Demographic and Service Are Structural Analyses

    UT Southwestern Medical Center Pediatrics is the department

    Using the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest Census information (click on United States Census Bureau (Links to an external site.) and find the section under “The American Community Survey”), gather county level data for the service population of your healthcare department. If you know that your department serves a multi-county area, include data from all of the areas that encompass the primary service area for your organization. The Census contains the following information:

    Population (current and projected)
    Household Size
    Per capita income
    Median family income
    Occupational status
    Educational level
    The student is expected to NOT ONLY report the Census data, but look at patters over time, forecast the trajectory, infuse your understanding of micro- and macro-economics, finance, health policy, state and federal regulations, marketing, business and clinical operations, and so forth in such a way as to make the demographics make sense. In short, youre looking to explain the underlying drivers that contributed to the Census data results.

    Use the link below to download a table that should be populated with the data and analysis for this assignment.

    Census Data Analysis TablePreview the document

    In addition, the student will complete a service area structural analysis using Michael Porters five forces framework. Remember, this analysis will be looking at external forces that are contributing to service area competition with your approved healthcare department and NOT the organization that the department is apart. The student will recreate the below table and populate it with relevant content following the example provided. There are numerous Internet sites that contain information on Porters five forces and should be helpful in determining the type of information which will be appropriate for inclusion in your analysis.

    Use the link below to download a table that can be used for structural analysis using Michael Porters five forces framework.

    Service Area Structural Analysis TablePreview the document

    The submission should reflect higher-level cognitive processing (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation), which is essential for someone being prepared to serve in an operational capacity within the healthcare and related industry. To earn the maximum number of points, the submission should reflect graduate-level execution with clear evidence of critical thinking, synthesis of relevant information from credible sources, and clear mastery of the concepts necessary to successfully execute each component of the assignment.

    The submission should not exceed four (4) pages in length, excluding the title and reference list pages, and explicitly address all required components of this assignment. The document must be double-spaced, adhere to the APA writing style (7th ed.), and include at least three (3) references of credible or peer-reviewed sources to support any suppositions and recommendations. Finally, the document should be prepared as a Microsoft Word document and uploaded to Submit Assignment.

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