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. For example, Victory hospital, which is located in Canada, is in the process of evaluating different options to decrease cost of its endoscope repair. This equipment is use in the endoscopy department for gastroenterological and surgical procedures. In 1993, 2,500 cases where approximately performed and extensive maintenance of the equipment where needed before and after each of those cases. Despite the appropriate care of the scope, repair requirement where still needed. The total cost of repair that year was $60,000 and the repair services where done by an original equipment manufacturers in Ontario.
34). One of the main opportunities for this change is that it will allow all the Nurse Clinicians to apply their extensive knowledge, skills, and judgment to better monitor and audit the documentation system. Each Clinician will also have the authority to address any identified issues or concerns directly with the staff, as opposed to handing this over to the APN. Furthermore, the Nurse Clinicians will ensure the data gleaned from the EHR and MDS accurately represents the care provided, and they will assist in translating the results of the MDS into practice to better enhance patient care. Additional opportunities for professional development could include developing educational material or developing and implementing unit quality improvement projects. A second opportunity is the chance to be a part of the new initiatives coming to the VC over the next few years. As the organization moves towards implementing more technology, such as electronic medication administration records and computerized provider order entry, the Clinicians will be able to provide their knowledge of organizational workflows to ensure a system will meet the needs of the staff. Additionally, the Clinicians can be a part of the implementation team to help educate and support the staff as they learn any new software. Finally, the benefits of a centralized model and
The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation provides health care services. It operates acute care hospitals, community teaching hospital, geriatric care center, home care center, and outpatient care center in Maryland. The company provides services in the areas of ear, nose, and throat; eyes; gynecology; cancer treatment; children’s care; and urology. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland (Bloomberg Business, 2015; Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2015). For more than a century, Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation has been recognized as a leader in patient care, medical research and teaching. Today, Johns Hopkins Medicine is known for its excellent faculty, nurses and staff specializing in every aspect of medical care.
Grady Memorial Hospital, also simply known as Grady, is the public hospital for the city of Atlanta. It was found in 1892 and is one the largest hospitals in the state of Georgia. Grady has become known for its amazing trauma service. As the hospital website notes, they are the region’s premier level I trauma center (Grady, 2016). While Grady excels at taking care of the critically injured, it still has areas that need some work.
“Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life; in recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve.” (The Medical Center of Plano, 2014, para. 1)
Robertson Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), which is the flagship of Robert Wood Johnson Health System, is a large non-profit hospital with 965-beds located in New Brunswick and Somerville in Central New Jersey (Robertwood Johnson University Hospital, n.d). It has been ranked among the best hospital in the nation, as well as, with several specialties, and the best place to work by other publications (Robertwood Johnson University Hospital, n.d). Their mission of improving health and well-being to its patients stands out in the communities it serves (Robertwood Johnson University Hospital, n.d).
Quint Studer’s Hardwiring Excellence: Purpose, Worthwhile Work, and Making a Difference is a Business Week National Bestseller and is highly regarded by healthcare professionals across the country. The following document describes Studer’s key points, including the Five Pillars and Nine Principles that motivate and direct transformation in an organization. It also provides a critique of Studer’s text and analyzes appropriate applications for summer residency positions.
Organizational philosophy commits in establishing a high quality program that will be of distinct benefit to the community, as well as the medical staff. Mission consists of high patient satisfaction, compassion, reduction in medical errors, proper medical decisions, and patient education. For this reason, leadership is seeking the interest and commitment for expansion of a JRU to establish a program that is compatible with goals for quality, cost-effectiveness, and growth within the most efficient period.
Sinclair hospital is a part of six hospital network which have other medical offices and as well as clinics. The hospital is an acute medical facility with 305 beds, per year it attends to 6300 inpatient, 17000 emergency patients, 8500 outpatient and 13600 clinics visit. Inpatient visit is where patients stay and sleeps in the hospital as they receive treatment. Other terms used in the hospital includes inventory visit this occurs when a patient comes to the hospital and receives an outpatient surgery e.g. appendectomy and goes home after a short recovery period.25000 case of diagnostic
Given the long duration of patient quality problems, over ten years, at SGH, the communication plan may need to include not only the internal SGH stakeholders such as employees, but also external stakeholders both in the community, shareholders, and third party vendors. SGH is at greater business risk due to their previous attempts at improving quality and now potential lack of stakeholder confidence. Including stakeholders in the change management process allows the stakeholder’s viewpoint to coevolve with SGH to create a shared view of the change plan and how to measure change success (Windsor, 2010). Engaging with the stakeholders in change plan definition and focuses their energy on helping SGH with the change process, rather than undermining it (Windsor, 2010). Identifying all of the stakeholders for SGH, and engaging them in change communications and planning will assist SGH leadership in evolving the hospital towards a high patient quality
It is obvious that there is a large gap between where Coastal Medical Center is and where they need and want to be. When comparing CMC’s competitors, Johnson Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center, CMC needs to provide more efficient, high quality care and focus on more profitable priorities instead of funding multiple unsuccessful projects such as the fifty-three unfinished developments.
... is an abstract model that proposes an exploratory plan for health services and evaluating quality of health care. In accordance with the model, information about quality of care can be obtained from three categories: structure, process, and outcomes. In addition, not long ago The Joint Commission include outcomes in its accreditation valuations (Sultz, & Young, 2011, p. 378).
One of the first steps in developing an organization is to develop the vision, mission and philosophy of the organization. Vision statements are used to define the goals of an organization. The mission statement of an organization is a brief statement that explains the purpose that an organization exists. The organizational philosophy outlines the set of values and beliefs that controls the operations of an organization (Marquis, 2011). UMC’s vision is “to be nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, medical education, and biomedical research.” Their mission statement is “to serve through healing, education, and discovery.” The philosophy of UMC is “to value integrity, excellence, compassion, innovation, collaboration and dedication.” (www.mc.uky.edu)
This paper’s brief intent is to identify the policies and procedures currently being developed at Midwest Hospital. It identifies how the company’s Management Committee was formed and how they problem solved and delegated responsibilities. This paper recognizes the hospital’s greatest attributes and their weakest link. Midwest Hospital hired Dr. Herb Davis to help facilitate the development and implementation of resolutions for each issue.