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CIMA Strategic Case Study – Mock Exams – May 2019 – Denby Healthcare

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Mock exam synopses – May 2019 – Denby Healthcare

SCS Mock Exam 1 - Synopsis

Looking to capitalise on the increasing use of technology in Healthcare, Denby is looking to expand its services to include an app.

After weighing up the options to outsource or to develop in house, and settling on establishing a department within Denby to create and manage the app, the company must then consider whether its information strategy is adequate given this new venture and how the success of this project should be measured.

Finally, the company have to deal with the aftermath of a data breach, analysing how this could and should have been prevented, the ethics of dealing with public criticism and the impact on it;s share price.

SCS Mock Exam 2 - Synopsis

This mock is difficult. The mock expects students to pay attention to minute details. The mock tests understanding of medical tourism and opportunities in the developing countries and ethical aspects around operations.

The first section looks at international opportunities in developing countries primarily driven by medical tourism. The student is expected to discuss options suitable for international expansion.
The second section requires student to explain factors to be considered for international expansion. The student is also expected to evaluate a proposal received from a foreign country. Though, it looks like a straight case of valuation, it isn’t.

The third section deals with the aspects around form of consideration and post acquisition integration issues. There is also an issue with KHS referrals which could have a serious impact on our business. There is an ethical dimension as well.

SCS Mock Exam 3 - Synopsis

This mock is difficult. There is a lot of unseen content to digest and time management is key. The mock looks at the ethical aspects of clinical treatments as well as the strategic, financial and operational aspects of the introduction of new innovative technology.

The first section looks at ethics of overcharging patients as a result of extraneous clinical treatments. It then explains how a balance scorecard can be used to monitor performance especially relating to patient satisfaction.

The second section analyses an innovative new technology to address quality issues relating to clinical treatments. The funding options for this are then discussed.

The third section looks at how lenders assess creditworthiness and how control is exercised via loan covenants. Techniques to improve efficiency and implementing change are also discussed.

SCS Mock Exam 4 - Synopsis

This mock is difficult. There is a lot of unseen content to digest and time management is key. Students will need to think of the financial and strategic impacts of a banned surgical treatment and how this affects different stakeholders.

The first section looks at the how the share price will be impacted by the banned medical treatment and how Denby will manage the press to limit damage to its business.

The second section analyses the impact of an opportunity to introduce an alternative robotically assisted treatment. The role of mentoring is then discussed in order to improve the surgeon skills in using robots in surgery.

The final section of the mock starts with a discussion on how to manage staff resistance to using robots in surgery as well as managing this change. Financing of the robot technology is also discussed. It then looks at the dividend policy in light of the profit impact of the banned surgical treatment and the cost of the robotic technology.

SCS Mock Exam 5 - Synopsis

Mock 5 sees Denby Healthcare looking to explore potential options for the expansion of their services. Having settled on the acquisition, you will be required to assess the benefits and risks of an acquisition, as well as the cultural differences Denby will need to overcome.

The proposed acquisition continues to dominate as the mock progresses, with an assessment of investment appraisal techniques required, along with a bit of internal analysis, assessing the resources Denby has at its disposal. Finally, governance is in the spotlight, with a number of Denby’s policies in this area coming under scrutiny.

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