Hospital staff may not understand what opportunities that the data could bring to the hospital staff and patients? Does the hospital staff know what data they are required to enter for patient information into the computer system? Do they know how the system works thoroughly? Is there something that the information system is not doing correctly to accurately record this data? The hospital staff could be working extra hours to get data completed with no compensation for their time.
Compared with other developed nations, America lags behind in the provision of quality and affordable healthcare to its citizens. This research paper will discuss some of the challenges facing the industry and solutions that can be applied to rectify them. Rising costs of medical care Healthcare is the leading socio-economic challenge affecting Americans. The ever increasing cost of medical care and insurance in affecting the American way of life in many aspects. Having problems paying for primary healthcare is no longer the preserve of the poor or the unemployed, but is affecting even those with medical insurance (Shea, 2005).
GB520-02 – Strategic Human Resource Management Unit 4 Case Analysis Working Together for Success: The Balanced Scorecard Solution at Peel Memorial Hospital Radica Jagan June 10, 2015 The situation being faced by Pell Memorial Hospital is one that is faced by many hospitals, especially in small cities. Hospitals face challenges as the economy changes, changes that may include layoffs, lack of qualified employees, lack of supplies and most importantly lack of funding. However, as Harber mentioned “healthcare entities attempt to remain focused on delivering high-quality patient care and aligning the key stakeholders to the newly created vision. In the midst of these challenges, management must ensure that it brings as much alignment, direction and purpose as possible into the organization” (Bruce W. Harber, Healthcare Quarterly, 1(4) June 1998). When it comes to goals and mission, Performance Management affects the organization directly.
According to Meleis (2007) knowing includes knowledge based on observation, research findings (evidenced based), clinical manifestations and scientific approach. As a stroke nurse empirical knowing it’s very important in taking care of stroke patients. I determine patient’s neurological status by performing neuro checks frequently every 1-2 hrs as the patient’s condition might deteriorate the first 24hrs and perform swallow test to determine if the patient can swallow medications. Patient’s plan of care is based on assessment findings(vital signs, Glasgow coma score).If a patient is confused and very weak fall precaution is observed by activating the bed alarms, request for a PT/OT consult, if the patient does not pass the swallow test, a speech therapist is consulted. Sometimes patient’s neurological deficits get resolved after a few hours or days and that calls for change of treatment plan.
AMT Task 2 Western Governor’s University October 27, 2014 In order to determine the needs of the community, Trinity Community Hospital conducted a health needs assessment focusing on oncology, orthopedic and cardiovascular services. Utilizing a multitude of sources such as surveys, focus groups, and interviews with healthcare professionals the community’s needs were used to develop service line recommendations. Risk Factors Oncology Services The health needs assessment indicated that ~15% of the population will age to greater than 65 years within the next five years. New cancers are expected to increase by 34% in the next five years. It is estimated that 50% of men and 30% of women are anticipated to develop some form of cancer in their lifetime.
“Hospital-acquired infection” (HAI) is a serious and prevalent issue in today’s healthcare field. The Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital finds this issue to be grave and is doing all that they can to eradicate HAI for good. Hospital-acquired infections are infections that come about during the course of the hospitalization and treatment, but were not present when the patient was admitted to the hospital. According to the CDC, hospital-acquired infections show up “48 to 72 hours after admission or 10 days after discharge” (Collins, n.d.). The reason for this window of time for the infection to develop is because hospitals try to have the duration of hospital stays decreased.
At MGH the decline was 87.6% in 1988 to 78.4% in 1993 as well. Because of their high medical cost and lack of primary care physicians, 30% of the hospitals revenues were at risk, giving the opportunity to other hospitals to provide these services and create price competition based on Chapter 495. The reduction of gross patient service revenue at MGH and BWH were affected by the changes in government programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and the enactment of chapter 495. These programs along with many insurance companies adopted the Prospective Payment System (PPS) which began monitoring hospital charges and refusing payment for unnecessary services. The hospitals were receiving a standardized payment for each service
Assignment #4: Improving Local Health Care Write a 5-7 page paper in which you: Assignment #4: Improving Local Health care Think back on the last time you accessed health care services in your community and make recommendations for incorporating unapplied telecommunications concepts that would have improved your visit. Provide specific examples to support your response. Communication and Coordination of Care is a healthcare service that I would like to see improved in my community. Having my healthcare providers coordinate their efforts and discussing the tests and results given would have enhanced my outcome in quality of care received. In the big picture of the care and hospitalization that were required; length of stay could have been decreased if physicians coordinating my care would have talked and set priorities.
One of the area that CSP could be incorporated on a round the clock basis is at the medical records department at the hospital. Whenever results leave the lab and are sent to wards and clinics on the hospital, the results should be filed in the patients’ docket, so that when the doctor is to see the patient the results should be there in the docket. This is not happening due to staff shortage and the fact that the government does not have the money to employ more staff to do these work which are crucial in the care of the patient. Instead the lab sends out the results and marjority of the time patients return from clinic saying that the nurse cannot find there results and the lab should offer them a copy of results. This is a major
Electronic medical records (EMRs) are a digital version of the paper charts in the clinician’s office. An EMR contains the medical and treatment history of the patients in one practice. EMRs have advantages over paper records. For example, EMRs allow clinicians to: Track data over time easily identify which patients are due for preventive screenings or checkups check how their patients are doing on certain parameters—such as blood pressure readings or vaccinations monitor and improve overall quality of care within the practice But the information in EMRs doesn’t travel easily out of the practice. In fact, the patient’s record might even have to be printed out and delivered by mail to specialists and other members of the care team.