Stakeholder Compare and Contrast Essay
Grand Canyon University
September 17, 2014
When referring to healthcare, defining the quality of healthcare can be different because there are various individuals involved with different views. These individuals with different views are stakeholders. “AHRQ, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, has defined stakeholders as persons or groups that have invested interest in a clinical decision and the evidence that supports that decision.”(The Effective Health Care Program Stakeholder Guide, 2014). The stakeholders that make up healthcare ...view middle of the document...
There would be no healthcare system if it wasn’t for patients. They are the ones that pays for the healthcare system and uses it. With patients, they want compassion as well as a provider with skills and clear communication.
Stakeholders share the vision of improving the health and quality life for patients. These visions are shared by external and internal stakeholders. Building relationships with stakeholders can be valuable and beneficial for healthcare administration. While collaborating with healthcare stakeholders there are benefits along with challenges. “The benefits of healthcare stakeholders are:
- gaining a better understanding of respective needs
- obtain advocacy support to shape policy and increase disease awareness
- share skills and expertise
- gain access to information and data
- secure funding and resources.”(Patients Organizations, nd)
As previously stated, stakeholders have different views, which is expected to have areas of conflict. “Some challenges faced with healthcare stakeholders are:
- differing expectations or goals
- maintaining independence and understanding boundaries
- external changes and influences that impact the partnership
- working within local laws and regulations
- public opinion and scrutiny.”(Patients Organizations, nd)
According to a new book coauthored by Eric D. Kupfergerg, collaboration among health care stakeholders can cure the United States ailing health care system. Instead of working together, healthcare stakeholders compete with each other and not caring about the feelings of others. For example, with the relationship between providers and insurers, they blame each other for the high cost of health care. Employees and employers have conflict as well. Employee expect their employers to have a wide variety of options available when it comes to selecting health care coverage to meet their needs. They also look for the employer to provide a much larger portion towards the cost of the insurance. They are upset...