Research Paper and PowerPoint Presentation

HSM 541 Health Services System

WEEK 7 Course Project

Research Paper and PowerPoint Presentation

Introduction

This Course Project gives you the opportunity to select a problem that currently exists in our healthcare system and analyze its implications on our healthcare system. The Research Paper should critically analyze the issues related to the topic and identify key strategies for improvement. In order to meet the project requirements, it is important to identify an issue or problem within the healthcare system. Please analyze and review the grading rubric to understand why this is important. The PowerPoint presentation is a visual technology tool to support a live presentation to a specific group of stakeholders (e.g., leadership team, board of directors, community and public interest group, etc.). Both web references and professional journals should be considered as references. Don’t overlook the Keller Online Library as an important source of information for your paper. The Research Paper should include 8–10 references in APA or another approved format.

See a more detailed grading rubric below.

The Course Project has two deliverables due in Week 7.

Research Paper: The length of the Research Paper should be approxi-mately five to seven pages, double-spaced in MS Word and include 8-10 references in APA or another approved format.

PowerPoint Presentation: The length of the PowerPoint presentation should be approximately 10–15 slides with relevant speaker’s notes and include a minimum of three audio-visual components (e.g., images, figures, tables, audio and/or video links, etc.). Follow these guidelines to create your PowerPoint presentation.

Include a cover slide with the course number, course title, title of the PowerPoint presentation, your full name, and date.

Title of Presentation: Course Project: PowerPoint Presentation

Insert headers or titles or subtitles on each slide.

Insert page and slide number.

Keep it simple but engaging. Use appropriate images and graphics to illustrate and complement your presentation.

Number of slides: 10–15 slides

Complete a minimum of three of the 10–15 PowerPoint slides with an audio or visual component to present, explain, and bring to life your presentation. Show enthusiasm and speak with proper volume and inflection to maintain audience interest and attention.

Possible Course Project Topics

Describe the problems with our multiple reimbursement systems.

Discuss how a single-payer system may improve access and cost containment in the U.S. healthcare system.

Evaluate the lack of reimbursement environments for preventive healthcare programs and evaluate the effectiveness of the current reimbursement patterns. Propose solutions for expanding these programs.

Describe the problems in the U.S. healthcare system and how we might use another nation’s healthcare system for reform. Evaluate how a new system would improve access to care, quality of care, and the efficient utilization of resources.

Choose one particular form of complementary (nontraditional, alternative) medicine and explain why it may not be accepted by insurance providers or reimbursed by insurance companies. Describe its clinical approach and effectiveness, evaluate its economic impact, and review its potential for mainstream use, including future licensing and third-party reimbursement.

Evaluate the problem of fraud and abuse in the current U.S. healthcare system. Analyze the effectiveness of the OIG’s Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Program, and analyze effective actions healthcare organizations can take to decrease their liabilities in this area, offering examples.

Critically evaluate the readiness and the effectiveness of the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System in responding to a widespread bioterrorism event. Propose changes as appropriate to your analysis.

Discuss some of the problems in measuring quality in the healthcare environment and investigate quality measurement. Provide options for quality measurement and the processes that could be measured in a healthcare setting.

Critically evaluate the use of technology in healthcare and the challenges it presents in healthcare delivery. Offer specific examples or situations addressing technology’s contributions to improving the quality of health and healthcare. Consider the impact on healthcare costs and analyze trade-offs.

Describe the problem of medical errors in our delivery system. Evaluate the effectiveness of selected programs aimed at reducing medical errors in the U.S. healthcare system. Discuss one or more of the most effective measures identified to date and make recommendations for additional action.

Note: Other topics related to course content and COs will be considered but only as approved in advance by your instructor.