The innovation imperative in health care organisations : critical role of human resource management in the cost, quality and productivity equation

pt. 1. Overall context : quality, cost, productivity in health care organisations: 1. Background and context / Ronald J. Burke, Peter Spurgeon and Cary L. Cooper ; 2. Productivity in health care / John Appleby ; 3. Raising quality and reducing costs - in one improvement? / John Øvretveit ; 4. A tril...

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Main Author: Cooper, Cary L.
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Spurgeon, Peter, Burke, Ronald J.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Northampton, Mass Edward Elgar Pub 2012
Series:New horizons in management series
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBook Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:pt. 1. Overall context : quality, cost, productivity in health care organisations: 1. Background and context / Ronald J. Burke, Peter Spurgeon and Cary L. Cooper ; 2. Productivity in health care / John Appleby ; 3. Raising quality and reducing costs - in one improvement? / John Øvretveit ; 4. A trilogy for health care improvement : quality, productivity and innovation / Helen Bevan -- pt. 2. Human resource management: 5. The contribution of 'best-practice' HR management to better organisational performance / Sandra G. Leggat ; 6. Fostering creativity in health care : health care workers as agents of creativity / March L. To, Neal M. Ashkanasy and Cynthia D. Fisher ; 7. Hospital restructuring and downsizing : déjà vu all over again / Ronald J. Burke ; 8. A better model of managing sickness absence / Hugh Flanagan ... [et al.] -- pt. 3. Better leadership, better organisational performance: 9. Nurse leaders : partners in health care leadership / Margaret M. Hopkins and Deborah A. O'Neil ; 10. Enhancing medical leadership and engagement : impact upon organisational performance / Peter Spurgeon ; 11. A review of quality improvement in health care and recommendations for the future / Amy L. Grove and James O. Meredith ; 12. Leadership across complex systems and boundaries / Jean Hartley -- pt. 4. Managing staff better: 13. Workforce engagement and organisational performance / Astrid M. Richardsen and Ronald J. Burke ; 14. Organisational and health effects of workplace empowerment in health care settings / Heather Laschinger ; 15. Stress amongst health care professionals and what can be done / Cary L. Cooper ; 16. A safer clinical systems approach / Matthew Cooke, Steve Cross and Peter Spurgeon -- pt. 5. Concluding comments: 17. Concluding comments / Peter Spurgeon, Ronald J. Burke and Cary L. Cooper
Health systems in the western world face increasingly intense pressure to contain or reduce costs, while countries such as China and India move towards universal coverage. The contributors illustrate that radical gains in efficiency and innovative practice are required internationally in health care systems. They argue that the high proportion of health care system costs invested in staffing place the human resource function at the forefront of meeting this challenge. Sustained system change and productivity gains, more effective management of staff and work climate are essential elements of reform and are all covered in this book
Physical Description:xi, 282 p
ISBN:9781849809856
9781849809849