Examine the impact of future trends on the field of health administration. What are the major implications these future trends have for the field of health administration? Discuss both the general impact of future trends and then what specifically are the implications for health administrators working in any of the major areas of the industry such as acute care, ambulatory care, and long-term care.
Health care 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 projections in the 40% plus range for the period 2012-2022 (according to the U.S. 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 health care organizations. In an […]