HCA 812 Grand Canyon All Week Discussions
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1
Consider the six organizational cases described by Blass in the module readings. Extending these ideas, under what circumstances could an
Individual forfeit the right to self-regulation? Why? At what point, if any, does self-regulation become unethical? Why?
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2
Modern health care is being significantly influenced by external regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Could more stringent self-regulation by health care professionals and related organizations have eliminated the perceived necessity for laws such as HIPAA? Why or why not?
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1
It may be asserted that state professional boards exist to protect the safety of the public rather than the interests of the health care professional.
How can health care administrators reconcile this seeming paradox? Support your position.
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2
State professional boards are lobbying for freedoms for health care professionals. As a health care administrator, how do you ethically balance board-granted freedom with quality of care concerns to create a sustainable model for your organization? Support your position
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1
Professional standards are designed to protect patients as well as health care professionals by requiring continuing education of health care professionals and the institution of current safety measures. When might professional standards create hardship for a health care organization that diminishes the quality of care rather than protecting and improving it? Explain.
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2
Professional standard s and codes of practice change as technology and practice advance. Have these changing standards influenced health care segmentation such as the rise of magnet status or other specialization? Why or why not? Have changing professional standards and codes of practice had a positive or negative influence on quality of care and organizational sustainability? Why or why not?
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1
The health care industry is influenced by multiple accrediting bodies that are stakeholders in the operation of health care organizations.
Periodically, the missions and roles of these accrediting bodies may be in conflict with one another. How should health care administrators navigate among the conflicting missions and roles of accreditors in order to assure that the health care organization remains accredited and has an increased opportunity for sustainability?
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2
Alkhenizan and Shaw (2012) assert that health care professionals may be unconvinced of the merits of health care accreditation. In general, should health care professionals be skeptical of accreditation? Why or why not? What are 2 conditions that would need to exist for a health care organization to be sustainable without possessing accreditation? Explain.
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 1
Public policy exerts significant influence on health care through regulations that address nearly every aspect of health care. These regulations are based on the health care needs of the community stakeholders. Could the quality of health care be sustained at current levels or improved in the absence of public policy and regulation of the health care industry? Why or why not?
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 2
To what extent is the effectiveness of a health care organization determined by public policy? Explain.
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 1
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will certainly have an economic influence on American consumers and providers of health care insurance. To what extent might the ACA influence the fiscal stability of health care organizations? Why?
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 2
As the American federal government continues to enact legislation regulating the health care industry in general and health care finance in particular, how will health care organizations need to adapt to ensure continued delivery of quality patient care? Why?
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 1
DQ 1: Professional health care providers in direct contact with patients have been required to be licensed and credentialed demonstrating current competencies of quality and safe healthcare practice. Should similar licensing and credentialing requirements be imposed on collaborative workers in the health care industry who may not be directly serving patients (e.g., business office personnel, CEOs, CFOs, or other administrators)? Why or why not?
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 2
Credential requirements have gradually increased in all sectors of the health care arena over the past decades. If this trend continues, for how long will health care organizations remain sustainable? Why? What steps should health care administrators take to absorb or mitigate the rising credentialing requirements? Why?
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 1
Which of the current trends in health care regulation reform will have the most positive influence on quality of care and organizational sustainability? Why? Which trends will have the most negative influence? Why?
HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 2
Given the trends in health care regulation, what fields of research are currently the most meaningful for health care administrators? Why? How might your dissertation research address one of these fields?