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Perspectives on healthcare leader and leadership development
Elaine S Scott
Journal of Healthcare Leadership , 2010, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JHL.S8292
Abstract: spectives on healthcare leader and leadership development Perspectives (10266) Total Article Views Authors: Elaine S Scott Published Date July 2010 Volume 2010:2 Pages 83 - 90 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JHL.S8292 Elaine S Scott College of Nursing, Graduate Nursing Science Department, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC USA Abstract: Healthcare delivery systems are complex entities that must merge the best of administrative and clinical practices into a new model of leadership. But, despite growing recognition that healthcare organizational leaders must partner with clinical leaders to address patient safety, evidence based practice, financial sustainability, and capacity, tensions between the groups remain. Healthcare is based in large, bureaucratic entities organized in administrative hierarchies with clinical or product line silos that thwart collaboration, limit inter-disciplinary engagement, and foster mistrust. Around the world healthcare accessibility, fragmentation and affordability issues challenge healthcare systems whether they are centralized, socialized systems or free market private and public enterprises. In response to these concerns, healthcare organizations are struggling to address the ‘how’ of integrating clinician competence in patient management with the financial imperatives of modern day delivery systems. To redesign healthcare services for effectiveness and efficiency and to improve patient safety and outcomes, organizations must redefine leadership using new paradigms that promote the development and diffusion of improvements and innovations. Current research evidence shows that there is a need for not just formal administrative leadership, but also a need to develop integrated leadership processes throughout healthcare delivery systems. Shared leadership concepts framed in the context of complexity leadership theory (CLT) provides a vehicle for rethinking old definitions of leadership and for mobilizing the collective energy of healthcare organizations.
Functional Results-Oriented Healthcare Leadership: A Novel Leadership Model
Salem Said Al-Touby
Oman Medical Journal , 2012,
Abstract: This article modifies the traditional functional leadership model to accommodate contemporary needs in healthcare leadership based on two findings. First, the article argues that it is important that the ideal healthcare leadership emphasizes the outcomes of the patient care more than processes and structures used to deliver such care; and secondly, that the leadership must strive to attain effectiveness of their care provision and not merely targeting the attractive option of efficient operations. Based on these premises, the paper reviews the traditional Functional Leadership Model and the three elements that define the type of leadership an organization has namely, the tasks, the individuals, and the team. The article argues that concentrating on any one of these elements is not ideal and proposes adding a new element to the model to construct a novel Functional Result-Oriented healthcare leadership model. The recommended Functional-Results Oriented leadership model embosses the results element on top of the other three elements so that every effort on healthcare leadership is directed towards attaining excellent patient outcomes.
Primary healthcare sector in Europe
Lavinia Panait,Marius M?rginean
Management in Health , 2008,
Abstract: Primary healthcare sector represents the foundation of a completehealthcare system. There are differences in the quality of training and medicalpractice in primary healthcare in European area. There are lots oforganisations involved in the process of improving the quality of life through acolaboration and partnerships framework having a major roll in the practiceexchange between national bodies in Europe.
The Leadership Gap: Ensuring Effective Healthcare Leadership Requires Inclusion of Women at the Top  [PDF]
Kathryn J. McDonagh, Paula Bobrowski, Mary Ann Keogh Hoss, Nancy M. Paris, Margaret Schulte
Open Journal of Leadership (OJL) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojl.2014.32003
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This paper argues that successful transformation of the healthcare system requires inclusion of women at the top. Women are missing in top leadership roles in healthcare at a time when the US healthcare system faces daunting challenges. There is a documented need for diverse leadership teams with transformational leadership skills to successfully lead organizations, yet women who comprise three fourths of the healthcare workforce are sparsely represented in board rooms and in the senior executive suite. Through a review the literature the authors explain why this leadership gap persists and recommend strategies to increase gender diversity in leadership ranks of the healthcare industry. Studies from other business sectors are also examined for application in healthcare. A lack of focus on female career development and succession planning, often based on persistent stereotypes about women leaders is a major deterrent to advancing women in top leadership positions. A compelling case is made for immediate remediation of this issue and implementing strategies to fill the leadership gap with talented women leaders. There is a demand to increase the number of women in top leadership positions in healthcare to assist in overcoming the current crises facing the industry.

LEADERSHIP IN HOSPITALS: FACTORS IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
Cristiano Molinari Bispo,Marcos Mueller Schlemm
Perspectivas Contemporaneas , 2006,
Abstract: The quality of work in a team and the general environment of an organization is influenced by lots of things. One of them is the ability some workers have when they are in the position of making their subjects work towards goals and needs set. It is difficult to identify which one is related to that ability. This study tries to help the investigation based on the analysis of factors related to the perception of individuals concerning the work conditions in four hospitals in southern Brazil kept by non-profit organizations. The research analyses lots of cases, trying to identify similarities in seventeen independent situations concerning “leadership”, as an ability for mobilizing people. This study can be classified as descriptive and non-experimental, based on a survey which shows about 64.5% of the population researched, or 1408 people. According to what we have presented, it is a study mainly quantitative; the data are focused on the study of the correlations. Among the independent situations in the questionnaire, some of them presented important correlation (more than 0.5): “oral clearness”, “justice”, “clearness concerning the work methods” and “stimulus for participating”. By having in mind the leadership concepts and management styles, this article presents some motivation, productivity and commitment of the work teams in formal organizations, from analysis of the empirical evidences.
Educational Leadership for E-Learning in the Healthcare Workplace  [cached]
Dorothy (Willy) Fahlman
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning , 2012,
Abstract: Effective educational leadership can make a difference in the resolution of complex issues that impact today’s demand-driven educational marketplace. The ongoing professional and skill development needs of human health resources may be best managed through distributed strategic leadership blended with servant leadership. Together these two approaches may offer the critical bridge for effective educational leadership for e-learning within the healthcare workplace.
Leadership, the financial sector and development in Nigeria
DE Gberevbie
Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences , 2011,
Abstract: Studies have shown that leadership is a vital factor for the realization of organizational goals in the public and private sector of any economy. This article therefore examines leadership, the financial sector and development in Nigeria. The financial sector represented by banks in this article is so crucial to the Nigerian economy in terms of its contribution to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, and in addition to being a vital source of employment. To appreciate the role of leadership in an organization vis-à-vis the financial sector and development in Nigeria, the paper focused on the challenge in some Nigerian banks in 2009, which borders on unethical practice of certain bank executives. This development almost led to the collapse of some notable banks in Nigeria resulting from their inability to meet financial obligations to customers. With the use of secondary data, the paper identified leadership failure of unethical practice (corruption in terms of granting unsecured loans to family members and personal companies to the detriment of bank depositors and shareholders) as the greatest problems militating against banks’ roles as facilitator of development in Nigeria. The study recommends among others the introduction of formal education in ethics as a way of making sure that staff members imbibe ethical practice as a check against abuse of office. Key Words: Leadership, ethical practice, development, financial sector, Nigeria
Improving Efficiency of Hospitals and Healthcare Centres  [PDF]
Prachi Kariya
Computer Science , 2015,
Abstract: The Project aims at improving the efficiency of hospitals and healthcare centres using Big Data Analytics to evaluate identified KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) of its various functions. The Dashboards designed using computer technology serves as an interactive and dynamic tool for various stakeholders, which helps in optimising performance of various functions and more so maximise the financial returns. The Project entails improving performance of patient servicing, operations and OPD departments, finance function, procurement function, HR function, etc. I developed KPIs and drilldown KPIs for various functions and assisted in designing and developing interactive Dashboards with dynamic charts.
Private Sector in Indian Healthcare Delivery: Consumer Perspective and Government Policies to promote private Sector
Utkarsh Shah, Ragini Mohanty
Information Management and Business Review , 2011,
Abstract: This research paper attempts to collate literature from various sources, in an attempt to answer three pertinent questions related to healthcare in India. Firstly, what is it meant by ‘private sector’ in healthcare delivery system of India, secondly how has the private sector evolved over the decades and what has been the role of the government in propelling the growth. Finally, the paper tries to highlight some of the factors that have promoted the growth of private sector in India with specific reference to quality of medical care. The paper explicitly indicates that the deficiencies in the public health delivery system of India, was the key to growth of private infrastructure in healthcare.The shift of hospital industry for ‘welfare orientation’ to ‘business orientation’ was marked by the advent of corporate hospitals, supported by various policy level initiatives made by the government. Today, there are over 20 international healthcare brands in India with several corporate hospitals.However, a large section of the ‘private healthcare delivery segment’ is scattered and quality of medical care continues to remain a matter of concern. This paper tracks the various government initiatives to promote private investment in healthcare and attempts to explore the reasons for preference of the private sector. Surprisingly, in contrast to contemporary belief, quality of medical care doesn’t seem to be the leading cause for preference of the private sector. Except for a few select corporate and trust hospitals, quality of medical care in private sector seems to be poor and at times compromised.
Improving the Quality of Healthcare by Using Information Technology System in the Hospitals of Yemen  [PDF]
Nuha Abdullah Nagi Albokai, Lin Liu, Ali Alragawi, Ahlam Albokai
Open Journal of Business and Management (OJBM) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/ojbm.2019.72049
Abstract: The health sector is considered one of the most important sectors in the application of the IT system because of its impact on improving the quality of services provided. In this study, we identify the impact of using the IT system in improving the quality of health care in Yemen hospitals (Sana’a capital city). In order to achieve this goal, we designed a questionnaire for hospital staff in the capital city of Sana’a appointed by eight randomly selected hospitals divided into three public hospitals and five private hospitals. The questionnaire consisted of 36 paragraphs with detailed questions answered by 407 employees. We identify four dimensions for attitudes about healthcare IT adoption: time, effort, cost, safety. We find positive correlations between healthcare IT adoption and improvements in quality of care across all four dimensions. In conclusion, our study highlights a number of recommendations, including the importance of enhancing the effectiveness of the database to provide health services with high efficiency, the need to adopt the information technology system in all health sectors and attention to the maintenance of devices and websites and challenge them continuously, attracting healthcare professionals specialized in the use of computer systems and rehabilitation of hospital staff by holding training courses. Our study also points to the importance of linking all sections of the hospital in one network system so that communication between them internally and work to link hospitals in the capital city of Sana’a with an external network to facilitate the exchange of information between them.
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