The flow chart in the appendix 1 presents the adverse trend and data management in hospitals. To understand and evaluate the trend in question, this research would investigate in depth patients’ health care. To fully gather the results, this study would evaluate how the healthcare providers administer healthcare support and whether patients receive adequate support that improves their well-being. It would also be vital to evaluate whether the care given align with the medical standards. Conducting this analysis would evaluate patient care and whether or not the healthcare providers have the required skills to perform medical procedures. I would want to investigate further the patients’ complaints and compliments. At this point, I would interview patients and eventually evaluate whether they are satisfied with the care provided. To gather adequate facts and information on this, this research would compile a number of questionnaires to patients on their illness, medical care provided, and whether the healthcare providers are competent and supportive in improving their well-being. The patients’ feedbacks on the questions would evaluate the nursing care given to patients.
In essence, this research would also access patient health from their first time visit to date. This analysis would create a strong path to understand the care administered by the healthcare providers. It would also evaluate whether healthcare providers are giving best services that foster healing to patients. Understanding the trend in question would overall evaluate patients’ care and further evaluate whether the healthcare providers are competent to administer healthcare services.
Data I would Need to Collect
In order to conduct a comprehensive analysis on this study, this research would need to collect some data on various aspects. Typically, this research would collect data on quality care and what needs to be done to increase efficiency care. To gather valid or accurate results, I would interview a number of patients in the hospital to evaluate whether the hospital is promoting quality care. I would also observe patients’ well being and articulate whether or not patients are fully supported. To assess the validity of the data collected, this study would evaluate whether the participants interviewed expressed the thoughts of what is going in the hospital. At this point, the data would be reliable if the information collected is consistent and fully supported by the majority. For example, if one patient agrees that health care providers are not competent to administer healthcare, then this study would further evaluate how many patients are agreeing with that concept. The study would also compile the activities going on in the setting. In this case, some devices such as surveillance cameras and CCTV would further evaluate whether the comments given by patients are true or not.
Data Collection Methods
In this study, I would utilize various data collection methods to gather adequate facts and information about the subject. As mentioned previously, I would use interviews and observation to collect data on patient care in the hospital. The interviews would be collected either by telephone or in person. To gather adequate facts, the interviews would be open-ended thus giving patients a chance to air their thoughts, views, and complaints of what is going in the hospital. The core benefit of using this method to collect data is that, it would be cheaper compared to other methods like conducting a survey. This method of data collection would be considerable if there are participants willing to be interviewed.
How the data would affect the response to the adverse trend
The data collected in this research would affect the research response in that it would help to analyse the adverse trend and data management in the past and present. This would further assist the hospital to plan on the best adverse trend that would promote quality care in the future. The research would lay a strong platform to understand whether healthcare providers have worked hard to provide the best nursing care and support to patients.
Technology used in each step and legal and ethical issues surrounding it
To conduct a successful study, this research would utilize various technological tools to analyse, investigate, and monitor patients care. As indicated in the flow chart, some of the technologies that would be used include electronic medical records software, computers, mobile technology, and surveillance cameras and CCTV. As indicated, I would utilize electronic health records and mobile technology to access patients care. In this case, mobile technology could be used to gather patients’ feedbacks about the care given to patients. During interviews, this technology would encourage patients and healthcare providers to be open minded in giving out their suggestions on what need to be done to improve quality care. When used in the hospital setting, it would improve communication between healthcare providers and healthcare providers and eventually boost quality care. Electronic health record systems would play a vital role in administering quality patient care. This system would help this research gather information about patients’ appointment and medication provided. As a result, this tool would help the research to evaluate areas that need immediate improvement. When used in the hospital, this tool would improve work efficiencies and reduce time wastage. Tzeng & Yin (2009) argued that, the ethical issues surrounding mobile technology and electronic health record system are data privacy, security, and confidentiality should be considered. In this case, health care providers are obliged never to disclose patients’ information without their consent.
In the second step, this research would utilize computer ad EHR systems. Through these technologies, this research would accumulate patients’ complaints and compliments, evaluate health progress on patients, and access patients’ records in the past and in the current. It is crucial to note that, when these technologies are used in the hospital they increase quality care, reduce medical errors, and coordinate patients more effectively. Ethically, privacy and confidentiality are the two major legal issues evolving the use of computers and EHR systems. Healthcare providers are always encouraged never to disclose patients’ information without their consent. Organizations are also encouraged to come up with their login details to secure the information kept in computers (Jha, DesRoches, Kralovec & Joshi, 2010).
Lastly, surveillance and CCTV cameras would be used to access the care provided by the healthcare providers. These technologies would help this research to monitor activities taking place and further evaluate whether the hospital is administering quality care. In brief, the ethical issue surrounding this technology is that, proper care should be imposed when using this tool in the healthcare setting. Overall, the hospital should use it to monitor activities taking place without interfering with patients’ privacy (Flores, Win & Susilo, 2010).
Process Step 1
Investigating/Analysing patient care
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