Healthcare Planning

Healthcare Planning


In any healthcare organizations as well as other types of organization, two types of systems are employed, the closed and open systems. The open system involves environmental interaction through the receiving as well as the giving of the information(Marquis & Huston, 2015). In closed systems, the knowledge and the information are transmitted through closed systems. A closed system in healthcare can facilitate growth since the flow of the information is within the healthcare systems. In my hospital setting, out of facility practice are not well integrated within the hospital. The interaction between the inpatient as well as the outpatient’s settings is not effective and efficient.

The problem in a closed system

The objective of any healthcare organization is the enhancing of the provision of medical and healthcare services to the patients. Quality healthcare services should be provided in an effective and efficient manner to improve the healthcare outcome of the patients(Cummings & Worley, 2014). In my organization, out of the facilities practices are not well integrated within the hospital settings.  In my organization, healthcare professionals are required follow instructions and established protocols when providing healthcare services. Each department is structured in such a way that the information from the senior managers is disseminated to the heads of department and the employee. In my current organization, the senior managers plan the activities that need to be undertaken by each department. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the department’s managers to ensure that all the employee abides by the code of practice. Senior managers within the organization don’t encourage out of facility practices. The managers urge that all the practices must be within the hospital. This is a problem in my current healthcare because fresh ideas from outside sources are not well accepted. Healthcare practice and provision of healthcare services should be a dynamic process. Healthcare organization within a given area should share information to encourage the provision of healthcare services to the patients.

Alternative in an open system

The problem can be addressed by establishing a change within healthcare organization that encourages out of facility practice. The managers within the organization should accept the ideas and practices from outside sources(Raghupathi & Raghupathi, 2014). Additionally, this would benefit the organization by ensuring that best practices from other sources are well integrated with the healthcare settings. This will also ensure that effective and efficient integration of both the outpatients and the inpatient’s services. The managers, therefore, need employ the open as well as the closed system. In an open system, the problem can be addressed by borrowing from other healthcare organization of how out of the patient’s facilities are encouraged in healthcare settings(Weaver et al., 2016). The open system encourages the interaction and the flow of the information from the environment into the organization. In this case, my healthcare organization can benefit a lot from accepting and encouraging the best of ideas from the outside.

How modification would assist in improvement of the healthcare outcome

The modification would encourage the assessment of fresh ideas from outside sources. Such ideas would guide the healthcare organization of ways and the method of incorporating out of the facility practices with the hospital(Manojlovich & Ketefian, 2016). The managers and policy makers within the hospital should also be flexible enough to ensure efficient and effective in cooperation of such ideas.


Healthcare organization should put in place policies and systems that ensure effective provision of both the inpatients and outpatients services to the patients. The closed system is effective in encouraging the growth and preservation of the organization culture. Healthcare is a dynamic field, and therefore healthcare should encourage both the closed systems as well as the open systems.


Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2015). Leadership roles and management functions in nursing: Theory and application (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Review Chapter 7, “Strategic and Operational Planning”

Cummings, T. G., & Worley, C. G. (2014). Organization development and change. Cengage learning.

Raghupathi, W., & Raghupathi, V. (2014). Big data analytics in healthcare: promise and potential. Health Information Science and Systems2(1), 3.

Manojlovich, M., & Ketefian, S. (2016). The effects of organizational culture on nursing professionalism: Implications for health resource planning. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research Archive33(4).

Weaver, C. A., Ball, M. J., Kim, G. R., & Kiel, J. M. (2016). Healthcare information management systems. Cham: Springer International Publishing.



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