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.
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.
1. Why does he believe the health care bubble is going to burst? Do you
agree or disagree with his views?
2. Discuss what he means by “Physician autonomy and the organized
medical staff will become less relevant.” Do you believe this will
improve patient care?
3. 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
Length: This assignment should be at least 3 pages (800 words) in length, excluding references.
References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles).
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper.
Format: APA format is recommended. While APA formatting of references is not a requirement, the references need to be presented in order using a standard citation style. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The 3 or more references references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section. See Syllabus page for more information on APA format.
COVER PAGE: Copy the exact assignment onto your cover page (the actual questions or task).
PRECISION: Each question of the assignment is specifically addressed in the paper.
CLARITY: The paper reads clearly (i.e., it is not confusing) and is well-structured. Subheadings are used to guide the reader.