“Is six sigma the answer for nursing to reduce medical errors and enhance patient safety?” Nursing Economics vol. 21, pp. 39-41. Available at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/449692, Accessed on February 10, 2013. Zhan, C., Friedman, B., Mosso, A.
HCM 500 Case study 1: EMR implementation and patient flow [Student XX] Southern New Hampshire University The proposed case study is based on the report and supporting statistical evidence of impacts observed in the case of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Emergency Department (CCHMC ED) in regards to patient flow metrics prior to/ during and after enterprise-wide EHR implementation initiative. The measures used to ascertain and assess the nature and degree of identified trends were analogous to the nationally instituted quality measures specific to ED settings: “timeliness, safety and efficiency standards, most directly reported as overall length of stay (LOS), door to doctor times and left without being seen” (Kennebeck
The cost of health insurance is continuing to rise which intern is making it difficult for Americans to provide health care for themselves and their families. Nationalizing health care would make health care more affordable to all Americans. Americans would be ensured the best health insurance possible. According to David Himmelstein, “Health insurance premiums have doubled in the last 8 years, rising 3.7times faster than wages in the past 8 years, and increasing co-pays and deductibles threaten access to care. Many insurance plans cover only a limited number of doctors’ visits or hospital days, exposing families’ to unlimited financial liability.
State of Advance Practice/Week 2 Patricia Grayson-Canty Chamberlain College of Nursing NR 510 Leadership and Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse Terri Schmitt Professor Spring B 2014 Introduction The purpose of this paper is to further examine the state of advanced practice nursing from a local, state, national, and international perspective. The role of the nurse practitioner (NP) “evolved from the shortage of primary care medical providers in underserved areas in the 1960s” (DeNisco & Barker, 2013, p. 20). NPs became a much needed asset during the Great Society era due to the development of the government health programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Community health Centers that needed care providers. These programs helped
However one particular concept within health care reform, which is universal among aspiring presidential candidates is the need for better preventive care. One of the biggest aspects of exceedingly high cost of health care in the United States is because of a lack of fluid system incorporating preventive care, which are measures intended to prevent the onset of chronic debilitating condition. Examples can include polio and daily aspirin to help prevent heart attacks among older individuals who are at high risk. Evidence suggest that preventive health care used properly can lower health care cost and substantially can improve health. Preventable causes of death, such as tobacco smoking, poor diet and physical inactivity, and misuse of alcohol have been estimated to be responsible for 900,000 deaths annually, which is nearly 40% of total yearly mortality in the United States (Marks).
First the pro side, the first main issue is the fact that the 32 million Americans that don’t have health care will now have access to health care coverage. Many Americans can’t afford health care coverage and this policy lowers the cost so that more Americans will have the opportunity to get the coverage they need. Another pro is that people with preexisting conditions can no longer be denied coverage. Insurance companies have been getting away with denying people the coverage they need because they either get sick or because they have a preexisting condition and this policy puts an end to all of that. Lastly, the amount of personal bankruptcies will be reduced.
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Running Head: Organizational Responsibility and Current Health Care Issues Organizational Responsibility and Current Health Care Issues Nicashia T Brown Maria Soohey HCS/545 December 23, 2013 Organizational Responsibility and Current Health Care Issues Quality can be up and coming focal point in the healthcare field. Future stipulations place provider and organization reimbursement dependent upon quality of care. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which it is commonly known, quality of care will be the focal point. Providers will be held accountable for their misdealing of patient care, under the PPACA. In order to drive an improved bill of health in America, this focus must
Patients who were admitted came to the hospitals much sicker, and you had more folks to care for at the same time, with less help. This was not fair to you or those in your care. Conclusion Managed care was born out of a good idea, basically to help curb the rising cost of health care. In essence it should have been the answer. But because of the greediness of some just as in other models what started out as good ended up not being able to provide the quality care at an affordable price like was promised.