Project #77285 - The US Healthcare System

Final Presentation
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Final Presentation

For your Final Presentation you will be presenting on the U.S. healthcare system. Imagine you are a community health director educating a group of new healthcare professionals on the U.S. healthcare system. You have been asked to create a PowerPoint presentation, presented via screencast, which includes the elements listed below:

Introduction: Introduce yourself and explain what you are about to present.
Part I: The U.S. Healthcare System – Define the U.S. healthcare system by addressing the items below:
  • Describe the history (e.g., teacher’s union in Dallas, Texas; the American Medical Association; and the First Marine Hospital).
  • Identify the major developments that transformed the system into what it is today (include financial, legal, ethical, regulatory, and social [i.e., consumer demand]). You may want to revisit the health care timelines available in your course textbook.   
  • Differentiate the stakeholders and their roles (i.e., health care professionals, clients, political figures, schools – and what they have to do within the system).

Part II: The Cost of the U.S. Healthcare System
  • Describe the costs and how they are set (i.e., reimbursement methods, managed care organizations, Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance).
  • Explain how technology has affected costs (e.g., EHR, medical research, equipment improvements like MRI, mammography, etc.) and delivery of quality care (e.g., personalized medicine, mobile services like ePrescribing, disease registries, etc.).

Part III: The United States Versus Other Health Care Systems—an International Perspective
  • Contrast the U.S. health care system with at least one other (e.g., Canada’s universal health care vs. U.S. healthcare or South Africa vs. U.S. health care, etc.).

Part IV: Reforms and Improvements
  • Describe any potential reforms and improvements that are currently being discussed at either the local, state, or federal level. Your work must be based upon scholarly research, not media commentary.
    • Examples could include the following:
      • Medicare reform
      • st modifications
      • Increased consumer controls
Note: The PPACA is not an appropriate reform or improvement to be described here because it is already law and not a future improvement.

Conclusion: Explain what you believe the U.S. healthcare system will look like in the next 10 years.

Creating the Final Presentation
The Final Presentation must:
    • Be 15 to 20 slides (excluding cover and reference slides) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

    • Be presented using voice and/or video along with your Microsoft PowerPoint slide presentation.  You have a choice of one of the following methods for adding voice and/or video:

        • Microsoft PowerPoint including detailed speaker notes and recording your voice on each slide in the PPT. You can review the tutorials using these links on adding speaker notes to your presentation as well as adding and recording voice to each slide.

          • It is recommended that PowerPoint slides contain no more than five bullet points and should not contain more than 5 - 7 words each. The information that explains each bullet point is conveyed via speaker notes and by recording your voice to each slide.

          • Speaker notes are the typed notes that appear below the slide that complement the presentation slides. Whereas the slides will have short bulleted items, the speaker notes will be more detailed. They are essentially what the presenter would say during the presentation to explain each of the bulleted points on the slide. Therefore, it is important that the speaker notes are concise and detailed when explaining the bullet points.

        • Other options for recording are the following screencast/video software programs: Screenr, Screencast-O-Matic, YouTube, and Jing are other good video resources that are free.  Review the Screenr Quick-Start Guide, Screencast-O-Matic Quick-Start Guide, or YouTube Quick-Start Guide for more information to help you get started. You may view the Screenr demonstration video or contact Screenr Help directly for assistance using the software program. You may also search on your own to locate a program of your choice.

      • It is required that the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation include the use of a voice and/or video. If you choose to use the voice capabilities within PowerPoint, you must include speaker notes for each slide.

    • Be visually engaging. For assistance with designing the visuals for your presentation, view the video Don McMillan: Life after death by PowerPoint or the PowerPoint Best Practices tool.

    • Include a title slide with the following:
      • Title of the presentation
      • Student name
      • Course name and number
      • Instructor name
      • Date submitted

    • Address the sections in the order outlined above (Introduction, Part I).

    • Present the issues with critical thought.

    • Use at least two scholarly sources (none of which should be media commentary, at least one should be from the Ashford University Library).

    • Document all sources in APA format (including graphics, charts and pictures that may be used within the presentation). Wikimedia Commons is a recommended source for creative commons images.

  • Include a separate reference slide formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Subject Medicine
Due By (Pacific Time) 07/27/2015 12:00 am
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