TUI University Module 02 Case Assigment BHM320 Dr. Shawn Wilson November 1, 2010 Deming’s four step model is one model that healthcare organizations use to improve quality. Plan, do, study, act are the steps within the model that can be repeated as often as necessary to continuously improve processes within the organization. This paper will define the objectives of each step and how each applies to improving patient flow from the emergency room to the admitting ward. Deming’s Model: Part One Before implementing the four steps (plan, do, study, act), several questions must be answered by the team initiating the improvement: What are we trying to accomplish? The team must determine and agree upon what changes it is seeking.
Information technology is at the center of technological change and the healthcare services will be a major part of that change in an enduring way. DATA VISUALIZATION AND HEALTHCARE Introduction Data visualization is an information technology megatrend that can quite effectively inform research and strategy within the health industry. It is a disruptive technology that visually presents data in order to inspire an intuitive and deeper comprehension of complex subject matter, and relevant patterns and trends (Producer, 2013b). This enables health organizations to target research efforts and improve outcomes in services and treatment. The health industry is benefitting from the use of data visualization tools because it synthesizes vast amounts of data automatically expunging useless data.
Predict the form and function of medical health records in 2030 (provide specific example to support your response). Medical technology today is transforming the way healthcare is delivered, managed, and assessed, with a continued shift from the old record management to more of a data management system. Eddy (1990) states that a “well-functioning EHR, comprising electronic documentation of providers’ notes, electronic viewing of laboratory and radiological results, e-prescribing, and an interoperable connection via a health information exchange with all other providers and hospitals in a community, could have a significant impact on medical practice”. Technological changes will redefine the medical record service and challenge HIM professionals to develop new concepts regarding traditional work and take on newly influential roles other than record retention, such as being a team leader. Electronic medical records are a trend that started in
Information System Briefing Juanita Ransom HCS/483 February 25, 2013 Lynn Bertsch Information System Briefing 1 Many Health Care Organizations rely on the many different information technologies that are available to them a competitive advantage. Health Care Organizations put in a large amount of time to select and acquire the health information system that is right for their health care organization. The selection and acquisition process is a way the health care organization can improve their services. This process can be long and tedious. The first step to selecting and acquiring an information system for a health care organization is to gather as much information
Perspective on Health Care: Health Care Experience Health Care Experience Information from the Introduction to the Health Professions, chapter one, which applies to professional experience would be the advancement of technology and the change in health care philosophy. In my experience the advances in Health Information Technology (HIT) have created positive outcomes to the patient experience. With the focus on patient-centered care, the use of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) allows healthcare providers to collect, store, retrieve, and transfer information electronically (Cliff, 2012). Additionally, the change in philosophy that health care is a right that everyone should have (Stanfield, Cross, & Hui, 2009), has also changed the practice of requesting health coverage information upon arrival to the Emergency Department, which I work. This change in philosophy and the advancement of technology by using EMR’s are two major changes I have encountered professionally in my 15 year career.
The most significant new technology requirement for the health care industry in my opinion is the utilization of electronic health records (EHRs). Electronic health records are a repository of patient data in digital form which is securely stored and exchanged. EHRs have the ability to be accessed by multiple users. It contains past, present and future information and its purpose is to support continual, efficient and quality health care (Häyrinen, K., Saranto, K., & Nykänen, P., 2008). EHRs surpass the standard clinical data collection in a physician’s office and provide a wider view of a patient’s care.
How might competition impact the services provided to the patient? How does the improvement upon the resources, tools, and competency of medical staff personnel involve the element of competition? If we were to consider how far modern medicine has evolved within the last several decades, it is obvious that the competition for further improvement has allowed the health care industry to evolve exponentially. The services provided to the patient, the resources available to the patient, the tools utilized during patient treatment, and the level of knowledge and expertise of the medical staff all impact the proficiency and reputation of the health care organization. As a patient we place the utmost faith and fidelity within the hands of those providing treatment, we are entrusting personal information about ourselves with the unanimous understanding that our best interests will always remain a priority, and we expect successful treatment regardless of the reason or purpose for the visit.
It is very important for the work to be planned out in advance to ensure success. Planning equates to creating expectations for performances and goals for the teams and the individuals to make sure they achieve their organizational objectives. It is also very important to get the employees involved in this planning process because will help them to understand the goals of the company. It also helps the employees understand what is expected of them to get doe for the company, also they will see and learn why it needs to be done and how well. Monitoring performances of employees needs to be done on a constant and continuous basis.
Regardless of the background of the project manager, he or she should bring passion, interest, time, strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, and project management skills. Putting together a strong team of individuals to serve on the project steering committee is also important choosing representatives from key constituent groups in the practices. Beginning early to gain project buy-in from various user groups is a key reason for inviting representative from the various groups to serve on the committee. Choosing individual who will use the system directly or whose job is affected by the new system. Considering the size of the committee depends on the size of the facility it is
There are ways to promote a healthy and effective vision for an organization by educating the staff, develop a process to involve all staff in creating the vision, and plan a session to gather input about the vision, draft the vision and communicate the vision to the staff. The vision is important to the functionality of the organization because it should be clear and present clear values that help define and describe the organization. The vision should be simple enough for all staff to understand and not to complex that is becomes difficult to communicate the vision of the organization. The vision statement will be accepted by all the staff once it is fully understood the concept of what is being asked in the vision. This paper will address how the vision was used at Mentor Graphics and if it strengthened or weakened the company and how the change affected the organization.