Healthcare System Development

Healthcare System Development The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered. For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned. To support your work, use your text readings and the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format. Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial postings. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Cite sources in your responses to other classmates. Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.   Healthcare System Development In this assignment, you will discuss how healthcare systems are developing and how nursing leaders are responding to this trend.   In healthcare today, with the shift from inpatient care to outpatient care, there is ongoing development of integrated systems, with all providers (e.g., hospitals and physician offices) being fiscally tied to each other.   Look at your own community and research how the providers are fiscally tied to each other. On the basis of your research, respond to the following questions:   ·                     Are hospitals in your community competing on the basis of price and quality? Why? What are the roles of nursing leaders in this community development? ·                     How are healthcare systems and providers in your community changing their programs and fiscal alignment? ·                     Hospitals and healthcare systems are having to compete for the same patients with similar diagnoses and procedures. The marketing departments of these facilities are enticing patients to come to their facilities. What are the specific enticements that hospitals and healthcare systems offer? Why? Are these enticements helping hospitals and healthcare facilities in your community gain market share? ·                     How are the various healthcare systems using quality? What are the ways and means used by healthcare systems to standout in the community? What programs do they have that make them stand out from the quality perspective?   ·                     How do these healthcare systems describe their own quality efforts?   ·                     How is nursing leadership changing its role in the development of these community systems?     When you write your scholarly discussion posts and assignments, it is important to be cognizant of how old your citations are that support your assertions.  Typically, you should not use anything that is over five years to support your assertions.   Textbooks provide foundational information but may not always be current in ongoing events like healthcare reform.  So, please be “thoughtful” when you consider how you support your assertions.

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