HSM541 Course Discussions Week 2

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HSM541 Course Discussions Week 2
What are the roles of government-sponsored healthcare programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans…

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HSM541 Course Discussions Week 2

HSM541 Course Discussions Week 2

All Students Posts 61 Pages

Healthcare Workforce – 35 Pages 

What do you see as the biggest workforce challenge(s) for hospitals today? Are the issues any different for other types of healthcare organizations? What strategies are being used by hospitals for recruiting and retaining staff?  As a healthcare manager, what strategies would you employ to retain workers in your facility?  So as the CEO of a medical facility, would managing by walking around be useful?  The AHA study on Workforce Shortages looks at 3 key strategies: “1. Redesign work processes and introduce new technologies to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and employee satisfaction, 2.  Retain existing workers, including those able to retire, and 3.

Attract the new generation of workers”.  What might be some strategies to retain existing workers?   If higher pay will not attract nurses what will? Or how high must the salaries go to attract more nurses?  Telemedicine will continue to grow and improve. If you were a hospital CEO, how might you take advantage of this growing technology especially with the Boomers aging?  Would bringing in new technology in general help attract/retain healthcare workers? Or drive off the older workers?…

Government Programs – 26 Pages

What are the roles of government-sponsored healthcare programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs (VA), Indian Health Services (IHS), and Prison Health Services? How do they impact access, cost, and quality? Do these government programs do a good job of meeting the healthcare needs of the populations they are intended to serve? Let’s look at some of the governmental agencies involved in healthcare and healthcare delivery in the U. S.

What’s being accomplished at the federal, state or local level levels in this arena?  Does it seem to be making a difference? What about issues of coordination and planning–progress?  Consider our overarching issues of access, quality and cost.  Have you taken an Off-Label drug?  Did the doctor tell you it was off-label?  How can government (local, state or federal) impact the nursing workforce?…