Healthcare delivery and the organizations that provide it, manage it, and reimburse for it are growing at an explosive rate. As part of this trend, the growth in the allied health job sector is expected to grow significantly, with job growth projection in the 40% plus range for the period 2012-2022 (according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012).
Expansive growth is a response to current and predicted need for services, and while encouraging, sustained, and rapid growth will inevitably impact safety, risk management, and quality provision on scales not yet seen by healthcare organizations.
In an essay of 1250-1500 words, provide your assessment, with recommendations, of how the US, as a country, can best manage quality assurance in the healthcare workplace going into the future. Questions to consider include:
1. How best can the US, as a country, manage this growth in the allied health sector? Provide examples.
2. What steps might the US take, from the global down to organizational level, to maintain a high standards to provide outstanding care-based services?
3. What steps might the US take, from the global down to organizational level, to provide exceptional employment opportunities in in-demand allied health fields?
The AHRQ National Quality Measures Clearinghouse and the National Quality Forum can provide excellent data to develop and support the analysis.
A minimum of 4 qualified references is required and they must not be over 5 years old.
This essay is worth 175 points.