700- to 1,050-word paper analyzing the manner in which the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 revitalized the SEC. In the paper include the following:
- Summarize the Sarbanes-Oxley of 2002 as it relates to U.S. business operations.
- Explain the governance principles of regulatory compliance requirements related to Sarbanes-Oxley.
- Discuss the role of the SEC and how Sarbanes-Oxley affected the agency.
- Explain how Sarbanes-Oxley strengthened the enforcement of securities fraud and helped with the implementation of accounting reforms.
Cite a minimum of 3 scholarly resources.
Cost and Quality in U.S. Health Care
Within the Discussion Board area, write 500–700 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
From 1998–2003, the following important reports were published:
The Urgent Need to Improve Healthcare Quality by M. R. Chassin and R. W. Galvin.
To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System by L. T. Kohn, J. M. Corrigan, and M. S. Donaldson.
Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century by the Committee on Quality Health Care in America
National Healthcare Quality Report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Complete the following for this assignment:
- Choose 1 of those reports, and describe its impact on the quality of health care in the United States.
- How could you use the concepts of the report that you chose to assess and subsequently improve the quality of health care in your health care organization?
Note: Use APA style to cite at least 2 scholarly sources from the last 5 years in addition to the chosen report.. 500-700 words APA Format…
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is an ancient Asian and Egyptian method based on human touch modalities.
Using South University Online Library or the Internet, search the article, “Cortisol decreases and serotonin and dopamine increase following massage therapy.”
On the basis of your research, summarize your thoughts and provide answers to the following questions:
Why does a change in cortisol and serotonin levels demonstrate the effectiveness of massage as a healing therapy?
Why are specific articles that use tangible outcomes and a scientific methodology important to advancing massage therapy as a credible and effective therapy?
How does this article contribute to the study of CAM practices?
What is your opinion of the modality discussed in this article? Do you see any outstanding benefits or detractions from the therapy’s use in contemporary wellness environments?
Write your answers in approximately 2- to 3-pages in a Microsoft Word document.
On a separate page, cite any sources you used in the APA format. Click here to learn how to cite sources using APA guidelines.
Support your responses with reasoning and examples.
Explain how two world wars, the Cold War, and the Computer Revolution reduced the global economic clout of the Western European Atlantic powers and the U.S.
Objectives of proposals:
- Describe the business and provide a summary of the business analytics they could apply to their business in multiple scenarios.
- Describe the benefits and disadvantages of business analytics, as well as how the organization can be proactive in addressing any disadvantages. Include at least 3 benefits and disadvantages.
- Address any challenges the organization may face using business analytics, as well as how the organization can be proactive in addressing the challenges. Be sure to address at least 3 challenges.
- Propose three business analytic techniques. Compare them and discuss at least two benefits and disadvantages of each.
- Create an implementation plan to integrate business analytics into your organization.
- Create a backup proposal in case management does not approve your initial proposal. The backup proposal should have at least 3 changes different from the original plan.
Write the paper from the perspective that it will be presented to management of the firm and you are trying to persuade them to utilize business analytics for data-driven decision making.
The paper has to contain the following:
- Cover Page
- Table of Contents (auto-generated by MS Word)
- Implementation Plan (5–6 pages of content)
Utilize at least 4 scholarly sources in support of your recommendations.
Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources; display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Write a 10–12-page proposal in Word format. This page total should include the Cover Page, Table of Contents, Introduction, Implementation plan, Conclusion, and references. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc.
Health Care Organizations in U.S.
Conduct a research on one of the top fifteen health care organizations in the U.S.
Your research should include the following questions:
How will you find listings of the top fifteen health care systems?
What are the various components of the selected health care system? How does it rank in terms of reduced mortality and infection rates?
What are the services provided by the healthcare delivery system?
What are the current trends contributing to the high ranking and the future path of this health care organization?
How does the organization manage and distribute resources for improved patient care?
In a Microsoft Word document, create a 2- to 3-page report, on the basis of your research. Provide at least two resources or journal articles referring to the selected organization.
Support your responses with examples.
Cite any sources in APA format.
Select a potential bioterrorism threat from the following:
Food supply contamination
Water system contamination
Air borne contamination
Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research on your selected potential bioterrorism threat. Based on your research, create a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word report that covers the following aspects in detail:
The main surveillance methods used in public health that could also be used to detect a bioterrorism threat.
The basic functions of all levels of government―federal, state, and local―when responding to a possible bioterrorism threat.
The existing surveillance systems and their adequacy to meet emergency preparedness needs.
Support your responses with examples.
Cite any sources in APA format.
Explain how the resources and capabilities of Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, and AIG respectively affected the Treasury Secretary Hank Paulsen’s approach to intervention?
Bear Stearns have heavily invested in sub-prime mortgages or what is commonly referred to as toxic assets. The toxic assets were also being as security by the bank. Bear Stearns had acquired a large number of mortgages which would be used as securities and passed them to investors. As the housing bubble burst, Hank Paulson was concerned that the crisis at Bear Stearns would ravage the whole of Wall Street. This led to the decision that an acquisition was the best intervention for averting a crisis. Consequently, Bear Stearns underwent acquisition by J.P. Morgan. Bear Stearns’ asset base could be used as collateral for obtaining loans. In fact, the real issue at the company was liquidity rather than insolvency (“Frontline,” (n.d)).
Lehman Brothers’ imminent collapse sent shockwaves to Wall Street. Paulson had invested much of his time and energy to see that the company did not collapse. However, Lehman Brothers lacked collateral against which a bailout plan could be based. Due to the lack of enough resources which could be used as collateral, Fed had no other option but to let Lehman file for bankruptcy. Lehman was seen as insolvent and hence a lot of resources would be required to avert the company’s failure. Thus as much as Paulson tried to avert the company’s failure, the risks were too high. The only solution was thus to declare the company bankrupt (“Frontline,” (n.d)).
The decision to bailout A.I.G was reached after an analysis revealed that the company had reasonable collateral to offer. Fed was therefore willing to lend the ailing company in order to avoid bankruptcy. In this case, Fed’s loans to A.I.G. were hedged against the assets of the company. A.I.G. had made significant losses in its credit default swaps unit. Nonetheless, the insurance part of the firm was doing well. Thus it was clear that the real problem at A.I.G. was that of liquidity rather than insolvency. The best option in this case was to provide loans which would enable A.I.G. return to its former financial position (“Frontline,” (n.d)).
2. It is possible to combine different ethical approaches? Are moral hazard and systemic risk distinct approaches to ethic?
It is possible to combine a variety of ethical approaches in solving a problem. Moral hazard arises when banks or other institutions make reckless decisions when lending since they are aware that they may receive a bailout when faced by a crisis. Systemic risk occurs when the entire system is faced by an imminent collapse or challenge. As such, these are indistinct approaches to ethics because they relate in some way. A moral hazard issue can affect the entire system, which becomes the systemic risk, and hence the two are interrelated.
3. Do innovators (firms in this case that create or use new financial products ) have to take responsibility for the externalities that result from absence of regulatory or legalgovernece mechanisms?
Firms that use new financial products should take responsibility for the externalities that arise due to absence of legal mechanisms. In any innovation or new financial product, the firm involved should take responsibility since if there are profits the firm will also likely enjoy alone. Firms should thus take responsibility for any risks that arise including those that may be due to lack of a legal framework. This is important because it can help prevent a moral hazard which arises due to reckless behavior from firms.