Control mechanisms facilitate pathways that health care administrators might consider when deciding how to direct, adjust, and mobilize resources as they apply to day-to-day and business operations. Additionally, control mechanisms assist health care administrators in determining areas where opportunities for improvement might exist in order to facilitate enhanced business and health care delivery practices. As a current or future health care administrator, understanding how to interpret and modify control mechanisms is an essential skill that will contribute greatly to your decision making for enhancing process improvement.
For this Discussion, reflect on the Learning Resources for this week, and consider the findings in the Singer article. Then, select a control mechanism that is most appropriate for your HSO or an HSO with which you are familiar. Consider how this control mechanism might apply to promoting a culture of safety as a process improvement initiative in the HSO you selected.
By Day 3
Post a description of the control mechanism you selected, and explain its relevance to your HSO. Then, explain how you as a current or future health care administrator might apply this control mechanism to promoting a culture of safety in your HSO; explain why you would apply the mechanism in this way.