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Applying Management Concepts To Healthcare Organizations

What, if anything, is different about applying the concepts of basic management topics to health care organizations, as opposed to other types of organizations, e.g., McDonald's?

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One of the major differences about applying the concepts of management to healthcare organizations as opposed to other types of organizations, is largely due to the fact that healthcare organizations (e.g. hospitals) have the safety and welfare of patients as their highest priority. This makes it imperative that all management initiatives within this organization take the safety and welfare of patients as the principle goal from which all management activities take place within the organization. The planning aspect of management concepts that take place within a healthcare organization are unique. This is due to the fact that healthcare organizational activity must be planned in a manner that takes into consideration the ethical concerns that are commensurate with the treatment of patients. Additionally, the detailed and sophisticated legal and medical implications that are aligned with the care and treatment of patients, as well as the operation of a healthcare organization, are also integral. It is important that the planning phase of management within healthcare organizations is conducted in accordance with the unique health providing situation that aligns with these ...

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