How has health care changed in the past 50 years?
Over the past 50 years, healthcare has changed; in the way it’s delivered in the united states. Many years ago, the first hospital that was established in the united states was created for the poor as charitable institutions. Hospitals offered food,rest and shelter. Patients were expected to help with nursing and cleaning. However, those who was wealthy paid for home care and stayed away from the hospitals because they were so unsanitary that one out of four patients died. It was later discovered the use of carbolic acid and heat to sterilize the instruments killed the germs. With the advance of modern surgical techniques and increase use of technology in medicine changed the way health care is delivered and the way professionals practice. Now patients would come to see the doctor, rather than the doctor go to the patients home. Some significant changes in the business aspect includes, improvements in customer service by obtaining the patient’s perceptions of the service. Patients can be surveyed so that the provider can understand what’s important to the patient, effective use of technology is also used to improve service. Now, more practices provide patients with an electronic portal so patients can access their medical information online, and appoint reminders can be sent by text message.
Describe how public relations influenced the direction of healthcare. In what capacity.
The goal of public relations is to create, build and maintain an organization’s reputation in the community. With so many Americans having access to their health information, the goal is to provide them with access to health information.. For example, the legislative mandates that vending machine and restaurants post nutritional information about the food they sell.
News release is another factor. The information and community service programs offered by the health care organizations helps to encourage people to better take care of their health. A health care facility going public with what services they are offering had major influence on the society and there decisions about choosing the right provider. Public relation has influenced the direction of healthcare in an astronomical way over the past few years.
Discuss how the business components of health have changed.
The business components in health care has changed over the past few years significantly. Business are now taking a proactive role in health education and promotion. According to the united health care system, “states that, Prevention lowers health care cost and increase productivity.” ” According to the CDC, between 75 and 85 percent of healthcare spending in the united states was for people with one or more chronic conditions.” in addition, business has also, evaluated the indirect cost of poor health such as absenteeism. One of the components is health insurance. Most health care plans are covering less services with higher deductibles and copays.
What are some strategic goals that healthcare organizations can implement as they prepare for the next 5-10 years?
-The 1st goal is to increase the quality and years of healthy life.
-The 2nd is to eliminate health disparities
-Focus on improving the physical and mental well-being of an individual the looks at the quality and quantity of a healthy life in term years.(HRQOL)
-Focus on prevention to reduce the amount of health care an individual might need.