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Planning is a strategic function of every organization. Health care, as we know, is particularly challenging. This assignment looks a few years ahead into the future and gives some substantial considerations for administrators and managers.
The objective of this assignment:
Students will utilize the Future Scan 2020-2025 document as a basis for researching and developing a report on strategies related to an identified trend. The students will choose one of the concepts listed and provide future improvements/challenges related to implementing the factor in the future. Reports will be 4-5 pages (exclusive of title page and reference page) that will be required to follow APA 7th Edition formatting.
Foci (copied from Futurescan):
-DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION: THE IMPACT OF NEW ENTRANTS ON THE FUTURE
By Aaron Martin, Chief Digital Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health
-DUAL TRANSFORMATION OF HEALTH CARE: THE KEY TO SUSTAINABILITY
By Robert Allen, VP and COO, Intermountain Healthcare
-THE CHANGING FACE OF STRATEGIC HEALTH CARE PARTNERSHIPS
By Ninfa Saunders, President and CEO, Navicent Health
-BUILDING A RESILIENT HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION
By Ronald Paulus, President and CEO, RAPMD Strategic Advisors
-TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE
By Daniel Kraft, MD
-FRICTIONLESS HEALTH CARE REQUIRES A CONNECTED HEALING ECOSYSTEM
By M. Bridget Duffy, CMO, Vocera Communications
-A FIVE-PART SOLUTION TO HEALTHY AGING IN AMERICA
By Ken Dychtwald, PhD
-INNOVATION IS KEY TO THE FUTURE VIABILITY OF MEDICAID
By Andy Slavitt
Future Scan Assignment Directions – The Final
The paper/presentation will:
Have a content section that is approximately 4-5 pages
Draw from scholarly sources* (at least 3) to support the importance of future concept along with at least 3 implications to health care administration and management. (*scholarly sources implies peer-reviewed journals)
Identify and briefly discuss an administrative/managerial response to the future concept.
The paper will NOT:
Summarize the Future Scan report. Rather, it will draw on main themes with the student’s additional analysis and discussion — drawing on course materials and scholarly sources.
Introduction / Futurist Concept Identification
An overview of the futurist concept will be presented along with the organization of your paper/presentation.
The rationale for the futurist concept selection is articulated clearly and the importance in health care is established.
The significance of why the concept was chosen should be explained.
The general impacts on administrative/managerial practice are identified
Body / Concept Analysis
The possible impacts of the concept are identified and attributed to the organizational units/structure.
The impacts identified are supported through scholarly research and sources.
The potential responses of health care organizations are identified. Essentially explaining why the concept is very important to consider.
There is a well-balanced discussion between the student’s analysis and data drawn from the literature. The student’s position is strengthened by including specific data points.
The particular topics of cost, access and quality are interwoven into the discussion, as it relates to the chosen futurist concept.
Conclusion / Further research
The conclusion is reflective of the entire paper and synthesizes the key concepts and thoughts of the student. It summarizes the important idea presented in the body of the paper.
Paper Organization / Content
Is presented with a consistent language
Demonstrates appropriate usage of grammar
Utilizes APA citations and the style is consistent throughout the document
Develops specific linkages or transitions between paragraphs and the ideas presented throughout.
Utilizes headings throughout — if it makes it easier to present your information
Clearly articulates the importance of the futurist concept selected
Presents a thoughtful analysis of the important aspects
Reveals the importance of the issue to health care administrators and managers.
Has support that is drawn from the literature