1) From a statewide health policy standpoint, given a defined budget constraint, what clinical services should be eliminated or introduced to best address healthcare needs of a Medicaid population? (Use tools described in "The Informed Decisions Toolbox: Tools for Knowledge Transfer and Performance Improvement"
Rundall, Thomas G ; Martelli, Peter F; Arroyo, Laura; McCurdy, Rodney ; et al. Journal of Healthcare Management 52. 5 (Sep/Oct 2007): 325-41; discussion 341-2.)
2) Identify the tool that you would consider to be the best for your decision and explain why you would select it.
3) Describe how using the toolbox affects accountability, knowledge transfer, and a questioning organization.
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The Decision -Making Process: A Clinic's Case Study
- Managing an organization is no easy fete. Effective decision-making is a critical role in the process. The daily decisions that CEOs and managers make will in fact affect quality, morale, productivity, success of employees, operations, and success of the organization (ACHE, 2012).
- Even as evidence-based informed decision-making gains momentum, managers still confront barriers and challenges including but not limited to the lack of resources, and time constraints. As such, improving decision-making skills and effectively using toolkits to enhance and improve accountability, knowledge transfer, and a questioning organization is critical (Karsh, 2009; Rundall et al, 2007).
Ideas for Solution-The informed decision toolbox that Rundall et al (2007) created can help the manager to better create a situation wherein he/she can arrive at the best decision for the county clinic as this relates to Medicaid recipients.
- In this case study the clinic's budget has been cut by 15% and the clinic provides care to its Medicaid recipients.
- The goal/challenge here then will be to manage so as to identify the medical services that could/should be eliminated and maintain or create those that will best serve to address the health care needs of the clinics' patient population.
- As such, the manager will now determine which tool is better to help with the decision making in relation to the clinic and also provides a rationale.
- Organizational Decision-Making: The Process
The clinic's budget cuts can be attributed to but not limited to: The economy, enormous health care expenditures, and the rising health care costs.
- Decisions are needed to decipher the best way to go about reorganizing clinical/medical services and at the same time maintain the quality of care the patients have grown accustomed to.
- The decision-making process in combination with the use of the tool kit recommended by Rundall et al., (2007) will help the clinic reach an informed decision and make the changes ...
The decision-making clinical case studies are examined.
Clinical Epidemiology and Decision Making Case Study
Need assistance in 4-8 pages with the following:
"The Pew Center on Global Climate Change reported in September 2011 that the number of flood damages in the Northeast continues to rise. In Wilkes-Barre, PA, 75,000 people were evacuated as the Susquehanna River crested at a record of 42.7 feet. An estimated 5,400 homes and business suffered some sort of flood damage during that event, and 124 sewage treatment plants were affected by the flood, with 14 of them spilling raw sewage into waterways. Reports indicate that mold infestation, which can cause adverse health effects, is now a major concern among residents in Pennsylvania and New York. One organization, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, will be preparing a report for citizens in the affected areas on this issue. "
1.Need assistance formulating a plan on how to use clinical epidemiology to guide opinions and actions on dealing with this issue.
2. Need assistance proposing three (3) types of molds that could develop from flood damage and the associated health risks with each type of mold.
3. Need assistance outlining a plan to communicate key information to health practitioners who will most likely treat the symptoms of mold.Need assistance including a timeline when this outbreak can be expected.
4. Need assistance comparing three (3) methods that could be used to decrease mold or exposure to mold. Need assistance including the advantages and disadvantages of each method.
5. Need assistance formulating three (3) talking points the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection can use when addressing the concerns of the community on health risks associated with mold and what preventative measures can be taken avoid contracting this infection.
6. Need assistance suggesting the type of study used to evaluate the long-term effects of mold exposure and the reasoning behind your selection.
- Four (4) quality academic resources are needed