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Jullet A Davis
For many service-oriented firms, knowledge is a key commodity, and the process by which knowledge is codified is critical for firm survival. The administrator or top manager acts as the repository and disseminator of organizational knowledge. The purpose of this project is to examine the association between the administrator's educational attainment and innovation in residential care facilities. The study hypothesized that administrator academic education and certification or licensure would be positively associated with facility innovation...
October 4, 2016: Health Care Manager
Negin Nassaji Jahromi, Abdosaleh Jafari, Zahra Kavosi, Nasrin Shokrpour, Zahra Sajjadnia, Ramin Ravangard
This cross-sectional and descriptive-analytic study aimed to estimate the demands for the use of dental services by Shirazi inhabitants in Iran from June 2013 to October 2013. Six hundred eighty subjects older than 18 years were selected from among the people living in Shiraz, using a multistage sampling method. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS 16.0 and Stata 11.0. The results showed that the factors affecting the number of referrals to the dental services centers and the use of these services included the age groups of 28 to 37 and 38 to 47 years, household expenses per month, and having supplementary health insurance coverage (P < ...
October 3, 2016: Health Care Manager
Aliza K Llovet
The purpose of the activity reported in this article was to conduct an exhaustive search of the Journal of Music Therapy, filter the articles on the desired parameters, and organize data for analysis and interpretation. Specifically, the researcher studied whether (a) there was a significant difference in physiological measures, (b) there was a significant difference in quality of life, (c) there was a significant difference in satisfaction levels, (d) there was a significant difference in pain reduction, (e) there was a significant difference in procedural length, (f) there was a significant difference in length of stay, and (g) whether the overall effect size and 95% confidence level support the recommendation of music therapy in the health care setting...
September 30, 2016: Health Care Manager
Amanda W Scarbrough, Marianne Moore, Steve R Shelton, Regina J Knox
To reduce health professional shortage areas, the National Health Service Corps has attempted to increase the number of primary care providers in underserved communities through scholarships and loan repayment. Program evaluations assessed Loan Repayment Program (LRP) propensity to work in underserved communities. The National Health Service Corps LRPs were asked about preferences for particular retention strategies and which strategies were utilized by their clinical sites. Loan Repayment Programs were asked to rank retention strategies...
September 26, 2016: Health Care Manager
Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay, Patricia O'Connor, Alain Biron, Brenda MacGibbon, Guylaine Cyr, Julie Fréchette
This article presents the experiences of patients engaged in co-designing care under a program entitled, "Transforming Care at the Bedside," based at an academic health sciences center. This descriptive, qualitative study collected data through individual interviews. Participants included patients from 5 units in an academic health sciences center in Quebec, Canada. A total of 6 individual interviews were conducted in November 2014, 15 months after the Transforming Care at the Bedside work began in September 2013...
September 26, 2016: Health Care Manager
Joan M Kiel
With mandates requiring the transition from paper medical records to the use of electronic medical records, organizations are embarking on a change process. To engender this process, organizational development models and interventions based predominantly on the theories of Chris Argyris, Warren Bennis, and the team of Paul Lawrence and Jay Lorsch are explored. Interventions are subdivided into behavioral and structural as organizations benefit by recognizing a need for change and, perhaps, a cultural shift in addition to refocusing their mission...
September 23, 2016: Health Care Manager
Sandra K Collins, Richard McKinnies, Cristian Lieneck, Sandra Watts
A study was conducted to analyze the perceptions of chief executive officers in US hospitals regarding leadership development and succession planning. Results of the study were compared to identical surveys delivered in previous years for the purposes of identifying possible trends and changing perspectives related to how executives use succession planning in their facilities, what factors influence the identification of successors, what positions are the more likely to use succession planning efforts, and who specifically should be responsible for building the leadership pipeline...
September 23, 2016: Health Care Manager
Minsoo Jung
Consumer health informatics (CHI) is propelling important changes for medical providers and the lives of patients through information and communications technology. Independently, medical consumers seek, collect, and use health information for decision making. However, when constructing a CHI-based medical platform, high technology must be applied in a fully understandable and usable format for both health care providers and consumers. This study examines the present status of CHI and its effect on medical consumers...
September 23, 2016: Health Care Manager
Satish P Deshpande
Patient satisfaction has become an important measure of health care services and outcomes. The purpose of this empirical study was to investigate factors that impact the satisfaction of primary care physicians (PCPs) by patients of different races in the United States. This is an empirical analysis of the Center for Studying Health System Change's 2010 Health Tracking Household Survey. Correlation and regression analyses were done to examine the impact of various factors on PCP satisfaction of 12 472 American respondents...
September 23, 2016: Health Care Manager
John Grimshaw, Daniel Hatch, Melissa Willard, Sam Abraham
Concerns about patient bedside change-of-shift reporting at a community hospital in northern Indiana stimulated the development of this qualitative phenomenological study. A review of the literature revealed a research deficit in acute care nurses' perceptions of bedside reporting in relation to compliance. The research question addressed in this study was, "What are acute care nurses' perceptions of the change-of-shift report at the patients' bedside?" Personal interviews were conducted on 7 medical, surgical, and intensive care unit nurse participants at a community hospital in northern Indiana...
September 21, 2016: Health Care Manager
Rebecca Crabtree, Abigail Kirk, Moriah Moore, Sam Abraham
Oral health is a simple and important part of college students' lives but might often be overlooked or undermined because of increased stress levels and unhealthy habits associated with the college setting. Despite the challenges, college days may be one of the best times to establish lifelong healthy habits, including oral health routines. The purpose of this study was to determine the current oral care behaviors and perceptions of students at a midwestern college. This study was nonexperimental in nature with a quantitative method and a cross-sectional design, which included 126 participants...
September 21, 2016: Health Care Manager
Victoria Goode, Virginia Rovnyak, Ivora Hinton, Elayne Phillips, Elizabeth Merwin
This research addresses an important methodological issue on patient safety and obesity for the purposes of examining clinical and administrative data for the reliability of using International Classification of Diseases (ICD) diagnoses codes alone to reliably identify obesity as a comorbidity and risk factor in care and management. The findings of this research confirm ICD codes for the obese surgical populations were underutilized. Despite more than 70% of patients classified as overweight or obese, ICD-9 codes for obesity were assigned in less than 10% of the overall sample...
August 25, 2016: Health Care Manager
Helen M Nichols, Jennifer E Swanberg, Charlotte Lyn Bright
Turnover among frontline hospital service workers can disrupt organizational effectiveness, reduce profitability, and limit the ability to provide high-quality, patient-centered care. This concern is compounded by the increasing reliance on frontline supervisors to manage this workforce, often without necessary training and support. However, research addressing the relationship between frontline supervisor support and intent to turnover among service workers and the process by which these variables are related is limited...
July 2016: Health Care Manager
Donald Robert Haley, Mei Zhao, Aaron Spaulding, Hanadi Hamadi, Jing Xu, Katelyn Yeomans
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 launch of Medicare Value-Based Purchasing has become the platform for payment reform. It is a mechanism by which buyers of health care services hold providers accountable for high-quality and cost-effective care. The objective of the study was to examine the relationship between quality of hospital care and hospital competition using the quality-quantity behavioral model of hospital behavior. The quality-quantity behavioral model of hospital behavior was used as the conceptual framework for this study...
July 2016: Health Care Manager
Coreena C Schroyer, Rebecca Zellers, Sam Abraham
Recruiting and training 1 newly hired registered nurse can cost thousands of dollars. With a high percentage of these newly hired nurses leaving their first place of employment within their first year, the financial implications may be enormous. It is imperative that health care facilities invest in recruiting and retention programs that retain high-quality nurses. Mentorship programs in retaining and easing the transition to practice for new graduate nurses, re-entry nurses, and nurses new to a specialty area are critical in nurse retention...
July 2016: Health Care Manager
Myungsuk Choi, Donna Poade, Minsung Sohn, Mankyu Choi
Dissemination of spa services across the globe and its market saturation drive demand for differentiated communication methods. This study aims to explore the influential factors on spa goers' repeated visits and their practical applications in the health and wellness spa industry. The identified factors were used as the measurement variables to examine the relation with spa goers' repeated visits. The proposed concept was tested by a mixed method combining a self-administered questionnaire and semistructured interview with 54 survey participants and 6 interviewees...
July 2016: Health Care Manager
Leila Bazrafkan, Nasrin Shokrpour, Alireza Yousefi, Nikoo Yamani
Today, postgraduate students experience a variety of stresses and anxiety in different situations of academic cycle. Stress and anxiety have been defined as a syndrome shown by emotional exhaustion and reduced personal goal achievement. This article addresses the causes and different strategies of coping with this phenomena by PhD students at Iranian Universities of Medical Sciences. The study was conducted by a qualitative method using conventional content analysis approach. Through purposive sampling, 16 postgraduate medical sciences PhD students were selected on the basis of theoretical sampling...
July 2016: Health Care Manager
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July 2016: Health Care Manager
Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay, Nancy Feeley, Geneviève L Lavigne, Christine Genest, Stéphanie Robins, Julie Fréchette
There is some research on the impact of open-ward unit design on the health of babies and the stress experienced by parents and nurses in neonatal intensive care units. However, few studies have explored the factors associated with nurse stress and work satisfaction among nurses practicing in open-ward neonatal intensive care units. The purpose of this study was to examine what factors are associated with nurse stress and work satisfaction among nurses practicing in an open-ward neonatal intensive care unit...
July 2016: Health Care Manager
J Seth Chatfield
This research tests the effect of hospital ownership and size on value-based purchasing scores. Representative samples were randomly selected of short-term acute-care hospitals from across the nation and grouped into 3 categories of both ownership and size. The ownership categories are as follows: (1) for-profit, (2) nonprofit, and (3) government. The size categories are as follows: (1) small, 99 beds or fewer; (2) medium, 100 to 249 beds; (3) large, 250 beds or more. Value-based purchasing scores for the 12 process-of-care (PC) measures and the 8 patient experience-of-care (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and System [HCAHPS]) measures were calculated and combined into their single total performance score (TPS)...
July 2016: Health Care Manager
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