The patient centred approach becomes very important and well understand by all team members to bring about effective care. APPLICATION OF THE CONCEPT TO CURRENT JOB The function of coordination cannot be overemphasized in a hospital setting. For an effective patient’s care the hospital have to be well coordinated and organized to provide the necessary facilities and personnel required. Patient’s care is classified based on unit, there are specialist clinics to care for specific cases such as Ear, Nose and Throat clinic, Ophthalmology clinic, Urology Clinic etc. Nurses are at the fore front of coordination in the area of patient care, the contribution of registered nurses to patient care coordination have been an integral part of the nursing profession.
The issues were resolved by following the workflow process . The workflow process has already improved the coordination of care, and patients’ information is secure and with the continuous monitoring of data quality initiated, the hospital can now move into working with master data. A cross-functional data governance structure and process helps an organization harness value from its data assets. Data governance is not an information technology function nor is it a department in the organizational hierarchy.Rather, data governance brings together the key stakeholders from quality, finance, administration, IT and others to make decisions on how data should be captured, harmonized, and secured. The data governance discipline makes decisions on how to rationalize inconsistencies in data .
An effective ward round should enable all individuals involved in the health care delivery process to express a shared aspiration to make the patient the centre of attention empowered in his or her own care. This will help the patient to co operate and develop confidence in health care delivery system. Ward round should ensure the delivery of good quality, safe, efficient, compassionate patient care. A successful ward round should enhance the patient’s confidence with health care delivery system. Ward round is the key for proper inpatient management, to facilitate speedy discharge, avoid any harm to the patient during health care delivery and to improve team communication among the health care delivery staff4.
CONCEPT 1-EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN NURSING This concept was deducted from module 2 with the topic “Concept of Evidence-based practice”. Evidenced-based nursing is a way of making decision and providing nursing care that is based on clinical issues and combine it with the most current, relevant research that is available on that issue. Evidence based nursing utilize the most up to date method of providing care, which have been proven via assessing high quality studies and statistically with significant research findings. The goal is to improve the health and safety of patient while also providing care in a cost-effective manner to improve the outcome for both the patient and the health care system at large. According to Melyn and Fineout-overholt(2005)Evidence-based practice should be a problem-solving approach to clinical practice that integrates a systematic search for critical appraisal of the most relevant evidence to answer a burning clinical question.
Clinical integrations’ importance stems from the opportunity to coordinate services in the current environment in an affordable way while delivering high-quality care (Harrison, p180, 2016). With innovative quality improvement programs like the electronic health records, management of chronic care programs, and centralized scheduling these tools make it easier to integrate healthcare systems, so information is retrieved quickly making it menial to make decisions. Likewise, the Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) allows for the integration of patient care through which the primary care providers are responsible for coordinating. Since Medicare is the driver in healthcare, the idea of integration was to monitor healthcare from patient and payer perspective (Harrison, p180, 2016). For Medicaid patients, the care continuum stretches to the primary care provider to provide care at a lower cost.
validity l will use CASP (Crucial Appraisal Skills Programme) tool to capture all the relevant themes, it will help me to appraise research broadly in terms of rigour, credibility and understand its relevance to clinical practice (Lisa Hopp and Leslie Rittenmeyer 2012). The advantage of content analysis of secondary data is that it saves time and resources as the data is already available l am able to analyse large amounts of data and Government surveys like for example the National Office of Statistics on ethnicity and health without having to pay for them (Paul Taylor et al 2005). The other advantage is that data is already available and can be revisited in case we needed to clarify a few things (Paul Taylor et al 2005). Considering that
Quality in health care is involved in every decision we make and providing quality care will have a positive impact on our patients currently and in their future. Patients are getting more involved in shared decision making and keeps patients fully engaged in their health care. It is important to the future of health care as it can decrease cost of unnecessary hospitals visits. The FEMA Disaster Management certificates opened my eyes to systems that needs to be in place for emergencies. The future is unknown, and FEMA Disaster Management showed me how nurses can provide commitment and serve in times of crisis.
Electronic medical records have great promises to the American healthcare system based on increased efficiency, improved quality, reduced costs, lower readmission rates, and fewer illnesses among others. However, these systems collect and store personal information of patients as well as their medical histories over long periods. The information is sensitive and equally useful for many people and organizations including insurance companies, financial companies, fraudsters, identity thieves, and criminal thieves among others. Unauthorized access of the personal information or medical histories to these parties poses great risks to the health, life, and welfare of patients. Therefore, health organizations and practitioners should guarantee the privacy, confidentiality, and security of personal health information through compliance with HIPAA as well as installation of cyber security measures to deter unauthorized access, modification, damage, or distribution of patients
Electronic Health Records and Patient Confidentiality Technology has become an essential part of our everyday life therefore, it makes sense that doctors and hospitals get rid of the old fashioned paper charting and use technology to access patient records. Electronic health records (EHR) provide quick access to information, as doctors no longer have to wait for other providers to fax previous records to them. The accessibility of Electronic Health Records assist medical providers to make quick medical care decisions, by accessing previous care provided to patients including treatment and diagnosis. Quick access to information through EHR enables health care providers to treat patients faster as there is no need for records to be mailed or
First, a clinical decision support system provide assistance to the provider enabling him/her to make decisions. The clinical decision support system have several functions: to provide drug information, cross-reference patient 's allergies to medications, and ensures you verify current medications to prevent future drug interactions. With the continuous growth of medical expertise, these functions deliver a safer and a much higher quality of care. As more clinical decision support systems are used, the patient will receive the best
However, out-of- pocket limits can protect the patient if they need expensive care. Since Medicare covers older patients with chronic illnesses, out-of-pocket limits can be a benefit to them. After the patient reaches the limit, the plan pays for the full cost of
Our managed care contract service tracks payments and analyzes the information to produce customized reports showing profitability, or lack of profitability, with each managed care facility. These reports are critical when decisions need to be made on renewing and negotiating contracts. Claim Systems ' state-of-the-art software will allow the physician to do complete dictation transcription. This allows the physician to meet the needs of the new strict HCFA mandate on clarity of all Medicare claims. Service Description Reliance Medical Managements’ number one goal is to provide outstanding service.
The patients have also been assured of high quality services since the team of healthcare providers are well trained professionals who have passed high accreditation process. The method is to ensure that the providers are competent and aware of their roles in servicing the enrolled members in the system. This guarantees the patients welfare in ensuring that their health is well catered for and being comfortable at the hands of the well credited providers. Many lives have been saved due the availability of the professionals’ team of providers that is ready to serve its enrolled members. The managed care has also established communications lines to the members.