HCM 310- Your assignment focuses on a specific sector of healthcare and its relation to the current.

Your assignment focuses on a specific sector of healthcare and its relation to the current U.S. healthcare system. Choose one of the healthcare sectors listed below for your portfolio assignment:

  • Hospitals

  • Long-term Care

  • Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Ambulatory Care

  • For-Profit/Public Health Care.

Write a 6 page paper where you address the following:

  • Describe of the sector’s historical development and current role in healthcare delivery.

  • Explain how the political influence in the U.S. healthcare system impacts how this sector provides healthcare to specific communities.

  • Evaluate how quality, safety, and competition within this healthcare sector impact patient care.

  • Examine what major challenges exist for this sector for the system over the next decade from healthcare reform and other factors. Discuss a minimum of three challenges and offer your recommendations on how healthcare leaders and administrators can manage them.

  • Provide a conclusion summary of your findings and of the project experience.

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • Be 6 pages in length, not including the cover or reference pages

  • Be formatted according to the APA Requirements

  • Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of eight scholarly references

Utilize the following headings to organize the content in your work.

  • Introduction

  • Historical Development and Current Role in Healthcare Delivery

  • Political Influence

  • Quality, Safety, and Competition

  • Future Challenges and Issues

  • Recommendations

  • Conclusion

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