Decision Making Model Essay

893 Words Jun 5th, 2005 4 Pages
RUNNING HEAD: DECISION MAKING MODEL

Decision Making Model
MGT 350
University of Phoenix

Abstract Decision making models can be very effective in problem solving. Scheduling is a big problem at Direct HomeHealth Care and a solution needed to be found. Scheduling software which can be very expensive was the only conclusion that could be reached. With much thought and analysis a resolution was reached with critical thought and a decision making model from the Small Business Development Center. Decision making models can be very helpful in analyzing a problem and setting up a step by step process to evaluate and come to a favorable conclusion. Recently there has been a problem at my agency with scheduling and the
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A new computer program would also mean schedulers need to be trained and that could be very time-consuming. If the schedulers were not computer literate it could become very complicated. Despite the drawbacks such as expense and training this was the only workable solution. This would eliminate the heavy books and also allow for more precise and efficient patient scheduling.
Gathering data is the next step in the model and several software companies were consulted. All of the companies had excellent products with very impressive features. The scheduling software not only scheduled patients but it also kept track of payroll and billing. Payroll and billing are both very important departments of Direct HomeHealth Care and the process to fulfill each task weekly is monstrous. If the software could help to alleviate these two jobs it would be a great benefit. After speaking with representatives from a number of companies an affordable solution was found with HOMETRAK. HOMETRAK is a software company that specializes in home health scheduling and the program could be purchased for a little as five thousand dollars. The software was affordable and included all of the features necessary for scheduling, payroll and billing.
One of the final steps is developing a plan for implementation and implementing the plan. In order to implement the plan all of the

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