Networks in Healthcare: Managing Complex Relationships

Becky Malby
London Southbank University, UK

Murray Anderson-Wallace
Independent Researcher, Leeds, UK

Product Details
29 Nov 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
256 pages - 152 x 229 x 11mm
The growing number of networks delivering healthcare, and professionals learning together to improve care, has created a need for new kinds of management and leadership. This timely book highlights key lessons for network leaders in a world where care must increasingly be managed through partnerships and networks as a response to complex health needs requiring better solutions across health economies. Using their own research and case studies, the authors set out the context: why networks are here to stay; the benefits: why networks work well and for what; the difference between networks and hierarchies and when to use each form to improve care and learn; the different types of network; and how to lead a network effectively. Written for health and social care professionals wanting to set up or currently leading a network, this book by two leading experts is practical, informative, but theoretically grounded. Also useful for academics teaching health care leadership, it includes practical diagnostic materials and up to date examples from care sectors world-wide.
Foreword - Professor Rob Webster 1. The Rise of Networks and Network Working 2. Networks — An Overview 3. Types of Networks Explained - Becky Malby and Kieran Mervyn 4. Networks and Hierarchies 5. Learning and Knowledge Networks 6. Developing Your Network 7. Leading Healthcare Networks 8. What Makes Networks Effective? (And How Do We Know if They Are?) 9. Networks and Innovation Network Diagnostics Suggested Further Network Reads Glossary - Roger Cowell References About the Authors Index
Becky Malby, Professor, Health Systems Innovation, London South Bank University, London, UK Murray Anderson-Wallace, Independent Researcher, Leeds, UK; Visiting Professor, London South Bank University, London, UK

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