Nurse to patient staffing ratios I read an article published in the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing about staffing ratio’s. The article pointed out that the nurse to patient ratios are high because the hospital doesn’t get additional reimbursement based on the individual acuity of the patient. Since the hospitals already have to keep a set standard of nurses they have lowered the number of unlicensed personnel and housekeeping staff to offset the cost (Welton, 2007). This practice doesn’t solve the real issue that the ratios present such as safety, it simply reduces the cost to the hospital while putting a greater workload on the nurse. The article explained that the nursing needs are even higher because of the shorter hospital stays.
Because of tough competition, hospitals are investing heavily in new technologies to attract new patients. Reduced Medicare reimbursements and expenditures on the new techmologies significantly affect hospitals bottom line. It is imperative to understand the financial structure and financial management strategies to ensure fullest utilization of the available financial resources. Both Investors-owned and not-for-profit hospitals have several common elements of organizational structure, but vary significantly on financial structures. Government health care organizations such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have unique financial structure and financial management strategies to comply with the organizational objectives.
Transaction system is must to claim the insurance policies. The patients with the policies need to be kept aside from the patients who are without their insurance policies. Transaction System would definitely benefit the clinic because the patients are increasing and it is very difficult to keep every
This problem not only affects the patients who feel that they aren’t receiving the care they deserve but the healthcare providers who feel they aren’t able to provide the best care possible. Seeking and implementing plans to improve patient flow can help improve overcrowding and decrease the average length of stay for each patient resulting in an increase in quality of care and patient satisfaction. Summary McHugh, Van Dyke, Yonek and Moss sought to explore how much time and money it would take to plan and implement strategies to improve ED crowding in six hospitals. In this survey research study, each hospital formed a patient flow improvement team that consisted of a nurse, physician, other ED representatives, a senior hospital leader, research analyst and others including ancillary services and information systems. The newly formulated team was then required to select a strategy to decrease overcrowding and improve patient flow, develop a plan to execute the strategy and submit monthly reports detailing their progress.
In the big picture of the care and hospitalization that were required; length of stay could have been decreased if physicians coordinating my care would have talked and set priorities. Outcomes from the surgical stand point were delayed due to lack of understanding from consulting physicians. Health care facilities need to encourage coordination and help the providers whom they service to care for patients in a seamless effort. When there are gaps and duplication in the deliver of patient care undesired expenses are incurred. I feel most of this could be eliminated through technologies such as electronic health records, e-prescribing and telemedicine.
America has their reservations that a universal health may not work because of its lack of choices and freedoms. There are pros and cons to having a universal health care system. For one, a universal health care offers free health services to people that cannot afford health care the services they need. The cons, is that a universal health care system often results in long wait times for patients and not everyone may receive the type of care that they need. The rising cost of health care has cause the government to step in and control regulations and spending; thus creating a health care reform system.
GB520-02 – Strategic Human Resource Management Unit 4 Case Analysis Working Together for Success: The Balanced Scorecard Solution at Peel Memorial Hospital Radica Jagan June 10, 2015 The situation being faced by Pell Memorial Hospital is one that is faced by many hospitals, especially in small cities. Hospitals face challenges as the economy changes, changes that may include layoffs, lack of qualified employees, lack of supplies and most importantly lack of funding. However, as Harber mentioned “healthcare entities attempt to remain focused on delivering high-quality patient care and aligning the key stakeholders to the newly created vision. In the midst of these challenges, management must ensure that it brings as much alignment, direction and purpose as possible into the organization” (Bruce W. Harber, Healthcare Quarterly, 1(4) June 1998). When it comes to goals and mission, Performance Management affects the organization directly.
The Conservative party of time accepted this but argued that the general improvement of national health was more important than the the difference in health between social classes, but their opposition, Labour disagreed, arguing that it was more important to narrow this gap than to worry about the general improvement in health .Both are important issues to consider. For example, in 2001, 18.5% of people of a lower socio-economic status were in “poor health”, in comparison to only 3.4% of people in higher managerial or professional occupation. This clearly indicates a link but whether ill-health is directly because of a particular individual's income is debatable. As aforementioned, other factors play a role in health inequalities, for example race. Bangladeshi and Pakistani men and women are 4 times more likely than the general population to describe their health as poor.
He suggested that without physician buy-in the plan wouldn’t work. He also shared the Board would not support an idea that secures funding through banks, because they believed that donors would not give once this happened. Dr. Bernauer suggested that selling Glen River to a for-profit hospital management company or making it a profit making hospital owned by the doctors would fix the problem (Drucker, 2009). Dr. Bernauer’s comments contained some truth, but they were slightly short sighted. Robbins and Judge (2011) emphasize the importance of group understanding and buy-in for organizational decisions.
Lana Carter Surgery waiting lists in public hospitals is a global health issue, though not all countries report this as a major healthcare concern. With the undertaking of private health insurance in Australia, it is envisioned that this will alleviate the demand on the public surgical waiting times (Hanning.B, 2002, p. 64). Waiting for surgery can cause a great stress to the patient’s mental health, their quality of life and that of their families, ultimately limiting their independence. This issue is relevant in the lives of men and women, but with the effects of long waiting periods affecting them differently, as shown in a study by Bacharach-Lindström.M (2008). Historically this issue has plagued the public health care system in Australia, and continues to be a prevailing problem today.