- Choose a major capital piece of equipment to be used in the radiology department of a hospital (e.g., CAT scan, MRI, nuclear medicine camera, etc.). Next, research and choose a vendor. Vendors such as GE, Siemens, or others can be located on the Internet.
- Request information on cost justification and ROI from the vendor.
- Write a justification for capital purchase (750-1,000 words) to your vice president as to why this would be a good investment for the hospital. Include the operating costs you took into consideration and what facility considerations are involved regarding this new piece of equipment.
- Cite a minimum of three references to support your rationale.
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|Request is not present.||Request includes little of the assignment criteria.||Some of the required assignment content is present.||Most of the required assignment content is present.||All of the required assignment content is present.|
|Justification is not present.||Gives vague and/or incomplete justification. Demonstrates only minimal understanding of the business concepts specified in the assignment. Major points lack clarity. Little or no effective support is evident.||Gives an adequate justification, providing enough information for the vice president to make a decision. Demonstrates knowledge of the business concepts specified in the assignment, but has some slight misunderstanding of the implications. Provides a basic idea of critical thinking and analysis for the questions, answers, and rationale. Does not include examples or descriptions. Major points are adequately clear and addressed. Some support is evident and relevant.||Gives a complete justification, providing enough information for the vice president to make an informed decision. No essential information is missing. Demonstrates acceptable knowledge of the business concepts specified in the assignment. Utilizes some examples. Major points are clear and effectively addressed. Support is comprehensive and relevant.||Gives a clear, specific justification of the proposed capital purchase. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the business concepts specified in the assignment and their implications. Clearly answers the questions and develops a very strong rationale. Introduces appropriate and interesting examples. Major points are exceptionally clear and thoroughly addressed. Significant and best possible support is evident, relevant, and convincing. The justification is written in a cogent, persuasive manner that makes the decision easy.|
|Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.||Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.||Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.||Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.||Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.|
|Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.||Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.||Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.||Argument shows logical progression. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.||Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.|
|Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.||Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.||Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.||Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.||Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.|
|Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.||Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.||Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.||Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.||All format elements are correct.|
|No reference page is included. No citations are used.||Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.||Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present||Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct.||In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.|