DBQ Japan and India In the period from the 1800s to the 1930s, Japan and India both saw a great increase in the use of machines in the textile industry. Both countries had similar recruitment techniques but differed greatly in who the workers were, and their working conditions. Documents 1, 2, and 6 all show the increased use of machines and declined use of handmade items in India and Japan. (Document 1) which is the Indian textiles chart shows how India used more machines to create a greater amounts of pounds and yards from 1884 to 1914. The chart shows that machine-spun yarn became of greater quantities as opposed to hand-spun yarn due to the increase in machines.
Healthcare Regulatory Agencies and their Effect on Rising Medical Costs Regulatory agencies can be viewed as a hindrance, these agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Joint Commission of Accreditation of Hospitals (JOINT), and the Occupational Safety and Healthcare Administration (OSHA) are responsible for much of the increase in costs that have taken place in providing effective and safe healthcare in the past decade. There have been arguments ever since the inception of the first regulatory agency as to whether or not these were, or would be advantageous to healthcare practitioners and healthcare institutions. Although their focus is on the patient, these agencies state that they exist for the healthcare provider’s protection. There is solid evidence demonstrating the rise in costs due to these regulations. Regulations can be as complex as safety devices for injections and as simple as requiring hair covering for healthcare workers.
In today’s fiercely competitive healthcare market, profitability is the end-goal for most, if not all, of the healthcare institutions. If profitability is vital to a healthcare institution, how can it be best assessed or determined, and what happens when specific institutional departments drain the bottom line? The goal of this paper is to identify cost allocation methods that most accurately and effectively determine profitability, specifically related to the details of the Apple Valley Family Practice. In the Apple Valley Family Practice, there are three patient service departments generating revenue: Adult Medicine, Obstetrics, and Pediatrics. In the practice, there are three non-generating profit cost centers that require allocations:
Their professional responsibilities exceed any personal values they may have while on the job. At the same time, the HIM’s road is paved with unexpected ethical dilemmas that must be dealt with precisely as outlined by federal laws, regulatory rules and a strict code of ethics. The management of patient health information has been an area for concern for everyone involved in the delivery of healthcare since the recognition and need to document scientific research and medical discoveries. Medical science would not be advanced as it is today had it not been for the enlightened foresight of our early physicians and scientists who aspired to share and record their experiments and outcomes. At the expense of human subjects, great medical breakthroughs occurred that are still in practice today.
EMRs can save lives. VeriChip, developed by VeriChip Corporation is the first one of its kind ever approved by the US FDA. It enables rapid identification of at-risk patients and access to their medical history, thereby enabling rapid diagnosis and treatment especially in emergency situations. EMRs threaten our privacy. In this day and age when people's mantra is "I need my privacy", not many people are comfortable about having their entire medical history recorded and digitized for almost just anybody to see - in other words, incursion into people's privacy.
This creates unnecessary high cost for the hospital. The emergency department becomes over crowded with non-paying patients leaving no space for patients with private insurance. Majority of ED visits from the uninsured could be better served by a primary provider the problem is the uninsured does not have the means to receive such service from primary physicians. One solution is to create a case management program that focuses on serving individuals with a history of using the Emergency Department for non-emergent issue. The program would use case managers and a database tracking system to enhance patient access to regular healthcare services, connect patients to regular healthcare services and help combat logistical interference in getting the right care.
Internal Medicine Choosing a career can be hard because there are so many different careers to choose from, but with a little bit of research you can find one that fits in with your interests. The career that I feel would fit me best, would be a general internist, due to the fact that it is in the medical field, I get to help others and it seems like a very interesting job. A general internist is someone who specializes in the diagnosis and medical (nonsurgical) treatment of adults. Being an internist requires a lot of work; some of the tasks include being able to treat internal disorders such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and problems of the lungs, brain, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract. Internists are also able to prescribe and /or administer medication or therapy (ONET,”Tasks”).
(Sultz & Young pg. 228). All of these factors have contributed to the increased costs of the health care system put on the public and has also influenced some of the barriers that have led to the access of healthcare I spoke about above. The AMA (American Medical Association) also attributes the high cost of health care from the rising toll of preventable illness & inefficiencies in the health care system. They have identified four strategies to contain health care cost, they consist of reduce the burden of preventable disease, make health care delivery more efficient, reduce nonclinical health system costs that do not contribute to patient care and promote value-based decision making at all levels.(http://www.ama-assn.org).
Voice Activated Device/ MD Dictation Speech recognition devices are widely used by physicians because they provide many advantages in the health care environment that they practice. Due to managed care, doctors are restricted in the amount of time they can spend with their patients because they use most of their time doing paperwork that is required of them. Speech recognition systems such as dictation programs and devices have brought a new outlook for the application of technology in healthcare organizations especially among physicians. Dictation programs and devices allow doctors to use the time formerly spent on record keeping to see more patients. Many programs and devices exist today that physicians can choose from.
The Globalization of Health Care Rafael Billini Dwight Smith Elisamir Rivera Broward College Abstract This case is based on the globalization within the United States health care system. Unforeseen by many, globalization has entered the health care system due to the overwhelming shortage of specialized doctors in the United States. Due to the demand for health care services, the lengthy education required to become a specialized doctor, and costs of medical services and uninsured patients in United States it has brought forth services to be conducted off shore in countries like India (Hill, 2013). Services provided by radiologist who read CT scan or a MRI are doing so from a remote country like India as it is in the case of Massachusetts General Hospital (Hill, 2013). The Globalization in the Health Care has grown rapidly and insurance carriers have been experimenting with a platform which offers the alternative of doing procedures in excess of $20,000 to be performed in countries like Singapore.