ent and continuous advancements in technology especially in the health sector have introduced drastic changes regarding how healthcare providers manage data and go about service delivery to their healthcare seekers. As result of these technological advancements, both experienced and entry-level nurses have continued to learn new technologies while health based institutions of learning continue to develop and improve innovative curriculums that are in service of the new nursing environment. Among the most significant changes that have been witnessed in the nursing environment is the electronic health information system that allows the healthcare providers to use powerful and complex software to manage patients’ records, personal and health
THE INPORTANCE OF CULTIVATING A LIFESTYLE OF CONSISTENT HEALTH CHECKS The quality lifestyle of an individual will determine the quality health he or she will have. Our behavior, attitude and the actions we take concerning our health issue plays a vital role to keep us safe and free from every form of disease and infections. A consistent health check should be everybody life style, as the saying goes “health is wealth”. A healthy individual is a thousand times richer than a billionaire whose home is hospital bed. Regular and comprehensive health checks should be a part of our daily activities as this will make us conscious of what we eat, our environment hygiene, how we treat others, help us to prevent possible health threatening issues, infections and diseases and also help us to know the right medication to use to avoid further health damages.
As stated before, even though the universal system may decrease the quality of care, at least all citizens can receive equal care. Everyone's health is important, but unfortunately not everyone can receive the care they need. The statistical reasoning presented in the first editorial may convince someone of higher power to allow everyone to receive the healthcare they need and deserve. The universal healthcare system could save many people's lives. Isn't that why people become doctors?
Health care like many other services is considered a marketable item. A free market creates options for both the consumer and the producer. For the producer, it is an incentive to offer the best that they can in technology and knowledge for the consumer it offers a wider range of options and more choices. Social Justice in a perfect world would mean health care for all at an affordable price or paid for by the government. It is not a perfect world and many countries with Social Justice are finding it a strain on the economy and in some case the very health of the people themselves.
The United States is steadily trying to save the country money and valuable resources. Rationing healthcare would affect about 15% of the population. The 15% of people that would be affected would be the poor and uninsured that. Private insurance is offered but can be very expensive to people without income or ways to get income. Medicaid
So governments should intervene and support the health care. Also, many people know that health care creates some positive externalities. A good medical system can contribute to a successful economy. An economy will be improved by people being treated quickly/efficiently which will help the improvement of labor productivity. In free-market system, this positive externality is ignored and therefore the health care market
They believe that if UHC is implemented, it would could save countless amounts of lives, and make medical services available and affordable to everyone (Right to Health). Another supportive view on UHC intertwines with the United States economy. Many believe that UHC is good for economic productivity because citizens would miss less work due to
Universal Health Care In the past 100 years, the United States government has endured many difficulties dealing with the faults present in America's private healthcare system. Even though the federal and state governments have tried stepping in more recently and were able to lessen the negative impacts produced by the system, there are many more that still need to be addressed. As of 2014, 33 million people in the U.S. lack health insurance, resulting in more bankruptcies and deaths for those with and without insurance (Right to Health Care). By the U.S. government nationalizing health care, the result would be a healthier nation overall, with respect to life expectancy, the work force, and debt. Although not without flaw, universal health
American culture is typically very anti-socialism. We don’t want share; we want to get rich. Therefore, in America, people are often expected to work for themselves to provide for themselves and benefit themselves. Universal healthcare goes against many of these standards and, as a result, America doesn’t have universal healthcare. In fact, in a recent poll, 54% of Americans were against the idea of government implemented universal
A “system” may be described as a complex of interacting components together with the relationships among them that permit the identification of a boundary-maintaining entity or process, (Laszlo & Krippner, 1998). What sets apart a health system is that its purpose is concerned with people’s health. A health system has many components. It includes Ministries of Health; healthcare professionals; patients, families, and communities; healthcare facilities; pharmaceutical companies, and other organizations that each play an important role in the promotion, restoration and maintenance of health, (The World Health Report, 2000). Countries all over the world use different types of healthcare systems based on their economic state and the level of organization.
Health care is growing increasingly complex, and most clinical research focuses on new approaches to diagnosis and treatment (Bates and Gawande, 2003). An electronic health record (EHR) is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centeredrecords that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. While an EHR does contain the medical and treatment histories of patients, an EHR system is built to go beyond standard clinical data collected in a provider’s office and can be inclusive of a broader view of a patient’s care. The electronic health record (EHR) is a documentation tool that yields data useful in enhancing patient safety, evaluating care quality, maximizing efficiency, and determining
The main reason healthcare is so hard to have in the U.S and the reason so many citizens disagree with it is because if the government were to make it free and available to everyone is because it would increase our debt and deficit. “Spending on Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program, all government programs that provide a right to health care for certain segments of the population, totaled less than 10% of the federal budget in 1985, but by 2012 these programs took up 21% of the federal budget” (ProCon). Another reason so many people disagree with having a universal system is because some people believe it’s not right for the citizens who have to pay more taxes for healthcare when they can pay for it already. "Free health care isn't really free since we must pay for it with taxes; expenses for health care would have to be paid for with higher taxes or spending cuts in other areas such as defense, education, etc.”
Personal Health Records Can Save Lives, and That Life Could Be Yours Too! We know what you are thinking after reading the title! Still wondering what Personal Health Record is? Well, if you’re a person who has trouble keeping your health records in a proper way, then this is the information you shouldn’t miss. You will be amazed how technology has made it easier for patients to maintain their own health record so they can recieve better quality healthcare services.
However, this is considered a “luxury” to many, because millions of low income families cannot afford the same care as the middle or high class. In this case, the right to live does not seem to be extended to all Americans. Universal health care will ensure a higher life expectancy, reduce cost of medical treatment through a single-payer method, and improve medical treatments. The United States will gain a higher life expectancy rate from a universal health care system. Harvard researchers found a “40% increased risk of death among the uninsured” (“Right to Health Care”).
While it democrats believe in covering as many people as they can, the republican generally believe that the government should make health insurance more available while also offering premiums subsidies but for those over a certain age no matter their income, and they argue that mandating insurers to cover benefits drives up cost (Luhby, cnn.com). The Republican Party’s main argument against universal health care is the effect it would have on the U.S economy, but the country would benefit more with an efficient health care system in place that insures all of the citizens residing in the
Culture is not static. Culture is a dynamic ever-changing process. Cultural values and norms differ from one society to another. This is why culturally primary health appropriate care is highly important in improving the outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Australians. In 2013 the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) brought out a strategic ten point plan to help combat the aboriginal health status.
The common disease that the geriatric population suffers from are type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, prostatic hypertrophy, cataracts, macular degeneration, cancer, etc. and at the same time, they are vulnerable to infections involving respiratory (including TB), urinary and digestive tract.16 In India, the elderly people suffer from dual medical problems, i.e., both communicable as well as non– communicable diseases. This is further compounded by impairment of special sensory functions like vision and hearing. A decline in immunity as well as age-related physiologic changes leads to an increased burden of communicable
Abstract— As the population is increasing worldwide, a huge need arises to provide proper health-care services. India is such a country, where the population keeps on rising every year and the government is not able to provide basic health care check-ups due to lack of a number of doctors in the country. The research focuses on measuring basic health parameters like pulse rate and body temperature using a microcontroller and develop an android app for appointment of doctor. In conventional system, patients have to physically wait in queues in order to get the appointment. The main objective of this paper is to reduce the time for the appointment and to increase the number of patients per day by doctor, as we know doctors per 1000 person is
Health is a fundamental good that cannot be bought within a market. The influencing factors within a society are: the “genetic” inheritance, the lifestyle, the environment and the healthcare services. Why is there a healthcare demand? Healthcare services are demanded to be consumed but they also represent an investment. We all want a better health, because we all have psychological benefits from good health, whereas if we were sick, there would be negative impacts.
As the old says, “Health is Wealth” Health is the yard stick for a brighter future. So, basing on this the country has its own perk and cons. Health care has become one of India’s largest sectors both in terms of revenue and employment. Basing on the needs and the demands, the general conjecture is hoping for greatness. It consists of hospitals, medical devices, traits, outsourcing, telemedicine medical tourism, health insurance, and medical equipment.