Performance is often dependent on capability, will and focus even though many health care organizations in many circumstances under-develop focus, fail to develop the will and overdevelop capability (McAlearney et al., 2011). These are often the prerequisites of drivers of performance in health care organizations. Your post is very insightful and indeed, it is true that different organizations use different terms to represents drivers of performance as your organization uses the term performance indicators such as costs and outcomes.
As in your organization, efficiency of the healthcare organizations determines the quality of health care services as well as determines the outcomes of the service provision (Emanuel et al., 2012). Strategies that look into the existence of variant quality, costs, wasteful resources, IT utilization, and expenditures among others all aim at increasing the efficiency of a health care organization (McAlearney et al., 2011). The more efficient operations are, the higher the performance of the organization.
The level of costs incurred in running health care organization as the post states is also one of the performance indicators of an organization performance (Emanuel et al., 2012). Cost effective operations allows an organization to incur minimum costs while maximizing performance hence realization its goal at the minimal cost possible.
Decreasing readmissions and Increasing clinical outcomes and has become a huge push for not only your hospital but also many other hospitals in the United States. These strategies often aim at decreasing the patient’s stay and increasing patient satisfaction. Notable, these actions as well as other strategies implemented by your hospital such as creation of navigator department are meant to increase clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness (Emanuel et al., 2012).