Kirsten BrunswickMs. Dues English 1221 December 2017Positive Changes in the Healthcare System “This is a government takeover of our healthcare system. It is the government basically running the entire healthcare system, turning large insurers into de facto public utilities, depriving people of choice, depriving people of options, raising people’s prices, raising taxes when we need new jobs.

” was once said by Paul Ryan. ┬áThe leadership, patient care, and paperwork and charts in the healthcare industry has changed. The leadership in the healthcare industry has improved and the quality of leaders has gotten drastically better over time. Also, the patient care has improved, due to technology and higher education.

Lastly, the paperwork and charts have become more comprehensive, faster, and efficient, due to the development of technology. Overall, the healthcare industry has changed for the better.First, the leadership in the healthcare industry has changed.

As a result of this, the skills that healthcare leaders need to succeed has also changed. Some skills that are needed include a willingness to step outside of one’s comfort zone to diversify a current set of skills, a diverse background, and an ability to prioritize customers. “Going forward, UnitedHealthcare and Aetna, for example, will need leaders who can drive operational efficiency across the whole country, says Frischmon. He believes that the ability to lead in an increasingly matrixed environment, where leaders may have to lead by influence rather than by title, will likely be a required skill as the industry continues to consolidate. Payers should also look to leaders who can keep their teams focused on achieving the ambitious financial and market goals set by these companies” (Cryts ). Additionally, “the movement toward a vertically integrated delivery system for healthcare has demanded that healthcare executives have a new set of skills and competencies.

These competencies include management skills across hospitals, ancillary providers, physician practices, ambulatory settings, as well as skills in risk management and quality. Healthcare organizations can transform healthcare delivery through the power of technology and systems oriented care. This will require a new type of healthcare executive with new skill sets. This paper examines the skill sets of leaders of some of the leading integrated delivery systems in the United States through key interviews with twelve top executives. Based upon those interviews, c-suite executives in large healthcare systems were surveyed to identify the core competencies of the successful healthcare executive of the future and the graduate education requirement needed to achieve those competencies. The results of the study are used to provide suggestions on how the curricula of healthcare administration programs can be revamped (Love).Second, the way that patients are treated in the healthcare industry has also changed. Recently, some physicians have started using apps and sensors to treat their patients.

“In an A1 conference presentation earlier this year, researchers used computer vision algorithms to measure cues such as heart rate, blinking rate, eye pupil radius, facial expression, and head movement rate. At the same time, the data mining program assigned various weights to inputs as it analyzed the content of user tweets, what users read online, how fast they scrolled, keystroke rate, and mouse click rate. The resulting analysis yields a picture of the mental state of the user as well as his or her mood and emotions. Because these data can be extracted unobtrusively by built-in smartphone cameras, the researchers expect that this ‘will be an effective tool for assessing the affective states of individuals on a large scale.’ (Wiederhold) Some physicians have also started using virtual patients to teach future nurses and doctors in underdeveloped countries.

Lastly, the paperwork and charts involved with the healthcare industry has also changed. Recently, many hospitals and doctors offices have instituted the use of electronic medical records and charts. “Physicians play a unique role in the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) within the healthcare organization.

As leaders, they are responsible for setting the standards for this new technology within their sphere of influence while concurrently being required to learn and integrate EMR into their own workflow and process as the recipients of this change. This dynamic is distinctive such that physicians serve in two roles, one as leaders of change and the other as recipients of change. The EMR Expectations Questionnaire (EEQ) was developed to measure physicians’ expectations about change within the sensemaking theoretical framework. The purpose of this research was to develop an instrument to measure physicians’ expectations about healthcare organizational process changes, specifically the change from paper medical records to EMR” (Riesenmy). In conclusion, the healthcare industry has changed for the better. The leadership in the healthcare industry has changed. The way that patients are treated in the healthcare industry has also changed. Lastly, the paperwork and charts involved with the healthcare industry has also changed.

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