1. The major challenges encountered with the system and data integration includes the difficulty of information to be tracked due to limited access and inconsistency of information from valid home addresses, email addresses, cellular or home telephone numbers. The viewed challenges can be a barrier in implementing the new tracking system. If there’s an inconsistency in the record, there will be a hard time tracking patients with chronic diseases.
Home visits can aide this problem. Thru home visit, patient’s information will be validated and the whereabouts and be checked from their neighbors. Home visit is an express delivery of health to individual homes.
Moreover, a portable pocket mobile data base encoder can be used in order to encode the information during home visits so that the medical records, physician offices, providers and health plans will be updated right away with the patient’s health status.
2. The manager should consider the work force—how many people needed in order to track the patient. How accessible the information can be--- the availability of resources such as reports and information. The readiness of each patient to participate in the development of the new system--- the main goal of new system is to help the patient enhance their health and decrease the cost of their health. The new system is centered to patients with chronic diseases. We need to identify the patients’ readiness learn and to adopt in order to avoid confusion and hesitation to participate.
3. The reports that would be useful in developing new intervention includes process on how hospitals managed patients with chronic diseases---the flow of medical management and nursing management, referral system and follow-up check up. Pharmacy protocol on how to dispense medicine to costumers—the appropriateness of medication, possible route and dosage is verified to the prescription and matched to patient’s diagnosis. The type of health...