Some of the potential issues that the new patient management system must take into consideration include security, the accuracy and speed of the network, and compliance like HIPAA. The system will include sensitive information like patient information, medical diagnosis, treatment plans, and the results which will be used to schedule appointments. The patient management systems software, hardware, and networks design should take all of these things into consideration and should have functions incorporated into them that will offer all of those
Applying Standardized Terminologies in Practice Standardized Nursing terminologies (SNTs) are classifications, or taxonomies created to be shared among healthcare users. In the nursing field, the use of SNTs is essential to help nurses to document accurately, and clearly patient care information. The use and implementation of Standardized Nursing Terminologies add descriptions of nursing practice into the health record in a way that nursing personnel understand. The use of standardized terminologies is vital to the development of nursing as a profession. This article main purpose is to provide evidence of the importance and application of standardized terminologies in the Nursing practice.
/ Risk Management. In addition to the COO, PFCH has a director of Information Technology on staff to manage and evaluate all business cases the impact the infrastructure of the hospital. The COO works with the Security Officer, director of Medical records, and the director of Q.A. and Risk Management
Process indicators measure aspects of nursing care such as assessment, intervention and RN job satisfaction. Patient outcomes that determined to be nursing sensitive are those that improve if there is a greater quantity or quality of nursing care. (“Nursing World”, 2013) A basic knowledge of the nursing-sensitive indicators and how it directly relates to and impacts both nursing and patient satisfaction could have improved patient family trust and overall delivered quality patient care. The use of restraints at times is medically necessary to prevent falls, dislodgement of medically required invasive devices and to prevent patient harm. Use of physical restraint should be used as a last resort; only used when less restrictive mechanisms have been determined to be ineffective; the use of restraint must be in accordance with a written modification to the patient’s plan of care; used in accordance with the order of a physician or licensed independent practitioner (LIP); must never be written as a PRN order; each order must be renewed every 4 hours, for adults up to 24 hours at which time a reevaluation by a LIP is required for reasons of violent or self-destructive behavior; each order of restraint use for nonviolent reasons must be renewed according to hospital policy; and restraint must be discontinued at the earliest possible time (“Use of Physical
The purpose of health literacy is so individuals (patients) can understand, make, and act on health care information to make better decisions in their care as well as understanding their diseases/illnesses in order to have better outcomes. “Nurses need to be sensitive to the health literacy levels of their clients particularly as it impacts their outcomes, and assist them to develop a greater understanding of their health issues.” (Hebda & Czar, 2013, p. 23). Some uses in the healthcare system for health literacy include “navigating the healthcare system, including filling out complex forms and locating providers and services, sharing personal information (health history) with providers, and engaging in self-care and chronic disease management. Health literacy requires knowledge of health topics. People with limited health literacy often lack knowledge or have misinformation about the body as well as the nature and causes of disease.
The compiled data should be composed of specific measurements, input from employees as to suggestions for improvement and concerns as well as patient care results and input. The eminence and accessibility of the company’s resources must be evaluated first. Quality improvement (QI) measures the delivery of medical services and the outcomes like patient health status, mortality, and patient satisfaction (Hughes, 2012). Total Quality Management (TQM) is a model, which includes the organization’s management, staff working together as a team, outlines procedures, and policies, promotes methods of intellectual rational, and a modification to produce an atmosphere for excellence (Hughes, 2012). The construction of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) benefits the process of TQM; with the attitude that every chance an organization has should be an opening for improvement (Hughes,
Service Management in Health Care Introduction to Service Management: SRV301 Instructor: November 5, 2012 The purpose of this paper is to explore the viability of a new service offering in a medical practice after exploring the current services and ascertaining the appropriateness of the service and the benefit to both patient and practice. When attempting to decide what field to pursue I felt it made sense to explore an area of which I have some familiarity; I therefore chose to explore the medical field to try to discover a service that will help not just our patients but also the practices and the way we interact with our patients. When trying to ascertain what service would be most useful in a medical practice there are some things that need to be taken into consideration. First and foremost any idea must first protect the patient and their right to privacy. Any idea must also take into consideration the company’s mission statement and values.
Quality Improvement Email Angel Lowe HCS/588 July 6, 2015 Georgia Rothstein Quality Improvement Email The goal of health care organizations is to provide safe patient and quality care. If an organization wants to achieve these two concepts then they require a continuous effort on the part of the organization. Quality improvement (QI) is an important factor in an organization as they work toward achieving safe patient and quality care. The organization needs to have set guidelines as well as dependable and consistent care as it relates to providing QI. This study will look into QI as well as look the importance of quality management as well as the impact it has in health care.
Information System Briefing This is a briefing of an information system. It will discuss the process for selecting and acquiring an information system, explain how the organizations goals drive the selection of the information system, and identify the roles each of the organizations’ stakeholders play in the selection and acquisition process. To computerize a health care organization is an important decision and a positive one with lasting benefits for the organization. Finding the best solution to a health care organizations unique information system needs to be simple. Some of the critical characteristics that a health care information system needs to consider when selecting and acquiring the information system are: • Security and confidentiality of information and health records should be ensured, • Process of standardization and
Quality Management Assessment Tacia Palmer HCS/451 Roger Arbuckle February 18, 2013 Introduction Quality management in the health care aims at ensuring that patients, who seek their services, obtain an exceptional provision of health care. According to Reichert (2011), every health care giver aims at providing quality services to their clients compelling them to employ quality management. Health care organizations perform this task to exhibit their dedication to providing the best care for their clients. Quality management application in health care businesses ensures that doctors and administrators benefit from the identification of ways to enhance internal procedures in order to ensure quality services for their patients. The major