The Impact of External Factors on an Organization’s Capacity to Deliver Care

Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the impact of external factors on an organization’s capacity to deliver quality care.

Choose one significant trend and obtain the approval of the faculty. Potential topics include telemedicine, healthcare workforce shortage, labor disputes/negotiations, new regulations such as HIPAA, Medicare pharmaceutical coverage, physician-patient visits via email, increased emergency room utilization, increased health premiums, etc. Discuss topics that have the potential to impact an organization in a significant way. Create a one-paragraph synopsis for each topic. This topic will be the focus of the Study Group for the course. Discuss topics and select one (and an alternative) to present to the faculty for approval.