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Advances in Health Care Organization Theory, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Explore the evolution of organization theory in the health care sector

Advances in Health Care Organization Theory, 2nd Edition, introduces students in health administration to the fields of organization theory and organizational behavior and their application to the management of health care organizations. The book explores the major health care developments over the past decade and demonstrates the contribution of organization theory to a deeper understanding of the changes in the delivery system, including the historic passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Taking both a micro and macro view, editors Stephen S. Mick and Patrick D. Shay, collaborate with a roster of contributing experts to compile a comprehensive volume that covers the latest in organization theory. Topics include:

  • Institutional and neo-institutional theory

  • Patient-centered practices and organizational culture change

  • Design and implementation of patient-centered care management teams

  • Hospital-based clusters as new organizational structures

  • Application of social network theory to health care

  • Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Figures and Tables
      1. Figures
      2. Tables
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. The Editors
    6. The Contributors
    7. Chapter 1: Introduction: Events, Themes, and Progress
      1. Environmental and Market Changes in Health Care in the 2000s
      2. Legislation and Regulation
      3. Other Events and Environmental Changes
      4. Conclusion: Underlying Themes
      5. Book Chapters
      6. Key Terms
    8. Chapter 2: A Primer of Organization Theories in Health Care
      1. Organization Theories in Health Care
      2. Interaction among Theories
      3. Conclusion
      4. Key Terms
    9. Chapter 3: Finding Strength in Numbers: Bringing Theoretical Pluralism into the Analysis of Health Care Organizations
      1. Major Themes from the 2003 Edition: Progress, Detour, or Impasse?
      2. Toward Theoretical Pluralism
      3. Care Transitions: One Problem, Several Facets
      4. Conclusion
      5. Key Terms
    10. Chapter 4: Explaining Change in Institutionalized Practices: A Review and Road Map for Research
      1. Conceptual Background
      2. Process Models of Institutional Change
      3. Change Processes within Organizations
      4. Application: Institutional Change in the Health Care Field
      5. Models of Institutional Change and Health Care Reform
      6. Conclusion
      7. Key Terms
    11. Chapter 5: Mechanisms for Culture Change in Health Institutions and the Example of the Nursing Home Industry
      1. The Context for Nursing Home Culture Change
      2. Culture Change as a Form of Organizational Change
      3. Three Elements of Restructuring: Communication, Leadership, and Training
      4. Approaches to Studying Culture Change
      5. Conclusion
      6. Key Terms
    12. Chapter 6: Managing to Care: Design and Implementation of Patient-Centered Care Management Teams
      1. Care Team Conceptualizations
      2. Care Management Team Context-Mechanism-Outcome Configurations
      3. Designing Care Management Teams
      4. Implementing Care Management Teams
      5. Conclusion
      6. Key Terms
    13. Chapter 7: Remember It Is a Workplace: Health Care Organizations as Sociological Artifacts
      1. Routines
      2. Emotions
      3. Roles, Careers, and Identities
      4. Work
      5. A Word about Context
      6. Conclusion
      7. Key Terms
    14. Chapter 8: Differentiated, Integrated, and Overlooked: Hospital-Based Clusters
      1. Hospital-Based Clusters
      2. Clusters: A Brief History
      3. Two Decades of Change
      4. Cluster Integration and Differentiation
      5. Explaining Cluster Forms Using a Multitheoretical Perspective
      6. Conclusion
      7. Key Terms
    15. Chapter 9: Profound Change in Medical Technologies: Time to Reexamine the Technology-Structure Nexus in Health Care?
      1. Update on Structural Contingency Models
      2. How to Conceptualize Genomic Medicine
      3. Genomic Medicine and Cancer Treatment: Uncertainty and Multiple Barriers
      4. The Political Side of Disruptive Technologies
      5. Conclusion
      6. Key Terms
    16. Chapter 10: Social Network Analysis and the Integration of Care: Theory and Method
      1. Social Network Analysis: A Multitheory, Multilevel Framework
      2. Role of Social Network Analysis in Health Services Delivery
      3. Measurement in Social Network Research
      4. Actors, Cliques, and Collectives: Levels of Analysis in SNA Metrics
      5. Conclusion
      6. Key Terms
    17. Chapter 11: Complexity and Health Care: Tools for Engagement
      1. What Is Complexity Science?
      2. Appeal of Complexity Science
      3. Modest Use of Complexity Science in Health Care
      4. Scientific Tools for Engaging Complexity
      5. Conclusion
      6. Key Terms
    18. Chapter 12: Synthesis and Convergence: The Maturation of Organization Theory
      1. Conceptual Similarities
      2. Conclusion: Paradox
      3. Key Terms
    19. References
    20. Name Index
    21. Subject Index
    22. End User License Agreement