Unit 1 DB: Systems Foundations

 Use APA style, and cite at least 2 scholarly references published within the last 5 years.  

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

For this assignment, address the following:

  • Discuss 3 current trends and directions for healthcare delivery in the United States and the role that managed care has in shaping those 3 trends.
  • Besides managed care, what other forces have influenced these trends and directions?
  • Are these trends and directions moving healthcare delivery in a positive direction? Explain your response.