Informatics Needs Assessment Marie Bass HCS 482 Monday, July 22,2013 Jacqueline Sommerville Informatics Needs Assessment The informatics needs assessment is an important step in the selection and implementation of the Electronic Health Record (EHR). The purpose of a needs assessment is to understand the organization and the needs of the organization well enough to maximize the positive impact of an EHR while minimizing the risk of negative effects (American Medical Association, n.d). A readiness assessment will help identify an organizations readiness to successfully implement an EHR, the staffs readiness to accept, productively use the EHR. The results will help determine the present state of technology adoption, prerequisites for change, potential barriers, user needs, time-sensitive factors and appropriate action steps. Both the readiness and the needs assessment should involve everyone who will use the EHR or whose job will be affected by the implementation of the EHR.
Its Primary purpose is to ensure quality patient care and managing the cost of that care. Its secondary purpose as defined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) deals with individual users for education, regulations, policies and public health from data entered, verified, corrected or analyzed directly or indirectly. Homeland Security has recently been added to the list of users, including patient care providers, managers and staff, coders and patients themselves. Patients can make changes as necessary. Other users might include lawyers, employers, law enforcement and researchers.
The EHR is a computerized electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting. Included in this information are patient demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data and radiology reports. The EHR automates the clinician's workflow and has the ability to generate a complete record of a patient encounter - as well as supporting other care-related activities directly or indirectly, including evidence-based decision support, quality management, and outcome reporting. In this paper I will discuss the many benefits and drawbacks of EHR’s, the types of software used and their functions as well as my thoughts on the future of Electronic Health Records. Many healthcare organizations have switched over to electronic health records since President George W. Bush called for health records to be stored electronically by 2014, and President Obama’s administration plans to continue pushing for that deadline.
Unit 4222-301 Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting (SHC31) Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting Communication is the activity of conveying information through the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, visuals, signals, writing, or behaviour. Identify the different reasons people communicate Communication is the basis of all relationships personal or professional - People who use the services (residents) - Family and friends of the residents - Services (doctor, nurse, social worker, GP, hospital) - Organisation on the structure of my work ( other carers, other staff, team leader, manager) - Other organisations It is very important well communicate where there are different people and we must be using different ways to understand them and also they will be to understand us. Also people will co-perate and trust develop and looking of the best interests- interaction. Explain how communication affects relationships in the work setting Communication is a skill in any work place. People have expectations of how we should communicate with others in the work place: -be on time for meeting -respect everyone’s -keep to any agreements -ask questions, if you do not understand -learn communication skill -keep confidences A one-off episode between people is interaction.
Jyotsna Patel Sherry S. Wright 11-22-2011 Anyone who wants to be success full in healthcare field would have to take and studies the Anatomy and Physiology. Why is Anatomy and Physiology so important in your success in a health care field? It important because you learn the structures associated with the human body, function of each of these structures and all allied health careers is the relationship between the health care provider and his or her patients. Anatomy is the study of the structures associated with the human body. (living organism) Anatomy deals with the description of form, arrangement and function of the bone, joint, muscles and internal organs, together with their blood and nerve supply.
I have tried to incorporate the model in the essay to facilitate critical thinking and relating theory to practice in the essay. This essay also aims to include a discussion about the knowledge underpinning practice and the evidence base for the requirements of an important clinical skill for the students of nursing. I will also provide a conclusion to the essay which will discuss my reflection skills, acknowledge my insight and competencies gained during the clinical practicum and show my personal and professional development. The clinical skill I have chosen to reflect on within this essay is the management of peripheral intravascular devices (PIDs). My clinical placement was in the day surgery ward of the hospital so I had numerous opportunities of
Not only is it important for healthcare providers to construct and implement a treatment plans, but also to involve patients in medical decision making about their treatment. To determine effectiveness, healthcare providers must assess how treatment of the illness effects the patient in addition to their own evaluation of treatment. The dictionary definitions of effective are (a) adequate to accomplish a purpose, producing the intended or expected result; (b) in operation or in force, functioning; (c) producing a deep or vivid impression; (d) prepared and available for service; and (e) a member of the armed forces fit for duty or active service (“Effective”, n.d. a). According to Stedman’s Medical Dictionary (2006), the medical definitions of effective are (a) the extent to which a treatment achieves its intended purpose; (b) A measure of the accuracy or success of a diagnostic or therapeutic technique when carried out in an average clinical environment. According to Wikipedia (n.d. b), the usage of effective includes (a) mathematics, can be used as a synonym of
BHS499 - Senior Capstone Project Module 1 – Case Problem Identification Richard Patrone Trident University International Dr. Robert Grice Fall 2012 Assignment: For the module 1 case please submit a paper that: 1. Identifies a problem in healthcare management 2. Describes the problem and discusses its importance EXPECTATIONS The objective of the capstone is to conduct research on a relevant issue in health care management, to identify the issues and implications, and to develop a plan to address this issue. Please draw from your exposure to the various issues discussed in the previous courses and from your professional experience. The capstone will give you the opportunity to apply information and skills gained from previous courses (and work experience) and to develop a plan to address a "real world" healthcare issue and apply problem-solving skills to the issue, while using knowledge you acquired in the courses you took for your BSHS.
Assessment Louise Thompson SHC51 – Use and develop systems that promote communication 1.1 Review the range of groups and individuals whose communication needs must be addressed in own job role. As a social care professional, I am required to communicate with both individuals and groups of people, whether they staff I manage directly, external agencies, directors, our service users or their families. I do this through several methods including face-to-face meetings, training, consultation, undertaking assessments and planning, writing and delivering reports and networking. I have developed a range of communication skills that enable me to successfully listen, disseminate and deliver information, provide and receive feedback, use questioning to clarify, take written notes and formulate responses, negotiate, debate and compromise and make decisions. 1.2 Explain how to support effective communication within own job role.
It is a way for professionals to embody and project change, to make a difference. Furthermore, the main focus of this paper is to define health care communication with emphasis on the relevancy of effective personal health care communication with other health care professionals, clients, and patients. It will also discuss the relevancy of effective professional health care communication to health outcomes as well as how the lack of effective personal and professional health care communications can contribute to poor health outcomes. The theories and principles of therapeutic communication in health care settings for the health care professional will also be incorporated. Definition of Health Care Communication According to the Centers for Disease Control and the National Cancer Institute, health care communication is "The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual decisions that enhance health."