1. Describe the roles of the stakeholders within health care organizations. 2. Explain why workforce diversity is valuable in today’s health care organizations. 3. Describe 3 prominent changes in today’s health care environment.
Stakeholders associated with the health care organization are patients, society, regulatory bodies as well as the shareholders among the other stakeholders. These stakeholders play a vigilant and directive roles to guide the health care organizations, work according to the vision and mission statement. For example, regulatory bodies set laws and guidelines that are followed by the health care organizations. Society absorbs the negative externalities produced by the health care organizations. In return, health care organizations participate in community development process. On a similar note, patients ask for the unbiased care with mutual respect and privacy. Therefore, each type of stakeholders plays an important role in activities taken up by the health care organizations.
Workforce diversity brings innovative ways of patient care and other services as a part of the offerings made by health care organizations. It brings a strong culture based on values and beliefs found in different cultural background. It only comes from a diversified workforce.
Three prominent changes are as follows:
a. Use of technology to integrate the different component of the health care system and the automated service facilitation system
b. Transparency in different options of treatment made available to patients with ethical considerations
c. Stringent regulations that have made organizations to opt for combined team work with a prominent focus on patient care