Discuss about the Change Management in Dynamic Health Care Systems for IRT Lifestyle & Care.
The key concern within the health care management suggests the constant changes both in the health care professionals and the operations of management, which are obligated for maintaining and acquiring the expertise required for undertaking the professional tasks. According to Swayne et al. (2012), with the gradual changes in the demand and criteria of the care service users, there are a drastic transformation in the health and social care services in order to attract the modern and technologically advanced care service users. In this particular essay, the healthcare system of Australia will be characterised with a perfect sense of the active component of public sector. IRT Lifestyle & Care has been chosen in order to assess the major changes in the health care system and the individual has been asked by the higher authority to oversee a major change management process in this particular organisation. Huber (2013) has mentioned that the care services of the public health care can be complemented with a quality of the private health care sector and appropriate care services.
From various studies on the health care organisations, it has been revealed that strong governance, committed leadership, suitable planning, well informed stakeholders and the aligned workplace. Lorenzi & Riley (2013) have referred that the requirement of designing the implementation of effective strategies will involve every level of the organisation in the transformation process. As the higher authority of IRT Lifestyle & Care, has asked the individual to monitor the major change in this particular health care organisation, therefore the particular individual should employ potential strategies in order to evaluate and monitor the new changes in the organisation or providing a modern care services to the care service users. This particular individual should have adopted required knowledge for managing the sudden change in this specific health care organisation, as this change will help to maintain a perfect business in the competitive health and social care sector in Australia. As opined by Huber (2013), managing transformation is about handling the existing complexities of this change process as this particular process suggests an evaluation, implementation of effective operations, planning of relevant strategies and tactics in order to make sure that the adopted changes are appropriate and worthwhile.
There will be changes regarding the healthcare governance with employing modern technology in IRT Lifestyle & Care for better care services to the care service users in Australia. The assigned individual in IRT Lifestyle & Care should have adequate and potential knowledge related to the healthcare organisations. Cummings & Worley (2014) have suggested that healthcare governance involves making appropriate obligations, proper roles and responsibilities of every associated of the health care organisations. Even the structure of IRT Lifestyle & Care can be guaranteed a potential changes, as this particular health care organisation is closely interlinked with various communities of Australia in order to provide appropriate care services to the care service users. IRT lifestyle & Care is specialised in care solutions and senior lifestyles, the major mission of this health care organisation suggests of making a community, which supports the seniors to achieve their quality of life in optimum level. In recent days, the changing needs of the care service users of IRT Lifestyle & Care intends to commit to be dynamic and innovative while providing the care services to the service users (Irt.org.au 2016). In this newly changed venture of the health care organisation, there will be proper training session, which will help the associated staffs to cope up with the organisational changes. As the changes will happen in the every locations of this particular health care organisation in Australia, therefore, the assigned individual has go play an efficient and potential role for searching the best trainee manager, who can provide relevant information regarding the necessity of the changes in health care organisations. Hess et al. (2012) have mentioned that the basic function of employing the governance in health and social care sector helps to mitigate critical issues, which are closely interlinked with the provisions, regulations, rules, policies, procedures, funding, ownership and commissioning. IRT Lifestyle & Care is operative in various locations of Australia, such as Canberra, Queensland, NSW and Sydney; therefore, it will be taking a vast time for incorporating the adopted changes in every health care organisation (Irt.org.au 2016). The individual has to engage the software developers as there will be drastic changes in the entire IT infrastructure if IRT Lifestyle & Care.
Swanson et al. (2012) have referred that potential changes have been characterised as introducing completely new approach of unfreezing the existing behaviour with sporadic, rare, occasional and continuous changes. However, in IRT Lifestyle & Care, the technological changes are a predictable one, which allows proper time for the entire preparation of the health care associates to understand the predictable changes and to work accordingly the new changes. On the other hand, the unpredictable changes are more time consuming and often it is difficult to respond to the unpredictable changes in efficient manner. As in IRT Lifestyle & Care, the changes occur in rapid manner, therefore, this particular organisation maintains a sustainable competitive advantage in order to adapt, evolve and change in the health care organisation in Australia. As opined by Grigoroudis et al. (2012), the health care organisations in today’s competitive business world always intends to develop the existing technologies with the government-mandated required for the security and massive amounts of the available sensitive data. IRT Lifestyle & Care is involved in the economic sector of Australia, which encounters most important challenge while implementing the potential IT solutions. The assigned individual should maintain a perfect balance in between the security requirements and strict privacy with employing modern IT infrastructure. Abdelhak et al. (2014) have contradicted that if the modern IT infrastructure should not be employed in proper manner, then it can lead to the failure of the desired outcome after the incorporation of modern technology. The modern technological changes in IT infrastructure of IRT Lifestyle & care will help to maintain a constant increasing flood of the available data.
According to Shanks (2016), the usage of health care data is enhancing in exponential pace and extensive manner for various reasons. The newly employed IT infrastructure will help to maintain the electronic medical records, resource taxing applications and digital image technologies. Even the vast usage of different mobile applications can help to access the telemedicine technologies. According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), there are requirement of the medical providers, which safeguard the private medical information of the patients. Even the newly employed IT technology will help the management of IRT Lifestyle & Care to mitigate the requirements and penalties, which are mandatory during the occurrences of data breaches (Irt.org.au 2016). As there were inadequate data storage capacities in IRT Lifestyle & Care, therefore the newly employed IT infrastructure will help to gather more data for further information. It will improve the multi-tiered plans, implementing strategies and creating virtual storage with incorporating potential software solutions in order to manage and control growing and massive amounts of available data, which exists in the diverse medical environments.
Burns (2012) has argued that the failure rates are closely associated with the basic number of several factors including the lack of commitment and vision from the senior management and limited integrations with the existing other procedures, implementation plans and systems within the health care organisation. The assigned individual has to manage some important elements during the IT infrastructure changes in order to provide the best services to the care service users in various locations of Australia. The elements involve a perfect experience of great level of success for the changing development efforts, executive’s requirements and the managers. Even the individual also look after the new framework in order to think positive about the major issues after implementing the changes within this particular health care organisation. The individual should communicate with the associated staffs of the health care organisation in order to help them to understand the need of changes within IRT Lifestyle & Care (Irt.org.au 2016). Various elements may happen after the change is indorsed, such as anger, confusion, and insecurities paranoia under auspices of the transformation. As opined by Mandl & Kohane (2012) promoting of the changes can be both fatiguing and demanding in the health and social care sector. Even the individual has to manage another relevant element such as challenging the precedent, requirements of perseverance against existing norms and habits of the established attitudes and behaviours. As bringing some changes require an ultimate commitment of the time of the higher authority of IRT Lifestyle & Care, therefore, this individual has to interact with the higher authority. Willis et al. (2016) have mentioned that the leaders of every organisation should understand the gradual changing issues and process, which are involved with the capabilities of managing and leading to the changes for improving the efforts in efficient and potential manner. The assigned individual in IRT Lifestyle & Care should learn the process of overcoming the obstacles after implementing the modern technologies for maintaining the health care governance in potential manner as it will help the associated employees and the other stakeholders to build a perfect team by developing completely new organisational structures. The new changes in IRT Lifestyle & Care also create an adequate shared vision, which will concentrate on the desired outputs of the performance of employees.
The assigned individual has to take some effective approaches in order to measure the success of the change process within IRT Lifestyle & Care. As opined by Briggs et al. (2012), informed and inspired approaches of leadership is essential and critical for an organisation to be successful. The effective approach involves that this particular individual should establish a clear and transparent vision regarding the constant changes in the change procedure as the monitoring and measuring the change process will help to know whether the incorporated changing process is appropriate for this health care organisation or not. As this particular individual is in charge to oversee the entire change process within the organisation, therefore, it is primary role and responsibility to focus and record the emerging problems after the implementation of the changes for the betterment of the organisation. This measuring approach will help of avoiding this potential crisis in future and the administration system may manage the sudden changes in the best and proper manner. Even this particular individual can follow a systematic step in order to measure the effectiveness of the changing process. At first the individual has to define the measurement level and then collect the baseline data and establish a proper achievable aim in order to avoid any kind of confusion and support the realistic and ambitious nature of the change management process. Baghbanian et al. (2012) have suggested that there should be proper ability of establishing various consistent channels, which can collect the measurement data on regular basis of the newly implemented change programme. The particular individual has adopted effective approaches like data system, which collects the relevant data with the employment of modern technology. Even this individual makes a chart of the gradual progress of the change process, which will help to understand the position of the IT infrastructure for developing the health care governance. The individual can ask questions to the software developer, who were in charge of incorporating the IT infrastructure in IRT Lifestyle & Care if there are any problems regarding the changes within this specific health care organisation. Berta & Barnsley (2012) have mentioned that the changed process should not be accepted at the face value and it should be measured and evaluated. These measuring approaches of the change procedures of IRT Lifestyle & Care will enhance the services to the care service users in various locations of Australia. As the health care organisation faces a rapid increments in IT costs from several drivers involving the relevant and strict government rules and regulations, which enhances according to the pressure and requirements of an efficient coordination with the newly employed changed system. Bourke et al. (2012) have determined that with the constant changes and the potential challenges in the health care industry, the medical providers and health care service providers changes their traditional way of services for managing the importance of IT infrastructure involving the enhances of the use of virtualisation models and the cloud services.
After analysing the necessity and efficiency, if the new IT infrastructure of IRT Lifestyle & Care, the individual has learned that this change management process possesses the capability of enhancing the operational changes. According to Lipsitz (2012) it may affect the basic ways of the ongoing operations of the existing businesses are conducted, for instance the implement of automation system in specific area within the health care organisation. The newly implemented technological changes have the greatest impact upon various levels of this organisation. Evans et al. (2013) have revealed the fact that the organisational changes are tend to have the greatest impact upon the employees of lower level rather than upper level employees. The health managers should possess a proper understanding of the process of occurrences of the change system. In future, the learning from these particular changes will help to cultivate a perfect environment, which is conducive for changing the entailment commitment in order to overcome any kind of resistance. Even the learning has motivated the individual for continuing the own role and responsibility and to offer suitable suggestions for further change process for the betterment of the organisation (Cunningham et al., 2012). The individual will follow various change management models next time in order to offer the organisation best change management programmes for continuing the health care services. In order to keep this particular health organisation functioning in suitable manner according to the managers, skills and knowledge of the employees should be upgraded in order to cope up with the sudden changes within the health care organisation. The changes in the health care practices are required for improving the safety, quality and saving money and time. Even it clearly tailor the care services of the health care organisation for creating awareness plan and maintaining clear and concise communication in between the higher authority and the care service users (Irt.org.au 2016).
The changes in IRT Lifestyle & Care happen with the global changes; otherwise, this particular organisation will fail to compete with the existing health and social care services in Australia. However, there are several contradictions regarding the sudden changes in the Health care organisations and the pioneers do not support such changes and intends to pursue their own performances within the traditional framework and structure of the organisation. The new experts have understood that necessity of incorporating the modern technology in IRT Lifestyle & Care in this competitive business world and assigned the particular individual in order to oversee the entire change management process for developing the health care services to the care service users. The change in the health care accelerates at high pace, which can generate a large economic potential for a nation.
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