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Health Care Organizations

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Some of the driving factors of reengineering of health care organizations are changing in technology such as instating the electronic medical records; another is competition such as acquisitions which has become evident in the environment. Most hospitals are now affiliated with some health network or system. (Yoder &Weiss, p. 141) Consumerism is also a factor driving reengineering. At this time Patients are more informed consumers, and they know they have choices on where to go for healthcare. Web sites such as (Health grades) and (www.hospitalcompere.hhs.gov) assist them in selecting the best option for their needs. (Yoder & Weiss, p. 139) Also changes in reimbursement regulations such as the Affordable care act factor in the reengineering of health care organization. Discuss the importance of the Mission, Vision, Philosophy and Values and how they are developed and communicated. The importance of mission statement is it provides direction for the organization and creates unity and commitment. (Yoder & Weiss, p. 295) Vision is …show more content…

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  • Explains the driving factors of reengineering of health care organizations are changing in technology such as instating the electronic medical records. consumerism is also a factor.
  • Explains the importance of mission, vision, philosophy and values and how they are developed and communicated.
  • Explains the types of organizational structures that work best in their organization. functional structures align themselves according to departments and services and are hierarchical when dealing with issues.
  • Explains the importance of empowerment for the nurse and manager in working with a culturally diverse workforce.
  • Opines that empowering nurses and managers allows them to influence physicians, other clinicians, patients, and each other. effective communication is essential when it comes to patient care.

Then there is the Service-line Structures where one manager or executive for like services so you tend to report to multiple administrators. Whereas a Matrix is complex, its function and services are integrated, and management has to report to both the Functional and The Services- lines managers where Flat structures it places authority in the action level allowing the employee to make decisions at the time of the issue. Where Shared Governances is a hybrid structure, it includes a little bit of all the different types of structures, allowing nurses more autonomy in their practice and founded on professionalism as oppose to organizational hierarchy. (p. 146-150) I believe Shared Governance works best at my facility; it has grown so much that not one structure would work as a

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