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Innovations in Health Care
A Reality Check
 
 
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Innovations in Health Care is the fourth title in an ongoing series dating from 1998. The contents and focus of each of the previous books have been drawn from the best of the papers presented at the international conferences on Organizational Behaviour in Health Care. To date both the conferences and the book series represent a unique compilation of what is known about organizational behaviour in health care. As such, the series has and will increasingly be seen as a critically important repository of the literature and best practice in the field.

This book represents some additional breakthroughs. The fourth conference was the first of the series to be held outside of the United Kingdom. Bringing the conference to a North American venue has put a truly international stamp on the work, widening the draw of US and Canadian academics and practitioners who contributed, but also retaining the strong core of UK and European contributors.

The book targets a subject that is key to every academic and organizational effort to improve health care: understanding how to identify, sustain and diffuse innovations that are working - providing some credible and valuable examples of what can be and has been accomplished through organizational change. Perhaps most usefully, some selections within the book critically examine where our current theories and practices are falling short and why there are problems that remain unsolved.


Description

Innovations in Health Care is the fourth title in an ongoing series dating from 1998. The contents and focus of each of the previous books have been drawn from the best of the papers presented at the international conferences on Organizational Behaviour in Health Care. To date both the conferences and the book series represent a unique compilation of what is known about organizational behaviour in health care. As such, the series has and will increasingly be seen as a critically important repository of the literature and best practice in the field.

This book represents some additional breakthroughs. The fourth conference was the first of the series to be held outside of the United Kingdom. Bringing the conference to a North American venue has put a truly international stamp on the work, widening the draw of US and Canadian academics and practitioners who contributed, but also retaining the strong core of UK and European contributors.

The book targets a subject that is key to every academic and organizational effort to improve health care: understanding how to identify, sustain and diffuse innovations that are working - providing some credible and valuable examples of what can be and has been accomplished through organizational change. Perhaps most usefully, some selections within the book critically examine where our current theories and practices are falling short and why there are problems that remain unsolved.


Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword: We Know Better, Why don't we Do Better?; S.M.Shortell
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction; A.L.Casebeer, A.Harrison & A.L.Mark
Acknowledgements
PART 1: WHEN DOES RESEARCH MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Reforming Health Care: Levers and Catalysts for Change; J-L.Denis, L.Lamothe & A.Langley
Is the NHS Leadership Qualities Framework Missing the Wood for the Trees?; R.Bolden, M.Wood & J.Gosling
Research Practice or Practising Research: Innovating Methods in Healthcare - The Contribution of Cynefin; A.L.Mark & D.Snowden
Increasing the Impact of Research on Practice: Dissemination and Implementation Research at the National Institute of Mental Health; D.Chambers
PART 2: WHEN DOES PRACTICE LEAD THE WAY?
The Limits of Restructuring: A Decade of Health Reforms in New Zealand; P.Barnett, M.Powell & J.Cumming
Reconstructing Continuity of Care in a Local Health Authority in Italy: Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again; J.Landau, C.Ceda & F.Ripa di Meana
Patient Safety Culture in Health Organizations: Whose Culture is it Anyway?; L.S.Ginsburg, D.Tregunno, P.G.Norton & A.L.Casebeer
Organizational Learning in Primary Care in the UK: The Learning Practice and the Learning Practice Inventory; R.Rushmer, D.Kelly, M.Lough, J.Wilkinson, G. Greig & H.Davies
PART 3: WHAT IS EVIDENCE-BASED MANAGEMENT?
What Works and What Works Well? Levels of Evidence in Clinical Governance; D.Rea
Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Management in Regional Health Authorities; J.Birdsell, W.Zerbe, P.O'Connell, R.Thornley & S.Hayward
Pathways to Innovation in Health Care; S.Redfern, F.Ross, S.McLaren & S.Christian
Is Evidence Based Innovation a Delusion?; R.Sheaff, S.Pickard & B.Dowling
PART 4: HOW DO ORGANIZATIONS MANAGE ACROSS BOUNDARIES?
Systemic Transformational Change in Tobacco Control: An Overview of the Initiative for the Study and Implementation of Systems (ISIS); A.Best, R.V.Tenkasi, W.K.Trochim, F.Y.Lau, B.Holmes, T.R.Huerta, G.Moor, S.Leischow & P.I.Clark
Organizational Boundaries and Inter-group Relationships; P.Hyde
Effective Health Care CHAIN (Contacts, Help, Advice and Information Network): Breaking Down Barriers between Professions, Organizations, Researchers and Practitioners in the UK and Canada; D.Evans, L.McAuley, N.Santesso, J.McGowan & J.Grimshaw
Do Organizational Interventions in Health Care Reform Enhance Health Systems Performance?; O.Adams & G.Gedik
Concluding Thoughts; B.Hinings
A Summing Up; A.L.Casebeer, A.Harrison & A.L.Mark
Index


Authors

ANN L. CASEBEER is Associate Director of the Centre for Health and Policy Studies, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, both at the University of Calgary, Canada. She is also Faculty Director for SEARCH Canada, a public service organization focused on supporting the use and conduct of applied health research in practice settings.

ALEXANDRA HARRISON is a Health Care Professional and Manager, with an interest in teaching and research. She is a Director in a large health region in Alberta, Canada and has an adjunct appointment at the University of Calgary, Canada, where she was previously Director of Postgraduate Medical Education at that University.

ANNABELLE L. MARK M.Sc, FHM, FRSM, is Professor of Healthcare Organization at Middlesex University Business School, UK. She is Director of the Pilot NHS Human Resource Management Training Scheme for the UK, and founding academic of the Organizational Behaviour in Health Care Conference. She is also the elected Chair of SHOC, the learned Society for Studies in Organising for Health Care.