We have come to think of federalism in terms of intergovernmental relations where the lines divide national and state sovereignty are no longer so clear. There is constant interaction between the states and national which proves that both depend on each other (Levin-Waldman 2012). Many supporters of Affordable Care Act (ACA) believe that healthcare reform is necessary for the American citizens, because some citizens are dying without adequate healthcare coverage, cost of healthcare is rising, and the government believes that this should decrease the overall cost of insurance over time. Citizens of America without healthcare coverage suffer from illness and even die because they cannot be treated in a community hospital. A prime example is Libby Rae.
Week 3 DQ#1 1. As a manager what objective would you be looking for in a process improvement proposal and discuss how this process in health care differs from other business settings. As a manager finding ways to increase a healthy process that will improve the proposal should consist of ways that address mistakes, properly plan, organize, benchmark, and de-bottleneck and a host of others that provided in this week's reading materials. When working in a health care setting the best process improvement is to make certain that the patient receive the quality of care and the cost of treatment is in the means of the patients' expense to afford. Having the staff follow the rules and regulations and reduce such unwanted issues that may cause the facilities spending over his or her means of funds.
The law is trying to repair the resource allocation of health care, while compensating quality of care over quantity of care. To accomplish this, they are creating incentives for combined models of care delivery and distributing funds for proficient and quality care (Haas, 2011). Accordingly, because nurses take on an elaborate role of patient care and outcomes, they must adapt to the restructured health care system (Haas, 2011). The rationale for this speech is to describe the anticipated shift in nursing practice and to examine the models of continuum of care, accountable care organizations (ACO), medical homes, and nurse-managed health care clinics. In addition to recognizing them as important contributors of primary care services, the PPACA acknowledges the prospective leadership responsibility for the advance practice registered nurse (APRN) in the innovative care system (U.S. Government Printing Office, 2013).
It also includes the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Person Surgery. The development and annual updating of the NPSGs is overseen by a panel of experts widely recognized as well as nurses, physicians, pharmacist, risk managers, and other professionals who have hands on experience in addressing patient safety issues in a wide variety of health care settings. By taking action to consistently meet the Goals, physicians and the health care practices can substantially improve the safety of care provided to their patients. http://www.jointcommission.org/standards_information/npsgs.aspx As the new Risk Manager of Little Falls Hospital I have been presented with an issue of patient safety. Apparently our non-compliance with the NPSGs signals that there is a problem within our culture of safety.
It reviews the advantages and disadvantages as well as the problems and challenges associated with the bill. Obama Healthcare Bill The medical environments around the world have been up to the task of improving their scope. The countries are focused on improving the efficiency within health care; and prefer the alteration of the health care sector. This is done through
CAM Therapeutic Modalities Paper SCI/201 July 29, 2013 Dr. Adam Krisan CAM Therapeutics Modalities Paper Currently, our nation is making a shift where people are starting to become more proactive and involved with their own personal health. Americans are now taking the necessary precautions to take better care of themselves by investing time and effort into improving their health. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), is combined network of practices, medical products, and healthcare systems with variously different backgrounds. According to NCCAM (2011), different forms of CAM are categorized by “natural products, mind and body medicine, and manipulative and body-based practices” (para 4, p.1). The objective of this essay
Barrett 1 Roland A. Barrett English 1302 Instructor: Mrs. Kelly Ellis 23 April 2012- Healthcare Reform Healthcare reform is the number one domestic policy issue in our political government of today’s time. There are two major issues in the healthcare world, and they are regular healthcare and public healthcare which the two are typically separate. Healthcare’s goal is to help improve the individual patient outcome through medical services, and public healthcare is to devote and improve health outcome in the population as a whole through health promotion and disease prevention. Also in healthcare reform evidence shows other concerning factors in dealing with healthcare, which is the rising cost of premiums, inadequate quality, and
Efforts Combined: Healthcare Powerhouse of Consolidation American consumers are finally demanding of the health industry what they have demanded of other industries for years. Better quality at a lower price. The current status of US healthcare has many systemic problems which demand immediate attention. With the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new regulations and requirements demand more out of health provider systems. The ACA has a triple aim to usher healthcare provider systems into the future, by improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita costs of health care.
3. Barack Obama’s proposed health care reform initiative. [Available on-line; last visited Apr] www.whitehouse.gov The website provides the goals that President Obama has for health care. The plan is not a complete over haul of the system, it instead attempts to increase the number of insured people will cutting down the cost of existing coverage. Ideas include requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions, require more businesses to provide coverage while attempting to offset those costs with tax breaks, and establish a national health insurance exchange that would allow small businesses to collectively buy into a larger group plan.
The new laws where established to protect consumers against health insurers, so no one would be denied coverage because of an illness such as: Cancer, Aids and other chronic diseases. Author Jed Graham’s article, “Obama Care’s impact on Job loss” (2013), emphasizes how the new health care reform law is causing job loss. According to Graham some law firms, school districts and hospitals throughout the United States are facing tough choices with rising insurance cost under Obama Care. Graham shows the scope of this problem by showing that, according to politicians and economist Affordable Care Acts give businesses and incentive to cut worker’s hours below the 30 hour per-week