There needs to be more of emphasize on the challenges to long-term care within the United States from our government and society as whole. There have been many factors and challenges that have impacted the need for long-term care services that included financing and marketing needs. As the older adult population within the U.S. increases, the need for long term care will be more of in demand. Longer life spans with chronic illness has played a key role in drawing attention to long-term care and the services needed to provide the aging population a good quality of life. References de Castries, H. (2009).
Patient information is coming in at a startling rate from a variety of resources. The ability to share data will not only improve patient outcomes, but will help control the spiraling costs of healthcare. Big data and the access to that information by those working in healthcare will assist patients receiving care and practitioners of healthcare. The use of big data in healthcare is not without challenges, but the potential benefits are worth meeting those challenges. Big data is defined by meeting certain criteria: volume, variety and velocity.
As the baby boomer population ages, that means an increase in health care issues such as cardiac disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. It also means more hospitalizations, emergency room visits, long-term care facilities and the increase in the care-giving of this generation. There will be an increased need for physicians who specialize in the areas of care such as primary care and geriatrics. With this increase for specialty care needs, will come yet another decrease in the amount of physicians choosing to specialize in primary care in the United States. Therefore, organizations need to adjust to the possibilities that there will not only be a need for specialist as well as primary care physicians but nurses as well.
With the rising costs and increased focus on experience and quality for the patient, the market for healthcare services will grow even more competitive as regulations increase. By consolidating, both hospitals and insurers can both prosper in this new era and achieve the goals of improving experience of care, improving health of populations and reducing cost per capita. Consolidation will allow hospitals to reduce costs because they will be guaranteed for their work and protected from costly mistakes. At the same time, insurers can benefit by having a concentrated patient group and increase the number of covered lives, thereby increasing profits for both the hospitals and
The article that I choose to research is called “Hospital-Physician Alignment: Managing Change in the Shifting Health Care Environment. I work in the hospital and have seen many changes recently with the new laws being passed by government. The government is demanding that healthcare reimbursements be reduced while the staff and physicians are still expected to give quality care with a lower budget. The article defines change management as being “the function by which new processes, technologies, systems, structures and/or relationships are introduced into an existing environment.”(Marshall 2011) The article also states that the best practices for change management include the following: 1. Visible and active endorsement of the change
The components of the community are responsible for payment and bringing in the revenue for the health care businesses. The documents that show the numbers and what is going on in the business are also a very important part of evaluating viability in the health care business. Without the collaboration of all these financial viability would not be possible for the health care industry. References Cooper, J.C.,& Suver, J.D.(1992). Variance Analysis Refines Overhead Cost Control.
Barrett 1 Roland A. Barrett English 1302 Instructor: Mrs. Kelly Ellis 23 April 2012- Healthcare Reform Healthcare reform is the number one domestic policy issue in our political government of today’s time. There are two major issues in the healthcare world, and they are regular healthcare and public healthcare which the two are typically separate. Healthcare’s goal is to help improve the individual patient outcome through medical services, and public healthcare is to devote and improve health outcome in the population as a whole through health promotion and disease prevention. Also in healthcare reform evidence shows other concerning factors in dealing with healthcare, which is the rising cost of premiums, inadequate quality, and
Now that there is sufficient data to convince most people (including Congress and major purchasers of health benefits) that there is a quality problem in the US health care system, it will be hard to resist the widespread urge to use that same information to reform an obviously imperfect payment system. Used effectively, pay-for-performance could remove some of the well-known distortions that are generated by the underlying structure of current payment systems and help refocus delivery on critical aspects of population health. If it is to succeed in promoting patient health and value for the health care dollar, pay-for-performance will require careful design and effective safeguards against potential unintended consequences including those associated with patient selection incentives (and the associated fairness concerns) and “teaching to the test” to ensure that these positive objectives are not achieved at too great a cost (Rosenthal,
As a result of the rise in healthcare spending, the economy is growing rapidly thus, having elevated healthcare costs. Furthermore, in healthcare there are two types of plans, that all insurance plans are based on. These two plans are Indemnity, and Managed Care. An Indemnity plan is a plan that provides security against loss. With this plan, the patient is able to have the flexibility of choosing their own physician.
Health care has been influenced by many factors that have caused transitions in the way health care is reviewed and increase cost. Providers, employers, purchasers, consumers and political factors have influenced the financing of the American health care system (Sultz, H. & Young, K.