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    I'm looking to flesh out some more inputs regarding the project I'm writing on (Impact of Uninsured and Unisured Population). I have Sharp Healthcare System in San Diego California as my case study. Im on Part 3 of my project. Can someone help me with the following criterias?

    1.) Evaluate the overall risk to the organization if the rates of uninsured and underinsured continue to rise at 2-3% over the next five years. How is the risks being measured? (I guess, any not for profit hospital may be used as guideline).

    2.) Give at least five key initiatives for building the organizational strength to meet these risks. The initiatives should detail the issue, the degree of risk, the internal and external environmental strengths and weaknesses, and your assessment of the ability of the organization to effectively respond to these risks. Factors that should be considered include the capacity of the organization to respond to change, the willingness of the leadership/ management to commit to organizational enhancement, and the barriers to organizational effectiveness.

    Pls include some references :)

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    The question given to you wants you to evaluate the impact of the increasing number of uninsured and underinsured on the health care organization. Further you are required to comment on the organizational steps which the hospital or the organization can take to counter the risks generated from this situation.
    <br>There are some assumptions which the question makes . First , the question assumes that organizational efforts can improve the situation. This cannot be done in isolation. The increased risk and burden has to be countered with additional finance, personnel and facilities. Second, the question never addresses the obligation of the organization to treat uninsured and underinsured. This is crucial. For instance, if the obligation were not there then the risk on the organization would be minimal. Third, the question presumes that the willingness of the leadership or the organization to the increased risk is likely to be effective. This is not substantiated. If the increase in the number of uninsured and underinsured increases, there might be a need for a new hospital!
    <br>Given below is a template to help you answer your question.
    <br>1.) The finances of the organization get depleted.
    <br>2.) The required re determination activity has a detrimental effect on service providers
    <br>3.) Exacerbation of financial pressures due to rising costs
    <br>4.) Aggregate health care utilization at acute care hospitals increases but not in proportion to the difference that might be expected given the change in enrolment.
    <br>5.) Quality ratings of the service provided by the hospital ...