5 10, 2020

BookPod – The Structuring of Organizations by Henry Mintzberg

2020-10-05T08:10:02+00:00

Book: The Structuring of Organizations Author: Henry Mintzberg Teaser: This book is one of the great blockbusters of management. It is a synthesis of the empirical literature currently available on organisational structuring. Importantly, Mintzberg discusses organisations that are staffed by highly trained professionals, like clinicians. So, if you want to understand the evidence of leading and managing the health service, this is one of the best. Tag: Networks

BookPod – The Structuring of Organizations by Henry Mintzberg2020-10-05T08:10:02+00:00
21 09, 2020

BookPod – The Rise of the Network Society by Manuel Castells

2020-09-21T08:59:40+00:00

Book: The Rise of the Network Society - The Information Age Author: Manuel Castells Teaser: This book, the first in Castells′ ground–breaking trilogy, is an account of the economic and social dynamics of the new age of information. Based on research in the USA, Asia, Latin America, and Europe, it aims to formulate a systematic theory of the information society which takes account of the fundamental effects of information technology on the contemporary world. Tag: Networks

BookPod – The Rise of the Network Society by Manuel Castells2020-09-21T08:59:40+00:00
14 09, 2020

BookPod – Organisational Culture and Leadership by Edgar Schein

2020-09-14T14:18:40+00:00

Book: Organisational Culture and Leadership Author: Edgar Schein Teaser: The great management expert Peter Drucker said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. Repeated studies have shown the importance of culture on healthcare importance. Yet, almost all healthcare reform focuses on structural and transactional change, forgetting culture. The guru on culture is Edgar Schein. Organizational Culture and Leadership is the classic reference for leaders seeking a deeper understanding of the inter-relationship of organizational culture dynamics and performance. Tag: Networks

BookPod – Organisational Culture and Leadership by Edgar Schein2020-09-14T14:18:40+00:00
2 09, 2020

BookPod – Complex Organizations by Charles Perrow

2020-09-02T09:14:25+00:00

Book: Complex Organizations Author: Charles Perrow Teaser: We all work in organisations. But do we understand why and how organisations work? This book is a classic text in sociology. It provides a succinct overview of the principal schools of thought of organizational theories, placing each into critical, historical, and cultural context. Vividly written, with many specific, student-oriented examples, Complex Organizations offers a critical perspective on organizations, analyzing their impact on individuals, groups, and society as a whole. Tag: Networks

BookPod – Complex Organizations by Charles Perrow2020-09-02T09:14:25+00:00
21 08, 2020

BookPod – The Knowledge-Creating Company by Nonaka & Takeuchi

2020-08-21T10:14:01+00:00

Book: The Knowledge-Creating Company: How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation Authors: Ikujiro Nonaka and Hiro Takeuchi Teaser: The 21st Century is the age of networks; this is the only way we can deliver the complexity of population health and care. Bureaucracies are critical for linear tasks, but networks are needed for complexity. In this book two leading Japanese business experts, Ikujiro Nonaka and Hiro Takeuchi, outline how networks can create new knowledge and use it to produce successful products and technologies. They describe the hypertext organisation, that floats alongside the bureaucracy.   Tag: Networks

BookPod – The Knowledge-Creating Company by Nonaka & Takeuchi2020-08-21T10:14:01+00:00
30 01, 2020

The 21st Century is the century of networks: are clinical networks the future way to organize healthcare?

2020-01-30T11:11:23+00:00

Paper of the Week: 30th January 2020 This week’s blog is brought to you by: Dr Joe McManners Full reference and title from the journal: Managing the performance of general practitioners and specialists referral networks: A system for evaluating the heart failure pathway. SabinaNutiaFrancescaFerréaChiaraSeghieriaElisaForesiaTherese A.Stukelb Health Policy Volume 124, Issue 1, January 2020, Pages 44-51 Web link to paper https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168851019302581 Authors conclusion The aim of this paper is to identify and evaluate the performance of naturally occurring networks of GP's and hospital-based specialists providing care for congestive heart failure (CHF) patients in Tuscany, Italy. They demonstrate the existence of informal links between GP's and hospitals based on patterns of patient flow. An integrated approach to evaluation and performance management that [...]

The 21st Century is the century of networks: are clinical networks the future way to organize healthcare?2020-01-30T11:11:23+00:00
2 08, 2019

Paper of the Week 2nd August: Lessons on paying for value from the US health policy laboratory

2019-08-02T06:20:37+00:00

This week's blog is brought to you by Dr Tim Wilson, 3V Managing Director. Full reference: Health Care Spending, Utilization, and Quality 8 Years into Global Payment Song, Z., Ji, Y., Safran, D. G., & Chernew, M. E. (2019). Health Care Spending, Utilization, and Quality 8 Years into Global Payment. New England Journal of Medicine, 381(3), 252–263. Web Link to Paper Authors conclusion: During the first 8 years after its introduction the Alternative Quality Contract of Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Massachusetts, a population-based payment model, was associated with slower growth in medical spending on claims, resulting in savings that over time began to exceed incentive payments. Unadjusted measures of quality under this model were higher than [...]

Paper of the Week 2nd August: Lessons on paying for value from the US health policy laboratory2019-08-02T06:20:37+00:00
26 07, 2019

Paper of the Week: 26th July – Clinicians belief drives variation

2019-07-26T13:02:01+00:00

This week's paper is brought to you by: Dr Tim Wilson, Managing Director Full reference and title from the journal: Cutler, David, Jonathan S. Skinner, Ariel Dora Stern, and David Wennberg. 2019. "Physician Beliefs and Patient Preferences: A New Look at Regional Variation in Health Care Spending." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 11 (1): 192-221. WEB LINK TO PAPER Authors conclusion There is considerable controversy about the causes of regional variations in health care expenditures. Using vignettes from patient and physician surveys linked to fee-for-service Medicare expenditures, this study asks whether patient demand-side factors or physician supply-side factors explain these variations. The results indicate that patient demand is relatively unimportant in explaining variations. Physician organizational factors matter, but the most [...]

Paper of the Week: 26th July – Clinicians belief drives variation2019-07-26T13:02:01+00:00
17 12, 2018

Paper of the week 17.12.18: Cryptic connections illuminate pathogen transmission within community networks

2018-12-17T10:07:29+00:00

Reference: Cryptic connections illuminate pathogen transmission within community networks. Hoyt, Langwig, White, Kaarakka, Redell, Kurta, DePue, Scullon, Parise, Foster, Frick, Kilpatrick This week’s paper of the week is brought to you by Dr Anant Jani, 3V Executive Director. Bottom line (chosen from the paper) We have shown that cryptic connections among groups and species have a key role in transmission dynamics and explain why transmission is far more intense in some species than others. Cryptic connections not only link social groups within species but also create bridges among species, resulting in highly connected communities Implications for value improvement  This very interesting paper looks at transmission of pathogens within and between different species of bats.  Hoyt et al.’s findings [...]

Paper of the week 17.12.18: Cryptic connections illuminate pathogen transmission within community networks2018-12-17T10:07:29+00:00