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.
- Why does he believe the health care bubble is going to burst? Do you agree or disagree with his views?
- Discuss what he means by “Physician autonomy and the organized medical staff will become less relevant.” Do you believe this will improve patient care?
- 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: 2 3 pages typed and double spaced using 12pt Times New Roman font and 1 inch page margins. Please use headers throughout the paper. This will aid you in not overlooking vital elements of the assignment and make the document easier for the reader to follow. 3 references with intext citations
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