Medicine

Electronic Health Records (EHRs): Pros and Cons

Effect of EHRs An electronic health record (EHR) system assists healthcare practitioners in accessing detailed clients’ information over time and across health care settings. The information in the EHR includes metadata, medical history, symptoms, medications, immunizations, diagnoses, laboratory results, and reports from diagnostic tests like X-rays. The EHR system will...

Electronic Health Records Implementation

Introduction Due to the benefits involved, healthcare organizations are rapidly adopting EHR technology. However, the use of the system is limited since out of 44% of facilities using the system, only 5% employ all available features (DesRoches et al., 2013). This adoption rate and the limitations regarding use are associated...

WHO’s Next — The United States and the World Health Organization

Compare and contrast global governance on the environment and human rights It is important to point out the fact that global governance plays a key role in ensuring a collaborative and cooperative international effort in regards to advancing and promoting essential legislative norms, values, and rights. However, global governance measures...

Healthcare Economics: Health Insurance

Controversies surrounding the development of health insurance and the government’s role in providing, financing, and regulating health insurance and health services. The development of health insurance in the United States encountered a multitude of controversies. One of the primary sources of controversies comes from the regulation of managed care organizations...

International Comparisons of Public Health Expenditures

Introduction Winter (2013) starts by arguing that the United States become the country that has the highest spending on healthcare. This is in comparison to other nations in the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development). Notably, the United States is considered the most developed country. However, the reasons for...

Client Safety as a Public Health Issue in Nursing

Medical errors have always been the plague of medicine. They cause unintended damage, loss of time, medicine, health, and even can cost patients their lives. In addition to that, medical errors severely undermine the credibility of modern medical methods and reduce the patients’ faith in their doctors. According to Huffington...

The Use of Technology to Improve Patient Outcomes

Introduction Rural healthcare is one of the most challenging aspects of the system of healthcare in the US. People in remote regions do not have sufficient access to the most progressive ways of treatment and care as compared to those living in towns and cities. Thus, healthcare providers need to...

Elderly Falls: Risk Factors and Intervention

Introduction Aging is an inevitable process and the most sensitive era of life. It is the process of massive progressive changes in biological and sociology aspects of life. Examples of such progressive changes include reduced auditory and visual perception causing aging related balance disorders, chronic complications, and loss of body...

Health System and Working Together for Global Health

Introduction A health system is an association of individuals, organizations, and resources that provide health care services to people. Global health refers to the concerns of people’s health from a worldwide perspective (Skolnik, 2008). This paper will discuss and analyze the health system and working together for global health. Analysis...

Middle-Range Theory: Comfort in the Operating Room

Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort is considered in the nursing scholarship as a middle-range theory not only because of its specificity in addressing the practice concept of nurse-provided comfort but also due to its straightforward description of the process by which comfort may be consistently delivered to patients and assessed by...

The Healing Hospital Paradigm

Background Information The healing hospital paradigm refers to a healthcare regime that lays emphasis on intensive and elaborate methods of human care and treatment. Most healthcare plans allude to conservative and rigid procedures that focus on the medical aspect of treatment. They undertake measures that seek to satisfy thresholds of...

Managed Care and Contractual Services

Introduction Health care is a vital part of human lives that enables them to carry out their daily activities comfortably. There is no alternative to proper health and people must ensure they have access to excellent medical attention at all times. Continuous research enables health care providers to offer quality...

David Blumenthal, Leapfrog Group in Healthcare

Introduction Since the first days of Barack Obama’s presidency, healthcare reforms have become one of the country’s top priorities. More often than not, Barack Obama is considered as the source and main inspirer of the giant leap forward in the nation’s health care system. The figure of David Blumenthal remains...

Workforce Planning in the Australian Healthcare

Executive summary The National Health Innovation and Reform Strategic Framework for Action 2011-2012 is the first strategic reform framework for the workforce in Australia, which aims at linking education and health sectors. Workforce reforms are critical because the Australian population is growing rapidly and lifespan is increasing fast (Health Workforce...

Factors of National Health Service in Modern Britain

Introduction The National Health Service was formed in mid-1948 after the desperation of the civilian during and after World War II. This body was formed to address health issues in the public interest. Its establishment was driven by the Ministry of Health minister during that time on 5 July 1948....

Nursing: Meaning and Values

Introduction The term nursing has its usage borrowed from medieval periods. The term is common in many countries today. Its first-time use is identified in the Biblical story of St. Paul Church. It is said that Paul would send men to preach, and they would be accompanied by a nurse....

Aging: Biological, Spiritual and Social Aspects

Introduction Aging is the build-up of changes in an individual after a while. Some aspects of aging develop and increase with time, whereas others reduce. Aging is a significant component of all societies for it shows the biological alterations that take place and reveals societal and cultural standards. The study...

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Effect

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs help to reduce the discomfort of chronic pain in millions of elderly people all over the world. The population of elderly people is increasing (Bavry, Park, Qin, 2012). Pain results from chronic illnesses although the pain in most of the elderly is caused by osteoarthritis. However, nonsteroidal...