Health Care Planning & Evaluation
Week 2 Discussion
Pestle Trends and Maximizing Growth [WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 3]
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 3 and 4 from your textbook and the instructor guidance.
Choose one of the following types of organizations that exists in your community, or nearest large community, for your initial post:
· Long-term care organization
· Home health care agency
· Multispecialty physician clinic
· Freestanding dialysis center
· Assisted living facilities
Then address the following:
· Identify the city and state where the organization exists.
· Determine at least two political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental trends (PESTLE) that most need to be scanned by the health care organization.
· Provide your reasoning for each choice.
· Discuss whether your chosen organization has opportunities for growth in your community.
· Explain your reasoning.
· Discuss at least one strategy that will maximize opportunities to gain a competitive edge in the community and minimize threats for the organization to ensure relevancy in the future.
Your initial post must be at least 250 words and must use at least two credible sources to support the claims in your discussion content. The supporting resources can be the textbook as well as required or recommended resources provided in this course, the University of Arizona Global Campus Library, or credible websites.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. All referenced materials must include citations and references in APA format. Please see directions for including APA Style elements on these Writing Center pages: APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) and APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)