The Healthcare Knowledge Worker Name Institution The Healthcare Knowledge Worker Introduction Healthcare informatics is the study that deals with the data and processes of communication as well as the systems in healthcare. This branch of science gives room for fresh electronic technology as well as information systems where the practitioners can easily access data preserved in computer systems. The study aims at knowing the primary nature of information and communication processes in the healthcare. It also focuses on providing a description for the principles that mold these processes.
2. DATA COLLECTION IN NURSING RESEARCH Data refers to result/information acquired through assessment interpretation, analysis, reflection, evaluating, computing and so on which are subsequently recorded. The collected data can be in form of a primary, secondary or tertiary records which can be derived from either internal and external sources or both. Hence, making data available to establishments inexhaustible. The choice of data collection strategies is often a challenge to organizations and thus they must be cautious and discerning whenever there is a need to collect data.
An organization’s ethical consideration is the ability and a mandate to follow a high standard and integrity of care in mundane processes and activities. In healthcare, trust is fundamental in delivery of care, services, and peace of mind. In patient care, focus on patient as a high priority, telling the truth and elimination of conflict of interest are principles which must reflect in all business facets. Whereas health is a right, moderating the four pillars of health (relieve, cure, prolong and improve) quality of life and provision of cost, efficient, effective care from providers is challenging (Gawande, 2009). Ideally, services, reimbursement and ethics are conjoined.
Effective communication is one of the most fundamental tools of the nursing practice. Communication involves two parties the conveyor and the recipient, in which information is exchanged through personal and interpersonal mediums (verbal and non-verbal forms), allowing the message conveyed to be received and understood. Ultimately effective communication in healthcare reduces barriers constructed by language and cultural differences etc, creating a safe environment for the client in which they can actively participate in positive health-related behaviours. This explanatory synthesis will explore the concept of self- awareness in relation to therapeutic communication and how it significantly influences nurse-client rapports. It will also
2.3 Professional Context: It is important for me to do more skillful and be competent in my quality of care rendered to my patient. Professional must ensure that my record is accurate and accessible, reliable since it serves as useful information for quality of care rendered. 2.4 Current Research on Quality control in Nursing Jack Needleman and Susan Hassmilter (2009) stated that, hospital need to integrate their work to improve quality and patient-centeredness and to increase the efficiency of care delivery. Nurses and other front line staff must play key roles. To benefit from the insight and input of these staff members, hospital will need to value their potential contributing shifting their vision of nursing from being a cost center to being critical service line.
Patient satisfaction has been defined as the degree of congruency between a patient expectation of ideal care and her receives. Patient satisfaction represents a key marker for the quality of health care delivery and this internationally accepted factor needs to be studied repeatedly for smooth functioning of the health care systems. A better appreciation of the factor pertaining to client satisfaction would result in implementation of custom made programs according to the requirements of the patient, as perceived by patient and service providers. Patient is the best judge since she accurately assesses and her input help in the overall improvement of quality health care provision through the rectification of the system weaknesses by the concerned authorities. Satisfaction in service provision is increasingly being used as a measure of health system performance.
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.
Introduction Managers in health care have a legal and moral responsibility to ensure a superior quality of patient care and attention and also to make an effort to improve care. These leaders are in a primary position to mandate plan, systems, techniques and organizational climates. Appropriately|, many have argued that it's obvious that healthcare leaders got an important and clear role in quality of health care and patient safeness and that it's one of the most important priorities of health care managers. Consistent with this, there were demands for Boards in order to take responsibility for quality and safety results Beyond healthcare, you can find clear proof of managerial effect on workplace safety. Inside the literature on health care
Patient education Today's patients are more educated, computer savvy, and much richer. It is essential to clear all their rightly or wrongly earned doubts with much patience and compassion. Patients have willingness to explain things as the most important criterion in selecting a physician. Many factors used in the study were reasonable fees, telephone access, friendly office, convenient appointments, and convenient location; the willingness to explain .. Feedback
The decisions made encompasses all available health care options like visiting a public or private and modern or traditional health facility, self-medication and use of home remedies or not to utilize the available health services etc. Planning for health care services provision depends on the health needs and HSB of the population. Determining the health care seeking behavior is essential to provide need based health care services to the population. The desired HSB has been related to visiting official channels in a formally recognized health care system. Healthcare-seeking behavior is influenced by availability, quality and price of services as well as to social group, health views, residences and personal features of the users.
Information Governance ensures necessary safeguards for, and appropriate use of, patient and personal information as they sets standards for systems and development of guidance for NHS and partner
HIPAA has changed Healthcare Information in so many ways when it comes down to EDI. The system is designed to simplify electronic transactions and codes sets. The simplification of HIPAA was designed to show a consistency and operational improvements within the payer and the provider. In order to transfer healthcare information, it has to comply with the standards of HIPAA for that transaction.
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 activities and formation of ACOs that do not fall within the "antitrust safety zone" will generally be evaluated by the Agencies under the Rule of Reason, which weighs the potential anticompetitive effects of collaboration against its potential pro-competitive effects, such as enhancing efficiency. The Policy Statement notes that the Rule of Reason will be applied by the Agencies "if providers are financially or clinically integrated and the agreement is reasonably necessary to accomplish the pro-competitive benefits of the integration." Converting from fee-for-service (FFS) model to value based reimbursement has brought many challenges to healthcare providers. These challenges include shift in payor mix, shared savings and increase in tracking provider quality and performance. The shift in payor mix relates to the decrease in commercial patients with higher reimbursement rates while Medicare and Medicaid patients with lower reimbursement rates will increase.
Data use agreements and connections between HIE organizations are also a concern with health information exchange. “The types of healthcare partners that are needed is a challenge when determining the trading area needed for a viable HIE” (PHII, 2005). Although there are challenges, there are opportunities with implementing a health information exchange system. One opportunity is HIE can improve reporting to public health and in return improve the health of the community.