Role play

Healthcare Reengineering Healthcare Reengineering Reengineering of healthcare services is proving to be a vital methodology in addressing the quality issues in health care. Reengineering entails an overhaul of the existing process, systems and consolidating overlapping systems so as to maximize the benefits of both nurses and the patients (Ellerbe & Regen, 2012). The primary objective of reengineering is to increase the quality of healthcare at the lowest cost. Nurse leaders play a vital role in system re-engineering since they are among the decision makers in a health institution.
Nurse leaders are closer to the nurses and patients. As such, they have a closer look of things or a firsthand perspective of operations and services in a department. They are in a strategic position to detect any system deficiencies. As such they can report the deficiencies and propose reengineering that can be done to reverse or improve the situation. The recommendations offered by nurse leaders are based on experience and continuous research. Thus, such recommendations are highly effective and likely to be implemented.
As noted, reengineering results in a leaner and efficient healthcare system. In this regard, nurse leaders can use their leadership positions to lodge formal proposals on issues that need changes in departments. As discussed, nurse leaders have a direct link to nurses and thus can collect actionable information from the nurses and patients. Nurse leaders have a direct role of assigning role and hence can identify deficiencies and fill them accordingly. There are situations that may demand more nurses than the others for optimal performance. Hence, nurse leaders can have a direct influence on health care reengineering.
Ellerbe, S., & Regen, D. (2012). Responding to Health Care Reform by Addressing the Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 36(3), 210-216. Retrieved from http://www. nursingcenter. com/journalarticle? Article_ID= 1361554