Prior to engaging in this discussion, read Chapters 3 and 4 from the text review any relevant Instructor Guidance. It is suggested that you review the recommended resources to glean any helpful information. You are an associate director in a 300-bed hospital located in an urban area. For the purposes of your presentation, the location will be the closest city to your current residence (this may be your city of residence). A sum of money is available for investment in the facility. You have been tasked by the hospital CEO to present a possible investment scenario in which you renovate your existing facility, expand the current facility, or clinically integrate your electronic health records (EHRs). There is only enough money to fund one of the potential projects. Your primary sources of data and information may or may not be reliable. Please see the “Finance, Risk, and Cost” document for the data needed to create your presentation.
In this discussion, you will be create a five-minute presentation using PowerPoint, wherein you propose one of the potential projects and defend its viability as the best option at the present time. Your PowerPoint presentation slides must include the following information:
- A basic design of the projected service/project (i.e., the option you are promoting)
- An analysis of the role of public policy in terms of your provision of health care services and provide justification of your choice
- An explanation of the relevance of the current financial data in terms of the projected outcome of the project
- A compare and contrast discussion of the economic challenges and incentives related to your project
Prior to engaging in this discussion, be sure to read Chapters 4 and 5 from the textbook and review the information included in the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” detailed summary, the information provided on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website, and any relevant Instructor Guidance.
Presently, the United States is a fragmented system that offers a misdistribution of “haves” and “have nots” which impact the cost of delivering health care. The United States is currently a nation of overinsured, underinsured, and uninsured people. In light of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), how do you see these issues being corrected so that a majority of the population has access to quality health care? In an initial post of 250-300 words, communicate the relevant aspects of the ACA that will impact these issues. Analyze and describe how the role of public policy will affect changes in this distribution. Evaluate and explain some of the social-cultural issues that might present potential problems as this plays out across the country. What implications associated with the ACA might lead to a paradigm shift in the ways in which we view access to health care?