Kaiser Permanente Organizational Analysis

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Organizational structure is the stereotypically categorized agreement of power, connections, privileges, and obligations of an organization. It determines how the position, authority, and duties are dispersed, regulated, organized, and how the information is disseminated between the various ranks of management. A structure relies on the organization's goals and policy. There are two types of structures, centralized and decentralized structures. In a centralized structure, the senior management has the power to make decision and has a strong control over departments. In a decentralized structure, the power is distributed among the departments with different levels of independence (Sullivan, 2013). This student works for Kaiser Permanente and…show more content…
It has both centralized and decentralized structures. The health care delivery system is unique providing services, such as caregivers, hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies. It is an all-rounder in the health care industry that plays different positions ranging from delivering health care to providing health care treatment. The organization is operated by health care professionals, business professionals, construction workers, and customer service experts. Kaiser Permanente has “universal commitment improving the health and wellness of the members, patients, colleagues, and communities” (Kaiser Permanente, 2012). Kaiser Permanente consists of three groups, which are Kaiser Foundation Health Plan with the regional operating subsidiaries, Kaiser Permanente Medical Groups, and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (Kaiser Permanente, 2012). The three groups work hand-in-hand to benefit the public and the community providing groups and individual prepaid health plan, providing hospital care services to the members, the communities, and sponsors charitable…show more content…
Corporate division is the program office responsible for administrative and business services. It composes of national leadership team, staff, and program leaders, which supports regions in business. Corporate division supports the community programs and the health care management that incorporates research and clinical awareness within the organization. Corporate division also provides services and support to medical centers facilitating the care process. It helps to design technologies and the systems needed to coordinate the resources, customizes policies, procedures, improves the health of members, and delivers innovative approach to the communities. Kaiser Permanente serves as a model of incorporation, supportive incentives, and organized care. Kaiser Permanente is a big organization, divided into regions and subdivided to several locations within the regions. This student is at the Southern California Region in Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) and works at the Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) out-patient clinic. OBGYN department has both formal and informal leadership positions performing different

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