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Grant Proposal: The integration of service and communication in the Health sector.
The medical community is a sector that quickly embraces significant data advancement, but implementation tends to be rough. Non-associated databases combine patient information from various sources by providing actionable metrics (Berg, 2014). The aim of the paper is to discuss on problem of integration of service and communication in the health sector and propose a recommendation.
During the old times, healthcare providers relied on relational records to access and store patient information. Nevertheless, the relational databases failed because they could not manage unstructured data, including transcripts and clinical notes, effectively.
Only a small number of healthcare practitioners had the technical knowledge on data transcription from personal to non-relational databases using traditional electronic medical records. The majority of the organizations effectively implementing the non-relational medical records are large and have vast financial resources. The benefit of the non-relational databases is that they can fully exploit the received patient information regardless of their format. The technology assists healthcare providers in identifying traits that were lost after they were recorded or until they have been reviewed individually. This makes the process expensive, and therefore only the well-up institutions can afford the technology.
Concerning this, the process of encouraging patients to share their medical information is becoming critical, with some patients becoming reluctant to share their information with caregivers, including the drug manufacturers. This is making even the health facilities that have implemented the non-relational databases continue to worry if they will be able to secure their patient’s information as promised.
Due to the absence of adequate information from the clients, the health sector is wasting valuable resources on research and development, which is passed on to consumers as tax and increase in healthcare costs burdens (Kinder, & Burgoyne, 2013).
Therefore, my grant proposal for the problem is for health sector to come up with strategies to educate patients on the necessity of information sharing with them by establishing more personalized and customizable information sharing plans.
Berg, M. (2014). Health information management: integrating information technology in health care work. Psychology Press.
Kinder, T., & Burgoyne, T. (2013). Information processing and the challenges facing lean healthcare. Financial Accountability & Management, 29(3), 271-290.
1.The theoretical model relevant to the identified area of need for my proposal is Community Organization. This model will be most favorable due to opioid addiction is a social issue that is affecting citizens of Suffolk County at a higher rate than other communities. They lack resources to treatment, therefore have to travel to other towns to seek treatment or do without treatment and risk overdosing from opioids. Engagement from the members of community to set up a treatment center will lessen barriers for those who are battling addiction and more willing to seek treatment, more importantly increase quality of life for the community.
2.The theory that I will use is Community Organization. It was developed by Saul Alinsky and it was used to study direct action strategies as the primary means of fostering change in the community such as tobacco control. This theory indicates that community members can identify and address social issues while gaining leadership skills. As applied to my study, this theory holds that I would expect my independent variable(s) an opioid treatment centers in Suffolk County to influence or explain the dependent variable(s) reduce opioid overdose because patients have to travel many miles away to Queens or Brooklyn to obtain treatment for their addiction. If there was access to treatment centers within the community, more patients would be inclined to seek treatment therefore reduce the numbers of opioid deaths.