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 Healthcare  Delivery

 

    

Amount $8

  Due 2/19/2015

400 words

2 references

No other country in the world has a health care system like that of the United States. For this Discussion Board assignment, complete the following:

·         Choose a developed country and discuss how its model of health care (e.g., national health insurance, national health system, or socialized health insurance) differs from that of the United States.

·         Discuss some of the strengths and weaknesses of that model in comparison to what is offered in the United States.

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Amount $0

900–words and a minimum of 3 references    
Due 2/23/2015

Health care in the United States is changing. A paradigm shift is occurring as more and more health care organizations are reorganizing existing business models from inpatient to outpatient services. That being said, you have been tasked to develop a proposal for the development of a health care facility that is designed to meet the rapidly changing health care needs. Within your proposal, you are required to research and discuss the following:

·         The type of facility you are recommending and the rationale behind your recommendation

·         The type of health care delivery that is provided at the facility

·         The type of providers (e.g., types of doctors and nurses) and professionals (e.g., allied health and administrations) that are needed to staff that facility


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 Financing Health Services

 

 

 

 

Amount $8.00

Due: 2/25/2015

Public and private health insurance plays a very significant role in the delivery and funding or reimbursement of health care services, making it very important that all health care professionals understand, at a minimum, the basics of health insurance. For this assignment, you are required to discuss the following:

·         Provide a definition of both private and public health insurance, and discuss the differences between private and public health insurance.

·         Choose 1 public health insurance program (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, or Children’s Health Insurance Program), and discuss the basics of that program and the financial impact it has had on health care delivery in the United States.


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 Amount $50.00

10 slides with speaker notes of 100


3 references, properly cited in APA format

 Due : 3/2/2015

 â€œThe complexity of financing in health care is one of the primary characteristics of medical care delivery in the United States” (Shi & Singh, 2012, p. 129). There are numerous reimbursement methods (e.g., capitation, fee-for-service, package pricing, etc.) that are used by health care organizations and providers to get paid for the health care services that they provide. Building upon your Individual Project from Phase 1, construct a PowerPoint presentation of 10 slides with speaker notes of 100 words per slide that contains the following:

·         Summarize 3 different reimbursement methods that are used by health care providers and organizations.

·         Choose which method(s) will work best for the health care facility that you have proposed to be developed, and explain why you chose that method(s).

·         Discuss the pros and cons of the reimbursement method(s) that you chose.

·         Discuss the impact that the method(s) may have on the financial operations of the facility that you chose.

Reference

Shi, L., &. Singh, D. (2012). Essentials of the U.S. health care system (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

 


 

 


   

 Medical Technology

 

 

   Amount $8.00

    

 Due : 3/4/2015

400 words

Library Research Assignment

Technology in health care has made is possible for patients to use devices to access their medical information, monitor vital signs, take tests at home, and carry out a plethora of other tasks that could only previously be conducted inside the doctor’s office (Topol, 2013). This enhanced technology is one of the many reasons that there has been a shift from inpatient to outpatient care. Although patients have benefited greatly from health care technology, there are also downsides to technology, such as how it has affected the cost of care. For this Discussion Board assignment, you should complete the following:

·         Provide a definition of outpatient care.

·         Discuss 2–3 ways in which technological innovations have impacted, or will impact, the delivery of care in the United States.

·         Discuss 2–3 ways in which technology has had, or is expected to have, a detrimental impact on the delivery of care.

2 scholarly references is required.

Reference

Topol, E. (2013, July 12). How technology is transforming health care. Retrieved from the U.S. News & World Report Web site:http://health.usnews.com/health-news/hospital-of-tomorrow/articles/2013/07/12/how-technology-is-transforming-health-care


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Length: 4 pages

Amount $10.00

  
  Due : 3/9/2015

The use of health information technology (HIT) has increased dramatically over the past decade, resulting in the federal government enacting several pieces of legislation such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009. Continuing to build on your proposal from Weeks 1 and 2, you are assigned to research and discuss the following:

·         Discuss the financial and health benefits that can be realized by implementing an electronic health record (EHR).

·         Research and explain the estimated cost of implementing an EHR and the estimated cost of managing an EHR over the long run.

·         Discuss current security concerns surrounding HIT and the EHR.

·         Choose 1 piece of federal legislation (e.g., HIPAA, HITECH Act, Meaningful Use, etc.), and discuss the requirements that legislation imposes on the use of HIT and the EHR.

4 scholarly references.

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 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

 

 

   Amount $8.00

    

 Due Date: 3/11/2015

Write 400 words

In most other countries in the world, government plays a central role in covering health care needs; however, in the United States, the private sector (in the form of employer-sponsored health insurance) serves as the dominant form of medical coverage. For this assignment, discuss the following:

·         Describe and discuss some of the ethical concerns or problems that exist because of the dominant form of employer-sponsored health insurance.

·         Discuss reform actions that the U.S. government has taken to reduce the ethical concerns or problems that you discussed.

·         Define the ethical principle of justice, and discuss its role in the U.S. health care system.

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Amount $25.00

 5 pages plus reference and title pages    
Due : 3/16/2015

Building on your previous 3 Individual Projects, you must now identify and discuss some of the legal and ethical considerations that must be taken into account in constructing your proposed facility. You are required to include the following:

·         Define and discuss the differences between licensure, certification, and accreditation as they relate to health care facilities.

·         Discuss the ethical or legal requirements and responsibilities that a health care organization has in ensuring its facility is licensed, certified, and accredited. When discussing licensure requirements, ensure that you research requirements based on the state in which you reside.

·         Define and discuss the differences between the licensure and certification as they relate to health care providers or professionals.

·         Discuss the ethical or legal requirements and responsibilities that a health care organization has in ensuring its staff members are licensed and certified.

·         Research and discuss an accrediting body that will provide accreditation to the facility you are proposing. Ensure that you provide a history of the organization, what types of facilities they accredit, and how the organization has impacted the quality of health care in the United States.

3 scholarly references.

 


 

 


   

  Cost, Access and Quality

 

 

   

    

Amount $8.00  

Due:3/18/2015

3 paragraphs on the following:

·         What were the most compelling topics learned in this course?

·         How did participating in discussions help your understanding of the subject matter? Is anything still unclear that could be clarified?

·         What approaches could have yielded additional valuable information?

·         The main post should include at least 1 reference to research sources, and all sources should be cited using APA format.

 

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$ 75  

15 slides    
Due Date: 3/23/2015

Final Project

You have been asked to present your proposed health care facility to the board of directors. Based on your previous assignments, you are to put together a PowerPoint presentation of 15slides with 300 words of speaker notes per slide that includes the following:

·         The type of health care facility (Week 1)

o    Discuss the type of facility that you are recommending and the rationale behind your recommendation.

o    Discuss the type of health care delivery that is provided at the facility.

·         Financing the organization (Week 2)

o    Discuss the method(s) of reimbursement that you believe will work best for the health care facility that you have proposed to be developed, and explain why you chose that method.

o    Discuss the pros and cons of the reimbursement method(s) you chose.

o    Discuss the impact that the method(s) may have on the financial operations of the facility that you chose.

·         Medical technology (Week 3)

o    Discuss the financial and health benefits that can be realized by implementing an electronic health record (EHR).

o    Discuss the estimated cost of implementing an EHR and the estimated cost of managing an EHR over the long run.

o    Discuss current security concerns surrounding health information technology (HIT) and the EHR.

·         Ethical and legal considerations (Week 4)

o    Discuss an accrediting body that will provide accreditation to the facility you are proposing.

o    Discuss the ethical or legal requirements and responsibilities that a health care organization has in ensuring that its facility is licensed, certified, and accredited. When discussing licensure requirements, ensure that you research requirements based on the state in which you reside.

·         Quality measures (week 5) (This will be a new section as part of your project)

o    Research and describe at least 3 measures that you plan to use in your facility that are currently used to gauge quality in health care.

o    Set realistic benchmarks for each proposed measurement, and explain the rationale behind the benchmarks that you set.

Minimum of 3 references with the new content for Week 5.

 

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