Health Care Facilities: Purpose, Roles, and Functions Case Assignment After reviewing all module materials (including the PowerPoint presentation) and all required readings, please answer the following questions in a 3-page paper. 1.Choose any 2 ways health care organizations integrate or consolidate. Define and give a health care example of each type of integration you chose. 2.What lessons can health care administrators learn from studying mergers that have failed? 3.What has the overall effect of hospital consolidation been, in terms of the health care system`s ability to provide care that is in line with the Institute of Medicine`s (IOM) 6 aims for improvement? Assignment Expectations You will be evaluated on your ability to discuss the consolidation or integration of health care organizations from the perspective of a health systems administrator. Please write your paper in your own words. That is the only way I can evaluate your level of understanding. In order to earn full credit, you must clearly show that you have read the module homepage and all required background materials. You are encouraged to do additional research in addition to the required readings. Proofread your paper to be sure grammar and punctuation are correct, and that each part of the assignment has been answered clearly. Length: 3 pages typed, double spaced. References: At least three references must be included from academic sources (peer-reviewed journal articles). Required reading is included. Quoted materials should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. Materials copied verbatim from external sources must be enclosed in quotation marks. In-text citations are required as well as a list of references at the end of the assignment. (APA format is recommended.) Note: WIKIPEDIA is not an acceptable source of information. Your assignment will not be graded until you have submitted an Originality Report with a Similarity Index (SI) score <20% (excluding direct quotes, quoted assignment instructions, and references). Papers not meeting this requirement by the end of the session will receive a score of 0 (grade of F). Do keep in mind that papers with a lower SI score may be returned for revisions. For example, if one paragraph accounting for only 10% of a paper is cut and pasted, the paper could be returned for revision, despite the low SI score. Please use the report and your SI score as a guide to improve the originality of your work.
CRA500 CASE MOD 2 TUI University 18 May 2016 1] Choose any 2 ways health care organizations integrate or consolidate. Define and give a health care example of each type of integration you chose. Health care institutions may consolidate through mergers where the operations of the two or more organizations mutually agree to exist as a single entity (Burns & Pauly, 2002). This option is preferred when the established entity will benefit from economies of scale. This lowers the unit costs especially when the consolidated institutions are near one another. This is also related to consolidating the administrative functions with the aim of reducing costs and improving savings, but care should be exercised as the benefits of administrative consolidation may not trickle down immediately. Nonetheless, consolidating volume is difficult for healthcare organizations. Similar to business enterprise mergers, increasing the asset base of the consolidated organization improves access to capital. In 2015, Beaumont Health System with Oakwood Healthcare merged and Botsfo...