The initial topic discussion will surround several interest topics that I am closely related to and familiar with.
Response 1:) Mary
The initial topic discussion will surround several interest topics that I am closely related to and familiar with. These interest has done two things for me during this time of title selection; 1.) it has made me realize just how closely intertwined my interest are related and 2.) that if I do not get the right scope of my title it will be to broad of a study.
As of today, the title is;
Navigating the Landscape: Increasing Opportunities for Women to Bridge the Gaps for Professional Advancement
Bridging the Great Divide: Preparing Women for Career Advancement through Mentoring
Opportunities Delayed but Not Denied: Empowering Women to Excel Professionally
The focus interest will include a combined topic discussing women, leadership, culinary, mentoring, and minorities that is centered around creating opportunities to develop, support, and inspire them to breakthrough career barriers.
The problem.: Women have long been passed over and denied opportunities for career advancement and because of so there is a great need to drive mentoring initiatives that focus on preparing and developing women to advance through mentorship and coaching. I strongly believe that if women, especially women of color, are given the chances to grow we will see them bloom. This topic is foundational enough to research, support, and build my research project on so that there is (Mattis, 1995). more opportunities for women’s advancement.
Mattis, M. C. (1995). “Corporate initiatives for advancing women”, Women in Management Review, Vol. 10 No. 7, pp. 5-14 https://doi.org/10.1108/0964942952009572
Response 2:) Michael
The current health care delivery system can benefit significantly from the effective use of telehealth technology (Cole-Reed, 2019). Medical providers need to render medical care efficiently due to rising costs and lower reimbursement trends. Patients suffer from inadequate access to medical care due to a lack of available provider appointments, transportation issues, and cost barriers.
Telehealth technology provides an opportunity for providers to connect with patients to provide medical services that do not require an in-person visit at the physician’s office. Before 2020 the adoption rate of telehealth technology was very low for providers and hospitals. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the use of telehealth expanded rapidly.
Now that the pandemic is impacting communities less than in the prior two years, some providers are not utilizing telehealth as much as they did during the pandemic. Insurance companies and government agencies removed some of the barriers that prevented expansion before the pandemic.
Looking beyond the pandemic, healthcare providers have a tremendous opportunity to use telehealth to identify those healthcare services and populations that would be most appropriate and remove some of the gaps in health care access for vulnerable populations. For example, an orthopedic surgeon cannot use telehealth technology to perform a knee injection for pain relief. However, that same surgeon could use telehealth to complete a six-week post-op follow-up evaluation as long as there are no complicating factors.
This is a possible problem statement: Through a survey of providers and patients, identify their satisfaction levels and reasons for using and not using telehealth to identify medical service delivery opportunities that are most likely to be successful in the long run. The results will include evaluating relationships between variables like provider type (e.g., MD, NP, PA), provider specialty, and patient demographics (e.g., rural versus urban, race, ethnicity, age, health condition). Ideally, the survey data results will show the types of providers, services, and patients most suited for the successful development of telehealth technology in the future.
Cole-Reed, W. (2019). Adoption of telehealth technology among primary care providers using TAM [Doctoral Dissertation, Northcentral University]. ProQuest LLC.
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