Given that the government spends 51 cents of each healthcare dollar, comment on how the top management of a community hospital and a teaching hospital achieve optimum performance in the future.
What role will costs play in determining the optimum performance of hospitals in the future?
Which healthcare delivery model is likely to prevail in the future keeping in mind the costs and patient accountability?
Which professional associations should be invited to participate in a fact-finding task force to provide suggestions for the optimum performance of community and teaching hospitals in the future? Why?
How can hospital management be used to support changes within the industry?
This is a discussion question not a formal essay but references should be cited.
Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Analyzed how costs will determine the future of the healthcare industry. 4
Justified which healthcare delivery model is likely to prevail in the future. 8
Identified and analyzed the professional associations should be invited to participate in a fact-finding task force to provide suggestions for the optimum performance of community and teaching hospitals in the future. 8
Described how hospital management can be used to support change. 4
Participated in the discussion by asking questions, providing statements of clarification, providing points of view with rationales, challenging points of discussion, or making relationships between multiple points of the discussion. 12
How top management can achieve optimum performance
Top management can apply strategic operations models developed in other sectors such as the manufacturing industry to achieve optimum performance in the changing health care environment. They should use recent management models that have proved to be effective in improving performance. Top management can also have a proactive approach in managing demand for health care (Li et al, 2002). A proactive approach will assist in predicting demand requirements and scheduling processes and resources in line with supply level. In order to meet requirements within the hospital, top management should ensure that they adequate and appropriate staff composition. Another factor that is essential in achieving optimum performance is the use of technology especially in quality assurance measures. Li (1997) provides that management should employ quality management in order to develop systems that measure and manage health care in such a way that generates optimal care for patients.
Role of costs in optimum performance of hospitals
Costs will determine whether a health care facility can attain patient demands and optimum performance effectively and efficiently. Financial management ...
A healthcare delivery model is examined for optimum performance of hospitals are examined.