HLT 314V Week 2 Complete Assignment and DQs
HLT 314V Week 2 Discussion 1
Select one area of health policy and describe the impact that policy formation places on direct patient care delivery. What component of the policy area you selected could be improved to provide better care or patient outcomes, and how?
HLT 314V Week 2 Discussion 2
View the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” video:
This video was developed just as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as ACA) was due to be implemented. Now that the ACA is operational, contrast the information from the video with actual outcomes and provide your assessment of whether or not the stated goals of the ACA are being met for direct patient care. Support your position using sources inclusive of peer-reviewed literature as well as governmental statistics (state or national) or other nonpartisan resources.
HLT 314V Week 2 Assignment Health Policy Formulation and Analysis
Choose a topic on which to develop a health policy. This topic may address a needed change in technology, health care literacy, staffing, billing, diagnosis, etc. In a 1,000-1,250-word composition, construct a health policy and analysis according to the following:
- Use the seven steps of policy formation to construct your health policy framework: (a) define the problem; (b) assemble the evidence of the problem or need for a policy; (c) construct alternative solutions to the problem; (d) select the criteria for choosing the correct solution from the alternatives; (e) predict the outcomes of the policy changes; (f) confront the trade-offs of not having a policy or addressing the problem; and (g) decide on a recommendation.
- Using the resources found in your textbook, topic readings, and other appropriate resources, explain your health policy’s intended use and evaluate the effect that your policy may have on direct patient care in the United States.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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