The Mayo Clinic. (n.d.). Retrieved May 19, 2014 from http://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic/health-policy-center References: Fasano, P. (2013). Transforming health care: The financial impact of technology, electronic tools, and data mining. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Ghosh, A.
This is a wakeup call for policy makers to devise means of preventive this cost from escalating while at the same time ensuring quality care for the aged. In this paper, a case for change will be developed by reflecting on the policy challenges that have come with the ageing population. Among the policy issues to be discussed in the paper include long term care, preventive measures and training programs for health care workers, improving data collection strategies, and expanding coverage of government-funded programs. Long term care According to Tilly & Wiener (2002), aging ... ... middle of paper ... ...ery of quality services. It is the role of researchers in the health system to improve the collection and compatibility of data so as to be able to compare vital determinants of health care.
Evidence Based Practice is considered to be a useful approach in the improvement of medicine and health care provided to patients. McClarey and Duff (1997), cited in Holloway and Freshwater (2007 p27) stated that nursing traditionally works towards improving patient care and outcomes by using scientific evidence. Sackett et al (1996 p71-72) reports that clinical practices become out dated quickly, so therefore it is imperative that new evidence is drawn up to allow growth within the health care setting. It is also essential that patient preferences are taken into account within the decision-making process, as it allows the patient to make an informed choice about the care or care options available to them. Sackett et al (1996), states that many references of Evidence Based Practice highlight the fact that a compassionate use of individual patient’s rights and preferences should inevitably be taken into account during the research process.
For several decades health care has been tied to the economy and with the current downturn we see continued efforts to control and reduce over-head costs. Health care organizations in their effort to become more efficient and address changes in the industry have altered their strategic business plans. Lee & Alexander (1999) researched organizational change in hospitals and their survival, in this paper I hope to discuss their findings and add other examples to validate their conclusions. Core and Peripheral Changes with Regard to Hospital Re-organization Found in the organizational structure and studied in hospital re-organization is the core and periphery both are varied systems that relate to the identity of the hospital and it’s ability to obtain resources (Lee & Alexander, 1999). Core changes relate to the mission and strategy such as ownership or type of service delivered.
The vision statement is that Mayo Clinic will offer an unparalleled experience as the most trusted partner for health care (Strategic statement of Mayo Clinic, 2012). In the medical field, innovations, research and technology motivate the business to perform and deliver care in a new standard. Mayo Clinic has a logo of three shields that are interlocked, presenting patient care, research and education. A SWOT analysis is simple exercise that could be implemented on multiple subjects including an individual or a whole corporation. The SWOT analysis is an operational tool for managing change, defining strategic direction and setting realistic goals and objectives according to Simoneaux and Stroud (2011).
Understandably, patients expect the most advanced and effective treatments to be utilized for their care. The effects of rising healthcare costs are illustrated in the diagram below (Intermountain Healthcare [IHC], n.d.). IHC has worked diligently to contain costs while improving the quality of the healthcare delivered. A report prepared by The Dartmouth Institute found that IHC ha... ... middle of paper ... ...althcare. (n.d.).
Healthcare processes need to be constantly evaluated based on evidenced-based-practice for quality improvement and better patient outcomes. Nursing leaders have significant impact on quality management and empowering employees to seek process improvement. In my paper, I will discuss application of PDSA cycle in quality improvement to decrease catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections (CAUTIs) among elderly patients. Gained knowledge will help with identification of strategy to reduce the number of CAUTIs in acute care settings. Furthermore, staff will be empowered to improve the delivery of care to this population and management will revise existing policies and procedures to provide standards for improved practice.
Operations Management The purpose of this paper is to describe the importance of operations management to a health care organization. In addition, the author of this paper will provide a personal definition of what operations management means and why is important to a healthcare organization. According to the Institute of Operations Management The cost of providing fast, reliable health care is always an emotive issue, but it has been brought to the fore again via the Gershon report, which is challenging the established Health Care Supply Chain. As a precursor to more specific events that look at how operations management can help practitioners make best use of additional funding to improve patient care and enhance the working lives of Health Care Professionals. The essential healthcare management functions are organized into three major groups of activities governing, caring, and learning with a focus on reaching excellence in community healthcare.
Hospitals have to find ways to develop effectiveness to drive down the cost of their services. Hospital organizations in United States are facing pressures to control costs, and to improve quality outcomes. Information systems (IS) have an integral role in addressing these challenges. Successful presentation of Information systems (IS) in the healthcare industry can create new professional models. Dramatic improvement in technology improves the availability of clinical data with no time and so improves patient outcome and care management.
Each of these impending changes has advantages, disadvantages, HIPAA protocol standards and technical issues making full implementation and compliance a challenge for medical staff. This paper focuses on the co... ... middle of paper ... ...ctive and promptly delivered. I believe the advantages far exceed the disadvantages in conversion to electronic health records. Works Cited Electronic Health Records Overview. (2011, June 13).