HCA 817 Discussion Question 1 Module 1: Is leadership important to facilitate change in health care? Why or why not? Is there a valid place for managers in the constantly changing environment of health care? Why or why not?
HCA 817 Module 1 Discussion Question 2: Is a transformation leader the best style of leader for every organizational culture? Why or why not? How does a health care organization determine whether a transformational leadership style aligns with its culture?
HCA 817 Module 2 Discussion Question 1: Leaders must not only be able to foresee potential changes, but they must also be able to secure support for change among followers and manage current operations to assure sustainability of quality and safety. How do health care leaders balance pro-active leadership with the sustainability of quality and safety measures? Does interprofessional collaboration influence this balance? Why or why not?
HCA 817 Module 2 Discussion Question 2: Is it reasonable to bring business models such as Lean Six Sigma and others to health care? If so, how might these models best be implemented? If not, why should these models not be applied to health care?
HCA 817 Module 3 Discussion Question 1: This age of transparency allows consumers to readily review performance data for health care organizations including a list of awards the organization has earned for outcomes-based performance. Is it ethical for health care organizations to use their outcomes-based performance awards as marketing tools to increase revenue? Why or why not?
HCA 817 Module 3 Discussion Question 2: How does a health care leader determine which quality management model is best for the organization? Why?
HCA 817 Module 4 Discussion Question 1: Is it possible for a leader to empower followers while retaining ownership of a project or idea? Why or why not? Do empowerment and ownership promote organizational trust? Why or why not?
HCA 817 Module 4 Discussion Question 2: Should professionals such as doctors, nurses, and administrators be included on the governing boards of health care organizations? Why or why not?
HCA 817 Module 5 Discussion Question 1: Do leadership culture, innovation, and sustainability connect to quality and safety outcomes? Why or why not? How do these influence each other?
HCA 817 Module 5 Discussion Question 2: Does innovation create a culture of continuous improvement or does culture of continuous improvement drive innovation? Why?
HCA 817 Module 6 Discussion Question 1: Does a culture of continuous improvement promote succession planning? If so, how? If not, why not?
HCA 817 Module 6 Discussion Question 2: How does leadership change influence succession planning? Why?
HCA 817 Discussion Question 1 Module 7: When is the optimal time for a leader to begin mentoring followers? Why?
HCA 817 Discussion Question 2 Module 7: Is there value to interprofessional mentoring? If so, what models are most effective? If not, why not?
HCA 817 Discussion Question 1 Module 8: What are the most significant trends in health care administration? Why?
HCA 817 Discussion Question 2 Module 8: Consider the ideas presented throughout this course. How will this information influence your personal approach to professional development in a health care organization? Why? How will it influence your potential dissertation research? Explain.