Administrative Healthcare Information Systems

Administrative Healthcare Information Systems

Locate two Administrative Healthcare Information Systems (AHIS using Internet search (e.g., https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/buyers-guide-practice-managementhttps://www.capterra.com/sem-compare/medical-practice-management-software?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc). In a tabulated form compare their patient management and revenue management features and functions; which of these two systems would you recommend for a healthcare facility you may be working for and why? Make sure to provide a short background of the organization in question. And provide the link to its website (no more than one paragraph before the table)

Your 2-4 pages double-spaced APA formatted assignment excluding the Title and References pages and containing 2-3 credible sources of information should be submitted by Tuesday mid-night.

ageism in society

There are two posts. post 1 and post

please reply each posts with 150 words with in text citation and references

The oldest adults in my family

post 1

When I was growing up, older people, in general, were respected and seen as wise. The oldest adults in my family have always been my grandparents, and everyone in my family. Including myself, has always looked up to them. They are who we go to for advice. And comfort. Although I never really had the chance to meet a lot of older adults in society when I was growing up. I remember my parents talking about people putting their parents or grandparents in nursing homes. Because they didn’t have the time or simply didn’t want the responsibility of taking care of them.

I’ve noticed now that I have experienced care of older adults with nurses. There is a great amount of ageism in society. And the love and respect my family shows to my grandparents isn’t the same in all families or facilities. In fact, a study in Australia has shown that 22-25% of older adults with mental illness reported some form of discrimination in the past 12 months. Which is double the percentage of older adults without mental illness who have reported discrimination in the past 12 months (Temple et al., 2020).

There are many stereotypes, both positive and negative that are present in Western society. However, sadly, the negative outweigh the positive (Miller, 2019). Although this may only seem like something that can harm an older adult’s mental health, it also affects their physical health. Studies have shown that negative stereotypes such as seeing an older adult as slow or incompetent, decrease an older patient’s cognitive skills and performance. These same negative stereotypes have also been proven to be associated with poor recovery from illness as well as declined physical health (Miller, 2019).

mental function

When I was younger, people who suffered from mental illness were seen as different and sometimes they were called “crazy”. In addition, older adults with mental or emotional disorders were viewed as a burden which further leads to these older adults being viewed as incompetent, and unfortunately, that is still something that is seen in society. In my family, the language used to describe older adults suffering from mental illness were also called “crazy”, but for those suffering from altered mental function, I always heard things such as, “They’re older so their mind isn’t as good as it used to be.” It’s heartbreaking to look back on how people, including older adults, suffering from mental illness or altered mental function were viewed.

education that is changing in society

Thankfully, with understanding and education that is changing in society and among those I know. I think one of the major factors of how older adults were viewed when I was growing up in my family was our culture. Ever since I can remember, any time somebody was known to have a mental illness or suffer from suicidal ideation or attempts, I would hear those around me say that they’re ungrateful and need to become closer to God.

Although religion is a great outlet for many people, especially older adults, suffering from mental illness, it isn’t for everybody, and I feel that this blinded those I grew up with into believing that religion fixes everything. Thankfully, as time has passed, my family and society have learned to slowly become more accepting of mental illness, especially in older adults, which has helped my family be more supportive of those suffering from mental illness.

mental illness

post 2

When I was growing up, older people, in general, were respected and seen as wise. The oldest adults in my family have always been my grandparents, and everyone in my family. Including myself, has always looked up to them. They are who we go to for advice and comfort. Although I never really had the chance to meet a lot of older adults in society when I was growing up. I remember my parents talking about people putting their parents. Or grandparents in nursing homes because they didn’t have the time. Or simply didn’t want the responsibility of taking care of them.

I’ve noticed now that I have experienced care of older adults with nurses. There is a great amount of ageism in society. And the love and respect my family shows to my grandparents isn’t the same in all families or facilities. In fact, a study in Australia has shown that 22-25% of older adults with mental illness reported some form of discrimination in the past 12 months. Which is double the percentage of older adults without mental illness who have reported discrimination in the past 12 months (Temple et al., 2020).

stereotypes

There are many stereotypes, both positive and negative that are present in Western society. However, sadly, the negative outweigh the positive (Miller, 2019). Although this may only seem like something that can harm an older adult’s mental health, it also affects their physical health. Studies have shown that negative stereotypes such as seeing an older adult as slow or incompetent, decrease an older patient’s cognitive skills and performance. These same negative stereotypes have also been proven to be associated with poor recovery from illness as well as declined physical health (Miller, 2019). When I was younger, people who suffered from mental illness were seen as different and sometimes they were called “crazy”.

emotional disorders

In addition, older adults with mental. Or emotional disorders were viewed as a burden which further leads to these older adults being viewed as incompetent. And unfortunately. That is still something that is seen in society. In my family. The language used to describe older adults suffering from mental illness were also called “crazy”. But for those suffering from altered mental function. I always heard things such as, “They’re older so their mind isn’t as good as it used to be.” It’s heartbreaking to look back on how people, including older adults, suffering from mental illness or altered mental function were viewed.

Thankfully, with understanding and education that is changing in society. And among those I know. I think one of the major factors of how older adults were viewed. When I was growing up in my family was our culture. Ever since I can remember, any time somebody was known to have a mental illness. Or suffer from suicidal ideation or attempts. I would hear those around me say that they’re ungrateful and need to become closer to God.

Although religion is a great outlet for many people, especially older adults. Suffering from mental illness, it isn’t for everybody. And I feel that this blinded those I grew up with into believing that religion fixes everything. Thankfully, as time has passed, my family. And society have learned to slowly become more accepting of mental illness, especially in older adults. Which has helped my family be more supportive of those suffering from mental illness.

Kant’s Ethics and Our Duty

Week 5 Discussion: Kant’s Ethics and Our Duty

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapters 9, 10
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Introduction
Kant’s famous First Formulation of the Categorical Imperative reads, “Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.” Kant taught morality as a matter of following maxims of living that reflect absolute laws. “Universal” is a term that allows for no exceptions, and what is universal applies always and everywhere. Don’t forget about the second formulation of the categorical imperative which states, “Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of another, always at the same time as an end and never simply as a means.” It is just as important.

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, address one of the following sets of questions:

  1. What are the personal and/or communal ethical factors that may be involved in determining the moral position of either side given a contemporary debate, such as those concerning animal rights, stem cell research, abortion, the death penalty, and so forth?
  2. Elaborate in detail the ethical positions arrived at by using the Kantian categorical imperative relative to the long standing debate surrounding the death penalty or abortion. Argue the ethics from the point of view of the prisoner or from the fetus
  3. Evaluate the ethical positions in part two. You will want to detail whether they are convincing, logical, correct, consistent, etc.

the types of head and neck carcinomas

the types of head and neck carcinomas

You are a 2-year graduate of an accredited AGACNP master’s program. You are now a certified AGACNP practicing on a very busy inpatient oncology unit.

Your patient is s 45-year-old male with head/neck cancer. This is a new diagnosis, but the patient has lost over 60 pounds in the past 4 months due to dysphagia, malnutrition, and intractable pain. He is currently NPO due to risk of aspiration.

Explore the types of head and neck carcinomas that you will encounter as an AGACNP on this oncology unit. Describe the following and support your answer with two or three peer-reviewed resources.

  1. Malignancy, cytology results, and type of cancer markers, if available.
  2. How this is cancer diagnosed.
  3. The key complications for which you must be watchful.
  4. How you will manage this unique and very difficult patient with regard to pain management, airway, cosmetics, and psychological concerns.
  5. Which nutritional interventions would be important for this patient?

Moral Theories

Scenario 1: You are offered a job at XYZ Corp. A friend emails you an article indicating the company has been funding questionable research. That may be causing irreparable damage to a specific ecosystem. You notice in the Code of Ethics that you will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement. And a statement saying if you leave for any reason, you will be barred from working for a similar company for one year. Do you take the job, why or why not and what moral theories guides your decision? Be sure clearly discuss the moral theories and how they justify your decision.

Scenario 2: You have been working in a technical job for ABC company for 6 months and are about to pass probation and be hired full time. Your manager has been a little more attentive than usual and calls you into the office. You are told that to be promoted, you will be required to put in 10 hours a week “off the clock.” You decide to contact HR and are told that this is just “standard practice” to contract a person for 45 hours a week to calculate the salary, but normal for employees to put in 55 hours on average. This is not illegal, per se, but seems sketchy. Do you accept the promotion or start looking for a new job? Most importantly, what moral theory or theories help you justify your decision?

Fleet And Driver Safety

During your annual screenings, you find out that 39% of your drivers have either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. This number shocks you, and you want to do something about it because you do not need to have any of the drivers blacking out from a diabetic reaction (i.e., insulin deficiency) while driving. You also want to keep these numbers from rising, so you need to look at health education or possibly incentive programs for employees to improve their food choices and overall fitness.

Your two goals for this case study are to come up with a plan to help employees who already have diabetes and to come up with a healthy lifestyle fitness plan for all company employees. Explain the benefits and potential costs associated with your plans. You can decide on the size of the company that you are operating. You are encouraged to think outside the box in coming up with solutions. It may help to research what some leading transportation companies have done. Companies outside of the transportation industry may also have plans, so do not simply limit yourself to researching fleet operators.

Your completed case study should be at least two pages in length and include at least two outside sources, one of which must come from the CSU Online Library. Follow APA Style when creating citations and references for this assignment.

Total Environmental Health And Safety Management

You were recently hired as an occupational safety and health consultant for Gemstone Fabricators. A medium-sized manufacturing facility that makes stainless steel counters, containers, and carts for the food prep and restaurant industries. Several years ago, Gemstone decided it wanted to become an Occupational Safety. And Health Adminstration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) site. It also wants to send the application to OSHA in the upcoming year. Gemstone Fabricators expressed an interest to align with the ANSI/ASSP Z10.0-2019 and ANSI/ASSP/ISO 45001-2018 standard. In going through the application submission materials, you noticed something that threw up a red flag, however. Although there was an accountability requirement specified in front-line workers’ performance evaluation documentation for safety performance, there was no such requirement in the performance evaluation documentation for supervisors, managers, or executives.

health management systems

Your discussions with employees also suggest that, although the employer wants the front-line workers to be heavily involved in the safety effort, they are not always sure exactly what they are supposed to be doing to help move the company’s safety programs forward. Another issue that concerns you is that the effort to implement a safety and health management systems approach appears to be somewhat piecemeal. You are finding it difficult to identify a clear Plan-Do-Check-Act approach to continuous improvement. Please compose a two-page document for your client to include your evaluation of these deficiencies along with an explanation of the significance of these problems in relation to the safety and health management systems approach. Your goal is to help the employer understand why these issues need to be attended to prior to submitting your application. In your response, be sure to do the following things:

  • include an introduction that establishes the issues and provides necessary background information,
  • assess the importance of establishing safety accountability measures for managers, employees, and safety professionals,
  • appraise the assignment of safety-related job tasks, and
  • apply the Plan-Do-Check-Act framework to resolve a safety deficiency.

Your Scholarly Activity must be a minimum of twopages in length, and it should be in APA format. You must use a minimum of one scholarly resource. Any information from this source should be cited and referenced in accordance with APA guidelines.

Identify What Is Open to Dispute

IDENTIFYING ISSUES

In this section we present several steps to identifying an issue. You don’t have to follow them in this particular order, and you may find yourself going back. And forth among them as you try to bring an issue into focus.

Keep in mind that issues do not simply exist in the world well formed. Instead, writers construct what they see as issues from the situations they observe. For example, consider legislation to limit downloads from the Internet. If such legislation conflicts with your own practices and sense of freedom. You may have begun to identify an issue: the clash of values over what constitutes fair use. And what does not. Be aware that others may not understand your issue. And that in your writing you will have to explain carefully what is at stake.

◼ Draw on Your Personal Experience

You may have been taught that formal writing is objective, that you must keep a dispassionate distance from your subject. And that you should not use I in a college-level paper. The fact is, however, that our personal experiences influence how we read, what we pay attention to, and what inferences we draw. It makes sense, then, to begin with you — where you are and what you think and believe.

We all use personal experience to make arguments in our everyday lives. In an academic context, the challenge is to use personal experience to argue a point, to illustrate something, or to illuminate a connection between theories and the sense we make of our daily experience. You don’t want simply to tell your story. You want your story to strengthen your argument.

Cultural Literacy,

For example, in Cultural Literacy, E. D. Hirsch personalizes his interest in reversing the cycle of illiteracy in America’s cities. To establish the nature of the problem in the situation he describes, he cites research showing that student performance on standardized tests in the United States is falling. But he also reflects on his own teaching in the 1970s, when he first perceived “the widening knowledge gap [that] caused me to recognize the connection between specific background knowledge and mature literacy.” And he injects anecdotal evidence from conversations with his son, a teacher. Those stories heighten readers’ awareness that school-aged children do not know much about literature, history, or government. (For example, his son mentions a student who challenged his claim that Latin is a “dead language” by demanding, “What do they speak in Latin America?”)

Hirsch’s use of his son’s testimony makes him vulnerable to criticism, as readers might question whether Hirsch can legitimately use his son’s experience to make generalizations about education. But in fact, Hirsch is using personal testimony — his own and his son’s — to augment and put a human face on the research he cites. He presents his issue, that schools must teach cultural literacy, both as something personal and as something with which we should all be concerned. The personal note helps readers see Hirsch as someone who has long been concerned with education and who has even raised a son who is an educator.

◼ Identify What Is Open to Dispute

An issue is something that is open to dispute. Sometimes the way to clarify an issue is to think of it as a fundamental tension between two or more conflicting points of view. If you can identify conflicting points of view, an issue may become clear.

Consider E. D. Hirsch, who believes that the best approach to educational reform is to change the curriculum in schools. His position: A curriculum based on cultural literacy is the one sure way to reverse the cycle of poverty and illiteracy in urban areas.

What is the issue? Hirsch’s issue emerges in the presence of an alternative position. Jonathan Kozol, a social activist who has written extensively about educational reform, believes that policymakers need to address reform by providing the necessary resources that all students need to learn. Kozol points out that students in many inner-city schools are reading outdated textbooks and that the dilapidated conditions in these schools — windows that won’t close, for example — make it impossible for students to learn.

In tension are two different views of the reform that can reverse illiteracy: Hirsch’s view that educational reform should occur through curricular changes, and Kozol’s view that educational reform demands socioeconomic resources.

◼ Resist Binary Thinking

As you begin to define what is at issue, try to tease out complexities that may not be immediately apparent. That is, try to resist the either/or mindset that signals binary thinking.

If you considered only what Hirsch and Kozol have to say, it would be easy to characterize the problems facing our schools as either curricular or socioeconomic. But it may be that the real issue combines these arguments with a third or even a fourth, that neither curricular nor socioeconomic changes by themselves can resolve the problems with American schools.

After reading essays by both Hirsch and Kozol, one of our students pointed out that both Hirsch’s focus on curriculum and Kozol’s socioeconomic focus ignore another concern. She went on to describe her school experience in racial terms. In the excerpt below, notice how this writer uses personal experience (in a new school, she is not treated as she had expected to be treated) to formulate an issue.

Moving from Colorado Springs to Tallahassee, I was immediately struck by the differences apparent in local home life, school life, and community unity, or lack thereof. Ripped from my sheltered world at a small Catholic school characterized by racial harmony, I was thrown into a large public school where outward prejudice from classmates and teachers and “race wars” were common and tolerated. . . .

Martin Luther King’s

In a school where students and teachers had free rein to abuse anyone different from them, I was constantly abused. As the only black student in English honors, I was commonly belittled in front of my “peers” by my teacher. If I developed courage enough to ask a question, I was always answered with the use of improper grammar and such words as “ain’t” as my teacher attempted to simplify the material to “my level” and to give me what he called “a little learning.”

After discussing several subjects, he often turned to me, singling me out of a sea of white faces, and asked, “Do you understand, Mila?” When asking my opinion of a subject, he frequently questioned, “What do your people think about this?” Although he insisted on including such readings as Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in the curriculum, the speech’s themes of tolerance and equity did not accompany his lesson.

Through her reading, this student discovered that few prominent scholars have confronted the issue of racism in schools directly. Although she grants that curricular reform and increased funding may be necessary to improve education, she argues that scholars also need to address race in their studies of teaching and learning.

Our point is that issues may be more complex than you first think they are. For this student, the issue wasn’t one of two positions — reform the curriculum or provide more funding. Instead, it combined a number of different positions, including race (“prejudice” and “race wars”) and the relationship between student and teacher (“Do you understand, Mila?”) in a classroom.

In this passage, the writer uses her experience to challenge binary thinking. Like the student writer, you should examine issues from different perspectives, avoiding either/or propositions that oversimplify the world.

◼ Build on and Extend the Ideas of Others

Academic writing builds on and extends the ideas of others. As an academic writer, you will find that by extending other people’s ideas, you will extend your own. You may begin in a familiar place, but as you read more and pursue connections to other readings, you may well end up at an unexpected destination.

For example, one of our students was troubled when he read Melissa Stormont-Spurgin’s description of homeless children. The student uses details from her work (giving credit, of course) in his own:

The children . . . went to school after less than three hours of sleep. They wore the same wrinkled clothes that they had worn the day before. What will their teachers think when they fall asleep in class? How will they get food for lunch? What will their peers think? What could these homeless children talk about with their peers? They have had to grow up too fast. Their worries are not the same as other children’s worries. They are worried about their next meal and where they will seek shelter. Their needs, however, are the same. They need a home and all of the securities that come with it. They also need an education (Stormont-Spurgin 156).

Humanities Knowledge Assessment

Humanities Knowledge Assessment

 

Essay Directions:

 

Utilizing information learned in HCC humanities classes, write an essay addressing the following prompt statement.

 

Discuss an important concept or prominent figure from one of the disciplines of the humanities; visual art, music, dance, theatre, literature, religion or philosophy. The essay should utilize core terminology/vocabulary of the selected discipline in the discussion of the concept or prominent figure. Your essay should be formatted as follows: Typed. Two pages/500 word minimum; double-spaced; 12 pt Times New Roman font; 1” margins.

 

Essays will be evaluated on the following criteria:

 

Knowledge and understanding of topic.

Ability to provide specific reasons of why topic is being discussed.

Use of frequent and direct references to main topic discussion points.

Use of Standard English writing conventions.

Essays will be evaluated on the following criteria:

 

IDEAS–focus on topic; effective support; explains & discusses main points

ORGANIZATION–underlying plan to guide reader; progresses logically

WORDING / DICTION–clear, straight-forward, lacks wordiness & inappropriate expressions

SENTENCES–clear & well constructed; avoids fragments & run-ons; variety in structure & length

GRAMMAR–reflects standard written English; spelling & punctuation do not interfere with meaning

mass media law

Use the links and pdf’s to help answer the questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzHTJ6GIS2Y

https://www.ted.com/talks/lauren_zalaznick_the_conscience_of_television/transcript?language=en

 

1. What do we in mass media law, and you as future media professionals, mean by “indecency” versus what an average person might think it means?

2. Is it somewhat inconsistent that something “indecent” or that something that’s “pornographic” (which is NOT a legal/constitutional definition) has constitutional protection, yet something “obscene” doesn’t? [After all, nasty explicit sex acts on the Web, as the furry beasts in Avenue Q would tell you, are protected speech under the First Amendment, so media outlets dealing in them or at the borderline have some protection from prosecution for them as a crime, or direct content regulation/censorship/prior restraint.]

3. There is some confusion and inconsistency even when we have a legal definition of indecency in the regulatory realm. Why? Because this, at its root, comes back to personal beliefs and attitudes, intercultural communications concepts, and co-culture (race, ethnicity, religion, community), subculture, sexual orientation and views on gender roles, faith matters. This all spills into politics, and politics spills into law and regulatory regimes governing indecency in mass media. Here, typically we mean legacy television (CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox content, plus “basic” cable or satellite-produced shows) and terrestrial (rather than SiriusXM) radio.