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sweet107 | Student, College Freshman | Honors

Posted April 4, 2011 at 11:17 PM via web

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Can someone help me understand my assignment? I am a very slow learner. What are they talking about when they say pick one initiative?

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

Using your textbook and at least 1 noncommercial Web site (use .gov, .org, or .edu as examples), review the history of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Make note of key dates and major initiatives that are mentioned. Pick one initiative and create your own result, using your own words and describe how you would solve one of the major initiatives. Some questions to ask yourself, is it defunct, has it evolved, or is it the same as it was at the beginning? Be specific and use details in describing how you would review the specific agenda or initiative in your own words. Do not copy and paste information from the site directly. This discussion board response must demonstrate your knowledge and understanding by the creation of your own ideas and initiatives process improvements thoughts.

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted April 5, 2011 at 11:13 PM (Answer #1)

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An initiative is similar to a goal. It is something that people would like the lawmakers and government officials to take notice of. I have included a link below to an article with much more information about initiatives in general. Your professor is asking you about very specific health care initiative from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. You will want to read this section of your text book and look for specific areas that the group is trying to change; these are going to be the initiatives. It may help you to substitutes the words "goal" or "change" instead of initiative when you are reading the essay instructions. I have included a link to another article on that specific health care commission. Hopefully by reading your textbook and the other article, it will make a little more sense. I have also included a link to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations website in case you need more information on a specific initiative (or goal). This website has several videos you can watch as well. If you find understanding the concepts you read a little difficult, you might want to check out those videos.

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