Overcoming Barriers And Resistance Of The Healthcare System

1130 WordsAug 17, 20145 Pages
Overcoming Barriers and Resistance to Change The healthcare system is currently undergoing many restructuring changes, due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which are impacting many healthcare organizations such as Centura Health. Centura Health is a large hospital based healthcare system located in Colorado and western Kansas. Many of the current healthcare changes are effecting the larger healthcare systems the most, as they are the ones that are serving large portions of the United States, and they are the ones that can make the biggest changes. Some of these changes include restructuring how reimbursement for Medicaid and Medicare happen, increasing access to care for the community, and increasing the amount of technology throughout the healthcare system. Centura Health has responded to the requirements positively. They have begun to change the culture of their system by increasing access to care at every life stage from birth to death, increased the technologies within their hospitals, and increased the focus on the patients when they are being treated within their facilities. They have dubbed this the 2020 Centura Health strategy, creating a continuum of care with every one of their facilities, including hospitals, home health, physicians’ offices, and laboratories. Even though they are currently a success story with the changes they are implementing there were challenges that needed to be overcome. Many of the challenges they faced will be
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