UMUC HMGT300 WEEK 1 DISCUSSION
Hi everyone – as you can see and as I am sure you have experienced, the healthcare system in the United States is complex, confusing and ever-changing. In our discussion this week, I would like you to cover the following points from our objectives in the lecture:
list some basic characteristics of the US health care system
identify the primary stakeholders in the US health care system
identify the primary payers in the US health care system
identify and describe issues impacting the US health care system as well as opportunities for sector improvement
UMUC HMGT300 WEEK 2 DISCUSSION
Here are our objectives for this week:
identify health reform efforts that have shaped our health care system
describe the health policy process, from need identification to policy implementation and modification
identify and describe major components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Let's discuss these topics in your individual discussions this week. Be sure to interact with your fellow students.
UMUC HMGT300 WEEK 3 DISCUSSION
Here are our discussion topics for this week. Straight from our lecture.
Be sure to respond to at least two students during this week's discussions. Thanks!
Let's discuss personal experiences this week related to our objectives:
– What are the major differences you have seen or experienced when you or a loved one has been in the inpatient side of things vs. the outpatient?
– What would you change about each or keep the same? Why?
– Is it strictly cost that is moving our current healthcare system away from inpatient care and more toward outpatient care? Are there any dangers associated with this movement?
UMUC HMGT300WEEK 4 DISCUSSION
Let's add to our discussion the following topics from our lecture this week:
describe the evolution of hospitals in the United States
describe the role that medical technology has played in the growth of health care expenditures
identify various organizational models developed to curb health care expenditures
describe the benefits of integration within the health care system
UMUC HMGT300WEEK 5 DISCUSSION
Of the three aspects of healthcare: Cost, Quality and Access to Care – is there one that you find more important than the others?
Is there one that predetermines the others? If so how.
What has your experience with one of these “aspects” been and how did it affect your healthcare decisions?
UMUC HMGT300WEEK 6DISCUSSION
Please discuss the following points:
define meaningful use as it pertains to HIT
assess the benefits that widespread HIT may bring to the health care system
describe how ARRA and the HITECH Act promote the use of HIT
identify the categories of HIT applications
UMUC HMGT300WEEK 7DISCUSSION
define moral hazard, adverse selection, and cost-shifting
identify the major public programs for the financing of health care
compare and contrast Medicare and Medicaid
Above are our discussion points for week 7. Also, please include any personal experiences you have had or hear from a close relative regarding Medicare.
How how has Medicare “performed” for you or your relative? Where could they improve?
UMUC HMGT300WEEK 8DISCUSSION
In this final week, let's discuss population based health and let's also discuss how you feel the ACA has or will impact population based health