Public Health is the most important aspect of medicine. My studies in Public Health will go a very long way to help me grasp the proper concepts and tools needed to work with the government to bring sustainable solutions to health care problems faced by various communities today. Public Health issues touch almost every family in the USA today. I know that if the health sector was better funded, better equipped, and better managed, with clear and effective policies, this kind of suffering could been avoided. I want to go into public health because I believe strongly that I can contribute not only to my fellow Americans, but also to people all over the world.
Reviewing a few of these quality improvement organizations and the roles they play will increase our understanding of their roles within our nation’s healthcare system. Quality Improvement Organizations Quality improvement organizations drive and champion the quality improvement, monitor the appropriateness and effectiveness, and provide quality initiatives for our nation’s health care system. They measure development, endorsement and approval. They provide accreditations, influence quality improvement, make public reporting available, and sometimes provide payment and incentives for efficiency. We also need information sharing between organizations on what works and what doesn’t in healthcare.
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They aim to shift health care costs from government and insurance companies into households, (Gould, 2013). Increased cost-spending and taxation have been subject to the policy proposals. This is why consumers have to be more informed about health plans and new changes. As policy proposals have been beneficial to
Medical Errors M... ... middle of paper ... ...its clearly justify its implementation. Studies and reports have demonstrated that implementing an EHR can result in better patient care outcomes. By assembling existing patient clinical information from various sources, the EHR formulates a common and concise patient view from each healthcare stakeholder. It is widely acknowledged that the EHR will be the foundation for the healthcare industry to better address its major challenges, such as medical errors, care fragmentation, and escalating expenses. It will also allow the industry to bridge the existing medical-knowledge gap.
System implementation will require multiple entity participation. Hospitals, physicians, outpatient centers, and clinics all will be responsible for collaboration in developing an integrated communication system which will present additional expense on the front end. Government mandates will be required; from implementation dates to specified circumstances in which assistive funding may be available. Multi provider ... ... middle of paper ... ...g outcomes are important actions towards improving outcomes. True reform will require both moving toward restructuring the care delivery system and a national system of consistency, regulation and payment.
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There are many moral and ethical decisions that need to be considered before gene therapy can be widely accepted. Do we have the right to change a person’s genetics, especially before they are born? Do we know enough to confidently insert or delete genes without detrimental consequences down the road? If we have the ability to help people who have disabilities or diseases, is it ethical to withhold and not treat the patient? I believe human gene therapy is a good and useful tool for medicine and needs to be developed because it posses the ability to help and cure people from ailments that degrade their quality of life.
I plan to serve a more diverse patient population working in an interdisciplinary capacity with physicians as a partners in care. Not only ordering, performing and analyzing the results of diagnostic tests; but interpreting patient histories, symptoms, physical findings. The diagnostic information will be used to formulate accurate diagnoses and treatment plans that are patient specific. I look forward to creating behavior modification recommendations to prevent and mitigate adverse health effects. I’m excited about finding unique ways to educate patients in the management of acute and chronic illnesses which will allow me to use my creative abilities.