Graduate level healthcare administration assignment

BACKGROUND: Before starting this assignment, please view these videos:

How Do Vaccines Prevent Illness?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abBpWqFV7kw

Preventive Care
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rkVBh8wV14

CASE ASSIGNMENT: Use information from the modular background readings as well as any good quality resource you can find. Cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of your paper.

The following items/requirements/questions will be assessed:

Part 1: Discuss the following:

  1. The nature of the problem associated with physician awareness and education and physician involvement in quality assurance processes. Concentrate your efforts on how physicians are educated. Or aren’t they educated on this process?
  2. The steps taken to increase provider awareness and active involvement in the quality assurance process.
  3. What works and what does not.
  4. Your recommendations for further or continued improvements.

Part 2: The following items/requirements/questions will be assessed in particular:

  1. Managed care philosophy and initiatives directed at prevention and health maintenance.
  2. The nature of the problem of vaccinations and access to vaccines relative to prevention and health maintenance.
  3. The steps taken to improve quality.
  4. What works and what does not.
  5. Your recommendations for further or continued improvements.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Support your assignment with peer-reviewed articles, with at least 3-4 references. Use the following link for additional information on how to recognize peer-reviewed journals: http://www.angelo.edu/services/library/handouts/peerrev.php.
  2. Cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of your paper.
  3. LENGTH: 5-6 Pages

EXTRA READINGS:

Cleverley, W. O., & Cleverley, J. O. (2017). Essentials of health care finance. Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Eby, A. Z. (2017). Impacting parental vaccine decision-making. Pediatric Nursing, 43(1), 22.

Ghahramanian, A., Rezaei, T., Abdullahzadeh, F., Sheikhalipour, Z., & Dianat, I. (2017). Quality of healthcare services and its relationship with patient safety culture and nurse-physician professional communication. Health Promotion Perspectives, 7(3), 168-174. doi:10.15171/hpp.2017.30.

Gurley, K. L., Wolfe, R. E., Burstein, J. L., Edlow, J. A., Hill, J. F., & Grossman, S. A. (2016). Use of Physician Concerns and Patient Complaints as Quality Assurance Markers in Emergency Medicine. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17(6), 749.

Hines, A. L., Raetzman, S. O., Barrett, M. L., Moy, E., & Andrews, R. M. (2017). Managed care and inpatient mortality in adults: effect of primary payer. BMC Health Services Research, 17(1), 121.

Hu, T., Decker, S. L., & Chou, S. Y. (2016). Medicaid pay for performance programs and childhood immunization status. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 50(5), S51-S57.

Hurley, L. P., Lindley, M. C., Allison, M. A., Crane, L. A., Brtnikova, M., Beaty, B. L., . . . Kempe, A. (2017). Primary care physicians’ perspective on financial issues and adult immunization in the era of the affordable care act. Vaccine, 35(4), 647-654. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.12.007.

Lwembe, S., Green, S. A., Tanna, N., Connor, J., Valler, C., & Barnes, R. (2016). A qualitative evaluation to explore the suitability, feasibility and acceptability of using a ‘celebration card’ intervention in primary care to improve the uptake of childhood vaccinations. BMC Family Practice, 17(1), 101. doi:10.1186/s12875-016-0497-9.

Pannick, S., Sevdalis, N., & Athanasiou, T. (2016). Beyond clinical engagement: A pragmatic model for quality improvement interventions, aligning clinical and managerial priorities. BMJ Quality & Safety, 25(9), 716-725. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004453.

Skillman, M., Cross‐Barnet, C., Singer, R. F., Ruiz, S., Rotondo, C., Ahn, R., . . . Moiduddin, A. (2017;2016;). Physician engagement strategies in care coordination: Findings from the centers for medicare & medicaid services’ health care innovation awards program. Health Services Research, 52(1), 291-312. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12622

Stoecker, C., Stewart, A. M., & Lindley, M. C. (2017). The cost of cost-sharing: The impact of medicaid benefit design on influenza vaccination uptake. Vaccines, 5(1), 8. doi:10.3390/vaccines5010008

Websites

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2017). Vaccines and Immunizations Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

Joint Commission. (2017). Annual report-Improving America’s hospitals: Improving America’s Hospitals-the Joint Commission’s annual report on quality and safety. Retrieved from: 
http://www.jointcommission.org/annualreport.aspx

Joint Commission (2017) Improving America’s Hospitals-The Joint Commission’s Annual Report on Quality and Safety. Retrieved from Improving America’s Hospitals – The Joint Commission’s Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2012

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