Week 5 Discussion

HSM 541 Health Services System

Week 5 Discussion

DQ1 HOSPITALS

Class, welcome to the week 5! What are some of the innovative responses that hospital organizations (e.g., offices, clinics, hospitals, etc.) have made or are making now to address changes in today’s competitive healthcare marketplace? Then, analyze the long-term viability of these innovative responses and make a prediction for what innovative responses may be implemented in the future.

DQ2 INPATIENT VERSUS OUTPATIENT HEALTHCARE

Class, welcome to week 5! Assess the history and proliferation of outpatient healthcare services and discuss why the shift away from traditional hospital inpatient care continues. Then predict what a hospital versus outpatient healthcare organization or clinic will look like 10–15 years in the future.