite your sources.
Make sure to delete all of the explanatory text for this section.
Section II: Objectives of the Proposed Program
This section describes the rationale and objectives for the proposed new program. For example:
· Why is this program being considered for your organization?
· What do you expect the program to accomplish for the organization?
· What systems issues will it address; what new services will be provided, or existing systems modified?
· Who will be the patients that benefit from the program? How will they benefit?
· What evidence do you have that patients want or need the program?
Again, be sure to support your statements and properly cite your sources.
Make sure to delete all of the explanatory text for this section.

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