Schoemaker and Gunther (2006) recommend making deliberate mistakes as ways of breaking out of ineffective or suboptimal strategy borne of flawed or outdated assumptions. They provide some guidelines for which kinds of mistakes to deliberately make, such as those with a limited cost versus the potential gain. Based on their criteria, can you think of a potential “mistake” you might suggest to your primary-care provider to improve their clinic performance? For example, you might suggest that they eliminate visit co-pays. What are the costs or harms that make this a mistake? What are the assumptions that underpin the practice? What […]
The nature of health care delivery will be different in the future due to: a rising percentage of elders in the total population. an increase in acute illnesses among the population. longer lives resulting in a higher incidence of chronic illness. both a and c.
Brainstorm Discussion Assignment: Confidentiality is key when discussing medical issues with your doctor. In the U.S., federal laws protect the privacy of health and mental health records of individuals. German law also provides privacy protection. CASE STUDY DISCUSSION ASSIGNMENT: Based on what you read in the Germanwings case study, and using the facts presented in the “Final Report”, write a strong argument for or against maintaining medical confidentiality in the airline industry. http://www.privsecblog.com/2015/04/articles/healthcare/disclosure-of-germanwings-co-pilots-medical-information-raises-tricky-privacy-concerns/
A nurse manager’s professional philosophy should take into consideration the client’s rights. Discuss the basic elements of human dignity, confidentiality, privacy, and informed consent.Provide examples of how these elements were addressed for particular patients.
I. The Birth of Baby Alyssa The light of their lives was born 12 inches long. She weighed just one pound four ounces. Her skin fit like a baggy suit. But from the moment Baby Alyssa arrived 14 weeks early, she was the biggest thing in the Shinn family’s world. Day and night, they were at her Isolette in the neonatal-intensive-care unit. They took videos that show a happy family basking in its joy and good luck. Richard, in his Dallas Cowboys jersey, strokes Alyssa’s tiny hand, no bigger than his thumbnail. In the background, Kathleen’s laughing voice can be […]
Congressional studies report that Medicare payments fall 11 percent below the cost of treating patients while private insurance patients pay 29 percent more than cost. This phenomenon is called price discrimination. the Medigap. cost-shifting. cost-plus pricing. revenue enhancing.
The dominant factor affecting medical care delivery and finance in the 1980s was the Hill-Burton Act. prospective payment for hospitals. creation of Medicare and Medicaid. the explosive growth of managed care. ERISA.