Innovation in Healthcare Organizations

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode EBM047A05
Vaknaam Innovation in Healthcare Organizations
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Innovation in Healthcare Organizations
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Describe key strategic issues in health care and explain how they relate to health care management and organization.
2. Generate an overview of managerial innovations aimed at improving health care performance.
3. Collect and combine secondary data from various sources guided by a model and interpret the data in its health care context.
4. Describe the content and process characteristics of a particular managerial innovation in a health care setting.
5. Apply relevant theories to assess the (potential) impact of a healthcare innovation on stakeholders, given their power, interests and concerns.
6. Design an implementation approach for a healthcare innovation that takes the context into consideration.
7. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of a proposed implementation approach.
8. Communicate the results of 4, 5, 6, and 7 in written and oral form.
Omschrijving The introductory weeks of this course offer an overview of the strategic context of managerial innovations in healthcare and discusses a variety of such innovations. The focus is on the innovations' strategic contributions to and implications for healthcare management and performance. You evaluate the intended contributions of one specific innovation to strategic key debates in the health sector. The second part of the course addresses the particularities of stakeholder management in healthcare innovations. You learn to systematically identify and analyse the stakeholders of a managerial healthcare innovation. You explore how a specific innovation can be aligned with the stakeholders involved and what the risks and implications for the implementation process are. In the final part of the course, you get acquainted with healthcare specific implementation issues. Based on the foregoing analyses and supported by implementation models, you will learn to design an implementation approach that takes the characteristics of the healthcare context, the innovation content and the implementation process into consideration.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm -gastcollege ,  -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -groepspresentatie,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. M.A.G. van Offenbeek
Docent(en) prof. dr. A. Boonstra ,dr. M.A.G. van Offenbeek
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
TBA TBA TBA
Selected papers on strategy and innovations in health care management and organization Various
Selected papers on stakeholders in healthcare innovation and implementation models Various
Entreevoorwaarden A BSc in the area of business or organization studies. For others an intake is required.
Opmerkingen Secretary: I.B.A. Neef-Huizinga, email i.b.a.neef@rug.nl, phone +31 (0)50 363 4111
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc BA - Health  (basisprogramma MSc BA Health) 1 semester I a verplicht