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Question;Week 1 Forum;Week 1-A: The reclassification of certain drugs consumers;could only purchase with a prescription from a physician to [non-prescription];over-the-counter [OTC] drugs, has resulted in the decreased influence of;physicians over which drugs may be prescribed for a patient as well as an;explosion of pharmaceutical and medical device advertising directed to;consumer. Do you believe today?s;consumers are more informed about the disease process and its treatment [if so;how?] or are they relying too much on media to provide viable treatment;suggestions [if so, why]?;Week 1-B: An aging population, an increased demand for;chronic long-term care, as well as an trend toward the development of new technologies that support alternative;delivery systems (ADS) have all decentralized medical decision-making and;embraced private innovations in healthcare for senior citizens and taxpayers.;As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of your facility, discuss the implication;(both positive and negative) of decentralized medical services on caring for an;increasing aging population and increased costs of new technologies. Name at;least two strategies that may keep your organization viable.;Week 1 Reflection;Reflect on the week's activity. Post your opinion on the topics, and what you;have learned from the week's discussion topics.;Similar to your Discussion topics, this posting should be substantial in;length [300-500 words] and meet APA guidelines and graduate standards in;writing. It should also be respectful and supportive in tone.;Week 2 Forum;Week 2-A: The False Claims Act contain qui tam or;whistleblower provisions. Discuss the pros and cons of being a whistleblower.;If you were aware of fraudulent issues in your healthcare organization, do you;agree that reporting such an issue should be mandatory [why/why not] and should;penalties be imposed if fraudulent activity is not reported;Week 2-B: Research the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.;Discuss the current status of this piece of legislation. Is the Act really;necessary and/or should this piece of legislation be more defined? Why or why;not. Support your answer.;Week 2 Reflection;Reflect on the week's activity. Post your opinion on the topics, and what you;have learned from the week's discussion topics.;Similar to your Discussion topics, this posting should be substantial in;length [300-500 words] and meet APA guidelines and graduate standards in writing.;It should also be respectful and supportive in tone.;Week 3 Forum;Week 3-A: Find a news article [no more than 2 years old];related to this week's topic: Healthcare Information Technologies in an era of;healthcare reform. First BRIEFLY summarize your referenced article then discuss;YOUR reaction/opinion of the article. Do you agree or disagree with the author?;Why/why not?;Week 3-B: The burden;of rising healthcare costs is more disconcerting to rural healthcare;organizations. With that in mind, how does rural tele-health efforts keep up;with that of the urban tele-health movement.;Week 3 Reflection;September 17th is Constitution Day. The educational activity;for Constitution Day provides you the opportunity to reflect on your thoughts;regarding healthcare and the Constitution in your reflection. Reflect on the;week's activity and the following questions;Does health care fall under ?general Welfare? as references;in Article I of the Constitution and if so, should the federal government fund;health care for those who cannot afford it? Is health care a fundamental right;under the 14th amendment?;Post your opinion on the topics, questions, and what you;have learned from the week's discussion topics.;Similar to your Discussion topics, this posting should be substantial in;length [300-500 words] and meet APA guidelines and graduate standards in writing.;It should also be respectful and supportive in tone.;Week 4 Forum;Week 4-A: Research;has indicated that although the government is aware of possible infectious;epidemic attacks [For example think Eboli];local healthcare systems are not prepared to respond to this type of;bioterrorist attack. Is this a true;statement? Is there a national emergency plan in place for healthcare delivery?;If so, what is the plan and who is responsible for its implementation?;Week 4-B: The;textbook indicated that with continued advances in medicine ??inpatient care;will diminish and hospitals are likely to downsize.? The text also stated that;the hospital ??will play a very different role in the future as part of an;integrated collection of providers and site of care.? Describe what the;hospital of the future looks like. Are hospitals important community assets;that should be maintained at any cost? Or should they be allowed to close if;they are not financially viable?;Week 4 Reflection;Reflect on the week's activity. Post your opinion on the topics, and what you;have learned from the week's discussion topics.;Similar to your Discussion topics, this posting should be substantial in;length [300-500 words] and meet APA guidelines and graduate standards in;writing. It should also be respectful and supportive in tone.;Week 5 Forum;Week 5-A: Congress is cutting hospital reimbursements, and;hospital systems are merging to survive. Ambulatory care settings provide;healthcare on an outpatient basis. In fact more than half of all surgical;procedures are now performed in ambulatory surgery facilities. Ambulatory care;settings include but are not limited to physician offices, urgent care centers;dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, cancer clinics, imaging;centers, endoscopy clinics, public health clinics, and other types of;outpatient clinics. What is responsible for these current trends, and is it;good, bad, inevitable? As a result of the large variety of ambulatory;healthcare settings, is the quality of patient care better or worse?;Week 5-B: In spite of;nursing's vital importance to hospitals, nurses face excessive paperwork;managerial and staffing responsibilities, as well as supervision of lesser;trained techs and aides. These tasks [and other duties as assigned] require an;inordinate amount of time spent in functions other than direct patient care.;These frustrations are combined with long work hours, stagnant salaries, and;other difficulties. As the Chief Nursing Officer for your health organization;provide three [3] possible solutions to these growing issues.;Week 5 Reflection;Reflect on the week's activity. Post your opinion on the topics, and what you;have learned from the week's discussion topics.;Similar to your Discussion topics, this posting should be substantial in;length [300-500 words] and meet APA guidelines and graduate standards in;writing. It should also be respectful and supportive in tone.;Week 6 Forum;Week 6-A: Combining laboratory results from various;locations [testing sites] with clinical information from other disciplines and;sources is a challenge. How can healthcare organizations successfully manage;all of this clinical data and maintain patient confidentiality?;Week 6-B: Healthcare;materials manufacturers and distributors are moving from a supply oriented;service to value oriented service and supply process. To assist facilities;manage rising costs, reduction of cost is necessary. However, this reduction;comes at the expense of the patient/client. Why does cost reduction hurt the;patient [or does it] and is this transition really necessary? Why/Why not?;Week 6 Reflection;Reflect on the week's activity. Post your opinion on the topics, and what you;have learned from the week's discussion topics.;Similar to your Discussion topics, this posting should be substantial in;length [300-500 words] and meet APA guidelines and graduate standards in;writing. It should also be respectful and supportive in tone.;Week 7 Forum;There is only one [1] forum question this week.;Find and summarize in 1 - 2 paragraphs an article that best;describes your hope for the future of healthcare in the USA. For credit be sure;to attach the article or article link [NOT website!] Remember, No article - No;points! ~and~ Website ? No points!;Week 7 Reflection;Note: THIS reflection is about your thoughts on the course.;Reflect on the entire course activity and in the course;reflection discussion forum. Post your opinion on the topics, and what you have;learned this semester.;Similar to your Discussion topics, this posting should be;substantial in length [300-500 words] and meet APA guidelines and graduate;standards in writing. It should also be respectful and supportive in tone.

 

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