Do you agree or disagree and why? Forecasting is a process in my opinion I believe to be very important for an organization, as it helps the company run in a manner of production to properly flow. The two types of forecasting are qualitative and quantitative. Qualitative methods include mainly market research, executive opinion; qualitative methods for demand forecasting may be useful for gauging potential demand of entirely new products that have no relationship with other products and cannot be reasonably estimated statistically (Langabeer & Helton, 2016). Quantitative forecasts can be broken down into two major types: univariate and […]
Do you agree or disagree and why? Langabeer and Helton (2016) state that forecasting is “a collaborative process that estimates the volume of patients who will be served over a specific time period” (p. 107). Forecasting is a form of planning ahead for the future. Planning ahead is biblical. Proverbs 21:5 supports this when it says “Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind”. Healthcare managers need to plan ahead and also to understand forecasting. It is important for them to have a sound working knowledge of changes in activity levels over […]
1)It is possible to become a physician assistant in a distance learning program without being physically present on a campus or setting foot in a classroom. How do you think this might affect education and practice? 2)The Internet provides unparalleled informational resources for both consumers and providers of health care. This may be helpful. However, it may be quite dangerous. Please comment on the positive and negtive aspects of the availability of health-related information on the Internet. 3) Numerous medical organizations are keeping records online. Some are linking their hospital networks to the Internet. What would you propose to protect […]
Why are hackers interested in our health records? Describe what a HIPAA security breach is and what your job is if it you suspect a breach? What are the implications if our health records are not kept private? Identify what the healthcare professional’s responsibility is in these instances or others you may be aware of and want to present. Based on recent events and breaches in security by hackers ~ what are the implications if our health records are not kept private?
PJ is a 50 yo woman admitted to the ICU for acute respiratory failure following abdominal resection for colon cancer. She is 64 inches tall, and weighs 115 lbs. Prior to admission, she had lost 10 pounds over the past month. Her oral intake prior to admission was poor for at least two weeks per her caregivers. Physical exam reveals moderate muscle wasting to her temples and clavicles, and moderate bilateral edema to her legs. She is currently NPO due to ventilator status. Using the AND/ASPEN consensus statement, does she meet criteria for diagnosis of malnutrition? If so, what degree […]
You are the manager of patient registration at a community hospital. When registering patients, your staff is required to obtain insurance information. The largest employer in your town has recently changed its employee benefit plan from an indemnity plan to a managed care plan. As the manager of patient registration, you must educate your staff as to the differences in registering patients in a managed care plan versus an indemnity plan. What will be your process for obtaining co-pays? How will your staff handle cash or checks? How will you ensure that cash or check co-pays are correctly credited to […]