Hello. Indeed, the current healthcare system is drastically changing toward the provision of safer and high-quality care services. With the unstable and continuously changing economy, healthcare leaders indeed need to adopt appropriate strategies to be able to maintain the provision of quality care at a reduced cost during both good and bad times. Such strategies as you have mentioned include appropriate staffing based on the situation and hiring of advanced practice providers within the healthcare setting. According to Probst & Kasztelnik, (2020), healthcare leaders must also strive to maximize value for the patient and promote a patient-centered care system by shifting their focus from the profitability and volume services provided—hospitalization, physician visits, hospitalizations, tests, and procedures—to the patient care outcomes achieved.
Indeed, the adoption of new technology such as the use of the electronic health record system has played a significant role in promoting better diagnosis and treatment for the patient in addition to streamlining workflow for clinicians (Jeffery et al., 2020). For example, in recent years, groundbreaking advancements in technology have been reported with beneficial outcomes in healthcare. Such technologies other than EHR include telehealth, virtual reality, health wearables, robotic surgery, and artificial organs among others.
Just as you have mentioned in the third paragraph, for maximum benefit from the current advanced technology in healthcare, leaders must accept the diversity of the population in need of care services, and work towards promoting an equitable care delivery system. I am intrigued that you mentioned all types of diversity from racial minorities, the elderly, and LGBTQs among others. Adoption of cultural competencies can help promote equitable care to people from all walks of life (Hansen & Baroody, 2020). Finally, I also find democratic leadership to be the most convenient as it helps in optimizing productivity as staff members are involved in decision making booting their morale since their ideas are not ignored.
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Probst, D. T., & Kasztelnik, K. (2020). The Observational Research Study with the Trends in Healthcare Training and Leadership Ethics in The United States. Business Ethics and Leadership, 4(3), 6-24. http://doi.org/10.21272/bel.4(3).6-24.2020