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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984698/relative-importance-assigned-to-health-care-rationing-principles-at-the-bedside-evidence-from-a-portuguese-and-bulgarian-survey
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Micaela Moreira Pinho, Ana Pinto Borges
Activity was undertaken to develop a Prioritization Scoring Index for Portugal and Bulgaria that weights the importance given to ethical rationing principles that should guide decisions at the bedside. Data from two random samples of 355 Portuguese and 298 Bulgarian members of the public were collected from an online questionnaire. Questions asked about the level of importance given to specific issues related to patient's prioritization criteria. Responses were analyzed quantitatively with the SPSS. In the process of selecting the patient to treat, Portuguese and Bulgarian respondents seem unanimous in giving greater importance to (i) the treatment outcomes, (ii) the severity of illness, (iii) children, and (iv) patients' fragility...
October 3, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961643/hospital-value-based-purchasing-the-association-between-patient-experience-and-clinical-outcome
#2
D Rob Haley, Hanadi Hamadi, Mei Zhao, Jing Xu, Yi Wang
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 introduced a Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Total Performance Score for payment purposes and to evaluate hospital quality of care. In fiscal year 2016, Total Performance Score was composed of (1) Clinical Processes of Care, (2) Patient Experience of Care, (3) Outcome, and (4) Efficiency domains. The objective of this study was to examine the association between the Patient Experience of Care and Outcome domains. The Donabedian model of structure, process, and outcome was used as a conceptual framework for this study...
September 28, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961642/comparison-of-the-effects-of-using-physiological-methods-and-accompanying-a-doula-in-deliveries-on-nulliparous-women-s-anxiety-and-pain-a-case-study-in-iran
#3
Ramin Ravangard, Aliye Basiri, Zahra Sajjadnia, Nasrin Shokrpour
Childbirth is a great moment in a woman's life and is inevitably influenced by emotional, social, and psychological stress. This study aimed to assess the anxiety and pain level of nulliparous women giving birth using physiological methods (without doula support) during labor and those women supported by a doula at Towhid Hospital of Jam, Bushehr, Iran in 2015. In this interventional study, 150 women were randomly assigned to either an intervention (with doula support) or a control group (with no doula support)...
September 28, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961641/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-the-patient-centered-medical-home-a-critical-analysis-and-lessons-learned
#4
Jacqueline Budgen, John Cantiello
This article provides a detailed examination of the pros and cons associated with patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs). Opinions and findings from those who have studied PCMHs and those who have been directly involved with this type of health care model are outlined. Key lessons from providers are detailed, and critical success factors are highlighted. This synthesized analysis serves to lend evidence to health care managers and providers who are considering implementation of the PCMH model.
September 28, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953578/patient-centered-organizational-statements-merely-rhetoric-a-survey-of-health-care-leaders
#5
William A Nelson, Rachel C Forcino, Glyn Elwyn
Health care organizations have embraced the concept of patient-centered care, but there is concern that the mere inclusion of those words in mission and value statements does not equate to implementation at the health care delivery level. Despite initiatives to align the patient-clinician encounter with broader patient-centered values, there have been mixed results, often creating a gap between practice and the organization's stated position. This preliminary study aims to assess the extent to which patient-centered values are reflected in actual patient care...
September 26, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953577/closing-the-gap-executives-and-student-perceptions-of-leadership-characteristics-for-health-care-managers
#6
Marcea L Walter
A study was recently conducted to determine the perceptions of undergraduate health care management students regarding leadership characteristics that health care managers should possess to be successful. The results were then compared with a study that was conducted in 2012 of chief executive officers regarding their perceptions of the same leadership characteristics. The comparison of the studies was used to determine if the perceptions of the students and chief executive officers were similar or if the subjects considered different characteristics more important than others...
September 26, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953576/night-shift-work-and-its-health-effects-on-nurses
#7
Candie Books, Leon C Coody, Ryan Kauffman, Sam Abraham
The purpose of this research was to study night shift work and its health effects on nurses. This was a quantitative study using descriptive design; it also incorporated three qualitative open-ended questions to complement the study. The data were collected using Survey Monkey, with an Internet-based confidential data collection tool. The population of relevance to this study was nurses employed in hospital settings in the United States. E-mail addresses and Facebook were used to recruit participants. Results indicated that there is an increased risk of sleep deprivation, family stressors, and mood changes because of working the night shift...
September 26, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953575/going-beyond-compliance-a-strategic-framework-for-promoting-information-security-in-hospitals
#8
David J Zandona, Jon M Thompson
In the past decade, public and private organizations have experienced a significant and alarming rise in the number of data breaches. Across all sectors, there seems to be no safe haven for the protection of information. In the health care industry, the trend is even worse. Information security is at an unbelievable low point, and it is unlikely that government oversight can fix this issue. Health care organizations have ramped up their approaches to addressing the problem; however, these initiatives are often incremental rather than transformational...
September 26, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953069/e-scripts-and-cell-phones-a-blessing-or-curse
#9
Susie T Harris, Paul D Bell, Elizabeth A Baker
E-scripts have been used as part of computerized provider order entry implementation for several years now, particularly with the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Meaningful Use, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, and other laws and regulations. This case study seeks to focus on 2 specific aspects of the effect of increasing electronic technology within health care: e-prescriptions and cell phones or smartphones...
September 26, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953068/insurance-companies-adapting-to-trends-by-adopting-medical-tourism
#10
David P Paul, Tyler Barker, Angela L Watts, Ashley Messinger, Alberto Coustasse
Health care costs in the United States are rising every year, and patients are seeking new ways to control their expenditures and save money. Going abroad to receive health care is a cheaper alternative than receiving the same or similar care at home. Insurance companies are beginning to realize the benefits of medical tourism for both themselves and their beneficiaries and have therefore started to introduce medical tourism plans for their clients as an option for their beneficiaries. This research study explores the benefits and risks of medical tourism and examines the US insurance market's reaction to the trend of increasing medical tourism...
September 26, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953067/a-health-care-project-management-office-s-strategies-for-continual-change-and-continuous-improvement
#11
Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay, Monique Aubry, Marie-Claire Richer, Guylaine Cyr
Health care organizations need project and change management support in order to achieve successful transformations. A project management office (PMO) helps support the organizations through their transformations along with increasing their capabilities in project and change management. The aim of the present study was to extend understanding of the continuous improvement mechanisms used by PMOs and to describe PMO's strategies for continual change and continuous improvement in the context of major transformation in health care...
September 26, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953066/maryland-s-all-payer-health-care-system-a-light-at-the-end-of-a-tunnel
#12
Lama Bakhamis, Taeko Matsumoto, Mary Tran, David P Paul, Alberto Coustasse
The state of Maryland, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, developed the first all-payer system model in the Unites States in 1971 and 35 years later in response to financial pressures undertook to modernize this program. The focus of the modernized program was to improve overall per-capita expenditure, quality of care, and the outcome of Marylanders' health. The financial status of Maryland hospitals was declining because of the rate setting of the Health Services Cost Review Commission while hospital admission rates and spending were increasing...
September 26, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938243/creating-a-learning-culture-for-medical-consortia-in-china
#13
Guozhong He, Zimin Chen
In China's recent health care reforms, both individuals and organizations have shown an ever-growing desire and demand for new knowledge and skills. A health care delivery system (HCDS) should explore new ways for creating a learning organization (LO) and should organically combine HCDS culture construction with the LO construction to build a cultural atmosphere that is conducive to the development of the LO. This article describes the implementation phase, characteristics, and realization strategy of an HCDS construction for the ultimate purpose of enhancing HCDS cohesion, solidarity, and sustainable development...
September 21, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938242/clinical-data-warehouse-an-effective-tool-to-create-intelligence-in-disease-management
#14
Mahtab Karami, Azin Rahimi
Clinical business intelligence tools such as clinical data warehouse enable health care organizations to objectively assess the disease management programs that affect the quality of patients' life and well-being in public. The purpose of these programs is to reduce disease occurrence, improve patient care, and decrease health care costs. Therefore, applying clinical data warehouse can be effective in generating useful information about aspects of patient care to facilitate budgeting, planning, research, process improvement, external reporting, benchmarking, and trend analysis, as well as to enable the decisions needed to prevent the progression or appearance of the illness aligning with maintaining the health of the population...
September 21, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738399/use-of-smartphones-for-clinical-and-medical-education
#15
Jazmine Valle, Tyler Godby, David P Paul, Harlan Smith, Alberto Coustasse
Smartphone use in clinical settings and in medical education has been on the rise, benefiting both health care and health care providers. Studies have shown, however, that some health care facilities and providers are reluctant to switch to smartphones due to the threat of mixing personal apps with clinical care applications and the possibility that distraction created by smartphone use could lead to medication errors and errors linked to procedures, treatments, or tests. The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of smartphones in a clinical setting and for medical education, to determine their overall impact...
July 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738398/the-compatibility-of-chlorhexidine-and-a-skin-care-product-line-a-real-world-analysis-of-hospital-acquired-infection-rates
#16
Priscilla L Phillips, Daniel Young, Debashish Chakravarthy
Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) use helps reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Chlorhexidine gluconate effectiveness can be reduced by use of skin care products. Although laboratory work can be performed to prove compatibility, such work has limitations. The purpose of this study was to compare HAI rates when CHG antiseptic wipes were used in conjunction with a silicone- and micronutrient-based skin care product line (SMSP) and when CHG wipes were used without the SMSP. Using commercial distribution data, 17 hospitals that purchased both CHG wipes and SMSP were identified...
July 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738397/effects-of-self-management-education-through-telephone-follow-up-in-diabetic-patients
#17
Mahmood Namjoo Nasab, Abbas Ghavam, Abbas Yazdanpanah, Fereidoun Jahangir, Nasrin Shokrpour
It is expected that the number of people living with diabetes rise especially in low- and middle-income countries. In Iran, more than four million adults have diabetes mellitus, and self-management education is essential for effective diabetes self-care. This study aimed to investigate the effect of self-management education with telephone follow-up in diabetic patients of rural areas of Fars province in Lamerd city, Iran. In this experimental study, 64 participants were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups (32 patients for each group)...
July 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738396/accepting-leadership-responsibility-preparing-yourself-to-lead-honestly-humanely-and-effectively
#18
Charles R McConnell
Many who enter management are ready and willing to accept the benefits of their positions, but not all are readily accepting the full responsibilities of leadership. All too frequently, modern leadership seems self-serving, with the needs and desires of the leaders taking precedence over the needs of the followers and even the needs of the clients or customers. True leadership, however, should primarily benefit the followers rather than the leader. Leaders lead and followers follow for essentially the same reason-fulfillment of needs-so leaders and followers are fundamentally little different from each other...
July 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737652/case-in-health-care-management
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July 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737651/from-the-editor
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Charles R McConnell
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