Roles and Functions Paper

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Individual Assignment: Roles and Functions Paper • Prepare a 300-700 word paper based on your readings for this week describing “your” definition of the role and application of management functions used by today’s health care managers. Consider the following: o What is the most important role or function for a health care manager? o What is the most significant aspect related to health care management that you want to gain by taking this class? • Use a minimum of two references to support your paper. Health care managers play a very critical role in the society and management functions acquire a very different color when applied to health care settings. I think that the most important role of function of a health care manager is planning. The function of planning plays a very important role by helping to anticipate the changes that are expected to take place in health care sector. For instance, if the number of diseases borne by mosquitoes is likely to increase, health care managers need to identify this expected change and incorporate the remedial measures in their planning. So, the planning function of management in health care setting is based on long term and as well as contingency based aspects. There are many ailments or epidemics that could suddenly spread and managers need to immediately plan on those lines. This could include planning related to hospital equipment, number of beds, medicines and so on. The planning needs to be translated into strategies to be undertaken at various levels link the operational, clinical and so on. Finally, planning is also needed in the accounting function in order to ensure that the revenues are realized and documented properly.

The most significant aspect related to health care management that I would want to gain by taking this class is to learn to reduce the reaction time in emergency situations and to be ready all the time for any kind of situation. I would also like to be more emotionally intelligent and gain...
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