Assignment Option 1: The U.S. Healthcare System: Analysis of a Healthcare Sector
Your portfolio assignment focuses on a specific sector of healthcare and its relation to the current U.S. healthcare system. Choose one of the healthcare sectors listed below for your portfolio assignment:HospitalsLong-term CareMental and Behavioral HealthAmbulatory CareFor-Profit/Public Health Care.
Write a ten to twelve page paper where you address the following:Describe of the sector’s historical development and current role in healthcare delivery.Explain how the political influence in the U.S. healthcare system impacts how this sector provides healthcare to specific communities.Evaluate how quality, safety, and competition within this healthcare sector impact patient care.Examine what major challenges exist for this sector for the system over the next decade from healthcare reform and other factors. Discuss a minimum of three challenges and offer your recommendations on how healthcare leaders and administrators can manage them.Provide a conclusion summary of your findings and of the project experience.
Your paper should meet the following requirements:Be ten to twelve pages in length, not including the cover or reference pagesBe formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA RequirementsProvide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of eight scholarly references – four of these references must be from outside sources and four may be from course readings, lectures, and textbooks. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these references.
Utilize the following headings to organize the content in your work.IntroductionHistorical Development and Current Role in Healthcare DeliveryPolitical InfluenceQuality, Safety, and CompetitionFuture Challenges and IssuesRecommendationsConclusion