Istinguish Leadership in Healthcare Organizations

Present your ideas, make arguments, and defend a point of view. All of this calls for logical thinking skills that provide the framework for presenting an argument. Review the Jones, R. (2010) article to learn more about what constitutes a good argument.

Main Task: Distinguish Leadership in Healthcare Organizations
To prepare for this assignment, assume you are a writer for a healthcare management magazine. Draft an article for the publication that distinguishes differences between leadership and management in planning for the future in healthcare organizations. Be sure to discuss:
Key differences between managers and leaders and the importance of each role,
How those differences impact healthcare planning,
The consequences of not having leadership in place.
Document the resources obtained during your research within your article where appropriate.

Length: 2 pages not including title and reference pages

Your article should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards where appropriate.

Activity Resources
Giniat, E., Benton, B., Biegansky, E., & Grossman, R. (2012).
Dotson, E., & Nuru-Jeter, A. (2012).
Toor, S. (2011).

Introduction to assignment information...if needed

Section 2: The Historical Evolution of Healthcare Delivery

Until the middle of the twentieth century, American hospitals received very little investment from either the federal or the state governments. Historically, the evolvement of the U.S. health care system was divided into two segments. The first is devoted to the growth of its hospitals, its professional work force, and its systems of employment based health care insurance financing. The second segment is the evolvement of the federal governments involvement in health care.

We are now amidst a third segment of healthcare a access at the local level to healthcare services equitably available to all. It is important to keep in mind that a key component in the development of healthcare is not only the development of services, but also access to those services. Access means not only visiting a medical care provider, but also obtaining the right services at the right time to promote improved health outcomes. Conceptualizing and measuring access is the key to understanding and creating health policy in a number of ways: (1) predicting levels of use of health services, (2) promoting social justice, and (3) improving the effectiveness and efficiency of health service delivery.<br />
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In healthcare, the federal government plays an integral part and influences each step of the management process by way of policy direction and formulation. Specifically, the federal government provides funds to states to establish State Health Planning and Development Agencies. The purpose of these agencies is to plan and control the future development of health services, primarily in hospitals.<br />
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After examining healthcareas historical evolution, you will then consider the roles of managers and leaders. Management is the process of completing work through others and if done properly, utilizing resources to pursue and accomplish predetermined objectives. The managerial process provides direction and is the means by which organizations choose to move from where they are today to a desired future state. Leadership recognizes the need for change, helps organizations focus on that future state, and steers the organization through planning: an orderly process that enables organizations to prepare for change and deal with uncertainty.<br />
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Required Reading:<br />
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Please refer to each Activity for required readings within Activity Resources.<br />
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Assignment 3 Leadership and Management <br />
No organization functions without the leadership of people and management of resources. How well these two tasks are accomplished defines the organizationas success. In essence, a manageras job is to plan, organize and coordinate while a leaderas job is to inspire and motivate. In his 1989 book On Becoming a Leader, Warren Bennis composed a list of the differences:<br />
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a The manager administers; the leader innovates.<br />
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a The manager maintains; the leader develops.<br />
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a The manager focuses on systems and structure; the leader focuses on ideas and people.<br />
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a The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.<br />
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a The manager has his or her eye always on the bottom line; the leaderas eye is on the horizon.<br />
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a The manager imitates; the leader originates.<br />
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a The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing (Bennis, 1989, p. 34).