Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice. The importance of continually improving my knowledge, is to ensure that the I am aware of, and follow, the current health & social care standards, legislation, and guidelines for good practice. Learning new skills and refreshing training enables me to progress, and achieve within my career and working practices. Personal development not only benefits an individual, but also the organization, and the residents who receive the services. The focus of training tends to be on the staff group delivering the services, to ensure that all recommendations and standards are achieved.
Plane and flight crews wanted to help, but were scattered all over the country and didn’t know what was going on or where to go. Updates could have been PIN-to-PIN “messaged” to jetBlue folks over SmartPhones. Blackberry has had this feature for some time and it’s likely that many on jetBlue’s staff had Blackberrys. This emergency measure works well with or without IT infrastructure as this service is associated with the service provider (like Verizon or T-Mobile) rather than dependent on corporate infrastructure. Stabilizing internal communications is key to any disaster recovery process.
The relationship will be examined for in regards to conflict avoidance, how to work as a team and collaborate with other departments, and ways to improve the process. The effect of interdisciplinary relationships on the organization, patients, and stakeholders will be presented. Collaboration for Quality Outcomes “Collaboration in health care is defined as health care professionals assuming complementary roles and cooperatively working together, sharing responsibility for problem-solving and making decisions to formulate and carry out plans for patient care” (Jennings, 2008, p. 5). Health care organizations are dependent upon the effective communication amongst the departments to ensure organizational objectives are being met. Long term care environments employ a multidisciplinary approach to resident care plans to ensure their needs are being met.
These developments enable medical professionals and patients to improve their quality of life. Technology has become into something that intertwines with the needs of the society. The world is experiencing a social revolution. There has been a shift from manual work to what is called as knowledge work. However there are different types of this technology.
A person cannot survive without a heart, kidney, or liver, and if any of these organs would start to malfunction, the only hope is that an organ would become available through organ donation. “Every year, nearly 190,000 people suffer an injury or infection that causes their kidneys to stop working” (Marsa 1). Waiting for an organ can take years; some people do not have that much time to wait for an organ. Generally, assigning a person to the waiting list means the most severe medical cases are at the top. Continuing down the list, people will find patients that are at less of a risk for waiting.
The areas of conflict displayed in this case study are as follows: 1) CEO Mike Hammer has attempted on two occasions to cut physician-driven cost, but failed in both attempts. CEO Hammer believed that he was faced with opposition of the staff by their excuses to why they couldn’t cut cost. 2) Marge Harding was hired by CEO Mike Hammer to cut cost. Harding identified EKG interpretation as an area to cut cost. Harding made the decision to fire Dr. Boyer and to switch to a computerized EKG interpretation system with an estimated 100,000 a year cost savings.
With the loss of Jobs these launching events will no longer be “spectacular”, according to Shalini Verman a principle analyst at Gartner, “This tends to impact the perception of the company among "technology enthusiasts" who will influence consumers' buying behavior over time.” Following in the footsteps of a genius is what Tim Cook has faced in the years since the death of Steve Jobs. His challenge was maintaining the momentum at the most famous and world’s largest technology company, that provided a decade long period of turn around and innovations. Cook indicates that “Some people see innovation as change, but we have never really seen it like that,” Cook told BusinessWeek magazine. “It’s making things better.” Cook understood how important it was to developed the political support, when he found it necessary to fire long time mobile software head Scott Forstall and Apple Store chief John Browett, who he felt was no longer a good fit with the company’s culture. Cook has his own strengths; he has chosen to build a partnership with the Apple talent.
Such perspective demands are necessary for the planning of continuous performance improvement. Implementing and utilizing plans that are put into place will help the organization to achieve the desired result of operating smoothly. The responsibilities that a health care manager faces today can be challenging and overwhelming. With the knowledge that I have received from this course, I want to be able to incorporate all the roles into the tasks that a health care manager faces daily. I wish to also be able
The Importance of Teams Health care organization teams serve an important purpose, when positioned properly within the organization, advantage, and consumer satisfaction gained to boost organizational success. Having a team not only allows the work to divide, but it also promotes for various points of view and new ideas. With teams also come difficulties, but with the right leadership, problems can be resolved. My priorities as a manager are to improve the efficiency and satisfaction with both my staff and those we serve. To do so requires a dynamic plan to incorporate competitive systems and a workforce of concentrated efforts to overshadow all others.
Delegation is an important function in any organization and in today’s environment we see it becoming increasingly important in the health care setting. For management to make the best use of their time and skills effective delegation of tasks to the staff assists in their growth and development, builds confidence and trust, and increases the amount of work completed. Effective delegating provides benefits to the organization when managers mobilize resources, share responsibilities, and focus on doing a few tasks well, rather than many things less effectively resulting in increased management and leadership potential. The need for accessible, affordable, quality health care and an ever-growing shortfall of practitioners and providers means that health care managers must use every health care worker and ensure appropriate delegation of authority and tasks. With the United States currently experiencing a critical shortage of Nurses, health care organizations and policy makers realize they must depend on their licensed Nurses to delegate nursing tasks to licensed and unlicensed health care workers (Nursing Shortage Fact Sheet, 2010).