Global outsourcing in healthcare delivery
Global outsourcing in healthcare delivery is the reassigning of an organization’s central services and auxiliary operation to a healthcare provider specializing in that particular area of service (Fields, 2018). Fundamental characteristics that make outsourcing advantageous are the cost savings in incorporating cost (Roberts et al., 2013). These savings can be reinvested in areas that the organization needs and the organization’s expenditure and cost of trying to maintain and keep all their services in-house are not passed on to the healthcare consumer (Roberts et al., 2013). Also, the outsourcing provider may have an outstanding reputation, experience, and expertise in the service, and client outcome and satisfaction increases for the organization due to the outsourcing (Roberts et al., 2013). Other measurable benefits include payments from the secondary service supplier to healthcare organizations such as transcribers for client charts (Roberts et al., 2013). Laundry services that launder hospital linens and scrubs are another example of outsourcing (Roberts et al., 2013). Hospital food vendors can provide food preparation and serving to clients, staff, and visitors.