Managed Care Philosophy and Initiatives Directed at Prevention and Health Maintenance. the Nature of the Problem of Vaccinations and Access to Vaccines Relative to Prevention and Health Maintenance. the Steps Taken to

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Introduction. Managed health care is a system that is used to control the financing and the method of delivery of healthcare services to those individuals who are enrolled is specific types of healthcare plans such as Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO). Managed healthcare main goal is to ensure that the care that is received by the patient is not just routinely done so that the providers are making a high profit but to ensure that providers are delivery a high quality of care that is also cost effective.
Managed care philosophy and initiatives directed at prevention and health maintenance within the managed health care. The manage care philosophy was designed with the intent of placing
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Improving vaccine from a clinical point of view takes into consideration the efficacy of the vaccine which is studied using the FDA approved research that evaluates whether or not the vaccine actually protects individuals against the disease that the vaccination is supposedly providing prevention against. The vaccine used should also be cost effective in other words it should gear towards saving both lives and money. Many vaccines are equipped with what is referred to as disease burden criteria which is expected to prevent diseases with significant morbidity. Using this can reduce the risk of spreading the disease through person to person contact.

What works and what does not? What worked in my opinion is the fact that physicians take the interest of the patients to heart and hence their focus was on keeping people healthy. The implementation of point-of-service data entry showed increased in the utilization of the HMO immunization registries. An automated immunization reminder for patients is also an effective measure and so are the provider’s monthly reports. What would not work is when physicians have a conflict of interest that is they serve both HMO, other communities’ patients the patient are not always provided with the best treatment options nor access to vaccinations.
My recommendations for further or continued improvements. My first recommendation would be to develop a

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