WGU JIT Task 1 C. Recommendations For your Hospital disaster continuity plan to be successful, it must be designed to fit your specific needs and conditions. The process of establishing realistic objectives based on an assessment of the risks involved, selecting appropriate strategies, and assigning qualified persons to each planning task is fundamental to your success. In the event of an emergency or disaster at your hospital, the following recommendations have been made: * A disaster control center must be created which can be activated quickly and be equipped with enough telephones for local and long-distance communications to the disaster recovery facility. Address the most critical problems first. The plan must address who is to perform specific duties during the recovery period.
Management Role in Technology Initiatives What is managements role in healthcare technology? One of the first steps in creating any project with an organization is to create a project steering committee. He or she must be able to understand the different types of organizational change with information technology initiatives. Have strong communication skills to discuss the strategies for implementation of the new system. To assure that the process is going at the time allotted, while staying on budget, and should be able to deal with factors that may cause failure in the project (2004).
IC01: The principles of infection prevention and control The prevention and control of infection is the responsibility of everyone working in a health and social care setting. Both employers and employees have particular roles to avoid the spread of infection. 1.1. As a health & social care practitioner it is essential to maintain a clean and hygienic environment and also to be aware of the infection control policies and procedures that are used in the workplace. Maintaining a high level of personal health and hygiene will also help in the prevention of infection.
It is necessary that the system be easy for physicians and staff to use, while also functioning at the level the staff needs to do their job efficiently and effectively. Lastly, the organization must consider the rules and regulations set forth by the government in such guidelines as HIPAA. The system must provide the organization with the security needed to provide patients with the security that is mandated. By looking at all of these stakeholders and answering the needs of the organization, the system can function properly. Conclusion In conclusion, there are many aspects that an organization needs to consider prior to purchasing any health information system.
The phrase “or the risk thereof” includes any process variation for which a recurrence would carry a significant chance of a serious adverse outcome. Such events are called “sentinel” because they signal the need for immediate investigation and response.” (CAMH, January 2013) To prevent these outcomes from repeating, a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is initiated. A RCA is used to identify what caused an event to happen, why an event happened, and how to prevent the error from taking place in the future. To identify the origin of the event, a team is assembled consisting of; charge nurse, a physician, a respiratory therapist, a pharmacist, hospital administrators, and patients not directly involved in the case. First the team begins the investigation by interviewing patients and staff involved in incident, and accumulating all of the patient’s records to be reviewed.
Vitals, symptoms, diagnosis, prescription, and post care are all significant information that must be noted to ensure that the patient’s insurance company know what they are paying the doctor for. This information is documented in a form of codes that are transported to the insurance company for payment. It is important to make sure that the proper code are recorded to avoid confusion on both ends. Inaccurately coding can lead to false claims which can eventually result in non-payment from the insurance companies. To ensure there are no errors, remaining organized and up to date on coding information is expected.
Further, health care teams should be from the correct mix of employees from both organizations, even though they may present resistance to areas of change. Still, the manager should observe and interpret the resistance as positive feedback. Employee resistance is a form of communication that could improve and redesign the implementation of change within the organization. After the merger of the organizations, the new organization will have a new look in terms of systems and shape. Additionally, the community will have full access to all the resources under one health care system.
The policies regarding education about HIV prevention absolutely need to be refined in order to meet the needs of the risk population and reduce infection rates. One of the most important factors when considering a policy change like this is training. In both programs there is no doubt that there will need to be finances available to pay for the services as well as educational courses for physicians and other healthcare workers in order for them to provide information about these preventative services. The factors that are holding back preventative services from being offered are clearly explained for both Medicaid and the Ryan White Care Act. Each case seems to vary with which services are available for utilization and which services either program covers.
More than half of the lives were lost from coronary heart disease, which claimed just around 500 out of every 100,000 men in the UK each year in the early 1960s. In 1961 the British heart foundation was founded, later on that year the first ever pacemaker was made and given to the British heart foundation. Two years after the charity is formed, the science committee has raised enough funds to award the first research grants and 34 research grants were funded, totalling £180,980 in total. In 1996 the first BHF nurse was employed, this improved the service of hospitals as it took responsibilities of other doctors when patients needed to be treated, nurses would take over tasks which doctors had to do. It flattens the structure of how the business operates.
Literature on workplace safety, review of policies and procedures, MSDS, and proper disposal receptacles for contaminated and potential hazardous substances can help avoid and prevent workplace injury. One important step to preventing workplace injury at Infectious Disease Specialists is the policy implemented by the organization. Ensuring all staff knows the correct preventative steps and reporting methods is paramount to rapid response in the case of an incident. The steps taken and the effectiveness of the staff in applying the policy are crucial. These efforts will not prevent every incident, but they can help reduce incidents.