Predict whether or not embracing the Continuity of Care Record (CCR) standard will either benefit or damage MinuteClinic’s overall profitability. Visualize three (3) patient issues that may arise as a result of implementing an electronic record that can be easily transferred from clinic to physician. Next, propose a plan to proactively address any one (1) of the patient issues that you identified. Justify your response.
Examine and evaluate the effectiveness and usability of Total Quality Management (TQM) in ambulatory care settings. Identify one (1) potential challenge facing an ambulatory care organization of your choosing and explain how Total Quality Management may help to resolve the potential challenge.
The issue of rising prescription drug costs has garnered a significant amount of discourse in recent years. The Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act (Medicare Part D) established a prescription drug program for Medicare and provided drug coverage for Medicare enrollees. The Act expressly prohibited Medicare from negotiating drug prices with pharmaceutical companies. The lack of negotiations between Medicare and the pharmaceutical companies has been cited as a major factor in the increased costs of prescription drugs for Medicare enrollees. Formulate an argument where you either support or challenge the effectiveness of allowing price negotiations between Medicare and drug […]
You have been asked by your supervisor to develop a plan to recruit for 10 nursing positions for your hospital. She wants you to use both internal and external recruiting sources. Activity: Discuss the different types of recruitment sources you will be using for this plan. Be specific. Identify and advantage and disadvantage of internal and external recruiting sources.
Your nephew cannot decide what type of physician he would like to be. He is currently in a premedical program, completing his undergraduate education. He is confused by whether he should pursue an MD degree or a DO degree. He asked you, an HR manager, to explain the difference between the two types of medical education. Activity: Explain the difference between Doctor of Medicine and Doctor or Osteopathic Medicine.
Prepare a community engagement and mobilization strategy for an emergency response plan for an outbreak of the Ebola virus. Your strategy should clearly state a step-by-step approach that ensures that communities are engaged to have an active role alongside authorities and health agencies in the plan to rapidly respond to the threat of the spread of the disease. The strategy should use headings for each stage of engagement, consultation, participation, organisation, capacity building, action and possibly empowerment. Explain your decision to use either a top-down and/or bottom-up approach.