It is a daily challenge for physicians to be on time during the scheduled appointments due to different duties and in-work tasks. This may leave a negative impact on patient-doctor relationship and thus, lack of professionalism. This is why punctuality considered as a fundamental aspect in the meaning of patient-physician relationship and
Hospitals, which are considered the “gold standard” for delivery of acute medical care, do not always provide the ideal care environment for all types of patients. Iatrogenic events such as nosocomial infections, pressure sores, falls, and delirium are common among patients receiving inpatient treatment. In addition, there have been several cases of occurrence of new functional impairment during hospital stay. Moreover, suboptimal transitions in care are also noted at the time of hospital discharge, which ironically contribute to re-admission to hospital. Not to mention that hospital care is usually very expensive!
MY ROLE IN THE MULTI-PROFESSIONAL TEAM. Healthcare is not simply about curing patients of illness and disease, but about integrating multiple aspects of care to bring about health in individuals and communities. This task explores the role of the multi-professional team in comprehensive healthcare at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. The roles of several multi-professional team members, including those of nurses, psychologists and my role as a future integrated health professional, are discussed with reference to competence. My thoughts and feelings around these roles are reflected, especially with regard to experiences from recent visits to several healthcare facilities.
Running head: Kevin Holland Kevin Holland Clostridium difficile is becoming a major problem inside of hospitals. There are many reasons as to why the bacteria is becoming a top priority while treating patients mainly inside of the hospital setting. Hospital-induced infections, lack of a proper diet, and even when people do not perform proper hygiene is causing this bacteria that is considered normal biota, to flourish and cause gastrointestinal distress. Bacteria have spent millions of years growing and their whole goal is to keep doing that. A common symptom of Clostridium difficile is diarrhea (Aberra & Curry, 2017).
In HCI and computer science, usability usually defines as a relationship between humans and computers and the extent to which it can successfully perform tasks through the interaction of user, system, and task in a distinctive environment (11). Researchers have shown that the usability is one of the foremost appealing factors of these technologies among health care practitioners such as doctors, dentists, nurses (12, 13), other health team members and also people who are using such systems (14). The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines in the standard ISO 9421-11 that “usability is a capability and capacity of a system that allow the user to work with efficiency, effectiveness and satisfaction, in a particular environment to achieve specified goals” (15). Several issues can be traced to deficiencies in usability, and HCI designs (7). Therefore, health care community and medical technology industry declared that high level of usability required for new medical devices
Another problem with combating healthcare fraud abuse is the cost. Trying to prevent fraud is a costly challenge for organizations. Most organizations try to combat fraud by using their in house technology tools. Which is ok but the problem is some of the tools are outdated and need to be upgraded in order to be more efficient. The direct targets of fraudulent billing practices are private health payers and government-funded health plans.
Problem of the doctors and nurses run off is very serious as they have to work for very long time continuously. Also, the scale of one doctor or nurse take care of a certain number of patients cannot reach the international standard too. For example in international standard, one nurse should take care of 4 - 6 patients. But in Hong Kong, in most of time they have to take care of 10 – 20 patients. The shorthanded of the doctors and nurses cause another problem which is the waiting time patients are very long.