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Assignment 1HMGT 420 University of Maryland University College
Although healthcare is considered to be a high-risk establishment, delivery processes can be designed to prevent failures and certain harms to its patients and care givers. Healthcare organizations can make commitment to improve the safety of patients by detecting and analyzingpatients’ injuries and near misses. Such organizations should also be an environment that can balance the need to report events and also have a high need to take disciplinary actions as soon aspossible so people will know to act accordingly or there are consequences. This will ensure that improvements in the safety of all patients are maintained. Another key aspect when it comes to the safety of patients are the involvements of the patients and also their families in this process. Systemic improvements are very important in the way healthcare is delivered should not be madeat the expense of weakening of the sense of professional responsibility. Healthcare professionals always need to have the ability to be well prepare both physically as well as mentally to carry (5 Comprehensive Patient Safety, 2004).I think due to technology and easy access to hospital reviews and such only, hospitals are forced to be a bit more transparent than they have ever been about their responsibilities accordingly. As consumers pay more for healthcare, they are demanding more accuracy and transparency. “It’s estimated that over 84 percent of patients use online provider reviews to help make care decisions” (Health Catalyst, 2018). With increased transparency, hospitals need to