Your credential(s) requires you to continue your learning and skill developments to maintain your credential(s). When you have credential(s) it gives you professional recognition and credibility, professional achievement, career advancements, professional opportunities, personal accomplishment as well as higher pay. Certification also improves quality and safety. It gives patients a start on how they can expect their level of care that they will receive from your healthcare facility. What is the importance of becoming a nationally credentialed medical assistant?
Based on the information presented in this paper, EHRs can be beneficial to the healthcare industry by saving money and reducing errors but also can benefit the patient by having the doctors and hospitals they go to be more efficient, convenient, and allows the caregiver to spend more time with the patient instead of updating paperwork. With the ease of new software in development, healthcare facilities will train properly and quickly so they are not losing focus on the patient. Cost may be a major factor now why the healthcare industry has not already embraced this technology but that will soon change with the new incentive programs coming in the near future. By 2014, these incentives will be in place and the healthcare industry will grow in the 21st
I have chosen to make my new healthcare system as easy for people as possible. People would not mind doctor’s visits if they did not have to wait as long, if they felt like the doctor truly cared, and if they felt like the doctor had the time for, his or her patient. My new system will make a patient feel like, he or she will be the only patient the doctor has. Ambulatory care is important for more efficient service for patients, so my care centers are split up into pieces to make them more efficient if a person is getting an outpatient surgery then he or she will go to a different building with an appointment so the doctors have the time for the patient. Blood tests and x-rays will be separate and appointments will be necessary so the
Case Study Analysis Tina Lemarr-Land ACC 281 Ona Johnson May 5, 2014 Case Study Analysis It is very important for hospitals to collect on their unpaid accounts. Unpaid accounts are held largely by self-pay patients and hospitals miss many opportunities to collect payment from these patients. Sutter Health, one of Northern California’s largest providers has figured out how to arm their PFS staff on both the front and back ends with tools to improve patient collections and their bottom line (Souza & McCarty, 2007). The article by Souza and McCarty, “From Bottom to Top: How One Provider Retooled its Collections,” covers how one of Northern California’s largest medical service provider, Sutter Health, approached the implementation
The admissions tutors will be looking for you to explain why a career in health is really where you see yourself - what is it that is making you apply for this course rather than any one of the many others that are out there? Relevant work experience We strongly recommend all applicants to gain experience within a care setting. Whilst in most cases it is not possible to work in a directly comparable environment you can develop transferable skills which enhance an application. Even if you are not able to gain experience in a care setting, try to think of the skills you have gained in any other employment, voluntary work or activities that you do/have done. Of the skills you have, why are they needed to be a health professional?
However, the sharp reality of the modern world is that health care comes with a price. Current cost-control efforts include evaluating hospitals and doctors based on their quality and cost acquiring insurers channel patients to the most efficient providers in the health care organization. Many insurance companies now require consumers to make a copayment for medical services, whereas in the past, insurance companies paid the full medical bill (Berkowitz, 2006). The Cone Health provides financial assistance with medical bills to those who qualify. Typically, most of the elderly hospital bill is paid by the federal Medicare programs, which pay hospitals a flat fee.
Restructure of the U.S. Health Care Delivery System For a long time now there have been various barriers to the transformation of nursing practices in the U.S. However, this situation is likely to change in the near future with the restructuring of the healthcare delivery system in the country. The newly reformed health care delivery systems will present nurses with a variety of new opportunities, as well as, expanded roles to make the delivery of services better than ever. The new system will no longer ties nurses to hospitals and major medical facilities, but they will also have a chance to venture in other areas and deliver health care services. These include community health centers, the medical or health home, Accountable care organizations,
“Electronic health records facilitate greater access to the information providers need to diagnose health problems earlier and improve the health outcomes of their patients. Electronic health records also allow information to be shared more easily among doctors' offices, hospitals, and across health systems, leading to better coordination of care.” (Meaningful Use, 2013) The last benefit of EMR, as outlined by Menaingful Use, is patient empowerment. This is perhaps the most revolutionary part of the law. Today’s health care landscape does not give a lot of power to the patient but this is going to change sooner than later. “Electronic health records will help empower patients to take
It can be said that no matter what type of education we have, “that both ADN and BSN programs contribute to building a strong nursing workforce.” (AACC) I think that the future of nursing will continue to depend upon the ADN trained nurses. However, we need to push for higher education using employer assistance and incentives for educational advancements. Many clinical settings across the country are differentiating practice and advertising positions that either require or prefer the BSN for employment. In conclusion, what I am trying to say is that I am not against obtaining a BSN. I think that the ADN needs to remain an important place to start if you cannot afford the huge university bills and need a job to get further ahead.
It is not a place to die but instead a place that promises and delivers renewal and improved health for many diseases. Due to the success of modern healthcare and advanced technology, patients have high hopes of what hospitals can accomplish. Therefore, hospitals and medical staff should honestly present the burdens and benefits of care at end of life. With this information patients and their surrogate decision makers can make meaningful personal choices”. Communication regarding end of life often occurs late in the process or disease progression.