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This week 3 has 2 discussions: Discussion 1(2 pages)

Discussion 2 (2 pages)

Week 3: Trends & Issues in Executive Management for Health care Administrators

Consumer–Driven Health Care

What is consumer-driven health care? What role might health care executives play, if any, in enhancing consumer-driven decision making for their health care organization?

The health care marketplace is no different from any other business marketplace. While the effort is centered on promoting health services for sustained positive health outcomes in populations, health care organizations also strive to remain profitable and competitive. The relative success of a health care organization within the marketplace relies upon myriad factors, including the cost of health services offered; positive patient experiences; health care technology implementation; adherence to patient quality and safety standards; and other financial, management, and legal standards.

1. This week, you explore consumer-driven decision making in health care. You examine how consumer-driven decisions affect health care organizations and explore the context of medical tourism as positive social change.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Analyze consumer-driven decision making in health care

· Evaluate consumer-driven decisions for health care organizations

· Evaluate medical tourism as social change

· Analyze challenges for medical tourism in health care organizations

Learning Resources

This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning Resources. To access select media resources, please use the media player below.

Required Readings

Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. (2016). Healthgrades. Retrieved from http://www.healthgrades.com/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2016c). Hospital compare. Retrieved from https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html.

Required Media

ABC News (Producer). (2013). US companies look to ‘medical tourism’ to cut costs [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovdU5huFLDY.

Ted Conferences LLC (Producer). (2012). Why don’t patients behave like consumers? [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.tedmed.com/talks/show?id=7317.

Discussion 1(2 pages)

Consumer-Driven Health Care

As a current or future health care executive, it is important to weigh the variety of things that consumers consider when making the decision to subscribe to health services offered by your health care organization. For what are your consumers looking, and what drives them to choose your health care organization? What are some of the items on which you need to reflect that consumers will use to drive their decision to utilize your health services?

1. For this Discussion, review the resources for this week and reflect on those considerations’ consumers keep in mind when selecting a health care organization to meet their health care needs. Think about what aspects of health care delivery in your health care organization, or one with which you are familiar, might be considered most important for a consumer to take into account when selecting where to receive health care.

By Day 3

2. Post a description of two different things that a consumer might consider when evaluating whether or not your health care organization will meet his or her health care needs. Provide a detailed explanation of each item and rationale for why a consumer would look at these items when making a decision. Be specific, and provide examples.

By Day 5

Continue the Discussion and respond to one of your colleagues’ posts describing what the consumer might consider when utilizing healthcare services. Explain whether you believe the information is credible and whether you would use the health care organization described, including why or why not. Explain what additional information you would want to know, and explain why.

Submission and Grading Information

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 3 Discussion 1 Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 5

To participate in this Discussion: Week 3 Discussion 1

Week 3 Discussion 1

Wee 3 Discussion 2 (2 pages)

Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is a much more common practice today for receiving affordable health care services. As the cost of health care continues to rise in the United States, increased numbers of potential patients are flocking to other countries to receive affordable health care services. While medical tourism might affect the financial posterity of your health care organization, it too might be a reflection of an industry’s commitment to fostering increased access to affordable health care services. From your perspective as a current or future health care administration leader, is medical tourism a social good?

1. For this Discussion, reflect on the media pieces in this week’s resources, which highlight medical tourism. Consider the potential benefits and consequences of medical tourism from both a consumer and a health care administration leader’s perspective.

By Day 4

2. Post an explanation of how the role of medical tourism might relate to social change. Be specific, and provide examples for both the consumer and the health care administration leader.

By Day 6

Continue the Discussion and respond to one of your colleagues’ posts, suggesting one challenge your colleague should consider in addressing medical tourism for his or her health care organization.

Submission and Grading Information

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 3 Discussion 2 Rubric

Post by Day 4 and Respond by Day 6

To participate in this Discussion: Week 3 Discussion 2