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Final project

  1. 1. Laura Mercer <ul><li>HCA 424 capstone </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Joyce Ameen </li></ul>
  2. 2. Performance Improvement Project Saving Time and Money <ul><li>Heartland Healthcare services </li></ul><ul><li>An institutional pharmacy in Toledo supporting 101 nursing care facilities </li></ul>
  3. 3. Identify the need <ul><li>Two needs Identified </li></ul><ul><li>1. decrease time spent calling facilities </li></ul><ul><li>2. Incoming orders to reach IV department in a timely fashion </li></ul>
  4. 4. Plan of action #1 <ul><li>Develop three fax transmittal forms </li></ul><ul><li>Ask employees input </li></ul><ul><li>In serviced all nurses and pharmacists </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage nursing facilities to respond </li></ul>
  5. 5. . Transmittal forms <ul><li>Patient controlled analgesia </li></ul><ul><li>Vancomycin antibiotic therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Total Parenteral Nutrition </li></ul>
  6. 9. Plan of action #2 <ul><li>Had 20 “IV MED” stamps made </li></ul><ul><li>In-serviced area nursing facilities to stamp IV orders prior to faxing to Heartland Pharmacy </li></ul><ul><li>Re-educate nursing facilities to use stamp </li></ul>
  7. 10. Positive Outcomes <ul><li>Less time spent calling facilities regarding IV medications </li></ul><ul><li>Allows nurses to spend time with patients </li></ul><ul><li>Avoiding the need for drop shipping medications </li></ul>
  8. 11. HCA 224, Health Care Economics <ul><li>Economic analysis to health care services </li></ul><ul><li>Investigated supply and demand and economic impact of health care delivery </li></ul>
  9. 12. BUS 312, Human Resources Management <ul><li>Application of both classic and current management principles to build or reinforce management skills </li></ul>
  10. 13. HCA 412 Healthcare Law and Ethics <ul><li>Present the government policies relating to the operation of healthcare systems </li></ul>
  11. 14. HCA 316 Healthcare Information Systems <ul><li>Clinical and administrative information systems </li></ul><ul><li>New and emerging technologies in the healthcare field </li></ul>
  12. 15. HCA 418 Managed Care Contracting <ul><li>Managed care related to public programs and public policy </li></ul><ul><li>Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement </li></ul>
  13. 16. HCA 410, Healthcare Finance <ul><li>Issues in reimbursement structures, regulatory mechanisms, cost control, and related factors </li></ul>
  14. 17. HCA 424 Administrative Capstone <ul><li>Tied all courses together </li></ul><ul><li>Challenged computer skills </li></ul>
  15. 18. Intern Experience Key points <ul><li>Insight on a different form of healthcare besides hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Interacted with a variety of people skilled and unskilled </li></ul><ul><li>Identified problems and worked to solve </li></ul>
  16. 19. Current/Future Career Plans <ul><li>Education has made me aware of all the different angles on how to solve the healthcare problems </li></ul><ul><li>HCA degree is a personal goal </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to retire in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Find a per diem position in Port Clinton </li></ul>
  17. 20. Conclusion <ul><li>If you think you can, you can, </li></ul><ul><li>And if you think you can’t, you’re right </li></ul><ul><li>YEE HAA!!!!! </li></ul>

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