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Phase 4 Individual Project

  1. 1. Phase 4 Individual Project<br />Rick FindleyColorado Technical University OnlineThe Health Care IndustryHCM307-0903A-01<br />Julie Mathews, ProfessorDue: August 11, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br /><ul><li>Healing Hands Hospital must address evolving health care trends.
  3. 3. The PR committee is formulating a campaign to address these trends.
  4. 4. Understanding these trends will aid in keeping HHH competitive and relevant.</li></li></ul><li>Managed Care<br /><ul><li>The managed care industry must control costs.
  5. 5. Market pressures- i.e. employers need to be addressed.
  6. 6. Graying of the American population needs to be </li></ul>addressed as a trend.<br /><ul><li>Trends toward increases in demand for more health care professionals are beginning to emerge.
  7. 7. The managed care industry may need to rely on other trends in the overall industry for survival.</li></li></ul><li>Health Care Financing<br /><ul><li>Health/Medical Service Accounts.
  8. 8. Deferred Contribution Health Plans.
  9. 9. Tax Credits.
  10. 10. High risk pools.</li></li></ul><li>Health Care and Technology<br /><ul><li>Use of the internet has led to increased awareness of health care issues.
  11. 11. Clinical technology help to advance improved health care- but at a cost.
  12. 12. Patient information and information technology are being closely watched.
  13. 13. Telematics or home-based telemetry allow for remote monitoring of patients.</li></li></ul><li>Wellness and Preventative Health<br /><ul><li>Increases in health care education.
  14. 14. Globalization and diseases must be accounted for.
  15. 15. Geo-political concerns and possible bioterrorism use must be addressed.
  16. 16. Managed care and technology both help to address and improve these areas.</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br /><ul><li>All of these trends are important to understanding the future of health care.
  17. 17. Many of trends affect the evolution of other trends.
  18. 18. Affecting the evolution of other trends may be a trend in and of itself.
  19. 19. Ongoing evolution will forever change the landscape of health care.</li></li></ul><li>References<br /><ul><li>Course Materials. (2009). Retrieved August 10, 2009 from CTUO, Virtual Campus, HCM307-0903A-01: The Health Care Industry, Phase 4. www.campus.ctuonline.edu.
  20. 20. Nader, F., & Lackland, J. (2004). E-Health. Retrieved August 10, 2009, from Credo Reference Database: http://www.credoreference.com/entry/sageeohcm/e health
  21. 21. Shi, L., & Singh, D. (2005). Essentials of the US healthcare system.</li></ul> Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. P. 315-316, 318-321, 325-326, 328, 331-332.<br /><ul><li>Stein, R. (2009, August 9). Northern nations try to hold fast against swine flu's second surge. Retrieved August 10, 2009, from The Seattle Times web site: </li></ul>http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2009630696_swineflu10.html.<br />

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