Strategic External Assessment: Industry and Competition

Subject: Health Care    / General Health Care
Question

Strategic External Assessment: Industry and Competition

Describe Michael Porter’s Five Forces Model. What does he attempt to explain? How might the forces function and affect industry profits? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Market Segments

If the movement toward “consumer-driven health care” continues to advance, speculate on how a health care organization may want to improve the way that it assesses and interacts with its market and customers, including providing health services and programs to meet the needs of a diverse population. Reflect on how this development may (or may not) affect those who are already under-served in a market. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.