System Approach to Health Care

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“A System Approach” Jennifer Garrett Principles of Health Care Administration Earl Greenia August 18, 2014 “Texas Health Harris Methodist–Cleburne, located in Cleburne, Texas has 137 acute care beds and over 80 physicians on its medical staff. It is part of Texas Health Resources, a large, nonprofit health care delivery system in north Texas that oversees 14 hospitals (Lashbrook, A. 2009).” In this paper I will summaries the systems approach of Texas Health Harris Methodist–Cleburne with a very brief over-view of the organizational theories, analyze how Texas Health Harris Methodist-Cleburne is a learning organization, explain the organizational structure displayed in this case study, describe the leaders involved in this case…show more content…
Learning Organization Texas Health Resources has shown that they are a learning organization by establishing state-wide material and training to help the staff stay current and keep the training fresh. Texas Health relies on * Performance * Ongoing education * Reinforcement * Preprinted orders * evidence-based literature * reminders of core measures In addition to the list above the hospital relies on concurrent chart review to optimize performance and provide ongoing education and reinforcement about the core measures to the staff. Leaders After reading the case study I found that Texas Health has three leaders. The first is the Chief Clinical and quality officer which is used to lead quality & patient safety initiatives across the system, the Clinical outcome specialist (Beverly Barton, R.N.) is used to do in-service for new employees showing and teaching the core standards, physician credentialing activities, along with sharing at the meetings every month. The last leader at Texas Health is Cindy Stepp-Gann the director of quality. Stepp-Gann job is to go over every chart to make sure that it meeting core measurements, along with getting timely feedback to make changes that don’t work with staff. Conclusion After summaries the
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