Administration & Regulation Paper Samples

Waste of Administrative Resources in US Healthcare

The waste of administrative resources in modern healthcare has become a recognizable trait in the American healthcare system. In order to receive help, pay for the procedures, or even get insurance, an average American citizen has to go through numerous administrative checks and regulations, as well as push a tedious...

Obesity and Related Healthcare Policy Concern

Obesity is a problem that bothers millions of people around the whole world. People of different age may be exposed to this problem. However, when this problem touches upon children, more concerns occur. Prevention of obesity is the task not only for children. Nurses, parents, and teachers have to participate...

Universal Care and Uninsured Population in the US

“It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy, and the...

My Experience at the Banyan Holistic Center

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become popular in different parts of the world. In countries such as China, India, and Japan, many people embrace the use of alternative medicines in order to deal with certain conditions such as migraines and stress. Medical researchers and therapists have come up with...

Nurse Shortage Intervention: Strategic Planning

The problem of nurse shortage is not new to healthcare. Moreover, it becomes burning in critical and intensive care units where the workload is high, and nurses observe an increased risk of burnout (Pastores & Kvetan, 2015). Nurse shortage has a negative impact not only on nurses themselves. It also...

Conflict Management in Healthcare Teams

Introduction The well-coordinated work of junior medical personnel in a care setting is the essential component of effective treatment and positive patient outcomes. Nevertheless, conflicts in the workplace arise in the healthcare environment, and their consequences can be negative both for participants themselves and colleagues. In order to resolve possible...

The Importance of Guidelines in Hospitals

Synopsis The Purpose of the study This study sought to showcase the importance of developing and disseminating guidelines in hospitals regarding different hospital procedures. The discussion mainly focuses on Mechanical Ventilation (MV) guidelines (Eldh, Vogel, Soderberg, Blomqvist & Wengstrom, 2013). Research Hypotheses There are no national guidelines for mechanical ventilation...

Telehealth for Cardiac Patients: Change Model

The problem of an excessively high level of readmission among patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) determines the need to find an actual solution. One of the ways of nursing intervention is the use of the telehealth monitoring system, an innovative therapy aimed at helping patients through an educational program....

Healthcare: “Leadership Styles and Theories” by Giltinane

Introduction The article by Giltinane (2013) explains some of the most popular leadership styles and theories to highlight important distinctions between them, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. The author introduces the topic of leadership in clinical settings, noting that it can be used to enhance performance and achieve...

Climate Change as Health Determinant: Policy Brief

Governments should implement powerful policies and programs to address the health challenges affecting their people. Various issues affect the medical outcomes of individuals negatively. Such concerns should be mitigated using advanced strategies to improve people’s quality of life. The targeted issue for this discussion is that of climate change. Issue...

Conflict and Stress in Hospital Nursing

Introduction Conflict is an unavoidable consequence in healthcare teams working in high-stress environments. If not appropriately managed, conflict can cause severe dysfunction and poor results in the workplace. Conflict can arise due to an interpersonal relationship or inadequate management. However, with strong leadership, conflict can also be used as an...

Barriers to Healthcare Services in Rural Areas of the US

There are several possible barriers to healthcare services for the population living in rural areas. These include barriers related to the provision of staff with regard to an adequate number of professionals to perform nursing activities, the career prospects and professional development of the staff, and equipment available for healthcare...

Time as a Wasted Resource in Healthcare

Unfortunately, the resources that can be used to improve patients’ physical or mental condition are not always used in the most effective manner, and this is why there is a lot of things to be improved. Speaking about the most outstanding examples of wasted resources or wasted efforts in healthcare,...

Healthcare Insurance as Moral Test of Government

“It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy, and the...

Motorcycle Helmet Law as Public Health Policy

Healthcare employees’ efforts on the improvement of people’s health are not limited by the hospital environment. Frequently, it is necessary to collaborate with a state official to implement crucial health reforms. The present paper discusses one of such essential policies, namely, the need to enforce the motorcycle helmet law in...

Prescription Medications: Legislator Communication

To Representative Jim Boyd, I am writing to voice my support for the recent HB-21 proposal bill that you have submitted to the Florida House of Representatives. The issue of addiction to opioids and prescription medications has been a growing concern in the state. Recently published statistics indicate that 9,784...

Obesity Healthcare Policy Presentation

The duties of healthcare workers are not limited by their professional practice at hospitals or other institutions. In many cases, these specialists need to take action at a different level to ensure that the population’s health is out of danger. The paper presents the introduction of a healthcare policy that...

Banner Health Network’s Organizational Analysis

Banner Health Network (BHN) ranks among the top largest not-for-profit hospital networks in the US. The system operates 29 facilities – under full ownership and leasehold – providing a range of services, including hospice care, family clinics, and nursing registries, among others (Banner Health Care, 2013). It also offers home-based...

Conflict Resolution in Nursing Work Environment

Introduction Nursing is a high-stress profession that requires working with patients and other staff in stressful environment that can lead to conflict. Such situations can easily cause a loss of focus and disrupt the care process which needs to be efficient and organized in a hospital setting. Conflicts can emerge...

Conflict Resolution in the Nursing Workplace

Introduction Conflict is an unavoidable and persistent phenomenon in the nursing practice. Nurse leaders undergo extensive training on conflict management and resolution. However, different problems arise in the workplace and some may lead to conflicts. Therefore, nurse managers should be prepared to handle any arising conflicts to ensure that such...

Critical Care Unit’s Strategic Analysis

The SWOT Analysis Grid Strengths Weaknesses Effectively trained personnel. Availability of material resources and innovative equipment. High-quality care. Low average mortality rates. Compliance with the critical care unit’s norms, codes, and policies. Application of evidence-based practices. Shortages in relation to nursing staff. Ineffective schedules and high workloads. High nurse-to-patient ratios....

“Leadership Styles and Theories. Nursing Standard” by Giltinane

Introduction The concept of leadership styles and the way that they are manifested in real-life situations is among popular topics in the field of nursing research. The article by Giltinane (2013) explores this research topic and adds to the existing knowledge by reviewing previous researchers’ findings and generalizing on the...

Affordable Care Act Replacement: Public Policy Meeting

Purpose The issue of health insurance has been debated in the U.S. legal environment for quite a while, yet the policy that could potentially replace it has not been defined fully. In the course of the meeting between the Kaiser Health News correspondents, the opportunities that the Affordable Care Act...

Medication Ordering Policy for Florida Nurses

Florida Senate Bill 0210 Senate Bill 0210 was filed to the Florida Senate in September 2015 by Senator Denise Grimsley. In general, the bill is about providing advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) and physician assistants (PAs) with the right to prescribe controlled substances. It proposes several amendments to existing laws....

Healthcare Industry Today and Its Key Drivers

What are the key drivers within the healthcare industry today for which HIT leaders must align their mission, vision, and strategy? Nowadays, the healthcare industry finds itself in a rather turbulent environment, which shapes the decision-making process for HIT leaders. Some of the key industry-level drivers that should be taken...

Administrative Waste in the US Healthcare System

One of the major wasteful tendencies in the United States health care system is the phenomenon that is known as the administrative waste. In fact, Himmelstein, Woolhandler, and Wolfe (2003) stated that “The U.S. wastes more on health care bureaucracy than it would cost to provide health care to all...

Cultural and Linguistic Competence Policy Assessment

Introduction The Cultural Competence and Linguistic Competence Policy Assessment (CLCPA) is a self-assessment test designed to support community health centers. It is focused on improving health care access and utilization, enhancement of the service quality for culturally diverse and underserved communities, and promotion of linguistic and cultural competence as crucial...

Diversity in Educational Context and Nursing

The word ‘diversity’, when used within an educational context, encompasses a large number of concepts that describe different aspects of diversity education. These terms include multicultural education, antiracist education, ethnic studies, social justice education, multi-lingual education, integration, and many others, and together they propagate that all people, regardless of their...

American, New Zealand, and British Health Spending

Comparing of US and New Zealand health care systems Comparing the health care systems of the US and New Zealand, it seems important to note that they are rather different. Even though both countries make their efforts to continuously enhance health care access and quality for patients, New Zealand seems...

Clinician Search Behaviors and Search Engine Design

The article “Clinician Search Behaviors” studies how users are able to search for specific medical terms and how their method of searching is dependent on the design of the search engine and how its usability directly affects their ability to successfully search for the proper types of records they are...

Constructive Conflict Resolution in Health Care

Introduction The contentious potential of the health care industry is manifested at all levels of the life of the society. Conflict interaction and conflict resolution in health care are the subjects of numerous studies in different scientific areas (Patton, 2014). Conflicts in the health care system as well as in...

Quality Improvement in the Hospital Settings

Background Information For this assessment, I conducted an interview with the Quality Assurance professional and attended committee meeting devoted to error analysis in a hospital setting where I work as a nurse. As a result, I received an opportunity to find out the peculiarities of the quality improvement process. In...

Critical Decision Making: Mike’s Case

Case description Mike, who works as the lab technician, was warned about his lateness by the manager. In case the situation remains the same, Mike would be fired. For this reason, he is in a hurry now as he needs this job very much. However, while entering the hospital, he...

Medication Ordering Policy in Florida

Florida Senate Bill 210 Senate Bill 210 allows the advanced nurse practitioners to obtain a DEA license necessary for prescribing controlled substances. The bill also recognizes all responsibilities following the permission, such as applying penalties for violation of regulations by other licensed professionals to advanced NPs. Essentially, with the Bill...

Mental Health Policy and Its Stakeholders

When considering the policy for mental health awareness training for a correctional institution, the obvious stakeholders include the staff and management. Their direct cooperation would be required for the change, and they would benefit from the outcomes. Indeed, the staff would become equipped with the skills that they need, and...

Healthcare Economics and Nursing Practice

Micro- and macroeconomic considerations can be pertinent to healthcare. Microeconomic factors refer to the individual or organizational conditions that tend to affect supply and demand (Allender, Rector, & Warner, 2014; Hammaker, Knadig, & Tomlinson, 2016). For example, an individual’s or a family’s income may affect their access to healthcare or...

Staffing Impact on Care Quality in Nursing Homes

Change Theory Utilized The proposed intervention involves a significant change in the workplace, which requires the use of an effective theoretical framework to guide the transformations. Lippitt’s theory will be employed to implement the intervention in question. Mitchell (2013) argues that this theoretical paradigm is the most applicable in the...

US Healthcare System and Quality Improvement

What does it mean to go from a volume-based to value-based healthcare environment? Transitioning from a volume-based to a value-based health care environment is a change that is expected to occur in the close future in the U.S. health care system (Bristol & Joshi, 2014). Nowadays, the U.S. health care...

Health Care Quality Models in the USA

Introduction Health care quality assessment and improvement is a continuous process that has always been pivotal in health care delivery. Every new system of quality measurement is aimed to eliminate the errors which the previous system neglected. Quality in health care can be defined as a pursuit of excellence in...

Patient-Centered Care Model and Its Benefits

Introduction The paper targets to discuss the patient-centered care model the effective application of which can improve the outcomes of the healthcare delivery significantly. The concept of patient-centered care implies both performance and cost-related benefits. Hence, it is critical to analyze the elements that this model comprises and the key...

Patients’ Finances Waste in the US Healthcare

It is a known fact that the United States is one of the worlds’ leading countries according to the cost of the medial bills. The prices of healthcare services are severely inflated, and this tendency results in the waste of the patients’ finances. In other words, the procedures that can...

Wasted Resources and Efforts in Healthcare System

Healthcare system in the USA may have experienced some significant changes in the recent years, but it still has not solved the problem of wasted resources and efforts. This problem was addressed in various studies; the analyses have shown that billions of dollars are wasted every year (Berwick & Hackbarth,...

Patient-to-Nurse Ratio Legislation

My Personal/Professional Strategies to Increase My Power According to Abood’s (2007) article, “if one is up to stand for the changes in the health care system, it is going to take authority, determination, time, and dynamism, along with the makings of a politician” (para. 4). Acquiring political awareness seems to...

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Strategic Analysis

Strengths Boston Children’s Hospital has an organizational culture that enhances the health and social wellbeing of all employees within and outside the workplace. The cultural approach helps in determining the right balance between work life and the motivation of employees to give their best. The facility can provide the necessary...

Health Economics in the United States

What is the role of the government in financing U.S healthcare? How is this role determined? The role of the US government in financing U.S healthcare is tri-fold. It is determined largely by economic considerations and rationales for government actions. The objectives of government influence in U.S healthcare are as...

Healthcare Finance Factors & Nursing Practice

Multiple factors can have an impact on healthcare finance, including socioeconomic and sociopolitical ones. An example of a socioeconomic phenomenon that defines the financial decisions of individuals and families is socioeconomic status. It tends to have a notable impact on an individual’s decision to use healthcare services, as well as...

The Affordable Care Act and Its Future Paradigm

Introduction The present paper is devoted to the discussion of healthcare policy development, implementation, and its relation to healthcare professionals and uses the example of the Affordable Care Act. Access to affordable healthcare has been an ongoing problem for the United States health system, and the coverage options were expected...

Continuing Labor and Delivery Services in the Hospital

After much consideration and extensive interview of stakeholders, I recommend reconsidering the termination of labor and delivery services in our hospital. There are two main reasons for this. First, as you are well aware, the in the historically underserved region with the closest hospital providing similar services located 80 miles...

Community Hospital’s Financial Management

Identifying the Problem The community hospital experienced a reduction in revenue, which was more pronounced in the outpatient department. The hospital had experienced a 15% drop in revenue compared to the previous year. The problem was closely related to both administrative and system issues. There seemed to be a problem...

Patients and Families’ Experiences in Hospitals

The guarantee of unique and successful experiences of patients and their families in hospitals is a priority for healthcare providers and administrators (Cliff, 2012). In their report, Balik, Conway, Zipperer, and Watson (2011) discuss specific drivers of the exceptional patients’ experience that should be taken into account and addressed in...

Clinical Waste in the United States’ Healthcare

According to Sahni et al. (2015), clinical waste is one of the most common types of healthcare waste in the United States. In particular, this type of waste refers to the inefficient prevention. Differently put, the health care system in the United States does not implement the best practices commonly...

Overtreatment as Wasted Resources in US Healthcare

When I look through critique articles addressing modern health care system, I often notice the word ‘overtreatment’. Although different authors approach this topic differently, I have also assumed that this problem has a much bigger impact than we think. Overtreatment can be linked to physician’s profit or inefficiency of the...

Cultural Diversity in Healthcare Professions

Cultural Diversity in Healthcare Professions The high level of racial and ethnic minority representation in the health workforce is the indicator of the organizational cultural competence and the major prerequisite for the prevention of disparities in health care provision (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services...

Nursing Administration and Shared Governance

Abstract The paper delves into the functioning of the healthcare sector and provides the analysis of suggested cases related to some of the emergency department and major concerns of shared governance. The work revolves around the ways to help specialists find new sources of power while working in terms of...

Foley Catheter Use and Change Implementation

SWOTT Analysis SWOTT Table. Proposed change: an education program that will aim to enhance the professionals’ knowledge about the use of the Foley catheter. Assessment findings Strengths Capacity to address resistance issues (Meddings et al., 2013); Capacity to generate a feeling of community and togetherness. Weaknesses Inability to work in...

The Healthy People 2020 Program and Its Objectives

Healthy People 2020 is a set of public health objectives which was created to improve the quality of the nation’s heath by identifying problematic areas, providing measurable objectives, and tracking the progress to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention activities (Phase I Report, 2008, p. 8). Phase I Report outlines the...

Obamacare, Its Advantages and Disadvantages

Introduction The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a law regulating the provision of health care to U.S. citizens that were adopted in 2010. The law became widely known as ‘Obamacare’ because the reforms in the healthcare system were proposed by Barack Obama, and they provoked many debates in society. The...

Health and Nursing Workforce in the Future

“A Workforce for the Future” Summary A short article by Donnelly (2015) is focused on nurse education and how it may affect labor force in the future. It is also necessary to mention that the demand for nurses that are well-educated has been increasing because they can provide services of...

Obamacare and Future Healthcare Policies in the US

The future of health policies in the United States is a topic that has been actively discussed over the last few years. Affordable Care Act (ACA) was introduced in 2010, but it stays controversial to this day. It is evident that there is no consensus on this topic, and many...

American Healthcare Structure and Nursing Challenges

The American Health Care Structure The healthcare structures in various countries differ by their basic characteristics, the service systems, insurance schemes, payment methods, and the extent of the government’s involvement in the system. In the USA, the state offers a few publicly funded health care programs – Medicare and Medicaid....

Evidence-Based Practice in the Clinical Setting

There is no doubt that organizational factors have a significant effect on the quality of care. In order to improve the quality of care, it is important to recognize the role evidence-based practice models play in today’s healthcare settings. An evidence-based practice model which fits the clinical settings will ensure...

Measuring and Improving Patient Outcomes

Larkin Community Hospital (LCH), in which I currently work, is a for-profit organization accredited by the Joint Commission. LCH is situated in Miami-Date County. The hospital is physician-owned and currently employs 895 people (Cedar Lake Ventures, 2015). The status of one of the best medical units in the state of...

Maryland Hospital: Health IT Legislation and Regulations

Introduction This memo is an analysis of the Health IT Legislation and regulations in the Maryland Hospital in the United States. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 offers the health sector the opportunity to introduce programs that promote health care safety, quality, and...

Change and Communication Strategies in Healthcare

Strategy Would the strategy best facilitate change for the short or long term and why? Change strategy 1: Discourse According to Norman, discourse change strategy works best for the completion of short-term targets such as communicating the need for change to employees (2013). At the early stages, this strategy assists...

Acute Care Hospitals

It is possible to distinguish between different types of healthcare structures, such as functional, divisional, service line, integrated, matrix, and shared governance structures. Depending on their structure, healthcare organizations choose models according to which the care is provided (Schenck & Alcorn, 2012). These models can be general, such as biomedical,...

Clinical Activity: Emergency Preparedness Plan

The clinic launches and maintains an Emergency Preparedness Program intended to manage the aftermath of natural catastrophes or other disasters that disrupt the clinic’s ability to provide care. Hospitals are required to have an emergency operations plan that describes how a facility will respond to and recover from all hazards....

Prevention of Complications and PICC Line Reinsertions

Simple SWOTT Analysis Proposed change:Prevention of Complications and PICC line Reinsertions in Kendall Regional Medical Center SWOTT Assessment findings Strengths: Skilled leaders Effective management system Kendall Regional Medical Center has competent leaders and nurses. The organization’s management system supports every person’s welfare. Weaknesses: Reduced coordination Poor policy/change implementation processes The...

The Arnold Palmer Hospital’s Process Flow Chart

Introduction In reference to the flow chart and process improvement strategies, the flow chart may need improvements on various points. According to the paper Strategy Process (n.d), this improvement could be in line with the strategic vision of the hospital to remain one of the most competitive hospitals to provide...

Patient Safety Standards and Healthcare Policies

Dear Mr. President, Thank you for the opportunity to contact you and share my views on the topic that is widely discussed by many Americans. I recognize and respect your decision to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 that is also known as Obamacare....

Patient Safety Policy Proposal

Dear Mr. President, You have announced the start of numerous reforms in the US healthcare system, which is likely to result in the considerable improvement of the system and public health. Being a healthcare professional, I understand that certain changes are vital. One of these is associated with patient safety...

Nursing Accountability as an Institutional Policy

Policy Chart Policy Type Summary of the Policy (in your own words) Explain if the policy is effective and provide a rationale Describe the financial outcomes of the policy Provide examples of policy violations National The affordable care act is rolled by the national government to guarantee care to all...

Nosocomial Infections as Threats to Quality Processes

A diagram of fishbone The high rate of nosocomial infections, e.g., catheter-associated UTIs (CAUTIs), indicates a process failure at the Kendall Regional Medical Center. The possible root causes of hospital-acquired infections in the facility are illustrated in the Fishbone diagram below. Summary A rise in hospital-acquired infections, including CAUTIs, is...

Quality and Education Outcomes in Healthcare and Business

Introduction Measuring outcomes in the healthcare industry are critical to guarantee that patients receive high-quality care that contributes to the improvement of their health. The process of outcomes measurement can be realized concerning such areas as education, clinical practice, business, and policy. The purpose of this paper is to examine...

UK vs. US Healthcare Systems and Disparities

Introduction The healthcare system of the United States is considered strong and effective in its efforts to serve the population and is ranked tenth in the world (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). Nevertheless, it is always important to compare existing systems for identifying challenges and barriers to successful...

Nurse’s Interpersonal Conflict with Colleagues

Conflict Introduction Work in a hospital setting often exposes nurses and other employees to stress which may be further exacerbated by conflicts (Moreland & Apker, 2016). Thus, it is vital for nurses to identify such conflicts and find possible strategies for their resolution, as outcomes of this issue may impact...

Nevada and Miami Healthcare Funding

Analyzing Data from Nevada, Clark County In terms of the analysis of primary health care centers, the nationwide funding of Health Center Program is approximately four and a half-billion dollars in 2016. The number of distinct grantees and distinct grants is nearly the same equaling almost 1,500. In HHS region...

Healthcare Collaboration and Employee Satisfaction

Introduction Organizational environment is one of the healthcare aspects that relies on interpersonal relationship climate. In turn, these relationships can be built using integrating quality, safety, and collaboration into practice. One of the examples that can be mentioned here is employee satisfaction and turnover rate. It may recurrently happen that...

Continuous Quality Improvement

Quality is the extent at which health care service produces a desired outcome whereas quality improvement is an ongoing process to quality assessment of data about a service in ways that improve the processes by which services are provided to patients (Katzir, Cernes, Biro, Barnea, & Ziv-Ner, 2015) During my...

Minimizing Dysfunctional Behaviors

Health care organizations have to encounter dysfunctional situations that disrupt crucial workplace processes. The most common scenarios include self-defeating behaviors, toxic mentoring, etc.; as a rule, the specified behavior changes usually occur during merging, downsizing, and restructuring. Health care providers often speculate regarding their negative feelings at a workplace and...

Natural Resources Regulation and Its Health Impact

Health is a complicated issue that is influenced by a diversity of factors. For example, apart from the individual behaviors and peculiarities of a person, health is determined by social and economic as well as physical environments. While individual peculiarities cannot be changed, environment regulation has potential for reducing health...

The Evolving Role of Managed Care

The United States spends a larger percentage of GDP on healthcare than any other developed nation, but scores on the lower end of all quality and effectiveness indicators. This leads to a national dialogue on how to promote and innovate healthcare while doing it in a most efficient manner, both...

Healthcare Delivery System and Barriers in the US

The healthcare delivery system in the United States is undergoing a rapid and comprehensive change in recent years. Its primary objectives are to ensure citizens are able to receive healthcare services for any medical issue, enable equity in access to these services, and increase levels of insurance and quality. However,...

Emergency Department of West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Introduction Quality improvement initiatives in nursing are aligned with the National Quality Strategy goals of better care, healthy people and communities, and affordable care; therefore, the participation of nurses in forward-thinking projects is a key to refining the process of delivering health care in the US (Weston & Roberts, 2013)....

The Healthy People 2020 Agenda, Its Pros and Cons

Introduction Healthy People 2020 is a governmental organization that is aimed at improving the level of American citizens’ lives. It presents a certain plan that medical workers and regular people should follow to make their country’s population’s lives longer and happier. The following paper will discuss and cover particular reasons...

Leadership in Human Resource and Critical Care Departments

Healthcare administrators use a wide range of resources, knowledge, and tools to improve patient satisfaction (Chagolla, Keats, & Fulton, 2013). They can also consider various concepts in healthcare practice whenever supporting the diverse needs of their clients and followers. The concept of collaboration has been supported by many nursing and...

Health Information Exchange Model Implementation

Healthcare reform is an evidence-based process aimed at improving the quality of medical services available to different people. The social, economic, and technological developments experienced in the world today continue to inform policy changes in different sectors, including health. This discussion proposes an evidence-based model for implementing a change aimed...

Healthcare Human Resource Management

In the current socio-economic environment, health care is undergoing substantial innovation. Human resource (HR) development and management have become central to the operations of any organization. The process of efficient health care service delivery which begins with health systems inputs depends on human factors such as employees and patients. A...

US Healthcare Delivery Structure and Its Elements

Introduction The United States health care delivery system is complex and massive, especially because it is not a system in the true sense; it is named a system when several characteristics, components, and services are referred. The collection of institutions and persons involved in health care include research institutions, medical...

Trinity Community Hospital’s Development Program

Introduction People use health care facilities for various reasons including curing illness and complications of health care problems among others; all this is done to improve the quality of life. By studying the national trends, policy and regulations on community health facilities in the US, it becomes possible to facilitate...

Quality of Service Provided in Private Hospitals

The Status of quality services provided in private hospitals In the case of any health problems people usually face two choices, namely attending public or private hospitals. In the vast majority of cases, people chose the public sector as it is cheaper than the private one. However, private hospitals provide...

Clinical Health Services Management

Introduction In the process of providing healthcare services in a clinical setting, decision-making is a vital process, which guides the approaches to clinical decision-making towards the delivery of the required services to a patient. Decision-making involves many disciplines and resources, which include the practitioners’ knowledge and skills, the availability of...

Organizational Culture within a Hospital Environment

Introduction The human factor in an organization plays a significant role in the formulation of its culture. Therefore, managers and workers need to realize and uphold the significance of values and philosophies that drive an organization towards its success. Understanding and developing an effective organizational culture in the healthcare industry...

Paper Medical Records’ Limitations

The emergence of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems rendered the traditional Paper Medical Records (PMRs) obsolete. In the twenty-first century, streamlined flow and sharing of patient information are vital for disease diagnosis, monitoring, control, and treatment. The use of traditional paper records impedes the attainment of the above objective...

US Drug Regulation and Control Measures

Controlled substances are clearly defined within the legal frameworks of the United States. They are regarded as chemicals or drugs whose production, use, and possession is under the control of the government (Gabay, 2013). Such products are subject to legislative regulations (Gabay, 2013). An illegal drug, on the other hand,...

Duke Children’s Hospital Business Processes

Introduction This paper reviews of the Internal Business Process Perspective (IBPP) at Duke Children’s Hospital as measured by the balanced scorecard approach. Here, it is critical to start by defining the balanced scorecard approach. This is primarily a strategy-based tool that aligns or merges the activities of an enterprise to...

Health and Healthcare Policy

Many people have a different view on healthcare policy today. A person will often prefer to purchase over the counter medicine as opposed to queuing for a doctor’s prescription in a general hospital (Parkin 2009, P 44). With the changing times, people are more consumerist choosing to exercise the power...