Lesson 1 – Question 1
The health care industry is one of the few in the United States which continues to grow. Identify three reasons for this growth and briefly discuss the human resources strategic implications faced by health care organizations over the next decade and beyond.
Lesson 1 – Question 2
It is common for health care organizations to “brand” their services to attract customers. To what extent does this branding positively or negatively impact the human resource function of those organizations?
Lesson 1 – Question 3
What is the fundamental difference between licensure and certification of health care professionals?
Lesson 1 – Question 4
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, an estimated additional 30 million citizens are now eligible for health care insurance. What impact has this had on the availability of primary care physicians and the use of Emergency Departments?
Lesson 1 – Question 5
Most, if not all, hospitals and medical groups have some formal mechanism for dealing with “impaired practitioners”. Discuss how this mechanism works and who is considered an “impaired practitioner”.