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Ch 3: Organization of Health Services & Systems

About This Chapter

This comprehensive chapter examines the organization of health services and systems. You can complete this chapter at your own pace, and it's available whenever you need to study for an exam, catch up in a class or bring up your grades.

Organization of Health Services & Systems - Chapter Summary

Complete this health services policy chapter to learn how health systems and services are organized. Using a simplified and engaging teaching style, our instructors examine various types of health care systems, as well as related concepts like strategic alliances for health care, managed care and health care competency. We've made the chapter accessible at any time of day or night so you can study whenever you have free time. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you retain important information. Also, if you have any questions about these concepts, you can reach out to our instructors at any time. Finishing this chapter can help you:

  • Evaluate the functions and structures of health care organizations
  • Compare types of health care systems
  • Describe the workplace structure of healthcare organizations
  • Evaluate examples of strategic alliances in healthcare
  • Summarize the history of managed care
  • Explain the ways that health care competency can be affected by culture and language

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: Organization of Health Services & Systems
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Health Care Organizations: Structure & Functions

1. Health Care Organizations: Structure & Functions

This lesson embarks on the journey of transition in healthcare's organizational structure, management, government, and global changes now reshaping the nation's healthcare.

Health Care Systems: Types & Concept

2. Health Care Systems: Types & Concept

In this lesson, we will take a look at the different types of health care systems and how they affect the lives and well-being of communities around the world.

Workplace Structure in Healthcare Organizations

3. Workplace Structure in Healthcare Organizations

This lesson will describe the role of the executive board and the Chief Executive Officer of a hospital. We will also discuss the role that physicians should take in terms of service on the board and how communication should occur within the structure.

Strategic Alliances in Healthcare: Definition & Examples

4. Strategic Alliances in Healthcare: Definition & Examples

Rapid change in healthcare is causing a movement toward strategic alliances between healthcare providers. This lesson will describe the process, along with challenges and successes in these important partnerships.

What Is Managed Care? - Definition, History & Systems

5. What Is Managed Care? - Definition, History & Systems

This healthcare lesson will define managed care in an understandable format, providing a brief history and giving a description of the three basic delivery systems, or insurance plan options.

How Culture & Language Affect Healthcare Competency

6. How Culture & Language Affect Healthcare Competency

If you are interested in helping people get good access to healthcare, then you probably know that culture and language can make a big difference. This lesson addresses the effect of language and culture on healthcare competency.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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