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HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE II

Links to the website article 

1.https://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/03/business/glaxosmithkline-agrees-to-pay-3-billion-in-fraud-settlement.html?pagewanted=all

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI_EbSPWUgI

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8GrtP0ln9o

 Are fines enough? As dramatic as the $3 billion fine appears for GlaxoSmithKline, there are some who believe it was not enough. There are those who advocate making the consequences of misconduct harsh leading to possible jail time and that the GSK executives should have been summarily dismissed. 

Response to Lincoln, Matwyshyn, and Harris

1. The Guardian’s Kevin Lincoln asks readers to consider the increasingly permeable boundaries between our devices and ourselves.  He begins with a thought experiment:

“…where do you end? Not your body, but you, the nebulous identity you think of as your self. Does it end at the limits of your physical form? Or does it include your voice, which can now be heard as far as outer space; your personal and behavioral data, which is spread out across the impossibly broad plane known as digital space; and your active online personas, which probably encompass dozens of different social media networks, text message conversations, and email exchanges?” 

How do you respond to Lincoln’s provocation?  How do you understand your identity in an era of increasingly digital relations?  Where do the boundaries of your “self” begin and end?  

2. Lincoln also makes the case that we each have a distinctly reciprocal relationship with our phones, involving an active give-and-take: these devices not only facilitate our access to the world, they also facilitate the world’s access to us.  Along those lines, he considers the power dynamics involved in such a relationship, especially when our “extended selves” are largely managed by what he calls the “big five” (Apple, Alphabet (Google), Microsoft, Meta (Facebook), and Amazon).  How does Lincoln, along with scholars like Moira Weigel, suggest we might limit the influence these companies have on individual consumers?

3. Andrea Matwshyn considers the evolving “platformization” of the body and its legal implications.   According to Matwyshyn, what is the “Internet of Bodies” (IoB) and why should we care about it?  What specific IoB applications stood out to you from this article?  Matwyshyn describes several legal challenges that the IoB raises.  Select one specific legal concern from this article and discuss.  What issue did you select and why?  (please note: You do not need to read the entire article.  Please focus on pages 77 – 129).

4. Harris describes a situation in which technology implanted in the body has obsolete and unsupported. While this is common for digital technologies, it take vastly more complex issues when they tech is implanted into a human body different. How do you think should be responsible for helping these customers? What regulatory policies do you think would need to be in place to make sure that it does not happen again? 

Your response must be at least 350 words (total, all answers combined).  Please see the response guide here. 

Policy Memo

 

Students will research and write a policy memo about any urban problem, its scale, causes, and a significant policy adopted or that could be adopted to resolve the problem for a city or metropolitan areas of their choice.

The memo should 1) be directed towards a particularly city or metropolitan area of your choice; 2) define the urban problem within the area of their choice and more broadly by discussing its background, scale, and by providing a set of causes that explain the existence of the problem; and 3) identify and describe at least one policy or initiative adopted (or that could be adopted) to resolve the problem, making clear the sectors and levels of government we would most expect to be responsible for addressing the problem. The problems may be related to general problems we cover in Modules 2 through 6 (e.g., crime) or parts of the general problems (e.g., recidivism by individuals on community supervision) or other problems that these modules do not directly address (e.g., urban climate change, home mortgage crisis, the homelessness of veterans, environmental injustice, police violence against civilians, traffic congestion, food deserts, problems exacerbating physical disabilities, etc.).

Project One

Competency

In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following competency:

  • Describe the purpose and function of financial management in an organization

Scenario

You have been an entry-level financial analyst for six months. Your supervisor, who is about to fill another entry-level financial analyst position on your team, has asked you to create a job aid about the financial analyst role to help the new hire transition smoothly. The job aid needs to describe the responsibilities of a financial analyst, the essential elements of the role, and the impact the role has on a business.

Directions

Create a job aid for a new hire to an entry-level financial analyst position. Your job aid should be thorough yet easy for someone new to the field of finance to understand. You are encouraged to use the Project One Financial Analyst Job Aid template in the Supporting Materials section to complete this assignment.

Specifically, you must address the following:

  1. Financial Analyst Job Aid: In this job aid, you will give a general overview of financial management and its importance to a business.
    1. Financial Responsibilities: Describe the responsibilities of a financial analyst.
      1. In this section, outline the responsibilities a financial analyst has in terms of financial management. Add 5 to 7 specific bullet points outlining these responsibilities, and use complete sentences so that expectations are clear.
    2. Financial Management Decisions: Discuss the importance of using financial management for business decisions, and provide examples to support your claims.
      1. Consider the bullet points you outlined above. How do those responsibilities help to inform management decisions, and what would happen if management didnt have this information? This should be a brief paragraph with examples.
    3. Accounting Principles: Explain how accounting principles are used to analyze a businesss financial health, and provide examples to support your claims.
      1. Write a brief paragraph that explains accounting principles and how they are used within financial management in relation to analyzing financial health. What accounting information and approaches do financial analysts rely on, and how do they use it? What would happen if that information was not available or was not accurate?
    4. Financial Statements: Describe how financial statements are used to help businesses make finance-related decisions, and provide examples to support your claims.
      1. Consider identifying the information contained in financial statements and what financial analysts would need in order to do their job. What types of finance-related business decisions would this information help to inform? Provide real or fictional examples to help show this.
    5. Financial Terminology: Explain how a financial analyst would use the financial terms in their day-to-day responsibilities in a clear, easy-to-understand way.
      1. Define each term listed below and provide a 1- to 2-sentence explanation of how a financial analyst might use the term, especially when communicating information to management or clients, or when relaying information to inform important decisions:
        • Financial statement
        • Liquidity
        • Working capital
        • Diversification
        • Time value of money

What to Submit

To complete this project, you must submit the following:

Financial Analyst Job Aid
Submit your job aid as a 2- to 3- page Word document with 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. Or, you may use the  template to help you complete this assignment. Sources should be cited according to APA style.

Module 09: Decision-Making for Entry Strategies and Organizational Structures

  

In Chapters 8 and 9, we reviewed several types of global expansion strategies a company can undertake when entering new markets. For this assignment, you will read a case study about Starbucks expansion into the Indian market (p. 413 in the textbook) and then respond to, and make decisions, based on the following questions:

  1. What inspired Starbucks to venture in to      India?
  2. What were some of the companys early      concerns and other obstacles? 
  3. How would you describe Starbucks      approach to entering India?
  4. how Starbucks was influenced by cultural      differences to adapt its offerings for the Indian market?
  5. Why did Starbucks want to enter India      through a joint venture? Specifically, 
  6. what benefits did Starbucks and the Tara      Group both gain by partnering with one another? 
  7. What synergies were present?
  8. What conflicts occurred and how were they      resolved?
  9. Now, assume the role of the Director of      Starbucks Indian strategic planning team. 
  10. You have been tasked to explore the      benefits and challenges of expansion into foreign countries through joint-venture      partnerships.
  11. Describe the opportunities, benefits, and      concerns that Starbucks might face by doing so. 
  12. Summarize the cultural environment,      choose an entry strategy from the text, and describe how you would      implement this entry strategy. Make sure you are very detailed in your      explanation. 

  

should meet the following requirements:

  • Be 6 pages in length, which does      not include the title page, abstract, or required reference page, which is      never a part of the content minimum requirements.
  • Use APA (7th ed) style guidelines.
  • Support your submission with course      material concepts, principles, and theories from the textbook and at least 10 scholarly,      peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Please      include in the answer Appendix (      Graph or table )

  

Writing rules 

Use a standard format for responses to all questions (i.e., an introduction, middle paragraphs, headline (and conclusion). 

Make sure to include all the key points within conclusion section, which is discussed in the assignment. Your way of conclusion should be logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

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Responses must be submitted as a MS Word Document only, typed double-spaced, using a standard font (i.e. Times New Roman) and 12 point type size. 

Plagiarism All work must be free of any form of plagiarism. 

Written answers into your own words. Do not simply cut and paste your answers from the Internet and do not copy your answers from the textbook

Logical Modeling Design & Relational Schema

 

work on the Logical Modeling Design and to specify the entries, columns and their relationship. Use an entity-relationship ER diagram to visualize the database. 

Your schema should include some attributes that make it possible to include some transactions that involve aggregate functions. For example, a school schema would allow for queries to calculate enrollment in each section of the average enrollment in courses for a given department, or the total courses being taught by each instructor, etc. This should also make interesting constraints and triggers possible. Review this .

Turn your ER diagram into a normalized relational database design for the (subset of the) domain (i.e. a set of tables, each with appropriate attributes, a primary key, and appropriate foreign keys. The database should be based on the ER diagram, but one-to-one and one-to-many relationships may be implemented by appropriate attirbutes in the “one” entity, rather than as separate tables. You relational database must be at least in 3NF. Remember to determine the cardinality of the relationships. You may want to decide on cardinality when you are creating an .

see sample below

Discussion

Cover Letter

One aspect of strategic planning is to develop a strong team of people. Discovering and retaining top talent may lead a company to success. Your goal for this journal assignment is to showcase why you would make a good candidate for an organization. To stand out from other candidates, you will want to write a cover letter for each position in which you apply. Cover letters allow you an opportunity to highlight your skills and competencies for potential employers.

For this assignment, you will develop a cover letter, reflect on your most relevant skills, and assess what action steps you can take to make your cover letter stronger.

To write an impactful cover letter, you should answer the following questions before you begin composing it. Starting with these questions will help provide a clear and concise message for the person reading your cover letter.

  • Why are you interested in the position? Consider what makes the position, organization, or company interesting to you.
  • What three skills or competencies do you possess that match the skills the employer is seeking in a candidate?
    • You can find these skills by viewing the job description. These specific skills are the reason every cover letter should be unique for each job you apply for.

Begin by reviewing the following Forbes articles:

Once you have reviewed the articles, identify a position of interest as a potential job opportunity. You may use any job search website. Two popular employment websites are and CareerBuilder. After you identify a position of interest, use the job description to identify three skills or qualifications that match your background. Next, develop a cover letter by creating a three- to four-sentence paragraph highlighting your matching skills.

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Find a peer-reviewed scholarly journal article discussing big data analytics. Complete a review of the article by writing a 2-3 page overview of the article. This will be a detailed summary of the journal article, including concepts discussed and findings. Additionally, find one other source (it does not have to be a peer-reviewed journal article) that substantiates the findings in the article you are reviewing. You should use to find these types of articles. Once you find the article, you will read it and write a review of it.  This is considered a research article review. Your paper should meet these requirements: 

  • Be approximately four to six pages in length, not including the required cover page and reference page.
  • Follow APA 7 guidelines. Your paper should include an introduction, a body with fully developed content, and a conclusion.
  • Support your answers with the readings from the course and at least two scholarly journal articles to support your positions, claims, and observations, in addition to your textbook. 
  • Be clearly and well-written, concise, and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques. You are being graded in part on the quality of your writing.

Business Marketing plan

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You  work for Apple in the marketing innovation department – your task –  is to identify a market opportunity and develop a pilot marketing plan to launch the new product in a test market in the USA. A pilot marketing plan allows you to test your plan in  a small market prior to a national roll out.

Objectives

The Course Project gives students the opportunity to synthesize all of the concepts in the BUSN319 Marketing course in a comprehensive marketing plan for a new product (a good or service). This approach enables students to combine functional expertise based on their own work experience and field of study.

Introduction

Product innovation and marketing are the only enduring competitive advantages that companies can use to survive and thrive in the marketplace. A marketing plan is a guide for those product innovations and marketing activities for a specified period of time, typically about 1 year. Marketing plans are used internally to guide marketing activities, or they can be used to communicate with external audiences to raise capital.

There are important things to consider as the plan is created.

  1. Is the marketing idea valid?
  2. What is unique or distinctive about the product that separates it from competitors?
  3. Does a viable market exist for the product?
  4. Is the target market large enough, accessible, and capable of purchasing your product?
  5. Are the financial projections sound?
  6. Is the management team competent?
  7. How will investors get a return on their investments?

In order to help you answer these and similar questions, create your marketing plan utilizing the following course resources.

  • Building an Effective Marketing Plan located in Appendix A of your textbook
  • Financial Aspects of Marketing located in Appendix B of your textbook
  • View the marketing plan outlinein the FILES Folder

Guidelines

Marketing Plan

Your final marketing plan must be 10-12 pages in length, cover all sections of the marketing plan outline, use at least three research sources other than your textbook, and follow all APA guidelines. In Week 1 or 2 , you will submit a two-page topic proposal for instructor approval. In Week 4, you will submit a substantial draft of your marketing plan for instructor feedback. Your final marketing plan is due at the end of Week 8.