Future Of Health Care

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The Past and the Future of Health Care
Peter Drucker once said, “The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different”. The health care field will always be changing. Some changes are due to the considerable amount of new technology, the older population, and the health care reform. Most doctors are trying their utmost to evolve with the changes that keep coming in health care. The United States is trying to make the health care field more efficient and enhance patient care however; providers are still going to face challenges as the changes keep coming.
Changes in the Past Ten Years
Dr. S. Kraft states the question of who takes care of the patients is the most considerable change in the past ten years (personal communication, November 20, 2014). Today providers do not have the same amount of say in the care for the patients compared to the past when there was a sacred
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S. Kraft believes maintaining independent clinical judgment and avoiding burnout are the two biggest challenges providers will face in the future (personal communication, November 20, 2014). Dr. S. Kraft states providers will find challenges in not succumbing to do what is best for the government, insurance companies, and employing hospital systems, but doing what is best for the patients (personal communication, November 20, 2014). Also, the competing demands on providers’ time with spending enough time with patients, finishing documentation that meets all of the government requirements and spending time on obtaining prior authorizations for medication and procedures is putting an increased amount of stress on providers (Dr. S. Kraft, personal communication, November 20, 2014). Dr. S. Kraft explains recent research suggest approximately 50 percent of physicians are reporting at least moderate burnout (personal communication, November 20, 2014). Some of the burnout can be due to short supply of medical specialists in the field (Sultz and Young,

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