Building a Foundation of Excellence
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By the due date assigned, respond to the assigned discussion questions and submit your responses to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. Respond to the assigned questions using the lessons and vocabulary found in the reading.
Healthcare organizations must evaluate the strategic cultural foundation, including whether the state of healthcare is sustainable with the recognized shifts of organizational environments. The strategic foundation of performance focuses on key areas of operations, including financial operations, human capital, governance, growth, and quality and service within clinical management. The implementation of evidence-based practice requires an operational infrastructure of key functions.
- Provide a brief description of the functions of operational leadership.
- How would a department leader in a healthcare organization fulfill the purpose and functions that sustain the organization infrastructure?
- What role does evidence-based practice play in the operational infrastructure of key functions?
Provide a substantive (300–500 words) initial discussion posting addressing each of the components in the discussion question. Justify your answers with research, examples, and reasoning.
Before the end of the unit, begin commenting on at least two of your peers’ responses. At a minimum, your responses to other initial posts must be 100 to 200 words each. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Submit your responses to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area.