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technology and patient care

“A Patient-Driven Adaptive Prediction Technique to Improve Personalized Risk Estimation for Clinical Decision Support (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3392846/) have found that using patient-driven, adaptive technologies to guide clinical decision making are influencing the quality of patient care. How might these technologies minimize risk, promote health, and encourage patient engagement in their own care?

Discuss how the real-time data encourages outcome-focused planning.

Explore the technology systems offered by Nanthealth, a provider of “telehealth” and health management services via the following link:
http://nanthealth.com/
Prepare a brief (8-10 slides) PowerPoint presentation in which you do the following:
1. Identify at least two technology innovations to connect patients, providers, and insurers across the care continuum.
2. Describe how the technologies work to provide patients and providers with data necessary for health care decision making.
3. Discuss how the real-time data encourages outcome-focused planning.
4. Predict what impact the technology will have on future health care delivery. Provide rationale and examples.
Presentations must include speakers’ notes on each slide, as well as references for the presentation. A minimum of three academic references from credible sources are required for this assignment. The slide count (8-10 slides) does not include the introduction and References slide(s).
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

what constitutes health disparities?

what constitutes health disparities? Define the meaning and give an example of vulnerable population.

As Adult Nurse Practitioners, discuss the current health issues that need APN attention. What health policies and models needed to develop to promote health and wellness?

What strategies need to be developed in the health policy and different models to promote health and policy?

Discuss disparities related to ethnic and cultural groups relative to low birth weight infants and preterm births.

Discuss disparities related to ethnic and cultural groups relative to low birth weight infants and preterm births. Describe the impact of extremely low birth weight babies on the family and on the community (short-term and long-term, including economic considerations, on-going care considerations, and co-morbidities associated with prematurity). Identify at least one support service within your community for preterm infants and their family. Provide the link for your colleagues to view. Does the service adequately address needs of this population? Explain your answer.

Describe the role that professional health care organizations and societies play in (1) monitoring quality care, (2) disseminating preventative health care measures, and (3) the public’s health care literacy?

Describe the role that professional health care organizations and societies play in (1) monitoring quality care, (2) disseminating preventative health care measures, and (3) the public’s health care literacy? Select one of the three areas above and discuss established or proposed standards that assist in explaining the role of professional health care organizations and societies

Performance Standards and Appraisals

Performance appraisals should be timely, thoughtful, consistent, thorough, and free from bias. How can performance appraisal systems be structured to facilitate this type of environment? Effective performance standards and appraisals can promote an open and continuous relationship among the nurse manager, HR professionals, and employees. How might you, as a nurse manager, use performance appraisals and other performance management strategies, such as positive discipline, in your leadership approach?
In this Discussion, you reflect on questions that commonly arise when assessing performance appraisal processes.

Performance Standards:
Who creates performance standards, and how are they communicated to employees?
Are performance standards consistent with quality standards commonly used in the nursing profession?
Do performance standards align with legal and ethical nursing practice?
Performance Appraisals:
How is employee performance (i.e., behaviors, attitudes, abilities, and skills) documented?
What measures, if any, protect employees from subjectivity?
Are employees asked to engage in any form of self-evaluation?
Do colleagues participate in peer evaluations such as 360-degree appraisals?
Does the performance appraisal process encourage employee development?
Aside from the written performance measures, what aspects contribute to success or failure in achieving performance improvement?

To prepare
Review this week?s media, ?Performance Management,? and consider the best practices highlighted by this week?s presenters.
Reflect on the performance standards and appraisal systems used in your current organization or one with which you are familiar. With the above questions in mind, identify this organization?s strengths and areas for improvement.
Drawing from ideas presented in this week?s Learning Resources, think of specific ways you might improve your organization?s use of performance standards and/or the performance appraisal process.
Review the article, ?Positive Discipline Reaps Retention.? As a nurse manager, how might you incorporate positive discipline into your performance management approach? What effect?good, bad, or indifferent?do you think it would have on your nursing staff?

Post a description of the performance appraisal system used in your workplace, including how performance standards are created and communicated to employees. Describe the effectiveness of the performance appraisal system by sharing at least two strengths and two areas for improvement. Conclude your posting by explaining how you might incorporate positive discipline into your performance management approach and what impact you think it will have.

Read a selection of your colleagues? responses.

Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days using one or more of the following approaches:
Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional background information, evidence, or research.
Share an insight from having read a colleague?s posting, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
Expand on a colleague?s posting by providing additional insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.

Required Readings
Lussier, R. N., & Hendon, J. R. (2016). Human resource management: Functions, applications, & skill development (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Chapter 8, ?Performance Management and Appraisal? (pp. 274?314)
This chapter introduces the performance appraisal process. The authors explain how to effectively carry out performance appraisals, the methods of assessment one can use, and who should be responsible for assessing employees.

Chapter 9, ?Rights and Employee Development&rdquo (pp. 316?355)
Chapter 9 provides an overview of employee rights and privileges. It also explains the processes of developing or terminating an employee, providing counseling for problem employees, and effectively using discipline and termination.
Dupee, J. M., Ernst, N. P., & Caslin, K. E. (2011). Does multisource feedback influence performance appraisal satisfaction? Nursing Management, 42(3), 12?16.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

The article focuses on the effects of multisource feedback (MSF) in a nursing environment.
Murray, B. (2003). Positive discipline reaps retention. Nursing Management, 34(6), 19?22.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Positive discipline can transform communication and relationships between nurse managers and nursing staff. This article examines how nurse managers at a medical center in Boise, Idaho shifted their feedback process to an Alternative Correction Action model based on positive discipline philosophies.