RISK MANAGEMENT AS AN ELEMENT OF MANAGEMENT CONTROL IN A HEALTHCARE ENTITIES
Keywords:management control, management control standard, medical entities, medical risk
The aim of this article is to indicate the importance of introducing management control in aspects of risk management. To this end, the article reviews legal acts and literature on the issue of management control. The article indicates the practical application of legislation and recommended standards from the perspective of risk management in healthcare entities. This article looks to discuss management control in healthcare entities. The Public Finance Act introduced in 2009 in Poland obliged all units of the public finance sector to introduce management control mechanisms in order to support the implementation of set goals and tasks in a lawful, effective, economical and timely manner. This proved helpful with regard healthcare entities, particularly when management control is properly applied and meets the assumed important goals. Management control standards define the basic requirements for management control. Management control standards are important in the implementation of assumptions; and constitute a set of guidelines that help the manager of the unit to create optimal solutions. The main objective of the standards is to promote the implementation of a coherent and uniform model of management control in the public finance sector, which will be compliant with international standards in this regard; taking into account the specific tasks of the unit that implements it and the conditions in which the unit operates. Taking into account the complexity of procedures and the huge amount of organizational work in healthcare entities, management control is all the more important. Management control is an important process for the proper functioning of healthcare entities. It helps eliminate or minimize risks, including the important risk of medical malpractice. Implemented management control standards will be shown to eliminate or reduce risks associated with the operation of a medical entity, including risks related to medical malpractice.
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