[Unlocked] Health Care Workforce Challenges

[Unlocked] Health Care Workforce Challenges

  

Question A: 

In your opinion, what are the main workforce challenges that the United States must grapple with? Can you provide some real-life examples? 

Question B:

Can you suggest some important elements that must be present in a future model of care delivery in the United States? 

ANSWER THE ABOVE DISCUSSION, THEN REPLY TO CLASSMATE DISCUSSION EXPLAINING WHY YOU AGREE.

 CLASSMATE’S DISCUSSION

Questions A:

There have always been challenges with the advancement and reformation of any sector, whether it will be health care or education. The healthcare industry is suffering greatly in recent years because of COVID-19 outbreaks, which have posed several obstacles in terms of infrastructure as well as the workforce. When we speak about the primary workforce concerns that the United States must face, I believe that adequate health care staffing, both skilled and general, is at the top of the list. According to Shi (2015), there has always been a shortage of healthcare professionals trained in specific areas which is a critical challenge with serious implications, as the population will keep increasing. The demand for professional staff has taken a huge turn recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It cannot be denied that the ability of healthcare institutions to provide high-quality treatment either during COVID-19 or other emergency admission is direct to an adequate and healthy staff. American Hospital Association (2021) briefed that it is hard to maintain qualified staff and the hospital is being forced to spend more expenses on hiring. According to AHA (2021) along with the billions of dollars in damages suffered by hospitals, the COVID-19 epidemic has taken a heavy toll on health care personnel who have been fighting it for over two years.  Thus, the lack of nursing staff experts in different categories has not only hampered the care as well as has indirectly increased the cost of care.  Skilled adequate

Questions B:

Financing, insurance, delivery (providers), and payments are among the basic yet significant factors which ultimately compose the health care system (Shi, 2015). Each health care system’s functional and organizational goals are determined by these factors. The United States is a leader in healthcare development and innovation; transforming its care delivery model to increase healthcare access and improve health outcomes, it is undergoing changes in the context of ever-increasing chronic disease burdens and healthcare costs (Yu et al.2017). I believe, with adequate financing and professionals on board, Mobile Health Clinics (MHC) will be a very important mode of delivery in the United States. According to Yu and colleagues (2017), MHC can offer tailored, high-impact, and affordable health care that responds dynamically to the community’s evolving needs. Shi (2015) has mentioned a similar concept called Teamlet Model, which consists of a clinician—such as a primary care physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant—and one or two allied health professionals who function as a health coach. To make this a successful endeavor, we need to ensure that we have enough trained and skilled professionals and adequate funding to succeed. To sum up my argument, I believe that a future model of care delivery in the United States will necessitate the proper allocation of budget and the creation of a Mobile team.

References

American Hospital Association (AHA) (2021). Data Brief: Health Care Workforce Challenges Threaten Hospitals’ Ability to Care for Patients. American Hospital Association: Advancing Health in America. Retrieved from https://www.aha.org/system/files/media/file/2021/11/data-brief-health-care-workforce-challenges-threaten-hospitals-ability-to-care-for-patients.pdf

Shi, L. (2015). Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System (4th Edition). Jones & Bartlett Learning.https://ambassadored.vitalsource.com/books/9781284113044

Yu, S. W. Y., Hill, C., Ricks, M. L., Bennet, J., & Oriol, N. E. (2017). The scope and impact of mobile health clinics in the United States: a literature review. International Journal for Equity in Health, 16, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-017-0671-2

[Unlocked] Dietary Analysis Part Ii

[Unlocked] Dietary Analysis Part Ii

 

Please watch this video walk through for how to complete this assignment: Dietary Analysis Part II Overview

Step 1: Creating a Profile

1.  Go to the following website: https://cronometer.com/ IMPORTANT: Instructions below apply to the web-based Cronometer application. Do NOT use the mobile device App. 

2.  Click on Sign Up for Free in the middle of the screen.

  • Create your profile by entering your school email and password (8 characters).
  • Next, enter your sex, birth date, height, and weight.  For females, leave as normal unless you are pregnant or lactating, which can be selected from the drop down menu.
  • Click the check box to agree to Terms of Service and click Create Account at the bottom of the screen.

3.  Once you have entered the Cronometer site, click on SETTINGS at the top of the screen. Once you open SETTINGS, go to ACCOUNT to confirm your email settings.  Under email, be sure to uncheck any checked boxes.  Leaving these boxes checked results in promotional emails from Cronometer.  Cronometer is not endorsed by UMGC, and we do not support any fad diet information that may be sent to you. 

4.  While in SETTINGS, go to the tab PROFILE + TARGETS to set your ACTIVITY LEVEL. Use the drop down menu to adjust your Activity Level to the appropriate selection based on your habits and lifestyle. Clicking on Activity Level can provide guidance on which activity level is appropriate for your lifestyle.

Note: for this project, do not link your Cronometer account with any fitness tracking devices as it may alter the accuracy of your results for this project.

Step 2: Using the Food Database

1.  To begin entering your foods for Day 1, ensure you are under the Diary tab at the top of the screen. 

2.  Select the appropriate calendar date.  It is highly recommended that you enter all three food diaries at once, using consecutive days on the Cronometer calendar (even if your log days were not consecutive), and use dates closest to today’s actual date.  Because we are using the free version of the site, reports can only be done for the last 7 days so you will be unable to get a report for the days you enter if they are more than 7 days away.  It’s not a problem to edit the dates in this way–it will not impact your results.

3.  Click on Add Food at the top of the screen. Type the first food from your food log into the search bar and click Search.  Select the food item that best matches the food you ate in the Search Results. 

4. Choose the amount that you consumed at the bottom of the search box.  Use the drop menu to select the most appropriate serving measurement and enter the number of servings.  If less than 1 serving, use a decimal to indicate the percentage of one serving consumed.  Click on Add Serving.

Note: Do not include any supplements into your food diary as you are doing an assessment of your dietary intake only.

5. If you need to delete a food item from your diary, simply right click on the food item and select Delete Selected Items.

6. Continue Steps 1-4 for all food items for your Day 1 Food Diary.

7.  After you have entered all food and drink items for the first day, click on the three vertical dots (ellipsis) found at the top right of the screen.  Select “Mark Day Complete”.

8.  Repeat for Days 2 and 3 by changing the date in the calendar. Again, ensure dates are consecutive in the Cronometer calendar; are within a 7-day window; and are as close to today’s date as possible.

Step 3: Obtaining Your Nutrition Report

1. Once you have entered all of your foods into the Diary for all three days and marked all three days as complete, you need to create your nutrition report to analyze your average intake of nutrients over the three days.  Click on the Trends tab at the top of the screen. Select Nutrition Report.

2.  At the top, select the parameters for your search [see screenshot below]. Ensure your 3 days are included in the last 7 days as the free version of this site only allows for averages from the last 7 days.

  • Select include today only if one of your three days was entered on today’s date in the Cronometer calendar.
  • From the drop down menu, select “Completed Days” instead of the default “All Days”.  This will ensure your report is accurate and includes values for only days in which food was entered.
  • Do not include supplements in this report.

3.  After your report is generated, take a screen shot of your Nutrition Report to show all nutrient values from Nutrition Report, including dates at the top of the report and down to the last mineral Zinc.  You will likely need to take two screen shots in order to include the required data. [See sample screenshot below].   This step must be done as it is a requirement that you turn  in your full Nutrition Report for the three days with the analysis.

4. Open this file  to complete the rest of the assignment.  Using the Nutrition Report above, fill in the Average Eaten columns of Tables of 1 and 2 of the file you just opened.  To fill in Table 1, Energy and Macronutrients (percent of calories), use the top of the report as shown below.  You will need to hover over each macronutrient name to see percent of calories from each.  Do NOT use information from the sections that are crossed out on the image below.

For remaining macronutrient components and the micronutrients, use the Nutrition Report tables to obtain the information to fill remaining average intakes for Tables 1 and 2 .

Cronometer will give you two numbers for calories: Calories Burned and Energy

Energy: This is the amount of estimated calories consumed based on the foods you entered. 

Calories Burned: This is the amount of estimated calories your body used based on your height/weight/activity level. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE SIMPLY ESTIMATES BASED OFF OF A MATHEMATICAL EQUATION. 

These values are not an indicator of health or nutritional status– this is only a snapshot of one day, one meal and is not intended to diagnose any deficiencies. If you have concerns about your nutritional status, please feel free to contact me personally or another healthcare professional prior to making any drastic dietary changes or adding supplements.

For remaining macronutrient components and the micronutrients, use the Nutrition Report tables to obtain the information to fill remaining average intakes for Tables 1 and 2 .

Your Chronometer report will tell you the amounts consumed in grams, which then need to be converted into a percentage based on the average amount of calories (energy) consumed.

Keep in mind the following: 

Carbs = 4 grams/kcal

Fat = 9 grams/kcal

Protein = 4 grams/kcal

Example: 

My Chronometer report says that I consumed 1,500 calories and 200 grams of carbs. 

200 grams of carbs x 4 grams/kcal = 800 kcals.

(800 kcals worth of carbs divided by 1,500 kcals of energy) x 100 = 53.3%

You will find the % for each macronutrient using the above logic and corresponding grams/kcal for each macronutrient. 

Keep in mind that the target values in Table 1 are the AMDR ranges you have learned in class. 

Using the screenshot below as an example (vitamins in this case), you will use the 1st column values rather than the red/yellow/green bar values in the 2nd column.

5.  Finish Tables 1 and 2 in the document you downloaded by using the following resources for Target or RDA/AI Nutrient values.

Macronutrients: Use the values for the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range (AMDR) that you learned about in your textbook for Target values.  These can be found in their respective chapters/units in the textbook (Units 4, 5, and 6).

Micronutrients: Use the link below for RDA/AI values for all vitamins and minerals except Vitamins A and D. For Vitamins A and D, the units from Cronometer do not match the RDA/AI units found in the link below.  While this is the most recent publication for RDA/AIs, presently IUs are the preferable measurement for vitamins A and D. As a result, Cronometer provides their results in IUs for these two vitamins. Use the following reference:

            Vitamin A –     RDA 3000 IU for males

                                    RDA 2,333 IU for females

            Vitamin D –     RDA 600 IU for males and females

Here is the Dietary Reference Intakes DRI link to a detailed reference for Dietary Reference Intakes for all vitamins and macronutrients. The values at this link will benefit the analysis portion of your paper: DRI Values

Dietary Reference Intakes are provided by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health)  https://ods.od.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Dietary_Reference_Intakes.aspx

Step 4: Analysis Questions

1.  Answer Questions 1-9 in the file you downloaded above based on your results in Tables 1 and 2 . Use complete sentences and ensure proper grammar and spelling.

2. In order to calculate the Estimated Energy Requirement (EER) equation (question #2 on the Word document you have downloaded in order to complete this assignment), you will need your Physical Activity (PA) value .  Use the following PA levels for your equation based on your gender and activity level:

  • Men
    • 1.0 for sedentary
    • 1.11 for low active
    • 1. 25 for active
    • 1.48 for very active
  • Women
    • 1.0 for sedentary
    • 1.12 for low active
    • 1. 27 for active
    • 1.45 for very active

Step 5: Submission

The following should be submitted as attachments when you have completed this part of your project:

1. Nutrition Report screen shots (as .doc or .pdf file)

2. Completed Analysis to include tables and answers to diet analysis questions (found here) (as .doc or .pdf file; File extension .docm may not upload properly to Assignment folder)

[Unlocked] Video Featuring Larry Burns

[Unlocked] Video Featuring Larry Burns

 

Watch the video featuring Larry Burns in this module. Then consider this: Larry Burns’ vision for the future of computer enhanced cars was first described in 2005.  

How much of this vision have we realized today? Identify the players in this progress (people, companies, etc.) and discuss how object-oriented programming has factored in that development.  How do you see object-oriented programming enabling current and future trends in the automotive industry?

Around 200 Words

[Unlocked] First Step Towards Either

[Unlocked] First Step Towards Either

 

This week your rotation assignment takes you to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

An external audit of the company’s financial operations has just been completed. Last week, an “early look” copy of the audit was sent to the CFO with a request for a formal written response for each of the findings. Some of the problem areas were known to the CFO’s staff and they were already working on the required responses. But, there is one set of findings that came as a complete surprise — Shadow IT — the unauthorized / unapproved use of cashless payment technologies by certain locations and offices within the company. These technologies included:

1. Micro payments using a payment card issued by guest services to hotel guests and via unattended vending machines to visitors. These payment cards are loaded with a cash value deposited to the card’s account via a credit card charge. Guest services also credits some of these payment card accounts with “reward dollars” for guests who belong to the hotel’s affinity program. The payment cards are used at service locations which do not have a cashier station. e.g. game arcade, self-service laundry or sales kiosk, etc. The payments are processed by a third party service provider which then uses an electronic funds transfer to pay the hotel its share of the income.

2. Mobile Payments for services booked through the concierge desk with an authorized but independent provider (not a hotel employee). These services include: private lessons with a tennis or golf pro, childcare, tours and tour guides, interpreters, etc. These payments are made by cell phone either as a mobile payment using a contactless payment system such as Apple Pay or by swiping a credit card through a magnetic stripe reader connected to the provider’s cell phone. The payment accounts which receive the guests’ payments are connected to the hotel’s merchant card accounts. The hotel pays the providers monthly via electronic deposit and issues an IRS Form 1099 to record the income.

The CFO must make a presentation to the IT Governance board about these payment systems as a first step towards either getting approval for continued use or issuing a “cease and desist” directive to force the rogue offices and locations to stop using the unapproved payment systems. The presentation must include information about known or suspected compliance issues for PCI-DSS. The IT Governance board has previously asked project sponsors for information about potential privacy and security issues.

Due to the size and complexity of the problem, the CFO has split the available staff into two teams. Team #1 will focus on the micro payment cards. Team #2 will focus on the mobile payment systems. You have been asked to join one of these two teams and assist with their research. (Note: you *must* pick one and only one of the two technologies to focus on for your discussion paper this week.)

Your team leader has asked you to read the provided background information (see the Week 7 readings) and then put together a 2 page summary of the important points from your readings. You have also been asked to help identify and describe / explain 5 or more privacy and security issues that could arise in conjunction with the use of the technology being studied by your team. Remember to keep your focus on the financial aspects of the technology implementation since you are contributing to the CFO’s effort. (Financial aspects include how payments are made, what types of information are exchanged and with whom, how that information is protected, etc.)

Provide in-text citations and a reference list at the end of your summary paper (APA format recommended).

[Unlocked] Recent Call Last

[Unlocked] Recent Call Last

I need help to write this following code in python.

1. DynamicEntity (class) – Inherits from Entity
DynamicEntity is an abstract class which provides base functionality for special types of Entities that are dynamic (e.g. can move from their original position).

set_position(self, new_position: tuple[int, int]) -> None

Updates the DynamicEntity’s position to new_position, assuming it is a valid position.

Examples
>>> dynamic_entity = DynamicEntity((1, 1))
>>> dynamic_entity.get_position()
(1, 1)
>>> dynamic_entity.set_position((2, 3))
>>> dynamic_entity.get_position()
(2, 3)
>>> dynamic_entity.get_id()
‘DE’
>>> str(dynamic_entity)
‘DE’
>>> dynamic_entity
DynamicEntity((2, 3))

2. Item – Inherits from Entity
Subclass of Entity which provides base functionality for all items in the game.
apply(self, player: Player) -> None
Applies the items effect, if any, to the given player.

Examples
>>> player = Player((2, 3))
>>> item = Item((4, 5))
>>> item.apply(player)
Traceback (most recent call last):

NotImplementedError
>>> item.get_position()
(4, 5)
>>> item.get_name()
‘Item’
>>> item.get_id()
‘I’
>>> str(item)
‘I’
>>> item
Item((4, 5))

The Entity class example

Examples
>>> entity = Entity((2, 3))
>>> entity.get_position()
(2, 3)
>>> entity.get_name()
‘Entity’
>>> entity.get_id()
‘E’
>>> str(entity)
‘E’
>>> entity
Entity((2, 3))

[Unlocked] Student Projects Distill Fundamental

[Unlocked] Student Projects Distill Fundamental

 

Details on the Individual Research Paper:

1. Length and Style: The body of an analytic research paper should be at least 10 pages in length (but not more than 12 pages) and typed using the APA Guide. Student projects distill fundamental issues, discuss the various available solutions, discuss the benefits and limitations of the available solutions, and provide a new solution and justification. Student papers must state a thesis, and based on the research, attempt to prove or disprove that thesis. An adequate literature search will include a few books and journal articles (or other relevant documents). A search of Internet documentation is required. Students should develop a conclusion which synthesizes the literature in such a way as to demonstrate new knowledge.

Guidelines for the format of the paper are as follows:

  • The paper should be 10-12 pages of text in length. (This minimum and maximum length should not include the title page, separate figures and tables, or the list of references);
  • The paper should include a one-paragraph abstract, an introduction, and a conclusion – think as if you were writing for a professional journal;
  • The paper should use the APA (7th Edition) format.

[Unlocked] Keeps Best Score Permanently

[Unlocked] Keeps Best Score Permanently

 Memory Game. A 4×4 and 6×6 memory game using “visuals” and “audio”. User will remember the location visual and audio clues. In the audio mode, there is no graphic will be presented to the user. Audio files randomly are randomly scattered over grid, like visual mode. Player touches a cell and hear an audio, then memorize its location to find its pair. The game will have a countdown timer, and keeps best score permanently. Collection view API will be utilized. App has two levels of game, 4×4 and 6×6 grid. User selects game mode and game size. Audio/visual component is required, i.e., appropriate sound and appropriate  visual presentation. 

[Unlocked] Common Financial Measuring Tools

[Unlocked] Common Financial Measuring Tools

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Assignment Content

  1. ROI is one of the most common financial measuring tools. Being able to calculate the ROI or expected ROI allows us to make the best decisions about where to invest our funds for the most return on our investment over time.

    Part 1

    Using the numbers in Course Scenario: Phoenix Fine Electronics, which was provided in Week 1, calculate the estimated ROI for an ERP implementation.

    Calculate the estimated productivity as a result of implementing ERP system.

    Note: If you need help calculating ROI, review this week’s activity, Lynda.com: Content Marketing ROI by Honigman.

    Part 2

    Complete your business case to present to the management team of Phoenix Fine Electronics. Incorporate your analysis and instructor feedback from the previous week’s assignments. Include the following in your final business case:

    • Executive summary
    • High-level overall business needs and desired outcomes
    • Scope of project
    • Measurable values of new system
    • An explanation of the strategic alignment
    • Estimated ROI and productivity (from Part 1)
    • Final recommendation

[Unlocked] Continue Researching Potential Career

[Unlocked] Continue Researching Potential Career

you will pick any career the easiest one you can do, I prefer Technology Carrer.

As part of the course, there is a required final project.

  • This project is for you to begin/continue researching potential career fields you are interested in pursuing. This final project is an opportunity to explore something that you are passionate about. Remember, career paths are not linear….they often look like a bowl of spaghetti…and that’s okay! I was determined to be swimming with the dolphins in Hawaii and perpetually smelling like halibut….but my focus changed and now here I am in my true calling.
  • How you decide to present that material to me is up to you…BE CREATIVE! If you would like to write a paper, great. If you want to tape yourself giving a presentation-fantastic. If you want to make a Glogster (online poster)-wonderful. If you want to do a taped skit-superb. I am completely open to anything, as long as I can access it, it covers the required information and it’s your own work.

[Unlocked] Least Three Scholarly Resources

[Unlocked] Least Three Scholarly Resources

 

Select a human service organization/agency that serves the community you profiled in earlier assignments. Then, develop a written critique of the agency to address the following:

  • Describe the organization and its fit within the community.
  • Include the organization’s mission statement.
  • Explain the services provided through this organization.
  • Identify the primary populations served by the organization
  • Determine if the organization is culturally competent. Be specific in your explanation and provide examples as necessary. 
  • Drawing on theories of human behavior and the social environment, describe characteristics of the organization that impact its ability to engage its clients.
  • Explain the technology this organization uses to serve its clients. 

Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages