Decision Making Case Study Essay

1483 Words Nov 20th, 2011 6 Pages
Decision Making Case Study
HCS/514
Managing in Today's Health Care Organizations
Instructor: Darlene Cantu
Camille F. Fuller

Decision Making Case Study
Health care is one of the largest growing industries in the country. Technology and medical advancements attribute to the constant changes in the health care industry. The economy also continues to change, and with the changing economy health care cost continue to rise. Companies across the nation have either closed or moved to other countries. El Paso County Clinic is struggling to keep the doors open. Buduget cuts have affected the clinic tremendously. The El Paso County Clinic’s budget has been cut by 15%. The population affected by the budget cuts are Medicaid recepients.
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Can the clinic operate under shorter office hours?
Step 2, after framing the questions is finding sources of information. After carefully examining the information concerning the budget cuts, the team will make a list of avenues to investigate to gather necessary information. Each question asked should have evidence based information from creditable sources. The information can come from employees, patients, suppliers, and the surrounding community. “The focus of the Informed Decisions Toolbox is on finding research evidence. Colloquial evidence can be obtained from the experience and judgment of colleagues, friends,customers, suppliers, and others. Information provided in organizational reports, trade journals,strategic planning sessions, offsite retreats, office meetings, and other settings may provideuseful colloquial evidence” (Rundall, 2007 pg 335).
Step3-5 consist of evaluating the evidence found to support the questions to support the informed decision. The accuracy of the information gives the team a base for making a good decision. The information should be applicable to the questions asked by the team. Information that is not applicable is not relevent, therefore hinders the informed decision. The information gathered by the team should be able to be put into action. The actionable information should be able to give the team projected outcomes within set timelines. When the team evaluates the information the team should also assess each
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