IHP 450 Final Project Milestone One: Short Paper Guidelines and Rubric
Prompt: If you have not already done so, select one of the two organizations below (Venice Family Clinic or Joslin Diabetes Center) on which to base your
final project capital budget proposal. This will be “your” organization for the remainder of the course. Before you step into the shoes of a manager within that
organization, you need to familiarize yourself with the organization’s finances and mission as well as begin to draw connections between healthcare trends
and the organization. This assignment will guide you through the selection of your role and department as well as your preliminary review and analysis of the
First, start with your department selection. You must identify a department which is likely to exist within the organization. The department can have a clinical
function (e.g., surgery or radiology) or a support function. If you do not have experience working in healthcare, you might want to identify a department with a
support function that is similar to one in which you have worked in the past, such as accounting, human resources, facilities, etc. Doing so will give you more
insight into the potential needs of the department. Creating your proposal will require close analysis of historical budgetary information for the organization,
research regarding healthcare trends, and careful alignment of your proposal to the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
Second, review the financial statements and information provided in the links below regarding the organization. You do not need to do a complete analysis of
the financials at this point. The goal of your review at this point in time is to acquaint yourself with the basics of the organization’s finances. How do
expenses compare to revenue and assets? How do the materials provided portray the organization’s financial condition?
Finally, after you have familiarized yourself with the organization, consider healthcare trends alongside the organization’s mission and current financial
condition. What trends are likely to impact the organization? What opportunities and challenges might those trends pose to the organization? How might all
these factors impact the organization’s mission moving forward?
To complete this assignment, the following items must be addressed:
● Describes a department likely to exist within the organization
● Describes the organization’s financial condition
● Identifies healthcare trends that are likely to impact the organization
● Describes the opportunities and challenges those trends might present to the organization
● Explains potential implications for the organization’s mission
Organization #1: Venice Family Clinic
• Most current Annual Report and Financial Statements
Organization #2: Joslin Diabetes Center Financial Statements
Through this resource, you are able to review previous financial statements for the Joslin Diabetes Center. If you choose this healthcare organization, review
the two most current, available, consolidated financial statements to support your work.