Introduction to the U.S. Health Care Delivery System
The overall goal of the Session Long Project is to examine health care delivery in the United States from a strategic perspective.
Assignment for Module 1:
President Obama signed a new bill that changed the landscape of the health care industry. This new law has resulted in uncertainty for patients and health care organizations. In his article, "Three Brutal Facts That Provide Strategic Direction for Healthcare Delivery Systems: Preparing for the End of the Healthcare Bubble," Nathan Kaufman discusses that the health care industry is heading for a fall and that organizations need to prepare now by focusing their strategies on new market realities. This will be the focus of this assignment. Please read the article by Kaufman and then respond to the following questions.
1. Why does he believe the health care bubble is going to burst? Do you agree or disagree with his views?
2. Discuss what he means by "Physician autonomy and the organized medical staff will become less relevant." Do you believe this will improve patient care?
3. Discuss what a prepared organization is to Kaufman. Do you believe this is what it will take to effectively deal with the health care bubble? What are some suggestions that you have based upon this article and your own research?
SLP Assignment Expectations
Use information from the modular home and background pages as well as other credible and peer reviewed sources retrieved from a library or an Internet search.
Length: This assignment should be at
least 3 pages (800 words) in length, excluding references.
References: At least two references
should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles).
Organization: Subheadings should be
used to organize your paper.
Format: APA format is recommended.
While APA formatting of references is not a requirement, the references need to
be presented in order using a standard citation style. When material is copied
verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The 3 or more
references references should be cited within the text and also listed at the
end of the assignment in the References section. See Syllabus page for more
information on APA format.
COVER PAGE: Copy the exact
assignment onto your cover page (the actual questions or task).
PRECISION: Each question of the
assignment is specifically addressed in the paper.
CLARITY: The paper reads clearly
(i.e., it is not confusing) and is well-structured. Subheadings are used to
guide the reader.