LiPuma, S. H., & Robichaud, A. L. (2020). Deliver us from injustice: Reforming the U.S. healthcare system. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Forum for Ethical and Legal Debate, 1-14. The article begins with a brief historical overview of healthcare delivery in the United States since WWII, followed by some of the reasons why the U.S. healthcare system has traditionally done a poor job of delivering healthcare in a just and fair manner.
Lyford, S., & Lash, T. A. (2019). America’s healthcare cost crisis: As the costs of U.S. healthcare continue to escalate, three commonsense reforms could reverse this unsustainable trend. Generations, 7-12. The article indicates that a decades-long upward trajectory of U.S. healthcare costs has made healthcare unaffordable for families in America, and puts an economic strain on government and businesses. This requires immediate action across the spectrum of public and private institutions. Three strategies for lowering costs are advanced: addressing excessive prescription drug prices, accelerating the adoption of value-based healthcare, and enabling transparency to assess the value of care.
Marshall, D., Burgos-Liz, L., Pasupathy, K., Padula, W., IJzerman, M., … Osgood, N. D. (2016). Transforming healthcare delivery: Integrating dynamic simulation modelling and big data in health economics and outcomes research. PharmacoEconomics, 34(2), 115-126. The article discuss the synergies between big data and dynamic simulation modelling (DSM), practical considerations and challenges, and how integrating big data and DSM can be useful to decision makers to address complex, systemic health economics and outcomes questions and to transform healthcare delivery.
Olden, P. C. (2019). Management of healthcare organizations: An introduction (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press. Read Chapter 1, “Health, Healthcare, and Healthcare Organizations”, and Chapter 2, “Management”. This chapter provides an overview of healthcare organizations and the administrative tasks within them. The introduction provides context on the role of management and administration in patient care.