Health Care

HealthCare

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Theinformation provided about the conditions which have befallen theUnited States medical institution since the last eight years. Theinstitutions have worked to promote Medicare to the people of Americaby encouraging them to adopt insurance policies. In my own opinionthe insurance policies are necessary for the US citizens because thehospital management will recognize the person who has registered withthem. The insured people will be covered against the diseases theymay suffer from free of charge since they have adopted the policy. On the flip side though, the policy should not be made compulsory toall people to embrace. Citizens who can afford Medicare in othercountries should be allowed not to adopt the policy (Menzin, 2014).

Thevideo on the Health Insurance Explained: The Toons Have it covered isvery interesting to watch. It has the elaborate explanation on howthe health insurance will be embraced and the services administeredto the citizens. The policy aims at equating the people whereby menand women will be paying the same amount of money for medicalservices. All people who register with Medicaid will be covered whenthey are attacked by diseases. The employers will have to take theinitiative of covering their employees via medical insurance. It isthe responsibility of the employee to manage the welfare of theemployee therefore, the Medicaid has made the employers to actresponsibly.

Anindividual will have to meet consensus with the insurance institutionon the payments and what to be covered in order to cover sets ofservices comprehensively. The people will be insured against serviceslike mental health care, maternity care, doctor visits and drugs. Theidea of registering the clients and letting them to pay for theservices is very useful to the people because it will reduce thecosts incurred during emergency. The people should be encouraged toadopt the policy because the future is uncertain and one can sufferfrom any infection in the long run (Taubman, 2014).

Telemedicineis the application of telecommunications services in the delivery ofservices to clients over a wide geographical area. Telemedicine haschanged positively the delivery of medical services from the doctorsor medical staff to clients. For instance, mobile phones companieshave allowed their phones to download the medical applications wherethey can access information on health tips posted by doctors. Theapplications have also permitted the clients to communicate directlyto doctors about their needs which can be solved by particulardoctors. Telemedicine has also facilitated the control of contagiousdiseases between the medical staff and patients. The main challengethat faces the telemedicine is the cost incurred when accessinginternet and training the medical staff on how to carry outtelemedicine.

Outsourcingis the process of getting services from an external organization inorder to fit in a certain level of business environment. Outsourcingmedical services involves getting doctors from other hospitals orclinics for them to offer particular services to the clients.Outsourcing has led to reduced costs of delivering services becausewhen the outsourced personnel are employed permanently may demand toomuch money. Outsourcing has enabled a hospital to offer all servicesrequired by the clients. The challenge associated with outsourcing isthat the outsourced fellows may gain know the secrets of theinstitution by mistake (Menzin, 2014).

Inthe health care sector, the good ways to keep up with changesassociated with the sector include tolerance and patience. Thedoctors should be ready to tolerate the changes which occur in theirenvironment whereas the clients should be patient to cope with thedoctors.

References

Menzin,J., Boulanger, L., Friedman, M., Mackell, J., &amp Lloyd, J. R.(2014). Treatment adherence associated with conventional and atypicalantipsychotics in a large state Medicaid program. PsychiatricServices.

Taubman,S. L., Allen, H. L., Wright, B. J., Baicker, K., &amp Finkelstein,A. N. (2014). Medicaid increases emergency-department use: evidencefrom Oregon`s Health Insurance Experiment. Science,343(6168),263-268.

HEALTH CARE 4

HealthCare

Abstract

Theyears 1980’s and 1990’s were characterized by increased concernsabout health care. There was a varying quality of health care in thehospitals and the various health care systems. Consequently, heathcare organizations adapted to continuous quality improvement andquality management options to control the variation. The models areused to date (Bowers, Swan, &amp Koehler, 1994).

Themajor changes that occurred in the 1980’s were observablevariations in quality across hospitals and health care systems. Quality was the degree to which health services for individuals andpopulations increased the likelihood of desired health outcomes thatwere consistent with the professional knowledge at that time (Bowers,et al., 1994).

In1980’s the heath care services adapted to the use of ControlQuality Improvements (CQI). The model was adopted as a guide tocontrol the variation of health services by eliminating the variationin health care among care professionals (Dowd &amp Tilson, 1996).The main strategy was to reduce clinical errors and improve theclinical and nonclinical processes (Chong, Unklesbay, &amp Dowdy,2000).

Theadoption of the continuous quality improvement model by hospitalscalled for the adoption of the model processes. First, the modelcalls for the evaluation of the output of the hospital. The output isused to determine whether the hospitals are satisfying the patients.Patient satisfaction indicates that the hospital is providing qualitygoods and services. If the services are not satisfactory, the modelcalls for the identification of defects in service and products, inclinical and nonclinical processes. Consequently, the defects areadjusted to improve quality (Cole, 1999).In the year, 1990’s thehealth services adapted to the use of quality management. The majorstrategy was to use managerial systems that were centered on qualityimprovement to increase technical quality and customer satisfaction(Cole, 1999).

References

Bowers,M.R., Swan, J.E., &amp Koehler, W.F. (1994). What attributesdetermine quality and satisfaction with health care delivery? HealthCare Management Review, 19(4),49-55.

Chong,Y., Unklesbay, N., &amp Dowdy, R. (2000). Clinical nutrition andfoodservice personnel in teaching hospitals have differentperceptions of total quality management performance. Journalof the American Dietetic Association, 100 (9),1044-9.

Cole,D. A. (1999). Creating outcomes with redesign efforts.Associationof periOperative Registered Nurses, 70(3),406, 408–409, 411, 413

Dowd,S.B., &amp Tilson, E. (1996). The benefits of using CQI/TQM Data.RadiologicTechnology 67(6),533-7.