Health Care Management
"Improving Hospital Efficiency: A Process Model of Organizational Change Commitments," Medical Care Research and Review
Authors: Nigam, Amit; Huising, Ruthanne; Golden, Brian R.
Publication: Medical Care Research and Review, 2014
In many ways, Canada, the world’s second biggest country by area, is a global leader in the effective use of technology in its public health system. Almost all X-rays, MRIs, CTs and other imaging tests in its hospitals are now filmless, which equates to adding the equivalent of up to 500 radiologists and 11 million more exams annually.
Author: Henry Mintzberg
Myths impede the effective management of health care, for example that the system is failing (indeed, that is a system), and can be fixed by detached social engineering and heroic leadership, or treating it more like a business. This field needs to reframe its management, as distributed beyond the “top”; its strategy as venturing, not planning; its organizing as collaboration beyond control, and especially itself, as a system beyond its parts.