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Hospital Trends in The Current Economic Environment - Hospital Trends 1. How is the current economic environment affecting hospitals. According to the article, “The Economic Downturn and Its Impact on Hospitals”, the current economic environment is affecting hospitals and other heath care facilities in a number of ways. The most common issue relates to inability of the hospitals to obtain and secure relevant financing that enables health institutions to meet their daily obligations. Since most payments in hospitals lags behind the amount expected to deliver health care, most of the times hospitals are forced to borrow funds from financial institutions to meet their operating expenses....   [tags: Hospital Administration]
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Shouldice Hospital Case - 1 Model Shouldice Hospital as a processing operation with products, attributes and resources. 2 What are its competitive priorities. 3 What kind of market has it chosen to focus on. Shouldice Hospital follows the business model of focus on a single standardized service for a narrow target of consumers, rather than to provide customized solution (as in a general clinic or hospital). It focuses on providing quick, convenient, and reliable cure for external types of abdominal hernias. The Hospital uses its own technique, called the Shouldice Method and claims to provide relatively short post-operative recovery period....   [tags: Healthcare Hospital ] 1131 words
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Oncology Clinical Trials at Holy Cross Hospital: A Cost-Effective Model - Introduction The cost associated with conducting clinical trials is one area that many institutions fail to consider. The “hidden costs” as I like to call them or administrative fees incurred by institutions for maintaining non-enrolling clinical trials is just one example. At a time when costs are rising in practically every area of running clinical trials, it is absolutely necessary to have a budget that adequately meets the financial needs of a study regardless if the study is enrolling patients or not....   [tags: Hospital Administration]
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Wireless Networking in a Hospital - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The breakthrough of wireless technology has introduced new possibilities for healthcare. These wireless networks allow connection and control between computers, handheld devices, printers, scanners, and other peripherals without the hassle of cords and cables. They provide crucial mobility that is necessary in the modern hospital. In areas of constant activity, such as the ER, the ICU, and the surgical recovery room, immediate information such as a patients test results would be beneficial to nurses and other healthcare providers....   [tags: Hospital Technology Network] 1438 words
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Improving Motivation Amongst HSS (Hospital Shared Services) Employees - Hospital Shared Services is a security company stationed in hospitals throughout the city of Denver and the surrounding areas. The company works under a bureaucratic culture meaning it emphasizes rules, policies, procedures, chain of command, and centralized decision making. (Gibson, Ivansevich, Donnelly, and Konopaske, 2009) The majority of the security officers working for the organization comes from a military background, meaning they are use to the procedures followed in a bureaucratic culture....   [tags: hospital security, security jobs]
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Morgan, Morgan by Janette Turner Hospital - "Morgan, Morgan” by Janette Turner Hospital This paper will explore the short story “Morgan, Morgan” by Janette Turner Hospital in a poststructuralist way using both New Historicism and Deconstruction. First, we will explore the tenants of New Historicism and apply it to the story, and then we will explore the tenants of Deconstruction and apply it to the story. The ideals of New Historicism were first outlined by Michel Foucault and later developed by Stephen Greenblatt. Foucault did not develop New Historicism; however, his philosophy and ideas formed the basis of the practice....   [tags: Morgan Janette Turner Hospital Essays]
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How Valerie D. Brooks Came to be CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - Valerie D. Brooks was appointed CEO at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is the first African American woman to ever hold this title. The trials and tribulations of Valerie D. Brooks made her the strong woman she is today. As a result, The Thomas Jefferson University Hospital would like to welcome Mrs. Valerie D. Brooks to our hospital. She brings her expertise in the medical field. Valerie has worked for two top notch hospitals in the Philadelphia area, such as Temple University Hospital and The University of Pennsylvania Hospital....   [tags: Hospital, Valerie D. Brooks, CEO, managers,] 615 words
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Hospital Pharmacy - The subspecialty in pharmacy I choose is hospital pharmacy. As a current employee at the University of Utah inpatient pharmacy, I see the implementation of the concepts of pharmacy informatics discussed in class. Pharmacy informatics enables me to practice pharmacy quickly, safely, and in the best interests of the patient. The computerized physician order entry allows for less error and requires less interpretation by the pharmacy staff. This saves the pharmacists time which they can allocate to verifying more orders....   [tags: Medicine]
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On The Construction, Organization And General Arrangements Of Hospitals For The Insane (1854) - Dr. Thomas Kirkbride was born in 1809 in Pennsylvania. He went to the University of Pennsylvania Medical School originally intending to become a surgeon. However, in 1840 after his training and internship at Friends‘ Asylum, he was offered to become the superintendent of the newly established Pennsylvania Hospital of the Insane. "His ambition, intellect, and strong sense of purpose enabled him to use that position to become one of the most prominent authorities on mental health care in the latter half of the nineteenth century." He soon became the founding member of the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane, and later was elected the president of the American Psychiatric Association....   [tags: Mental Hospital ] 1187 words
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Hospital Birth vs. Non-Hospital Birth - According to “Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America,” women and couples planning the birth of a child have decisions to make in variety of areas: place of birth, birth attendant(s), medication, preparedness classes, circumcision, breast feeding, etc. The “childbirth market” has responded to consumer concerns, so its’ important for prospective consumers to fully understand their options. With that being said, a woman has the choice to birth her child either at a hospital or at home. There are several differences when it comes to hospital births and non-hospital births....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Hospital Care - Critical Care Hospital - Case Study _ Incident for Discussion: Critical Care Hospital Critical Care Hospital has planned to purchase a CATSCAN within the next six months. Though not mentioned in the text, the cost of the equipment will be at least several hundred thousand dollars, and could even exceed one million dollars. Additionally, major renovations are required to the radiology department where the equipment will be housed. Unfortunately, the construction project cannot be started until the machine is in place, which will be five months from now....   [tags: essays research papers] 720 words
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Staffing at a Hospital - No matter the breath or the depth of an organization, it will always have the inherent need for human resources. It is safe to say that without work force, no organization in the world would exist. Recognizing not only the need for people, but also more importantly, the need for skilled, efficient and loyal employees has been a key turning point in defining the role of the Human Resource professional. However, some of the most important and challenging functions of human resource professionals are directly related to the recruitment, selection, training, and appraisal of the organization's employees or potential employee....   [tags: Business Human Resources] 784 words
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New Hospital in Brooklyn - Populations are increasing from the ratio of 10% to 20% each year. The cities are becoming crowded, but the provided facilities, like hospitals are unimproved and undeveloped. The people have no convenient hospitals where they can go and quickly get treatments. I read the news that you want to improve services to residents, which would be a dramatic change in the community. I argue to build a new hospital in our city because it would be prove to save lives, times and money. Hospital will best serve the needs of residents....   [tags: Community Improvement] 594 words
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Care In and Out of the Hospital - Imagine watching an elderly loved one move back and forth between their own home and a hospital, all because they did not have adequate home care. The hospital, in turn, did not provide enough rehospitalization time. This happens to many elderly folks who can no longer take care of themselves and neither can their spouses. Mrs. Gerlach, age 82, suffered from a disease is called Giant Cell Arthritis and is very common for older people to contract. It is when the cells in the artery that feed the optic nerve become enlarged....   [tags: Health Care]
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Hospital Case Study - The cost of Medical equipment plays a significant role in the delivery of health care. The clinical engineering at Victoria Hospital is an important branch of the hospital team management that are working to strategies ways to improve quality of service and lower cost repairs of equipments. The team members from Biomedical and maintenance engineering’s roles are to ensure utilization of quality equipments such as endoscope and minimize length of repair time. All these issues are a major influence in the hospital’s project cost....   [tags: Business Management ] 1302 words
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Hospital Emergency Preparedness - In the event of major emergency hospitals themselves have two main missions: provide patient care and protect their staff and facility (American Hospital Assoc). Hospitals and other healthcare related facilities are expected to respond in a coordinated fashion, since hospitals play an important role in disaster response due the treatment role. Healthcare facilities are responsible for preventing and reducing the spread of disease as well as injuries (Heide). Hospital preparedness has become a focus of local, state, and federal governments seeking to address emergencies or disasters that affect the public health....   [tags: Emergency Management ]
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Ameliorating Hospital Working Conditions - It is found that most “nurses love their work and hate their jobs” (Berliner and Ginzberg 2742). Due to the current quality of the nurses’ environments, this is of no surprise. The major factor hindering the quality of hospitals is the level of stress in the workforce. While it is inevitable to eliminate stressors in all medical centers, how stress is perceived is a controllable factor. The idea of stress being controlled emphasizes the need for CISM programs in all health facilities of America to cope with the critical incidents and stress that occur on a daily basis....   [tags: Nursing, CISM]
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The Healing Hospital Paradigm - The inception of the “Healing Hospital” is not new. Healing hospitals in various forms have been around throughout history. As hospitals were slowly taken over by religious orders they became more holistic concentrating on all aspects of healing including physical, mental, and spiritual. Instead of focusing on the patient as a carrier of disease and death they began to look at them as a person that has certain fundamental needs for existence. One of these needs as fore mentioned is spirituality....   [tags: Nursing ]
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If Disney Ran Your Hospital - Introduction According to Fred Lee (2004) hospitals use clinical results and process improvement as a gauge of quality as this data can be readily measured and objective. Conversely, patients judge the quality of care by individual perception. Therein a gap of what the patient’s perception of quality care and how the healthcare providers perceive quality of care is created. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the Gaps Model of Service Quality while comparing the findings of the work done by Fred Lee in the book, If Disney Ran Your Hospital: 91/2 Things You would Do Differently....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Hospital Fall Prevention Programs - As population ages in all developing nations, impacts of falls remaining a huge problem for social and healthcare systems (Oliver, 2009). According to National Institute on Aging (NIA), in 2006 almost 500 million people worldwide were aged 65 or older. That number projected to reach 1 billion by 2030 with most rapid increases in developing countries. Because older adults are fastest growing segment of the United States population the problem is only going to get worth. An estimated 25% to 39% of adults aged 65 years or older fall each year (Keskin et al., 2008)....   [tags: Patient Education]
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My Medical Attachment in Sarawak General Hospital in Borneo, Malaysia - I did my medical attachment in Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), Borneo, Malaysia in another remaining four weeks of my elective period. This government hospital is older than the Selayang Hospital and it provides standard health facilities. I spent most of my time in General Medicine department. I felt so fortunate to get to know doctors in the SGH who are very dedicated, flexible and motivating. I gathered many clinical experiences related to both common and rare infectious diseases in SGH such as malaria, tuberculosis, dengue fever, Japanese Encephalitis....   [tags: medical attachment, United Kingdom, Hospitals, Mal] 584 words
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Physician-Hospital Arrangements In Professional Integration - Professional integration and the type selected for many healthcare organizations will determine their success when they begin implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Cuellara & Gertlerb (2006) list the five most common arrangements in use: Independent Physicians Associations (IPAs), Open Physician–Hospital Organizations (OPHOs), Closed Physician–Hospital Organizations (CPHOs), Management Service Organizations (MSOs), and Fully Integrated Organizations (FIOs). Each of these five types of professional integration has proven successful however there have been many failures, which ultimately led to a degraded access and quality of health care in those communities....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Design and User Experience : The Private Hospital - Design and User Experience : The Private Hospital (calls Clinic in Chile) website in general are very well structured with easy access to all the services that these institution provides. The neonatology and pediatrics sections usually lacks of images and multimedia sections, the one reason of that can be that the information is oriented toward adults visitors or potentials parent patients. Additionally in general these WebPages provides information written by its own physician helping them to reach its potential patients, moreover the information about diseases are upgrade periodically....   [tags: Technology] 546 words
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The Importance of Hand-Washing in a Hospital Environment - Why is proper hand washing in a hospital setting vital to a patient’s health. Hospitals all across America are cracking down on employees washing their hands before and after leaving a patients room. Patients are coming in for a simple procedure and staying longer due to the fact of catching something while in the hospital. Three of the major infections patients are catching are c-Diff (clostridium Difficile), MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus), and Norovirus. “ If employees followed the guidelines by CDC (Center for Disease Control) and their employer infections can be reduce by up to one- third” ( Creedon 208-209)....   [tags: Health & Wellness]
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Pre-Hospital Immobilization of Trauma Patients - It is appreciated that the given case study contains other factors such as psychological trauma and the impact of blood loss. However this essay is going to explore the efficacy of pre hospital immobilisation utilising cervical collars and extrication/ orthopaedic stretchers, reflecting on an account from the paramedic’s practice. A modified framework of Gibbs Reflective cycle (1988) will be used. Including Description, Feelings, Evaluation, Conclusion and Action Plan. This essay is supported throughout using relevant evidence and seminal work....   [tags: Nursing]
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Transformational Leadership in Healthcare -   Why now. Why are we focusing on transformational leadership. Healthcare costs are continuing to rise. Some of the critical problems and active debates prevalent in many hospital organizations include the rapidly intensifying healthcare costs, funding and reimbursement cutbacks, and concern regarding the overall quality and safety of health care. “Healthcare systems have come under pressure to improve performance and manage productivity” (Botting, 2011). To be successful in the 21st century, there is a demand on healthcare systems to have a vision and executive and clinical leadership to inspire the change process and make the difference between success and failure in change....   [tags: Hospital Administration]
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St. Thomas Hospital's History - St. Thomas Hospital's History St. Thomas's operating theatre was first built in 1106 close to the Priory Church and was used for general hospitality, which means meals and a bed to sleep in. It was not only used for treating people but also just like a Bed& Breakfast hotel. In 1212 it was destroyed by the fire and rebuilt 3 years later, in 1215. But it was placed at a different site, in Borough High St6reet because the conditions were supposed to be better. 650 years later it was in the way of a planned railway....   [tags: Papers] 387 words
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Aravind Eye Hospital - Introduction Established in 1976 with the mission to eliminating needless blindness, Aravind is the largest and most productive eye care facility in the world. The brainchild of Dr. Venkataswamy, Aravind Eye Hospital provided free eye care and surgery to millions of needy patients apart from regular patients. Currently, there were 3 Aravind Eye Care hospitals across the state of Tamil Nadu – at Madurai, Tirunelveli and Theni. A new facility at Coimbatore was also under consideration. Since its inception, the Aravind group of hospitals had screened 3.65 million patients and performed some 335,000 cataract operations nearly 70% of which were done free of charge....   [tags: Business Model Analysis Management] 1250 words
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Business Evaluation of Hospital - Business Evaluation of Hospital “With the foundation and commitment of our spiritual heritage and values, our mission is to promote the heath and well-being of the people in the communities we serve through a comprehensive continuum of services provides in collaboration with the partners who share the same vision and values.”      This mission statement explains the goal and purpose of Faith Community Hospital. Unfortunately, it seems that a large number of employees either forget the meaning of the mission statement or have made their own....   [tags: Business Marketing Essays]
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Hospital Case Analysis - Hospital Case Analysis Hospitals are a necessary part of every individual's life. When one thinks of hospitals, help comes to mind (Hospitals Struggle to Keep Their Promises). Neither a person's age, ethnicity, nor economic background should matter when it relates to access to healthcare. Everyone will need hospital care at one point in their lives, no matter how healthy one may think he or she is. That is the reality. Unfortunately, many of these organizations are in danger. "Hospitals are experiencing a period of financial duress unprecedented in recent history....   [tags: Management Strategy Analysis] 2200 words
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Hospital Management Case Study - Hospital Management Case Study Analysis My analysis of this case is that the communication process at the hospital is the biggest problem. Chris is a newly college graduate and already an associate CEO of a huge organization with little experience, Pat the CEO of the organization is wanting Chris to make decisions on a problem that he knows little about being he was just hired. The issues that are at hand are that the CEO is placing a lot of the work on the new person and relying on him to think of how to overcome a lot of the problems that have been going on for awhile....   [tags: Medical Management Business Analysis] 736 words
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Shouldice Hospital Operations Management - Shouldice Hospital Operations Management Introduction Shouldice Hospital, set up in 1945 by Dr. Earl Shouldice, is located near Toronto. It follows the business model of focus on a single standardised service for a narrow target of consumers, rather than to provide customised solution (as in a general clinic or hospital). It focuses on providing quick, convenient, and reliable cure for external types of abdominal hernias. The Hospital uses its own technique, called the Shouldice Method. It is famous for a relatively short post-operative recovery period....   [tags: Business Management Analysis ] 1422 words
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Patient Treatment in a Hospital - Patient Treatment in a Hospital The purpose of visiting a hospital was to find out how a hospital is run and the experiences of patients who were receiving treatment there. Interviewing a patient gave me the opportunity to develop my own communication skills. It also allowed me to discover the pros and cons of healthcare in a hospital and assess how I would treat patients in the future as a doctor. I interviewed a 29 year old man, NM, who works as an international sales manager....   [tags: Papers] 888 words
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Case Study Faith Hospital - Faith Hospital is in need for some positive changes. As with many health care institutions the need to change to better meet the demands and expectations of our patients and our community is always there. These changes will help Faith hospital become a stronger force within the medical community. And allow our staff to continue to serve and help others live longer and healthier lives for many years to come. This hospital needs to be run without an operating loss. To do this we will have to make some changes in policy and in how this hospital functions....   [tags: Health Care] 1555 words
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Hospital Supply Chain Management - Care Healthcare Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Management plays a vital role in our hospitals today. With the growing cost of healthcare and new technologies, it is vital for hospitals to run as efficiently as possible without jeopardizing care. To the materials manager and to the financial minds of a hospital the area of supply chain is a tedius task at best, the kind of planning, strategizing and measuring that seldom goes recognized and rewarded. The work involved with inventory control fits tightly within that description....   [tags: Operations Management]
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Infection Prevention in a Hospital Setting - Title: An algorithm to estimate the importance of bacterial acquisition routes in hospital settings. Introduction The significant increase in antibiotic resistance amongst pathogens is making it very difficult to successfully treat infections, especially in intensive care units (ICU’s). Prevention of the spread of infection among patients within the hospitals is fast becoming amongst the most important methods for controlling infections. This requires the identification of the different acquisition routes, that is, routes by which bacterial colonization occurs....   [tags: Medical Care Position Paper] 1397 words
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Visit to Holly House Hospital - Visit to Holly House Hospital We visited Holly House Hospital on 26th January 2005 to look at how physics is used in the medical profession, and how it is used in medical diagnosis. Whilst being shown around the separate radiology unit at the hospital, I noticed how Magnetic Resonance Imaging used different ways to look within patients, and helped specialists to try to diagnose and treat internal problems. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) MRI was discovered in July 1977. French scientists discovered that using powerful electromagnetic fields and radio waves could produce images....   [tags: Papers] 1856 words
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Hospital Corporation of America - Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Staff Analysis Statement of Problem HCA, after following a conservative financial policy since its establishment, has entered the new decade preparing to make some changes in order to realign their financial strategy and capital structure. Since establishment, HCA has often been used as a measure for the entire proprietary hospital industry. Is it now time for the market to realign their expectations for the industry as a whole. HCA has target goals which need to be met in order to accomplish milestones in the future....   [tags: Economics Case Study] 1494 words
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Manor Memorial Hospital - Manor Memorial Hospital Problem The potential of a competing neighboring clinic poses an obstacle in the progress towards achieving DHC's service and profitability objectives. There are also unfavorable demographic shifts out of urban and into suburban areas, which cause a need to adjust the focus of the target market. Objective In the short run DHC needs adjust the image in the community to increase the number of first time and returning patients. In the long run DHC needs to be grow and satisfy the current patient base to be prepared when and if a competing clinic does appear....   [tags: Business Analysis Market Management] 1039 words
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The Positive Impact of Performance Management at Peel Hospital - In the increasingly competitive market, it is essential that organizations form and implement an effective organizational performance management system to help gain competitive advantage. The performance management system should have several activities that will help to develop the goals of the organization; it should also help in monitoring organizational progress and to make adjustments to accomplish the goals more efficiently with minimal barriers (Shackleton, 2007). The Peel Memorial Hospital in Brampton Ontario along with other hospitals and regional health facilities were facing major challenges....   [tags: business, management, case study, solution]
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Liquidity and Solvency Analysis Report for LifePoint Hospital - I. Introduction LifePoint Hospitals was founded in 1999 and has grown to be a leading hospital company with more than $3 billion in revenues and 54 hospital campuses in 18 states. They have more than 23,000 employees and nearly 3,000 physician partners striving to achieve their hospital’s mission and goals. LifePoint Hospitals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates general acute care hospitals in non-urban communities in the United States. The company’s hospitals provide a range of medical and surgical services comprising general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, rehabilitation services, and pediatric services, as well as specialized services, such as open-heart surgery, skilled nursing, psychiatric care, and neurosurgery....   [tags: Business]
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Benefits of Technology at Children's Hospital Research Foundation - Benefits of Technology at Children’s Hospital Research Foundation There are several factors that are influencing the efficient use of technology in healthcare research. The main factors that contributing to the effective use of the information technology at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center are security of the data, availability of the data, data analysis and reduction in the medical errors. According to Bates and Gawande (2003)“The growing sophistication of computers and software should allow information technology to play a vital part in reducing that risk — by streamlining care, catching and correcting errors, assisting with decisions, and providing feedback on performance”(p2526)....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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The Innovative Lab Express Project at Massachusetts General Hospital - This essay describes the innovative Lab Express project at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) that connected the third party Sunquest Laboratory Information System (LIS) to the home grown MGH Order Entry application. The enhancement provided improved patient safety, gave the lab group the ability to easily make changes to the content of the system and provided considerable cost savings. The project also provided a simple way to keep lab data consistent between the three lab systems (LIS, MGHOE and the online laboratory handbook) which saved time, cost and reduced the chance of human error by not having to manually keep the systems in sync....   [tags: Project Analysis] 1297 words
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Faith Community Hospital Case Study - Faith Community Hospital Case Study The case study of the Faith Community Hospital presented several issues that are affecting the success of the hospital. The nonprofit organization has developed a negative rapport with its community, patients, and stakeholders....   [tags: Management Organization Analysis Strategy] 1388 words
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Urban Legend of Glenn Dale Hospital - Glenn Dale Hospital Background Over the recent break, I mentioned to a friend that I needed to write about a ghost-related urban legend. He offered to tell me about Glenn Dale Hospital, which is supposedly a famous ghost legend in Maryland. Since I am a lifelong Maryland resident and did not know about the hospital, I was eager to hear the story. The story was told in the living room of a house by a 19 year old white male native to southern Maryland. He is from a middle class family and his father and mother are a construction worker and a homemaker, respectively....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]
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Urban Legend of Glenn Dale Hospital - Glenn Dale Hospital Many people claim that they do not believe in ghosts or other uncanny things. Despite those claims, however, a good urban legend still has the power to make anybody stop and ponder the question, “What if?” What if these stories that always seem to have some level of possibility, were actually true. As urban legends transcend through years and generations, they always find a way of still seeming possible in the present time. This is what can be said of the story that was shared with me about the Glenn Dale Hospital....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]
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Urban Legend of Glenn Dale Hospital - Glenn Dale Hospital Many urban legends get passed down to others from information people hear, read, and experience on their own. Stories get manipulated and exaggerated over time and reasons for the story’s existence can vary. The true story of Glenn Dale Hospital appears to be rather clear according to credible sources – but this does not stop people from creating their own myths and legends and believing what others tell them is true. The story was told to me by a white female college sophomore that I have known for many years....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]
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Visit Report on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Visit Report on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Introduction For my visit on the applications of physics, I went to Queen Elizabethhospital on the 10th of November 2004. The Queen Elizabeth hospital operates the largest critical care unit in Europe, which is combining intensive therapy with high dependency units. The hospital situated in Selly Oak is a distance of one and a half miles from the SellyOakHospital between them there are approximately 5900+ employees. Queen Elizabeth Hospital is aimed, to the adult population mainly in the West Midlands and offers a range of health services; bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy, cancer, renal and trauma services etc....   [tags: Papers] 1226 words
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Tools for Hospital Pharmacy Process Improvement - Tools for Hospital Pharmacy Process Improvement (Graphics not availalbe) Abstract With increasing operation costs, patient safety awareness, and a shortage of trained personnel, it is becoming increasingly important for hospital pharmacy management to make good operational decisions. In the case of hospital inpatient pharmacies, making decisions about staffing and work flow is difficult due to the complexity of the systems used and the variation in the orders to be filled....   [tags: Pharmacy] 1934 words
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The Abandoned Mental Hospital - Original Writing - The Abandoned Mental Hospital - Original Writing I collected several items that I would be in need of because today was when my friends and I were going to explore Cane Hill, the mental hospital that has been abandoned for years. I gathered a torch, my slingshot and a few French bangers. I left my house feeling thrilled as well as sick, for I was about to enter a hospital that has been haunted even since people worked there. I met Michael and Shaun outside their houses; both of them had torches because we knew it would be pitch black, as dusk came upon us....   [tags: Papers] 474 words
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The Holistic Assessment of a Patient Admitted to a Hospital - The Holistic Assessment of a Patient Admitted to a Hospital Missing Works Cited and Figures The purpose of this essay is to describe the holistic assessment of a 66 year old male patient who has been admitted to hospital for bowel surgery following the diagnosis of a cancerous tumor. The operation will result in the patient having a part of his bowel removed after which the patient will require a colostomy bag for the elimination of feces (see patient profile in appendix 1 for further details)....   [tags: Nursing Medical Papers Surgery] 2682 words
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Sane Versus Insane - Whether it is called a mental hospital, insane asylum or sanatorium, there are negative connotations connected to these titles. Your head is immediately filled with images of people off their rockers, some drooling and others moaning or crying out while others are being strapped down to gurneys being transported behind dark doors. When one thinks of the patients at these hospitals, one’s mind may wander to inquire about those behind the scenes, running it all. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey hints that Nurse Ratched is herself insane....   [tags: Health Care, Mental Hospital] 1337 words
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My Experience Working as a Medical Student in Selayang Hospital, Malaysia - My decision to do elective in my country, Malaysia during last summer is indeed a wise choice. In addition, I need to go back to Malaysian to serve the government for ten years after I graduated. This elective has opened my eyes and give me a flavour about Malaysia’s health system in general and what to expect about the local working environment. Aims The main aim of the elective is to find the differences between Malaysia’s and British health systems particularly in terms of public health, patient education, health staff, health service that could be offered to the multicultural population both in the urban and rural area....   [tags: medical] 1059 words
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