American Healthcare System

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This study has also covered the weaker aspects of the prevailing American healthcare system. The financial basis of healthcare improvement lay in enhanced business savvy on the part of the administrators and providers of healthcare. It is the lack of healthcare and business savvy that is impeding the American citizens from accessing adequate health. The American healthcare system involves socialized and privatized healthcare. The socialized healthcare system is inefficient due to lack of financial balance to support adequate care for every American.
The healthcare providers and administrators lack adequate management skills to ensure efficient continuity of the business. The currency fluctuation has led to escalating healthcare cost that requires
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Systems theory postulates that organizations that operate as an open system enhance its chances of survival. The healthcare organization is made up of interlinked constituents hierarchically organized into the structural whole (Karabacak, Ozturk and Bahcecik, 2011, p. 258). These components of the health care institution can re-create and maintain themselves in response to environmental challenges. The open system enables the exchange to occur between to environment and the system, permitting the system to reduce entropy and as well maintain the steady state. This theory requires healthcare organizations to maintain constant interaction between the external environment and internal environment to attain homeostasis. The system theory establishes a framework whereby the healthcare organization can enhance its potential for success during crisis. By engaging in open system operation, collecting information from the internal units and external environment within the hierarchy enhances organization’s ability to respond to changes and crisis effectively (Bisgaard, 2009, p.…show more content…
During the crisis, the primary concern of the organization is to influence the key public's attitudes favorably. The way the public perceive the information regarding the organization may profoundly affect their attitudes. According to this theory, the information will affect an individual’s attitude system based on its weight and valence. Valence reflects the perception of an individual of how bad or good the information is. On the other hand, weight is the function of reliability. Here, the focus is on the process and the way target audiences incorporate information and the way their attitudes are affected by it. Practically, the information integration theory needs health care institutions to consider both weight and valence when arranging for the information to be given to the public during the crisis. It is critical to contextualize the information and enlighten the members of the target audience the degree of the danger or risk presented by the risk to allow them (the target audience) to judge the impact of risk accurately (Goodman, 2012, p.
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