For this assignment, we have chosen the International Quality Home Care organization (IQHC), which is providing home care services to patients in Rochester, USA. We have interviewed the CEO of the company, and we will present our findings in the coming paragraphs.
Acceptance of their cultural beliefs perform the treatment of culturally diverse patients, they control their personal bias and treat patients irrespective of their religious, ethical, or cultural difference. To achieve their objectives nurses follow standard procedures for the delivery of healthcare. They influence healthcare policy by understanding and reacting to the policy, participating in the policy-making meeting and the legislatures, making sheets, and recording policy-based decisions. There are some sites like AARP that provide a platform for to nurses in participating in policymaking.
The agencies Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) are the oversight agencies that regulate the systems.
The biggest challenge in policy making is the political and governmental regulations. They demand quality care at less cost and impose many regulations and taxes on the agencies which limit the potential of healthcare service.
The methodological considerations of the policy-making process are important in flawless, evidence-based, and culturally acceptable policies. Several important factors like, need assessment, economic prioritization, measurement of risks and worst-case scenarios, quantitative and qualities analysis of policies, and analysis of simulations for the feasibility of policies.
Technology impacts positively on the policy decision-making process. It decreases the cost and makes the policy-making process more effective and accurate. Technology is inevitable in the current system of healthcare as the population has increased and it is so difficult to manage the patients and the services provided to them. Their record keeping and health information records need to be saved by improved systems. Its also cost effective to use technology in deciding the policy of the organization and has many potential benefits.