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?
What distinguishes a good patient experience from a bad patient experience? Certain behaviors by doctors and staff make for either a good or bad experience for the patient. The bottom line is this: a good facility will remember who you are, read your history, speak to a patient as an equal, and will show humanity and kindness. The office must be clean and orderly, and the wait time to see the doctor should be close to the appointment time as a show of courtesy and respect for patients as well.
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
Health Policy: Medicare, health insurance, and how the US is afraid of change, but needs change. Must healthcare be a for profit business? Must drug companies, insurance companies and the FDA be so closely aligned as for profit agencies.
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
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
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
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
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?
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.
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
Please write a response that identifies a problem in healthcare management, which describes the problem and then discuss its importance, in 500 words or more.
Does the legislation include proven medical liability reforms?
Discuss the nature of the "charitable hospital" and the advantages an institution would have in being termed such. Find at least two charitable hospitals on the Internet and find similarities between the two. Be sure to include links to the websites so that your classmates can visit the sites as well.
What are management theories and how do they help or hinder the working atmosphere in the field of healthcare?
Change and Diversity Use Online Library and appropriate Internet sites along with concepts and ideas from the text to support your findings and opinions in a two- to three-page Word document addressing the following: Explain how changing demographics are impacting patients and providers in the delivery of health care in th
Please help with the following problems. 1. Describe an electronic health record and discuss how it can help decrease medical errors. 2. Describe the four major types of health insurance and identify which population groups are commonly covered by each.
1. What is strategic planning and why is it an important tool in the health care industry? 2. Define the meaning of quality in the health care setting from both the provider and consumer perspective. Provide examples of poor quality of care and good quality care as experienced by you or someone you know and discuss how the l