Analyze the Process Available After Adverse Medical Events in Healthcare According to "Adverse Health Care Events Reporting System" (2009), “The reporting law was envisioned as a system for enhancing both accountability and transparency. While counting events is important, the true strength of the adverse events reporting system has always been its focus on learning, sharing of information about root causes and best practices for prevention, and increased awareness of and transparency about adverse events”. The purpose of this law is to improve quality of care within healthcare. Hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers have within thirty days to report the following events after the initial discovery: 1. Surgical or Invasive Procedure events 2. Product or Device events 3. Patient Protection events 4. Care Management events 5. Environment events 6. Radiological events 7. Potential Criminal events ("Illinois Health and Hospital Association", 2005). According to Ottawa (2009), “Each of the responses to an adverse event requires its own method of handling information. These separate flows are what make the system work – for the patient, the health care providers involved and for the system as a whole. While the specific nature of the disclosure, reporting and review will vary depending upon the situation, they will comprise one or more of the following:
Malpractice 4 Appropriate disclosure to the patient; Protected discussion in support of quality improvement and enhanced patient safety; and Prescribed reporting procedures and information protocols for accountability responses that are in keeping with procedural fairness. The diagram below describes steps that can be taken in the event of an adverse event. (Ottawa, 2009)
Malpractice 5 Analyze Legal Requirements of Health Care Reform and Their Impact on Patient Care The healthcare reform was passed on March 2010 and began to introduce different kinds of monetary and different changes that were designed to help with slowing down the health care costs. The assessment of the new reform law have focused on the federal budget impact, and also effects the national reform with total health and insurance regarding premiums and expenditures that an American family will most likely pay monthly. The congress has made many changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), by reconciling the ACA findings there should be a reduction within the first 10 years. Our federal budget will not change the healthcare system, but however a portion of the money will reduce the costs for individuals who already have health insurance but some are still struggling to afford it. Our smaller businesses are able to receive help with insurance that needs
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