The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Preparation of Health Care Professionals

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/338341
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Preparation of Health Care Professionals
Author(s):
Chally, Pamela Sue
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Rho
Author Details:
Pamela Sue Chally, PhD, RN, pchally@unf.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, September 27, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to explore the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the preparation of healthcare professionals, particularly nurses. The law primarily impacts those having insurance and how health care is paid. As it is implemented, however, there are additional needs for professionals with specialized education. Methods: The implementation of the ACA has not gone smoothly. In fact, it seems every week something changes, with some changes being more significant than others. This presentation will include up to date information on the current situation regarding implementation of the ACA and its specific impact on nurses and other health care professionals. Literature has been searched and will continue to be analyzed regarding this topic. Additionally, interviews with health care leaders in the state and nation will continue to be sure material presented is timely. Results: The Affordable Care Act projects to expand health coverage for significantly over 30 million people. As a result, an already strained system must expand to meet a vast influx of new patients. It only makes sense that with more people receiving health care, additional health professionals in all areas will be needed. There will be greatest need for more nurses, physicians (especially primary care), nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and health educators. As educators, we are already behind in preparing for the upcoming projections. We have been concerned for many years about the anticipated number of nurses retiring as the health care needs of the baby boomers increase. Physicians are less likely to choose primary care practice. In some states, nurse practitioners are unable to practice to the full extent of their education. It is also critical that the economics of health care be integrated in all programs and graduates understand health promotion and education. Conclusion: It is imperative that we increase the number of high quality graduates to meet upcoming health care needs. All graduates will need additional skill sets that include coaching to promote health education and the ability to analyze outcomes and adjust activities accordingly to improve quality.
Keywords:
Nurses; Affordable Care Act; Health care professionals
Repository Posting Date:
15-Jan-2015
Date of Publication:
15-Jan-2015
Other Identifiers:
LEAD14LE01
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Leadership Summit 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Preparation of Health Care Professionalsen_US
dc.contributor.authorChally, Pamela Sueen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Rhoen
dc.author.detailsPamela Sue Chally, PhD, RN, pchally@unf.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/338341-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, September 27, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to explore the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the preparation of healthcare professionals, particularly nurses. The law primarily impacts those having insurance and how health care is paid. As it is implemented, however, there are additional needs for professionals with specialized education. Methods: The implementation of the ACA has not gone smoothly. In fact, it seems every week something changes, with some changes being more significant than others. This presentation will include up to date information on the current situation regarding implementation of the ACA and its specific impact on nurses and other health care professionals. Literature has been searched and will continue to be analyzed regarding this topic. Additionally, interviews with health care leaders in the state and nation will continue to be sure material presented is timely. Results: The Affordable Care Act projects to expand health coverage for significantly over 30 million people. As a result, an already strained system must expand to meet a vast influx of new patients. It only makes sense that with more people receiving health care, additional health professionals in all areas will be needed. There will be greatest need for more nurses, physicians (especially primary care), nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and health educators. As educators, we are already behind in preparing for the upcoming projections. We have been concerned for many years about the anticipated number of nurses retiring as the health care needs of the baby boomers increase. Physicians are less likely to choose primary care practice. In some states, nurse practitioners are unable to practice to the full extent of their education. It is also critical that the economics of health care be integrated in all programs and graduates understand health promotion and education. Conclusion: It is imperative that we increase the number of high quality graduates to meet upcoming health care needs. All graduates will need additional skill sets that include coaching to promote health education and the ability to analyze outcomes and adjust activities accordingly to improve quality.en
dc.subjectNursesen
dc.subjectAffordable Care Acten
dc.subjectHealth care professionalsen
dc.date.available2015-01-15T13:35:53Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-15-
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-15T13:35:53Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Summit 2014en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.-
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