Explore a policy initiative undertaken or supported by a hospital (please name the hospital you select) and discuss how the issue is being addressed. It can be an internal policy affecting a group of patients or an external policy affecting the larger community. Provide a brief overview of the initiative, the context of the initiative, and who are the stakeholders. Identify the various organizations and agencies that are supporting/opposing or involved in the policy effort. Who or what department functioned as the policy advocate and what actions were taken that made this effort successful? Discuss briefly how the issues are affecting healthcare beyond your institution, community, and globally.
One policy initiative being undertaken in a number of hospitals is a redesign to achieve better patient care while lowering cost to patients. One part of this redesign initiative is the philosophy that care to the patient and community service is the top priority that will be accompanied by better access greater population health.