Need help answering these two discussion post 150 or more words per discussion

  

Discussion 1 week 4

  

Implementing Strategy

Which is more important: the formulation of a strategy or the implementation of a strategy? What are the challenges associated with your choice?  Support your primary response with at least one scholarly source. Provide in-text citations and complete references for all sources used. Format your post according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 

Discussion 2 week 4

  

Strategic Alternatives

Read the “Staying on Course with Strategic Metrics” article.  As a future health care administrator, you will be required to evaluate the strategies, efficiency, efficacy, and outcomes of your department or strategic business unit (SBU).  After examining the article, analyze the strategic alternatives that result from monitoring strategic metrics pertaining to your in the role of a department or SBU manager.  List at least two strengths and weaknesses of basing strategic alternatives solely on strategic metrics. Support your primary response with at least one scholarly source. Provide in-text citations and complete references for all sources used. Format your post according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 

Recommended Resource

 

New York Times. (2013, March 20).  The face of future health care (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/business/kaiser-permanente-is-seen-as-face-of-future-health-care.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0. 

 

Articles

1. Bisognano, M. (2008). Leadership’s role in execution. Healthcare Executive, 23(2), 66-66,68,70. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

2. Delgado, R. I. (2009). Financial performance drivers and strategic control: The case of cancer treatment centers. The University of Texas School of Public Health. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses,147-n/a.  Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

3. Krentz, S. E., DeBoer, A. M., & Preble, S. N. (2006). Staying on course with strategic metrics. Healthcare Financial Management, 60(5), 86-93. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

Spath, P. L., & Abraham, S. C. (2013). Strategic management in healthcare organizations [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/