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Strategic Human Resource Management in Health Care Vol: 9

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27 Jul 2010
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
232 pages - 156 x 234 x 22mm
Advances in Health Care Management


Strategic management of HR in health care is important in delivering high-quality patient care. Given that salary and wages constitute about 65 to 80% of the total operating budget in a typical health care organization and also the fact that people play a critical role in delivering high quality patient care, it is imperative for health care organizations to manage their human resources more effectively. Unfortunately, the HR function remains one of the most neglected in health care organizations and 'warm body syndrome' seems to characterize the role of HRM in health care organizations. The purpose of the special issue of AHCM on Human Resource Management is to explore the strategic role that HR function can play in delivering high quality and affordable health care.
List of Contributors. List of Reviewers. Introduction: Current and future directions for strategic human resource management in health care. Commitment-based management practices and high performance: The case of Pfizer's Loughbeg tablet plant. High-involvement work practices and social capital formation: Examining the role of strategic orientation in nursing homes. Managing motivation among health care professionals. Lead for demand and lag for supply: The use of pay level to predict hospital performance. Safety culture as a contemporary healthcare construct: theoretical review, research assessment, and translation to human resource management. Human resources implications of low-cost disruptive innovation in health care: The case of retail clinics. Overcoming the unintended adverse consequences of implementing health IT through human resource and knowledge management. The crucial role of people and information in health care organizations. Advances in health care management. Advances in health care management. Copyright page.

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