By AHRA Staff
August 2011–Every month, a hypothetical industry and management related situation is posted. You are encouraged to share your thoughts (in the comment box below) on how you would resolve the issue. Be sure to check out others’ responses and join the discussion.
Here is this month’s question:
Organizational accountability for clinical outcomes creates an inherent accountability for clinical processes. Managers must avoid the trap of believing that major investments in IT will ensure high levels of performance. What changes in organizational design are necessary to enable healthcare organizations to achieve greater efficiency with cost cutting measures in place?