The St. Clare Hospital was founded in 1988. In the past few years, the revenues have dropped steadily to a point where CEO James Edwards is considering cost control to improve the organization’s bottom line. Mr. Edwards understands physicians play a critical role in controlling cost, but they do not have a great interest in cooperating with him to sustain the viability of the hospital. Mr. Edwards decides to hire Wendy Jones as the chief operating officer and empower her to cut costs for the hospital. The first measure taken by Ms. Jones is to outsource the interpretation of imaging […]
You have been promoted to the role of office manager of a healthcare administration company. Prior to your assuming this role, you learn that the previous manager was lackluster and allowed employee morale and performance to go downhill. In your first few days on the job, you notice this behavior firsthand; there are a number of unproductive and nonperforming employees. Some employees perform their job functions slowly and inefficiently, while others perform as little work as possible. Some come in late to work, or take long breaks and lunches. There is no system of accountability, nor are there rewards in […]
Visit your local health department either in person or via their website and find out how it is structured. In addition, please describe how the department in addressing a local health issue. Document your findings as a 250 word essay that includes the following information: What is the structure of the department, organizational chart List the activities and services of the department Give details of one of their programs Discuss any resources the department has for the community
Write Part 3, the final section of the Proposal, adding the following critical elements: •The proposal begins with the revised Unit 3 and Unit 5 Assignment based on all instructor feedback. •Includes a detailed explanation of the role of the senior level informatacist in disaster planning, implementation, public education, and disaster plan evaluation. •Includes the operational and financial change model, including a budget and funding source. •Ends with a conclusion about how the disaster plan will be put to work in the real world.
You are a member of the senior hospital administration. You become aware of a problem involving a long-time and well-respected employee, as well as the supervisor of said employee. The employee in question is a social worker; a very competent and very conscientious professional. His wife has recently suffered a stroke with significant residual neurological deficit. This has resulted in the necessity that the social worker take days off to care for her; come in late or leave early to take her to medical, physical, or occupational therapy appointments; etc. It is thought that, because of these demands on his […]
Search and select two scholarly and/or peer-reviewed articles within the scope of patient safety culture and/or health care ethics. Summarize each article in one to two pages. Your paper must be two to four pages in length, with one to two pages for each article, excluding title page and reference pages. Utilize two scholarly and/or peer-reviewed articles that were published within the last five years. Document all references in APA style
Explain the importance of measurement and developing criteria for efficiency, effectiveness, performance, efficacy, and quality in health organizations. Why is this important to health leader evaluation?
Create a scenario in which the HIPAA Notice of Breach of Confidentiality form would be used. 2. Create a scenario in which the affidavit of medical records form would be used. 3. Create a scenario in which the certificate of destruction of medical records form would be used. 4. Create a scenario in which the subpoena duces teum form would be used. 5. Create a scenario in which the release of information form would be used. 6. Create a scenario in which the specialized patient record release of information form would be used. 7. Create a scenario in which the […]
Changes in Hospital Quality Associated with Hospital Value-Based Purchasing The final project will be a seven (7) page (content) written case analysis and article critique/paper on paying for health services (Chapter 3) and cost allocation (Chapter 4). The article is provided as supplemental material to gain insight on one of the many payment methods for health services. Cost allocation is a health care financial management process. The critique/paper is assigned because writing skills are important for managers, even if graphs, tables, charts, and many figures are manipulated, calculated, and possibly solved in health care organizations. The final project case and […]
Discuss why it is important for a health organization to adopt an overall information system architecture. Discuss the challenges that are associated with adopting an overall information architecture. Look at your fellow classmates’ responses and explain how their challenge can be overcome or how they can turn that challenge into something meaningful for the organization