Prior to engaging in this discussion, please read Chapters 6 and 9 in the text and review any relevant Instructor Guidance. It is suggested that you review the recommended articles to glean any helpful information. In this discussion, you will be taking on the role of an associate director of a hospital who is considering the proposed opening of an urgent care clinic about 20 miles from your main campus. You have been charged with gathering demographic information that might affect the demand for the new clinic and creating a presentation that will be delivered to the hospital CEO. Consider what data might be relevant and why. What would you want to show the CEO to prove that this project would be feasible for the organization? As with the “Finance, Risk, and Cost” discussion in Week Two, you will be creating a five-minute presentation using PowerPoint and Jing, Screencast-o-matic, or an alternative program with audio to present your findings on the feasibility of this project to your CEO.
Today’s health care landscape is placing new importance on the economics of health care. Reflecting on the exercises you have completed thus far and incorporating information from the text, analyze how demand theory applies to public policy and the economics of health services. What elements, responsive to the specific health care service demands of your given population, would you want to present as you develop a microeconomic model based on this proposed opening of an urgent care clinic?
Your PowerPoint presentation slides must include the following information:
- Your basic microeconomic model of the projected service/project
- An analysis of the role that public policy plays in terms of your provision of health care services
- A justification of your model
- The relevance of the current financial data in terms of the projected outcome of the project
- A compare and contrast discussion of the economic challenges and incentives related to your project
Once you have created your PowerPoint presentation, use Jing, Screencast-o-matic, or an alternative program with audio to create a screencast of your presentation with voiceover. Include a title for your presentation in the description box when you publish your screencast. The hospital CEO has limited your presentation time to three to five minutes, so you will need to incorporate as many characteristics of an effective speaker as you can within this timeframe.
Guided Response: Read several of your classmates’ posts and provide a substantive written response to at least two of your peers. In your responses, you will take on the role of the hospital CEO. As the CEO, you have the responsibility of presenting this work in front of the Board of Regents that has to authorize the “go ahead” to fund the project. With this in mind, review the presentations provided by at least two of your peers. Does the initiative match the mission and vision of the facility? Does the presentation effectively defend the project in terms of financial impact on the facility? Will the project meet regulatory needs? Is the cost of the project worth the financial risk? Why, or why not? In addition to responding to at least two other students’ posts, it is recommended that you reply to at least one person who responded to your original presentation by either respectfully defending your conclusions or by listing how you might consider other alternatives.