HCA 610 Module 1 DQ 2

HCA 610 Module 1 DQ 2


Oetjen and Rotarius define their Comprehensive Organizational Plan as a set of “interrelated strategies that encompass the mission, strategic principles, plan structure and activities, operating system, interventions and resources, control systems, and organizational culture that form the foundation of the organization’s vision and operation.” (Oetjen & Rotarius, p. 125). From this, they build their five-step methodology to achieve efficiency in care delivery while staying accessible to all, which they argue will help contain cost and prevent quality deterioration.

Oetjen and Rotarius have already demonstrated that their model is effective, cost-efficient, and suitable to any type of health care organization. The model is successful because it focuses on the planning process rather than pre-sup…

Oetjen and Rotarius (1985) have proposed a model for the comprehensive organization, that illustrates the relationships among 15 elements to be integrated within a total health care institution. As an alternative to traditional management paradigms following Taylor (1911), models such as this offer promising insights in developing new organizations that emphasize an interdisciplinary approach of health care.

Oetjen and Rotarius developed a model to address the needs of today’s healthcare consumers and their health care providers.  The organization they depict is extremely complicated and incorporates numerous aspects of both private and public sectors.  Although their organization displays the best aspects of both systems, it faces the same issues that face all public sector entities.  These include the need to contain cost while maintaining quality of care which this model struggles with. The proposed model includes seven levels. The first level revolves around providing consumer access to health information so they are able to make feasible choices regarding their healthcare.  This is done through a method called “translational science” which is basically a healthcare scanning center that can assist consumers with reviewing studies and determining what sort of treatment options would be best for them based on their specific condition or illness (Oetjen & Rotarius).  For example, if you were diagnosed with a rare cancer, the scanning center might examine the most recent studies addressing your type of cancer and narrow down your treatment choices based on efficacy and risk factors among other things (Oetjen & Rotarius). Level two has to do with technology that assists providers in making more efficient use/ prescription decisions in an effort to





Evaluate the “Comprehensive Organizational Plan” presented by Oetjen and Rotarius. Is this model suitable for any type of health care organization? Discuss the implications of the model on the ability of health care managers to contain cost, preserve quality, and promote universal access.

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