President Obama signed a new bill that changed the landscape of the health care industry. This new law has resulted in uncertainty for patients and health care organizations. In his article, “Three Brutal Facts That Provide Strategic Direction for Healthcare Delivery Systems: Preparing for the End of the Healthcare Bubble,” Nathan Kaufman discusses that the health care industry is heading for a fall and that organizations need to prepare now by focusing their strategies on new market realities. This will be the focus of this assignment. Please read the article by Kaufman and then respond to the following questions.
- Why does he believe the health care bubble is going to burst? Do you agree or disagree with his views?
- Discuss what he means by “Physician autonomy and the organized medical staff will become less relevant.” Do you believe this will improve patient care?
- Discuss what a prepared organization is to Kaufman. Do you believe this is what it will take to effectively deal with the health care bubble? What are some suggestions that you have based upon this article and your own research?