Quality, Value, And Sustainable Outcomes. Describe the attributes that support sustainable outcomes. Will your project have sustainable outcomes, or will your outcomes be a one-time occurrence?
The main sustainability pillars in healthcare include the environmental, economic, human, and social pillars. Mortimer et al. (2018) state that healthcare systems must balance these sustainability pillars using a long-term focus and a comprehensive approach. The environment pillar requires healthcare organizations to evaluate laws, policies, and regulations that may influence environmental issues. Such issues include water and air pollution, biodiversity maintenance, ecosystem management, and natural resource protection. The economic pillar revolves around poverty and how it contributes to negative health disparities. One way the healthcare system can evaluate the economic pillar includes clinical workers’ capacity building through a model of care and improved services. Hence, in evaluating the economic pillar, healthcare organizations’ life cycle will need to be evaluated to ensure that they adopt cost-effective, cost-effective, sustainable options. That way, the healthcare facility can perceive its life cycle costs bigger picture, and its ability to enhance the local economy, thus making informed decisions.
The human sustainability pillar aims to enhance and maintain society’s human capital. It includes education and health systems investments, skills and knowledge, nutrition, and access to service. Human resources are essential because natural spaces and available resources are not enough, making it necessary to balance continual growth to improve health and achieve each individual’s economic well-being (Mortimer et al., 2018). The last sustainability pillar is the social pillar, which aims to preserve social capital by creating and investing in services that incorporate a societal framework. The pillar engages the larger world view and its effectiveness in society, globalization, and cultures. As a result, social sustainability improves social concept qualities like honesty, reciprocity, and cohesion. In conclusion, when reflecting on my project, it will revolve around these four sustainable pillars since its main aim is to continuously improve patient overall health outcomes, thus increasing healthcare’s sustainability and market competitiveness.
Mortimer, F., Isherwood, J., Wilkinson, A., & Vaux, E. (2018). Sustainability in quality improvement: redefining value. Future healthcare journal, 5(2), 88. doi: 10.7861/futurehosp.5-2-88
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