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Running head: WEEK 5-ETHICAL ANALYSIS1Week 5-Ethical AnalysisHCS/525October 2, 2017Lloyd Ford
WEEK 5-ETHICAL ANALYSIS2Week 5-Ethical AnalysisIn the health care industry the growth of hospital systems often suffer from the image of transparency within the field. The administration must acknowledge this issue before it consumesthe mission and purpose of their organization. There is a mentality by those that work in the profession that the industry has a leash on transparency and that the community can become confused by the industry actions. This is apparent when a patient is diagnosed with a disease and then the organization controls who the patient is able to see or not see, they have no voice, can beconfusing for the patient. This paper will discuss transparency, the implications of transparency, consumer understanding, consumer information and ethics, and leadership’s response in the health care industry.What is Transparency in Healthcare?In the health care industry transparency contains a number of elements that include hospital mortality rates, adherence to evidence-based practice and patient satisfaction (Audet, Raju, Jacobs, Schick, & Aviles, 2008). Many organizations have connections of transparency andquality which is why coordination of care works best in the health care industry. Many fatalities include a connection between transparency and quality, coordination of care through continuums of care works best. When talking about transparency in the health care industry, one tends to look deeper than just on the surface level. What they are looking for are characteristics and components that give positive direction for positive results that would be beneficial to the organization. As a whole, being transparent includes more than a patient’s view of the organization. It includes how well a physician provides the necessary tools a patient needs for their well-being and provide the best quality of care. In the health care industry, consumers and the health care staff involves more than just looking into an organization with a microscope. The consumer and health care
WEEK 5-ETHICAL ANALYSIS3professional looks for particular elements that provide a positive direction for beneficial results. Transparency involves more than a patient's perception of a hospital or staff, it also contains the provider's desire to supply the patient with all necessary data to receive the best quality of care possible. It is the health care provider’s duty to provide accurate data. Those that provide the datamust stand by institutional standards (Audet, et al, 2008). Implications of Transparency in HealthcareThere are questions that should be asked about the implications of transparency. Who ought to know and understand a hospital systems affiliations? Who else other than the consumer?

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