Quantitative research has improved the overall delivery of health services, helped healthcare managers improve their facilities, and helped healthcare professionals learned more about diseases and other health-related issues. For example, quantitative research studies are needed in epidemiological investigations, in which Nursing participates, but can still explore much more, both in the diversity of epidemiology projects, allowing the identification of the most vulnerable groups of the population, risk factors (Nery, 2017). In this case, Quantitative research is used to collect different data to get the results of the epidemiological investigations
This would not only enhance clinician performance, but it will enable the organization to provide affordable quality service to the poor and vulnerable individual. The secondly focus more on providing the data set for practitioner need. This would increase the visibility of intervention, improve patient care and enhanced data collection for the purpose of evaluating healthcare service outcome. ("Standardized Nursing Language: What Does It Mean for Nursing Practice?"
According to University College London (UCL) (2011), critical evaluation helps to filter necessary information, identify studies that are applicable clinically and also for continuous professional development (CPD). However, evaluation of an article, is assessed using pre-designed instrument that encourages a more thorough and systematic method; it is designed for different study design and ask specific questions as pertain validity of the study such as: if the study has given an answer to the research question and has met its set aims and objectives, the methodology, analysis and interpretation of findings (Harder, 2014; Burls, 2009; Whiffin and Hasselder, 2013). It could be said that a good critical assessment plays a vital in evidence-based practice. Therefore, a critical appraisal skills programme (CASP, 2009) checklist will be used to evaluate the selected paper for this
Nowadays, healthcare industry widely applies health information technologies (IT) in clinical care to cut back method inefficiencies, control growth of costs and improve the quality of care (1). Therefore, different computerized systems, softwares, and websites are designed for clinical decision-making aids, production of new knowledge, enhancing public health information, and raising the standard of health care. Although, health IT can promote the capability of diagnosis, treatments and have other potential benefits, additionally increases the healthcare complexity (2). This complexity will affect patient safety and quality by increasing the risk of human error (3, 4), and in some cases it may track through design features (2, 5). The
Indeed, it might be argued that this article highlights that it should be paid more attention to the necessity for ethical deliberations in emergency preparedness, planning and performance of nurses. Although, it is suggested that the future research into emerging issues is strongly necessitated and that the outcomes of the further research will be used to produce the evidence-based policy and practice in the emergency disaster management. Another example may be also presented. The article entitled Counterterrorism, Ethics, and Global Health written by Lisa Eckenwiler and Matthew Hunt raises the problem of the ethical issues that are environing the global health influence on present counterterrorism practice and policy (Johnstone & Turale, 2014). Also, the article reviews a variety of damages to health of population which are allocable to counterterrorism
Health care system and services may vary from one country to another, given the health care policies of that certain state. In highly industrialized countries, health care system has been advance and the amount of services to its people is highly recognized. Health care is a very important factor to determine the physical and mental well-being of the people, that is why it is also highly recognized as a great contributor to a country’s economy. Health care services offered whether by public or private sectors are those services such as the diagnosis, prevention of the diseases, the treatment of illnesses, injuries and other health impairment of the people around the world. People do not want to get ill, however all got sick once in a while in their lives.
Healthcare and business settings are different in terms of goals and system contexts. 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.
1. Introduction 1.1 Background Information on EHR In recent years, there has been a growing interest in EHR adoption in many countries this is due to an increasing recognition that a stronger health information technology (HIT) is crucial to achieve a higher quality care at lower costs. EHR has been identified to be an important integral part of an efficient health care information system that guarantees positive health outcomes1-3. According to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), EHR is defined as a repository of patient data in digital form, stored and exchanged securely, and accessible by multiple authorized users4. It contains retrospective, concurrent, and prospective information and its primary purpose is to support
The health care system that an individual interacts with determines not only the health coverage that they receive, but has many larger implications such as the effect on quality of life. General Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the World Health Organization Director, states that “ The main message from this report is that the health and well- being of people around the world depend critically on the performance of the health systems that serve them.” (WHO, 2000). Luckily, health care systems are always under a microscope to make them more cost effective as well as benefit their users. However, what is effective for one population may not be the case in another which is also true on a person-to-person basis. This is another one of the reasons why
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. Hospitals and other related health facilities must therefore endeavour to offer high quality health care services.