1) Financial challenges - challenges include insurance reimbursement, compliance, inflation, bad debt, and increased competition.
2) Healthcare reform implementation - changes in regulations, readmission and infection avoidance efforts to reduce penalties, and alignment with other health organizations.
3) Patient safety and quality - including monitoring physician efforts, care improvement, medication errors, and preventing facility related infections.
4) Governmental mandates - compliance with regulations, reporting, interfacing with organizations, and standards management.
5) Care for the uninsured - outlining care plans, potential lack of reimbursement, late or no payment for services, contracting for account collections.
6) Physician-hospital relations - assessing quality of care, availability, billing, patient monitoring and discharge, and payment negotiation.
7) Patient satisfaction - quality of care, atmosphere, amenities, successful treatment and follow-up planning.
8) Technology - updated equipment, patient monitoring, billing and accounting systems, insurance reimbursement, and facilities management.
9) Personnel shortages - increased demand for care coupled with increased wages and tighter payroll budgets, time off, and staff retention.
10) Accountability - response to incident, patient treatment and follow-up care, contingency planning for infection, errors, and uncontrollable events.
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