Through historical research and data collection, it was determined that the previous transition from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), Ninth Revision (ICD-9) to the ICD Tenth Revision (ICD-10) was impeded by an overall lack of education, training, and communication. This research study assesses current knowledge and preparedness for the ICD-11 transition through a survey administered to ten healthcare professional participants. Results reveal a deficiency in understanding and supporting the need for a comprehensive and consistent training program administered by a governing agency, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Did we learn anything from the last revision of the ICD code?

A Clinical Document Improvement (CDI) program provides an organization with a representative(s) specializing in clinical documentation requirements, giving practitioners direct contact with their clinical documentation quality to improve it. This individual can also regularly review and audit random records for errors in documentation to provide the organization with usable metrics to measure documentation quality for additional improvement. This research article measures the value of a CDI program at one hospital in the local community.

A Clinical Document Improvement review to determine the value of a program at a local community hospital.

This topic and survey evaluate intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation regarding staff performance in healthcare. The intent is to develop a successful management strategy and dive deeper into what motivates the team. The survey will assist in identifying areas that can be supported or addressed. The questions will focus specifically on investigating Organization & Leadership in Health Care Administration.

What are the critical questions regarding staff motivation in healthcare organizations?

One of the best ways to find out the level of patient satisfaction is through patient survey responses. The main goal of this study is to preliminarily determine the level of patient satisfaction with clinicians and clinic staff and the likelihood of patients continuing care with one of the four primary care clinics in question. If results show low satisfaction, the team will determine solutions and implement them. Additional follow-up surveys will be sent out to evaluate the success of the answers.

How satisfied are patients with clinicians and clinic staff in a particular clinic, and what can be learned?

In 2019 the world experienced a virus that could not be seen, smelled, or touched. There was not much that anyone knew about it—confusion set in because no one exactly knew how the virus was transmitted. However, what the world did witness was a sudden massive strain on healthcare organizations across the globe. Healthcare professionals are leaving the medical field due to burnout caused by a lack of adequate staffing and increased workload brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This research will look at what is causing healthcare workers to exit the medical field. Explore the underlying reasons and whether COVID-19 has played a role.

Did COVID 19 environments contribute to healthcare workers’ burnout?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, employee burnout was already a substantial issue. It has been proven that burnout impacts patient quality care and safety. However, little is known about the relationship between burnout, inpatient quality and safe care, and the consequences of COVID-19. This study proposes to evaluate healthcare professionals' experiences and perspectives since the pandemic has begun while also understanding if quality and safety are lacking in the care provided to patients diagnosed and admitted with COVID-19. Also, to determine if enhancing the healthcare professional's environment, working conditions, and personal and professional well-being will improve inpatient quality care and safety during this unprecedented time.

Did the COVID 19 pandemic have an impact on inpatient quality of care?

There is a lack of coordination of care in women’s imaging services which this research paper would aim to address through the development of a multidisciplinary all-inclusive breast center approach to include doctors, imaging, breast surgeons, oncologists, genetic counselors, rehabilitation therapists, and breast imaging patient navigators working together in the same setting. The goal of this research and the proposed solution is to improve patient care through efficiency in timeliness, services provided, follow-up, cost, and quality of care by improving coordination of care in an integrated facility that offers multi-level support to patients throughout the entire diagnosis and treatment process.

Dose an all-inclusive multidimensional breast center have more significant benefits than a single service center?

Like any other healthcare entity, insurance companies depend on people because the purpose is to cater to and provide quality services. Member satisfaction surveys have become an important tool to capture self-reported assessments about member experiences with insurance companies. Furthermore, since member satisfaction can’t be observed, a survey allows individuals to express their thoughts and feelings regarding an insurance organization's performance and quality of service. This study goes into extensive research on why insurance companies benefit.

Is a member opinion survey of any benefit to an insurance company?

Even when patients seek treatment at an urgent care center, they are sent to the emergency room for their conditions. There appears to be a pattern with the need for preventative care and better treatment options to reduce the need for patients to enter the emergency department. Research the idea of a community outreach program that can provide mobile care and education to the patients in most need to understand the importance of preventative care and maintenance.

What are the effects of community outreach on patient preventive care?

This preliminary study aimed to investigate and report why differences existed among racial/ethnic groups toward the COVID-19 vaccine, the hesitancy, and how effective communication and engagement can improve vaccination rates. One hundred adult participants across racial/ethnic groups completed a Likert scale questionnaire. They answered demographic questions and questions related to the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine, access, and hesitancy. The methodology included descriptive statistics and a scientific hypothesis statistics analysis. The results showed the main barriers behind racial/ethnic groups in taking the vaccine and how equitable COVID-19 vaccination rates can improve with efforts focused on outreach, education, access, and logistical improvements.

How can we improve vaccination rates among racial/ethnic groups?