HS 440 Broward College Integrated Delivery System Discussion and Presentation

In Unit 1, you discussed an integrated delivery system and several types of health care organizations, such as hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes, owned and operated as a single entity. Although integrated delivery systems offer the opportunity to coordinate all aspects of patient care under a single umbrella, their complexity makes the overall management process much more complicated than in smaller organizations that focus on one type of service.

Utilizing your textbook and the Library, write an informative essay that includes:

a. Descriptions of the financial challenges in each of the following health care environments:

o Hospitals
o Ambulatory care
o Home health care
o Long-term care
o Integrated delivery systems

b. Financial challenges or drawbacks associated with implementing integrated delivery systems


Your informative essay should be written in a clear, detailed manner and observe Standard English conventions (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.).

Follow APA style for the title and reference page, as well as APA style within the paper itself (Times New Roman 12-point font and properly double spaced).

Minimum 2-page limit or 600 words.

Maximum 4-page limit or 1,200 words.

Information should be summarized in your own words with appropriate APA formatting and citation style of in-text citations in the body of the text to acknowledge the source(s) of information.

Include at least one reference. The course textbook may count towards the reference requirement for this assignment.

Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.

  • Criterion 1: Describes all health care settings
    Describes all health care settings, including ambulatory care, home health care, long-term care, and integrated delivery systems, including two or more aspects of each.
  • Criterion 2: Benefits attributed to integrated delivery systems
  • Describes the benefits attributed to integrated delivery systems, including two or more examples.
  • Criterion 3: Explains the challenges/ drawbacks to implementing integrated delivery systems
  • Explains the challenges/drawbacks to implementing integrated delivery systems, including two or more examples.
    ? Explains what will be done so these violations will not occur again.
  • Criterion 4: Sources and reference format
  • Includes two or more references.
    ? All references follow APA format.

HS440_1804A_-1.1: Describe the current financial environment in healthcare and its influence on decision making.

Student work demonstrates the ability to describe the current financial environment (for example third party payers, coding regulations, etc.) in healthcare and its influence on decision making by explaining the significance of the current financial environment and using that knowledge to guide decisions regarding finance for a health care organization.  

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