Porter and healthcare
There are many things I learned from Porter’s article. My understanding of health is different now. I never realized how much a part of the health care costs. This system includes physicians, machines, patients and the cost of each type of illness as well as people being treated in healthcare. I never knew that the outcome and results of certain medical problems are divided into a three-level system. It makes sense that the first stage is the health status of patients with some degenerative diseases who survive much of this process. The second level deals with results associated with the recovery process. This includes how uncomfortable a patient feels physically, whether re-treatment is required, short-term complications, errors and consequences that affect the patient. The third stage is concerned with the patient being able to maintain his positive health. When I read Porter’s article, I realized that the other two levels did not matter if that third level could not be reached. As far as the costs are concerned, I did not realize how much the health services cost in the various sectors. The costs include, for example, departments, doctors’ offices, certain service areas, prescription drugs and medical care. Certain diseases require more treatment, medical equipment, skilled workers and time than other diseases. For example, cancer often requires chemotherapy and other specialists needed to treat the patient. Porter also discussed how important the value of the patient is. Given the fact that the health insurance industry seems such a money-hungry business, I’m surprised that Porter has values in this regard. Although he mentioned the cost of things and outcomes, the article found that his main priority was patient well-being and maintaining a good level of health.
My entire career has been driven by the urge to turn the health care system from paperwork into an electronic system. Therefore, the first step as a consultant is to improvise the ICU on the basis of powerful technologies to perfect the intensive care program in the hospital (Nursing, 2011). Next, I will make sure that all the paper documentation is converted into computer documentation. To facilitate this, I will ensure that all members of the nursing staff receive basic computer literacy according to their respective departmental programs. Computer documentation will improve access to hospital records (Mastrian, 2011). I will maintain patient monitoring by integrating the Electronic Nursing Manager into the hospital system (Mastrian, 2011). The electronic care manager facilitates the transfer and sharing of medical records in the hospital departments. On the contrary, I will also ensure that each department is equipped with the necessary computer programs to perform their tasks without any problems (Mastrian, 2011). The transition to the electronic system will improve the readability, accuracy, timeliness and completeness of health services. In addition to the transition to the electronic system, changes may be required in some areas of the care system to improve integration and interoperability . I will ensure that nurses are equipped with smart health solutions to meet the needs of patients (Cowen, 2011). The hospital should also fully support technological advances in the hospital to meet the challenge of a tight schedule for caregivers. In contrast, nurses, doctors, patients, and all healthcare stakeholders should maintain effective communication and collaboration within the hospital. The nursing staff should also be competent and patient-oriented. In addition, I will set up departmental hospital follow-up systems to improve hospital patient management programs. Nurses should make sure that they understand and consider the needs of patients. They should include systems and tools that reduce potential errors, improve the efficiency of health systems, and improve performance confidence (Cowen, 2011