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Forms of Power and Public Institutions

1. Research the following forms of power: legitimate, coercive, expert, personal. Identify ways power is used in the health care policy development process. 2. What forms of power are typically used in public institutions? Private? Grassroots? Non-profit? Government? 3. Define "think tanks." What role do these play in in

New Health Technologies

1. What is the best way to develop, introduce, regulate, provide access, and pay for new health technologies in the 21st century? Provide examples from popular press or scholarly journal articles to back up your analysis. 2. Discuss the evaluation of medical technologies. Provide examples of at least two evaluation metho

Qualilty Improvement and Quality Management

What are the foundational frameworks of quality improvement? Why do various healthcare stakeholders define the quality of care differently? What are the roles of various clinicians and patients in quality improvement? Why is quality management needed in the healthcare industry? What areas must be monitored for quality? What

Lucian Leape

Examine Lucian Leape, his impact on patient safety, and how the Institute of Medicine's report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System was his motivation and impetus for change.

Healthcare Workers: Expectations

How realistic is it to expect health care workers to model mental, physical, and spiritual health? If Americans tend to be overweight, under-active, workaholics who experience burnout, why should health care workers be any different?

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether nor not all or part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act should be declared unconstitutional. It specifically addressed the issue of whether or not individual health insurance mandate was unconstitutional under the Interstate Commerce Clause of the Constitu

James Reason's Swiss Cheese Theory

Examine James Reasons' Swiss Cheese Theory and its application to quality and risk management, including patient safety, in a healthcare setting. What organizational influences would predispose an organization to the Swiss Cheese Theory? What strategies, or system approaches, would benefit an organization in preventing active an

Risk analysis management in healthcare facilities

What are some methodologies and tools used in the analysis of potential risk factors in a teaching hospital, a primary care physician's office, and a public health facility? Who would you include in the initial review of risk management data? Why? What are the goals of risk reduction? Provide an example of risk reduction in

Affects of rising cost of heath

How does the rising cost of healthcare effect each class of American society. What can Americans do to ensure that the climbing cost of healthcare remains affordable for everyone?

Patient Experiences with Healthcare

In this discussion, I want to turn to health care quality. Most of us have either been patients, or had family members who were patients, in a number of health care facilities. What distinguishes a good patient experience from a bad patient experience? I have received excellent healthcare and abysmal healthcare, so I have a g

United States Health Care Policy

Please help with the following problem. Discuss the formation and implementation of US health care policy at the government level with the policy cycle. Please include references at part of the solution.

Balanced Budget Act of 1997.

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 brought about major changes in the way that American healthcare is financed: there were many changes in funding and many new requirements for hospitals and other providers to meet. We are all still living with the consequences of this Act. Outline the key provisions of this Act, and share your own

Spirituality in Health Care Module

Topic: Provider Roles in Spiritual Care - Recall personal spiritual experiences or sacred encounters with other health care professionals and contrast them with the experiences of others. - Develop a spiritual needs assessment tool and administer it to another person. - Examine guidelines that health care providers follow in

US vs. Canadian Health Care

What have been the major historical developments of hospitals in the United States? In Canada? Which one do you feel has evolved more effective patient care?

Management in Health Care Organizations

What, if anything, is different about applying the concepts of basic management topics to health care organizations, as opposed to other types of organizations, e.g., McDonald's?

Historical healthcare changes

Various historical forces have shaped health care delivery in the United States. Today's health care administrators must understand how and why these historical forces have impacted service delivery in order to fully grasp the current context of the U.S. health care system. Review the list below and select one of the followin

Vulnerable Populations: the Homeless

Vulnerable Populations The purpose is to demonstrate your understanding of the impact of vulnerable populations on the U.S. health care system. This will require that you research community databases that support the demographics and the primary, secondary, and tertiary health implications for the vulnerable population. This

Medicare, health insurance and US is afraid of change

Outline the parameters of the potential costs and impacts of medicare defunding and future fund depletion for this entitlement program. When the U.S. government is able to pass new legislation funding for a new medical paradigm, we will be able to make our nation a healthier one for everyone. If we could just spend less on ou

Models of Managed Health Care

Identify the pros and cons for the following three common models of managed health care organizations. Give suggestions to strengthen the weaknesses of the chosen models: Health Maintenance Organization (HMO): Exclusive Provider Organizations (EPO's) Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Remember that first world cou

Health care management and leadership

Why is accountability important in the health care industry? How is an employee's accountability measured in the health care industry? What does checks-and-balance process look like in a successful organization? How does accountability affect an organization's working culture? How can you maintain a positive working culture and

Solutions to Effectively Handling Human Resources in Healthcare Management

Are there any solutions to the problem of effectively handling human resources? Are some of the solutions already implemented in healthcare organizations? Please describe such existing attempts, programs, or interventions. Do they seem to be working, please compare and contrast the programs? Do you think a good plan coul

Quality Management and Accountability

Using the information you gleaned from both articles, please discuss the following issues: 1. Provide a brief overview of the quality improvement process. Be sure to give examples and to specifically discuss what quality improvement teams are. 2. The article you read indicated that there needs to be an agreement and unders

Reliance on insurance and federal funding of US healthcare

With the advent of government funding for the poor and elderly, Americans began to see insurance as the key to healthcare. Prior to that time the uninsured were served by private physicians and charity clinics at reduced cost. Has the reliance on insurance coverage by physicians and hospitals as the gate-keeping key to care ma

Financial implications of the problem

Please discuss financial implications of the problem. How would you look at these financial implications in the context of an organization? What does the literature say?

Human Resource Management's Effect on Stakeholders

Please explain the implications of this problem for the "stakeholders" of the organization. Please give special emphasis on how this problem affects the "patients" as stakeholders of this organization.

The Problem of Effectively Handling Human Resources

Please further discuss the extent and the impact of the problem of "effectively handling human resources". How often is it encountered? What are its negative consequences? Who is affected by the problem? What could be its implications for the mission and vision of the healthcare organization where the problem oc