healthcare resource allocation and policy making 2

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Quality Improvement in the Health Care Organization Accreditation

The mandate for improving the way in which health care is delivered was stimulated by the public outcry over the estimated 98,000 deaths because of medical errors each year according to the Institute of Medicine in 1999. Since then, health care organizations have sought means by which the public can be reassured that they were meeting quality and safety standards. Accreditation agencies (e.g., The Joint Commission) and quality awards provide a means for the public to evaluate where the agency is meeting minimum standards.

You have been assigned by your manager to determine which accrediting agencies or quality improvement programs your hospital will utilize in its upcoming revenue cycle. Your hospital is a magnet hospital in a large urban area that provides multilayered services. You have previously used The Joint Commission for your accreditation but feel that you might be better served by using another accrediting body. You have three months in which to gather data and present the information to your manager.

Complete the following for this assignment:

  • Choose 3 quality improvement or accreditation-related programs to consider in replacing The Joint Commission for your organization, and briefly describe them. Your agency accepts Medicare and Medicaid payments; therefore, you will need to explore, as background, the conditions of participation for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This is important information because you will need to compare your list of accrediting agencies and quality improvement programs with the conditions of participation to see if they meet the criteria.
  • Analyze the costs and benefits of each quality improvement or accreditation-related program by stakeholder group (e.g., patient, provider, and third-party payer).
  • Rank your quality improvement or accreditation-related program suggestions with rationale.

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soc300 week 2 discussion and response

Week 2 Discussion INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

“International Finance.” Please respond to the following and LABEL EACH SECTION AS YOU POST:

1) MAIN DISCUSSION: READ AND COMPLETE ALL THREE SECTIONS A, B, and C.

The IMF and World Bank are the world’s two leading lending institutions, but much of their monetary assistance disappears once it enters the banking systems of developing countries.

A) Discuss information from the Webtext chapter reading and lecture that presents evidence that much of the monetary assistance and other forms of aid are stolen by government officials.

B) Explain in detail what other MAIN factors account for the misuse of these funds.C) How has the IMF and World Bank tried to control fraud, theft or corruption in developing countries?

NOTE! Class in answering these questions (Main Discussion), please provide sufficient and detailed content–short answers or bullet points are not sufficient. Please use complete sentences, include specific examples from the reading, and provide at least one reference. It is a good idea to refer to the Weekly Discussion guide (examples) before posting.

2) STUDENT TO STUDENT RESPONSE

Please respond to at least one (1) post from your peers. Consult the Weekly Discussion Guide and view the examples of Student to Student responses before posting.

3) INSTRUCTOR INSIGHTS: WEEK 2: REQUIRED

Class, as we move into Week 2, we saw that from Week 1, poverty is the very large central focus of many developing countries. Clearly there are many variables that are involved in the persistence of poverty among so many in nations around the world. Wealth inequality is usually well known for many of these countries, however, less well known is the fact that so many developing nations hold the majority of the world’s vast natural resources. These nations have great potential to develop through technologies (as many already have) to exponentially grow their economies to benefit all of their citizens, not just the very few who have gained a great deal of wealth.

Please view this short video and share your thoughts regarding the importance of growing jobs and energy in the country of South Africa.

Professor Royal-Smith

Watch VideoSouth Africa is facing a jobs and energy crisis

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YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC2Hd5IVoHw

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AND respond to this post directly:

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A)Discuss information from the Webtext chapter reading and lecture that presents evidence that much of the monetary assistance and other forms of aid are stolen by government officials.

I think in any government there is a risk of corruption. Even with the amount government regulations and government oversight to try and limit corruption there will still be government officials that find ways steal. Some of the ways monetary assistance is stolen by government officials is bid rigging, kick backs and preferential treatments for selected government officials. In developing countries kickbacks are a huge form of corruption because those that are in power have the means to keep themselves in positions of power by taking kick back and favors from the political offices and banks that are loaning the money. In most cases the population in these developing countries are uneducated and don’t have the resources to fight the corruption from their governments, so the cycle just continues.

Another way aid is stolen in these regions is thru the use of military funding. In these regions the military is heavenly depended upon to maintain peace and order and in most cases military officials are not transparent with their spending, so they are able to steal millions from government funding and use for their own personal use. If there is no transparency, then there is no way to account for the mis obligation of funds which allows them the opportunities to steal

  1. Explain in detail what other MAIN factors account for the misuse of these funds.

One of the main factors that account for the misuse of funds is in most developing countries there is not a honest bureaucracy established to oversee the finances. With as strong of a bureaucracy that the United States has and all the government oversight and various agencies created to oversee government spending that is still theft and corruption that occurs so I can only imagine how rampant it is in these developing countries.

C) How has the IMF and World Bank tried to control fraud, theft or corruption in developing countries?

I think one of the main ways the IMF and World Bank have tried to control fraud is by being transparent and by having to account to more than one official.

hap 312 healthlaw

Case Study #1: Health Care Reform – “Big Time Change”

Imagine it is the year 2040. Health care has changed dramatically in the U.S. The current, and often-criticized, private system has disappeared. Instead, we now have a “single payer” landscape. So what? Patients receive their care from a system that the Federal Government runs and finances. They have no private insurance through their employer or other sources. Therefore, insurance companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield or CignaHealth play no role.

Most single payer systems involve paying for health care through taxes on your income. People who defend a single payer environment assert that having one payer will reduce costs to patients. Additionally, administrative expenses for marketing and funding medical training programs would decrease. Single payer supporters also maintain the “old” market-driven system led to higher out-of-pocket costs and shortages in underserved areas. Yet, critics assert that single payer damages individuals and businesses because they will pay more to finance the care and wait longer for needed services. These critics emphasize that other nations with single payer struggle to care for their residents. Why should the U.S. stay with this historically “underperforming” model?

  • State why the U.S. should – or should not – adopt a single payer health care system.
  • And answer the following questions:
    • How would a single payer system affect patients’ relationships with their doctors?
    • Could a doctor serve as an independent contractor to a hospital, instead of an employee?

c.Do you believe that a single payer model would improve the shortage of physicians in certain regions of the U.S? If yes, how? If not, why not? We discussed in class this issue about access to health care.

  1. In your response, you must define and explain what is a “single payer’ health care delivery and financing system.

essay 2 3 pages about the plays hamlet and oedipus the king

You must write 1 essay about a page 2-3 pages in length . You must write your answer in the space provided for the essay question OR you can upload your essay as an attachment. What I am looking for in your essay answers is a 5 paragraph essay format. I want you to support your statements with specific examples from the play. I want to know your opinion about the plays you are writing about, so think critically. I copied a paper outline that you SHOULD use as a model when writing the essay. This outline breaks down what a 5 paragraph essay looks like. Italicize the title of the play when writing about it, so Oedipus The King and Hamlet.

Essay Question: Greek tragic heroes suffer from the flaw of hubris (or arrogance) before the gods and fate. Compare and contrast how Oedipus and Hamlet fit this model of a tragic hero. Support your thesis with at least three examples of why or why not. 2-3 pages.

** Hint: Definition of arrogant: having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance. (ex. Conceited, egotistical, superior or full of oneself)

***Please answer the question that is being asked above and don’t just give me a summary of the plot. Don’t come up with your own definition of a tragic hero, use mine above. Use the Paper Outline below to help with your structure. You have this week to complete this assignment. Again…..look at the Paper Outline below for writing your paper. Have a strong thesis statement, which is the point you want to make about your topic. For example making your statement about whether or not Oedipus and Hamlet do or do not fit this model of a tragic hero in regards to their arrogance or hubris. (You can also say that one of these characters does and one does not or both don’t, but you have to justify why)

Paper Outline

Introduction:

-Opening paragraph giving an overview of what your paper will be about and the plays you will be analyzing.

–Includes thesis statement, which is the point you want to make about your topic. For example making your statement about whether or not Oedipus and Hamlet do or do not fit this model of a tragic hero in regards to their arrogance or hubris. (You can also say that one of these characters does and one does not or both don’t, but you have to justify why)

  1. Supporting Paragraph #1:

-State the first point you will be discussing that supports your thesis.

-Example #1 supporting this statement. (a specific example from the play)

-Example #2 supporting this statement (a specific example from the play)

  1. Supporting Paragraph #2:

-State the second point you will be discussing.

-Example #1 supporting this statement (a specific example from the play)

-Example #2 supporting this statement (a specific example from the play)

  1. Supporting Paragraph #3:

-State the third point you will be discussing.

-Example #1 supporting this statement (a specific example from the play).

-Example #2 supporting this statement (a specific example from the play).

  1. Conclusion: Reiterate thesis and “wrap up”.

2-3 Pages

mgt 520 course 2

Read “Case 2-2: Performance Management at KS Cleaners” from the textbook. Answer questions #1, #2, and #3 (located at the end of the case study and also as follows).

Question #1: In the context of KSC, critically evaluate the availability of any prerequisites to implementing a performance management process.

Question #2: Discuss your plans for developing formal job descriptions for the employees at the second shop.

Question #3: Explain key features of developing performance plans for the employees. Provide examples of factors you would consider in developing such plans for the dry cleaner.

You will need to include a brief introduction of the case and critically evaluate the current situation of KSC. It is important to display adequate analysis of the case and integrate sufficient support from scholarly resources throughout the assignment. Use suitable headings and subheadings to organize the work in an appropriate manner.

Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:

  • Be 4-5 pages in length, which does not include the title page, abstract, or required reference page, which are never a part of the content minimum requirements.
  • Use Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines.
  • Support your submission with course material concepts, principles and theories from the textbook and at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles.

university of california health system case 2

Read ERM in Practice at the University of California Health System Case and provide response for following questions.

1. Your medical group wants to expand by starting a new venture, owning and operating a pharmacy. In order to increase the chances for success, you have been asked to perform an enterprise risk assessment that includes reputational risk. Give three examples of how starting a new venture might have risk events that could lead to repercussions that would negatively impact the organization’s reputation and three examples where it might be enhanced, creating opportunity.

2. Explain how improvement is measured with KPIs and give one example related to Human Capital and how this KPI might help you improve your organization.

3. What do you think is the difference between traditional risk management and enterprise risk management?

Total words needed 300 and 3 APA references no plagiarism please

in need of a nursing care coordination presentation to colleagues

Instructions

Complete the following:

  • Develop a presentation for nursing colleagues highlighting the fundamental principles of care coordination. Include community resources, ethical issues, and policy issues that affect the coordination of care. To prepare, develop a detailed narrative script
  • approximately 4–5 pages in length. Include a reference list at the end of the script.

The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the Care Coordination Presentation to Colleagues Scoring Guide, so be sure to address each point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.

  • Outline effective strategies for collaborating with patients and their families to achieve desired health outcomes.
    • Provide, for example, drug-specific educational interventions, cultural competence strategies.
    • Include evidence that you have to support your selected strategies.
  • Identify the aspects of change management that directly affect elements of the patient experience essential to the provision of high-quality, patient-centered care.
  • Explain the rationale for coordinated care plans based on ethical decision making.
    • Consider the reasonable implications and consequences of an ethical approach to care and any underlying assumptions that may influence decision making.
  • Identify the potential impact of specific health care policy provisions on outcomes and patient experiences.
    • What are the logical implications and consequences of relevant policy provisions?
    • What evidence do you have to support your conclusions?
  • Raise awareness of the nurse’s vital role in the coordination and continuum of care in a video-recorded presentation. Script and reference list are not submitted.
    • Fine tune the presentation to your audience.
    • Stay focused on key issues of import with respect to the effects of resources, ethics, and policy on the provision of high-quality, patient-centered care.
    • Adhere to presentation best practices.

Care Coordination Presentation to Colleagues Scoring Guide

CRITERIA DISTINGUISHED GRADE

Outline effective strategies for collaborating with patients and their families to achieve desired health outcomes.

Outlines effective, evidence-based, and culturally sensitive strategies for collaborating with patients and their families to achieve desired health outcomes. Ensures the strategies are well-supported by credible evidence.

Identify the aspects of change management that directly affect elements of the patient experience essential to the provision of high-quality, patient-centered care.

Identifies the aspects of change management that directly affect elements of the patient experience essential to the provision of high-quality, patient-centered care. Focuses on aspects of care highly valued by patients, and distinguishes between patient experience and patient satisfaction.

Explain the rationale for coordinated care plans based on ethical decision making.

Explains the rationale for coordinated care plans based on ethical decision making. Identifies the logical implications and consequences of an ethical approach to care, and articulates underlying assumptions that guide decision making.

Identify the potential impact of specific health care policy provisions on outcomes and patient experiences.

Identifies the potential impact of specific health care policy provisions on outcomes and patient experiences. Draws logical, evidence-based conclusions from an insightful interpretation of relevant and significant policy provisions.

Raise awareness of the nurse’s vital role in the coordination and continuum of care in a video-recorded presentation.

Raises awareness of the nurse’s vital role in the coordination and continuum of care. Clearly establishes the importance and relevance of the nurse’s role in an engaging, and memorable presentation appropriate for the audience and well-supported by error-free slides that enhance key points and adhere to visual design best practices.