IT support is quickly rising to be another line item to take notice of. Although a much lesser portion of the total operating budget (approximately 7%-10%), Information technology has a direct alignment with human resources the potential for cost savings. Interestingly enough, in my opinion, these two have the potential to either work very well together or have the completely opposite effect on any healthcare delivery system. Looking at the human resources expense, it would make sense to consider how that portion of the equation will ultimately be the most effective part of the solution. Human resources consist of administration, providers of all levels and support staff at all levels.
There are advantages and disadvantages to these two types of quality measurement. A healthcare organization or HCO will decide what type of quality measurement best fits their needs, facility, and patients. Quality measurement is an essential tool that a HCO can utilize and implement into the organization in order to promote good health and improve the overall quality of care (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2010). Need for Quality Care Improvement The principal reasons for care measurements are; the evaluation of care and the impact of said care; to promote and improve particular practices; measure performance for improvement; public reporting; and to utilize in future or potential investments for improvement of quality of care (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2010). There is always room for improvement in any HCO.
The Globalization of Health Care Rafael Billini Dwight Smith Elisamir Rivera Broward College Abstract This case is based on the globalization within the United States health care system. Unforeseen by many, globalization has entered the health care system due to the overwhelming shortage of specialized doctors in the United States. Due to the demand for health care services, the lengthy education required to become a specialized doctor, and costs of medical services and uninsured patients in United States it has brought forth services to be conducted off shore in countries like India (Hill, 2013). Services provided by radiologist who read CT scan or a MRI are doing so from a remote country like India as it is in the case of Massachusetts General Hospital (Hill, 2013). The Globalization in the Health Care has grown rapidly and insurance carriers have been experimenting with a platform which offers the alternative of doing procedures in excess of $20,000 to be performed in countries like Singapore.
The recommendation that I believe would do the most good toward getting more URMs into the medical field would be the one that addresses the costs and financing of health professions education. This recommendation involves the reexamination of costs and financing of health professions training with an emphasis on the reduction or elimination of many health care field training costs for those that have low-incomes or are members of a URM. First off I think that all of the other recommendations are great and would defiantly help, but when it comes right down to it our world revolves around the almighty dollar. We can do everything in the world, even beg minority’s to get into the health care field, but they won’t be able to do it if they can’t afford the education. So, making changes in costs and financing would go a long way toward removing the financial obstacle, that way the other recommendations have a much better chance of being successful.
The United health care designs a program that evaluates the quality and cost effective performance system. Performance results to increase transparency and decision making. It helps to meet both quality and cost effective measures by patients” (Leatherman, 2013). United health care “effectively communicates the performance results and feedback to the customers that provides the detailed process of decision making abilities. United Health care provides the important guidelines of preventing health issues at an initial stage which is important in healthy life style.
Such a study could only be beneficial to the hospital at large and increase patient wellbeing as well as raise satisfaction scores. Also, the patient in this case study was being put in restraints. Restraints should be the mode of last resort and the use should be reevaluated frequently (Use of restraints: MedlinePlus Medical
Introduction Health is one of the most important assets any one can have. But the deterioration of health is inevitable by many reasons. To maintain the good health one has to use the expert’s knowledge and facilities. Those facilities are usually medical facilities provided in health care setups like clinic or hospital. New drugs, treatment protocols and technologies have been invented to treat the diseases easily and efficiently.
The United States health delivery is at a crisis point at the moment. Health care environments are increasingly complex for both patients and health care professionals alike. There is great demand for expensive services as we are experiencing great shortages in the medical professionals that are their duty to give care. The cost of health care has doubled if not tripled in the last decade. The yearly health care spending for an individual or household is more than doubled what it used to be a decade ago.
This will also improve patient outcome drastically. The healthcare is a holistic entity which involves both the treatment of acute consequences of poor health the prevention of poor health from occurring (Martone 1992). The more successful the HCO is in preventing disease, the more successful they will be in improving patient health (Carlyon 1984). This goes a long way to prove that disease prevention fits nicely into the mission statement of the HCO which says that healthcare organizations do their best to promote healthy living. Ethically, it is the duty of the HCO’s under the umbrella of the CDC, to design/develop strategies to prevent diseases.
The major reason for EBP becoming so widely used is because there is a big deficiency in research-based information to back up clinical decision making (Legg, 2008, p.469). Increasing healthcare cost, treatments, and care due to population aging can be another reason for the boom in EBP (Xiaoshi, 2008, p.6-12). If procedures are done just because that’s the way they have always been done and not because of the research that backs it up, a big problem can occur. Ineffective care is very costly for both patients and health departments, due to patients having to stay in the hospital longer, more procedures being done, and more tests being performed. Health departments have been encouraging the development of EBP so the most effective health care is being used and so the best benefits come out of it (Xiaoshi, 2008, p.6-12).