To improve on patients’ satisfaction, radiographers have to imbibe the right ethical attitude in their conduct while discharging duties. Augustine Obi Okar(2015) found that there is a need for improved ethical/professional conduct of radiographers and general service delivery in the radiology departments of the hospitals to enhance patient satisfaction. Ogbonnia Godfrey Ochonma et al (2016) suggested customer relations are sources of dissatisfaction. Providers of health care services and radiographers in particular need special orientation in customer relations to foster good patient satisfaction strategies. Whitney L. Jackson (2012) in his article revealed that James Lipcamon, out-patient imaging services manager for East Cooper Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant, SC, “patient satisfaction is a big deal for today’s radiologists, both in the hospital and private imaging center setting. For any patient coming into a hospital setting or an imaging center, they already expect our competency. That’s not what they’re mainly concerned about; they’re looking for the warm fuzzies,” he said.
Thirty-five percent of Americans recieve help from welfare every day, and if we drug test them that number would suddenly drop. Some individuals claim that drug testing would help individuals by putting them into treatment; however, there are several reasons why drug testing would not help recipients. While drug testing could recognize the individuals who need help, problems would be caused such as impacts on the person, the cost, and other impacts such as on children and poverty levels. I A. First, drug testing will cause problems with the money people are receiving. If the test is positive the recipient will have reduced income and they may not get any income at all (US Department of Health and Human Services 8).
Name: Professor: Class: Date: How Value Based Healthcare Blends Strategic Planning, Healthcare Marketing and Quality and Strategy in Health Care Marketing Value Based Healthcare The concept of value-based healthcare refers to the restructuring of the various global healthcare systems with the fundamental goal of fostering increased value for the patients (Moriates, Arora, & Shah 5).
The article – supported with other studies – state that evaluation of the programs is not an easy task owing to the complex and qualitative nature of leadership development programs (Hardacre et al., 2010). The paper reports the collected data that covered in average 1,600 people of healthcare staff - first line clinical managers to executive directors – during 13 years time span. The large population that was reviewed in a long-term duration added a strong trustworthiness to the author’s argument. In addition, the author backed his statements and analytic data with peer-reviewed
But we already pay for healthcare in our taxes collectively and to insurance companies individually, and it's costing us dearly. We hear stories every day now about how someone died because they couldn't afford their medication or treatment. Of people suffering for years because they couldn't afford to see a doctor. We see the wasteland of suffering that our current system has given us, and we can't let the fear of change keep us from doing better, for all of our sakes.
One of the biggest barriers on EHRs there is a very high cost ranging from 15,000 to 70,000 per provider. Not only must you buy equipment to record and store patient charts (much more expensive than paper and file cabinets), but efforts must be taken to convert all charts to electronic form. Patients may be in the transitional state, where old records haven’t yet been converted and doctors don’t always know this. Further, training on electronic medical records software adds additional expense in paying people to take training, and in paying trainers to teach
Healthcare is something everyone needs and should be able to get, but right now that is not happening. In America there are millions of people who don’t have healthcare insurance. This is because some can’t afford the insurance plan. There are also millions more who have health insurance, but can’t afford using it. This means that they are paying for an insurance plan, but the deductibles are so high they can’t afford to go to the doctor.
There are many individuals who depend on medication or require surgery to live out the rest of their lives in peace or at all, who are unable to do so because of the expensive cost of healthcare. Unnecessary deaths and worsening conditions due to the inability to afford overpriced medical care as well as denying treatment if the previous is recognized. A study showed that in a year 1 in 4 Americans, being 80,775,000 people, deny treatment due to the fact that they couldn’t afford their care, and over 45,000 people die annually due to the same cause. Even with insurance, many are unable to afford factors of their care as it does not cover everything, and most have to deal with deductibles of over $1,000. This has been happening for over a decade and though widely known is getting limited mainstream coverage and causing others to turn to other solutions.
For examples, for elderly patients, primary care doctors can warn them about the importance of exercising regularly and controlling diets, so as to prevent progression of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. By altering life style, patients’ risk of suffering from chronic illnesses will be reduced, this can lower the burden of public hospitals in handling with chronic illnesses. Primary care doctors have the ability to analyze and decide whether the patients require a referral to specialists. Instead of referring the patients that are hard to handle immediately, primary care doctors should treat the patients with their utmost effort if they have the ability to treat the patients. Some doctors are not fulfilling their own roles nowadays, they are not treating patients if they found the conditions are complicated and take long time of following up, they will rather referring to specialists than treating it themselves, this will increase the burden on the specialists service.
Base your answer on the information from the article. The ACA has successfully accomplished their goal by making healthcare accessible to everyone. Unfortunately, the cost remains high and most Americans are unable to afford insurance. This rationality is due to healthy American’s unable to qualify for premium tax credit and an increase in their premiums.
Hsm 541 (Week 6) You Decide Middlefield hospital served a variety of patients with the best care. However from the past couple years it has been having some problem due to the new big hospital in the city. Since the arrival of the new hospital in the area our hospital has been losing its patients and we are getting more of uninsured/underinsured patients. In order for me to improve our financial situation of the hospital, we need to work as a team and be competitive against the new hospital in town.
Examples and explanations- She cites an article from The Lancet explaining that even though donating a kidney is a risk, tons of people do risky things all of the time, from jobs to just pure pleasure. It does not make sense for the government to ban something that is a risk because they need to do it to sustain life. She also cites an article from Michael Finkel, of the New York Times. This article states that the money people who are diagnosed with end stage renal disease spend on dialysis would cover the expense of the transplant, and reward the donor with as much as $25,000.
It cuts wasteful spending and fraud, keep rates down and expand free preventative services. “Some Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals have been limited; Medicare pays doctors more than any other type of coverage, and these rates have led to very complex problems that are driving the costs of health care up for everyone.” In addition, retaining supplemental Medicare options means potentially confusing options for seniors. The unfounded death panel rumor led to cutting out an important provision in the law that would have provided end-of-life
Removing the ACA from its rightful place would mean higher prescription drug costs, affecting the ill and senior citizens in critical need. For example, a working mother named Megan Dooley Fisher has to pay “$2,500 out-of-pocket” (Rosenfield par. 6) on medication without the help of the ACA. Many other families and individuals like Megan Dooley Fisher would be facing financial difficulties