Leading Change in Healthcare

Author: Anthony L. Suchman
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1846194482
Format: PDF
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The challenge of transforming organizational culture is at the heart of many key movements in contemporary healthcare, and understanding culture change has become a core leadership competency. However, much current practice is based on antiquated and psychologically unsophisticated theories, leaving leaders inadequately prepared for the complex task of implementing change. Leading Change in Healthcare presents relationship-centered administration, an effective new evidence-based alternative to traditional culture change methodologies. It integrates fresh insights and methods from complexity science, positive psychology and relationship-centered care, enabling a more spontaneous and reflective approach to change management. This fosters greater organizational awareness and real participation, as well as improved productivity and creativity, as well as staff recruitment and retention. Case studies drawn from primary care, hospitals, long-term care, professional education, international NGOs and other settings, rather than emphasizing the end results, are demonstrations of how to apply relationship-centered administration in everyday practice. Leading Change in Healthcare is a key resource for all practitioners, students and teachers of healthcare management, medical educators, and leaders in all areas of healthcare provision.

Leading Change in Health Care

Author: Ian Morrison
Publisher: AHA Press
ISBN: 9781556483837
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An updated collection of short essays written by Ian Morrison: The essays tell important stories that address the current environment and are organized around overarching themes on how to build viable systems in health care finance and delivery. Readers will find Morrison's wry observations and wicked ideas entertaining, irreverent, thoughtful, and inspiring. His analysis offers lively starting points for provocative and memorable board room discussions. The essays were written for Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) magazine and its online editions, H&HN Weekly and H&HN Daily and cover a decade's worth of health care change, with sensitivity to our current reform environment. The chapters are organized into overarching themes that address the need for structural change in the way health care is delivered and financed. Each essay encourages you to question the status quo and to look at the details of our delivery system a bit differently. They will inspire you to renew the ideals and leadership commitments you set for yourself. You and your board will find plenty to chuckle about as Ian skewers the often painful logic and convoluted thinking behind our national health care policies. Yet, he manages to introduce original thinking on alternative management practices, policy analysis, and solutions to problems that vex health care leaders every day.

Launching and Leading Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations

Author: David A. Shore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118415981
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Implement change that fosters sustainable growth and better patient care Health care projects depend on astute management of change. But more than anything else, they depend on leaders who pay attention, who understand the importance of starting right, and who know how to launch projects that succeed. If leaders can increase the percentage of successful projects, patients, and practitioners everywhere will be better off and so will the organizations that depend on these projects for innovation. In Launching and Leading Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations: Managing Successful Projects. Author David A. Shore of the Harvard School of Public Health speaks directly to the health care leaders and managers who see the need for change, but keep encountering nearly insurmountable challenges. Through his research, Shore discovered that most implementation failures occur because of a poor launch, and that strengthening processes and operations during the early weeks of a new project is a key to continued success. The book covers issues like: The preliminary groundwork that cultivates a stronger launch Systematic and selective project selection Building the team that accomplishes change Skill-building and record-keeping systems that foster sustainable growth Launching and Leading Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations gives leaders and managers the practical, easy-to-implement ideas and methodologies to start and manage projects successfully.

Performance Improvement for Healthcare Leading Change with Lean Six Sigma and Constraints Management

Author: Bahadir Inozu
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071761632
Format: PDF, Docs
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PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR REVOLUTIONIZING HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS "If I had to sum up this book in one word, the word would be 'brilliant'! This is one of the most insightful books on TOC, not just for healthcare, that I have ever read." --BOB SPROULL, author of The Ultimate Improvement Cycle: Maximizing Profits through the Integration of Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints Performance Improvement for Healthcare: Leading Change with Lean, Six Sigma, and Constraints Management lays out an integrated approach for using three industrially based methods to transform hospital operations in terms of patient outcomes and experience, financial viability, and employee satisfaction. This pioneering guide presents a scalable strategy for managing bottlenecks, eliminating waste, reducing errors, and containing costs in healthcare organizations, as well as sustaining the gains achieved. Real-world case studies illustrate successful performance improvement implementations that have realized breakthrough operational and financial results. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Constraints Management applications in healthcare The NOVACES SystemCPI--an integrated performance improvement deployment approach Three-part assessment--strategic gap analysis, system-level value stream analysis, and system constraint analysis Planning a performance improvement program deployment to ensure timely and consistent execution Applying the right tool to the right problem from a system perspective Sustaining gains achieved by the performance improvement team Defining a path to self-sufficiency

Change Rx for Healthcare

Author: Keely Killpack
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351650661
Format: PDF, ePub
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Everywhere you look in healthcare, disruptive changes are emerging, yet the pressure to keep productivity up is ever-present. There are ways to minimize disruption and make adoption stick. Change Rx for Healthcare: Your Prescription for Leading Change showcases a case study of a large, transformational change implementing an electronic health record platform, as well as a collection of best-practice tools for leading through change or adopting change successfully. The author also includes hints on how to take learning and applying the contents to the next level and provides a detailed review of the science and profession of change adoption. This book will help any executive, physician, leader, consultant, project member, or change management professional become more familiar with the science of change and tools that make it faster and easier.

Leading Change in Health and Social Care

Author: Vivien Martin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134405057
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learning is at the heart of change. This book breaks new ground in exploring the need for individuals to engage in personal change, through learning, as an essential part of achieving significant change in organisations. It explains how to engage with people's energy, enthusiasm and abilities to enable them to think and do things differently. Providing an overview of leadership theories and a practical guide to management tools and techniques, Leading Change in Health and Social Care is illustrated throughout with examples drawn from health and social care settings. Key topics covered include: * contemporary models of transformational leadership * learning as the foundation of personal and organisational change * systems thinking as a way of understanding change in complex services * visions of a better future and how to develop them * values and how they influence our choice of direction * inspiring ourselves and others to take action. This is a book for everyone who wants to improve health and social care services and enhance the experience of patients and service users. It assumes no previous knowledge of change management and is appropriate for students, teachers, trainers and professionals.

Patients Come Second

Author: Paul Spiegelman
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 0988842807
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Argues that the best patient care is predicated on hospital managers assembling and engaging high-performance employees and providing them with the tools and guidelines that allow them to take personal responsibility for their results.

The Future of Nursing

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Leading Strategic Change in an Era of Healthcare Transformation

Author: Jim Austin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319307762
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book focuses on how to lead transformative and strategic change in the healthcare industry in times of great uncertainty. Written for senior healthcare leaders, it will provide new tools, processes, examples and case studies offering an effective framework in which to transform healthcare systems. Specifically, leaders will be able to answer the following questions: • Why change? What has led us to today, and what is the current situation in healthcare? • What to change? What areas for change are most promising—areas with the greatest potential to yield significant benefits? • How to change? Will incremental changes meet the need, or are true transformations required? • When to change? Should changes start now, or should change wait for the stars to come into some special alignment? Healthcare is personal. Healthcare is local. And at the same time, healthcare is one of the greatest challenges faced by countries around the world. All major economies confront similar issues: “demand-side” growth in the care of aging populations in the face of “supply-side” resource constraints driven by ever-increasing costs of providing such care. While cultural, historical, and political differences among nations will yield different solutions, healthcare leaders across the globe must deal with ever-increasing uncertainty as to the scope and speed of their healthcare systems’ evolution. The magnitude of these challenges calls for fundamental change to address inherent problems in the healthcare system and ensure sustainable access to healthcare for generations to come. The problem is understanding where and how to change. Failures of strategy are often failures to anticipate a reality different than what organizations are prepared or willing to see. Both system-wide and organizational transformation means doing current activities more efficiently while layering on change. This book aims to provide leaders with the tools to help organizations and health care systems adapt and evolve to meet the new challenges of healthcare as it continues to evolve. Praise for Leading Strategic Change in an Era of Healthcare Transformation "The authors make the case for healthcare transformation, and more importantly outline the required steps from changing mindsets to opinions development...a useful guide for all future healthcare leaders."- John A. Quelch, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School "There are several lifetimes of knowledge in the book about leading strategic transformation in the healthcare sector... Strategic transformation requires 2 ingredients: expertise in the healthcare sector and knowledge about leading change. This volume accomplishes both."- Karen Hein, Former President of the William T. Grant Foundation, Adjunct Professor of Family & Community Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School and Visiting Fellow, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University "An essential guide for healthcare leaders seeking to transform their organization in these demanding times."- Dr. Mario Moussa, President, Moussa Consulting and co-author of The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas and Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance

Harvard Business Review on Managing Health Care

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Publisher: Harvard Business School Press
ISBN: 9781422121078
Format: PDF, ePub
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As the population ages, the US's already strained health care system faces the possibility of a life-threatening crisis. At stake are the quality of care for millions of Americans and the financial well-being of individuals and employers squeezed by skyrocketing premiums--not to mention the stability of state and federal government budgets. How can we fix it before it's too late? HBR lends its wisdom and insight to this collection of articles, which explores the problems endemic to the industry, and demonstrates how we can and should invest in change now.