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RUNNING HEAD: Management of Interdisciplinary Health Care FunctionsManagement of Interdisciplinary Health Care FunctionsUniversity of Maryland University CollegeHMGT 420 - Healthcare Facilities Management Prof. Tonya PowellMarch 2018Introduction
2Evolving Landscape of Healthcare Patient safety is a fundamental principle of excellent patient care and a critical component of health care quality management. Execution of this principle is often perceived as being an individual responsibility of health care practitioners and is often not translated into health care process and system design. However, health care is almost always provided in a context of organization-specific processes and culture that usually differ significantly among health care organizations. Therefore, safe and effective care is dependent not only on the knowledge, skills and behaviors of front-line health care practitioners but also on care delivery design in specific health care settings. Thus, patient safety must be considered within the context of health care delivery processes and health care organization culture, and mechanisms for protecting patients from harm need to be designed with a clear understanding of the science of safety.The success of any healthcare organization depends on the satisfaction level of its patients; therefore, it is essential to consider their opinions and concerns before designing a strategic plan. Currently, most of the decisions regarding healthcare management are either takenby the senior authorities or financial advisors.