Healthcare in Russia

Healthcare in Russia





Introductiont. What topic are you going to write about? Give reasons why you chose this topic.

There is an important paradox that is facing the contemporary health systems; on one side there has been a gradual increase over the past decade on health care developments and investments, through these advances steps have been made towards extraordinary expansion of technologies, knowledge, skills, techniques and resources on biomedical research and this means that it is now possible to effectively tackle many major health problems than ever before. On the other hand the many attempts of trying to reform health care sector have all been met with little to no success in their quest of trying to develop a more efficient, effective and equitable safe delivery system that embodies all the population health fundamental goals (Institute of Medicine, ,2010). One of the most overlooked but a major factor in the failure or success of such efforts is the care workforce configuration. The current health care inability to reap full benefits results in many instances, from the challenges of maintaining and creating an efficient, effective and motivated workforce. To other wide array of problems ranging from accelerating labor migrations, looming shortages of some types of health care workers, qualitative imbalances (mis-qualification or under-qualification of health care workers), and distributional imbalances of various types of (gender, geographic, Institutional and occupational) have all added to the undermining of the health care system capacity for effective response to challenges being currently faced. This has led to the centrality of human resources bleatingly recognizing health as a major backbone for all major health related actions (Cunningham, Peter J., 2010).

2. What are the main points you are going to write about in the body of your report?

To analyze the health care systems in Russia,

To review the management and the differences between the gaps in the health care workforce in Russia and USA,

To address the divergent barriers that hinder the performance of achieving of improved and proper population health.

ConclusionL. Mention some of the interesting things you learned as a result of doing this project.

There is a powerful presence of government role in the Russian health care system that characterizes its main objective of regulating the health care system and assuring universal coverage, cost sharing, la medecine liberale and a private/public mix in both services provision and financing. These grounding characteristics of Russia health systems are mainly rooted in three principals namely; pluralism, liberalism and solidarity. This implementation that has a strong control by the government is in direct contrast to the American HHS that mainly uses the implemented Affordable Care acts a main characteristic of the American HHS is that it focuses majorly on offering loans programs and scholarships as a means of increase the number of primary care nurses, dentists, physicians, mental health providers and physician assistants at specific parts of the country that urgently needs them. The HHS also has a comprehensive approach that focuses on enhanced education opportunities and retention; they also want collaborations with the tribal governments that are working with the locals and state to develop the health workforce training, retention, and recruitment strategies and timely access to care by funding the expansion, operation of Health Centers throughout the United States and construction. Through the above analysis of the two systems it is clear that there are two major differences mainly on management and the policies that have been enacted by the two countries. (Wilsford D ,1991).

Theories of knowledge management practices have to be reviewed and viewed in the local cultures context the managers in an organization often bring, experiences, values and beliefs that are rooted profoundly in the specific nations culture, and these add up to form a personal frame for reference. There is a wide variation of what actually the management entails due to the divergence of the national cultures. In this understanding through appreciation and understanding of local cultures, its knowledge management and epistemology perception are however necessary for the adaption of the existing practices. Therefore initiatives that address knowledge management that are aimed and designed to improve performance of organizations should incorporate cultural factors as a way of preventing mistakes due to lack of awareness and lack of cultural understanding (Bodenheimer, Thomas,et,al ,2010).

As addressed in the article it is clear that the care system in America is failing as compared to other European nation systems, the main reason for this has been articulated to the ever spiraling costs of the health services the outcome of this problem to the clients is that they don’t get efficiency in the services they are offered which still cost high. According to the Centers for Medicaid Services and the Centers for Medicare, they estimate that by 2021 years the spending of the American health will reach almost 5 trillion if a lasting solution is not found. If such extremes are left unchecked they could entirely cripple the nation and American economy. This would eventually threaten the ability to improve, maintain or fund the countries military infrastructure. This would also keep the poor in poverty, increase income disparity and preventing the middle class from ever rising higher on the income scale.