How policy competence can help health professionals improve health in individuals and populations..
DescriptionAs health care administrators, it is of utmost importance that you are familiar with health policies, the rulemaking process for them, and how they impact daily operations in health care organizations. Chapter 10 in your textbook discusses how policy competence can help health professionals improve health in individuals and populations.
Over the next two weeks (Weeks 5 and 6), we will be engaging in a series of activities that revolve around the same policy and the same organization. The assignments will help you learn how to develop a process for adapting to policy initiatives and to develop potential organizational structures that can ensure leaders are alerted to and prepared to respond to issues that affect the organization. You will be graded based on the application of the assigned reading throughout the course to a real-world situation using your individual critical thinking skills.
For the purpose of assignments 5 and 6, in anticipation of the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) provision taking full effect, you are the CEO of a health system and the Board has asked you to develop a plan to prepare to achieve and maintain compliance with the new law to avoid penalties.