Medical Informatics and Laboratory Management


Essay Two
The purpose of this essay is to develop a business plan based upon a project that you have been given. Your business plan should contain all the key elements including background, executive summary, situational and problem statement, project description, solution description, cost/benefit analysis, implementation timeline, critical assumptions and risk assessments and conclusions and recommendations.
The topic will be one of the following options for the purpose of the exercise.
1. Imagine you are a team member of a large public hospital pathology service and you have been asked to formulate a business case to support an initiative of introducing a new satellite section close to the intensive care unit of a hospital to provide a stat lab encompassing ‘Clinical Biochemistry’. You have been briefed that you could expect to process approximately 50 samples per day. The scenario is that you are setting it up a stat lab for first time in a moderately sized pathology service located adjacent to ICU (physical space and facility has been made available). You will need to consider staffing for the stat lab in Clinical Biochemistry area, infrastructure (equipment) and kind of service (routine clinical biochemistry).
Essay length:
Approx.2000-2500 words.
Your essay will be descriptive supported by evidence from researching your topic. The business plan should contain all the key elements listed above. For cost analysis, an excel spreadsheet would be desirable. The essay should be word-processed in double spacing using Times New Roman and no less than 12 point font size. Your essay should have a title followed by your name and student number. You should include a brief list of sources used in preparing your business case.
Submission Method:
Submit your essay as an assignment via Turnitin under Assignments in Blackboard