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Children and Healthcare

In our system of healthcare, there are many ways to access care and to pay for it. However, in general, if you do not have health insurance or a lot of money, you probably have a hard time getting it. In fact, some believe that we have created a system of haves and have-nots. It becomes even more difficult when children are invo

Managed Care and Quality

A Managed Care Organization (MCO) is a generic term used to refer to a managed care plan. The main purpose of an MCO is to provide the infrastructure for the delivery and administration of care within a managed care system. In other words, the MCO is an organization that arranges to deliver health care services without having to

Healthcare Quality and Costs

Quality has been overshadowed by the emphasis placed on access and costs of health care delivery. One major factor causing this phenomenon is the difficulty associated with defining and measuring "quality." This difficulty notwithstanding, in recent years "quality" has taken center stage as the government and healthcare organiz

Healthcare Delivery Systems in the US

The existing U.S. health care delivery "system" is viewed by many as a creature almost impossible to manage and control. Interestingly, the delivery of health care does not occur within one single system. There is no network of interrelated components designed to work together. Instead, what we have is characterized by fragmenta

Management and Leadership in Healthcare

The health care environment is fluid. Changes are a constant in this complex melieu. Good management is critical to a successful healthcare organization as is leadership. Although the terms have distinct characteristics, the literature states that the ideal would be a combination of managerial and leadership qualities (Rothbauer

Healthcare Organizational Analysis

I need help conducting an analysis for a fake healthcare organization. I need the following ( it can be any hospital in America as basis for analysis). Answer the following questions. I need three pages total with two good references, im starting a 12 page paper. Introduce your organization and the over-arching strategi

Organization's Responsiveness to Competition

Please help with a few questions. I need about 2 pages total. Regardless of facility, I need to identify the immediate and 12 month, threats to a healthcare organization from competition? What about 2 to 3 years? What about 5 or more years? Identified potential weaknesses in an organization's services and strategies that ma

Barriers for Strategies

What are the primary barriers to implementing strategies in organizations? What's the coinciding role of a healthcare administrator? How are the action plans for a division (i.e. health system division) similar to action plans at the functional level? How are they different? Please help on getting me 3 pages, as i need a t

Strategic development

Assessing the market is an important part of the strategic development process. Provide an overview of the process of defining market opportunities for typical healthcare organizations. Answer these questions What service(s) will the organization provide? What value does your product/service/technology bring to the

Budgeting and Financial Management

Budgeting and Financial Management Part 1 There is a mounting public awareness and focus on issues of financial accountability and control across the country today. The public is demanding businesses, government agencies, and public health organizations to adhere to high standards of integrity, accountability, and financia

Changing Landscape of Health Care

Write a 750- to 1050-word reflection detailing the changing landscape of the health care system. Some things to consider are: Shifts taking place Current and potential challenges How health care is handling challenges APA

Quality Management at the PDCA Model

You've been hired as the chief therapist at a cancer center at which you've never been employed. After a month on the job, you conclude that the staff blames each other for repeated mistakes frequently. The interpersonal dynamics of the group seem tense and uncomfortable. Briefly describe how you may begin to address this proble

Drivers of change in healthcare

Describe two or more key drivers affecting healthcare organizations and the U.S. healthcare delivery system. Explain current and future implications of these drivers for healthcare administrators. Describe two or three key changes or reforms that you would like to see enacted. Explain why these changes would be important f

Implementing Electronic Healthcare Records

1. Briefly describe a systems implementation scenario (actual or fictitious) that illustrates a failure to adequately consider all options and condition, along with the respective implications. 2. Be sure to discuss issues such as buy vs. make decisions, data based - client/server approach, security considerations...etc.

Influenza and the Healthcare Industry

Focus on a specific respiratory disease that has a significant impact on society and the health care industry. (Some examples are tuberculosis, bronchitis, asthma, influenza, or a respiratory illness that is currently prevalent) Discuss the following: State this disease's type (primary, secondary, tertiary) and what makes

Healthcare Dollar Usage

Given that we have limited resources, what is the best use of our healthcare dollars? Should expensive treatments be provided to everyone who would benefit from them? If so, who should bear the costs—for instance, should it be third-party insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, or the individuals themselves paying out-of-pocket? The

Organizational Models at Local and State Levels

A vital element of the health infrastructure that is often overlooked is the state and local Health Department. Explore the various organizational models for public health. These models vary considerably within the country. The health departments in New York State, for example, are free standing, reporting directly to the gov

Public Health Policy and Clients

Policy Analysis Policy analysis is an analysis that provides informed advice to a client that relates to a public policy decision, includes a recommended course of action or inaction. There are five steps in writing a policy analysis. A policy analysis can be utilized to identify a policy problem. Policy analysis has many pur

Radiation Oncology Manager

Organize an outline detailing the responsibilities for a Radiation Oncology Manager for the first 3 months of operations in the new centre. Provide examples of the types of job duties specific to a Radiation Oncology Manager.

Development of Public Health Assessment

As it relates to the development and management of public health assessment activities, what is your response to the following statement? It is suggested that the assessment process is driven by decisions made by the community members themselves, rather than by influences from the outside community. Response should be substantiv

Organizational Structure Presentation Communication Methods

Write a 350- to 700-word paper in which you address the effects of organizational structure on communication regarding the following scenario: You are a manager of a large rehabilitation center that provides short-term care rehabilitation services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Your center is proposing a new addition

Clinical Applications of Technology

Utilizing healthcare information technology can benefit the patient and provider by improving healthcare quality, reducing medical errors, increasing efficiency of care, reducing unnecessary healthcare costs, expanding access to affordable care, and improving a population's health. What are various clinical applications used

Quality Assurance in Managed Mental and Behavioral Health Care

Quality Assurance in Managed Mental and Behavioral Health Care Assignment Expectations Use information from the modular background readings as well as any good quality resource you can find. Please cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of your paper. LENGTH: 3-5 Pages The following items/requireme

Operations Management for Accountability

Do you think that the HITECH has appropriate incentives to promote innovations in IT necessary to improve operations and care delivery? Why or Why not? What is your view of healthcare HR today? What do you think are barriers to achieving the full potential of HR? Will the ACA push providers to reorganization delivery syste

Medicaid and Medicare Private and Public Health Issues

The major payers in private healthcare (other than government programs) are employers, and this has been true since the inception of health insurance programs. There are several reasons why this is so, but one of the main reasons is employees are a defined risk pool based on the work performed for the company. Healthcare insuran

Personal Health Records

Write about EMR (electronic medical record) and PHR (patient health record)... 1. Compare and contrast the EMR and PHR with respect to format, content, privacy, accessibility, and legal considerations. 2. Explain what you see as the specific benefits of the PHR for the patient and for the health care provider or organization

Public Health and Disasters

The World Disasters Report 2000: Focus on Public Health was prepared by the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies. This report summarizes statistics and global trends on the impact of disasters, including economic damage, numbers of IDPs and refugees, and the efforts to prevent excess of deaths. In 1999,

Federal Tort Claims Act

How does the Federal Tort Claims Act and the processing of federal malpractice claims involve healthcare organizations?