In any management area there must be roles to be carried out, and the Professional.
Association of Specialty Physicians (PASP) is no exception. Mr. John Howard, the manager of PASP has ensured that all the physicians of PASP should have a one day educational program on health care legislation and regulatory changes.. He has ensured that the topics to be covered are on research and policy making, and also on better resources of healthcare.
Participants have been included form Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The mentioned participants are to participate together with those from PASP. (Flood, 2000)
Looking closely from the past Mr. John is aware of the impact that the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) had on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), which is one of the providers. HCUP resulted into the existence of AHRQ. That was sometime back, but the results are still felt even today.
Mr. John has prepared the information about how AHRQ resulted from HCUP, which is also to be presented at the educational program.. He knows that the right information is vital for progress, so he has researched the correct and reliable information, which is to be presented (Flood, 2000).
AHRQ it normally supports opportunities to help people prepare for correct health services research. The good work of finding researches ensures that quality healthcare services are always provided. The good work that AHRQ ensures that research goes on. On the other hand Mr. John, at the management of PASP ensures sound policy making.
When work of researching is properly funded the physicians also get morale at work. Sound policies are made basing on reliable information from research.. The work of JCAHO also comes in, it provides health care accreditation and related services, which are also funded by AHRQ especially the research part of it.
Through AHRQ, JCAHO is furnished with new information through research work that funded by AHRQ. The good work that AHRQ does shows that it has really imparted on the work of physicians positively. (Flood, 2000)
By ensuring that plans, strategies and policies of PASP are properly implemented; Mr. John acts as the spokesman of the PASP and executively performs his duties to the best level possible. He steers PASP forward to prosperity more than ever before.
The one-day educational program that Mr. John organizes is basically based on research work. This is connected with the work of AHRQ, which was formed through HCUP. This shows that were it not for HCUP to have existed then AHRQ would not have come to existence. Therefore HCUP can be said to be connected with PASP.
The educational program also looks at the good work of HIMA, which played a vital role of transition from paper to electronic records. It explores other future better possibilities of using the available resources wisely. (Crochton, 1997)
Medical field can be taken further at better position by technology and this is what Mr. John had in mind when he considered including researching on better resources of health care as one of the topic for discussion. The program also includes researching on policies, which ensure access to quality data. This ensures proper and reliable researching.
Policymaking includes the role of the government, which involves amendment of some of the laws that affect the physicians greatly. But it is worse when the work of AHRQ is affected.
Through AHRQ we now have publications against the use of methods of diagnosing, managing, testing, treating or preventing diseases. This shows that AHRQ is doing a good work, and should therefore not be obstructed through bad and careless policy making.
AHRQ also updates people through the Internet on safety rules. It also deals with other things and gives updated information about literature, resources and tools. It advances excellence in Health Care. For sure AHRQ is doing a good job that should be widely supported. (Flood, 2000)
The work of AHRQ also involves providing information on quality tools, which should be used by doctors, and other providers like the JCAHO and HIPAA, and others. More information is also given on the useful tools to be used in HIV and Aids cases. It also gives information on the cases concerning HIV care.
Normally one of the said greatest challenges in decision making on health care of finding reliable as well as practical data to inform the researcher on these decisions. AHRQ normally ensures this case is effortless. It has grants for research in place and when the information is found it helps in spreading the information to every one.
If Mr. John ensures proper connection of PASP with AHRQ then PASP stands to benefit a lot. The physicians will always observe a lot of safety measures as such then the patients will be taken good care of. This will make the number of physicians to increase tremendously to the expected target.
As well as the number of staff members will also improve to the expected target. This is possible because of the quality service that the physicians will always give which will outsmart their rivals. This commendable improvement will make NCQA to award PASP with something worthwhile. The physicians will be more hardworking, enthusiastic and excited, morale at work will increase and Mr. John will be in for a promotion. (Crochton, 1997)
Any physicians should use the work of AHRQ. It has reliable and quality information. The fact that it normally gives scholarships for health care research, this good and noble effort, should also be supported by other organizations. When research field is supported and well-funded information will increase and everybody will become informed.
Deny a scientist information and you will have killed him. You will also have denied technology a chance to sprout. The work of AHRQ should be supported. The government should come up with better laws and regulations, which give room for the free flow of information.
When the PASP relies on AHRQ for quality information, emergency cases will also be properly handled. Who does not value life? It is obvious that every body wants life, and so there will be an improvement in consumers (patients) and the PASP will automatically and efficiently realizes its goals. As a result healthcare services will always be reliable. (Flood, 2000)
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