Case Analysis

Part A
Please complete the following exercise.
As you begin preparing for the Case Analysis assignments, it is important to know what went well and what did not go well in completing the Summative Report

Now, list three weaknesses you encountered/ became aware of
•    in preparing to write,
•    actually writing,
•    and/ or after seeing your graded paper.
This list can include anything from comma usage to Writer’s Block. What will do to tackle these weaknesses? Do you have a plan? Do you know where to get help?

Part B
Writing a good Case Analysis requires, well, a sound, thorough analysis of a topic. One of the first steps in that process is to understand the parts of the object

you’re analyzing.
Choose an “object” related to the field of health systems management. Next, list 20 parts (YES 20!) that make up or compose that object.
For example, if I chose an aquarium as my object, here are 20 parts to that object: the water, the filter, the electrical plug for the filter, the fish, the fish food,

the glue that connects the glass parts, the glass, the stones, the cover, the lighting, the heater, the objects in the aquarium (like a sunken ship), the net I use to

scoop the fish, the pH test kit, the base, the drawers at the base, the metal covering the glass’ edges, the tubes…OK, you get the idea. That’s not 20, but I could

easily come up with 20 if I spent more than three minutes listing items.
Part C
Visit the following website. More specifically, skim through the website to see what this organization has to offer, as well as what they have to say about the

healthcare field.
Next, write 10 possible topics you can think of after viewing this website (i.e. after Brainstorming). The topics do not necessarily have to relate directly to the

topics found on the website, but they should be viable topics that you could actually use to complete the Case Analysis assignment for this class. In other words,

viewing this website is meant to help you think about, and possibly come up with, ideas for topics for this assignment.
Part D
Another key aspect of writing a good Case Analysis is separating problems from symptoms. One major problem in society today – whether it’s a technical, economic,

political, ethical, etc. problem – is that often people confuse symptoms with problems.
Here is a simple example: Let’s say the “problem” is that you don’t like writing. Consequently, you tend to earn mostly Cs on your papers in college. However, is that

really the “problem” or is it a symptom of something else? A thorough analysis might reveal, for example, that the real reason you dislike writing is because you never

have enough time to write your papers. You procrastinate (as many of us do, including professors!), you work full-time, and you have a host of other responsibilities.

So is the problem really your attitude toward writing? Or is it your time management skills? A thorough analysis might suggest the real problem is the latter.
***So…identify two problems that are usually considered symptoms. First, explain the problem, and then explain three symptoms of each problem. One problem should be

related to Health Systems Management, and the other should be related to a general societal problem


Written by