Systems thinking is important for health care administration leaders to gain understanding into health care quality. The internal structures, processes, and outcomes, as well as the external environment, have significant and sometimes predictable effects on the delivery of cost-effective and quality health care.
For this Assignment, select your health services organization or one with which you are familiar. Consider how the organization you select adheres to the elements of systems thinking examined this week.
The Assignment: (3–4 pages)
- Describe the organization you selected for this Assignment.
- Explain the input, throughput, output, outcomes, and feedback from a systems-level perspective for the organization you selected.
- Draw a diagram representing the system of the organization you selected.
- Explain why it is important to understand systems thinking in healthcare organizations. Be specific and provide examples.
The organization chosen: Health Resources and Services Administration