How to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a Healthcare...

How to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a Healthcare Organization

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Wednesday, June 01, 2022

By bolstering DEI initiatives, healthcare organizations have a unique opportunity to improve the lives of care providers and recipients.

Fremont, CA: Healthcare organizations have a rising obligation to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives for their employees and to serve patients and their families better. DEI has recently become a focal point for businesses and organizations around the globe, but perhaps none will have a more significant impact than the healthcare industry, as it has a profound effect on patient health outcomes and quality of life.

Here’s how a healthcare organization can promote DEI initiatives:

Understanding the baseline: Performing a thorough assessment of your organization's culture in relation to DEI will help you determine how well you're currently performing and give you a sense of how far you need to go. For instance, Using patient and employee surveys or focus groups can assist organizations in gaining a better understanding of the current perception of DEI.

Understanding the indicators of success: Your organization can implement targeted interventions and best practices to ensure the success of DEI by selecting two to three factors that can be prioritized over a fixed time.

Track success: Monitoring progress is crucial. Whether objectives are creative around hiring, brand, or experience, routine progress checks should be defined and scheduled so that efforts can be adjusted quickly if necessary and goals are met.

Establish leadership commitment: To have a significant and lasting impact on DEI efforts, executive leaders must completely commit and set the tone for the rest of the organization. Feedback channels will aid in maintaining authenticity and accountability at the forefront of these efforts.

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