Given that it takes 1.75 ms travel from one track to the next of hard drive; that the arm is originally positioned at track 15 moving toward the low-numbered tracks; and that you are using the look scheduling policy: Compare the total seek time to satifsy the following requests --4,40,35,11,14, and 7. Assume all requests are initially present in the wait queue.(ignore rotational time and transfer time; just consider seek time)

Assignment 2: Discussion Question

Please respond to the discussion question listed below by Sunday, July 2, 2017. Start reviewing and responding to your classmates as early in the module as possible.

What are some metrics or evaluation indicators one should consider when evaluating the effectiveness of a new strategy in a healthcare organization? Utilize the concepts covered in this class in formulating your response. 

By Sunday, July 2, 2017, respond to the assigned discussion question, and submit your response to the Discussion Area. Use the same Discussion Area to comment on your classmates' submissions and continue the discussion until Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Comment on how your classmates would address differing views.

1,500 words

Joe stopped for a beer at the Turn-a-Round Lounge in Small Town on his way home from work. He ran into his ex-girlfriend, Michelle, and her new boyfriend, Sam. Joe and Sam got involved in a heated confrontation, and bottles and fists started to fly. Sam pulled out a knife and stabbed Joe in the chest, nicking his aorta. Despite the bartender’s attempts at CPR and putting pressure on the wound, Joe bled to death before the EMTs arrived.

When the fight began, there were 20 or so patrons in the lounge. When EMTs and police arrived on the scene, only two of the patrons and the bartender remained. Michelle and Sam were gone. The EMTs attempted CPR, but Joe was already dead. Two patrol officers secured the scene and detained the three remaining witnesses. 

Upon examining the scene, police find three bloody footprints by the door where Michelle and Sam exited and tire tracks in the dirt parking lot where they made a hasty exit. Police obtain latent prints on a number of different surfaces using alternative light sources.

Police execute a search warrant at Michelle’s residence and Joe’s apartment. They find several threatening letters at Michelle’s home that she claims were written by Joe.

Define physical evidence. Using the library, Internet, or any other available materials, research the types of physical evidence that can be obtained by criminalists at the crime scene at the Turn-a-Round Lounge and identify the section(s) of a forensic science laboratory that might examine this evidence. Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

Prompt 1:


A consulting company that provides software and services relating to business intelligence and analytics has a library of customer success stories on its website at Select and read one of the success stories relating to Activity-Based Management. Summarize the success story, and relate the ideas of the article to what you have learned this week in this course.


Prompt 2:


The State of Rhode Island publishes its budget and the supporting information at Access the budget and answer the following:

  • What are the duties of the budget office? (Hint: Use the Primer link.)
  • What are the six governmental functions listed in the budget?
  • What are the major sources of Rhode Island's revenues?
  • What is the accounting basis used in the preparation of the budget? (Hint: Use the Primer link and scroll down until you see the Budget Basis section.)
  • The budget mentions four categories of program performance measures. List them, and briefly describe how they are used in Rhode Island. (Hint: Use the Primer link and scroll down until you see the Program Performance Measures section.)
  • What did you learn from reviewing the most recent budget of the State of Rhode Island?
  • What do you think the biggest challenges are when it comes to preparing their budget?


Assignment 1: LASA 2 - Development of a Healthcare Business Unit’s Strategy

Due Monday, July 3, 2017.

Identify a health care organization for which a significant amount of information is available, in books, journals, reports, or on the Internet. Conduct an audit of the organization’s strategic assets based on the information you are able to gather from various sources. The audit you conduct will not be as thorough and detailed of an audit as the organization itself might conduct as you will not have access to the same inside information as internal auditors. Do your best to gather and report the following information.

Start with a general description of the service that the healthcare organization provides.  Include the mission statement for the organization.  If there is not one, create one you believe would best describe the mission of the organization.

The first part of your audit should address the organization’s historical financial performance and its current financial condition, as described in your textbook. A lot of the necessary data can be found in the organization’s annual report and its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and state-level government regulatory agencies. Research sources such as business journals, magazines, and other media that report on these types of organizations.

The second part of the audit should describe in as much detail as possible what you consider to be the major resources and competencies of the organization.  Use a SWOT chart to categorize the most relevant points (these may be more narrative than quantitatively analytical). Try to identify assets that appear to be unique to the organization and that give it some competitive advantage over its rivals. Also make a note of areas in which the organization is weak, which might be the target of strategic attacks by those rivals.

Now consider the activities that are described in the value chain for this organization.  Which do you believe cost the most to perform?  What factors do you base your opinion on? What do you believe can be done to reduce the costs, thereby giving this organization a competitive edge?

Finally, consider that this organization would like to set up a satellite office in a nearby city.  In this satellite office they will make changes to their processes to address their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.  Develop a mission statement for this satellite office.  Create four strategic goals for this office, one for each SWOT category.

Use the HCM401 – LASA2 Template, to organize your work.

Make sure your final paper (6-8 pages) follows APA guidelines with a title page, reference page (include at least three scholarly references), in text citations, double space throughout, indent paragraphs 5 spaces and use section headers to differentiate the sections.

(Moseley III, George B. . Managing Health Care Business Strategy. Jones & Bartlett Publishers, May 2008. pp. 48 - 51).

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Describes the healthcare company in sufficient detail. Description includes the service they offer, their mission statement and their financial state. Gives examples to justify your assessment of their financial state.
Lists the organizations strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
Describes at least two assets that are unique and provide competitive advantage.
Discusses an area that is a weakness, which may be the target of strategic attacks.
Chooses one activity from the value chain that appears to incur the largest portion of costs for this organization. Describes this activity and what factor makes it so costly. Determines what can be done to reduce this cost, giving the organization a competitive edge, without reducing the value of the activity.
Develops an overview of how the satellite office will function. Provides a mission statement and four strategic goals to address the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, or threats that the satellite office will work on over the next year.

Style (8 points): Tone, audience, and word choice

Organization (16 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion

Usage and Mechanics (16 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure

APA Elements (24 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style


5 pages in a bulleted list format       

You have been working as the victims' assistant advocate for the office of the local county prosecutor. You have a great working relationship with the prosecutor, Mary, and the remainder of the office. Normally, when you speak, the staff and prosecutor know you are speaking from a knowledge base that you have gained from personal experience, research, and reading, so they know that your comments are facts. You like to use APA format to cite your sources, but this bulleted paper does not need to be in APA format.

You have decided to speak with the prosecutor, Mary, on behalf of Maureen, the college student who was a victim of date rape. You want to convince Mary to support a change in the prosecutor's policy of not prosecuting date rape cases when drugs or alcohol are involved. Maureen has a strict policy: when someone wants to speak with her about changing an established policy, she wants the person to submit a paper of 35 pages containing topic bullets outlining his or her argument for the policy change prior to meeting her. She feels this way, she is not blind-sided, and she has an opportunity to research the topic prior to the meeting.

You follow her policy and write a paper using bullets only, hoping that you can persuade Mary and the chief prosecutor to change their policy or, at a minimum, meet with you for a discussion about changing the policy. Maureen knows other young women are being attacked and that very often, date rape drugs are being used.

Mary has agreed to review your policy change letter if you write it. You write the policy change paper in which where you have the following two goals:

  • Educate Mary about date rape using statistics and information about date rape and date rape drugs to show her that Maureen is one of the types of victims who perpetrators take advantage of in these situations.
  • Explain why not prosecuting the cases is the wrong public and social policy. Of course, you are also hopeful that the victim, Maureen, also receives help in her case.

To organize your efforts before your meeting, create a detailed outline in bullet form that contains information for the following 5 topics:

  • List Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) reported crime statistics relating to rape and the strengths and weaknesses of each type of reporting.
  • Define the term date rape (or acquaintance rape—the terms are interchangeable) and how date rape (acquaintance rape) is distinguished from stranger rape, statutory rape, and spousal rape.
  • List the types and uses of date rape drugs.
  • Describe the victimoffender relationship, including the following:
    • How victims are viewed by perpetrators of date rape
    • The special problems of date rape prosecutions
    • How society and jurors may view date rape (blaming the victim based on the perceived precipitation, facilitation, or provocation of the victim)
  • What is your position on this issue, and what action do you think would impact this social policy?

1.     A flyer advertising your business.

Your flyer should contain the following at minimum:

o   Business Name and Brief Explanation of Your Products and/or Services

o   Your name and contact information

o   Clip art or Picture

§  At least one picture

§  At least 2 inches

§  A style of effect applied to the picture

o   Some colored font

o   Bold, Italic, small caps or text effects

§  At least two of the above

o   At least one border

o   At least two alignments

o   A Page border

2.     Menu or Product/Service Listing for your business

o   Business Name

o   Featured Menu or Product/Service Listing for your business


§Brief Decription

o   Clip art or Picture

§At least one picture

§At least 2 inches

§A style of effect applied to the picture

o   Some colored font

o   Bold, Italic, small caps or text effects

§At least two of the above

o   At least two alignments

o   Tabbed text

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