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Organizing for Sustainable Healthcare Vol: 2

Abraham B. (Rami) Shani
California Polytechnic State University, USA

Abraham B. (Rami) Shani
California Polytechnic State University, USA

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30 Jul 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
270 pages - 156 x 234 x 18mm
Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness


Health care, as it is currently organized, is not sustainable. Health care systems in the developed world are encountering increased demand for high quality health care but facing societal resource limits. Health care managers, professionals and academics worldwide are debating how to redesign its current organizational configurations and delivery paradigms to deliver more with less, amidst profound changes in demographics, increased cost of new technology and changing health care priorities. Health care is inextricably linked to the overall sustainability of society and it is critical that solutions are found. The chapters in this volume examine health care systems that are building the foundations for sustainable, high quality health care. Case-based analyses discuss substantive organizing changes aimed at operating within resource limitations, while taking advantage of new knowledge and medical advances that could have an unprecedented positive impact on the health of individuals and societies. The volume also explores the change capabilities and learning mechanisms that health care systems need in order to implement fundamental change and continue to improve over time.
List of Contributors. Organizing for Sustainable Health Care: Introduction to Volume 2. Chapter 1 Organizing for Sustainable Health Care: The Emerging Global Challenge. Chapter 2 Organizing for Agile and Sustainable Health Care: The Alegent Health Case. Chapter 3 Designing for Health: Learning from Kaiser Permanente. Chapter 4 Can Technology Enable Sustainable Effectiveness in Health Care Delivery? Some Lessons from a Rehabilitation Hospital. Chapter 5 Using Adaptive and Disruptive Change Strategies to Create an Integrated Delivery System: Montefiore Medical Center's Experience. Chapter 6 The Path to Sustainability in Health Care: Exploring the Role of Learning Microsystems. Chapter 7 Implementing a New Cancer Control Programme in Ireland: A Case of Sustainable Large-Scale Change?. Chapter 8 Learning to Organize for Sustainable Health Care: Rigor, Reflection and Relevance. Organizing for Sustainable Health Care. Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness. Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness. Copyright page. Dedication. About the contributors.

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