The company that will be presented in my paper is known as the “Harris Health System”. The Harris Health System is a part of the Health Industry for which it is known for the cultural diversity that it provides service to all residents of Harris County, Texas. The topics that will be discussed are the missions/values of the company, services, careers, benefits, and diversity within the website. Harris Health System is the first accredited Healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a patient centered Medical Home. The “Harris Health System” is very large providing services to 23 community health centers, five schools based clinics, dental center, dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital, and two full serviced hospitals.
“Named after philanthropist Johns Hopkins, the Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS) gifts Baltimore residents with an array of health care services. The health system is an affiliate of world-renowned Johns Hopkins Medicine and oversees six hospitals: All Children’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital, and Suburban Hospital. The not-for-profit teaching hospitals offer inpatient and outpatient health services that include general medicine, emergency/trauma care, pediatrics, maternity care, senior care, and numerous specialized areas of medicine. It also community health and satellite care facilities” (Hoover’s, 2015). The Johns Hopkins Medicine Marketing and Communications
Public Relations Interview Effective marketing strategies in health care are essential to the success of the organization. Marketing promotes the hospital’s services by endorsing its clinical expertise, its technology, its achievements, and its commitment to the community that it serves. The role of the Public Relations (PR) professional is an essential part of daily hospital operations to establish and maintain relationships within the community as well as deal with challenges and opportunities that face the organization. Public relations are more complex than dealing with the media during a crisis. It involves maintaining solid relationships within the facility and within the community.
The organization has provided health care in many different fields, including oncology, neuroscience, weight loss, cardiology, emergency rooms, and Intensive Care Units. In doing so, they have provided a variety of healthcare to a plethora of people. Dr. Jacob Franklin Highsmith established Highsmith Hospital as the first private hospital in North Carolina in 1901. With the help of a man named Dr. William Thomas Rainey, the hospital grew and became one of the leading medical facilities in the region. In the year 1983, the new Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital opened on Robeson Street.
It includes more than 12 smaller hospitals and medical centers affiliated to the main hospital in Baltimore 226 clinical services 977 licensed beds and 37 building in the State of Maryland. The John Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine are the founding institutions of modern American Medicine and the birthplace of so many traditions of medicine including ward rounds, residency programs, and house staff. Many medical specialties including neuroscience by Harvey, cardiac surgery by Blalock, urology, endocrinology pediatrics, and child psychiatry by Kanner were founded at this hospital.... ... middle of paper ... ...spital they are able to provide outstanding patient care at a low or cheaper cost. The students on rotations are also able to cover for shortage of staff thus keeping the patient care uncompromised due to low staffing. Bibliography: 1) US national library of medicine and national institute of health, 201 “What Hopkins built, and where”.
In our health care settings communication plays a major role; to successfully take care of our patient’s needs. There are two types of communication which are verbal or non-verbal communication. However, there are different levels of communication in the health care settings, which can be interpersonal communication between a nurse and a patient and group communication such as shift handover. The main idea in this essay is to discuss, how communication is effective in the health care settings. Communication in a health care setting can be defined as a very important mechanism use in our hospitals, clinics and health fair, to gather vital information; so that we can effectively provide efficient caring for our patient.
Patient-centric care practices are becoming the foundation of the current healthcare system. However, there is work and research to be done before a fully integrated and patient-centric system is in place throughout the healthcare system. Murphy (2011) has taken a closer look at the patient-centric care system, and what must be done before the patient truly becomes the center of the healthcare universe. Patient-centric care makes the patient and their family members a significant part of the care team, which may help to remove unneeded and unwanted services (Murphy, 2011). Murphy (2011) determines four areas within the healthcare system that can be improved to increase patient involvement in their care: eHealth, primary care, hospital care, and health information exchange.
This can’t be done without the help of hospitals, administrators, and executives. True integration means aligning physician and hospital goals and giving physicians real decision-making and leadership roles, (Aston, 2013). Hospitals have the advantage to bring in specialists for certain disease specific treatment and procedures. There’s a lot of implementing and decision-making when it comes to choosing physician specialists because the costs and insurance rates are important to consider. The hospital and physician practices in prior decades are not the same today and it’s vital to uphold standards for patient safety, care, and medical costs.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this group of patients may find it harder to find medical services and health care providers, fill out health forms, provide their complete medical history with their providers, seek preventative care, understand the health risks associated with some behaviors, taking care of chronic health conditions, and understanding how to take prescribed medications (About health literacy, 2014). It is to a certain extent the patient’s responsibility to increase their own health literacy knowledge. But to what extent can they learn on their own? Those working in the health field have been trained to navigate the health system and understand the medical terms. They have the knowledge and capability to pass on that understanding to their patients.
HMIS is meant to help all departments within a healthcare organization, such as a hospital, to communicate easier creating a better care experience for both the care providers and consumers. These HMIS initiatives include systems such as computerized physician order entry (CPOE), electronic medical records (EMR), health information exchange (HIE), and other electronic systems. It is these initiatives that are reforming the healthcare system. However, there is not much information analyzing these new trending initiatives and how they will help or hurt the medical field. It is these systems that will be analyzed to determine the challenges they may have for the healthcare system, and the leadership of healthcare organizations.