Running Head: ORGANIZED LEADERSHIP 1 Organizational Leadership and Interprofessional Team Development Dion Sales August 14th, 2018 Western Governors University Analysis of business practices, regulatory requirements, and reimbursement impact patient- centered care.
ORGANIZED LEADERSHIP 2 Many business practice have regulatory requirements, such as insurance reimbursement, affects patient-centered care within the healthcare in different ways. These business practices are crucial when keeping hospitals functioning safely and efficiently in today’s healthcare industry. Both profit and nonprofit organizations need generate money to stay open, how they accomplish this could have a negative brunt on patient safety, as well as their quality of care. Cost cutting measures such as using inferior products, and reducing staff are all too often administrator’s first moves. It is unfortunately a common occurrence for patients to have hospital stays where the nurses were understaffed causing a lapse in the quality of care they may require. An example of what I have personally experienced from being short staffed was having a large patient assignment with several discharges occurring with poor communication. For some of these patients, nurse case managers were in charge of arranging post hospital care. Unfortunately, not all nurse case managers effectively educate and prepare the patient for discharge before they are handed their discharge papers. I have been a nurse for many years. I have experience as a charge nurse as well as a staff nurse. I, just like other nurses on my units have had difficult patient assignments. I personally would find myself staying late every day, because I would feel horrible leaving work for the next shift and did not want to leave the floor feeling like I did not give my patients the best possible care I could have. In my experience, nothing is worse than leaving work feeling like I did not help my patients enough, even though I know I have done by best given the resources I was provided with by my healthcare facility. Having experience at different units and facilities, I find there is always the same major concern, nursing ratios. The nurses at the bedside would commonly discuss with one another about the staffing issues, patient safety and business practices. One thing that is noted and has been proven effective is having more nurses on each
ORGANIZED LEADERSHIP 3 unit. Increasing the number of nurses per unit will develop in improved, more effective, and safer patient-centered care. Unfortunately, the most frequent tactic to increase profit is to downsize staff. My unit directors have often downsized their staff based off of the unit and hospital census policies, rather than the acuity of illness of the patients. Staffing by the patient will be straightforward and a cost cutting business practice that can save the hospital money but can decreases patient-centered care on the units.
- Spring '16
- Nursing, HMC