Week 4 focuses on healthcare research and the critical issues in knowledge management. Healthcare research paves the way for exploration, identification and explanatory understanding of how health care services interact with the social environment. Health care research allows for observability of changes in the healthcare environment, such as future trend tracking, changes in special populations, ethical issues and key issues for stakeholders. Healthcare research is an effective process to identify, evaluate, recommend and implement strategies to improve health care outcomes.

Your Learning Objectives for the Week:

  • Compare and contrast multiple management organizational theories and their impact on managed care.
  • Assess the future of healthcare as it is affected by the next stages of managed care.
  • Outline the key advantages and disadvantages of the various managed care reimbursement systems for healthcare providers.
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