DESCRIBE THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF COMPETITION THAT TAKE PLACE AMONG VARIOUS TYPES OF HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS.

DESCRIBE THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF COMPETITION THAT TAKE PLACE AMONG VARIOUS TYPES OF HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS.

Communication and Planning

Assignment One

One of the trends marking the continuing transformation of the U.S. health care industry is the dramatic increase in the pace of competition. The heightened competition is taking place among hospitals, health plans, physician groups, and drug companies, and between physicians and hospitals, and hospitals and health plans. Listen to the Looking Ahead: The Future of Health Care Policy podcast from National Public Radio (NPR). Then, prepare a three- to five-page paper in which you:

Describe the different forms of competition that take place among various types of health care organizations.

Evaluate the benefits and pitfalls of competition in health care and suggest alternatives if competition was not the primary driver of operations in the U.S. health care system.

Explain the elements of successful competition and the use of competitive intelligence.

Describe the influence competition has on the services offered by health care organizations and the choices patients have.

Your paper must be three to five double-spaced pages (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources that were published within the last five years

Assignment Two

In a three- to five-page paper:

Describe a minimum of five challenges from the list below that are defining the future strategic direction of health care.

Proposed health care reform and legislation

Information technology advancements such as the electronic medical record (EMR)/ electronic health record (EHR)

Accreditation, quality of healthcare, and organizational compliance

Economics, including third party payers, future funding, rising costs, the Medicare and Medicaid programs

Access to health care including the uninsured and those in the poverty levels

Public entities in controlling the demand aspects of health service

Market shares and advancing age of population

Maintaining a skilled workforce

Pay for performance

Describe how an organization can adapt its direction and strategies to effectively address these challenges.

Your paper must be three to five double-spaced pages (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources that were published within the last five years.

Assignment Three

Explore the functions of communication in the strategic and program planning processes for a health care organization. Consider the topics discussed thus far and clearly integrate at least five key concepts related to an effective and efficient strategic plan for organizational communication dissemination. Identify three challenges with organization-wide strategic plan communication dissemination and recommend communication strategies to ameliorate these challenges. Your paper must be three to five double-spaced pages (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources that were published within the last five years

 

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