healthcards can be stolen would be my guess,stolen ID cards would be handy in the acquisition of drugs or sold to someone not permitted to use it(americans)... other info could confirm your ID...my healthcard has no magnetic strip...does your id have photo?
Which is why I have to manually write out my name, my address, my drivers license # etc.
The health card has a magnetic stripe on it, which I guess doesn't work.
to the best I can recall 20yrs?
Interesting. How long has Mrs. Wyly been working in healthcare ?
pc-politically correct, my term not our healthcares terminology
PC ? I don't think that's what it is. Such terms are a sign, to me, that organizations are old, job titles don't get revised etc.
mrs wyly is fixing administrative changes introduced by an independent outside source...
I thought I got that from your post above. Anyway, I don't trust the system to fix itself from within. Nothing personal, and nothing against the people who do these jobs (especially Mrs. Wiley) but I haven't seen that that works as well as it could.
problem is outside sources don't comprehend the problems that occur in an organizations unlike any other...
The types of changes that are happening in the workplace now are nothing short of revolutionary, and you need to bring in specialists from outside to do it, from my experience.
yes-it demonstrates where improvements can be made, and verifies they do work and where they don't...
No - we were speaking of comparing to the US system, which isn't relevant. Benchmarks, though, are relevant. We don't benchmark against worse systems, we benchmark against our own systems.
even if you were qualified you are still joe public...if you had an MBA with a number of years experience behind you, you would have basic qualification to do mrs wyly's job but coming from the outside there would still be an enormous learning curve...I don't know of many organizations where private buisness ventures(MD's) run under the same general management as their public co-workers ...it's a highly complex multi-layered organization...
Joe Public has no experience in healthcare administration, but I'm not Joe Public. I work with organizations, including government organizations. All organizations, including my own, naturally erect firewalls against self-reporting, outside inquiry and so on. It's understandable that they do so, and it sometimes makes sense.
An example of where it makes sense is the eHealth scandal. A billion dollar operation was put on hold because of a cup of tea.
You have to build reporting and accountability into the systems. I hope I'm not coming across as blaming front line workers, or even administrators for the problem. The problem is with the public, or the lack of public. We don't pay attention to anything but politics, so we get the system we deserve.
Edited by wyly, 04 November 2011 - 01:46 PM.