HIMFPX 4670 Capella Universit

Assessment 5 Instructions: Behavioral-Based Interview Preparation

Write responses (4-5 pages) to behavioral-based interview questions about leadership as part of the preparation for an interview for an HIM leadership position. Write an additional reflection paper (2 pages) that assesses the response to a leadership challenge against Kouzes and Posner’s five practices of exemplary leadership.

Introduction

As a HIM professional, how will you respond to rapid, constantly evolving changes in the U.S. health care system? How will you stay motivated and contribute to the goals for a well-functioning health care system? The answers to questions such as these revolve around leadership and management, regardless of whether you are an individual contributor or someone who has actual responsibility for leading and managing others.

The ability to manage and lead oneself and others is important in every career, organization, sector, community, and country. The U.S. health care system requires much extraordinary work to be done. In the words of renowned transformational leadership theorists, Kouzes and Posner, “We need more exemplary leaders, and we need them now more than ever (2013).”

In this final course assessment, you are to assume that all of your hard work in your courses has paid off. You have scored an interview for an HIM leadership position with one of the health care organizations on your short list of preferred employers. You have done your homework. You have carefully researched the organization and located colleagues in your network who have worked there or who are currently working there. You have learned that this organization has adopted a behavioral-based interviewing approach. With this approach, employers ask questions that require candidates to relate examples from their experience of when they have demonstrated the key competencies required for a leadership position.

Reference

Kouzes, J., & Posner, B. (2013). The student leadership challenge. Retrieved from http://www.studentleadershipchallenge.com/About/ab…

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 3: Interpret theories of leadership and management for health systems and health information management.
    • Describe a time that required demonstrating leadership in a challenging situation and the response of others.
    • Recommend potential improvements to the response to leadership challenges.
    • Explain the outcome of the challenging situation.
    • Assess leadership performance in a challenging situation against five practices of exemplary leadership.
  • Competency 4: Communicate in a professional manner.
    • Create a clear, well organized, professional document that is generally free from errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
    • Follow APA style and formatting guidelines for citations and references.

Preparation

In the second part of your assessment, you will have the opportunity to reflect on how effectively you have demonstrated Kouzes and Posner’s five practices of exemplary leadership. Click below to review those five practices now:

Instructions

This assessment is in two parts. In part one, you will prepare responses to behavioral-based questions about leadership you think the interviewer will ask you. In the second part of the assessment, you will have the opportunity to reflect on how effectively you have demonstrated Kouzes’ and Posner’s five practices of exemplary leadership.

Part One

As part of your your interview preparation, you have researched and identified five questions commonly asked about leadership in behavior-based interviewing. You are now taking some time to formulate responses to these questions so that you have a good idea of what you are going to say.

Remember: You do not have to actually hold a management or leadership position to act like a leader. People have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership every day. Consider how you coach your child’s soccer team. Think about your participation in various professional or community organizations. Also, reflect on your current job. Even though your title may not say that you are a manger, you still demonstrate leadership every day when performing your duties.

As you write your responses, include as many specifics and examples as possible so that the interviewer has a good understanding of your leadership approach and performance as a leader. Your responses to the interview questions needs to be between four to five double-spaced pages. Here are your interview questions:

  1. Describe a time when you have demonstrated leadership in a challenging situation. In your response, be sure to describe the challenging situation in sufficient detail. Also, explain why it was challenging for you.
  2. How did those around you respond to your leadership?
  3. How did you respond to those who may have challenged you?
  4. What was the outcome to this challenging situation?
  5. If you had it to do over, what would you do differently? In your response, be sure to consider what you could have done differently to effect a better outcome. Also, consider what you could have done differently to demonstrate respect for the team as a whole and for individual team members.
Part Two

Now that you are prepared to respond to the interview questions, write a short two-page reflection paper on how you demonstrated Kouzes’ and Posner’s five practices of exemplary leadership. Be sure to address each of the five practices even if you did not demonstrate them in your challenging situation. Consider how you could have incorporated these practices in your situation.

Additional Requirements

Resources: Leadership and Management Practices

Activity: The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

THE FIVE PRACTICES OF EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP

Click the linked The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership title above to view an interactive media piece. In this knowledge check, you will have the opportunity to assess your familiarity with Kouzes and Posner’s five practices of exemplary leadership. You may decide you’re ready to tackle the final course assessment or might benefit from additional study of your suggested resources or from conducting more independent research. Knowledge of these five leadership practices will serve you well as you complete your assessment, which asks you to assess your performance on a leadership challenge against the five practices of exemplary leaders.

HIMFPX 4670 Capella Universit

Assessment 4: Leadership in the U.S. Health Care System

Write a paper (5-7 pages) that analyzes a selected market force’s effect on the U.S. health system and HIM. Include a description of how two selected leadership and management theories would help in improving or resolving a market force issue.

Introduction

A well functioning health care system with all segments working in harmony depends on all of the following: trained and motivated health care workers, a well-maintained infrastructure, a reliable supply of medicines and technologies, adequate funding, strong health places, and evidence-based policies (World Health Organization, n.d.). We know that the challenges facing the U.S. health care system are many. Health care services are costly and complex. Legislative, financial, and other market forces exert constant pressure on the system to change, adapt, and improve.

The U.S. health care system, one of the top five largest industries in the country, and HIM need individuals who are able to embrace and adapt to organizational change and new innovations. Theoretical frameworks help to provide lenses through which to view, make meaning of, and adapt to change. Developing a personal leadership and management philosophy is an important step for individuals who work in the vast, complex, and ever-evolving U.S. health care system. In addition, knowing how to be a good leader and a good manager, whether for others, or just for yourself, is key to making improvements in the health information management field that benefits everyone.

For this assessment, you will examine how you can apply leadership and management theories to address a market force or issue that affects HIM.

Reference

World Health Organization. (n.d.). Health systems: Key expected results. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/healthsystems/about/progress-ch…

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 2: Identify market forces that affect health care systems.
    • Analyze a selected market force’s historical context and its effect on the U.S. health care system and HIM.
  • Competency 3: Interpret theories of leadership and management for health systems and health information management.
    • Summarize a minimum of two leadership and management theories applicable to the U.S. health care system and HIM.
    • Apply a minimum of two leadership and management theories, or blend of theories, to a current market force issue affecting the U.S health care system and HIM.
  • Competency 4: Communicate in a professional manner.
    • Create an analysis paper that is clear, well organized, professional, and generally free of errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
    • Include a minimum of five references to current, scholarly and authoritative sources that adhere to APA style and formatting guidelines.

Preparation

This fourth assessment requires you to:

  • Select and analyze a market force affecting the U.S. health care system and HIM.
  • Select and summarize a minimum of two leadership and management theories applicable to the U.S. health care system and HIM that offer approaches to respond to your selected market force.
  • Apply the two leadership and management theories you selected to improve or resolve the market force issue.

For help in selecting a market force, do the following:

  • Visit the AHIMA Website.
    • AHIMA. (2017). Retrieved from http://www.ahima.org/.
  • Browse the items under HIM Topics (for example, coding, privacy & security, data analytics, et cetera).
  • Choose a market force or issue that interests you.

Use the Capella library and other credible sources to search for literature about the market force and how it affects health care and HIM. You may also want to conduct independent research into leadership and management theories used in the U.S. health care system and HIM. Consult the Health Care Administration Undergraduate Research Guide for help on how to begin your research and identify credible sources.

Instructions

For this assessment, you will analyze in a five- to seven-page paper a market force of your choice that affects the U.S. health care system and HIM. You will also summarize a minimum of two leadership and management theories that pertain to the the U.S. health system and HIM. You will then apply those theories to your selected market force to determine how they might help to improve or resolve the market force issue. Be sure to use correct health care and HIM terminology in your analysis paper.

Include the following headings in your paper and answer the questions under each heading:

Market Force Affecting the U.S. Health Care System and HIM (2 pages)
  • Why did you select this particular market force? Be sure to provide a detailed description of the market force in your answer.
  • What is the historical context surrounding this market force?
  • How does this market force affect the U.S. health care system and HIM?
Leadership and Management Theories to Address Market Force (2 pages)
  • What are the basic tenets of these management and leadership theories you selected?
  • Why did you select these particular leadership and management theories?
  • What intrigues you about them?
Application of Leadership and Management Theories to Address Market Force (3 pages)
  • How would these leadership and management theories (or a blend of them) approach the market force issue?
  • How could these leadership and management theories (or a blend of them) help to improve or resolve the market force issue?

Note: Feel free to tailor the headings in your analysis paper to your selected market force and leadership and management theories.

Additional Requirements

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Assessment 2 Instructions: Staffing the HIM Booth

Create three documents to educate visitors to a HIM booth at a local high school’s career day about the HIM profession. The first document is a list of talking points about the HIM profession (1 page) to discuss with the visitors at the booth.The second is a concept map (1 page) that shows various health care departments and their interaction with the HIM profession. The third is a tri-fold brochure (1 page, double-sided) providing information, such as educational requirements and work settings for HIM professionals.

Introduction

Health care is a continuum of health services provided to an individual from the time of birth until the end of life. No single entity controls or regulates the U.S. health care system; instead, as noted by Doctors for America (n.d.), the system is fragmented. The fragmented nature of the U.S. health care system can place continuity and quality of care at risk.

Health information documentation and management are integral to the continuity and quality of patient care. Health information management is “the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care” (AHIMA, n.d.).

Consider HIM’s roles in policy, research, standards, and education across the continuum of care. Also, consider its interconnections with health professionals and other members of the health care team. In this assessment, you will have the opportunity to introduce and educate others about the HIM profession.

References

AHIMA. (2017). What is health information? Retrieved from http://www.ahima.org/careers/healthinfo

Doctors for America. (n.d.). Health care delivery system. Retrieved from http://www.drsforamerica.org/learn/policy-center/h…

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 1: Describe various types of health professionals and their training and practice settings.
    • Describe various health care practice settings and the health care professionals within those settings.
    • Explain the HIM profession’s contribution to the U.S. health care system and its interactions with other health care professionals.
    • Differentiate among various HIM roles.
  • Competency 4: Communicate in a professional manner.
    • Create three clearly written, organized, and compelling documents that are generally free from errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
    • Follow APA style and formatting guidelines for citations and references.

Preparation

This assessment requires you to be knowledgeable about these topics:

  • Health care providers’ activities in various health care settings.
  • HIM’s role in the health care system.
  • Concept maps and concept mapping tools.

As needed, please conduct independent research on these topics in addition to consulting your suggested resources for this assessment.Consult the Health Care Administration Undergraduate Research Guide for help in beginning your research and identifying credible sources.

Instructions

For the purpose of this assessment, assume you are currently working as a HIM director at Vila Health. A friend of yours is a guidance counselor at the local high school. The high school is planning its career day to introduce students to various health care professions. The career day is an open event held in the gym where each profession has a booth. Students, parents, and the community walk through the gym and visit booths that draw their interest.

Your friend has asked whether you would be willing to staff a HIM booth and to explain to visitors how HIM provides critical support to health care providers. The school asks that you prepare a one-page sheet of talking points that covers:

  • The HIM profession.
  • The health care professionals HIM supports.
  • General educational requirements for HIM and other health care professionals.
  • The departments within various health care settings, including hospitals.

You will discuss these talking points with students, parents, and community members who visit the HIM booth.

The school also asks each booth to provide two handouts that visitors can take with them for reference. The first handout needs to be a concept map that identifies various departments in the health care setting and explains HIM’s interactions with these departments. The second handout, a brochure, needs to summarize important information about the HIM profession.

Prepared Talking Points (one page)

Develop a list of talking points to introduce visitors to the booth to the HIM profession. Remember your goal is two-fold. First, you hope to interest high school students in pursuing HIM as a profession. Second, you hope to educate parents and community members about the HIM profession. Be sure to address the following in your talking points:

  • Explain how your concept map fits within the U.S. health care system.
  • Describe various types of health professionals and their practice settings within the U.S. health care system.
  • Provide general educational requirements for health care professionals.
  • Explain the HIM profession’s contribution to the health care system.
  • Differentiate among various HIM roles.
Handout 1–Concept Map (one page)

Using one of the tools listed in your suggested resources or a mapping tool you are already familiar with, develop a one-page concept map that visually shows various health care departments and their interaction with the HIM profession. You may also use Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Publisher, or PowerPoint to create your concept map. Note: The use of short descriptive phrases can sometimes help ensure your intent is clear to your viewer.

Handout 2–3-Panel Brochure About the HIM Profession (one double-sided page)

You may create your brochure in Microsoft Word or any other software with which you are comfortable. Remember that your brochure hopes to educate the public about HIM and its contribution to the U.S. health care system and to attract students to the field. Your brochure needs to at least address the following:

  • What is the HIM profession?
  • How does HIM contribute to the U.S. health care system?
  • What are potential roles in the HIM profession?
  • What educational requirements must those entering the HIM profession meet?
  • What are the work settings in which HIM professionals work?
  • Who are the other health care professionals with whom HIM professionals interact?

Additional Requirements

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