*DB1.1: Effects of 9/11 (CRJ104 Introduction to Security)
How do you believe the events of September 11, 2001 impacted the changes occurring to the private security/law enforcement?
*DB1.2: Proprietary vs Contractual security services. (CRJ104 Introduction to Security)
What are the differences between proprietary and contractual security services?
*DB1.3: Career Opportunities (CRJ104 Introduction to Security)
Pick one area of security that interests you and discuss the career opportunities that presently exist.
*Unit 1 DB: A Time to Assess: Control the Spread (FIN201 Insurance & Risk Management)
Read the following scenario and outline the steps that you take to address the concerns of the hospital in your initial post? Then, respond to at least three (3) of your fellow classmates.
You are the newly hired Director of Risk Management for Westview Clinical Center, New York City’s largest clinical research medical center (“Westview”); a medical facility that is in crisis. Westview’s 3,000-bed main hospital facility is located in central Manhattan. The remainder of the clinical center, consisting of an Oncology Center, Radiology Center, medical school, pediatrician center, psychiatric facility, and research facilities are also located in central Manhattan (within a few blocks of the main facility), New Jersey and Connecticut. On average, Westview sees over 3,500 patients each week, mainly through its emergency room department. Patients who are seen through the ER typically spend1.5 hours on average from presentation to discharge. If patients are admitted, they typically spend 2 days in the hospital. Westview takes pride in its prompt, safe, and efficient delivery of medical services.
Recently, the State of New York conducted a random audit of the facility, including reviewing its readmission rates and incidents of nosocomial infections (i.e., secondary infections, hospital-acquired infection). Secondary infections are infections that happen as a result of receiving treatment in a hospital or medical center but are secondary from the patient’s original admitting diagnosis. The State audit revealed that, of all the readmissions to the hospital, a staggering 85% are the result of secondary admissions. What’s worst, many of the secondary infections are for acute or communicable infections (e.g., tuberculosis, bacterial meningitis, pneumonia, strep throat, etc…). In fact, 78% of the cases are bacterial in nature, with the remainder, viral in nature. As a result of its review, the State has determined that the ER is the main entry point for these infections and that Westview must close its ER. If the ER closes, Westview will immediately go bankrupt.
After much discussion between Westview’s legal department and the State regulators, the State has agreed to allow Westview to remain open if it:
Determines the main cause of the spread of infections from one location to the next
Resolve any additional training needed to prevent (mainly, reduce) future incidents of infection
Draft an acceptable Risk Management Plan to minimize and/or prevent incidents of secondary infections.
Westview has agreed to the State’s terms. The Chief Medical Officer’s first act was to terminate the former Director of Risk Management and hire you. The CMO gives you the task.
After reading the scenario in its entirety, and using what you have read so far in the Unit, how would you begin to address the hospital’s noted deficiencies? Note: You are not being asked to create a detailed risk management plan. Rather, describe how you would go about creating one while addressing the needs of the hospital in light of the state’s requirements.
*Unit 1 DB: What is Quality? (BUS211 Baldrige Principles & Introduction to Quality)
What is quality? How do you define quality at University? At work? What is an organization you belong to/know of that does a great job with quality? Why do you believe this to be true? How does your definition of quality fit with what Malcolm Baldrige believed?
In response to what your peers have posted, build upon the similarities in your answers and question the differences. What other points can you bring up and explore together?
*Unit 1 DB: Terminology – (ECO201 Macroeconomics)
Each student will be assigned key concepts (see instructor announcement for your assigned concept)
· Circular-flow diagram
This discussion board is intended to introduce you to the economics terms we will cover in the class. You are to explain the term that you have been assigned as a presentation to the class. Please refer to the sample file attached to the welcome announcement.
Open the discussion with a brief introduction to the topic. For example, you might use something like the following. “Like many disciplines, economics uses specific terminology to ensure complete understanding of the concepts employed. In this presentation, I would like to introduce you to the concepts of (the term the student is provided with).”
Define the assigned term in your own words. (Term: Circular-flow diagram)
Provide an original, economics-based explanation of the term.
Provide a real/hypothetical contextual example (different from that provided in the text) of the term as it is applied to economics.
Do not just list the above in bullet-point style.
*Cost Principle, Depreciation, Revenue (BUS2113 Principles of Accounting)
1.) The cost principle requires that plant assets to be recorded at cost. Consists of all expenditures necessary to acquire an asset and make it ready for its intended use.
2.) Depreciation is a method of allocating the cost of a tangible or physical asset over a time limit. The original cost of the item and divide it by the estimated life of the item.
3.) Revenue expenditures are for cost that are related to specific transactions or operating periods, such as the cost of goods sold, repairs, and maintenance expense. Capital expenditures are for fixed assets, which are expected to be productive assets for a long period of time.