A gap in quality related to care coordination for individuals with chronic illnesses

This assessment addresses the following course outcomes: • Draw connections between current healthcare delivery systems and the context in which they were developed • Describe the impact of economic and regulatory drivers on healthcare delivery systems • Identify major gaps in access to healthcare for determining areas of opportunity for improved access to quality healthcare • Explain initiatives targeted at maintaining or improving the health status of specific populations Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: I. Introduction A. Describe a specific gap in the delivery of healthcare. Include the specific population affected by the gap. B. Briefly describe the history of this gap in access to healthcare. Has this been an issue historically, or is it a modern issue? C. Explain the impact that the socioeconomic background of the population has on their access to healthcare. D. Describe how the healthcare delivered to the population is affected by the gap in access. E. Predict any potential implications if this gap in access is not addressed. II. Existing Initiatives A. Explain an existing healthcare initiative that was put in place to address this gap in access. B. Explain the specific goals of the existing initiative in place to address this gap in access. C. Describe the circumstances around the development of the existing initiative. Consider when it was developed and what factors were considered. D. Describe the resources required to fund the existing initiative. E. Explain why the existing initiative is not meeting its intended purpose and now requires improvement. III. Regulation A. Explain a current regulation regarding the existing initiative that has been identified and the context in which it was developed. Why is this regulation important? B. Describe the regulatory level that the existing initiative is being addressed at. Consider the potential for multiple levels of regulation. IV. Conclusion: Explain the effectiveness of the existing initiative and associated regulations in addressing this gap in the delivery of healthcare to the target population. Does the initiative align with initiative in place to support other gaps? Are there conflicting interests to be aware of?