POLICY INTERVIEW ANALYSIS 1
It is important for students, as they progress through this program, to learn from those
currently working in health care. For this assignment, students will interview a health care
professional. It is important that you start a search for potential candidates to interview at the
beginning of the course as many health care professionals have limited availability due to their
schedules. It is recommended that upon finding a candidate for the interview that you schedule a
meeting a few weeks in advance. You may complete the interview face to face, over the phone,
or through an e-mail correspondence if necessary.Identify at least 10 questions around
governmental policy that are critical to understanding current and future issues in specific
delivery settings. Refine your questions so that they are relevant to the person or policy that the
interview is based on. Conduct the interview at the agreed upon time in a professional manner.
After you have completed the interview, write a 750-1,000 word paper that summarizes
your findings. Cite at least two resources in addition to your textbook for this class.
Policy Interview Analysis
There are many current and future issues that are identified to impact the delivery. The
policies set by the government in regards to the delivery of healthcare has been seen to stimulate
the development and growth of the healthcare delivery setting. Such policies ensure the adoption
of strategies that enhance the delivery of quality care to handle the current and possible future
issues and challenges experienced in care settings (Cromwell et al, 2015). The need to acquire
more knowledge about the issues in delivery settings prompted me to arrange an interview with
Sone of the professionals in the healthcare sector. My potential candidate for the interview is a
clinical officer who doubles up as the person in charge for the implementation of policies and set
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standards of care in the health Center the works. After arrangements, the clinical officer agreed
for a face to face interview session for one hour during his free time. In this case, I was able to
acquire much information about what I required. There are several questions used in the
interview which includes.
- What role should the government play to ensure the provision of quality healthcare to people?
- What is the greatest priority for the health care centers when it comes to quality improvement?
- What major factors would you recommend as changes in the healthcare system?
- How can the cost sharing plan be structured to be fair and satisfy the needs of patients?
- Should the government provide more resources to people with poorer health status?
- There is a huge number of the uninsured people, how can this issue be addressed effectively?
- What are the barriers to integrated and well-coordinated care and how can the issue be solved
as per government policies?
- How has incentives and health benefits encouraged people to be healthy?
- What are the major challenges that hinder the quality of Medicare and satisfaction of both
patients and staff in healthcare?
- What roles should the patients and healthcare professionals play to enhance quality care
The interview shed a lot of light in regards to understanding the current and future issues
experienced in healthcare settings and also the possible remedies to major challenges. The
challenges and issues faced in delivery settings are brought about by the failure, complexities,
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and impediments faced in the delivery of quality care to the people (Dankwa & Perez, 2016).
Government policies revolve around the major health issues. The health policy issues that the
government usually handle include population health, financing and the delivery of care and also
the reforms and regulations to ensure the care in delivery settings observe quality standards. The
population health policies consider factors such as health protection, health promotion and the
prevention of infections and diseases. The financing and delivery policy issues tackle matters
involving quality/satisfaction, utilization and access to healthcare, insurance coverage and
Medicare costs issues, health financing and also the type of Medicare offered (Dankwa &
Perez,2016). The reforms and regulation policies seek to address the bioethics, reforms and the
standards in the delivery of care in various settings. All these government policies focus on
handling both the current and future issues that occur in delivery settings.
The quality of care problems is one of the current issues experienced during the delivery
of care to the people in settings. The problems in quality care include inappropriate diagnosis,
lack of proper follow up on treatment, inappropriate surgical procedures and also the provision
of substandard care (Cromwell et al, 2015). The problems arise due to the inappropriate use if
services that cause the low rates of satisfaction among those receiving care. The issue has led to
difficulties in controlling infections and enhancement of the full health protection among the
recipients of quality care. Threats of delivery of quality care have prompted the government to
instill measures that seek to promote the Medicare activities. The financial problems and
covering of the medication costs by the patients are a current issue identified. The seemingly
intractable and persistent rise in medication costs has led to changes in the healthcare
environment. There is high expenditure among the people when it comes to covering their care.
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Such cases have prompted the government to enhance policies such as medical coverage for the
patients and enhancing of cost share structures to solve the problem (Cromwell et al, 2015).
The vast revolutionary changes taking place in healthcare delivery settings and
organizations is another current issue in health care settings. The change in care settings has led
uncertainty about the quality of care. The changes in the horizontal and vertical integration of
care has affected the coordination and integration of care to the people. The low supply of
physicians is identified as a current issue that the government seeks to address using its policies
relating to population health and the delivery of adequate and quality services (Dankwa & Perez,
2016). The physician and nurses supply is a considerable policy concern. The poor access to
healthcare has affected the health outcomes among the larger population which identified this an
issue of concern to be addressed.
There are many future challenges in healthcare that are perceived to affect the delivery of
care in various settings. Despite the high costs of Medicare been a current issue in the delivery of
care, it is also identified a future issue due to the rising health costs (Dankwa & Perez, 2016).
The high costs are estimated to arise due to the lack of proper management of care. The
government has put limits and sets policies that focus on the containment of future costs. The
rising costs would be restrained by the limits on overall spending on Medicare. The constraints
of Medicaid spending and Medicare would solve the future issue.
The tiering of healthcare and disparities between insured and uninsured people due to
health outcomes and accessibility to health care differences is a future issue in the delivery
settings. Inefficiencies in standardizing policies to eliminate the disparities in healthcare make
this an issue that could be troublesome in future if not addressed appropriately (Cromwell et al,
2015). The reemerging infectious diseases and also the new ones is a future issue that require to
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be addressed as it negatively affects the delivery of healthcare. The new technologies are also
understood to be a future issue in the healthcare sector. The technologies affect delivery of
healthcare as the patients face difficulties in financing the procedures (Cromwell et al, 2015).
The adherence to policies aimed at solving the future major issues would improve delivery of
In a nutshell, the delivery of healthcare to the people of their satisfaction levels requires
the consideration of various factors. The policies set by the government and the standards are
crucial when it comes to understanding the delivery setting of healthcare (Dankwa & Perez,
2016). Policies ensure the adoption of strategies that enhance the delivery of quality care to
handle the current and possible future issues and challenges experienced in the care settings.
Cromwell, I., Peacock, S. J., & Mitton, C. (2015). ‘Real-world’ health care priority setting using
explicit decision criteria: a systematic review of the literature. BMC Health Services
Research, 15(1), 1-11.
Dankwa-Mullan, I., & Pérez-Stable, E. J. (2016). Addressing Health Disparities Is a Place-Based
Issue. American Journal Of Public Health, 106(4), 637-639.