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HLT 205V All Discussions Week 1 to Week 7

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HLT 205V All Discussions Week 1 to Week 7

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HLT 205 Week 1 Topic 1 Discussion 1

Compare and contrast the U.S. health care system to the health care system of another country.  What similarities or difference s exist?  Cite references to support your answer.

HLT 205 Week 1 Topic 1 Discussion 2

The U.S. health care system evolved between the times of preindustrial to postindustrial America. How have the determinants of health care and associated strategies for improvement changed during this evolution? Include the growth of health care and expansion of legislation and associations in your response. Cite references to support your response.

HLT 205 Week 2 Topic 2 Discussion 1

What is defensive medicine and how does it impact health care cost, quality, and access? How will we see the use of defensive medicine shift as we move forward with the Affordable Care Act? Cite references to support your DQ post.

HLT 205 Week 2 Topic 2 Discussion 2

Watch “TEDTalks: Daniel Kraft – Medicine’s Future? There’s an App for That”:

http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://digital.films.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=12129&xtid=48192

After viewing the video, select four topics that were discussed and explain their significance to the future of health care technology.

HLT 205 Week 3 Topic 3 Discussion 1

The patient, the health care professional, and the health care system form a relationship in which each is dependent upon the other. What is the significance of trust in this relationship? Describe the ethical framework for establishing “trustworthiness.” Cite references to support your response.

HLT 205 Week 3 Topic 3 Discussion 2

View the video clip, “Cultural Diversity in Health Care”:

http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://digital.films.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=12129&xtid=43850&loid=125382 .

After watching the video, explain how you would go about overcoming cultural differences in order to gain the trust of patients from different populations.

HLT 205 Week 4 Topic 4 Discussion 1

Explain how gatekeeping reduces health care costs in the U.S. Is gatekeeping the most effective strategy for reducing health care costs, or are there more effective strategies that are currently being used?  Explain your reasoning with the support of references.

HLT 205 Week 4 Topic 4 Discussion 2

Define retrospective and prospective reimbursement methods. In what way did retrospective reimbursement contain perverse financial incentives? Cite reference to support your response.

HLT 205 Week 5 Topic 5 Discussion 1

Read “Hospitals Facing Big Divide in Pro- and Anti-ACA States”:

http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=2012391795&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Based on the article, explain how the divide between pro- and anti-ACA states may impact the U.S. health care system. As health care professionals, how do we respond as more states become divided on the issue of Medicaid expansion?

HLT 205 Week 5 Topic 5 Discussion 2

Explain the role of the primary care and its importance to the larger health care system. Cite references in your response.

HLT 205 Week 6 Topic 6 Discussion 1

Define health care disparities. Where and how do they exist? Identify at least three contributing factors. How could we change this?  Make sure to use a reference to support your response.

HLT 205 Week 6 Topic 6 Discussion 2

Describe the historical aspects and methods for identifying underserved populations. Discuss how you would improve these methods, track a population’s progression, and/or determine whether a population is no longer underserved.

HLT 205 Week 7 Topic 7 Discussion 1

Describe how state Certificate of Need (CON) programs and Medicare Prospective Payment Systems (PPS) help decrease health care spending. Cite references to support your response.

HLT 205 Week 7 Topic 7 Discussion 2

In the U.S. health care system, what are the two basic challenges to access which will not be resolved by a mere expansion of health insurance to the uninsured? Cite references to support your response.

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