Health system management

Health system management
The importance of management within the industry is universally recognized by the key specialist in all the industries. Problem areas that deal with the health system management has very significant as they may cost the lives to the humans: “Anyone trained in management knows the importance of the management functions: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. When an organization does not perform one or more of the functions well, a crisis can result. Instead of addressing the underperforming management function, many managers overemphasize the functions of staffing and directing, which can lead to an ineffective management approach known as ‘management by crisis’” (Summers & Nowicki, 2002). It goes without saying that such an issue as controlling is very important. It has a huge impact on the task performance, work discipline and hiring of the effective and talented specialists. As it was mentioned earlier talented specialists could be unsatisfied with the atmosphere that lacks controlling eye and the whole staff operation won’t be effective. Such mistakes are impossible, hence they occur in contemporary healthcare management and the results of them could become a catastrophe. The poor controlling organization could characterize the current situation of the American healthcare: “Medical debts are a confirmed factor in the economic hardship of the nation, the panelists said. Jacoby said she helped perform another study that showed 67 percent of people reporting $10,000 of debt or more who had declared bankruptcy attributed this to medical bills and expenses. Panelists also said people should not cover medical expenses with loans, but more importantly, the banks should not grant these loans. “People are getting loans they should not have received,” Robertson said. People usually have little choice but to take out loans if they are not covered by insurance, Jacoby said. The panelists said much of the blame falls on the government and the health care system itself. The U.S. health care system is the world’s most expensive, with spending projected to rise from $2.6 trillion this year to $5.2 trillion in 2020, using 21 percent of the gross domestic product, according to the Commonwealth Fund website. “Either the people will go bankrupt or the country will go bankrupt,” he said” (Odell, 2009). The headlines of many newspapers and magazines writing about the situation with Health Care system mostly pay attention of the government inefficiency of existing system, everything of this has close connection to the lack and inappropriate managerial organization of the healthcare in particular, it controlling sphere. Doug Odell in his resent report shows that the situation becomes worse with every passing year and soon become critical. The Medical care is so expensive and the majority could not let to buy medical insurance themselves. It has become typical situation that medical insurance is provided by employer. But it also an interesting fact, that those who can provide it for themselves do not usually do it, using such services as Medicaid. It essential, as no one would like to spend extra money, especially, if it is possible to get free healthcare.

References:

1. Doug Odell. U.S. health care system inefficient, panelists say. Loopholes and hidden fees can put insured at just as much risk as underinsured. The Daily Free Press. September 23, 2009
2. Garber, Alan M. and Skinner, Jonathan. Is American Health Care Uniquely Inefficient? NBER WP 14257. 2008
3. Summers J. & Nowicki M. (September 2002). Management by crisis - Management Issues - health care industry. Healthcare Financial Management

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