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Major Debates Over Macroeconomic Policy

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This week requires the student to address six unresolved issues in macroeconomics, each of which is central to current political debates. Students are required to use information and tools that they have accumulated in their study of the text and evaluate both sides of those issues, determine which side they can support for each issue, and defend their positions.

Assignment Steps 

Select two subjects from the following list of topics and write a 1,050-word analysis:

  • Active monetary and fiscal policy
  • Increased government spending to fight recessions
  • Reducing federal government’s discretionary powers
  • Zero-inflation target
  • Balanced government budget
  • Tax incentives for saving

Evaluate both the advocates’ position and the critics’ position.

Determine which position you support and defend your position. 

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources not including your textbook.

Format consistent with APA guidelines. 

monetary and fiscal policy

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Select two subjects from the following list of topics and write a 1,050-word analysis:

  • Active monetary and fiscal policy
  • Increased government spending to fight recessions
  • Reducing federal government’s discretionary powers
  • Zero-inflation target
  • Balanced government budget
  • Tax incentives for saving

Evaluate both the advocates’ position and the critics’ position.

Determine which position you support and defend your position. 

power point

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This is the culminating activity of the course, requiring the student to demonstrate mastery of the course’s objectives.

Create a PowerPoint presentation (20–30 slides); include accompanying notes.

Present the life cycle of an electronic health record (EHR).

The life cycle model should include:

  1. Need
  2. Solution (used in Hardware Solution: RFP in Module 2)
  3. Implementation
  4. Measurement

Integrate and apply course content by identifying an authentic problem that can be solved with an EHR.

Include content and concepts from other assignments within the course.

View “Health Information Exchange.” Use the content and concepts contained therein to assist in organizing your presentation.

Consider the following:

  1. Interoperability
  2. Stakeholders
  3. Hardware and software requirements
  4. Planning
  5. Execution
  6. Management
  7. Measuring effectiveness
  8. Quality assurance

The deliverable is a PowerPoint presentation that you will be able to present in a professional job interview to demonstrate your proficiency in utilizing computer technologies, configurations, and applications in a health care environment.

The presentation can be of an actual EHR or of a hypothetical situation. In either case, scholarly research is required.

Search the GCU Library and the websites of professional health care informatics organizations, such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Useful periodicals include:

  • Health Data Management
  • Health Management Technology
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Healthcare IT News

Include graphics and relevant URL links.

The PowerPoint presentation should be comprehensible, well designed, and aesthetically pleasing.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions.

OPERATING SYSTEM.

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Consult current literature, and compose an essay outlining file-naming conventions for four different operating systems. Note the acceptable range of characters, maximum length, case sensitivity, and other details. Give examples of both acceptable and unacceptable filenames. Explain how the file managers for those operating systems shorten long filenames (if they do so) in their internal lists to make them easier to manipulate.

 

Your essay must be a minimum of two pages. All sources used, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations and be cited per APA style.

 

Business Intelligence and Data Warehouses

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Businesses today are extremely reliant on large amounts of data for making intelligent business decisions. Likewise, the data warehouses are often structured in a manner that optimizes processing large amounts of data.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Outline the main differences between the structure of a relational database optimized for online transactions versus a data warehouse optimized for processing and summarizing large amounts of data.
  2. Outline the main differences between database requirements for operational data and for decision support data.
  3. Describe three (3) examples in which databases could be used to support decision making in a large organizational environment.
  4. Describe three (3) examples in which data warehouses and data mining could be used to support data processing and trend analysis in large organizational environment.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Accounting

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You, the managerial accountant, are asked by the CFO (Mr. Smith) of Wilson–West Manufacturing (a new company) to set up a product costing system. The following are the types of expenses that will be included:

  • Direct labor
  • Direct materials
  • Utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Maintenance
  • Insurance on the equipment
  • Rent on the plant
  • Administrative salaries
  • Rent for the office

In a memo format, explain to Mr. Smith and the president what will be included in product costing.

  • Explain what is involved in a product costing system.
  • Explain why Wilson–West Manufacturing needs to have a product costing system.
  • Allocate the above expenses as fixed, mixed, or variable expenses.
  • Prepare calculations for the following, and explain your computations:
    • Variable cost: The unit rate is $0.25, and the actual hours used for manufacturing are 15,000.
    • Mixed cost: The unit rate is $0.25, actual hours are 10,000, and the fixed cost is $5,000 per month.
    • Total cost: Use your calculations from above.
  • Explain this to Mr. Smith who will prepare these calculations on a monthly basis.

Capital Investments in Emerging Markets

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Use the Internet and/or Strayer Learning Resource Center to research a global manufacturing company of your choice. Review the current plans that your selected company has identified for capital investments in emerging markets. Hint: You can find useful information on a company’s capital investment plans from their website and press releases.

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Suggest a methodology to supplement the traditional methods for evaluating the capital investments of your selected company in the emerging markets to reduce risk.  Provide a rationale for your suggested methodology.
  2. Assess one (1) way in which inflation could potentially impact planned capital investments in emerging markets and examine one (1) approach to perform an accurate evaluation of the investments. Suggest how this knowledge may impact management’s decisions.
  3. Contrast the modifications you would make in evaluating the projects to increase internal capacity in North America with the modifications you would make in evaluating expansion projects in the global market. Suggest one (1) way that this information will impact the decisions made related to expansion.
  4. Examine two (2) benefits of using sensitivity analysis in evaluating the projects for your selected company. Suggest how this approach can provide a competitive advantage for the company.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.