You are the president of a multi hospital system that is growing at a rapid pace. There are strains on resources, and pressures to find new ways to achieve an economic scale in operations. In a meeting with the staff, a suggestion was made to look overseas for two services the system normally did internally. The first was to consider outsourcing the reading of radiological images to an India-based radiology company. They would have radiologists available 24/7, and the images can be sent to them digitally. There would be a 50% savings and would eliminate the need an on-call radiologist […]
Review Review Topics and Sample Questions Describe how ethical theories can assist health professionals in making decisions regarding patients’ health. Utilitarianism What is the principle of utility? How is Utilitarianism a teleological theory versus a deontological theory? Describe the cost-benefit analysis one might employ when making a decision based on Utilitarian principles. What are the three different “kinds” of Utilitarianism? Describe each one. Describe the following sentence as it relates to Utilitarianism: One can suffer greatly to increase the happiness of many. Kant’s Ethics What is a maxim? How must maxims satisfy the categorical imperative in order to be considered […]
Much of what we think about food and body image in the U.S. is influenced by the Media and corporations who are trying to sell us something such as Food, Diet Aids to get rid of the effects of too much food, or products such as clothing, swimsuits, autos, and other products that according to what we see on TV, magazines and the Internet ads – have something to do with good looking people with bodies suitable for modeling. 1- That said – I would like you to “tell your story” about what you feel/believe is the truth in your […]
Monitoring population health status is a central public health activity. A variety of survey systems, such as the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), as well as state and national reporting systems, such as the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), and National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS), provide public health practitioners with the ability to assess health trends, identify and respond to emerging health hazards, and guide development of interventions and policies that address serious health conditions such as obesity, smoking, and diabetes. With the […]
The primary goal of public health is to affect population health and ensure a healthy community. How might you see public health nurses using web-based tools to reach, manage, and educate populations of patients residing in targeted communities?
Review the following article: http://healthitsecurity.com/2014/11/05/five-hipaa-omnibus-compliance-myths/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. In your summary of this article, discuss the how HIPAA has changed and why HIPAA compliance is becoming more challenging.