Examples of Stakeholders in Healthcare

Here are the roles, job titles, departments or groups who may be considered stakeholders in healthcare. You can use this to generate a list of potential stakeholders or as a checklist in case you have missed any roles. This list is focused on Healthcare, for a generic checklist see stakeholder list. See also Hospital Stakeholders.

Stakeholder group Healthcare stakeholder examples Category
Pain and cancer advocacy groups American Cancer Society Organizations/Institutions
First aid charities Red Cross, St John Ambulance (UK)
Health charities The Health Foundation (UK)
Specialist Health Charities Cancer Research UK, Mind, Diabetes UK
Charities for certain stakeholder groups Help for Heroes, Newlife Foundation, Terrence Higgins Trust
National professional associations Association for Healthcare Administrative Professionals, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
State professional organizations/chapters State Pain Society, State Medical Society, ASPMN chapter, ONS chapter, State Hospice and Palliative Care group
Hospitals (see Hospital Stakeholders) Consider local and relevant specialist hospitals
Long Term Care facilities Nursing Homes, Day care providers, Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs)
Home care providers Assisted living providers, Meals on Wheels
Hospices Marie Curie Hospices, Sue Ryder
Granting agencies RWJ, community foundations

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Stakeholder group Healthcare stakeholder examples Category
Board of medicine, nursing, pharmacy & dentistry US state boards of medicine e.g. Virginia Board of Medicine, Texas Board of Nursing Website Government (local and national)
Interested or impacted government departments Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), UK Cabinet Office.
Public health departments Agency of Health Research and Quality (AHRQ), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD).
Controlled Substances Board State divisions / boards of controlled substances.
Attorney General's office State Attorney General's offices in USA. UK Attorney General's office.
Governor's office Applies to US.
Local Authority Health and Social Care services Applies to UK e.g. Social Care and Health West Sussex County Council.
Departments of Regulation and Licensing Care Quality Commission (UK).
Insurance companies UnitedHealthcare, Anthem, aetna, Bupa (UK), AXA – PPP (UK). Industry representatives
Pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Roche, Novartis, Bayer, etc
Medical device and equipment companies Boston Scientific Corp. , 3M Co., Johnson & Johnson, General Electric Co. Siemens AG etc.
Physicians All e.g. - Primary Care, GPs, Hospitalists, Surgeons, psychiatrists. Health care providers
Nurses District nurse, Specialist nurse, Matron, Staff nurse.
Ambulance service Emergency care practitioner, Paramedic, Emergency medical dispatcher.
Pharmacists Hospital pharmacists, Community pharmacists, Primary care.
Social workers e.g. social workers working in hospitals, and communities
Hospital discharge planners Specialists in planning where patients will go following discharge e.g. assisted living
Alternative Medicine Providers Acupuncturist, Chiropractors, Homeopath.
Physical Therapists Therapists who restore physical mobility and function after an injury or surgery.
Nursing Assistants Practice Manager, Social and Community Service Managers, Human Resource Managers.
Health care administrators Other individuals
Facilities staff e.g. cleaners, maintenance
Health Educators
Persons with pain
Caregivers and family members
Law enforcement
Business / finance professionals

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