The United States Healthcare Delivery System

The United States Healthcare Delivery System

You have learned about the historical perspecve
of early U.S. hospitals and
how the system has changed over me.
This week’s lesson focuses on the
different types of hospitals—non-governmental, investor-owned, state and
local government owned, and federal government owned/Veteran Affairs (VA)
hospital systems.
You are a Health System Administrator for Jones & Jones Hospital—a 400-bed
investor-owned (for profit) academic health instuon
in the naon’s
capital.
Your hospital’s Board of Directors (BoD) has been discussing the importance
of an integrated healthcare system. The BoD are considering partnering with
the VA. However, they are not versed on the differences between federal
government owned hospitals such as the VA and an investor-owned (forprofit)
academic health instuon
like Jones & Jones. Before they make their
decision, you have been invited by the BoD to present your views on the
topic.
This week, your assignment is to develop a comprehensive PowerPoint
presentaon
in support of or against the concept of partnering with the VA as
an integrated healthcare delivery system. Ensure you discuss the following in
your presentaon
to the BoD:
1. Explain the concept of an integrated health system.
2. Differences between the two types of hospitals— investor-owned (forprofit)
academic health instuon
versus the hospital system of the
Department of Veterans Affairs.
a. Discuss issues surrounding funding, access, and quality of care
received by VA paent
beneficiaries.
Week 2 – Assignment: Explore Differences between Federally Funded and
Non-Government Hospital Systems
b. Explain the two types of hospitals in terms of healthcare
services and the effect of paent
demographics on the
healthcare delivery system.
3. State the advantages and disadvantages of such partnership with the
VA.
4. State your posion
and support your decision as to why you think
Jones & Jones should or shouldn’t form an integrated system with the
VA.
Length: Prepare your response to the BoD in a 2-3 page briefing.
References: Support your work with a minimum of three scholarly resources
referenced on a separate page.
Your briefing should demonstrate thoughul
consideraon
of the ideas and
concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights
relang
directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly wring
and current APA standards when required. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral
University’s Academic Integrity Policy. Review NCU’s Academic Integrity
Tutorial to refresh your knowledge of how to achieve academic integrity.
Upload your document and click the Submit to Dropbox buon.
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 5
Illustrate structures and sectors of the U.S. healthcare delivery systems
and their interconnecvies.
Explain the role of private and public health insurance systems;
methods of financing and reimbursement; and healthcare expenditure.
Contribute to the development of new healthcare policy.
Due July 22 at 11:59 PM

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