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    Healthcare Reform and Current and Future Trends in the U.S.

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    Things to think about:
    • What are the prevalent health concerns in this community?
    • What are the key issues related to cost, quality, and access that affect the organization and the people this organization serves?
    • Which organizations in this area are business competitors and/or which organizations use highly effective practices or strategies that this organization may learn from or adopt?
    • How will demographics and health reform likely impact the organization, as well as the broader community, in the next 5 years?

    What I need is below:
    I did this assignment on an 82 year old patient with stage 4 esophageal cancer. I used the University of Maryland as the organization that would treat and facilitate treatment surrounding this case.

    Write a business memo 3-4 pages (double-spaced) in which you address:
    • Prevalent health concerns in the community
    • Issues related to cost, quality, and access that affect the organization and the people it serves
    • Organizations in the community that are business competitors and/or from which you can learn highly effective practices or strategies
    • Ways in which changing demographics and health reform will likely affect your organization and the broader community in the next 5 years

    Shi, L., & Singh, D. (2015). Delivering health care in America: A systems approach (6th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
    o Review Chapter 13, "Health Policy" (pp. 510-531)
    o Review Chapter 14, "The Future of Health Services Delivery" (pp. 538-564)

    Buescher, B., & Viguerie, P. (2014). How US healthcare companies can thrive amid disruption. Retrieved from http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/health_systems_and_services/how_us_healthcare_companies_can_thrive_amid_disruption

    The OWL at Purdue University. (2015). Sample memo. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/590/04/

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    • What are the prevalent health concerns in this community?

    The most prevalent health concerns within the community include chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc. and the lack of quality access to care for many residents within the community. Prince George's County, which is the county where the hospital is located, has been designated as the wealthiest county in the country with a predominantly African American population. Nevertheless, this County in Maryland suffers from the same healthcare disparities that exist in counties across the United States with predominantly minority populations, which is disportionately higher rates of chronic diseases that are placated upon the racial and ethnic demographics wherein race is a defining factor as to why neighboring counties that are predominantly white don't suffer from these disparities.

    Some of the contributing factors that are responsible for these disparities are lower socioeconomic status, inaccessibility to healthier food options, and a lack of access to quality healthcare. There is a lack of specialty care within these communities as well while there is also a need for more effective and ...

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    Healthcare Reform and Current and Future Trends in the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System