Scenario The issue of access to quality healthcare remains a

 Scenario

The issue of access to quality healthcare remains a challenge in the United States. Inadequate access is more pervasive in rural communities. Most efforts to improve access have not yielded the desired results. Studies suggest that rural healthcare has changed significantly within the past decade as a result of healthcare financing, the emergence of new technologies, and the clustering of health networks and services. A lack of financial resources in rural communities coupled with provider shortages continue to have negative impacts on health outcomes.

Instructions

You are a rural community health analyst. In your role, you are attempting to find an effective strategy to address the barriers to access of care for a rural community in your state. You have determined that telehealth may be a viable solution.

  • Research the impact of telehealth on access to healthcare in international markets.
  • Discuss the possible implications of telehealth on rural communities in the U.S.
  • Using the California-based clinic, La Clinica de la Raza, as a benchmark, evaluate the financial report of the organization and discuss the organization’s financial performance based on your findings from the report.
  • After a review of the financial data, create a business report in which you discuss the benefits of implementing telehealth.

Rubric:

-Clear and thorough discussion of possible implications of telehealth on rural communities in the U.S. Includes at least three examples or supporting details from research on international markets.

-Includes a comprehensive evaluation of the financial report of La Clinica de la Raza and thoughtfully discusses the organization’s financial performance with at least three examples or supporting details.

-Comprehensive business report that thoughtfully discusses the benefits of telehealth with examples or supporting details for each benefit.