HMAN7.01 Advanced Health Services Management

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HMAN7.01 Advanced Health Services Management

Assessment 2: Organisational Study

60% of course mark


Due: Week 14, 23 November 2016

Word Limit: 3500 words

Learning Outcomes: 1, 3 & 4

Format: Business Report


Read the attached government policy announcement on Bowel Cancer Screening.   

(you may choose another recent health policy with the permission of your lecturer)


Choose one health services organisation and provide an evaluation of the:


  • Organisational response to the government policy announcement


  • Changes in strategic direction as a result of the policy


  • Implications for staff performance management



  • Executive Summary
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Policy Change
  • Impacts on the Organisation
  • Organisational Response
  • Strategic Direction
  • Staff Performance Management
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations
  • Reference List



Executive Summary                                                                                                                                                                                                           5 marks

Summarise the key points of the report and the main recommendations on one page


Table of Contents                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 mark

Outline the contents in one page and provides page numbers alongside subheadings.


Introduction                                                                                                                                                                                                                           5 marks

Explain the purpose of the report and provide a clear outline of content.


Policy Change                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10 marks

Give an overview of the situation in terms of the health issues that drive the change in policy, accurately outline the policy and the intended benefits of the policy.


Impacts on the Organisation                                                                                                                                                                                      15 marks

Provide an evaluation of the impacts of the policy on an identified public or private health services organisation.  Consider impacts on resources, staffing, policies and procedures, quality, benefits to clients and any other implications.  


Organisational Responses                                                                                                                                                                                            25 marks

Examine the responses that the organisation will have to make in terms of resources, staffing, policies and procedures, quality, benefits to clients and any other relevant responses. 


Strategic Direction                                                                                                                                                                                                           12 marks

Examine and evaluate any changes in organisational strategy required by the implementation of the policy at any level of the organisation. 


Staff Performance Management                                                                                                                                                                             12 marks

Evaluate the impact of the policy on staff performance targets, and how these will be achieved while meeting quality standards.


Conclusions                                                                                                                                                                                                                           10 marks

Summarise the findings of each section of the report and provide an overall conclusion about the impact of the policy on the organisation, and the health of the population that it serves.



Provide recommendations of actions required as a result of the findings shown in the Conclusions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       5 marks

Reference List

In-text references and a list of all references used in this report must be provided in APA 6th edition style.                                     






  • National bowel screening roll-out next steps

Jonathan Coleman

31 AUGUST, 2016

National bowel screening roll-out next steps

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the bowel screening national roll-out programme is on track with Cabinet approving the business case.

“Around 3,000 Kiwis are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, and it’s the second most common cause of cancer death,” says Dr Coleman.

“We know that screening saves lives by detecting cancers at an early stage. Once fully implemented the national bowel screening programme is likely to screen over 700,000 people aged between 60 and 74 every two years.

“Approximately 500-700 cancers each year are expected to be detected during the early screening rounds.

“Cabinet’s approval of the business case confirms that the national roll-out programme for bowel screening remains on track, starting with Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs next year.

“In line with international best practice for adoption of national screening programmes, a progressive roll-out is being adopted.

“This will be New Zealand’s first national cancer screening programme for both men and women.”

Budget 2016 invests $39.3 million for national bowel screening, starting with Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs in 2017.

Additional funding has also been set aside in contingency to enable the IT support required for a national screening programme.

More than 80 per cent of cancers found through the Waitemata pilot were in those aged 60 to 74. Screening in this age range will maximise the number of cancers found while minimising the cases where problems are not found.

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