Transforming a healthcare organization so that it is capable of continual improvement – the integration of improvement knowledge
Paper in proceedings, 2011

The purpose of this article is to describe the transformation that takes place when a healthcare organization integrates improvement knowledge in order to strengthen the organization’s improvement capabilities. We present the experiences from a Swedish hospital, and analyze it by using Donabedian's (2003) structure-process-outcome (SPO) model. The case highlights e.g. the importance of focusing on the organization’s own knowledge development.

improvement knowledge

healthcare

Knowledge integration

Author

Andreas Hellström

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Quality Sciences

Svante Lifvergren

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Quality Sciences

Susanne Gustavsson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Quality Sciences

18th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Cambridge UK

Subject Categories

Other Mechanical Engineering

Nursing

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Production

Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)

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Created

10/8/2017