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Canadian Health Care System Research Proposal

… Canadian Health Care System

There are hundreds maybe even thousands of different opinions and studies that have been done over the years, on the advantages and disadvantages of Canada's health care system. The disadvantages tend to focus on the significant problems throughout the system. The one that tops most lists, as one of the biggest problems, is the waiting time for medical care. To focus on this problem and to explain some of the measures that have been and still need to be completed, we first need to understand the basics of the Canadian Health Care System.

Canada's health care system has been a work in progress since its inception. Reforms have been made over the past four decades and will continue in response to…. [read more]


Future Implications of Improving Health Term Paper

… Future Implications of Improving Health

In the past few decades, technological progress and economic growth have led to improvements in human health, causing a rise in the average age of the population as well as population growth. The rapid growth of the elderly in the population has emerged as a significant concern among taxpayers, elderly people, and government agencies alike, as social security and pension plans are no longer consuming the majority of incurred elderly debt. In the past, social security and pension plans were devised at a time when relatively few people reached the age of sixty-five, and these plans covered their support. However, this is no longer the case, as younger people are now required to pay the costs of their support, since…. [read more]


Pre-Existing Condition and Denial Research Paper

… Rockefeller IV and President Obama stated that beginning in 2010 that insurance companies "will be banned from denying insurance coverage to children with pre-existing conditions." (New York Times, 2010)

The New York Times report states "The authors of the law say they meant to ban all forms of discrimination against children with pre-existing conditions like asthma, diabetes, birth defects, orthopedic problems, leukemia, cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease. The goal, they say, was to provide those youngsters with access to insurance and to a full range of benefits once they are in a health plan." (2010) However, according to the report "To insurance companies, the language of the law is not so clear. Insurers agree that if they provide insurance for a child, they must…. [read more]


International Cooperative Healthcare Model Research Paper

… SLIDE 11

Cross-Border Program:

The national program works in concert with the cross-border program on several substantial initiatives. Securing training for healthcare workers is a prime goal of both the national and the cross-border programs. International agreements will be forged with several major teaching hospitals in the U.S. that will provide training in local hospitals. Siting the training in the local hospitals ensures that healthcare workers will be trained to use available equipment and facilities, thereby speeding up the time between commencement of training and the on-the-ground placement of workers in local settings. A second primary goal of the international program is the treatment of patients with complex and acute medical status in U.S. hospitals where adequate treatment cannot be achieved in national facilities. This…. [read more]


Reforming Healthcare in the U.S. Against the Conservative Current Essay

… In this regard, it is understandable that the medical and healthcare systems charge with implementing the new policy would be invested in patient education about the use of emergency rooms and willing to dedicate some resources to ensuring that this pattern changed radically as new enrollees moved into established healthcare systems and medical institutions.

It is important to recognize that when entire swaths of the national population are deprived of medical insurance, the nature of treatment and care will be impacted. According to the Insurance Commissioner of Kansas, Sandy Praeger, "In most cases, adults with incomes from 32% to 100% of the poverty level ($6,250 to $19,530 for a family of three) will have no assistance." Nurses are likely to experience this issue in their…. [read more]


Universal Healthcare Universal Health Care Thesis

… In other words, this country cannot provide for its citizens, but has no problem providing for strangers across the world who are also helped by non-governmental organizations. [10: Glow, J. "What countries have universal health care?" (2007). AOL. Retrieved July 4, 2011, .]

To further cement the necessity for universal health care in the United States, one only needs to look at some statistics. According to the Connecticut Coalition for Universal Health Care, there are a few important reasons why one must acknowledge this necessity, and it provides these quite effectively as a list of myth vs. fact. The first myth is that the United States has the best health care system in the world. The Coalition refutes this fact by stating that the country…. [read more]


Obama Biohealth Obama on Healthcare: Personal Life Literature Review

… Obama BioHealth

Obama on Healthcare: Personal Life and Politics

President Barak Obama made history with his successful push for legislation establishing a massive overhaul of the national healthcare system. Though many of the nation's citizens and lawmakers are not fully behind the reform as it has been enacted, or even necessarily behind the idea of reform in the direction Obama has pushed for altogether, Obama and others in his administration fought hard and managed to have bills passed in the House and Senate enacting the changes to the healthcare system. The degree to which Obama fought for this legislation, in fact, seems to belie an attachment to the issue that is more than simply politically and socially motivated, but that most likely stems from a…. [read more]


Justice Implications of a Social Policy Research Proposal

… Healthcare Propsal: Are Immigrants Left Behind?

The Healthcare Proposal: History and Background

One of the platforms upon which Illinois Democratic Senator Barak Obama campaigned for election in the 2008 presidential race was healthcare reform. Obama promised Americans that if he were elected president, all Americans would have access to affordable healthcare. After he was successfully elected president by an overwhelming voter turnout and margin, Obama reiterated his promise in numerous town-hall meetings around the country to provide all Americans health coverage. Contrary to his campaign trail speeches and promises about healthcare, Obama and his supporters of a national healthcare plan were assailed with questions, and they came face-to-face with angry Americans who were suspicious of Obama's plan and who held that, like the financial bailouts,…. [read more]


American Urban History Term Paper

… American Urban History-Public Health

Public Health System Examination

An in-depth look at American urban history as it pertains to public health concerns between the Civil War and World War II

Flow of Information

The Past

New York City

Chicago

Newark

Seattle

America boasts a relatively healthy society. Its medical advances and abilities are second to none and people come from all over the world to see American specialists and surgeons that can save their lives or cure their medical problems.

Through recent advances in medical technology Americans live longer today than ever before and with that longer life comes a high standard of living.

Though the nation is relatively young when compared to many of its world wide peers, it has an excellent public health…. [read more]


Addressing the Issue of Medical Errors With Mandatory Reporting Systems and Computer Technology Term Paper

… Healthcare: Addressing the Issue of Medical Errors

Healthcare

Addressing the Issue of Medical Errors with Mandatory

Reporting Systems and Computer Technology

To combat the current crisis of deaths due to preventable medical errors the health care industry and lawmakers have taken two approaches. The first is the implementation of a system of mandatory reporting systems. The solution is to crate an atmosphere in hospitals that fosters less blame, not more, according to the IOM report. A blue-ribbon pane appointed by the IOM argues that the failure to acknowledge and analyze mistakes deprives hospitals of important information that could help prevent similar mistakes in the future. However, many in the healthcare industry argue that mandatory reporting of errors will foster an atmosphere of lawsuits and backlash…. [read more]


Tort Reform President Bush Term Paper

… 59% of national health care costs such tort reforms would have a very limited effect on health care costs. They also argue that "insurance reforms" rather than "tort reforms" are needed for lowering insurance premiums and quote the example of California where after implementation of medical malpractice reform, malpractice premiums increased 190%. ("Tort Reform is not a Solution..")

Lobbying Efforts

Since the stakes in the tort reform proposal are very high, hectic lobbying is being done by various interest groups. For example, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America contributed $3.8 million to Democrats in the 2002 election cycle, compared to $335,000 to Republicans ("Center for Responsive Politics" quoted by Yost). The democrats are the main opponents of 'tort reforms' although President Bush has appealed…. [read more]


Surgeon General Healthcare Organizations Term Paper

… Surgeon General/Health Care Organizations

The Surgeon General, Health Policy and Politics

On January 28, 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin announced plans to help Americans lead healthier lives through better nutrition, regular physical activity, and by encouraging communities to support healthy choices. At a YMCA in Alexandria, VA, they talked directly with national and local leaders, parents and health professionals about reducing overweight and obesity in adults and children.

The First Lady recently announced that she will launch a major initiative on childhood obesity in the next few weeks and has asked HHS to play a key role. Today, HHS released the Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and…. [read more]


Internal External Partner Analysis Term Paper

… Health Care

MCMPC is facing a business environment that is becoming progressively worse. Competition is increasing, in the form of Innovative Medical, a company that is rapidly expanding both through consolidation and through new construction. MCMPC is run by a dedicated physician in Dr. Balko, but has little in the way of managerial competency. This puts MCMPC at a strategic disadvantage. They are unable to attract specialists and as such they risk losing their patients to the more integrated Innovative Medical system. Most of the problem at MCMPC can be addressed, but there appears to be little managerial will be do so.

The situation facing MCMPC today is that the company needs to make a decision about its strategic future. There are a number of…. [read more]


Obama Clinton Reform Essay

… Perhaps never before has such a diverse and, at times, impassioned group -- a kind of "epistemic community" on steroids -- taken form to supply historical perspective on a public policy issue.

One of the themes that was produced by such studies was that the Clinton plan focused more on crafting an effective policy than on how the policy was perceived by the population and the media.

Other criticisms included the language that was used in the proposed Act. Haynes Johnson and David Broder, two well-respected newspaper reporters who combined efforts on a scholarly examination of the Clinton reform, noted that such terms as "alliances," "managed competition," "mandates," and "cooperatives" had proved incomprehensible as well as alienating (Donnelly & Rochefort, 2012). These lessons were studied…. [read more]


Sick: The Untold Story Book Report

… There will be many benefits.

Conclusions that impact or healthcare system and/or the pharmaceutical industry

Indeed, recent years have revealed an overall detrimental decline in many areas of the health care system. Most organizations and state legislatures have been challenged to support health programs at the required level while contending with declining revenues (Goodman, 1991). There are tough questions about how insurers, pharmaceutical organizations, and the government can collaborate and work in harmony with shifting agendas and strategies (Gardner, 2012). The most important part of the equation, however, is how to truly meet the health care needs of the country's most vulnerable and needy. Hopefully, the Affordable Care Act and other reforms will prove sustainable.

Proficient healthcare leaders know that at the crux of the…. [read more]


Federal Healthcare Policy Howlett ) Essay

… Specifically stated of the ACA is as follows: "While expanding Medicaid's basic eligibility standards, the ACA does not disturb the states' autonomy and freedom to experiment that has always been a hallmark of the program." (Harkness, 2005)

II. Opposition to the ACA

The Supreme Court is reported as having "largely upheld President Obama's health care law, the Affordable Care Act, in a mixed decision. The conservative chief justice, John G. Roberts, joined the majority in affirming the central legislative accomplishment of Mr. Obama's term." (The New York Times, 29 Jun 2012) However, the report states that Chief Justice Roberts

"ruled that the key provision in question, the so-called individual mandate requiring all Americans to buy insurance or pay a fine, failed to pass constitutional muster…. [read more]


Brain Drain of Health Professionals Thesis

… The 'brain drain', also referred to as 'talent flow' (Hooks et al., 2005) and the 'Diaspora' (Bryant and Law, 2004), is the flow of skilled human capital out of a country at a considerable rate. Africa is faced with this growing problem (Mutizwa-Mangiza, 1996; Bloom & Standing, 2001) and has witnessed decades of wasted development potential, however it has also been experienced in other nations throughout history e.g. USA and Europe and is currently happening in Ireland. This migration has been blamed for worsening the human capital crisis in Africa (Wadda, 2000). The continent has suffered and continues to suffer problems of extreme poverty and lack of both human and institutional capacity. There has been massive influx of emigration from Zimbabwe since the late 90's…. [read more]


Historical Evolution of Medical Treatment and the Role of Government in Delivering Health Care Research Paper

… ¶ … Evolution of Medical Treatment and the Role of Government in Delivering Health Care

The Historical Development of Medical Treatment and the Role of Government in Delivering Health Care

Major developments in medicine since independence

Since the invasion of Spain by the Moors, there have been some significant developments in the field of medicine in the United States of America. World globalization has had direct impacts on the manner in which medical personnel and activities have been executed in the world. The period before independence saw a jumble of the medical health activities in the United States of America. Various inventions in the health services had been established regularly since when the people acquired independence. Innovations have entered into the field of medicine and…. [read more]


Australia's Proposed Ndis Essay

… For example, in Australia, declines in GDP have previously led to cuts of $380 million in federal spending on people with disabilities (SMH 2010, p.1). Not only have persons with disabilities seen massive cuts in their pensions, but they have seen changes in the tax offset for their medical expenses.

Finally, one must gauge the contribution that disables workers make and will continue to make to the economy, which is slated to improve significantly upon the passing of the NDIS. A recent National Health Interview Survey on Disability report noted that employment rates for adults with disabilities are significantly lower than for adults without disabilities (Loprest and Maag 2001, p.1). The question, then, remains whether or not the disabled can make a genuine contribution to…. [read more]


Security in Healthcare Essay

… Also, while wireless systems (WiFi) are a wonderful technological tool, Glaser reminds readers that these systems provide yet another way for hackers to invade private medical files. Yet another concern Glaser mentions (41) is the fact that physicians are now communicating with other physicians through Internet-based systems and while "improved care" may result from these devices, they may also become "a means for inadvertent and inappropriate release of patient identifiable health information."

Virginia Sharpe writes in The Hastings Center Report that among the virtues of electronic records is the ready access to personal healthcare by doctors and other medical professionals during emergencies such as Hurricane Katrina. For example, the Veterans Health Administration (where she is an employee, or was at the time of her article)…. [read more]


HIPAA Effects on Radiology Practice Term Paper

… Health Insurance Portability and accountability Act (HIPPA) Effects on Radiology Practice



The paper provides an understanding of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its concerns/effects on Radiology practice. The paper starts with providing background information on the HIPAA. Next the paper moves on to discuss about the objectives and important elements of the Act. After discussing about the objectives and elements of the Act, the paper discusses about the issues associated with the application of HIPAA by the radiologists in their careers. The paper goes on to discuss about the radiologists efforts in their responsibility to safeguard patient privacy and the safety of patient information and make this information known to their patients. The paper then discusses about the…. [read more]


How Will the Aging Baby Boomers Affect Health Care? Research Proposal

… ¶ … Aging Baby Boomers Affect Health Care

The objective of this work is to examine how the aging baby boomers will affect the health care system in the coming years.

INTRODUCTION recent report published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stated that unless "decisive action is taken, total U.S. health care spending will double to just over $4.5 trillion by 2017 or nearly 20% of the nation's gross domestic product." (Bio-Medicine, 2008) it is estimated by Tefen USA that "this figure could be considerably higher, based on its assessment of data that people over the age of 65 experience nearly three times as many hospital days per thousand as the general population, and that sixty-two percent of 50-64-year-olds report having at…. [read more]


Nationalized Health Care v. Private Term Paper

… Yet, they disagree on the best ways to address the rapidly escalating health care spending; privatizing advocations encourage a free market competition approach, but public health care proponents stress the ultimate demise of a free market system in provision. Ultimately, the government needs to embrace the fact that while capitalist approach is the foundation of the United States' success, its commitment to preserving a democratic republic demands universal single-payer, not-for-profit health care system. The current health care struggle between private and public funding throws millions of Americans into poverty, leaves many more uncovered, and denies the heart of government's role: providing a safe and secure society for its citizens.

Appleby, J. "More Insured Workers Unable to Pay Medical Bills." USA Today. 29 April 2005.

Bodenhimer,…. [read more]


United States and National Healthcare Term Paper

… A report released at the beginning of this year (2004) made note of just these arguments. As reported by the Washington Post, however, "the Department of Health and Human Services rewrote what was to be a scientific road map for change to put a positive spin on a public health crisis: Minorities receive less care, and less high-quality care, than whites, across a broad range of diseases." (Vedantam, Washington Post, 14 January 2004) And during the recent presidential campaign, George W. Bush lambasted his democratic opponent, John Kerry, for favoring what he saw as massive and expensive government intrusion in private citizens' lives.

I'm running against a fellow who has got a massive, complicated blueprint to have our government take over the decision making in…. [read more]


Compares Anderson's Market Minimized Market Maximized Continuum and Roemer's Model Essay

… Healthcare: Cultural Influences on Provision of Healthcare

America vs. The Rest of the World

Perhaps no issue divides the industrial world more than healthcare. Nations such as the United Kingdom and the United States that share many similarities in terms of how they view individual liberties and constitutional rights of citizens manifest notable differences in terms of how medicine is viewed. In the United States, healthcare is conceptualized as a market-driven enterprise. In the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, healthcare is seen as something that cannot be determined by the market, and is instead primarily determined by individual need and regarded as a social service. Healthcare is viewed as a right in the UK, not as a privilege only for those individuals with…. [read more]


Veterans Healthcare System Term Paper

… Veterans Healthcare System (VHA)

The objective of this work is to examine the Veterans Healthcare System (VHA) the largest fully integrated system in the United States in a systematic assessment. This work will first, identify the organization's mission and conduct assessments as follows: (1) Environmental assessment; (2) Organizational assessment; (3) Human resources assessment; and (4) Political process assessment. Following these assessments, a SWOT will be conducted for making a determination of the organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and to ensure the organization is capable of remaining viable in the future. This work will identify key implementation issues and suggestion evaluation of strategic effectiveness in a conceptualization of the overall strategic planning-process, which intends to identify and analyze alternate strategies.

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Veterans…. [read more]


Future of Health Care Delivery in the United States Case Study

… ¶ … Future of Health Care Delivery in the United States

What are your three most important recommendations?

My three most important recommendations for the future of health care delivery in the United States would be that there needs to be an increase in the quality of care, a decrease in the cost of care and an increase in the use of technology in order to facilitate the first two recommendations happening. It is important to leverage the technology that is available in order to facilitate improvement.

A high-quality health care delivery system must focus on improving health outcomes in the population it serves, supplementing episodic care and production of services with an epidemiological perspective and disease prevention strategies. In order to do this, information…. [read more]


HITECH Legislation the Health Information Essay

… While the Information Technology may have rationalized the business procedure it has also produced job redundancies, outsourcing and downsizing. There are some at the hospital that are no longer employed because of the new technology that has been introduced (Gold & Bovbjerg, 2012). They are not needed because the jobs that they were doing can be done much better by a machine.

However, financial problems, involving adoption and implementation costs, continuing maintenance costs, loss of proceeds related with temporary loss of efficiency, and regressions in revenue, present a deterrent for Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and physicians to implement and adopt an EHR. It has been discovered and mentioned by many employees that the maintenance cost of an EHR can also be expensive. Hardware must be…. [read more]


Midwifery in Primary Care New Essay

… Findings from these studies should continue to bridge the remaining gaps in our understanding of postmenopausal health. In the meantime, pharmacists must be prepared to counsel women about steps they can take to minimize their risks for osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. These steps are valuable in enabling a woman to preserve her well-being during the postmenopausal years (Rossouw, et al., 2002)

Midwives can play an important role in educating women of all ages about the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis so that they can make more informed decisions about their own health. For example, midwives should initiate discussions with women of all ages to help prevent, recognize, and treat osteoporosis (Santoro, et al., 1996). In addition, midwives must be prepared to counsel women about both…. [read more]


Medical Malpractice and Frivolous Lawsuits in Health Care Essay

… However, there was a large degree of variation by specialty. Surgeons faced the highest rates of negligence claims at 19.1% for neurosurgeons, 18.9% for thoracic-cardiovascular surgeons, and 15.3% for general surgeons. On the other hand only 5.2% of family medicine physicians, 3.1% of pediatricians, and 2.6% of psychiatrists faced claims of negligence. By the age of 65, 75% of physicians in "low-risk" specialties have faced a complaint of medical malpractice, whereas 99% of physicians in "high risk" specialties were reported to have been sued by that point in their career (Walker, 2011).

In response, a number of states have taken steps to alleviate the rise in damages awarded to plaintiffs in malpractice suits, in the hopes of reversing this trend. In 2003 the Texas legislature…. [read more]

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