HSM546 Health Insurance & Managed Care
What is the problem or issues that necessitates that such an article be written?
In this article, the problem and issues that were used to write this article is that America’s entire delivery system needs to change, lowering cost providers and venues. This article was written in hopes to change our health care delivery system to make it not only cheaper, but find better ways to manage our health eventually to where patients are responsible for their own health care.
The author’s of this article are trying to find better ways to help our health care system by ways of technology and the hopes that providers will allow disruptive innovations be made by disruptive businesses by competing and taking shares of the health care load we have today. What strategies or techniques are used to solve the problem or address the issue? RETAIL CLINICS
These clinics operate outside conventional physicians’ offices. The technology that is used for these clinics are electronic medical records (EMR). EMR’s is a faster way for physicians to put in their orders entries and sometimes e-prescribing applications.
Retail clinics save patients money because with this, visits are for minor conditions from conjunctivitis, ear infections as well as bronchitis. These types of clinics will save time and money. TELEMEDICINE
With telemedicine, care is delivered to patients through network bandwidth, internet access, software development, medical devices, advanced telephony, and video conference delivered to patients often at home. This type of technology also saves time and money for both patients and providers.
This form of technology in the health care system will aid in rural district areas where the nearest hospital or physicians’ offices is 250 miles out or for elders who are not mobile. Although this may seem great for our health care industry, there are still several concerns with this...
References: Glabman, M. (n.d.). Disruptive innovations that will change your life in health care. (2009).
Kongstvedt, P. (2007). Essentials of managed health care and study guide. (5th ed., p. 23).
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