MPSM in Health Care & HospitalIndian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management
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With the advent of globalisation and entry of multinationals, business ethics have undergone drastic change in our country. The business community in India has today recognized the need to strengthen its operational base with systematic and efficient management practices. The need for professional management is being felt even in the non-commercial areas such as health, welfare, development and education. For aspirants in the employment market, this has opened limitless opportunity in diverse spheres with the promise of rewards in the form of good remuneration, status, and scope for professional and personal growth. The health of populations is a distinct key issue in public policy discourse in every mature society often determining the deployment of huge society. They include its cultural understanding of ill health and well-being, extent of socio-economic disparities, reach of health services and quality and costs of care and current bio-medical understanding about health and illness.
Accordingly, Health Care and Hospital Management is a growing concept in management stream. Health Care and Hospital Management is among the top ten millennium professions according to a recent US survey. As Health Care and Hospital Management is increasingly privatised there is a greater need for not only skillful doctors but also efficient hospital administrators. New realities are placing pressures on the healthcare industry, and how patient care is delivered. Rising hospital management costs, an aging population, a shortage of healthcare workers, challenges in accessing services, timely availability of information, issues of safety and quality, and rising consumerism are some of the facts of today’s healthcare system. The industry has reached a point of chasm, where they need to decide how services could be delivered more effectively to reduce costs, improve quality, and extend reach. The critical questions facing the industry today include: how can we effectively manage hospitals and provide enhanced services without placing additional burden on a system already pushed to its limits; how can we provide care in a cost-efficient manner at a time when healthcare spending is rising; and how do we most efficiently use our resources and support front-line staff in order to reduce medical errors and enhance quality of care.
For the smooth functioning of a hospital, qualified professionals are required like a hospital administrator who is overall in charge of administrative affairs of the hospital. He takes over the charge of various aspects of health administration and hospital administration with the objective of ensuring the complete satisfaction of the patient and health care. As a health care and hospital manager, you will have to co-ordinate between the various departments of the hospital, ensure that all the equipment is functional, that there is a smooth flow of medical supplies and above all the required standards of cleanliness are maintained. You will also deal with the employees and financial matters. The emphasis is on quality, efficiency and cost containment. The challenge is to deliver the highest quality care at the lowest cost. It entails giving 100% of your time to quality in-patient care, lowering the length of stay, decreasing resource utilisation, and working with the medical and administrative staff to co-ordinate all aspects of in-house care.