Explain what you think is the most pertinent health care policy issue with the potential to transform the way health care is delivered. Make sure to include in your post the following:
- Outline the policy in question with a brief history and background of the issue it addresses or does not address well.
- Next, discuss the Stakeholders involved in this issue and the effects passing the policy (or changing/defeating the policy) may have on their outcomes and interests.
- Outline the barriers to passing (or defeating) this policy and posit solutions as to how to overcome these barriers. These barriers may include insurance coverage, eligibility, or reimbursement.
- Provide a rationale for implementation of a policy brief from a legal, ethical, and operational perspective. Be specific and provide examples.
- Lastly, make recommendations (i.e., changes in policy, changes in delivery of care, changes in focus for legislation, changes in insurance coverages or reimbursement) for current and future practice.
- Baicker, K., Taubman, S. L., Allen, H. L., Bernstein, M., Gruber, J. H., Newhouse, J. P., … & Finkelstein, A. N. (2013). The Oregon experiment—Effects of Medicaid on clinical outcomes. The New England Journal of Medicine, 368(18), 1713–1722.
- Crowley, R. A., & Golden, W. (2014). Healthcare policy basics: Medicaid expansion. Annals of Internal Medicine, 160(6), 423–425.
- Miller E. A. (2012). The Affordable Care Act and long-term care: Comprehensive reform or just tinkering around the edges? Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 24(2), 101–117.
IT, stands for “Information Technology,” and is pronounced “I.T.” It refers to anything related to computing technology, such as networking, hardware, software, the Internet, or the people that work with these technologies. Many companies now have IT departments for managing the computers, networks, and other technical areas of their businesses. IT jobs include computer programming, network administration, computer engineering, Web development, technical support, and many other related occupations. Since we live in the “information age,” information technology has become a part of our everyday lives. That means the term “IT,” already highly overused, is here to stay. What is information? This is processed data with a meaning or an organized, meaningful and useful interpretation of data. And what is technology? Technology is humans using objects (tools, machines, systems, and materials) to change the natural and human-made environment. Technology has always been an important part of war. Today, with information technology situated as the defining technology of our age it should be no surprise that IT (information technology) is a central part of war making. In fact, the US military has officially determined that information is the main “force multiplier” in battle, more important than numerical superiority or force of fire, the old standards. This is because, in the US military’s view, we now have the information technologies that cannot just make a crucial difference in battle, in terms of precision weapons, intelligence, and command and control, but that these technologies might actually allow the “fog” (uncertainly) of war to be dispelled so that total, almost painless victories, might be won against many opponents. The aim of this paper is to explain the impact of information technology to the Royal Armour Corps and does it giving any advantages to the corps. Before we go any further on this topic, we need to know the history of this information technology. Information technology has been around from a long, long time ago. Basically as long as people have been around, information technology has been around because there were always a lot of ways to communicate through technology available at that point in time. There are four main ages that divided up the history of information technology. Only the latest age (>GET ANSWER