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Kelly Tankard, Thomas D Acciavatti, Joshua C Vacanti, Mahyar Heydarpour, Sascha S Beutler, Hugh L Flanagan, Richard D Urman
Operating rooms (ORs) are an important source of hospital revenue, and utilization rate is a key determinant of OR efficiency. Multiple factors contribute to OR underutilization, and OR managers may have biased views about which factors contribute most to OR underutilization. We examined various factors leading to OR underutilization at one academic tertriary care center. Data were collected retrospectively from over a 12-month period. Contribution to OR underutilization was measured in terms of hours of OR underutilization...
March 23, 2018: Health Care Manager
Chad N Loes, Mary B Tobin
The shortage of nursing professionals in the United States is unquestionable. This shortage, which is predicted to continue into the foreseeable future, is a particularly salient problem within the nursing profession. This is especially true for long-term care facility administrators who not only are faced with the challenge of increasing numbers of aging residents but also regularly struggle with turnover among more cost-effective nursing staff, such as licensed practical nurses (LPNs). The primary purpose of this study was to examine whether perceived interpersonal conflict influences organizational commitment among LPNs...
March 23, 2018: Health Care Manager
Mahsa Shakour, Nikoo Yamani, Alireza Yousefi
Given the special importance of medical professionalism, a successful faculty development strategy not only teaches professionalism in cognitive domain but also creates practical instructors who can act as role models for students. This study proposed to identify themes that can explain effective factors in teaching and learning professionalism among medical teachers. The study was qualitative. Twenty-four experts in medical education participated in the study from all medical universities of Iran. Data gathering was performed via semistructured interviews...
March 23, 2018: Health Care Manager
Kendall Cortelyou-Ward, Timothy Rotarius, Jed C Honrado
Mental ill-health is a public health threat that is prevalent throughout the United States. Tens of millions of Americans have been diagnosed along the continuum of mental ill-health, and many more millions of family members and friends are indirectly affected by the pervasiveness of mental ill-health. Issues such as access and the societal stigma related to mental health issues serve as deterrents to patients receiving their necessary care. However, technological advances have shown the potential to increase access to mental health services for many patients...
March 19, 2018: Health Care Manager
Bonita Sasnett, Susie T Harris, Shelly White
Health services management interns become practice facilitators for primary care clinics interested in pursuing patient-centered recognition for their practice. This experience establishes a collaborative relationship between the university and clinic practices where students apply their academic training to a system of documentation to improve the quality of patient care delivery. The case study presents the process undertaken, benefits, challenges, lessons learned, and recommendations for intern, practice mangers, and educators...
March 16, 2018: Health Care Manager
Cynthia R Niesen, Sarah J Kraft, Sonja J Meiers
Motivational interviewing (MI) is a mentoring style used in various health care settings to guide patients toward health promotion and disease management. The aims of this project were (1) to identify evidence supporting the application of MI strategies and principles by nurse leaders to promote healthful leadership development among direct-report staff and (2) to report outcomes of an educational pilot project regarding MI use for new nurse leaders. Correlations between MI and the American Organization of Nurse Executives nurse executive competencies are reviewed and summarized...
March 12, 2018: Health Care Manager
Robert C Myrtle
Perhaps in no other period in recent times have the challenges leaders face been so profound. In these times of uncertainty and turbulence, we look to leaders who create a sense of purpose, who generate feelings of trust and optimism, and who tap the passion, talent, and efforts of those so essential to the success of the organization and of the people it serves. Our research suggests that becoming the leader whom people look to and admire requires an active commitment to responding to 5 essential leadership challenges...
March 9, 2018: Health Care Manager
David J Prottas, Mary Rogers Nummelin
Douglas McGregor's conceptualization of Theory X and Theory Y has influenced management practices for almost six decades, despite the relative paucity of empirical support. This empirical study examined the relationships between health care employees' perceptions of (1) manager Theory Y and Theory X orientations; (2) work unit psychological safety, organizational citizenship behavior, and service quality; and (3) the employing entity. The study used survey data from more than 3500 employees of a large US health care system and analyzed them using confirmatory factor and hierarchical regression analyses...
March 9, 2018: Health Care Manager
Brandon Bowling, David Newman, Craig White, Ashley Wood, Alberto Coustasse
Decreasing health care expenditures has been one of the main objectives of the Affordable Care Act. To achieve this goal, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been tasked with experimenting with provider reimbursement methods in an attempt to increase quality, while decreasing costs. The purpose of this research was to study the effects of the Affordable Care Act on physician reimbursement rates from CMS to determine the most cost-effective method of delivering health care services. The CMS has experimented with payment methods in an attempt to increase cost-effectiveness...
March 9, 2018: Health Care Manager
Minsoo Jung
Active discussions are underway on whether or not the absence or insufficiency of communication is a decisive factor affecting hesitancy with regard to vaccines. Low-quality services such as insufficient communication can lead to an increase in the population postponing vaccinations in countries without deficiencies in vaccine procurement. This study examines the strategies and tasks of health communication in relation to vaccinations. Social networking services (SNSs) are major channels of health communication in responding to infectious diseases...
March 8, 2018: Health Care Manager
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April 2018: Health Care Manager
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April 2018: Health Care Manager
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January 2018: Health Care Manager
Charles R McConnell
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January 2018: Health Care Manager
Fateme Bahador, Roxana Sharifian, Payam Farhadi, Abdosaleh Jafari, Mohtram Nematolahi, Nasrin Shokrpour
This study aimed to develop and test a research model that examined 7effective factors on the effectiveness of laboratory information system (LIS) through strategic planning. This research was carried out on total laboratory staff, information technology staff, and laboratory managers in Shiraz (a city in the south of Iran) teaching hospitals by structural equation modeling approach in 2015. The results revealed that there was no significant positive relationship between decisions based on cost-benefit analysis and LIS functionality with LIS effectiveness, but there was a significant positive relationship between other factors and LIS effectiveness...
January 2018: Health Care Manager
Patricia Sacconi, Pamela Glover, Robert Marriot, David P Paul, Alberto Coustasse
After many delays, the United States finally implemented the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification/Procedural Coding System on October 1, 2015, bringing the United States into line with other industrialized nations, most of which had been using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision for many years. We outline the benefits and challenges to the preparatory activities of the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification/Procedural Coding System implementation for the US health care industry...
January 2018: Health Care Manager
Michael P Cary, Rasheeda K Hall, Amber L Anderson, Andrew Burd, Eleanor S McConnell, Ruth A Anderson, Cathleen S Colón-Emeric
We sought to understand strategies reported by members of the nursing home management team used to prevent falls in short-stay nursing home patients. Using Donabedian's model of structure, process, and outcomes, we interviewed 16 managers from 4 nursing homes in central North Carolina. Nursing home managers identified specific barriers to fall prevention among short-stay patients including rapid changes in functional and cognitive status, staff unfamiliarity with short-stay patient needs and patterns, and policies impacting care...
January 2018: Health Care Manager
Steven A Fasko, Bernard J Kerr, M Raymond Alvarez, Andrew Westrum
We explore the influence of the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution on the enforceability of personal services contracts for physicians. This influence extends from the ambiguous definition to the legal interpretation of personal services contracts. The courts have struggled with determining contracts to be a personal service and whether to grant injunctions for continued performance. The award or denial of damages due to a breach of contract is vested in these enforceability complications. Because of the Thirteenth Amendment's influence, courts and contracting parties will continue to struggle with physician personal services contract enforceability; although other points of view may exist...
January 2018: Health Care Manager
Timothy Rotarius
Communities are composed of many organizations. These organizations naturally form clusters based on common patterns of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the individual organizations. Each of these spontaneous clusters represents a distinct knowledge base. The health care knowledge base is shown to be the natural leader of any community. Using the Central Florida region's 5 knowledge bases as an example, each knowledge base is categorized as a distinct type of stakeholder, and then a specific stakeholder management strategy is discussed to facilitate managing both the cooperative potential and the threatening potential of each "knowledge base" stakeholder...
January 2018: Health Care Manager
Niharika Bhardwaj, Bezawit Wodajo, Anthony Spano, Symaron Neal, Alberto Coustasse
Population health management and specifically chronic disease management depend on the ability of providers to prevent development of high-cost and high-risk conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, and chronic respiratory diseases and to control them. The advent of big data analytics has potential to empower health care providers to make timely and truly evidence-based informed decisions to provide more effective and personalized treatment while reducing the costs of this care to patients. The goal of this study was to identify real-world health care applications of big data analytics to determine its effectiveness in both patient outcomes and the relief of financial burdens...
January 2018: Health Care Manager
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