DQ1 HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE

HSM 541 Health Services System

Week 2 Discussion

DQ1 HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE

Class, welcome to week 2! What do you see as the biggest workforce challenge(s) for hospitals today? Are the issues any different for other types of healthcare organizations? What strategies are being used by hospitals for recruiting and retaining staff?

Make sure to respond to other students’ posts as well so we can keep the discussion going. Please remember to refer to your syllabus for guidelines on frequency and quality of posts.

DQ2 GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

Class, welcome to week 2! What are the roles of government-sponsored healthcare programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs (VA), Indian Health Services (IHS), and Prison Health Services? How do they impact access, cost, and quality? Do these government programs do a good job of meeting the healthcare needs of the populations they are intended to serve?

Make sure to respond to other students’ posts as well so we can keep the discussion going. Please remember to refer to your syllabus for guidelines on frequency and quality of posts.