obtained from the research is not easily generalizable to other hospital institutions · The HCA is a hospital with private equity firm financing and, therefore, might not be representative of the other hospitals without such funding · The future of health care reform might change in case of changes in government during elections shortly Summary
The action research project is supposed to ensure that there is an effective leadership model in place for hospital institutions that can produce the best outcomes in terms of patient and employee well-being. The case chose for the study, which is HCA in Houston Texas is a good example because of the malpractices involving patients and employees such as excessive billing and employee downsizing. These practices might not be adaptive for the future healthcare environment that is one destined to focus more on the patient. In addition, the focus on long-term preventive care means that the hospitals will have to engage more with patients, necessitating a workforce that can work in teams to ensure the quality of care for the patients. Bibliography Alvarez, J. L. & Svejenova, S., (2005). Sharing Executive Power Roles and Relationships at the Top . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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