EEH 530: Introduction to Health Care Organization Fall 2018

EEH 530: Introduction to Health Care Organization

Fall 2018

 

1.     
Individual student papers should be approximately 2,000-3,000 words (not including references/figures), double-spaced, using a traditional 11-point or 12-point font size, with no more than 1-inch margins. Each table, figure, and/or diagram should be on a separate page with a legend or caption explaining the information. Be sure to include references at the end of the document.

2.     
Student papers will demonstrate synthesis of major concepts pertinent to the healthcare delivery system as discussed in class throughout the semester. For their paper, students will select a program or policy, and evaluate it for its relevance to stakeholders, including its costs and financial implications, and impacts related to research or future programming or policy. Each student is expected to write his/her own paper.

3.     
The following skills and competencies should be reflected in every paper:

 


Skill/Competency

Max Points

Select appropriate methods to evaluate your topic

20

Analyze quantitative and qualitative data related to your topic using biostatistics, informatics,

computer-based programming and software, as appropriate

30

Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory

systems across national and international settings

6

Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and

create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels

6

Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health

10

Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention

6

Discuss multiple dimensions of policy-making related to your topic, including the roles of ethics

and evidence;

6

Evaluate your topic program/policy for its impact on public health and health equity

6

Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and presentation of

findings (graphics, tables, etc.)

10

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE FOR PAPER

100

4.     
Students will select a specific audience for their papers (e.g., general public, the U.S. Congress, research organization, clinical audience, or other) and will write the paper for this audience.

5.     
Possible topics may include but do not need to be limited to:

a.     
Comparison between single payer and multiple payer systems

b.     
Comparison between US and another country’s healthcare systems

c.      
Comparison among different reimbursement models

d.     
Comparison between salaried and volume-based physician payment

e.     
Comparison between volume-based and value-based payment model

f.       
Comparison between HMO vs. PPO

g.     
Comparison between inpatient vs ambulatory surgery

h.     
Comparison between prevention-based vs. acute-care-based treatment model

i.       
Comparison between PCMH vs. traditional primary care model

6.     
Recommended sub-headings:

a.     
Topic/summary

b.     
Why is this important

c.      
What is the evidence behind this policy/program

d.     
Pros and cons of the selected alternatives

e.     
Summary/conclusions

f.       
Implications for the patient population which the policy or program addresses and its impact on health inequities

g.     
Implications for the healthcare system and policy (which alternative do you support or describe your own solution)

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