HCA 4320 Management Action Plan (MAP) (***** 10 Pages + APA Format + Answered All Questions + References with citation *****)
Some suggested MAP topics are provided here, and you are certainly free to propose your own topic if you like, perhaps something which truly needs to be addressed in your own organization. You may even find the MAP to be a valuable tool as you lead your own organization.
Suggested HEALTH CARE topics include the following:
•Nursing Recruitment and Retention in Health Care
•Continuing Education Challenges
•Patient Care Technology
•Staff Safety on Duty
Management Action Plan (MAP)
Please include documentation of all six (6) steps in your submission of the MAP assignment.
I. Clarify the Problem or Opportunity for Improvement (OFI)
Clearly describe the problem or Opportunity for Improvement (OFI) that you have selected for your MAP. Why is it important to resolve this problem right now? What are the consequences of not resolving this problem right now?
II. Clarify your Measureable Goal
Clearly describe the desired outcome from your MAP implementation? What are you trying to accomplish? How will successful MAP implementation be measured and assessed? What realistic constraints do you have as you begin creation of your plan? Consider limits on time, money, and other resources that are specific to your MAP.
III. Prepare a List of Possible Actions
Consider possible root causes of the OFI. Why do you believe the problem exists? Brainstorm and present a list of all possible actions that you may need to take in order to achieve your MAP goal. At this stage, focus on generating as many different options and ideas as possible. It is likely that not all of your ideas will make it into you final MAP. Write down your ideas just as they come to your mind, trying not to judge or analyze them at this stage.
IV. Organize your Key Action Steps into a Management Action Plan
Decide on the sequencing of your Key Action Steps. For each Key Action Step, what other steps must be completed before that specific action can be taken? Rearrange your Key Action Steps into a sequence of ordered activity. Then look at your plan once again. Are there any ways to simplify the plan further before presenting it?
For each Key Action Step, assign a responsible party or group within your organization (by position, department, or team name, not by individual name), and assign a suspense date by which the Key Action Step must be completed. Then, based upon all of your Key Action Steps and their suspense dates, provide a realistic completion date for the entire MAP.
VI. Measurement and Monitoring
Now, explain in detail how you will measure the success of your MAP following implementation and how you will monitor ongoing performance to prevent regression and loss of the positive change that has taken place.
PLEASE NOTE THAT TO DOCUMENT YOUR ACTION STEPS INTO A PLAN, YOU CAN USE SOMETHING LIKE THIS (TABLE BELOW):
Strategic Goal Strategy Objectives Responsibility Timeline
Goal #1: XXXXXX #1.1 (first strategy to reach Goal #1) #1.1.1 (first objective to reach while implementing Strategy #1.1) Who’s going to accomplish that objective? When the implementer is going to be accomplish that objective?
PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN SETTING GOALS, USE THE SMARTFORMAT (see file attached!)
Smart Goal Worksheet.pdf
HCA 4320 Management Action