One of the biggest concerns was the cost that Sewickley Valley Hospital would incur before receiving the stimulus money. This startup cost would include money for training and the possibility of bringing an outside organization to help implement the change. There were discussions about promoting employees who have stronger computer skills over the employees who have more seniority. The team also had to make the decision about which system was pertinent to Sewickley Hospital. Management also discussed the possibility of those employees who had no intention in learning the skills conducive to function in an EMR based facility.
Arbitrarily creating metrics for number of patients seen on specific wards coupled with the amount of supplies utilized and time spent on administrative functions, then using those metrics to determine when personnel needed to be fired (as a parallel to what Nardelli did to measure store’s performance) would lead to changes in the way people treated patients. This is not conducive to a Health Care setting. Most businesses could handle that if they are factory driven, or create a specific product away from the customer. When dealing with people, however, there has to be some flexibility with controls. Nardelli’s style does not lend itself well to a customer service environment overall.
Review Questions 7,8,9,10 By: Cassandra Robinson Chapter 7: 2.What implications has the decline in hospital occupancy rates had for hospital management? Due to declining occupancy rates, hospital executives have been forced to view ambulatory care as an essential portion of their overall healthcare business rather than a supplemental product line of an inpatient facility. Seeing their inpatient business erode, hospital administrators have realized that establishing a firm position in the ambulatory care market is critical to the continued survival of their organizations. 4.What are the main characterists of primary care? Primary care is the point of entry into the health services system where healthcare delivery is organized around primary
Argument for Change Stacy Powell Kaplan University College Composition II Argument for Change "Rules in the healthcare setting are very important to ensure proper care of the people being treated there by the healthcare staff responsible for their well being while they are being treated. " Some people would argue that some of the rules set in a healthcare facility are ridiculous and refuse to follow them. Such as cell phone use or taking excessive smoking breaks or longer breaks than assigned. These rules are set to ensure the safety of the patients that live there. If someone is on their phone they tend to ignore call lights or other duties they are supposed to attend to.
They believe that it would be better if nurses only practice under the guidance and supervision of the doctor. They believe that allowing them to practice independently would be detrimental to their patients (Mills, 2009). They would be prone to some misdiagnosis, failure to attend to less obvious, but potentially life-threatening problems as well as prescriptive errors. In fact, they maintained that many deaths in the hospital would be realized due to errors made in prescriptions. According to them, nurses however much trained and experienced lack skills to manage and deal with complex living with multi-system diseases.
We have had a recent decline in our T.J.C compliance, HR will play a vital role in ensuring the members we bring into our organization are motivated and compliant to our guidelines. They will also be the focal point of ensuring our staff members are treated fairly and are able to perform their duties without discrimination. One of the issues we are currently facing is a shortage of clinical staff, to include registered nurses, respiratory therapist, and medical technologist – and an abundant number of physicians on staff. The team, along with the HR office will need to reevaluate the services that our organization provides and redefine the positions we will maintain. For example, if we have three pediatricians on staff and the majority of patients we receive is the elderly population – we may have to revise our
Spaeth career path has given him different views on issues in healthcare and therefore giving him a broad understanding of healthcare business. One of the biggest challenges today, he states is the changing structure of health care and a declining work. The declining workforce is seeing stress on the worker as the skilled and educated employee doesn’t want to work more than eight hours or on the week-ends in a 7- days- a- week, 24- hours- a- day hospital setting. Another major issue is that hospitals are becoming more specialized where top dollar reimbursement can be achieved which leaves a gap in the traditional services. Lastly, the issues of senior leaders not spend enough time mentoring younger leaders (Grazier, 2005).
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.
In hospitals, the communication dynamics during disasters may differ because of several reasons. First, communication problems occur during disasters because hospital and management system that work well on a day to day basis cannot meet the additional needs of the disaster. It will be hard for the hospital to function
If there was no administrative aspect o, then a hospital quite simply would fall apart. According to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (AIT) code of ethics, “individuals who are responsible for administrative tasks and coordination of information in support of an office related environment and who are dedicated to furthering their personal and professional growth in their chosen profession” are considered administrative professionals. I do not expect to instantly be hired into a company and be on top. Everyone must work their way up the ladder, because before you get placed into a high-up position at your work, you must prove yourself. Administrative Professionals have two parts responsibility to their position, they must have the administrative aspect of the job down as well as acting in a professional manner.