As a master’s-level health care practitioner, you are expected to consider a number of factors when analyzing
the feasibility of a new initiative. For example, you must consider the various types of risk (such as patient
safety, physical plant, financial, or reputation), as well as the present and future value of the service line or
economic opportunity you are investing in. You must also balance your ethical and moral responsibility to
provide quality care to patients and populations with your responsibility to protect your organization’s assets
and economic viability in the near and long terms.
Develop a business case for the economic initiative you proposed in Week 3. Examine the feasibility and costbenefit considerations of implementing your proposed initiative over the next five years. Analyze ways to

The requirements for your business case, outlined below, correspond to the scoring guide criteria, so be sure
to address each main point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work
will be assessed. In addition, be sure to note the requirements for document format and length and for
supporting evidence.
Analyze the potential economic opportunities and risks associated with your proposed initiative.
How do the potential opportunities benefit your organization or care setting?
How could potential risks pose a threat to the financial security of your organization or care setting?
How do the potential economic opportunities compare to the potential economic risks?
Propose ethical and culturally sensitive solutions that address the risks associated with your initiative to the
future economic security of your organization or care setting.
Which risks are potentially the most significant for your organization or care setting?
How could you modify your proposed initiative to mitigate those risks?
How have other organizations and experts in the field dealt with similar risks?
How do ethics and equality factor into your proposed solutions?
Are your solutions unfairly burdening or disadvantaging any specific groups?
How will this proposal affect community health care delivery outcomes?
What makes this a great opportunity for economic growth?
What potential issues should be considered?
Analyze the economic costs and benefits of your proposed initiative over a five-year period. Use the CostBenefit Analysis Template [XLSX] for your calculations. Add the worksheet to your business case as an
Does your analysis warn against specific aspects of your proposed initiative?
How would you recommend that your findings be incorporated into decisions about the feasibility of your
proposed initiative?
Propose ethical and culturally equitable ways of keeping costs under control, while maximizing the benefits of
your initiative.
What costs are you most likely to be able to control or reduce?
How would you go about ensuring this?
How could controlling or reducing these costs affect the benefits of your proposed initiative?
What strategies could you employ to maintain or maximize these benefits, while controlling or reducing costs?
How do you plan to ensure that any cost controls or benefit reductions are ethical and equitable?
Justify the relevance and significance of the quantitative and qualitative economic, financial, and scholarly
evidence you used to support your business case.
This criterion applies to any evidence you cited throughout your business case. Your evidence should be
persuasive and relevant to your findings, proposals, and recommendations. Consider one or more of the
following questions when citing support evidence:
How is the evidence relevant to your organization or care setting?

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