The organizational chart is the standard way to depict reporting relationships. The relationship diagram is a helpful way of assessing interactions and relationships in an organization or process. You will be using these tools and other information to describe the organization and identify the stakeholder relationships for a health care organization of your choice. Note any characteristics that make the organizational structure unique. The organizational chart does not need names, just position titles. Drawing from relevant reference materials, discuss how the structure of this organization impacts its operations. What direct connection does the organizational structure have with the outcomes/products/services provided?
Consider the operational environment of your selected organization. Is it a standalone entity, or part of a vertically or horizontally integrated system? What are the advantages or disadvantages of these various structures? Can one organization be “everything to everybody” or is it better to specialize? How do your findings relate to the formation of ACOs?