Short response questions- Answer both questions completely (4 points each) – 8 points

  1. Clinical integration provides benefits to a wide range of healthcare stakeholders. Fill in three bullet points highlighting the benefit for the following stakeholders:
    a. Hospitals
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    b. Patients
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    c. Physicians
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  2. Describe why the following systems are on the rise and/or have experienced significant increases in recent years:
    a. EMR
    i. What is this and why is it important? (2-3 sentences)
    ii. Reasons for its rise in use (3-4 sentences)
    b. Evidence-based medicine
    i. What is this and why is it important? (2-3 sentences)
    ii. Reasons for its rise in use (3-4 sentences)
    c. E-health
    i. What is this and why is it important? (2-3 sentences)
    ii. Reasons for its rise in use (3-4 sentences)
    Long Response Questions- Choose 3 out of 3 questions to complete. If you answer all three, one will count as an extra credit point if completed appropriately. Each response should be about a half of a page single spaced (6 points each) – 12 points
  3. Given the demographics of the US population, what do you see as strategic planning opportunities for PAC services? Discuss 3 different PAC services in your response.
  4. Define horizontal integration and vertical integration and provide an example of each.
    What is the role that financial planning should have in an organization’s decision making process about expansion? What are some other factors that should be considered?
  5. Evaluate the statement that an IDS is the wave of the future and is critical to future organizational success.

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