HCA 305 Course Material HCA 305 Entire Course HCA 305 Week 1 DQ 1 Cost, Quality, and Access Cost, Quality, and Access. Sultz and Young (2011) note that there is currently a strong movement within the U.S. health care system to address “the seemingly unresolvable need to correct problems of access and cost without compromising the quality of care” (pg. 1). • HCA 305 Week 1 DQ 1 Cost, Quality, and Access • HCA 305 Week 1 DQ 2 Stakeholders • HCA 305 Week 2 DQ 1 Hospital System Quality Improvement • HCA 305 Week 2 DQ 2 Choosing a Health Care Provider • HCA 305 Week 2 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 • HCA 305 Week 3 DQ 1 Diversity in the Health Care Workforce • HCA 305 Week 3 DQ 2 Supply and Demand of Health Care Professional
HCA 305 Course Material HCA 305 Week 1 DQ 2 Stakeholders HCA 305 Week 2 DQ 1 Hospital System Quality Improvement Hospital System Quality Improvement. Imagine that you have recently been appointed as the head of a large hospital system. You’ve been hired into this role by the Board of Trustees for your vast knowledge on how to improve the quality of services. • Stakeholders. Sultz and Young (2011) describe the various stakeholders in the U.S. health care system. Choose one of these stakeholders and describe their role, concerns, interests, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of their influence in the system. In what ways has this group contributed to rendering the current health care system as too complex and unmanageable? Discuss what you think this group could do to improve the current health care system.
HCA 305 Course Material HCA 305 Week 2 DQ 2 Choosing a Health Care Provider HCA 305 Week 2 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. With the passing of the P.P.A.C.A., the government has taken a step towards reshaping the health care system. For this assignment, you will use the library to research some of the key characteristics of the act and take a position on what you think some of the biggest pros and cons of the act are. You should review some of the major historical developments that resulted in the passage of the law, and explain the major influences that shaped its creation. In addition, you will need to find a popular lay media report (like a website ) • Choosing a Health Care Provider. Numerous resources now exist that allow individuals to make an informed choice of who will provide their medical care. Unfortunately, the average health care consumer is unaware of where to find information about hospitals, medical providers, and insurance coverage.
HCA 305 Course Material HCA 305 Week 3 DQ 1 Diversity in the Health Care Workforce HCA 305 Week 3 DQ 2 Supply and Demand of Health Care Professional Supply and Demand of Health Care Professionals. Mounting research suggests that the demand for health care professionals is growing while supply is starting to decrease. However, the rates of supply and demand vary greatly depending on region of the country. Based on the reading for the week and your independent research: • Diversity in the Health Care Workforce. Review the “Executive Summary” article. The report provides six sets of recommendations for increasing the number of under-represented minorities working in the health care field. Choose one of the recommendations that you believe could have the biggest impact if implemented.
HCA 305 Course Material HCA 305 Week 4 DQ 1 Health Care Systems Around the World HCA 305 Week 4 DQ 2 Medicare Debate Medicare Debate. The Medicare system is currently undergoing a dramatic shift, as the number of people participating is increasing, which in turn has enormous consequences for how it is funded. • Health Care Systems around the World. Health care systems around the world provide different levels and types of care, and are paid for in dramatically different ways. Choose a country other than the U.S. and research its health care system. Compare and contrast the U.S. system to the one you chose, and provide an overview of the health care system and how it is paid for. Make sure your post addresses the following:
HCA 305 Course Material HCA 305 Week 5 DQ 1 Health and Medical Technologies HCA 305 Week 5 DQ 2 The Future of the U.S. Health Care System The Future of the Health Care System. We have spent the last five weeks reviewing the major developments in the evolution of health care delivery in the United States and analyzing the system in terms of cost, quality, access, and the provision of services. Address the following in your post: • Health and Medical Technologies. Health and medical technologies available to both health care providers and administrators continue to advance rapidly.
HCA 305 Course Material HCA 305 Week 5 Final Paper • Focus of the Final Paper • The U.S. health care system has numerous known issues that affect the overall quality, access, and cost of services available. For your Final Paper, you will create an eight- to ten-page proposal (excluding the title and reference pages) on your solution to one of these issues.