Quality Health Care

Read the “Memorial Hospital” case study in Chapter 4 of your text. In a three- to four-page paper, respond to the guided response below.

  • Discuss ways that a hospital might measure quality. Be sure to explain your reasoning.
  • Explain the potential costs and failures of quality for Memorial Hospital and discuss how each can be measured.
  • Discuss ideas or techniques from TQM that Janice could use to help Memorial focus on providing quality health care.
  • Analyze the methods Memorial could use to assess the quality of health care it is providing.

Your paper should be in paragraph form (avoid the use of bullet points) and supported with the concepts outlined in your text and additional scholarly sources.

Submit your three- to four-page paper (not including the title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center and must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.


Network/Host-based Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Network/Host-based Intrusion Preventions Systems (IPS), along with firewalls, represent some of the tools available to defend networks and keep them secure. As you progress through the various labs and readings in this course, keep these fundamental security concepts in mind.

  • Examine two advantages and two disadvantages of both the IDS and IPS.  Explain which option (IDS or IPS, Host-based or Network) you would select if an organization you worked for could only have one or the other.  Provide a rationale for your response. Examine two advantages and two disadvantages for both hardware and software firewalls. Explain whether you recommend the hardware or software firewall.  Provide the rationale for your response.

After reading a few of your classmate’s postings, reply to the ones from which you learned something new or to which you have something to add. Remember to get in early and post often.

Additional post option: Consider the importance of your home or personal network security. Discuss what steps should be taken to secure a home office. Provide a rationale for your response.

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