Health care has evolved and changed over the years. As Director of Operations, you have been asked to speak to the Community Relations Committee of Healing Hands Hospital about how health care has changed over the past 50 years. In preparation for your presentation, you researched significant changes in the way health care is delivered in the United States, including changes in the business aspect of health care. Discuss and compare the following changes in your Discussion Board posting:
- How has health care changed in the past 50 years?
- Describe how public relations influenced the direction of health care. In what capacity.
- Discuss how the business components of health have changed.
- What are some strategic goals that healthcare organizations can implement as they prepare for the next 5-10 years?
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Running head: WELLBEING DEVELOPMENT
Evolution of Healthcare in the past 50 years
The cost of health insurance coverage has increased from 7.2% of the GDP in the 1970s
to 21.3% as projected for 2021(Harrington, 2011). In the 1990s the federal government
authorized the outpatient Medicare reimbursement system due to the budget cuts. In 2002, the
Joint Commission enacted changes that required healthcare providers to provide more accurate
results in consumer awareness efforts. The ACA was then passed in 2010 that targeted at
improving the nation's healthcare coverage. In 2013, Medicaid developed bundled payments t...