HCA 421 Challenges in Health Care

In a three- to five-page paper:

a. Describe a minimum of five challenges from the list below that are defining the future strategic direction of health care.

Proposed health care reform and legislation

Information technology advancements including the electronic medical, or health, record (EMR/EHR)
Accreditation, quality of healthcare, and organizational compliance
Economics, including third party payers, future funding, rising costs, the Medicare and Medicaid programs
Access to health care including the uninsured and those in the poverty levels
Public entities in controlling the demand aspects of health service
Market shares and advancing age of population
Maintaining a skilled workforce
Pay for Performance
b. Describe how an organization can adapt its direction and strategies accordingly.

Your paper must be three to five double-spaced pages (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Utilize a minimum of two scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources that were published within the last five years. One source must be obtained from the Ashford Library. All sources must be documented in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.