Health Questions

1. Discuss the difference between negative and positive feedback as it relates to homeostasis?  Give an example of positive or negative feedback in the body.

2. Briefly describe the communicable disease known as the West Nile Virus and discuss how it may be prevented.

3. Discuss the importance and types of lymphocytes. Where is each type found in the body? Discuss one that a person could live without & why?

4. There are many different types of immunity in the body. The main four being

  •  Innate (Natural) Immunity
  • Adaptive (Acquired) Immune
  • SystemActive Immunity
  • Passive Immunity

Discuss the three most important? Be sure to give supporting reasons for each. How do those who live outside of civilization protect their immunity without high tech advances such as immunization.

5. Discuss the functions of the skeletal system.
Describe the bones of the thoracic region of the body and how this region of bones works together to provide support and movement of the body.

6. Describe the skeletal disorder Bursitis. What causes this disease?  What are the effects of this disease and how is it treated?  What quality of life can be expected for someone with the disorder?

7. Describe three functions of the muscular system and three characteristic properties of muscular tissue.    Discuss the muscular action abduction and describe the movement of this action. Give (3) examples of movement (or day to day skills) by this muscular action.

8. Describe the muscular disease Myositis. What causes this disease?  What are the effects of this disease and how is it treated?  What quality of life can be expected for someone with the disorder?

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health care organization.

 4-5 page paper that explains the purpose and characteristics of developing an effective vision for a health care organization.
  • Additionally, discuss the importance of organizational leadership communicating vision, and describe why some leaders fail at it.
  • Be sure to detail the strengths and weaknesses of developing and communicating a leader’s vision for a health care organization of your choice.

Assignment #2-

Assignment #2- 5/6 pages

The final project in this course requires that you visit the Web site of a local health care organization (e.g., hospital, long-term care facility, ambulatory care clinic) in your town, city, county, or state and asses its goals and mission.

Once you have assessed your chosen facility’s goals and mission statement, complete the following:

  • Write a paper that integrates what you have learned throughout this course, and describe and discuss 4–6 important competencies that you need to have to effectively lead your chosen organization, based on its goals and mission.
  • Explain why those competencies are important and how the information you gleaned from this course will improve your own leadership style and strategy.

Reducing the Price of Health Care

Assignment Details

 

Reducing the Price of Health Care

 

The focus in health care reform is cost control in light of annual double-digit inflation since the late 1990s and the consumption of nearly 17% of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2009 (more than any other country in the world). The debate is over how to reduce the rate of spending for health care while preserving quality and access to care for patients. Research at least 2 methods of reducing the percentage of the GDP spent on health care. You will need to be able to describe how you would do this in specific terms. This can be a number of approaches, such as the following:

 

  • Completely dismantle the current system and start over—A monumental task
  • Revise the current payment system to reflect current economic constraints
  • Cut Medicare and Medicaid
  • Insurance reform
  • National health insurance based on the Massachusetts Model
  • Malpractice reform
  • Legislation such as the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, the Affordable Care Act (2010), and others

 

Provide the following elements in your paper:

 

  • Describe the model you are supporting to best control costs without compromising the quality and access to health care, and explain how the model works.
  • Analyze the method that you are supporting, detailing the strengths and weaknesses from all stakeholder group (e.g., patient, provider, and third-party payer) perspectives.
  • Provide an example of the model in real time or as a scenario.
  • Summarize the anticipated results in terms of costs and benefits.

Quandaries in Health Care Declining Trust in the Health Care System (The Trust Crisis)

Quandaries in Health Care

Declining Trust in the Health Care System (The Trust Crisis)

Health reform is mired in the morass of multitiered payment systems and multiple modes of access, limited by the ability to seek and to pay. Increasingly, patients are interacting with multiple entities within the system, causing more and more confusion on the part of the patient. According to recent research, patients’ trust in the system, providers, and insurers continues to decline. This may result in a decline in individual health and an increase in costs for health care.

Investigate the declining trust in the health care system from an ethical and moral position. You may use the four principles plus attention to scope model of Beauchamp and Childress or any other ethical model that you choose to address this.

Complete the following:

  • State what model you will use to investigate this issue.
  • Identify 2 or more legal issues contributing to this problem.
  • Identify 2 or more economic and financial issues contributing to this problem.
  • Analyze the impact of various issues that are contributing to this problem, and rank them in order from greatest to least impact.
  • Propose at least 1 modification that would increase trust in the health care system with rationale.

the decision tree model

Assignment 2 – 5 pages

A number of quantitative methods are utilized to make decisions and recommendations in health care. Quantitative methods are used to analyze and predict the demand for patient services, to determine capital expenditures for facility and technology enhancements, and to guide the manager in implementing quality controls. Whether or not you are familiar with quantitative methodologies, as a manager, you are responsible for the outcomes of implementing the decision based on the method used.

Your agency or institution has noted a negative trend in profitability for a diagnostic imaging cost center over the past 4 quarters.

As a manager, you need to make some recommendations to take to your board of directors to reverse the negative trend. Your first priority is to find a quantitative method to help you in making decisions. Complete the following:

  • Choose a quantitative method (e.g., the decision tree model).
  • Describe the model that you are using.
  • Outline at least 4 proposed solutions to your board of directors, and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each with regard to return on investment, break-even analysis, improvement in patient demand, improved patient safety and quality, and so forth.
  • Summarize how the decision-making method helped you make objective recommendations to your board of directors.

Health Care Information Systems

Assignment 1 –  5 pages

Health Care Information Systems are important in dispensing of information throughout the organization. You will develop a research paper on a health care technology that has become essential to the sharing of information via electronic communication mediums (i.e., EMR, Telehealth, HMR, etc.).

  • Explain each part of the key components.
  • Explain each part of contributing factors.
  • Provide examples of ways to measure each part.