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Biotechnological Failures

Search of media reports on apparent strategic failures in the health care or biotechnology industries (e.g. divestment of a business, layoff of a large proportion of the workforce, very large losses over several years). Pick one of the failure stories for which a substantial amount of information is available. Attempt to dete

Evolution of Nursing as a Practice

As the country focuses on the restructure of the U.S. health care delivery system, nurses will continue to play an important role. It is expected that more and more nursing jobs will become available out in the community, and less will be available in acute care hospitals. Write a speech of 500-700 words to educate nurses abo

Strengthening and Improving Medicare

On April 9, 2003 the U.S. congressional Subcommittee on Health (part of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce) heard testimony from various witnesses on the topic "Strengthening and Improving Medicare." Since that time, the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA ) was passed to extend the life of Medicare programming. Part of

How do we take care of the underserved in the developing world?

THE QUESTION How to ensure that isolated populations receive NECESSARY medical assistance, with an adequate supply of dietary supplements that improve nutritional outcomes of these populations? The question I am addressing is composed of two parts. The first is to ensure that isolated populations receive quality health care. Th

The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number

If we accept the premise that resources available to meet the costs of health care are finite, and that continuing to increase dollars allocated for health care carries costs for the nation and society, discuss your position on "As national policy, should we allocate a set level of resources and apply them to achieving the grea

Health Care Informatics- Electronic Record Con Article from 2007

Electronic Records Don't Always Improve Care Study finds little difference for walk-in doctor visits By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic health records make little difference in the quality of medical care, at least when it comes to walk-in doctor visits, a new study fo

Health care turnover, burn out and prevention of

Health care often experiences professional shortages (nurses), high turnover, high rates of job burnout/job stress, and turnover intention given the high stress, high demand nature of the business. All employees are evaluated (annually, most commonly) based on their performance in context to their job description. For a spec

ER Issue: long waiting times

ER Issue: long waiting times Assume we want to construct a Fishbone diagram to identify the causes of long wait times. The person moderating the group says the general categories of causes (traditionally called the 5Ms) are : People (in older lists referred to as Men) Method Machine Materials Measurement Sometimes

Evolution of Health Care

- Compare and contrast a contemporary health care facility or physician's office operation with a health care facility or physician's office operation of 20 years ago. - Include an examination of information systems in your work place and an analysis of how data was used 20 years ago in comparison with how it is used today. -

Forces Changing Healthcare

How each of the 17 variables in the four categories would have an effect on the structure and function of the U.S. health care system if the listed variable grew better/higher or diminished/declined. Forces that cause change: 1. Economics b. Wealth c. Financial security d. Economic stability e. Inflation rate f. Unemployme

Various Aspects of Health

1. I have to discuss the relationship between risk and insurance. 2. Determine what ethical concerns health care management/administrator professionals have to contend with resulting from the supply and demand of insurance. 3. Determine whether the income of an individual should not be a consideration for health insurance pr

Influencing Health Policy

Please answer the questions below in regards to the paragraph below. The two questions follow the paragraph. Please include 1 paragraph for each question answered. Please provide references that are not websites. Thank you. In speaking with most of the C-title healthcare executives, many have shared concerns over their la

U.S. Managed Care

Describe U.S. managed care in detail, including managed care history and the current status. Please provide 2 pages which include the introduction, answers to the above questions, and conclusion. 3 references that do not include websites. Thank you.

Project Conception, Planning, Execution, and Performance

This posting should be in regards to Healthcare. Please explain it in who, what, when, why, and how? I have listed what I retrieved from Thank you. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a not-for-profit association of project managers. This means that project managers pay a small fee to be a part of this assoc

Pros and Cons for Pay-for-performance

Pay-for-performance programs use financial incentives to improve quality of health care and/or contain costs. What are the pros and cons of this approach? Would like assistance on a couple of pages which address the following: Describe the objectives of pay-for-performance policies. Are some or all pay-for-performance p

Defining Health and Identifying Influences on Healthcare Policy

There are 3 questions listed below. Please provide a paragraph for each question. Thank you. 1.Discuss if the definition of health, as identified in 1948 by the World Health Organization (WHO), is still applicable today. 2.Describe at least one influence on health care policy that may contribute to the perception of hea

Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis

Read the following scenario. Answer question and give references. Patient Scenario Dr. Johnston didn't like what he saw. The x-rays of Gladys Gwynn's hip showed a fracture of the femoral neck and severe osteoporosis of the hip. Mrs. Gwynn had been admitted to the orthopedic ward of Hamilton Hospital following a fall that m

Financial Management in Healthcare

Please explain your perspective or meaning to the following questions: 1. Healthcare financing 2. The role of the United States Government in both the oversight and funding of healthcare services 3. Major differences between for-profit and non-profit health service organizations

Case Study - To market or not to market?

In a 1- to 2- page paper defend the decision to market the non-profit entity. In this paper, you are to argue for the mission of the organization. Be sure to include the differences between non-profits and for-profit health care organizations. Also, highlight some areas that you believe would be a good place to start the marketi

Pros and Cons of Boutique healthcare

Discuss the pros and cons of boutique healthcare. Go back and critique the positions and identify strengths and weaknesses. Also, be sure to discuss any ethical concerns that your role might identify. Please create a few paragraphs.

Barriers to Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Discuss the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in meeting the health care needs of families. How is that collaboration different from that which occurs in the acute care or ambulatory setting? What are some of the barriers to interdisciplinary collaboration and how do you think they can be overcome?

Palliative Care - Decision Making

Case: A patient, who is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, is being evaluated for palliative care. The client and her family are discussing options for care with the health care team, but it is apparent that there is little realistic understanding about the likelihood of the various alternatives for care. The patient is capa

Pallative Care

Case Scenario Mrs. J., is a woman in her 40s with cholangiocarcinoma*, which is advanced. She has been admitted to the hospital with a new onset of back pain, nausea and vomiting. She has already undergone surgery and a course of radiation therapy. Questions 1. See attachement. What focus/foci of care best fits Mr

Analyzing Medical Errors

In 700 to 800 words, discuss systems thinking. Why does it not come easy to health care providers? How can we use systems processes/thinking to evaluate errors and prevent them? Include 3 references.

EMATALA: Disadvantages and Advantages

From the perspective of a government policy maker discuss EMTALA and its advantages and disadvantages. Moreover, from your role perspective, discuss if you believe that EMTALA should have been passed.

Influence of entrepreneurship in health care

I need help with a paper on the influence of entrepreneurship in health care. Include the following: a. Address ways that entrepreneurship has affected the health care field b. Include an example of a recent health care business, with which you are familiar, that has changed the way health care staff do their jobs or the

Isotretinoin Negative Pregnancy Tests

A 22 year old with severe acne is receiving counseling before taking isotretinoin. She has read the online i pledge information and is shocked to see that two negative pregnancy test must be performed monthy during therapy. what is the nurse's best answer to her concerns?