NR533 Financial Management in Healthcare Organizations Week 3 Discussion DQ1 Process of Budget Preparation After exploration of the types of budgets and the processes for their development at your institution. How and from whom is input into the budgets acquired and used? Where does control of the budget lie? What influence do unit and midlevel managers have on the various kinds of budgets?DQ2 Touch point Reflection: Financial and Budgeting Principles Guidelines for Touchpoint Reflections A downloadable version of the guidelines, which includes further information, is available for access in the week 1 discussion thread. Reflection Information EXPERIENCE This week’s readings contained a great deal of information on financial and budgeting principles. Some of you may have had some familiarity with the concepts and maybe even experience in working with them. However, there is always something new to learn. Describe your prior experiences with financial and budgeting principles, whether personally or professionally. Include your current involvement in budgeting at your institution. REFLECTION What pre-conceived notions related to healthcare financial and budgeting principles did you hold before this week that you understand better now or for which you have a different perspective? Reflect on at least two specific concepts.  How have these new revelations influenced your thinking related to access, availability, and quality of healthcare? IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE How has your enhanced knowing affected the way you view your proposed project? What areas of additional financial or budgeting data gathering have you identified as a need for your plan?  Purchase this Tutorial.