Policy politics in healthcare: nsg 505 discussion v-2
In my clinical practice setting, there are four key functional areas that can assist with policy making in the institution. These areas include administration, human resources, financial management and health care operations.
Administration is responsible for developing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). They also develop plans for responding to contingencies involving medical malpractice or other legal issues. Administrators also help maintain organizational unity by promoting consistency of standards throughout the organization while encouraging collaboration among staff members.
Human resources functions involve recruitment, selection, orientation and training of personnel according to institutional needs. They are also responsible for establishing compensation levels based on industry benchmarks which must be compliant with national labor laws as well as internal policies relating to staff welfare benefits such employee health insurance plans or vacation leave entitlements.
Financial management involves maintaining accurate patient billing records while monitoring accounts receivable in order to ensure timely payments from insurers or patients alike according to existing contracts with each entity in addition to budgeting activities within the department so that spending does not exceed allocated funds from upper-level leadership .
Healthcare operations focus on ensuring quality assurance protocols are met in accordance with best practices specific treatment modalities within the facility along with coordinating daily patient flow through appropriate case management solutions tailored towards individual patient’s unique needs . Furthermore they may assess performance of different services provided by clinicians either internally or externally through periodic surveys conducted amongst patients which allows healthcare administrators an opportunity review their current policies accordingly if needed.