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Hospitals

A hospital is a health care facility which provides patient treatment with specialized staff and equipment. Ancient Egyptian temples are the earliest documented hospital-like institutions aiming to provide cures. Hospitals may be funded by governments, health organizations, health insurance companies or charities. They are staffed by physicians, surgeons, nurses and many other health care professionals.

Patients may go to a hospital for diagnosis, treatment or therapy without spending the night, or they may be admitted to stay at the hospital for several days, weeks or months. A general hospital deals with many different kinds of disease and injury and also may have an emergency department which deals with immediate and urgent health issues. Some hospitals may have their own ambulance.

Specialized hospitals can help reduce health costs compared to general hospitals, as costs can decrease due to specialists becoming efficient in working on a “production line” procedure. Examples of specialized hospitals include children’s hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals. A teaching hospital includes the teaching of medical students and nurses in addition to providing care to patients. Hospitals can have a variety of departments, such as: emergency, surgery, intensive care unit, oncology, pediatric and obstetrics. These departments are typically supervised by a chief physician

HIT Projects and Decision Makers

Describe an example of an HIT project implemented at your organization (medical or mental hospital) and analyze how that project was identified and moved forward. Evaluate the impact of key decision makers on moving the HIT project forward. Please include in-text citations and at least 3 references. No Plagiarism.

Hospital Patient Focused Functions and Hospital Organization

Help needed: Part 1: Certain functions are not limited or contained within one department. For example - Drug administration. Doctor checks patient; Doctor decides on medication; Ward nurse orders it from pharmacy; pharmacy orders it from supplier; pharmacy delivers to nurse on ward; nurse gives to patient; patient swal

Engaging Physicians and Employees in Change

In health care, change agents are faced with the challenge of engaging both employed staff and physicians in change initiatives. Frequently they have different perspectives and different agendas. Discuss your thoughts on how this can be managed so that everyone can feel that they are heard and that some common ground can be achi

Healthcare Organizations Dealing with Challenges

Consider facilities closing or merging in order to survive because of the changes in the economy. Health care is a highly competitive business. Our text states: Managed care coverage now appears to drive the provision of care, because facilities are reluctant to offer what is not funded. The result has been a corporate system th

Health care Licensing

I am having difficulty finding what some state certifications, licenses, or permits that may be required to operate a health care facility in New York. I have looked on the state DOH website and can not find anything. I know that a CON (certificate of Need) needs to be filed and approved but that is all I can find. 1 or 2 ref

Management Information Systems for a Hospital Organization

I must conduct an online search and learn about one management information system that can improve performance in a hospital organization. Any references used must be from 2014-2015; APA style with abstract 2-3 pages in length (not to include reference and abstract pages).

Unified Medical Language System (UMLS)

In 1986, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) began a long term research and development project to build a Unified Medical Language System (UMLS). 1. What is the purpose of the system? 2. What are some examples of how and where UMLS is implemented today? 3. What are some current and future implications you see UMLS havin

Data Quality Issues

When there are mistakes in data entering, it translates into problems in patient care, reimbursement, and research. The problem of poor data crosses departments and organizations, filtering into decisions that are made based on the data. What are some examples (real or fictitious) of data entry issues that could compromise data

Trends and Security Requirements in Electronic Health Records

Need help with a health care class. Trends in healthcare organizations sharing information and what they guidelines and regulations and rules are. Topic on patient sharing protocols in a health care setting See information below about points that need to be addressed. You work for a health care organization that fr

Patient-Driven Approaches to Adaptive Prediction Techniques

The authors of the assigned article, "A Patient-Driven Adaptive Prediction Technique to Improve Personalized Risk Estimation for Clinical Decision Support" (http://jamia.bmj.com/content/early/2012/04/03/amiajnl-2011-000751.full) have found that using patient-driven, adaptive technologies to guide clinical decision making are inf

Health Care System and Technologies of the Future

Envision what the health care system of 2030 might look like. Describe at least two technological advancements that would be available to patients. How would technology help providers make health care decisions? How would patients and families interact with providers from their homes or in their communities? What would health ca

Shortage of Nurses

What is the impact of a shortage of nurses to the nursing profession and to the public? Discuss at least one way that the nursing profession is working toward a resolution to this problem.

Quality Management in Health Care

I have few questions regarding the health care service quality. - Should healthcare providers be paid (reimbursed) according to the quality of care as an incentive to improve their performance (known as pay for performance)? Explain why or why not (hint: www.ncqa.org) - What criteria would you use to rate their performance?

Outpatient Care Facilities and the Elderly

Please help answer the following questions: Evaluate the reasons for the change in U.S. health care from primarily an inpatient setting to an outpatient setting. What types of services have been expanded with this change? Consider community and public health in your answer, as well as other services.

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From electronic health records (EHR) to telemedicine, the use of information technology is rapidly expanding. Discuss how individuals, professionals, and organizations use health information. How can health information improve the provision of quality? Finally, after conducting research, discuss the possible future of inform

Laws Standards or regulations that govern the EHR

What are some of the Laws, standards or regulations that govern the EHR in the National Health Information Network (NHIN) and in the Protected Health information(PHI), and for Certification for Health Information Technology (CCHIT)?

The requisite credentials for healthcare administration

What type of degree is required to work as a healthcare manager or administrator, and a Chief Information Officer (CIO). What kind of options are opened up by by achieving a graduate degree as apposed to an undergraduate? What are the different types of healthcare administration positions are available to an individual with a ba

Organizational Culture in Healthcare Services

I need some ideas in answering these questions on healthcare services: 1. Explain the impact of organizational culture on health care services. 2. Analyze how organizational behavior affects quality, competition, human relations.

ACO, HMO, PPO and Strategic Plans

The Author wrote: Strategic management plays a valuable role in health care organizations in that the strategic management process is somewhat of a business tool, a tool that helps health care leaders and managers understand how to build and/or maintain solid operations, maintain and/or build financial stability, build and/or ma

Inpatient Setting

What are two most salient trends impacting the inpatient setting and do they have positive and negative impact?

Help with Health Care Questions

I need help with the following: I need to determine two (2) specific forces in the external environment that will have the most impact on a hospital. I also need to determine two (2) specific internal factors that the organization's leaders need to consider in preparing for the future of health care and the future of the org

Medication errors in hospitals

What special benefits should be given to the patients who have suffered due to negligence by the hospital staff for wrong drug administration and other reasons?

The Banning of Hospital Advertisement Interview Ideas

Mary Bergin is the CEO in Putney, Vermont; she is the CEO of a community hospital that has grown significantly over the past few years in terms of the resources it has added. Mary came to the hospital after being the COO of larger facility in New York, but she wanted to live in a rural state as well as be in charge of her own fa

The US Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit 1956-1967

"Professional and Hospital Discrimination and the US Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit 1956-1967." Preston Reynolds, MD, PhD, FACP Public Health Then and Now American Journal of Public Health, May 2004, Vol 94, No. 5 Page 710 - 720 This case is a good example of how federal laws came into play in the affairs of state action.

Leap Frog Group and Quality of Hospital Care

Organizations such as the LeapFrog Group represent a growing trend to survey and report on the quality of hospital care and to make the findings available to the public. What are your opinions about the public's readiness to deal with having this information available and using it to make choices about medical care?

For-Profit vs Not-for-Profit Hospitals

Although both for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals provide a certain amount of charitable services to the public, there is debate as to which provides a higher level of charitable services to their respective communities. Which type of hospital do you feel provides more charitable health care services, and why?