EHRs surpass the standard clinical data collection in a physician’s office and provide a wider view of a patient’s care. In other words, EHRs focus on a patient’s total health. The information goes wherever the patient goes. The information is shared with other health care providers, labs and specialists. EHRs contain all the information from all clinicians who have provided care to that patient.
followed by, “I have the time.” If every employee utilized the Five Fundamentals of Patient Centered Care in every patient/ family encounter, think about the impact that this hospital-wide initiative would have on improving our patient satisfaction. From questions reflecting courtesy of the staff, to families being kept informed, to employees working together as a team, to involving the patient in decisions about care, to explanation of tests and treatments, etc. This is an
According to the American College of Nurses, “the nursing shortage is very real and very different from any experienced in the past and will grow more serious over the next 20 years” (3). For the healthcare reform to be successful and significantly achieve its purpose, nurses’ shortage should be aggressively redressed. FACTS ABOUT NURSING SHORTAGE/BACKGROUND OF NURSING SHORTAGE There is no simple description of the cause of Nursing Workforce shortage. It is a multidimensional and multi-factorial issue that cuts across education, health delivery systems and the work environment. Also the impact of reimbursement, legislation, regulation and technological advances must also be considered in order to fully appreciate the complexity of the nursing workforce shortage.
But understanding technology has been a real problem due to the fact that technology is always changing and evolving. This leads to more funds being put into training the staff and physicians to learn how to operate these machines effectively. It also doesn’t help that as the technology evolves, it becomes more expensive. Todd C. Linden, MHA, FACHE, President & CEO of Grinnell Regional Medical Center stated that CT scanners which made thicker slices of section of the diagnostic area of the body have been upgraded to produce thinner slices of sections. The prices of these technology advances have increased from a couple of hundred thousands of dollars to multi-million dollar pieces of equipments.
Namely, its CEO is a registered nurse and has a wide health care experience. She also has management and business leadership experience in a large corporation. MANC has a convenient location targeting populations across several states. It has established relationships with physicians. Opportunities In view of the listed factors, the new MANC facility can add to the growing population of the region, including the improvement of the economy, by creating employment for those interested in the human services field, improving the availability of facilities within the community, and also building upon the strengths of the area such the demographic trend of a growing older adult population, the climate, the location of the facility, and the quality of services being offered in comparison to competitors within the same
Life threatening acute conditions caused by sudden catastrophic events (for example brain damage from head injury). Progressive conditions such as cancer and dementia and permanent vegetative state and conditions closely resembling this, which cause an irrevocable loss of awareness. The implementation of the end of life care strategy represented an important milestone for health and social care. The expected result is that the quality of end of life care will improve year on year. This strategy was built on the vision and expertise of hundreds of people and organisations from all walks of life.
The Society has adopted a position statement on evidence-based nursing practice (EBNP) that supports the concept that optimal nursing care is provided when nurses and healthcare decision makers have access to the latest research. The society defines EBNP as “an integration of the best evidence available, nursing expertise, and the values and preferences of the individuals, families, and communities who are served” (as noted in Chitty, 2005, p. 325). The Society provides multiple research benefits that include: Registry of Nursing Research online database housed in its Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library containing more than 30,000 free research studies and abstracts from around the world; opportunities to apply and receive research grants that contribute to the advancement of nursing; and opportunities to locate research, submit research for posting, and network with researchers. These resources provide nurses with the most current and comprehensive resources to support EBNP, education, and the development of policy (Chitty, 2005). A second research entity that supports nursing practice is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Their medical expertise and training are crucial. Dr. DoRight has been hired as the President of the “Universal Human Care Hospital”. He oversees all departments with over 5000 employees and over 20,000 patients at the medical facility. He has been given an enormous responsibility to ensure to its internal and external stakeholders that all departments function efficiently and patients’ care are being met. Stakeholders are individuals who are involved and, have vested interest in the success of an organization, such as a hospital.
Electronic Medical Records 1 Running Head: EMR’S AND NURSING EFFICIENCY Electronic Medical Records and Nursing Efficiency Fatuma Abdullahi, Phuong Doan, Cheryl Edwards, June Kim, and Lori Thompson July 22, 2009 HSM 5003 Management of Health Service Organizations Texas Woman’s University Electronic Medical Records 2 Introduction Across our nation healthcare organizations are beginning to implement electronic medical records. Electronic medical records (EMRs) are computerized medical records that are taking the place of paper medical records, which have been the standard of clinical documentation for centuries. The advantages of an EMR are many, such as the consolidation of patient medical information into a single record across the healthcare continuum (Robles, 2009). Further, evidence demonstrates that EMRs improve the quality of patient care by improving legibility, enhancing communication among caregivers, decreasing medication errors and improving clinical work flows as well as billing processes (Robles, 2009). In addition to improving quality, evidence also supports that EMRs save physicians time and reduce costs for ambulatory practices (O’Neill, 2007).
Sonography is commonly associated with obstetrics and the use of ultrasound imaging during pregnancy, but this technology has many other applications in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions throughout the body (http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos273.htm). Most sonographers are employed in health care facilities, some travel to different health care facilities or the homes of disabled patients. Sonographers are needed these days and that is why employment for them is expected to increase by 2018 by 18 percent (http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos273.htm). A 2005 Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) Sonographers Salary and Benefits Survey found that the median salary figure for