Describe current trends in healthcare deliveryThe landscape of health care has been rapidly evolving since 2009 due to the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009.
Many of the technologies, applications and payment models in use now were not available at the time this legislation was written. The stimulus funding and infusion of billions of dollars has spurred a climate of innovation in the healthcare industry, leading to developments such as: the insurance market adopting value-based purchasing; the growing awareness of the need for nationwide interoperability to fuel and support the adoption of new technology; and possible uses of telehealth technologies to address some of the obstacles in providing health equity. Patient engagement, the inclusion of patients in treatment and payment decisions, is the unifying theme that is woven throughout these innovations. In this competency students will explore some of the developments that have occurred in healthcare over the past several years.Assignment:Directions: Research one of the following consumer data generating innovations and submit a 2-3 page paper on the innovation: Google Glass, Smartphone Apps, or choose an innovation of your own. Provide 3 sources to support your work. The sources should be no more than 4 years old. Your three sources should consist of at least 1) one peer reviewed journal article on the innovation; 2) one industry originated resource; and 3) one source found on the HIMSS website.In your paper, address the following:What is the innovation and why was it created?How long has this innovation existed?What challenges or obstacles are there to using the innovation in a healthcare setting?How does this innovation benefit patients?Who else does it benefit? (Give at least one example.)Why did you choose this innovation?Please see attached resources and reading material that are in the word doc labeled UNE 301.6 EssayPlease feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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