I submitted this discussion and see professor question below.
Based on the research of the rapid changes in the healthcare field, it is likely that there will be unprecedented opportunities for the healthcare organizations. There will be major compelling trends for healthcare organizations to be successful in the aspect of financial sustainability. Health organizations will be required to be equipped to meet the rising need for quality care to patients. The compelling trends will be revised healthcare policies, technological advancement and the demand for expertized healthcare professionals (McCracken & Phillips, 2017).
Currently, healthcare is expensive thus making it challenging for people to acquire adequate health care. In this case, healthcare policies will be revised such that all health insurers will be required to reduce the premium rates of health insurances. The revision of the health care policies is vital since it will pave the way for affordable healthcare. On the other hand, healthcare technologies will have advanced to a higher level. Healthcare organizations will be required to upgrade their outdated technologies (McCracken & Phillips, 2017). This is essential since it will allow health facilities to offer automated screening, scheduling, and billing among others. Further, highly qualified healthcare professionals will be required due to the rising demand for efficient care to patients. Healthcare organizations will be required to invest by regularly training their existing professionals and hiring others. This will be vital since the qualified health professionals will match the intelligence of the well-informed patients.
Generally, these trends are vital since they will enable the health organizations to compete reasonably, offer affordable services and also enhance their financial viability. Patients will opt for facilities that have high technologies and have complied with the revised policies. Due to the key trends, the industry will be improved since there will be the provision of advanced evidence-based practices. Still, there will be more transparency in the case of the automated billing systems whereby patients will be more informed on the cost of most of the health services offered.
McCracken, K., & Phillips, D. R. (2017). Global health: an introduction to current and future trends. Taylor & Francis.
my professor asked:
You commented that “healthcare is expensive thus making it challenging for people to acquire adequate health care” and that “the revision of the health care policies is vital since it will pave the way for affordable healthcare.” What specific policies should be revised and how would that help make healthcare more affordable?
Please answer using peer-reviewed resources and follow APA format. Thank you!