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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 1 Assignment U.S. Health Care Timeline

Details:

It is essential to identify, examine, and understand the history and foundations of health care in the U.S. as this will be the foundation for understanding health care systems though this course and in practice.  Students will need to show a thorough understanding of the framework and dates of events while clearly demonstrating the impact and importance that these events have had in the medical field.

For this assignment you will need to create a timeline that includes a minimum of 10 significant dates in the history of health care. Include the following in your timeline:

Important events or eras in health care and their impact.

Major figures and their contributions to health care.

The formation of the various health-related organizations.

In addition to the timeline, include a 500-word summary,written in the third person, of your predictions of how current health care reform policies will impact the future of health care, written in third person.

Two references (minimum) in addition to your textbook are required for this assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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 2 Assignment Collaborative Learning Community: CLC Group Project Agreement

Details:

This is a CLC assignment.

Complete the CLC Group Project Agreement form. Only one CLC Group Project Agreement form needs to be completed for your group. Your instructor will assign group members in Topic 2. The CLC Group Project Agreement form will  benefit your group’s process by:

Creating an opportunity to introduce yourself to ther group members.

Clarifying strengths that would benefit the outcome of the project.

Defining time commitments that can be made for the CLC.

Fostering trust by following through on commitments made to the CLC in a timely manner.

Providing a plan for resolving CLC issues before they occur.

HLT 205 Week 2 Assignment 2 Health Care Essay: Cost, Access, and Quality

Details:

An understanding of health care cost, access to care, and quality of care is vital for health care professionals, as is the ability to articulate these issues.  For this assignment, students will examine the effects of cost and the issues associated with accessing quality care, both in a historical context as well as the future impact on health care. For this assignment, address the following in 750-1,000 word paper:

Identify the factors contributing to the rising cost of health care. When did rising health care costs become an issue? Why are health care costs continuing to rise?  What can be done to address this issue?

Identify the impact that cost is having on access to care. How does access to health care today compare to 10 years ago? Can providers refuse care to those with certain payment methods such as Medicaid? Do you believe that we will have universal access to health care in the future?

Discuss the issue of providing quality care. How much of a factor is cost in determining quality of care? What does the future of health care look like with regard to quality?

Two references (minimum) in addition to your textbook are required for this assignment.

Remember that this word count does not include your title page or reference page.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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 3 Assignment Gaining Trust With Cultural Disparities

Details:

For this assignment, you will apply critical thinking to what you have learned up to this point in this course regarding the successes and failures of the U.S. health care system as it relates to issues of cost, access, and quality. You are expected to address these topics from the perspective of a medical professional that is both ethical and respectful.

Select a vulnerable population as described in your textbook and complete a 1,000-1,250 word paper that addresses the following:

Describe elements that contribute to this population’s distrust of the health care system and/or medical treatments. Why is trust important? Can we effectively treat a patient whose trust we do not have? Why?

Discuss how the U.S. health care system has served this population both historically and today.

Three references (minimum) in addition to your textbook are required for this assignment.

Remember this word count does not include your title page or reference page.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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 4 Assignment Managed Care

Details:

The most powerful force shaping the U.S. health care delivery system is managed care. As a health care professional, it is vital that you understand the managed care system, as it impacts all stakeholders. The purpose of this assignment will be for you to demonstrate your knowledge of managed care through a PowerPoint presentation that explains the following:

An explanation of what a managed care organization (MCO) is and how MCOs

evolved.

The identification of the accrediting bodies for MCOs and an explanation of the types of care they oversee.

A description of managed care plans, such as HMOs and PPOs.

An explanation of the impact of MCOs on cost, access, and quality.

An explanation of what an accountable care organization is and its relationship to MCOs.

The PowerPoint presentation will be comprised of 10-12 slides with detailed speaker notes containing in-text citations.

Three references (minimum) in addition to your text book are required for this assignment.

While GCU style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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 5 Assignment 1 Collaborative Learning Community: Technology Advancements Presentation

Details:

This is a CLC assignment.

Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) groups were created by the instructor in Topic 2. The instructor will observe the participation within the CLC discussion forums, so all materials and communication should be exchanged in the CLC forum between team members. Individuals not participating may lose points at the end of the assignment.

The purpose of this assignment is to focus on identifying a technology around treatment advancements, administrative efficiencies, or patient service. Understanding the use of technology and telehealth in health care is vital as this is certainly the future of health care.

As a team, you need to select a single technology as the topic for this assignment.

PowerPoint Presentation

In your CLC group, prepare a 12-15 slide PowerPoint presentation, with speaker notes, that addresses the following:

What areas of health care are impacted by the selected technology?

What are the cost and benefits of the selected technology?

What is the selected technology’s impact on cost, access, and quality?

Could the selected technology lead to cultural disparities? Explain your reasoning.

What are the financial implications of the selected technology?

Is the selected technology leading to more efficient health care? Justify your reasoning.

Include an introduction that hightlights the major points of the presentation, a conclusion, and a references slide. Cite a minimum of four credible references in addition to the course textbook.

Deliver the sequence of content in an organized manner.

While GCU style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

HLT 205  Week 5 Assignment 2 Outpatient vs. Hospital Presentation

Details:

In this this assignment you will be comparing outpatient services to those offered by hospitals. As medical professionals we need to understand the roles of each and how they differ.

Create a PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following:

Compare the roles of outpatient services and hospitals related to their place within the health care delivery system. How are they similar? How are they different?

How have the roles of outpatient services and hospitals evolved from historical times to the present?

Identify three functions shared by both outpatient services and hospitals. How do outpatient services and hospitals differ in their approach to these functions? How are they similar?

Which type of health provider (outpatient services or hospitals) has been most effective in caring for underserved populations? Explain your reasoning.

Are the financial challenges faced by hospitals different from those of outpatient services? How are they similar?

Your presentation must have 10-12 slides and cite a minimum of two references other than your textbook.

While GCU style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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 6 Assignment Benchmark Assignment: Disparity Analysis Chart

Details:

This is a benchmark assignment.

As a health care professional, it is important not only to be aware of underserved populations but the similarities and differences among these populations. In this assignment, you will create a chart in Microsoft Word that profiles two minority populations, which can be selected from the options on the Office of Minority Health (OMH) website:

The Office of Minority Health

The Office of Minority Health

The Office of Minority Health

http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=26

Your profile for each population needs to contain information for the following categories:

Demographics: How large is the group’s population size within the United States? What is the age range that comprises the largest segment of the population?

Cultural Norms: Lifestyle and diet habits that may have a significant impact on health.

Religious and Spiritual Beliefs: Are there belief systems that may impact health-related decisions?

Primary Insurance Coverage: What portion of the population has coverage?

Education: What is the average education level for this population?

Medical Conditions: Are there medical conditions common to the population?

Outreach: What efforts have been made to increase medical access to the population?

Based on the chart’s information, write a 800-1,000 word  paper that discusses the following:

The similarities and differences of these two groups with regard to accessing health care.

As health care professionals, could we address these factors so as to increase trust in these populations?

What role do you believe cultural proficiency among health care professionals may have in mitigating the challenges in providing service to these groups?

While GCU style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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.

HLT 205 Week 7 Assignment Policy Interview Analysis

Details:

Important Notice:

It is important for students, as they progress through this program, to learn from those currently working in health care. For this assignment, students will interview a health care professional. It is important that you start a search for potential candidates to interview at the beginning of the course as many health care professionals have limited availability due to their schedules. It is recommended that upon finding a candidate for the interview that you schedule a meeting a few weeks in advance. You may complete the interview face to face, over the phone, or through an e-mail correspondence if necessary.

The Interview:

Identify at least 10 questions around governmental policy that are critical to understanding current and future issues in specific delivery settings. Refine your questions so that they are relevant to the person or policy that the interview is based on. Conduct the interview at the agreed upon time in a professional manner.

Summary Paper:

After you have completed the interview, write a 750-1,000 word paper that summarizes your findings. Cite at least two resources in addition to your textbook for this class.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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