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Pestle Trends and Maximizing Growth [WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 3]

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Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 3 and 4 from your textbook and the instructor guidance.

Choose one of the following types of organizations that exists in your community, or nearest large community, for your initial post:

· Hospital

· Long-term care organization

· Home health care agency

· Multispecialty physician clinic

· Freestanding dialysis center

· Assisted living facilities

Then address the following:

· Identify the city and state where the organization exists.

· Determine at least two political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental trends (PESTLE) that most need to be scanned by the health care organization.

· Provide your reasoning for each choice.

· Discuss whether your chosen organization has opportunities for growth in your community.

· Explain your reasoning.

· Discuss at least one strategy that will maximize opportunities to gain a competitive edge in the community and minimize threats for the organization to ensure relevancy in the future.

Your initial post must be at least 250 words and must use at least two credible sources to support the claims in your discussion content. The supporting resources can be the textbook as well as required or recommended resources provided in this course, the University of Arizona Global Campus Library, or credible websites.

The 

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources
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 table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. All referenced materials must include citations and references in APA format. Please see directions for including APA Style elements on these Writing Center pages: 

APA: Citing Within Your Paper
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APA: Formatting Your References List
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Required Resource

Text

Spath, P. L., Abraham, S. C., & Mishek, J. H. (2022). 

Strategic management for healthcare organizations

 (2nd ed.). Zovio.

· Chapter 3: Strategic Thinking

· Chapter 4: External Environmental Analysis

· The full-text version of this ebook is available through the Constellation suite accessed through your online classroom, mobile app, or the 

Constellation (Links to an external site.)

 Chapter 3 discusses strategic formulation, and Chapter 4 discusses competitive analysis and trends 

Recommended Resources

Article

Pourmohammadi, K., Bastani, P., Shojaei, P., Hatam, N., & Salehi, A. (2020). 

A comprehensive environmental scanning and strategic analysis of Iranian public hospitals: A prospective approach

  Download A comprehensive environmental scanning and strategic analysis of Iranian public hospitals: A prospective approach

. BMC Research Notes, 13, Article 179. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-020-05002-8

· The full-text version of this article is available through the EBSCOhost database in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. This article provides information about a strategic plan for Iranian public hospitals to better equip themselves for environmental changes, and it may assist you in your PESTLE Trends and Maximizing Growth discussion forum this week.

Multimedia

ClickView (Producer). (2019). 

Pestle analysis (Links to an external site.)

 [Series segment]. In Strategic tools for business.

· The full version of this video is available through the Films on Demand database in the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. This video provides information about how PESTLE analysis is a helpful tool for business. The video uses case studies to show how PESTLE can be applied in strategic decision-making. The video may assist you in your PESTLE Trends and Maximizing Growth discussion forum this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.

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