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Week 1 CheckPoint: Ambulatory Care Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: Due to medical advancements and increasing costs, many health care services or procedures have moved from the inpatient hospital setting to the outpatient ambulatory care setting. What are the main purposes of ambulatory care? Do you think ambulatory care is changing societyâ€™s view on health care? Why or why not? How can its services improve?
Week 2 Assignment: Staff and Administration Write a 350 to 700 word paper in APA format addressing the following: Medical and clinical staffs, such as physicians and nurses, have roles and responsibilities different from those of hospital administrators. Describe at least two roles of medical staff and two roles of hospital administration that you consider most important. Explain why you selected those roles as most important.
Week 2 Checkpoint Hospitals
Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following:
Hospitals are generally categorized as nonprofit, for-profit, or governmental. Identify at least one example of each from your community or state. What are the differences in populations served by these hospitals? Are they urban or rural? Do the services vary? Explain your answer.
Week 3 CheckPoint: Long-Term Care Simulation Complete the Long-Term Care Simulation at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/hca210/hcaint01_redo.html, which follows a woman through the long-term care system from the perspective of a social worker. Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: What did you see as being the greatest challenge for the case worker in this simulation? What other challenges do case workers face when working with placement of the elderly in long-term care facilities? Do you see any alternatives to Mrs. W’s long-term care situation? If yes, what are they? If no, why not?
Week 4 CheckPoint: Mental Health Service Professions Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: Visit the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site at http://www.bls.gov Under Occupations, click Occupational Outlook Handbook and search the handbook for various mental health service professions.
Select two professions within the mental health service area and answer the following: •What are the professions you selected? •What type of training, level of education, or other qualifications are required for each profession? •What types of agencies or facilities would employ your selected professions?
Week 4 Assignment: Case Study Read the case study located in Appendix B. Write a 700- to 1,050-paper responding to the following: You have recently been employed by a small local hospital as an administrative assistant in the emergency room. The hospital does not provide any behavioral health services. You are assigned the task of gathering information for your supervisor that would help develop a plan to place the mentally ill in appropriate care. In your report to your supervisor, include your responses to the following:
•What is the definition of mental illness? Can mental illness be as clearly defined as a physical illness such as diabetes? Can mental illness be cured? •Has the concept of deinstitutionalization been effective in providing needed services to the mentally ill? Why or why not? •What populations or groups were most adversely affected by deinstitutionalization? What are the benefits of deinstitutionalization? •Are health care professionals who provide mental health care integrated with other systems of care? What are the consequences of separating mental health from physical health care? What other services (social and health) might be needed by the mentally ill? •What are three governmental sources that pay for mental health care? What populations are covered by these sources? •What are some of the challenges to using a managed care approach in mental health care? How does a managed care model of mental health care reduce health care spending? •How would you ensure the mentally ill are placed into the appropriate care facility?
Week 5 Assignment: The Costs of Health Care Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: Identify and describe three causes for the increasing costs of health care. What impact does each of these causes have on society?
Week 6 CheckPoint 1: My View on Health Care 1 Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: What do you see as the purpose of health insurance? Should there be limits on the amount of health care provided? If yes, what criteria should we use to ration health care? If no, how should health care be financed so that everyone has access?
Week 6 CheckPoint 2: My View on Health Care 2 Post a 200- to 300-word response to a classmate’s response to Checkpoint 1 that the instructor will post. Your instructor will post a classmate’s response to the first CheckPoint in your Main Forum on Day 4. The classmate’s response will relate a viewpoint that opposes your own that you will respond to. Why do you disagree with your classmate’s opinion on the limits for the amount of health care provided? Why do you disagree or agree with criteria they listed to ration health care?
Week 6 Assignment: Power Point Presentation Post your response to the following: You have been selected to give a presentation on the United States’ insurance options to a group outside the United States. The group is being presented with this information for the first time. In a 10- to 12-slide PowerPoint© presentation, explain how health insurance began, the purpose of health insurance, and each of the following insurance options. Be sure to list the advantages and disadvantages of each type. Include speaker notes to further explain details on your slides. o HMOs o Managed care o PPO o POS o TRICARE
Week 7 CheckPoint: Interview a Health Care Professional
Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: Interview a health care professional, provide their name, and summarize his or her responses to the following questions:
1. What are the educational, licensing or certification requirements for your profession? 2. What is the scope of your practice? 3. What are your profession’s primary responsibilities?
Week 8 CheckPoint: Electronic Medical Records
Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: Computer technology continues to make rapid advances. Health care facilities have used computer programs for administrative functions such as payroll and billing. How do health care facilities use electronic (or computerized)
medical records (EMR)? What are the advantages of EMR? Are there any disadvantages? Give an example of at least two challenges faced when implementing a universal EMR system.
Week 8 Assignment: Measuring Quality
Write a 350- to 700-word paper in APA format describing two approaches or indicators to measuring patient outcomes. Measuring the quality of care is essential to being able to identify which areas of patient care need improvement. A positive patient outcome is one measure of quality. What role do health care workers play in determining quality care?
Week 9 Final Project: My Proposal for a New System
• Resource: Appendix A • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format that addresses the following: Develop a unique proposal that describes a new health care system. Consider the current U.S. health care system’s strengths, weaknesses, and challenges. Be sure to include your answers to the following: o What is your vision for the new health care system? o Who benefits most from this new system? o Are there any populations that would be disadvantaged by this new system? If so, who? o What current challenges would be solved by implementing your new proposal? o Would the proposed system create any new problems? Entire Course discussion questions are included.