In the past several years the healthcare system has experienced new changes in its structure and technology. The macro trends in healthcare are healthcare reform and the regulations of technology in healthcare that the government has put in place. Healthcare systems in the past have had some real complications both in the provided care and computer technology Recently in 2010 President Obama restructured the healthcare system to work more efficiently. The new program is called the Affordable Care Act, which went into law on March 10, 2010 (Obamacare, 2015). The new healthcare system is putting in place comprehensive reforms that will improve access to affordable health coverage for everyone and protect consumers from abusive insurance
According to institute of medicine (IOM) report of 2010, the United States has the opportunity to renovate its health care system to provide affordable quality care that is reachable to all and leads to improved health outcomes (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2010). The impact on nursing of the 2010 institute of medicine formulated with the purpose of producing a report that would make endorsements for an action oriented design for future of nursing profession. The major transformation of the nursing profession is needed to achieve the upgraded health care system through nursing practice, education, and leadership. Overall, the main goal is to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care that is manageable and reasonable to all and enhanced health outcomes. The IOM report offers recommendations that collectively serve as a plan “to ensure that nurses can practice to the full extent of their education and training, improve nursing education, and provide opportunities for the nurses to assume leadership positions and to serve as full partners in health care redesign and improvement efforts, and improve data collection for workforce planning and policy making” (IOM, 2010 p.1).
The Meaningful use program will be explored including its’ implications for nurses, nursing, national policy, how the population health data relates to Meaningful use data collection in various stages and finally recommendations for beneficial improvement for patient outcomes and population health and more. Overview of Meaningful Use The U. S government passed the American Recovery Act in 2009 that established incentives and penalties to promote EHR use. From this legislation the Meaningful Use Program for EHR’s s was created. Through The Meaningful Use Program the U.S. government is able to support the adoption and use of EHR technology to enhance and revolutionize health care.
Healthcare Delivery System The healthcare system has seen significant change over the past decade. This is due to improved technology, healthcare reform, and the economic crisis (Hendren, 2010). With the changes that are occurring, both, the bedside nurse and nurse leader need to be aware and compliant in order to provide quality care to our patients. Nurse leaders will need to find ways to encourage staff members to take an active role in policy changes. In order to accomplish such task, nurse leader must be able to inspire their staff, and also be open to staff input (Finkelman, 2012).
Building an Improved Infrastructure for Collection & Analysis of Nursing Workforce Data Healthcare Reform The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010 with the goal of expanding healthcare coverage to all Americans by reforming insurance policies and practices (Tillett, 2011). The ACA upsurges the demand for an increase in primary care providers in order to supply quality care to the much larger population that will have coverage and therefore acquiring healthcare. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) through its report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health has generated a solution to the shortage of primary care providers by promoting a transformation of the nursing profession to fill the gap. The IOM report had four key messages needed for advancing the future of nursing. “Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training; achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression; be full partners, with physicians and other health care professionals, …and; effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and an improved information infrastructure” (Institute of Medicine, 2011).
The IOM report addresses the challenges that the nursing profession is facing. The chief messages of the IOM report suggest that Nurses should prepare for their maxim potential through improved education and training system. Nursing should be a partner, with the medical teams in redesigning the American health care system. Policy making and efficient workforce preparation require advanced data collection and an upgraded information support. Therefor, Nursing profession need transform in three critical areas, which are education, leadership and practice (The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.
“Nursing education should serve as a platform for continued lifelong learning and include opportunities for seamless transition to higher degree programs. Accrediting, licensing, and certifying organizations need to mandate demonstrated mastery of core skills and competencies to complement the completion of degree programs and written board examinations” (IOM, 2010, p. 163). The report recommended that nurses with ADN and diploma degrees begin B... ... middle of paper ... ...www.iom.edu/Reports/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing-Leading-Change-Advancing-Health.aspx Laurant M, Reeves D, Hermens R, Braspenning J, Grol R, Sibbald B, (2009). Substitution of doctors by nurses in primary care (review). The Cochrane Collaboration.
Background The 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report- The Future of Nursing described the role that nurses have in the current and future US health care environment (IOM, 2011). This report was completed at a time when the Affordable Care Act had been passed and a new emphasis was being put on interdisciplinary healthcare teams, care coordination, value-based payment systems, and preventative care (IOM, 2011). Nursing is the largest profession in health care and with an aging baby boomer populace, the expanded role of nurses will be critical in meeting the growing healthcare burdens (Sisko et al., 2014). The Future of Nursing report provided recommendations for nursing education, expanded roles, increasing nursing in leadership positions,
Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed in congress in 2010, our demand for nurses has increased since the availability of healthcare for everyone has begun. Impact of Nursing Education The Institute of Medicine (IOM) had issued a report in 2010 detailing the impact of nursing transforming in three areas; Practice, Education and Leadership. This report has led to reforms in the health profession and advocating for more nursing staff in clinics and hospitals. A 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report warned that the “nursing profession must change or it would not be able to meet the growing demands that are emerging as a result of health reform, new technologies and an aging population” (Studies assess impact of IOM report on nursing reforms,” n.d.). Nursing education has taken on a new
III. Change Implication to Evaluate Interprofessional Collaborative Practice It is obvious that a great deal of interprofessional research has been aimed to educate practitioners and nurses over the past decade for interprofessional practice (Orchard, King, Khalil & Beezina, 2012). The Institute of Medicine (IOM) “The Future of Nursing Leading Change, Advancing Health” (2010) recommend that private and public organizations, nursing programs and associations increase opportunities for nurses to lead and manage collaborative teams. Health care reform has created a shift in the healthcare delivery to place more emphasis on interprofessional health care teams (Sinfield, Donoghue, Horobi & Anderson, 2012). New implications are directed towards continuing education for health care workers to understand the meaning of interprofessional collaboration to support the changes in collaborative practice to improve patient outcomes (Orchard et.al, 2012).