THE CHALLENGE OF COORDINATING HEALTH CARE SERVICES

QUESTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS

THE CHALLENGE OF COORDINATING HEALTH CARE SERVICES/ CASE STUDY 1:

DUE DATE – 11:59 PM, THURSDAY OCTOBER 31, 2019.

      

PURPOSE OF CASE STUDY:

  • To understand the general concept of Coordination in organizations, and the main types of Coordination practiced in different types of organizations.
  • To understand the specific meanings of Coordination in the delivery of health care services.
  • To understand some of the key Coordination problems in health care service delivery, focusing on
  • Problems faced by Physicians.
  • Problems faced by Hospitals.
  • To know some Coordination solutions currently being implemented by health care service organizations.
  1. READ THE INDICATED READINGS, WHICH ARE ATTACHED.
  1. PROVIDE WRITTEN RESPONSES TO THE QUESTIONS POSED in 3. BELOW.
  • Your response via BlackBoard Assignments should have the following format and follow the rules indicated below:
  • Double spaced.
  • In Arial 12 font.
  • No more than 2 pages long.
  • Your response should be in a separate Microsoft Document attached to and submitted through Blackboard Assignment: Case Study 1.
  • Each paragraph of the response should correspond to one of the Questions below – A., B., etc.
  • In your responses, without using too many sentences, use the attached documents to give your specific answer to each question.
  • If you have made and posted more than one response on Blackboard, I will read, grade, and respond to your most recent response by day and date.
  1. QUESTIONS – PROVIDE A WRITTEN RESPONSE:
  1. Coordination Issues in Organizations: READING 1.
  1. Briefly describe the nature and purpose of Coordination in organizations – in no more than 2-3 sentences.
  1. How does Mutual Adjustment work as a type of Coordination, and in which kinds of organizations is it used?
  1. Coordination in Health Care Service Delivery – READING 2 and READING 3, ESPECIALLY SLIDES 2 AND 3.
  1. Briefly define the nature and purpose of Coordination of Clinical Services in Health Care Service Delivery.
  1. Especially in Medicare, but also in the general population of health insurance enrollees, what kinds of patients are especially in need of intensive and ongoing efforts at continuous Coordination of care?
  1. Problems for Physicians in the Coordination of Health Care Service Delivery – READING 2 and READING 3, ESPECIALLY SLIDE 4. Also READING 4.
  1. Briefly NAME AND DESCRIBE one (1) Coordination problem commonly faced by Physicians.
  1. Problems for Hospitals in the Coordination of Health Care Service Delivery – READING 2 and READING 3, ESPECIALLY SLIDES 5 THROUGH 7. Also READING 5.
  1. Briefly NAME AND DESCRIBE two (2) Coordination problems related to Communication commonly faced within Hospitals.
  1. Problems with Care Transitions – READING, especially PAGES 2 AND 3.
  1. Briefly name and describe two (2) Care Transition Coordination problems.

Briefly name and describe two (2) solutions to Care Transition problems

READING 5: Health Care’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’: No One May Be Coordinating Care

By Roni Caryn Rabin APRIL 30, 2013

 

  • kaiser health news april 30, 2013

Betsy Gabay saw a rotating cast of at least 14 doctors when she was hospitalized at New York Hospital Queens for almost four weeks last year for a flare-up of ulcerative colitis. But the person she credits with saving her life is a spry, persistent 75-year-old with a vested interest — her mother.

 

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