What is strategic management? What are some examples of business strategies in nursing or health care settings? How do leaders execute strategic management plans? What role might a nurse leader play in the implementation of strategic management plans?
Which resources might be used in a nursing or health care settings to support an organization's strategic initiatives? How are decisions made to allocate these resources efficiently? When resource allocation decisions are made, who is responsible for the decisions' execution and evaluation? What happens when changes occur in fac
In examining the health care systems in America: 1.) What is the definition of a health care system? 2.) What are the implications of beliefs and values on a health care system? 3.) What are some examples of the various models of health care delivery used in America? 4.) How does the health care system apply to models of t
There are 20 major issues listed by the American Hospital Association. What do issues such as quality of service and improving the safety of patients present in ways of marketing-related opportunities to a healthcare-related organization?
What are the pros, cons, advantages and disadvantages of linking each of the following to an Electronic Health Record (EHR): a. Physician PDA b. Laboratory information system (LIS) What is the role of a healthcare CIO? ( Also, give practical examples in healthcare organization if you have any.)
Discuss the role of monitoring, evaluating, and adjusting in the strategic planning process; Discuss some specific steps that can be used to accomplish these tasks; Discuss what the potential issues are if your organization does not do these things; Identify and discuss how a government healthcare organization accomp
Many different health care entities share some common practices and challenges. Which financial management practices and challenges do these professional organizations have in common: American Medical Association, American Nursing Association, American Hospital Association, American Health Care Association, and America's Health
What measures could be taken to enhance public health care in developing countries?
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
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
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
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.
How do our current healthcare and legal systems impact the cost of insurance?
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?
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
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
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
Do you think that socials networking websites are a good way to implement and/or recruit members for health promotion programs? Why or why not? I discuss the different kinds of healthcare agencies, and how they appear and are used by members of popular networking sites. Not only are there sites for the healthcare organizat
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?
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
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.
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
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
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?
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?
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 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
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
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
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