FACTORS TO BE ADDRESSED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN IDEAL MODEL OF HEALTH CARE By Name:
Ideal healthcare system will be the one that works for all the individuals in the community without disparity or confusion. With an ideal healthcare system, members in a community will get adequate access to care, basic information, better research and information for the patients (Yvonne, 2009).In this paper; I will discuss the various key factors to be addressed in the development of an ideal model of care. Access to health care
Access to healthcare is a factor of great importance that needs to be addressed by any healthcare system. Issues such as the number of nursing centers and the total number of beds in hospitals will have to be evaluated for easy accessibility and management. Healthcare professionals, through the Affordable care Act; have been given more control over their healthcare than ever before (Interact Healthcare Consortium, 1992). With an ideal healthcare system, the relationships between the professionals and the patients will be far much ahead of paperwork and insurance company profits and this will give the professionals consistent incentives to effectively coordinate care. The healthcare system will be designed to lower cost-sharing to empower healthcare professionals as they will need not to worry about patients being unable to afford the required treatments. Under infrastructure, an ideal healthcare system will provide sufficient funding through debt services for direct construction and or innovation of public facilities. The mainly targeted facilities are those that provide inpatient tertiary care, research and outpatient clinical services. The proposed facilities must however certify that the new health center is crucially important for the greatest access to care in the community and must also certify that it is crucially important for the continued viability of the healthcare system. Under technology, an ideal healthcare system should encourage an administrative simplification to ease access to care and bring down the cost of care. The healthcare system will bring in new rules with less administrative hassle and simplified paperwork which will allow healthcare professionals to focus on caring for the patients other than dealing with the system bureaucracies. An ideal healthcare system will also invest in the adoption of electronic health records bringing the doctor’s offices into the modern technological world (Yvonne, 2009). Financing
Government help and grants will be the major source of the system though many needy patients may be left behind as a result of red tapes and mismanagement of funds (Joshua, 2012). A publicly funded healthcare system will see to it that healthcare services are provided free of charge at the point of use and this will be managed through the help of federal standards to ensure quality of care. For administrative efficiency, doctors will take care of insurance claims of the patients and in such cases patients will need not to be involved in the billing and reclaim. Public bodies will maintain a network of health centers and clinics at native reserves. Under an ideal healthcare system, healthcare costs may be paid by the compensation system of workers. Private funding will be sought from local philanthropists, investors and interested parties. A business plan will be important when looking for private funds. Under private financing healthcare system, services not greatly touched or taken care of by Medicare will be given an upper front (Joshua, 2012). Financing of services such as optometry, dentistry and prescription drugs will be made by private parties and will therefore be subject to some level of competition. A private financing of healthcare will bring the benefit of best practices guidelines which will...
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