The Risks And Challenges Of Managing A Hospital

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I will be discussing chapters 19, 20 and 24. In chapter 19 we will cover Safeguarding the Hospital what are some the risks and challenges in managing a hospital. Chapter 20 I will cover the Human Resources Department, Risk management, corporate compliance and Legal services that a hospital uses and utilizes. And chapter 24 Hospital marketing which covers the commercialization and appeal of selling services by the Hospital. Safeguarding the hospital is a difficult task the joint commission has designated three areas of concern for security in and around a medical facility. The environment of care includes the general safety, fire safety and security. Another topic included in this chapter is emergency management. This is such an…show more content…
This of course is negated if there is an emergency such as a fire or otherwise since locking people into certain areas could hinder their escape. Another method of monitoring events happening in a hospital is with the use of a Surveillance System some hospitals employee a CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) that allows a dedicated team to keep a close eye on people in the hospital and alert patrons and employees at the first sign of danger. One of the ways a facility can identify who is who is based on a National Incident Management System ID badge which shows authorized areas and displays titles and details of employment prominently. General safety can be used to implement a culture of safety and security within a medical facility even with simple acts such as HIPPA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) which enforces a standard of security of personal information by all employees within a medical facility that is mandated by federal law. Fire safety is also a cause for concern but thankfully with newly constructed buildings a fire is a lot less devastating than in older times. Advanced forms of fire barriers and fire detection are installed from the moment a hospital is constructed. Hospitals are required to be equipped with fire suppression systems as well as have conveniently placed fire extinguishers. Emergency Management is the
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