Some reported disadvantages are EHRs can be costly to implement. They can make a patient feel depersonalized. The time spent on the computers takes time away from the patients. There are too many types of EHRs and not all are able to communicate with each other. Medical records contain information about a patient's health and medical treatment history, leaving room for the possible violation of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, (HIPAA) (Ellis-Christensen,
Risk Management Assessment Summary NAME HCS 451 Date INstructor Risk Management Assessment Summary It is important for a healthcare organization to promote and develop secure and successful patient care practices; the conservation of financial resources and the upholding of safe working environments are crucial to its name. Hospitals today face a wide range of risk factors that can determine success or failure, including: * Competitive responses both from other hospitals and physician groups. * Changes in government rules and regulations. * Razor-thin profit margins. * Community relations as expressed through zoning and permitting resistance.
Spaeth career path has given him different views on issues in healthcare and therefore giving him a broad understanding of healthcare business. One of the biggest challenges today, he states is the changing structure of health care and a declining work. The declining workforce is seeing stress on the worker as the skilled and educated employee doesn’t want to work more than eight hours or on the week-ends in a 7- days- a- week, 24- hours- a- day hospital setting. Another major issue is that hospitals are becoming more specialized where top dollar reimbursement can be achieved which leaves a gap in the traditional services. Lastly, the issues of senior leaders not spend enough time mentoring younger leaders (Grazier, 2005).
Training could be performed by nursing staff in the hospital conference room. The training would last 2 hours per session. Changing Protocol In the next executive meeting, hospital administrators need to spend their time reviewing and adjusting the heparin lock protocol that was written and implemented in 2008. Shifting Responsibility After training our phlebotomy staff to perform draws out of heparin locks, administrators should require the phlebotomists to follow nursing staff for a period of one week. This would provide ample time for phlebotomists to become familiar with the procedure and ask any remaining questions they may have.
A multicultural team is about increasing awareness and tolerance and it help eliminate conflict. Developing a base with multicultural beliefs and practices will help healthcare organization meet the challenges of caring for patients of diverse culture. Miscommunication causing misunderstanding will become a major challenge and there will be many conflicts on the job relating to performance. Having a rapport with the community can be a challenge, when opening a new pediatric clinic trying to build trust in this community, people might be accustom to how they been providing medical treatment for their children. The knowledge of choosing the best software, equipment, managing cash flow, technology to capture information for reports, and billing (Kravitz, D.A, 2011).
We have had a recent decline in our T.J.C compliance, HR will play a vital role in ensuring the members we bring into our organization are motivated and compliant to our guidelines. They will also be the focal point of ensuring our staff members are treated fairly and are able to perform their duties without discrimination. One of the issues we are currently facing is a shortage of clinical staff, to include registered nurses, respiratory therapist, and medical technologist – and an abundant number of physicians on staff. The team, along with the HR office will need to reevaluate the services that our organization provides and redefine the positions we will maintain. For example, if we have three pediatricians on staff and the majority of patients we receive is the elderly population – we may have to revise our
Abstract This paper explores how to receive an education and advance within the health informatics career. A variety of sources are combined to show the nature of the job, duties, and the salary you could expect based upon the type and location of the position. The healthcare informatics degree has been specialized over the years because of the increasing demand for credentialed applicants, but research also shows that receiving a degree in information systems and healthcare administration will cover the basic topics needed to start at entry level. Locally, the jobs available are mostly listed separately within information systems and healthcare, but there are a few exceptions where clinics want the truly educated and knowledgeable individual.
The call to form the primary care workers, including advanced practice registered nurses, especially nurse practitioners. The call to build the primary care workforce, will increase as access to coverage, service settings, and services will increase under ACA. Nurses are good in assisting transition from hospital to home, preventing medication error and reducing rates of infection. In short the product of the report if followed, would rise the number of nurse practitioners and doctorate level nurses to deliver health care treatment for some patient who are looking for treatment and are unable to find a health care provider ready to take
When patients only seek healthcare from an emergency provider their care is more expensive and may be disjointed because emergency providers do not have access to a patient’s complete medical chart. In this situation, duplicate testing is done and medications may be prescribed that are not safe for the patient. The use of the emergency room as a primary care provider and the disjointed care of patients in the emergency room are two of the many challenges that healthcare providers and governments face when a patient with chronic health problems loses their healthcare coverage. One step that may assist governments in providing safe and effective care for patients who do have chronic health issues but do not have health insurance is to provide a healthcare insurance program where the premium cost for the
They may never see the same doctor twice. This is very important for many citizens who are paying for these managed care plans. “Managed care arrangements often control patients’ access to medical specialists, thereby restricting patients’ freedom to choose providers, and obtain the medical services they desire.” (Jecker) This can lower the quality of care that an individual with managed health care