Adverse Trend and Data Management in Hospital
To understand the trend in question, it would be critical to evaluate and investigate patients’ health care. To get adequate results, this research would evaluate how patients receive medical care and whether they receive adequate support that promotes their well-being. This research would also evaluate the methods and treatment used to facilitate healing to patients. This would create a strong platform to evaluate health care expertise that enhances healing to patients. I would interview patients on the services they receive and inquire from them areas that need improvement. In so doing, this research would gather adequate results on what should be done to improve patients’ care. Through interviews, this research would access the patients’ satisfaction toward the services provided by the hospital. It would also identify areas in the hospital that needs immediate intervention. The interview would consist of various questions such as, has the hospital improved your health outcome, has the health care providers provided adequate support, and how would you rate the hospital’s services. The responses on these questions would help in accessing patients’ satisfaction and their complaints. They would also assist in assessing the nursing care provided to patients (Tran & Taylor, 2009).
This research would evaluate patients’ health care improvement. This would be done by interviewing patients on their health improvement since they visited the hospital. I would access the patients’ past and present medical records. This would determine whether or not health care providers are doing their best to augment healing and satisfaction. Lastly, I would access areas that need improvement to boost patients’ care. In this case, I would monitor how health care providers treat patients, access patients’ medical records, evaluate skills used by doctors. Collecting this information would be useful in evaluating whether the hospital is doing the best it can to improve patients’ care. If not, this research would further compile areas that need improvement to boost the overall patients’ care (Tzeng & Yin, 2009).
This research would need to collect new and existing information. I would employ the information that others researchers have collected in the past. For this purpose, this research would consider factors that hinder quality patients’ care and further investigate whether the hospital has what it takes to enhance total quality care. In collecting new information, I would consider how valid it is. Thus, interviewing the patients in the hospital would assist the research to collect valid results. The validity of the data would be assessed by determining whether the population interviewed express the thoughts of the entire hospital. The data may be reliable if the measurement and information collected is consistent with one another. For instance, if one patient complains that health care providers are not kind to patients, then the research should further investigate from different patients whether that concept is true. This would help in accessing accurate information (Flores, Win & Susilo, 2010).
Data Collection Method
In this research, I would use interviews to collect data. Often, interviews relates to direct observation in the site visits. This research would collect interviews separately from patients either in person or by telephone. For examining purposes, the interviews would be open-ended so that patients can have a chance to air their thoughts. The chief benefit of using this method for data collection is that it is cheaper compared to other methods and saves time. The method can be considerable if the program is large. The data would affect the research response to the adverse trend in that it would help in collecting past and present results. The research would evaluate how health care providers have provided nursing care to patients in the past and present times (Tzeng & Yin, 2009).
For a successful research, this study would utilize a number of technological tools to evaluate, investigate, and monitor patients’ care. These technologies include mobile technology, electronic health records, surveillance cameras, and computers. In the first step, I would utilize mobile technology to investigate patients’ care. Mobile technology includes gadgets such as mobile internet devices that are portable, wireless, and have sensors. Mobile technology would change how people communicate in the clinical setting. This technology could be utilized to gather patients’ feedback about the services given and from staffs on what should be done to improve the clinical setting. This research would encourage patients and health care providers to be transparent and open-minded to gather adequate information on what should be done to improve patients’ care. Mobile technology may boost medication compliance. The technology may boost the understanding of post-treatment. It may be convenient for patients and the hospital to monitor double check prescription and discharge instruction. It could also improve medication accuracy as patients could be reminded about medication compliance. Mobile technology may boost the access of health information for patients and increase research capabilities for healthcare providers. The ethical issues surrounding mobile technology are that data privacy, security, and confidentiality should be considered. The health care providers should never disclose any information provided by their patients (Tran & Taylor, 2009).
Electronic health records would help this research access information of patients’ appointment, their medications, and interaction with healthcare providers. The technology would access areas in health care that need improvement. It would evaluate where doctors are having a positive impact on their patients. When utilized in the hospital, this technology would boost care through accurate, complete, and safer information share among healthcare professionals. It would reduce waste of time for procedures, appointments, and medical access to health care facilities. For doctors, this technology would improve work efficiencies and more time on patients. Health care providers would have a chance to coordinate more efficiently with patients without having to travel in miles looking for patients’ information. Accessing the devices used in the hospital would help this research to identify the technology that can be used to improvement management and reduce the demand of health care resources. Confidentiality and privacy is the major legal issue relate to the use of electronic health records. Healthcare providers should never disclose patients’ information to other unless when the law considers so. Patients’ information should only be disclosed with their consent. The process of controlling information requires a hospital to have a password to retrieve and store information (Flores, Win & Susilo, 2010).
The use of surveillance cameras in the hospital would assist the research to monitor the activities that take place in the hospital. This technology would monitor how health care providers treat patients and evaluate the skills used by doctors. The use of computers would assist this research to evaluate patients’ medical records on a daily basis. Hospitals should recognize the security measures required to protect their patients. The ethical issues related to the use of this data and the technology is that it has the potential to reveal the unseen, withheld, and unknown information. The essence of surveillance technology is that it helps hospitals to access what is going on, on a daily basis. Specifically, this research would benefit from this research in that it would adequately access what has been going on in the hospital (Tzeng & Yin, 2009).
With the mentioned facts, this research would make valid, solid, and accurate decisions that affect patients’ care. Some of these decisions include adding technology tools in health care, increasing competent healthcare providers, and improving on the methods used in treatment. Thus far, the research would have achieved its’ objective of improving quality care and an environment that foster quality work flow. The use of technology would improve quality care and ease work on healthcare providers as indicated in the appendix 1.
Flores Z, A., Win, K. T., & Susilo, W. (2010). Functionalities of free and open electronic health record systems.International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 26(4), 382-9. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266462310001121
Tran, A., & Taylor, D. M. (2009). Medical model for hospital in the home: Effects on patient management. Australian Health Review, 33(3), 494-501.
Tzeng, H., & Yin, C. (2009). Historical trends in human resource issues of hospital nursing in the past generation. Nursing Economics, 27(1), 19-25.