The concept of value (improved benefits at lower costs) is important to those who finance healthcare, including private employers, the government, and managed care organizations. Value can be increased by improving quality, reducing cost, or both. Should the government be in a central position to issue physician practice guidelines based on cost efficiency? Why or why not? Support your rationales with evidence from the literature.
Discuss the four types of medical decision making: straightforward, low complexity, moderate complexity, and high complexity. State what is needed to achieve level of Evaluation and Management (E/M) service for a new patient? An established patient?
Interfacing with vendors during systems acquistion (Healthcare) Establishing and maintaining open and active communication—both internally with stakeholders and externally with vendors—is a critical component of the system selection process, and an organization’s failure to do so can seriously compromise the acquisition of a new information system. This holds particularly true for (and can be especially challenging with) vendor-related communications, which involve conveying and eliciting a complexity of technical, organizational, and contractual information to and from the vendor as a part of the acquisition process. 1. select a specific type of health information system, research the major vendors that offer software […]
Choose one provision from the ANA Code of Ethics. How is ethical behavior an integral part of being a nurse leader? How does one display the characteristics of a role model with this provision? Does a nurse leader have an ethical foundation to inject into business practice?
Discuss effective versus dysfunctional patterns of communication among members of interdisciplinary healthcare team, and provide two examples. For example 1. Consider the interactions between a nurse and a physician at 2am when a patient requires new pain management orders. 2. consider the interaction between a nurse and a member of dietary staff when an incorrect meal tray is just about to be given to a patient; the nurse intercepts the tray before the patient receives the incorrect meal. Use the examples to build on your discussion of effective vs. dysfunctional