Skip to content
Home » Assessing The Need For Cost Containment

Assessing The Need For Cost Containment

  • by

Instructions: This competency assessment assesses the following Outcome(s): 

HA425-1: Assess the need for cost containment in healthcare systems given the influence of performance challenges and healthcare reform efforts. 

The long-term success and prosperity of an organization is linked to the strategy it pursues over time. You are tasked with researching the history of quality improvement programs to better understand how to approach improving quality in your healthcare organization. 


  • Describe two or more pioneers of quality improvement. Include the following:
    • Their major contributions to the field.
    • Explain how their contributions positively impacted quality.
  • Explain how their influence still impacts quality improvement today in their area of expertise.
  • Discuss how these early pioneers’ work could be expanded upon to improve quality in a healthcare environment in the future.

Minimum Submission Requirements 

  • Proper notification of any resubmission, repurposing, or reworking of prior work per the Purdue Global Student Coursework Resubmission, Repurposing, and Reworking Policy Resource.
  • Your submission is composed in a Microsoft Word document.
  • To meet the objective requirements, your response is at least 500 words in length.
  • Your submission includes specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements to demonstrate mastery of the objective.
  • Your submission includes a highly developed viewpoint and purpose.
  • Your response is in Standard English and demonstrates superior organization.
  • Your communication is highly ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
  • Your submission displays exceptional content, organization, style, and mechanics.
  • A separate page at the end of your response contains a list of references.
  • Include both in-text and reference list citations where appropriate and reference all sources used following proper APA citation style.
  • Please review the APA formatting and citation style in Academic Tools – Academic Writer.

If the work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned for revision. If the work submitted does not meet the minimum submission requirements by the end of the term, you will receive a failing score.


Plagiarism is an act of academic dishonesty. It violates the University’s Code of Student Conduct, and the offense is subject to disciplinary action. You are expected to be the sole author of your work. Use of another person’s work or ideas must be accompanied by specific citations and references. Whether the action is intentional or not, it still constitutes plagiarism. 

For more information on plagiarism and the University’s Code of Student Conduct, refer to the current University Catalog.

Competency Assessment Rubric

error: Content is protected !!