The Shouldice hospital is a very successful hospital and admired by a lot of people who had heard of it or had a personal interaction with it. Due to the unique surgery method, the operating capacity of the hospital is close to 100% leaving a fear of not meeting any future demands. Moreover many surgeons and hospitals take benefit from the method practiced in the Shouldice hospital in their advertisement, though they hardly perform it correctly. This has led the hospital to become notorious. Also, to expand the capacity of the hospital, it is inevitable for Shouldice to hire new nurses and surgeons to deal with the extended capacity.
However, HIS benchmarking have limited value as it is only one of many factors (like availability of qualified medical personnel) with influence on indicator for overall hospital performance measures. Therefore, in order to let the HIS benchmarking be beneficial, HIS function need to be analyze regularly and future can contribute to improvement process (Dugas et al. 2008). It also become one important contribution to IT, governance that help in managing professionally and improve HIS consistently (Hübner-Bloder, & Ammenwerth
A miracle worker. Somebody who worked hard for decades to master medicine and heal the sick. You can’t do any wrong. Of course, they don’t realize that while a doctor can have years of experience under his or her belt, he or she is not exempt from making mistakes. A doctor is only as good as the tools they have at their disposal, which is why it is important to get the highest quality equipment available.
Using IT helps the healthcare service providers to communicate and transmit information about the health status of the patient but they don’t really prevent the disease from infecting the patient. Wearables and other devices can only measure few of the physiological readings and inform the same to doctor and patient but can never attend to that physiological disorder. Doctors and patients feel that a clinical visit and personal interaction is necessary and must to cure the disease. Investing huge amount of money for such a technological breakthrough isn’t something that healthcare stakeholders are convinced of. Since understanding of medical terminologies requires special skills which the doctors gain during their education and experience, sharing of medical information is another concern that doctors are skeptical about.
Many will attempt to change the patient’s ideals to fit what the physician has determined as being the optimal health plan. However, this does not coincide with being culturally competent. Health care providers must be open to different approaches to the same problem and be willing to investigate all options to come to a conclusion that takes into consideration the patients cultural beliefs (Kodjo,
By choosing to concentrate merely on biological impacts on health, a vast array of other factors, such as the environment, the money invested in public health care systems and many more, are ignored. However, in today’s contemporary society there are new frameworks to consider that challenge the traditional framework in many ways, but also contribute to the complexity of defining health. One such framework is the socio-medical model of health. This model takes many factors in account when discussing ones health, and accepts that disease can be multi-causal. I mentioned earlier that people are taking responsibility for their own health, and although this remains true, some factors which may contribute to disease are out of our control- for example certain toxins that we may be exposed to in our environment, Chernobyl being an example of a catastrophic nuclear disaster impacting on the health of people in the surrounding area for generations.
This is often times overlooked as an important issue, but is required in any health care setting. Therefore, society as a whole, including doctors and laws, has not gone far enough in terms of providing adequate consent. Health care providers have one of the most involved, important jobs. Saving lives as well as improving living conditions is a crucial role in the health field. However, one thing many people overlook is obtaining proper informed consent.
A passion for science is usually not the main force or reason behind someone 's decision to pursue medicine, but rather something that complements his or her desire to help others and sustain life. Pursuing a career in medicine cannot be developed overnight. It is a long process of holistically developing oneself as an individual. This desire of pursuing this kind of career will eventually help our present world in facing and solving every challenge presented to it, relating to, of course medicine. The term medicine in the context of the Filipino citizens is closely related to health.
Out of 1000 households’ survey in NY city, “More than three-quarters (77%) of all women and 74% of all men said that if they had cosmetic surgery, they would not be embarrassed if other people knew about it” (New Survey Shows Majority of Americans Approve of Cosmetic Surgery, 2003). These phenomenon embracement’s by the millennial 20-somethings or Gen Y who are well educated and well groomed have a major impact on consumer behavior. Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for performing cosmetic surgery in the world among foreigners and Thai nationals as well. Recently, plastic surgery has also become a socially accepted phenomenon in Asian culture, especially South Korean and Thai culture. Hence, it is utmost important to understand the consumers behavior of these young Thai university students of generation Y towards this escalating trend to indulge in plastic surgery procedures in Bangkok,
Medical tourism is a rapidly developing industry in Lithuania. This comes as no surprise given the attractive combination of key factors that make Lithuania one of the most medical tourism - friendly countries in the region. Because of the well-earned reputation of the Lithuanian medical professionals more and more foreigners choose Lithuania in particular for their medical treatment. In fact, foreign visitors make up about 10% of clients of the Lithuanian health and wellness service providers. European Quality Lithuania offers medical services that meet highest quality standards: efficiently managed and well-equipped healthcare institutions with skilled internationally accredited experts, well-developed hospitality infrastructure and a safe, pleasant environment for healing and recovery.