Q: To what extent is Providence using evidence based-management? Do you think that is a good way to run a hospital? Explain your rationale.
Evidence-based management is making decisions about the management of employees, teams or organizations through the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of four sources of info: (1) Best available scientific evidence. (2) Organization evidence and characteristics. (3) Stakeholders value and concerns. (4) Practitioner expertise and judgment. Providence Medical Center uses the method of evidence-based management and relies on this method heavily which is why they’re doing better than most hospitals who use traditional methods. It is a method that allow Providence to find more ways to innovate and improve. Evidence-based management is a perfect way to run a hospital because it leaves little room for opinionated thinkers by asking employees or patients about their experiences instead of obligating the rules of a manual or handbook. By Doing this allows room for improvement by acknowledging the opinions of those who are more involved in the environment of a hospital.
Q: To what extent are the managerial practices being used at Providence consistent with principles associated with management science and operations management techniques? Discuss.
Management science focuses on using mathematics to aid in problem solving and decision making. Management science also stresses the use of rational science-based techniques and mathematical models to improve decision making and strategic planning. Providence found studies relating the amount of blood transfusions used in surgeries to patient stays and infection rates. Finding that using fewer blood transfusion during surgeries allows patients to spend less time recovering, they were able to cut down on blood costs and patient stay times. Operations management focuses on managing the production and delivery of an organization’s products or services more effectively. One way...