You have a very profound question as to the role of physical therapists in opioid addiction. It reminded me of the very inspiring words of the APTA president, Dr. Sharon Dunn (American Physical Therapy Association [APTA], 2015). I would like to quote what she said:
In 2016, when the name Mayo Clinic is used in conversation between medical professionals and patients alike, it is more than likely used in a way that reflects complete medical confidence or satisfaction regardless of the interaction. The Mayo Clinic was conceived through honorable roots and with the best intentions in 1889 when a faithful servant of God approached a humble doctor with the idea to construct a hospital. (Peters, Casale, Halyard, Keith, Frey, Bunkers, & Caubet, 2014.) What grew from this mutual idea has blossomed into one of the most robust and identifiable medical institutions on the planet. The success can be largely attributed to its business model which is understood to be the reason so many doctors or other medical professionals
According to Baldwin (2003) health care disparities are the differences in health and health care between population groups including race, socioeconomic status, age, location, gender, disability, and sexual orientation. Disparities limits the improvements of quality health care which could result in unnecessary health care expenses. Factors that are contributing to disparities within today’s society are lack of access to quality health care and the number of individuals who are uninsured. As the population continue to grow and become more diverse health care disparities will continue to increase. Patient centered care efforts will improve health care and will assist with eliminating disparities. Patient centered care will promote patient
I began my undergraduate education at Colorado State University in 2004. I declared my major as Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. At this point in my life, I had no clue what I wanted to do for my career and thought this would be the best option and give me the most diversity of career options. Going into my sophomore year, I began a job in the emergency department at the hospital located in the college town. During my first day, I got to see a variety of emergent and non-emergent medical procedures. The level of care that the varying healthcare professionals provided to these patients was fascinating and became intrigued to a career path in the medical field. Over the next couple of years, I narrowed the possibility
Healthcare organizations (HCOs) face a number of difficulties within its organization each day, including patient acquisition and patient retention. It is commonly believed that getting individuals to their healthcare facility is the most challenging aspect that HCOs face. Of course, new patient acquisition could be a challenge without an efficient marketing strategy, but the challenge does not stop there. One of the biggest challenges for many practices today is maintaining a high patient retention rate. Pushing a patient from a one-time-visitor to becoming a frequent visitor of a specific healthcare organization involves much more effort than expected. Unfortunately, this would be an issue that Boardwalk Clinic would soon realize.
This paper will discuss the influence and function of the differentiated essential competencies (DECs) for graduates of Texas nursing programs. It will outline the competencies of each nursing educational level, mainly, the associate degree nursing (ADN) and the baccalaureate degree nursing (BDN) programs. These competencies were revised and approved by the Texas board of nursing (TX BON) to assure public safety. So, they are the foundation of the nursing education programs and serve as a guide for professional nurses to provide safe, competent, and patient-centered care. The DECs have twenty-five competencies grouped under four main nursing roles. Role II: provider of patient-centered care was selected for this paper
“Healthcare facilities and practitioners are licensed and regulated by federal, state, and local governments and laws” (Gartee, 2011, p. 43). Having accreditation means that an organization has been recognized for upholding standards and compliance. In efforts to ensure quality care of patients, an organization must meet Joint Commission standards in which a facility is one of the accomplished facilities. The Joint Commission is better known as JCAHO stands for the Joint Commission of the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. JCAHO was established to recognize the best organizations but in the process to improve the quality care among disadvantaged institutions as well (Kobs, 1999). Once called Joint Commission of Hospitals by the American
I strive to enhance the quality of human life through sound investigation and precise medical judgment. I hope to prolong life by simply understanding the mechanism of human disease, validating prevention and identifying the most effective treatment of disease. Research contributes an imperative component in for improvement of patient care, treatment, and prevention of health disparities and because of this I intend to incorporate practice and research.
From the lessons learned from the patients-centered medical home (PCMH), the NCQA was motivated to develop an accreditation process for ACOs. The NCQA tried to accommodate the lessons that they learned from the PCMH programs so as to develop a very excellent program that recognizes that provisions of the high-quality primary care are the foundation of good health. NCQA also recognizes that although the evaluation of the result is very imperative, it is also critical to assess the ACOs using evidenced based criteria. Through these measures, the organizations can learn more about what is needed and what they need to do so that they can be compliant. They can also learn the key elements required for successful transformation of the ACO. It can
There are many things that define and promotes the use of accreditation as a means of accountability across the continuum of care. The market, regulation, and professionalism all affect the use of accreditation as a means of accountability across the continuum of care.
In order to make sure the VA is providing the best care to veterans and their families the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a performance and accountability report (PAR). PAR provides results on VA’s progress towards providing America’s Veterans with the best in benefits and health care. The goal of this report is to show how well the VA has done in providing care as well as forward-thinking strategies that are used in order to achieve and maintain excellence. Another plan that is in place to provide the best care is the VA FY 2014-2020 Strategic Plan. This plan uses past successful programs to promote further improvements in quality, customer service, preparedness, and management systems. This program also emphasis the clients right
I am writing you in response to the frustration you experienced within the healthcare system in seeking the best care. Imagine the frustration, and more significantly, the fear, the average patient experiences that does not have your resources. I am on a quest to change this and I would like your assistance.
Since the addition of Crossing the Quality Chasm six aims of quality patient care was created by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), there has been a significant change in the effectiveness and condition of patient care. Before this report came out in 2001, health care providers did not realize that they were not providing proper care to patients in addition to disorganization and complexity of standards of care. The IOM was able to determine that, “failure of system processes, poor communication, and unhealthy work environments contribute to medical errors, ineffective delivery of care, and stress among health professionals” (Winterbottom 2012). It is essential for patients to feel
The article “Defining ‘Patient-Centered Medicine’” by Charles Bardes in The New England Journal of Medicine explains the differences between the normal care and patient-centered medicine. To understand what patient-centered medicine is, you must know one of the main differences is that “…it seeks to focus medical attention on the individual patient’s needs and concerns, rather than the doctor’s” (782) which as a patient, is a high priority. The patient-centered medicine you are given will be personalized specifically for you and will work around your way of life. In the article, another author explains patient-centered medicine in more depth by saying that it will “ 'take into account the patient, the social context in which he lives, and the