Management: Addressing Environmental Forces
Health care and employment laws are
designed to protect the public. The 2015 National Patient Safety Goals from The
Joint Commission are just one example of initiatives to enhance patient safety.
Health care leaders are charged with the responsibility to ensure quality of
care for patients and safety for all stakeholders within their respective
organizations. To this end, it is relevant to examine environmental factors or
forces which can affect patient, employee, and visitor safety and to explore
strategies for mitigation of risk. Health care executives must constantly scan
the internal organizational and external environment for potential safety
issues. In this assignment, you will identify an area of potential risk for a
health care organization, and you will propose a risk management solution.
The final product for this
assignment is an application of a risk-management process, framework, or tool
to your selected issue that is accompanied by mitigation strategies. Examples
of risk management issues: Patient safety, staff security, protection of
electronic health records, never events, et cetera. You will also create a PowerPoint presentation, just as if you
were presenting your proposed solution to an executive group.