In any project in an organisation, teamwork is a fundamental requirement for all stakeholders’ views or requirements to be incorporated in the project leading to enhanced quality and success of the projects. In health care organisations, there are many stakeholders such as the health officers, local authorities or government and community should be involved as the stakeholders in the hospital projects (Boelen & Salafsky 2001).
The government or local authorities will provide the legal requirements for any health service provided in terms of physical structures and environmental safety. In addition, government may be the sponsors of the physician’s clinical project and so they have to be informed to ensure adequate allocation of the required resources leading to project success. The community being the main customers or the clients targeted in an area, their views have to be incorporated during a project design for the success of the clinical project.
Members of a clinical project in a physician’s office in a hospital
Those entitled to be members of a project in a hospital are the health managers, health professions, policy makers, community representatives and academic circles as the key health stakeholders (Boelen & Salafsky 2001).
These stakeholders are aimed at working as a team to improve equity, quality and reliance and cost effectiveness in the health care institutions. The key stakeholders in a project are supposed to coordinate through collaborations to enhance their services to their clients for the public to recognise the efforts made by the countries, governments and health organisations in acquiring contemporary health services.
The health care declarations will be a source of inspiration to most students to come up with innovative and creative technology programs to help facilitate health delivery services. The educational institutions will actively and creatively contribute to the redesigning of programs as graduates students and to ensure all the pressing issues they are facing in health institutions within the societies are catered for.
The academe have pressurised for various transformations in different areas in the societies such as in health care centres since even though different views are suggested for readjustments, they are not sure whether it will ever be implemented as required. It is through involving them in the project that their views will be fully incorporated and they get to train and develop themselves in real life problems (Boelen & Salafsky 2001).
In addition, the academes are resourceful in the provision of scientific information, carrying out researches and evaluation of various solutions or information within and externally.
Public health officers have to be involved because they are the ones catering for the general public interests and medical services provided to the patients. Health managers are responsible for distribution of treatment standards to all health centres while the health professionals will be responsible for quality health care services in all regions depending on their health needs (Boelen & Salafsky 2001).
In most occasions, most projects have failed due to lack of health policy markers. Policy markers should be involved to ensure health policies are implemented to govern the usage of such services and its users. Policies should benefit all stakeholders for example a patient should know his or her rights concerning the health services offered leading to quality services, enhanced reliability and equity in health services provisions.
Community has to be involved because in most cases the health services are meant to serve the interests of the community. When a new product is being made in the health sectors or hospitals, a research on user requirements must have been carried out or the targeted users must be involved to ensure product will be beneficial to them hence product acceptance (Boelen & Salafsky 2001). Community awareness of the product can be achieved through mass media advertisements, trainings or shows.
In a hospital all the stakeholders mentioned above including health professions, academe, community, health managers and policy makers are relevant. This is because all of them are key contributors to the project efficiency and success (Boelen & Salafsky 2001).
The success of any project lies in the degree of involvement of its key stakeholders. Without higher involvement of sponsors and top executives in an organisation, the project is most likely going to fail due to inadequate resource allocation. In addition, if policies are not implemented to govern the operations of a health care system then transparency, integrity and reliability of the system may be doubted.
Boelen, C. and Salafsky, B. 2001, Managing a Successful TUFH Project. [Viewed on 3rd
July 2009] Available at <http://www.who.int/hrh/documents/tufh_report.pdf >