health care leaders, it is important to understand that health care is
quite a dynamic field. Its constant changes are a result of continuing
trends in regulation, policy, patient and provider advocacy efforts, as
well as increasingly sophisticated technology and industry benchmarking
For your assignment you review the possible topics for your Senior
Project located in Week Five of your online course or in the “Components
of Course Evaluation” section of this guide, and select the topic your
training program will address. If you choose not to select a topic from
the approved topic list, you must have your original topic approved by
your instructor prior to submitting this assignment.
For this assignment, focus on a specific contemporary trend in health
care and be sure to include all of the following influences:
- Changes in client characteristics
- Regulation of the health care industry
- Reimbursement patterns and mandates
- Restructuring of health care organizations
- Impact of technology
- Ongoing social and ethical factors
Address the information above as it pertains to your selected topic, in
an eight to ten slide (excluding title and reference slides) PowerPoint
Your presentation should conclude with a summary describing the following concerns:
The information in this presentation will later be used
as part of your Senior Project to set the context for the audience you
select for a training program on the contemporary trend identified here.
- Overall, why should health care managers be aware of this change and trend?
- What impact does this trend have on the
stakeholder groups involved (e.g., patients, providers, administrators,
third-party payers, legislators, etc.) for a specific organization
specified (e.g., for profit, nonprofit, hospital, outpatient clinic,
nursing home, etc.).
Your presentation must include detailed speaker’s notes (i.e., at least
150 words) for each slide as well as a minimum of one to two scholarly
sources from the University Library and one to two current,
scholarly web sources.
Your presentation, and any citations used, must be in APA style as
outlined in the Writing Center. Examples of scholarly web
sources are available in this week’s recommended websites. These sources
will also count toward the required sources for your Senior Project.
Your presentation must be engaging and relevant to your audience. Lines
of text on a slide will not be sufficient for this assignment. It should
contain images, graphics, and/or multimedia that communicate your
training program clearly to your audience. For tips on creating an
excellent presentation, read this overview.
- Examine how participative leadership functions in today’s modern
health care organization and compare it to other types of leadership
styles. Evaluate how each type of leadership style may impact
organizational culture, employee performance, and how it may help or
hinder the legitimacy of authority.
- As an administrator, address the challenges of employee
recruitment and retention of health care professionals. Additional
subtopics may include trends in the nursing workforce, shortage of
primary care physicians, staff turnover, retention, and staffing
- Analyze the dual role of a manager and healthcare professional.
Examine challenges that the health professional compared to those of a
non-health professional, may face in terms of leadership style, and the
impact these challenges have on organizational culture. The benefits of a
health professional manager as an organizational resource may also be
included. Explore the career trends of health professionals in
organizational leadership positions, such as the types of health
professional training that leaders tend to have in common, and the
typical demographic background of health professional managers.
- The health care industry must anticipate and monitor trends that
could possibly affect its overall survival. Analyze how regulation of
the health care industry impacts a health care organization. Explore
some of the possible survival organizational strategies such as, but not
limited to, mergers, and affiliations, achieving accreditation status,
- Analyze the impact of technology on how health care services are
delivered. The impact of technology on employee performance,
organizational structure, and management planning may also be
- Analyze the impact of any recent social and/or ethical trends on the health care industry. Discuss at least two issues.