What are causes of health disparities? The causes of health disparities come from lack of access to health services, behaviors, and education. A person with a high education, gets a high paying job, would have access to a great health plan that he or she can afford. The behaviors people have when it comes to health might frighten a person to see a doctor.
However, people in city locations do have more access to health services as they don’t have far to travel to reach the nearest hospital and have a vaster range of health care options (e.g. chiropractor, orthodontist, private health
Introduction The field of healthcare involves decision-making in every sphere of its life cycle. Decision-making can pose a challenge in cases where there is less or negligible domain-specific knowledge. Although there exists ample amount of understanding of the way the healthcare domain works, it has its share of uncertainties and complex situations that call for an explicit understanding of the relation between various occurrences of events, likely causes and effects that govern the domain. In such cases, experience plays a crucial role in assisting the decision-making process, and one such approach to medical reasoning is the Case-based reasoning (CBR) approach, that uses previous experiences to solve new problems.
Healthcare organizations’ goals includes provide quality, value priced, safe health care services and ultimately, improve health outcomes. In addition to this primary goal, healthcare organizations also seek financial stability, community value, ethics and employee engagement. In this context, leaders are asked to efficiently use the available resources to optimize the managerial approaches to direct their teams towards more productive environment and positive interactions with patients. Healthcare setting-unlike business setting-is a more complicated system that consists of different professional teams and departments that usually don’t share the same objectives or planning strategies due to the diversity in the services provided.
People seek for quality medical services from health institutions with the hope that their health conditions will improve after getting attended to. Therefore, most of the health centers put in place rules and regulations to its human resource to ensure that their clients receive the desired quality health. Unfortunately, some of these conditions deter the realization of the initially intended purpose. For the purpose of quality health production, this article implements an analysis of how the critical human factors can affect the quality of work and safety of health services provided by individual organizations and by the entire system as a whole.
As stated before, even though the universal system may decrease the quality of care, at least all citizens can receive equal care. Everyone's health is important, but unfortunately not everyone can receive the care they need. The statistical reasoning presented in the first editorial may convince someone of higher power to allow everyone to receive the healthcare they need and deserve. The universal healthcare system could save many people's lives. Isn't that why people become doctors?
Introduction: The health care industry is undergoing transformation to meet the demands of the patients. Hospitals are shifting from viewing patients as illiterates and with little health care choice, to that of educated consumer who has wider health care choices. Patient satisfaction is regarded as an important indicator of quality of care and survey is one tool for measuring consumer experiences in hospital. Objective: To study “Patients’ perceived satisfaction with diagnostic MRI services” in a Teaching hospital situated in Hyderabad.
This would cause the hospital to see a greater opportunity for negotiation and can become more appealing to both hospitals and employers. Another typical issue with direct contracting is getting the employees to actually participate. Direct contracting can be unsuccessful without employee participation and enrollment. Direct contracting requires an employer-provider partnership that focuses on managing the causes of increases in medical cost.
1. Introduction Ensuring quality of health care and patient safety are essential components for any nations healthcare program, hence the need for quality control systems, and quality enhancement strategies. The quality of health care provided by hospitals in Malaysia varies and this can often result in a gap between ideal standard of service and quality of practice. This can have an adverse effect such as misdiagnosis (Chadwick & Smith, 2002), outbreak of preventable infectious diseases (Friederichs, Cameron, & Robertson, 2006), medication error (Adhikari, 2003) on quality of care and patient safety.
It is unrealistic because not all people can afford health care, for example the Lacks family because “Henrietta’s family can’t even go see a doctor because they can’t afford it” (Skloot, 2010, p. 180). The quality of health care all depends on what kind of insurance people have and if they have the money to afford it. Also, there are still limitations to treat or cure certain diseases that people have, such as HIV, diabetes, and more, so quality health for all is impossible today. However, many scientists and researchers are working on it to cure those diseases and medical progress has come far compared to the
This is where one type of plan will explain what is to be expected for users. Explaining the benefits is practically as important as the application itself: for determining the value of the health care may be "service dependent" ("Medicaid", 2015). Another important term that should be well known is clean claims. Clean claims identify the health professional, health facility, home health care provider or durable medical equipment provider that has given service to verify affiliation status. In short, it identifies a lot of the medical information to make it more transparent.
Data use agreements and connections between HIE organizations are also a concern with health information exchange. “The types of healthcare partners that are needed is a challenge when determining the trading area needed for a viable HIE” (PHII, 2005). Although there are challenges, there are opportunities with implementing a health information exchange system. One opportunity is HIE can improve reporting to public health and in return improve the health of the community.
Therefore, they have a moral, legal, and ethical duty to protect the sensitive information that they come across as they conduct diagnostic tests or take patients through treatment procedures (American Health Information Management Association, 2008). Within the context of electronic health records, the AHIMA documentation guidelines offer a high degree of control to prevent unauthorized access to such sensitive information. Accuracy, consistency, and completeness of clinical information are highly regarded since they assist in proper coding and reporting of information, which facilitate proper and accurate medical care (Parman, 2014). The documentation guidelines also support the report of all the necessary healthcare elements, such as diagnostic and procedure codes, since the information is required for external reporting. In case of conflict, ambiguity, or incomplete information, health care providers are supposed to clarify through writing or verbally to eliminate medical errors that may put the patients’ lives in jeopardy.
Interprofessional teamwork has become essential part of health care system in order to improve the quality of care. Many researches has suggested that collaboration of health care workers has impacted the patient care outcome in a positive way, as well as assisting to avoid errors by, “watching each other’s backs” (Cherry & Jacob, p 398). Furthermore, “Important indicators of safety, patient care, and environment of care, such as complications and error rate, length of hospital stay, conflict among caregivers, staff turnover, and mortality rate, have all been shown to decrease in collaborative care environment” (Green & Johnson, 2015, p. 2) In recent years, nurses are in front line in running health care in USA. According to Lomax and White (2015), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published the report stating that in order to provide safe and high-quality care, it is crucial for nursed to collaborate with other health care professionals (para. 6).