Although suppliers and hospital management are thought to focus on the cost savings and efficiency aspects of standardization, they actually strive to promote patient safety, along with clinicians (International Organization for Standardization 2013). Patients have difficulty seeing the effects of standardization on their care, but find it beneficial for both themselves and their clinicians. The process of standardization is important to consider when implementing an initiative. Buy-in from key stakeholders in the generation phase is necessary to achieve success. Suppliers find that clinician support provides input legitimacy and lends credibility to their initiative.
The Impact of Informatics on Healthcare Technology has impacted health care in ways that will allow the practicing professional to deliver the best care that is relevant to patients today. As new technology continues to emerge, and as healthcare professionals (HCP) continue to utilize the current research available, it will become safer to manage and apply advanced health care for patients today that was not available previously. Also, centralizing patient data will allow the (HCP) to see an extensive view of the patient profile that will help to deliver quality, safe and cost-effective care. Technology has an impact on the safe delivery of care. Safety has always been in the forefront in managing patient care, especially when administering medications.
Abbreviations AHS: Ambulatory Healthcare Services CPOE: Computerized Physician Order Entry CRR: Closed Record Review EMR: Electronic Medical Record. FDA: Food and Drug Agency JCI: Joint Commission International PSN: Patient Safety Net SEHA: Abu Dhabi Health company ¥ Background This research intended to examine the influence of using the electronic medical records system (EMR) in Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS) on improving medication safety. Adoption of Electronic Medical Records system in Abu Dhabi enhanced the patient safety as it helped to provide accurate and complete information about patients’ medical records. Before 2010, physicians used manual medical records to document patients’ medical history and the needed management plan. Although it was easy for the clinical providers to use the manual files for documentation especially staff with poor computer skills, the manual medical records have many disadvantages which
Patient safety has received much recognition after the Institute of Medicine’s publication of “To err is to human: building a safer health system” , patient safety includes the avoidance, prevention and amelioration of adverse events emanating from health care delivery procedures and it comprises of systems of patient care, error reporting, and starting new systems aimed at reducing risk of errors in patient care as well as care functions which nursing has sole responsibility (Berland et al., 2012). The common media for the transmission of HCAIs are the hands of healthcare professionals, from patient to patient and within the care environment (Allegranzi & Pittet 2009). Patient safety is the ‘’patient’s freedom from unnecessary real or potential
It is designed to minimize the progression of periodontal disease in patients that have been previously treated for periodontal problems. This is an ongoing prevention program of periodontal cleanings and evaluations. (Concepts, 2016) Every visit will include reviewing changes in the medical and dental history and completion of a oral exam to check for hidden problems. This includes an oral cancer screening and a thorough periodontal and dental examination. Changes in bone level and presence of caries can be easily seen by taking a radiograph.
Nowadays, many people in the U.S. are hopeful for the ability of information technology concerning health, or health IT. Hospitals are expected to narrow medical flaws. For instance, in orders and administration of the wrong dose of medication. It is also caterers’ yearning to have access and be able to share information of patients without difficulty, and so with care improvement. Furthermore, businesses and governments expect to save an amount by efficiency development.
The benefits are many for hospitals and physicians, from accurate documentation, enhanced patient care and precise reimbursement”. “MEDHOST has taken a completely different approach. We dispensed with unwieldy, ergonomically challenging interfaces in favor of intuitive displays and workflows that physicians actually want to use”. (©2013 MEDHOST Solutions Corp. All rights reserved, 1984) MEDHOST has an IT department called YouCareUniverse this service keeps the provider on task and educates the provider with any issues that arise, keeping the provider up to date with the latest technology. Another great benefit to this company is the Support Services, which is available to the provider twenty-four hours, seven days a week, all year long.
Graney, and F. Thomas Cloar, shows significant benefits of the geriatric clinic such as; improved aspects of health status, including health perception and medications, functions, including social activity, and life satisfaction . According to that, Alsabah hospital geriatric clinic has a short and long term goals hoping to achieve them in a considerable time. The short term goals are preventing drug related problems, improving compliance, improving physical, mental, social and functional status, reducing hospitalization and improving pharmacists clinical decision making. The long term goals are improving survival, and quality of life. In addition to, decreasing the cost of hospitalization and medications orders
The answer is that it depends on the patient. In healthy adults with good dentition, dietary habits and oral hygiene, and regular follow-up appointments with dentists, flossing may not be of significant benefit. Some patients in this category would floss just to feel fresh and derive potential benefit, and there is nothing wrong with that.On the other hand, if patients had any of the following risk factors, we would place more emphasis on using all the tools in the kit, which include flossing. Among the more significant factors are systemic diseases such as diabetes; smoking; dry mouth; poor dietary habits (including excessive sugar consumption and snacking); poor oral hygiene; multiple fillings; unreliable follow-up visits; or orthodontic appliances such as braces. It is in these patients that the beneficial effects of flossing could be detected in clinical trials more easily.
Health Management Information System (HMIS) is a process of collection, processing, and reporting the relevant information to health care providers and managers for effective and efficient planning and service delivery. It is one of the critical elements of managing, in an integrated fashion, various public health programmes under the department of Health. Properly organized, implemented and used HMIS can alone contribute very significantly to improve program delivery and thus the outcome. Thus accurate, relevant and up-to-date information is essential for the health service providers /manager at all levels so that they can initiate action on the gaps in the system based on evidence and information. Conventionally, information from Sub-centers