Today’s healthcare ecosystem is influenced by external factors such as legislati

Today’s healthcare ecosystem is influenced by external factors such as legislative events, economic changes, and social trends impacting delivery systems. One role of the health services professional is to analyze and respond to the information needs of external and internal customers throughout the continuum of healthcare services (the healthcare ecosystem). For this task, you will be expected to demonstrate your understanding of today’s healthcare ecosystem and trends in services and how health services professionals play an important role in monitoring the impact of national health information initiatives, particularly in the use of information systems.?
You are tasked with collecting information about a hospital regarding trends in the healthcare ecosystem and their effects. Select one large hospital in your geographic area or one that is nationally known for its service excellence. Some examples are Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland; Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota; Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio; Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts; or Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. You may use the organization’s website, latest annual report, or other reports found on their website, to locate information needed for this task.
A. Discuss how one historic legislative, social, or economic event impacted the growth of your chosen hospital.
Note: The historic, legislative, social, or economic event should be based in the local community.
B. Discuss how a service provided by your chosen hospital impacts access to healthcare and the quality of health in the community.
C. Examine trends and emerging technological developments of your chosen hospital by doing the following:
1. Analyze the impact that your chosen hospital ’s health information technology has on its healthcare delivery.
2. Analyze how your chosen hospital uses emerging technology to support its projects or initiatives.
D. Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
E. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.

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