Strengths and Weaknesses of the system
HIT also provides accurate information on patients that are treated. Above all, HIT can make treatments and operations safer because of the errors being reduced. And lastly, HIT lower the cost on health care making is accessible not only to the elite few but for every person in California for that instance. On the contrary, even though there is a reduced amount in the health care cost with implementing HIT, there is also cost in line with the provision equipments and other requirements of HIT (Steiner et al. , 1997).
Another allocation of the budget is the purchase of new computers for the transfer of data from hospitals to the homes of consumers. From the framework of HIT, there are negative feedbacks coming from the society that value the sense of privacy and accuracy. In HIT, there is a full access on the health information of a consumer and this made it also accessible to other people who avail the e-health program. The benefits must be established in their minds to convince them in using HIT on health related problems (Zielinski et al. , 2005).
The cost in the installation of the internet of a consumer must compensate the saving he will get if he used HIT in his treatment. Another weakness of HIT is there will be access on personal health information—which of course is considered as one of the glitches in the advent of the World Wide Web. Besides, the e-health program needs a budget to satisfy the conditions and characteristics of HIT and in the common case, the larger the scope of the internet, the bigger the chance for hackers to swim into others’ profiles and even to provide unnecessary information (Union, 1999).
It needs budget to improve the access in the internet by expanding and developing the internet connections so that an ease in internet access will be achieved inclined with the level of privacy and accuracy of information rendered. Evaluation on the Innovations of Health Care Health care is one of the primary concerns of both the individual and of the society as it brings with it implications to the welfare of the various citizens spread across the social ladder.
As citizens play a central role in the development of nations, these citizens should likewise be devoted due attention in terms of their health status (Politzer, Schempf, Starfield, & Shi, 2003). It is therefore a necessity that public policies should be crafted in such a way that they promote the well-being of the people and eliminate the gap that separates the rich and the poor in terms of access to the expensive costs of health care (Coalition, 1998).
One of the persistent struggles in achieving this end is through the idea of a universal health care which attempts at arriving at a universal coverage of health care by injecting legal reforms. This, however, is preempted to a certain degree by the fear that these “government reforms may lead to greater budget deficits and increased bureaucracy as well as reduction in the quality of health care (“Universal Access to Health Care,” 1995).
The expected rise in the expenditures of the government with the expansion of the health care coverage is seen as one of the unrelenting hindrances to the claim for a universal health care. On the other hand, investing on universal health care has its positive sides apart from the idea that it ensures a better quality of living for the people (Christensen, Resau, & Kamenir, 1989). With substantial living and health conditions for all the people, the elevation in the status of the welfare of the entire nation is not a farfetched idea.
These technological advances nevertheless creates a further gap between the rich and the poor for the reason that the cost of the most recent and most effective medical equipments is far beyond the reach of those who belong to the financially challenged and those who fall below the poverty line. Recommendations A careful examination of the positive and negative sides brought about by the establishment of a universal health care brings one to a fuller understanding of the complexity of the problem inasmuch as it prompts one to relegate strands of attention towards it.
The main contentions behind the idea of a universal health care are as noble as anyone could think of. However, it must be noted that, while there may be contributive effects of such mode of health care, it also entails negative consequences along the process (Ivan J. , 2008). With much left to be resolved, the debates surrounding universal health care remain. Patient care in a university hospital is indeed one of the valuable corners in the life of man. How to achieve a substantial, if not an excellent service quality rests not on one member of the hospital staff nor to a majority of the entire hospital team.
Rather, the achievement of all of these rests on the effective collaboration between the university hospital staff and the patients identifiable in three simple but powerful words—heal, teach, and discover. Conclusions and further remarks The issues revolving around the idea of health care is not new in the eyes of many, especially the contention for a universal health care. Legislations have already been made in the attempt of closing down the curtains on the existing debates and arguments that seek to either promote or remove the need for a universal health care.
Thus, the massive impact of the internet and the glory that it offers to humanity is an opportunity that every healthcare institution must cosset with benefits. It is inevitable for every innovation to have slight glitches, but it must be noted that there are benefits in taking risks. Conceivably, the California Healthcare Foundation cared a lot on their clients not only on the medical landscape but also in providing efficiency and convenience. Information technology has in no doubt made people’s lives easier.
More importantly, a quality healthcare that adheres to technological innovation is one which has reduced or is devoid of costs that are unnecessary, one which has programs used for reviewing the medical needs in terms of specific healthcare services, has an enlarged beneficiary cost sharing as well as a well-established incentives in terms of cost-sharing for outpatient surgeries. While several types of managed care abound, the varying kinds of restrictions on the variants of managed care should be geared towards promoting a quality healthcare without compromising the financial costs and vice versa.