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Significance of the Health

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Telemedicine: Possibilities and Issues

This is a paper regarding the use of communication technology in medicine and healthcare. The Issue is telemedicine, and the article related to is given in the reference.

The possibility, practicality and the desirability of the use of communication technologies are discussed and the issues in telemedicine identified. It is recommended that the issues be researched further and the implications, technical and medico legal sorted out side by side with the use of information and communication technologies in medicine.

The benefits of telemedicine can be enormous, and even save money in many cases, but there is also the potential for medico legal implications and the danger of excessive dependence on the machine rather than the man in the use of telemedicine. Overall, it is potentially a highly beneficial field provided it is driven by patient and healthcare needs rather than driven by the profit motive of the IT and communication industries.

Introduction

Enrico Coiera, project manager a Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories, Stoke Gifford, Bristol has discussed the use of new information technologies in medical informatics and raised the issues pertinent to it in his article "Recent Advances: Medical informatics" in BMJ 1995;310:1381-1387 (27 May). The article summarizes…… [Read More]

References

Coiera, Enrico: "Recent Advances: Medical informatics" BMJ 1995;310:1381-1387 27 May, 1995. Enrico Coiera is project manager at Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS12 6QZ ]
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Telehealth and Solving the Problem of Nursing Turnover

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Reducing Nursing Turnover by Implementing Innovative E-Health: A New Strategy for Incentivizing Nurses and Improving Organizational Culture

Problem Identification:

Nursing turnover rates are a serious issue for hospitals: they are costly and result in lost time and energy in continuously training new staff (Twibell, 2012). Identifying the main reasons for nursing turnover and addressing them can lead to better nurse retention (Trivellas, Gerogiannis, Svarna, 2013).

The problem of nurse retention has been identified by academic scholars in journals like the Journal of Nursing Administration, which has estimated the cost of replacing a single nurse to be approximately $82,000 (Twibell, 2012). As Twibell (2012) reports, job satisfaction is the main reason new nurses leave and the poor sense of job satisfaction is related to too heavy workloads and the lack of their ability to guarantee patient safety. While Twibell goes on to suggest that these issues can be addressed by implementing pre-screening strategies when hiring new nurses, such as "pre-hire job shadowing" and "behavior-based interviews," (Twibell, 2012) this capstone project highlights the growing interest among nurses in the area of eHealth and telenursing, which uses electronic monitoring to assist caregivers and help patients to feel more comfortable (Barret, Wallis, 2013; Mills…… [Read More]

References

Barret, D., Wallis, A. (2013). Nurses' attitudes towards telehealth: the Royal College of Nursing eHealth survey. International Journal of Integrated Care, 13: 1-2.

Bhattacharya, I., Ramachandran, A. (2015). A path analysis study of retention of healthcare professionals in urban India using health information technology. Human Resources for Health, 13: 65-78.

Darkins, A. (2012). Patient safety considerations in developing large telehealth networks. Clinical Risk, 18(3): 90-94.

Fouad, H. (2014). Implementation of Remote Health Monitoring in Medical Rural
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Change Project

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Nursing Change Project

The organization at focus in this nursing change project and the nursing managers in cohesion implemented an evidence-based nursing practice model in the health care organization. As noted in the work of Keele (nd) there has been several models that have provided contributions on the conceptual level to the implementation of evidence-based nursing. One of these models is the Stetler model (Stetler, 2001), also included is the Iowa model (Titler, et al., 2001), the John Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Model (Newhouse, et al., 2007), the ACE Star Model (Stevens, 2004), the Caledonian Development Model (Tolson, Booth & Lowendes, 2008), and the Evidence-Based Practice Model for Staff Nurses (Reavy & Tavernier, 2008). (p.75) The model chosen by the organization and reported in this work in writing is most similar to the Evidence-Based Practice Model for Staff Nurses (Reavey & Tavernier, 2008). The process utilized for the Evidence-Based Practice Model for Staff Nurses is one that greatly mirrors the nursing process in terms of the assessment, diagnoses, planning, implementation, as well as the components used in evaluation. Added are analysis and synthesis of evidence, as well as integration and maintenance of practice change to complete this model.

II. Overview of…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Keele (nd) Implementing Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: An Overview. Jones & Bartlett. Retrieved from:  http://samples.jbpub.com/9780763780586/80586_CH05_Keele.pdf 

Lazarus, W. And Lipper, L. (2009) School-Based Telehealth: An Innovative Approach to Meet the Health Care Needs of California's Children. Digital Opportunity for Youth Issues Brief, No. 6. October 2009. The Children's Partnership. Retrieved from: http://www.childrenspartnership.org/storage/documents/Publications/SchoolTelehealthBriefSep2009.pdf

Mackert, M. And Whitten, P. (2007) Successful Adoption of a School-based Telemedicine System. J. Sch. Health. 2007, Aug 77(6):327-30. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17600590

Puchala, E. And Wozniak, M. (2001) The Project of the Telemedicine System for a Family Doctor's Practices. Retrieved from: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a409348.pdf
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Improving Diabetes Outcomes in Rural

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Because patients have an active role in their care plan and are in
more frequent contact with their healthcare provider, they gain a better
understanding of their condition and become more compliant in their care."
(Moore, 1) This speaks directly to the challenges in healthcare relating
to diabetes, which is a condition that can best be controlled through
effective personal lifestyle habits and a sound treatment of one's body.
Being able to take proper routine measures to monitor, medicate and treat
one's self can be facilitated through telehealth consultation, reducing the
need for travel and doctor visits for those who might be less mobile due to
age and infirmity.
The importance of reducing hospital visits for both cost to
healthcare and strain on the patient can be especially appealed to where
diabetes is concerned. The chronic nature of the condition and the related
ability of the patient to control certain aspects of the condition through
proper behavior and lifestyle habits make this a prime context for
telehealth implementation. So is this suggested by a study from 2005
where, "in phase 1, over 1,650 patients with diabetes were randomized to
telehealth or normal care. Telehealth solutions as described above were
placed…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

B2B Media. (2002). General Telemedicine. Telemedicine Today. Online at
http://www2.telemedtoday.com/articles/generaltelemedecine.shtml.

Bull, C.N. (1993). Growing old in rural America: New approach needed in
rural healthcare. BNet. Online at
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mim1000/isn365/ai13253367/
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Technology and Healthcare Demographics of the Global

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Technology and Healthcare

Demographics of the global community are rapidly changing so that each year there are more and more seniors within the population base. This has a profound implication on the healthcare system of many regions since a large number of elderly citizens will be spending their lives in the confines of their home, and some may have chronic illness that require continuous monitoring. Clinical telemedicine is one way to offer greater services to rural or homebound populations. Indeed, a variety of technological advances have made it possible to change the paradigm of healthcare. Clinical information systems, for instance, have expanded in scope and depth. Increased processor speeds and data storage devices have made it possible to collect more data than ever on the detailed encounters that make up the provider-patient care delivery process, and present it more effectively to a wider range of users. Healthcare monitoring is part of the technical relationship of telemedicine, which is the use of electronic information and communication technology to provide and support distance-based healthcare. The physician or monitoring organization can perform interventions, diagnostic, and treatment decisions from the data they receive, and is particularly useful in populations of aging individuals or those…… [Read More]

Luppicini, R. And R. Adell, eds., (2008). Handbook of Research on Technoethics. New York: Information Science Publishing Company.

Teo, T., et.al. (2008). "Wireless Healthcare Monitoring Systems. World Academy Of Science, Engineering, and Technology. 42 (1: Retrieved from:

http://www.waset.org/journals/waset/v42/v42-98.pdf
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Rural Healthcare Facilities Context of

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Provide sustained technical assistance (Expert Panel Meeting: Health Information Technology: Meeting Summary, 2003)

Evaluation of the process in rural and small communities includes: (1) scope of the project; (2) goals; (3) critical success factors; and (4) technical assistance." (Expert Panel Meeting: Health Information Technology: Meeting Summary, 2003) Community grants have been focused on the provision of 'personal digital assistant (PDA) systems in assisting with the decision support role. The initiative is stated to include: (1) development of toolkits; (2) leveraging known tools; (3) developing capacity; and (4) disseminating best practices. (Expert Panel Meeting: Health Information Technology: Meeting Summary, 2003)

Ormond, Wallin, and Goldenson report in the work entitled: "Supporting the Rural Health Care Safety Net" (2000) state: "The policy - and market-driven changes in the health care sector taking place across country are not confined to metropolitan areas. Rural communities are experiencing changes impelled by many of the same forces that are affecting urban areas." However, due to the demographical differences and other facts existent only in rural life the health care system can be differentiated from those in urban areas in various ways. According to Ormond, Wallin, and Goldenson, it is that difference that highlights the importance of giving…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Healthcare and Healthcare Insurance Country Report: India (2004) Tata Consultancy Services and Microsoft. WebHealthCentre.com. 2004 August. Online available at http://download.microsoft.com/documents/customerevidence/7144_WebHealth_CS.doc

Expert Panel Meeting: Health Information Technology (2003) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 23-24 July 2003. Online available at http://www.ahrq.gov/data/hitmeet.htm

Silberman, P. And Slifkin, R. (nd) Innovative Primary Case Management Programs Operating in Rural Communities: Case Studies of Three States. Working Paper No. 76 North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Program.

Ormond, Barbara a.; Wallin, Susan Wall; and Goldenson, Susan M. (2000) Supporting the Rural Health Care Net. 15 May 2000 Urban Institute
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Future Trends in Health Care

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Future Trends in Health Care

Direct communication with patients remains to be an obstacle in the quest of achieving effective patient-physician relationship. Nevertheless, e-communication with clients by use of websites, telephone, and e-mail has forced physicians to re-engineer their strategies of caring for patients. Access of online wellness and health information, home-based monitoring systems, online medical services, and web-based support teams have enabled patients to embrace added responsibilities for their health care. This study diagnoses how the Internet and other forms of electronic communication may be used as an external delivery source in communicating patient-specific information. This study also elucidates how distance delivery affects the delivery of health care coupled with the use of e-mails, telemedicine, and the electronic transfer of records in service delivery (Latifi, 2008).

The use of e-mail, telemedicine, and the electronic transfer of records

For many years, physicians have used telephone services to pass messages to patients. In administrative terms, they have used the telephone when scheduling appointments, reminding patients about appointments, relaying lab results and handling requests to renew prescriptions. Additionally, healthcare providers make a host of administrative phone calls pharmacies, hospitals and insurance companies (Fleisher & Dechene, 2010).

Physicians can also use the telephone…… [Read More]

References

Demiris, G., (2008). E-Health: Current Status and Future Trends in the EU and the U.S. Columbia, Missouri]. Amsterdam [u.a.: IOS Press.

Fleisher, L.D., & Dechene, J.C. (2010). Telemedicine and e-health law. New York: Law Journal Press.

Ginzberg, E., & Minogiannis, P. (2007). U.S. health care and the future supply of physicians. New Brunswick (N. J.: Transaction.

Latifi, R. (2008). Establishing telemedicine in developing countries: From inception to implementation. Amsterdam [u.a.: IOS Press.
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Technology Integration Poses New Ethical Dilemmas for Healthcare

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Technology Integration Poses New Ethical Dilemmas for Healthcare

Imagine studying the effects of globalization on healthcare. What would one find from his or her research? Is there a possibility that policies need changed? How does this affect one's licensure? One will study in depth this trend and find ways to solve the issues that arise before it is too late.

Within the United States, "globalization of healthcare encompasses both exporting patients (medical tourism) and importing medical services (outsourcing)" (Herrick, 2007). This makes competition increase, which means that what happens in the U.S. could rival that of Japan; consequently, healthcare would have to improve their quality and provide patients with more choices (Herrick, 2007). Whatever the case, many tasks are getting outsourced to those in foreign countries (Herrick, 2007). This includes "long-distance collaboration-incorporating the services of foreign medical staff into the practice of American medical provides" (Herrick, 2007). One has to note that those that are competing globally can have facilities close to the U.S. And choose to contract specific health insurers (Herrick, 2007).

Since medical services are outsourced, this does change how everything is done. "Information technology makes it possible to provide medical services remotely, including outsourcing them to other…… [Read More]

References

Herrick, D. (2007). Medical tourism: Global competition in health care. National Center for Policy Analysis, 1-12.

Hogenbirk, J.C., Brockwayw, P.D., Finleyz, J., & Jennetty, P. (2006). Framework for Canadian telehealth. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 12, 64-70.

Johnson, T. (2010, March 23). Healthcare costs and U.S. competitiveness . Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Council on Foreign Relations: http://www.cfr.org/health-science-and-technology/healthcare-costs-us-competitiveness/p13325.

Smith, S.J. (2010). Introduction to the special issue on technology integration. Learning Disability Quarterly, 240-242.
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Marketing Plan for Hong Kong

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For instance, a study by the Harvard Team determined that fully 11 per cent of the lowest income group (with a monthly household income below U.S.$1,282) suffered from poor health compared with just 3 per cent of the highest income group (i.e., households with an income above U.S.$5,128) (Ramesh). As this author points out, the current approach to the delivery of healthcare services in Hong Kong has some definite strengths - as well as weaknesses -- that must be taken into account when formulating strategy for the future. In this regard, Ramesh emphasizes that, "Hong Kong's accessible and equitable health-care system has been achieved at a rather modest cost, and the concentration of public subsidies on in-patient care, which is expensive, has fostered a system that is both efficient and equitable. Centralized provision in public facilities reduces scope for supplier-induced demand and duplication of facilities, thus reducing overall costs" (p. 108).

Weaknesses. In reality, many of the same weaknesses that characterize the current healthcare delivery system in Hong Kong translate into strengths for the telemedicine enterprise envisioned herein. For example, Ramesh advises that, "The continuation of the privileged access enjoyed by civil servants and the superior ward classes available to…… [Read More]

References

Barnes, J.K. (2006). Telemedicine: A conflict of laws problem waiting to happen. Houston Journal of International Law, 28(2), 491.

Cravens, D.W. (2000). Strategic marketing, 6th ed. New York: Irwin McGraw-Hill.

Eger, J.M. (2006, March-April). Building creative communities. The Futurist, 40(2), 18-20.

Gauld, R. (2005). Comparative health policy in the Asia-Pacific. Maidenhead, England: Open University Press.
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Analyzing Care Technology and Ethical Concerns

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Care Technology and Ethical Concerns

Complete APA Reference

Fed'n of State Med. (2014, April 26). State Medical Board's Appropriate Regulation of Telemedicine (SMART) Workgroup, Model Policy for the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine. Retrieved from www.fsmb.org/pdf/FSMB_Telemedicine_Policy.pdf

Briefly description of the project

Under telemedicine, one gets multiple practice spheres for healthcare lawyers, including reimbursement, payment, abuse and fraud, privileging and credentialing, privacy, peer view, licensing, as well as regulatory compliance. There is need for healthcare proponents have got to comprehend telemedicine as well as its complex framework in order to serve the growing area better. Advancement in technology, expanding healthcare accessibility within the framework of the "Affordable Care Act," emphasizing on affordable quality of care, as well as the propagation of movable medical tools have placed telemedicine at the frontline of healthcare delivery. Since it began over 5 decades ago, range of telemedicine has broadened and deepened and have incorporated both real-time, duplex and simplex communications, consultations, and explanation for patients in not only remote but also metropolitan areas. Such services have been offered with the use of different communication avenues and mobile tools. In view of these limitless opportunities providing telemedicine capabilities, every healthcare provider…… [Read More]

References

Fed'n of State Med. (2014, April 26). State Medical Board's Appropriate Regulation of Telemedicine (SMART) Workgroup, Model Policy for the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine. Retrieved from www.fsmb.org/pdf/FSMB_Telemedicine_Policy.pdf

Kadzielski, M. A., & Kim, J.-Y. (2014, July 29). Telemedicine: Many Opportunities, Many Legal Issues, Many Risks. Retrieved from Pepper Hamilton: http://www.pepperlaw.com/publications/telemedicine-many-opportunities-many-legal-issues-many-risks-2014-07-29/
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Telemental Health the Dilemma Over

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" (Tyson, 1)

The participants in the program has responded universally in favor of the program and have described it as a way of gaining access to critical support services which are inaccessible due to age, travel restriction and disability. Though the Tyson article denotes that many participants in the program do require some adjustment time to become comfortable with the flow of videoconferencing, most have ultimately reported that the reduction in travel time has been an enormous assistance in removing barriers to counseling. In this particular program, a focus on relieving alcohol and drug addiction symptoms following rehabilitation in the remote rural regions of Montana would demonstrate the importance of having a more accessible mode of gaining such support services. (Tyson, 1)

Indeed, the Tyson article suggests that the counterpoint to providing these opportunities is the danger that such individuals are likely to lapse back into addiction. This is a clear imperative for the ethical imperative to help improve outreach where it is likely to bear a positive impact. So denotes that text by Tschirch et al. (2006) which alternately examines the scenario for residents of a women's shelter who were reported as victims of domestic violence. The research…… [Read More]

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B2B Media. (2002). General Telemedicine. Telemedicine Today. Online at Callister, E.G. (2007). Generations: Navigating Through Behavioral / Mental Health & Substance Abuse in Public and Private Practices. Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health.

Godleski, L.; Nieves, J.E.; Darkins, A. & Lehmann, L. (2008). VA telemental health: suicide assessment. Behavioral Science Law, 26(3), 271-286.

Grady, B.; Myers, K. & Nelson, E.L. (2009). Evidence-Based Practice For Telemental Health. American Telemedicine Association.

Media Relations. (2004). Nursing Shortage Fact Sheet. American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
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Business Law Medical Field There

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The responsibility for adequate medical direction under the Ohio Revised Code and the Toledo Municipal Code was given to the Director of Health as long as they were a licensed physician, licensed dentist or licensed veterinarian, otherwise it would be overseen by the Medical Officer. The responsibility for enforcement of all federal, state and local public health laws including, but not limited to Part Seventeen, Health Code, were directed to the Director of Health and Environment and/or the Medical Officer (Department of Health and Environment, 2008).

The Director of Health and Environment was given the authority to exercise all powers granted to commissioners of health of city health districts by the Ohio Revised Code and the Toledo Municipal Code. Yet, when the Director of Health and Environment is not a licensed physician, licensed dentist or licensed veterinarian, then those powers which require medical direction shall be granted to the Medical Officer (Department of Health and Environment, 2008).

The laws at all levels that affect the medical field are all there for public safety and protection. These laws range from dealing with specific things such as privacy to the creation of an entire agency such as a city health department. All…… [Read More]

References

Department of Health and Environment. (2008). Retrieved November 25, 2009, from American

Legal Publishing Corporation Web site:

http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Ohio/toledo/toledomunicipalcode?f=templates$ fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:toledo_oh

HIPAA Administrative Simplification Statute and Rules. (n.d.). Retrieved November 25, 2009,
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Erm There Have Been a

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This 1996 Act was part of a Civil Rights concern that as information became more electronically disseminated, it would lead to misuse of that information (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010). Certainly, one of the benefits of electronic information is that on one hand it is available to a larger number of people, but it is also verifiable on who views that information at what time. This protection, though, is part of the ethics of individual rights. It has, however, affected scholarly research and the ability to perform retrospective, chart-based research and evaluations. One study, in fact, said that HIPAA managed rules led to a 73% decrease in patient accrual, triple the time recruiting patients, and tripling (at least) of mean recruiting costs (Wold and Bennett, 2005). However, despite the few incidents in which the regulation of this information is detrimental, most civil rights advocates praise the legislation -- believing that each individual should control access to not only their bodies, but information about their bodies and conditions as well.

Too much security and a lockdown of information, and the benefits of immediate access to information and patient benefit will be lost. Too little security and there is…… [Read More]

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Study: Patients Believe EMR's Bring Accuracy to Their Records. (April 21, 2011). Healthcare it News. Retrieved from:  http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/study-patients-believe-emrs-bring-accuracy-their-records 

Telehealth. (2012). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from: http://www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/about/telehealth/

Ten Steps to a Successful EMR Transition. (2012). Ames. Retrieved from: http://www.ameshealthrecords.com

Aeritae Consulting Group (2010). Service Asset and Configuration Management. Retrieved from: http://aeritae.com/our-services/service-management/itsm-service-transition / configurationmanagement/
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United Therapeutics Is an American

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Marketing Considerations

Marketing in the biotechnology industry is critically important. The basic path to market involves receiving regulatory approval for products. From there, marketing is conducted to physicians directly, necessitating a relatively large sales force. The presence of competing treatments necessitates significant investment marketing, compounded by the impact of the need to recoup the sunk costs associated with product development. In addition, marketing in the biotechnology industry is strictly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA exerts tight control over marketing -- a firm is only allowed to promote products for approved uses. Off-label marketing -- defined as marketing a product for uses not approved by the FDA -- is prohibited and firms found guilty can be subject to significant fines.

An example, of the strong regulatory influence on marketing can be found in the approval that United received in July for Tyvaso. The product, already delayed multiple times by the FDA, was finally granted approval. With this approval came requirements known as post-marketing commitments. These included long-term studies on specific uses, usability analysis and the collection of pharmacokinetic data (United Therapeutics, 2009).

Operating within the FDA's constraints, United has developed marketing strategies that it feels will increase…… [Read More]

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MSN Moneycentral: UTHR. (2009). Retrieved October 29, 2009 from http://moneycentral.msn.com/companyreport?Symbol=U.S.%3aUTHR

2008 United Therapeutics Annual Report (includes Form 10-K).

United Therapeutics website, various pages. (2009). Retrieved October 29, 2009 from  http://www.unither.com/ 

Press Release: United Therapeutics. (2009). FDA approves Tyvaso (treprostinil) inhalation solution for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Retrieved October 29, 2009 from http://ir.unither.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=400062
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Mobile Devices in Hospitals to

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Both of these devices "allow handwritten data entry including sketching with 'electronic ink' and handwriting recognition that converts scribble into typewritten text." (Wales and Zabrek, 2003)

Full integration with hospital servers of these devices is required to realize the full benefits of these devices. These mobile devices "facilitate the entry of data for storage and processing at the servers. By storing hospital data on servers rather than on the mobile devices, a number of advantages are realized. One is that servers, unlike mobile devices, have prodigious amounts of storage capacity. In addition, if data is stored on the servers, security is enhanced. If the mobile computer is lost or stolen, there is less concern that sensitive patient data will fall into unauthorized hands, and information technology staff can centrally manage hospital information including that displayed on PDAs, smartphones, and tablet computers. With data centralized on servers, it is possible for physicians to access data in realtime by simply requesting it with whatever device they happen to have, such as a handheld computer or cell phone, and viewing the requested data on the same or different device. For example, using a wireless Pocket PC handheld, a physician could request X-ray images.…… [Read More]

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Jupiter Medical Center Uses Joint Solution for Mobile Patient Information Access to Reduce Costs, Streamline Processes and Improve Quality Patient Care (2007) Online available at http://www.salt.org/weblink/industry/Jupiter_Medical_Center_Uses_Palm.doc

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On the Drawing Board: IBM Mobile Health Toolkit - Mobile Health Monitoring. IBM. Online available at http://domino.watson.ibm.com/odis/odis.nsf/pages/board.08.html
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Health Care Disparity in Maryland

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Chapter II: Review of the Literature in Chapter II, the researcher explores information accessed from researched Web sites; articles; books; newspaper excerpts; etc., relevant to considerations of the disparity in access to health care services between rural and urban residence in Maryland and the impact of the lack of financial resources. The researcher initially accessed and reviewed more than 35 credible sources to narrow down the ones noted in the reference section in this study. The literature review chapter presents a sampling of literature to support the research questions this study addresses.

Chapter III: Methods and Results Throughout Chapter III, the researcher proffers information the utilized to address contemporary concerns/challenges/consequences relating to determining the information used in this investigation. This chapter also presents the overall methods and techniques the researcher implemented to conduct this study. Considerations for the methodology chapter include data/information the researcher uses; identifying it as primary and/or secondary. In addition, the researcher notes the data compilation process during this section and advises of any known or anticipated sources of error in the data/information. As the topic of the disparity in access to health care services between rural and urban residence in Maryland and the impact of the…… [Read More]

Potter, S. (2002) Doing Postgraduate Research. London: Sage.

Qualitative research: Approaches, methods, and rigour, (2008, Nov. 7). Microsoft PowerPoint Qualitative Research AdvC08 RS.PPT. Retrieved March 10, 2009 from www.unimaas.nl/bestand.asp?id=11629

Wolvovsky, Jay. (2008). Health disparities: Impact on Business and Economics Summit. Maryland's healthcare at a glance. The Heart of Community Health Baltimore Medical Syste. Retrieved March 10, 2009 at http://dhmh.maryland.gov/hd/pdf/2008/oct08/Jay_Wolvovsky.pdf
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Initiation Stage in Information Technology IT Project Management

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Project Management

The Importance of the Initiation Phase in Project Management

For a project to be classified as successful it should be delivered on time, in budget, and to the correct specifications (Schwalbe, 2010). All stages of project management are important, but in a recent article published in the International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics LeRouge, Tulu, & Wood (2014) argue that the initiation stage of the project is the most important state. In their article titled "Project Initiation for Telemedicine Services," the authors study the initiation of telemedicine services, looking not only at the general important, arguing that a collaborative process is important during the initiation stage for telemedicine.

The article notes that the introduction of telemedicine technology into an organization may be challenging. A literature review is presented that supports the argument the initiation process is the most important stage to the successful implementation of a project that will provide long-term, sustainable benefits. During the project initiation phase there will be the development of a clear project definition. Information within the literature review, and elsewhere emphasis the need for a good project definition to provide clarity for a project, not only defining at is needed, but…… [Read More]

References

Fleurant, Marshall; Kell, Rachel; Love, Jennifer; Jenter, Chelsea; Volk, Lynn A.; Zhang, Fang Bates, David W; Simon, Steven R, (2011), Massachusetts E-Health Project Increased Physicians' Ability To Use Registries, And Signals Progress Toward Better Care, Health Affairs, 30(7), 1256-1264

LeRouge, Cynthia M; Tulu, Bengisu; Wood, Suzanne (2014), Project Initiation for Telemedicine Services, International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, 9(2), 64-85

Schwalbe, K, (2010), Information Technology Project Management, CENGAGE
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Healthcare - The Truth About

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The experiences of seniors within the healthcare delivery system will alter how all Americans view healthcare. The healthcare delivery systems and overall organizational structure in the United States has been slow to adjust but that rest of the world is currently in flux that will migrate into our system. Technological advances in communication have made telehealth and telemedicine vialbel solutions to our outdated healthcare industry orgainzational structre. While these types of advances are only in their infancy, "...there seemed to be broad acceptance that telehealth and telemedicine had provided positive benefits to the worlds healthcare delivery system." (Telehealth Applications) Our technoloically challenged seniors have actually discovered the trend within the healthcare system and telehealth and telemedicine seems to be an advance that will find worldwide support so we as a nation will be reqquired to jump on the bandwagon.

In conclusion, this article review focused on new Healthcare Delivery Systems which will change the United States healthcare industry organizational structure. The story was an Internet based article called 'Current Telehealth Applications' on the Telehealth Applications web site. The trend of more and more seniors throughout our nation having to face the challenges associated with skyrocketing prescription costs and the fact…… [Read More]

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E Medicine and Telehealth Recommendations for Implementation

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Telehealth Recommendation

E-medicine and Telehealth are ways of sharing medical information pertaining to patients through the use of electronic/digital communication portals. Various technologies enable health care providers to use these means -- from smart phones to email to virtual connections, Telehealth is bringing the 21st century to paient-provider relationships and helping more adequately and efficiently to facilitate the provider in meeting the individual needs of the patient (MayoClinic, 2015).

One way to meet these needs is through providing home care services that allow providers to support an alternative (more traditional) approach to health care via home visit services. Telehealth makes this possible as medical information can be accessed by the practitioner on the go and records virtually taken with one wherever one goes so that the patient does not have to be troubled to visit the clinic.

For this reason alone, investing in Telehealth can be worth it. The statistical research indicates that Telehealth is the next stage in developmental health care and is being implemented on a major scale, with over half of all U.S. hospitals incorporating telemedicine into their health care programs and with nearly all surveyed health care executives asserting that their organizations are already utilizing or…… [Read More]

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MayoClinic. (2015). Telemedicine benefits patients and staff with remote diagnosis and treatment for rehabilitation. MayoClinic. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/clinical-updates/physical-medicine-rehabilitation/telemedicine-benefits-patients-and-staff-with-remote-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-rehabilitation
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Technologies Impact on Healthcare Level

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This is necessary to provide a seamless platform on which health solutions can be effectively integrated and deployed. Without using such a platform, the development of electronic health care facilities will be more difficult to deploy. In other words, Tele-health is part of the overall healthcare ICT (Information Communications Technology) solutions that enables healthcare to be pushed out to the edge, for local delivery, and to be more evenly, efficiently and effectively distributed.

Broadband communication is the underlying technology of choice when discussing electronic applications. It is certainly important for inter-healthcare provider communications delivering sufficient bandwidth capacity between sites. The delivery of home care electronic should not rely on the broadband technology is not universally accessible, particularly in rural and remote areas, and it can also be prohibitively expensive. Some broadband technologies can be delivered to remote locations, such as satellite-based technology, but this is impractical and too costly to deliver extensive home care. Broadband connectivity to the home should not be the common denominator in delivering health facilities. Broadband simply means being able to deliver real-time health applications and the ability to send huge amounts of information in a short space of time. Electronic delivery of health care facilities…… [Read More]

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Lovata, F. (2000, May 21-24). Telemedicine via the Internet: Successful Program Strategies. American Telemedicine Association Conference,

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Telecommunications: Protecting the Forgotten Frontier. (2001, August). SC Magazine-Info Security News, 12 (8), 36-40.
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About the Mayo Clinic as an Organization

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Mayo Clinic organization based in Rochester, Minnesota, with campuses there as well as in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona, and Jacksonville, Florida. Founded by Dr. William Mayo and his family in the 19th century, the hospital has grown to become one among an elite community of health care providers in the nation (Fye, 2010). Not only is it an efficient medical non-profit organization, but it is also described by Fortune as one of the best companies to work for in the U.S. (Fortune, 2011).

The Mayo Clinic Health System has several other locations in a variety of states throughout the U.S., making it one of the most visible and valuable health care providers in the nation, distinguished among peers; and as a teaching hospital it boasts a strong influence in the medical academic field, with its regional locations consistently ranking among the best, such as the Arizona campus, ranked best in the Phoenix metro area by U.S. News (2016).

For this reason, the Mayo Clinic is a highly prestigious health care system that invites the best and brightest physicians to come and train at its campuses, and offers top notch care to patients in its various locations. This paper will describe…… [Read More]

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Evans, M. (2012). Rebound in demand boosts Mayo Clinic balance sheet. Modern Healthcare. Retrieved from http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20120229/BLOGS01/302299999

Fortune. (2011). 100 Best Companies to Work For. Fortune. Retrieved from http://archive.fortune.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2011/snapshots/61.html
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Telehealth and Home Monitoring Equipment

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Telehealth and Home Monitoring Equipment

This is a paper that outlines the features of telehealth products and how effective they are for the consultants and users. It has 15 sources.

In contrast to the past when people could not be treated in time to prevent loss of life present-day planning has greatly influenced the fate of those in need and modifications have occurred in the way that health care is administered. Currently though, the job is far from complete, as there are yet more efforts being made in order to further ameliorate healthcare services in the country.

According to geographical boundaries, there appears to be a need for extension of healthcare in order to reach those who might consume valuable time traveling to healthcare centers in case of emergency. Especially in case of individuals suffering with CHF, a remedy for such patients would be most welcomed.

Analysis:

Presently, Telehealth is being implemented to aid those with CHF in rural areas that are enormously distanced from medical care centers. This is a unique way of serving people with CHF, as the patient is responsible for reporting what he feels to consultants at the other end of the communication devices.

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How the Health Care Information System Has Modernised

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Evolution of Healthcare Information System

Evolution of health care information system

Over the last twenty years, technology in provision of healthcare has evolved tremendously and what was available then now seems primitive in comparison. Today, patient care is at a much higher level. The management of healthcare institutions has become far more efficient through the growth of technology. Research is now more readily available. The growth of technology has proved beneficial to not only the healthcare workers, rather, more so to the patients. Nowadays, treating a patient correctly and effectively is easier than it was then; the patient is also more secure due to machines that can monitor all his processes and new technology has also enhanced the skills of the healthcare workers in handling their patients (Bavova, 2013).

This paper seeks to discuss highlight similarities and differences between healthcare provision twenty years ago and today, as a result of technological developments. The paper will as well discuss how Healthcare Information Technology and its business systems as applied worldwide, impact organizations.

Comparison between healthcare systems in the two periods.

According to Jayanthi (2014), in the eighties, the government managed every aspect of healthcare and decisions on changes to be approved…… [Read More]

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Jayanthi, A. (2014) 10 Biggest Technological Advancements for Healthcare in the Last Decade, Becker's Health IT and CIO Review http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/10-biggest-technological-advancements-for-healthcare-in-the-last-decade.html {Retrieved; 5/11/2015}
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Future Reform Predict the Form and Function

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Future Reform

Predict the form and function of medical health records in 2030 (provide specific example to support your response).

Models for healthcare delivery are changing, the institutions that deliver it are transforming themselves or being transformed by the marketplace and of course information technology is helping to enable that transformation. Medical technology today is transforming the way healthcare is delivered, managed, and assessed, with a continued shift from the old record management to more of a data management system. As more organizations adopt electronic health records, physicians will have greater access to patient information, allowing faster and more accurate diagnoses. Complete patient data will help ensure the best possible care. Patients too will have access to their own information and will have the choice to sharing it with family members securely, over the Internet, to better coordinate care for themselves and their loved ones.

Digital medical records will make it possible to improve quality of patient care in numerous ways in the year 2030. For example, doctors can make better clinical decisions with ready access to full medical histories for their patients -- including new patients, returning patients, or patients who see several different providers. Laboratory tests or x-rays…… [Read More]

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Glandon G.L., Smaltz DH, & Slovensky D.J. (2008). Information systems for healthcare management (7th ed.). Chicago: Health Administration Press/AUPHA.

Blumenthal, D. (2010). Advancing the future of health care with electronic health records.

Retrieved from  http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/advancing-future-health-care-electronic-health-records  June 10, 2012

Christ, S. (2011). Health care technology and future trends. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/facts_5805412_health-care-future-technology-trends. June 10, 2012
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Analyzing the Information Management Phenomenon

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Management

Essential interdisciplinary team members, their roles and why the expertise of each team member is necessary

Electronic System Implementation Manager

The implementation manager is assigned to looking after a project's progress and its consequent completion. It shows the imperativeness of a manager, in absence of whom, a project can be postponed incessantly. The job description of a project manager entails the following:

a) Supervising the work-flow so as to maintain its deadline

b) Keeping a list of practice and retailer problems to be solved

c) Mapping out execution-based processes, such as hardware distributions

d) Assigning daily tasks to employees entailed in the work force

Apart from that, the implementation overlooks relaying of new information and updating the work-force.

Lead Nurse

An imperative constituent of work-force is the lead nurse, playing a pivotal role in nursing duties. The lead nurse is an experienced professional having an intricate knowledge of nursing processes and clinical procedures. Apart from that, the lead nurse is also responsible for motivating the work-force to adopt new equipment as they are integrated in nursing practice. Apart from that, lead nurse also invokes consent and consensus among junior nursing professionals.

3. Lead on Information Technology

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Care Rural Settings Continuum of

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As well as expanding patient's abilities to obtain primary care, virtually, telemedicine can enable patients in isolated locations to see specialists. When rural patients are connected to a hospital network such as the Grinnell Regional Medical Center, they are able to access high-quality physicians through some of the more advanced healthcare technology available, although this is not always possible in a local healthcare system with fewer physicians and less access to high-level technology. Technology can still enable patients in a variety of settings to keep track of vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar, and to alert their physician immediately if their readings are abnormal.

While some surgeons have even performed procedures through virtual consults, certain aspects of medicine remain challenging to provide rural patients, such as physical rehabilitative services, which may require the patient to travel to receive the full benefit of the services. Patients who demand long-term rehabilitation and palliative care at hospices may have to travel far away from their families to be treated in rural settings.

Focusing on making care available and creating a culture where going to a physician is a normal part of everyday life must be the goal of…… [Read More]

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Campbell, James D. (2001, May). Introducing telemedicine technology to rural physicians and settings. Journal of Family Practice. Retrieved January 27, 2011 at http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0689/is_5_50/ai_75244766/

Spath, Patrice. (2011). Community Continuum of Care planning.

Brown-Spath & Associates. Retrieved January 27, 2011 at http://www.brownspath.com/original_articles/cccplan.htm
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Hospital That Offers Adult and

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Where will you reduce cost?

The running of an ICU is a very expensive affair. Below is the revenue, income as well as expenses (Direct and indirect).

Revenues: $4,005,000

Income: $1,200,000

Expenses:

Direct

Labor cost: U.S.$1,020,000

Equipment cost: $600,000

Material costs: $700,000

Indirect expenses

Co-medical service cost: $200,000

Staff Training:$700,000

Cost reduction strategies:

The expenses can be reduced by the adoption of online training programs which are considerably cheaper. The cost of staff training would therefore be reduced by more than half.

Some of the equipment can be hired instead of being acquired if they are never utilized fully in most operations.

Some staff can be contacted as independent contractors on a yearly basis in order to reduce the burden of allowances and taxation.

Identify committees that you might expect to see in the unit and provide a one or two sentence description of the committee function, approximate number of people on the committee and any primary expertise that might be needed

The committees one might expect to see are'

Medical Staff Finance Committee (4)

Medical Staff committees (12)

Medical Executive Committee (2)

Graduate Medical Education Committee (3)

Outline an orientation program for new employees and identify areas for employee…… [Read More]

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Treggiari MM, Martin DP, Yanez ND et al. (2007) Effect of intensive care unit organizational model and structure on outcomes in patients with acute lung injury.

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Trends in the Provision of Health Sciences Information Resources

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Health Sciences Information Resources

Ernst & Young (2001) describe the global health sciences marketplace as "a web created by pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms, eHealth companies, hospitals, physicians and other practitioners and medical device manufacturers" to name a few (p.1). This web or library of information is the wave of the future. Health sciences information libraries of the future will not just serve as global resources of health care information, but will rather serve as collaborative and interactive repositories where patients will be able to discover individualized treatment options and health care providers can collaborate on new biotechnological advances and discoveries.

The global health sciences marketplace and libraries are inexorably changing as technology is better enabling corporations, individuals and providers to provide services in new and faster ways. Trends developing within the industry that will affect health sciences libraries include providing health products and services that are delivered "Through integrated alliances" and digital technologies (Ernst & Young, 2).

Trends In Technology and Biotechnology Affecting Libraries

Technological forces "best represented by information technology and biotechnology" will continue to "radically change" the manner in which health care services are delivered (Ernst & Young, 2). Health sciences libraries of the future will serve less…… [Read More]

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Break Out of War in Afghanistan and

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break out of war in Afghanistan and Iraq propelled alarming forecasts about its most likely psychiatric effects. The chief of recuperation or readjustment therapy services at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) asserted that as high as 30% of soldiers deployed to Iraq may establish posttraumatic tension ailment (PTSD) (Dentzer, 2003), a disorder that can arise following experience of gruesome, dangerous occasions, such as battle, natural catastrophes, and rape. PTSD patients do not simply remember their injury; they reexperience it as vibrant sensory recollections (flashbacks), horror stories, and invasive ideas. They feel reduced or small and mentally detached from the family, friends and loved ones, yet likewise stressful, cranky, and hyper-vigilant as if risk were permanently present.

Psychiatry ratified the PTSD medical diagnosis in 1980, mainly in feedback to the belated awareness of its signs in Vietnam veterans whose troubles had actually long been improperly comprehended and dealt with. Undoubtedly, the most strenuous epidemiological research ever before done on Vietnam veterans had actually reported that 30.9% of guys who served in this war established PTSD (Kulka et al., 1990), consequently laying a basis for very early forecasts about PTSD amongst Iraq veterans. Keen to stay clear of the errors of…… [Read More]

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RFP in Healthcare Industry Request for Proposal

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RFP in Healthcare Industry

Request for proposal in health care industry

Request for Proposal (RFP) in Healthcare Industry

In order to continually provide adequate Medicare to patients, a review of the electronic health record options reveal that the appropriate strategy is to procure Electronic Medical Record software. The primary objective of this RFP is to implore bids from system integrators or commercial off the shelf software merchants to devise, install, construct and implement integrated EMR software solution. The health care system, Future Correctional Center seeks to procure a software solution including licenses, hardware (as recommend by the bidder), execution, and maintenance and support services. In addition, the software configuration should present a core set of EMR attributes that meet particular requirements such as order entry, outcome review, nursing and physician documentation, registration.

Something significant to note; Future Correctional Center will not consider proposals from bidders offering software as a service solution, offer available software as an open source solution, or custom software established from scratch. The proposal should provide a detailed evaluation on the costs related to system acquisition of an EMR. Apart from that, the proposal should include mandatory EMR functionality modules for at least programs such as medical,…… [Read More]

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Nora Pender Model of Health Promotion

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Healthcare Access

Advanced Nursing Practice

Nora Pender Model of Health Promotion:

Improving healthcare access to underserved diabetes patients in rural areas

The health promotion theory used to justify this project will by that of the Nora Pender Model of Health Promotion. The focus of this study will be upon expanding access of rural communities to healthcare. Pender's model stresses the need to work with patients to empower them to make positive life choices. When healthcare access is limited, it is essential that patients are given the tools to make empowering choices regarding their healthcare on a day-to-day basis. Rural patients are often hampered by access to both information and regular quality care. The model suggests that with knowledge and support provided by more accessible care at local clinics this can change.

The philosophy of the model is that health is "a positive dynamic state not merely the absence of disease" and that "health promotion is directed at increasing a client's level of well-being" ("Health promotion model," 2012). While "perceived barriers" can constrain positive actions on one hand, on the other hand the concept of "personally valued benefits" can change negative behaviors ("Health promotion model," 2012). The environment can enhance negative…… [Read More]

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Health promotion model. (2012). Current Nursing. Retrieved from:

 http://nursingplanet.com/health_promotion_model.html 

Massey, C. (et al. 2010). Improving diabetes care in rural communities: An overview of current initiatives and a call for renewed efforts. Clinical Diabetes 28 (1) 20-27. Retrieved from:

http://clinical.diabetesjournals.org/content/28/1/20.full
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Healthcare Providers and Systems Assessment

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Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAPHPS)

The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems gives consumers a chance to compare the available health cares around the country and to decide on what care they would want. I will provide a scenario of how HCAHPS score of an organization can be improved. Also included into the method of improvement is a full data as well as impact analysis, a plan and also a timeline.

HCAHPS scores of Jacobi Medical Center

The hospital is situated in Bronx New York. The hospitals HCAHPS scores indicate that 63% of their patients were satisfied that the nurses were able to effectively communicate with them and another 47% of patients indicated that the help always came as soon as they needed it (Hospital Compare). 58% of the patients would recommend the facility and 55% would give the facility a favorable rating, a 9 or a 10 based on 1-10 scale (Hospital Compare). 75% indicated that doctors' communication was good and a good proportion, 80% of the patients, said that information on what to do during the period of recovery at home was given to them while 47% indicated that it was quiet…… [Read More]

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Finance Strategy Business Development for Apollo Hospitals

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Apollo Hospitals

India's Apollo Hospitals Group

India Overview

Company Overview

Porter's Five Forces

Threat of New Entrants

Supplier Power

Buyer Power

Threat of Substitutes

Competitive Rivalry

Strengths

Weaknesses

Opportunities

Threats

Strategic Alternative Identification & Fit Assessment

Competitive Position, Capabilities, and Deficiencies

Strategic Choice & Strategy Formation

Finance

Income

The Apollo group has an extraordinary success record and has proven that healthcare in India can compete with many first world organizations with third world resources. The company faces a number of challenges in the domestic market and must continue to leverage its success. The organization has a unique source of human capital that can offer many competitive advantages on an international level with regard to technology and education. This analysis will provide a background on India and the Apollo group as well as many perspectives on their opportunities and challenges.

India Overview

India is a diverse nation that is divided into twenty five states and seven territories (Maps of India, 2011). Among these various territories, there are sixteen major languages spoken while estimates of regional languages and local dialects exceed a thousand (Gomes, 2011). The assortment of languages spoken produces an obstacle for India to become more unified as a country…… [Read More]

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Apollo Hospitals. (2013, April 1). Interviews. Retrieved from Apollo Hospitals: https://www.apollohospitals.com/interviews-detail.php?newsid=11

Apollo Hospitals. (2014). Priceless. Corporate Review and Business Update.

Barabino, G. (2013). A Bright Future for Biomedical Engineering. Annuals of Biomedical Engineering, 221-222.

Brinton, T., Kurihara, C., Camarillo, D., Pietzsch, J., Gorodsk, J., Zenos, S., . . . Yock, P. (2013). Outcomes from a Postgraduate Biomedical Technology Innovation. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 1803-1810.
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List and Bibliography Healthcare Terms

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ABC/123 Version X

Definition and Purpose Explain each term in your own words using complete sentences.

Health Care Example Identify an example of each term and discuss how it is used in a health care setting.

References Provide two APA formatted references to support your claims for each term.

Clinical decision support ?

Clinical decision support or CDS is a way of organizing and utilizing information and patient-specific knowledge, streamlined for utility and employed under the right circumstances, to improve the health care that is provided and to improve the health of the patient.

CDS in a health care setting can include a variety of things, such as technology to provide reminders or alerts for patients or providers, or also data reports, and relevant information

Garg, AX, Adhikhari, NKJ, et al. (2005) Effects of computerized clinical decision support systems on practitioner performance and patient outcomes: A systematic review. Journal of the American Medical Association 293: 1223-1238. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=200503

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Data management ?

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Norris, A. C. (2002). Essentials of Telemedicine and Telecare. West Sussex, England; New York: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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The HIPAA Applicable Rules of World Wide Web Consortium

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Wide Web Consortium and HIPAA Applicable Rules

In the contemporary business environment, compliance and security standards have become the crucial factors to a successful business and assist in gaining the confidence of top global clients. The W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) is one of the standards, which develops the interoperable technologies that include guidelines, specifications, tools and software to assist the Web achieving its full potential. Moreover, the W3C is a forum for commerce, communication information, and collective understanding primarily aimed to pursue its mission through development of Web guidelines and standards. Since 1994, the W3C has launched a publication of over 100 standards referred as W3C recommendations. The W3C also engages in software development, outreach, education, and serve as an open forum for Web discussion. To assist Web reaching its full potential, fundamental Web technologies allow the software and hardware accessing the Web to allow the technologies working together. Thus, W3C is synonymous to Web interoperability and seeks to avoid Web fragmentation and market fragmentation by publishing Web protocols and languages. (Reay, Dick, & Miller 2012).

Essentially, the W3C set the guidelines for the web accessibility, and the mission of the W3C is to assist people globally developing technologies…… [Read More]

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Financial Management at Mayo Clinic

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Financial Management

A major part and linchpin of any medical and/or research firm is the financial management aspects of the organization. Financial management of any major medical outfit would be overseen by the officers of the treasury and finance departments. They would, by extension, also direct the financial activities of the clinic. The activities completed would include bookkeeping, investing, and developing projects. The depth and breadth of these operations would touch upon a number of important things such as the methods of funding to be used, research issues, quality control, ethics, accreditation, awards, regulation, marketing, strategic management choices, branding and involvement with the employees and community. All of the above applies to the organization that is being focused on in this report, that being the Mayo Clinic. While all businesses and organizations have to focus on financial matters of some degree or form, the complexities and intricacy of the Mayo Clinic and their financial operations is staggering and vast.

Financial Management Aspects

The Mayo Clinic is a non-profit organization, so all funding comes from donations. The revenue it does collect through services (current activity puts revenue at more than $10 billion, with income generated through services being at $526 million…… [Read More]

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Acute Care Has Been a

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This is the strategy used in Canada, where drug costs have been substantially reduced.

The challenges presented by this law have spilled over into the current health-care reform debate. Many people and many legislators who might have been more open to engage in productive dialogue during the current debate were no doubt made more leery of the process and of the possibility that there could be significant reform that would bring benefits to more people while bringing down the federal deficit.

The fears of opponents of the bill were correct in their fears that the bill would been even more expensive than originally budgeted. The initial estimate for the net cost was $400 billion for the period from 2004-2013. However, only a month after the bill's passage, that estimate was raised to $534 billion. It has since been raised to over $550. The cost over-runs in this bill will no doubt continue to grow, even if the health-care reform measures currently being considered are enacted.

Question Six: Single Policy Option

One policy option that may influence the health-care workforce would be a greater empowerment of nurses. Nurses are vital to the welfare of patients and provide the great majority of…… [Read More]