Introduction to the U.S. Health Care Delivery System
The overall goal of the Session Long Project is to examine health
care delivery in the United States from a strategic perspective.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) changed
the landscape of the health care industry. For this assignment, read
the “Three brutal facts that provide strategic direction for health care
delivery systems: Preparing for the end of the health care bubble” by
Nathan Kaufman. 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. After reading the
Kaufman article, write a paper to respond to the following questions.
- Why does Kaufman believe the health care bubble is going to burst? Explain whether 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 Length: Length: Submit a 3-page paper. 3 cited sources
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