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Health Care Management Review

Elina Aitamaa, Riitta Suhonen, Silja Iltanen, Pauli Puukka, Helena Leino-Kilpi
BACKGROUND: Nurse managers (NMs) lead the biggest personnel group in health care-nurses. They have various responsibilities in clarifying an organization's values to their staff and overseeing and supporting continuous upholding of ethical standards and nurses' ethical competence. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to investigate the frequency and difficulty of the ethical problems NMs encounter in their work and to determine the background factors correlating with the problems...
February 2, 2019: Health Care Management Review
Timothy Hoff, Kathryn Prout, Shannon Carabetta
BACKGROUND: The increased use of health care teams merits further investigation in terms of their impact on patient satisfaction. Patient satisfaction and patient experience generally have come front-and-center given trends within the health care industry around "patient-centered care" and "consumer engagement." PURPOSE: This review examines research published between 2000 and 2017 that includes analysis of potential team-patient satisfaction linkages, taking the conceptual perspective that both the mere presence of health care teams and specific team features like cohesion may each be impactful...
January 21, 2019: Health Care Management Review
Julie Robbins, Ann Scheck McAlearney
BACKGROUND: Employees' reluctance to speak up about problems and/or make suggestions for improvement is a noted barrier to quality and patient safety improvement in health care organizations. High-performance work practices (HPWPs) offer a framework for considering how management practices can encourage speaking up in these organizations. PURPOSES: We aimed to explore how implementation of HPWPs in U.S. health care organizations could facilitate or remove barriers to speaking up...
December 21, 2018: Health Care Management Review
Jie Chen, Eva Hisako DuGoff, Priscilla Novak, Min Qi Wang
BACKGROUND: Hospital investments in care coordination services and innovative delivery models represent an important source for improving care efficiency and population health. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore variation of hospital-initiated care coordination services and participation in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) by community characteristics within an organizational theory framework. METHODS: Our main data sets included the 2015 American Hospital Association Annual Survey, Survey of Care Systems and Payment, American Community Survey, and Area Health Resource File...
November 27, 2018: Health Care Management Review
L Michele Issel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2019: Health Care Management Review
Manuela S Macinati, Luciano Nieddu, Marco Giovanni Rizzo
BACKGROUND: In health care, important phenomena of perceived incompatibility between professional and managerial values have emerged as consequences of New Public Management reforms. Although there is a growing evidence on the variation in the enactment of hybrid roles by medical managers, existing research in health care management is mostly descriptive with little emphasis on the conditions under which hybrid roles are enacted and, importantly, on the effects of this variation on performance...
November 20, 2018: Health Care Management Review
Eunjeong Noh, Sandra Potthoff, James W Begun
BACKGROUND: Hospitals face growing pressures and opportunities to engage with partner organizations in efforts to improve population health at the community level. Variation has been observed in the degree to which hospitals develop such partnerships. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to generate a taxonomy of hospitals based on their partnerships with external organizations, employing the theoretical notion of organizations' focus on exploration versus exploitation...
November 20, 2018: Health Care Management Review
Emily Lawrence, Jessica-Jean Casler, Jacqueline Jones, Chelsea Leonard, Amy Ladebue, Roman Ayele, Ethan Cumbler, Rebecca Allyn, Robert E Burke
BACKGROUND: Hospitalized older adults are increasingly admitted to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for posthospital care. However, little is known about how SNFs screen and evaluate potential new admissions. In an era of increasing emphasis on postacute care outcomes, these processes may represent an important target for interventions to improve the value of SNF care. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to understand (a) how SNF clinicians evaluate hospitalized older adults and make decisions to admit patients to an SNF and (b) the limitations and benefits of current practices in the context of value-based payment reforms...
November 8, 2018: Health Care Management Review
Ludwig Kuntz, Nadine Scholten, Hendrik Wilhelm, Michael Wittland, Hendrik Ansgar Hillen
BACKGROUND: Safety climate research suggests that a corresponding climate in work units is crucial for patient safety. Intensive care units are usually co-led by a nurse and a physician, who are responsible for aligning an interprofessional workforce and warrant a high level of safety. Yet, little is known about whether and how these interprofessional co-leaders jointly affect their unit's safety climate. PURPOSE: This empirical study aims to explain differences in the units' safety climate as an outcome of the nurse and physician leaders' degree of shared goals...
November 8, 2018: Health Care Management Review
Brad Beauvais, Jason P Richter, Forest S Kim, Erin L Palmer, Bryan L Spear, Robert C Turner
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Value-based purchasing (VBP) is increasing in influence in the health care industry; however, questions remain regarding the structural factors associated with improved performance. This study evaluates the association between age of hospital infrastructure and VBP outcomes. METHODOLOGY: Data on 1,911 hospitals from three sources (the American Hospital Association Annual Survey Database, the American Hospital Association DataViewer Financial Module, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital VBP Total Performance Scores data set) were evaluated...
October 31, 2018: Health Care Management Review
Hailun Liang, Lei Tao, Eric W Ford, May A Beydoun, Shaker M Eid
BACKGROUND: Optimal cancer care entails coordination among multiple providers and continued follow-up and surveillance over time. The patient-centered care brings opportunities to improve the delivery of cancer care. The adoption of patient-centered oncology care (PCOC) is in its infancy. Evidence synthesis on the model's effectiveness is scant. PURPOSES: This is the first systemic review and meta-analysis on associations of PCOC with cancer patients' adverse health care utilization, cost, patient satisfaction, and quality of care...
October 17, 2018: Health Care Management Review
Joanna Veazey Brooks, Bethany Sheridan, Antoinette S Peters, Alyna T Chien, Sara J Singer
BACKGROUND: In health care, hierarchy can facilitate getting work done efficiently. It can also hinder performance by suppressing valuable contributions from lower-positioned individuals. Team-based care could mitigate negative effects by creating space for all team members to contribute their unique expertise. PURPOSE: This article sought to understand how resident-medical assistant (MA) dyads interacted before and after primary care clinics transitioned to team-based care...
October 5, 2018: Health Care Management Review
Vance M Chunn, Bisakha Sen, Stephen J O'Connor, William F Jessee, Joseph Sasson, Amy Yarbrough Landry
BACKGROUND: Hospital-physician vertical integration involving employment of physicians has increased considerably over the last decade. Cardiologists are one group of specialists being increasingly employed by hospitals. Although hospital-physician integration has the potential to produce economic and societal benefits, there is concern that this consolidation may reduce competition and concentrate bargaining power among providers. In addition, hospitals may be motivated to offer cardiologists higher compensation and reduced workloads as an incentive to integrate...
October 5, 2018: Health Care Management Review
Jessica L Watterson, Hector P Rodriguez, Adrian Aguilera, Stephen M Shortell
BACKGROUND: Electronic health records (EHRs) have potential to improve quality, health outcomes, and efficiency, but little is known about the mechanisms through which these improvements occur. PURPOSE: One potential mechanism could be that EHRs improve care team communication and coordination, leading to better outcomes. To test this hypothesis, we examine whether ease of EHR use is associated with better relational coordination (RC), a measure of team communication and coordination, among primary care team members...
October 5, 2018: Health Care Management Review
L Michele Issel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2018: Health Care Management Review
Daniel Schneider, Vera Winter, Jonas Schreyögg
BACKGROUND: The concept of presenteeism, that is, employees coming to work despite being sick, has recently received more attention in the literature. Presenteeism not only threatens employees' health but also substantially drains productivity and drives considerable costs. When they are sick, employees have the choice of whether to go to work or to stay at home. Therefore, determinants of (sickness) absenteeism and presenteeism should be examined simultaneously. Nursing homes are faced with a particularly high prevalence of both absenteeism and presenteeism and are therefore a relevant object of investigation...
October 2018: Health Care Management Review
John W Huppertz, Peter Otto
BACKGROUND: Social media is an important communication channel that can help hospitals and consumers obtain feedback about quality of care. However, despite the potential value of insight from consumers who post comments about hospital care on social media, there has been little empirical research on the relationship between patients' anecdotal feedback and formal measures of patient experience. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to test the association between informal feedback posted in the Reviews section of hospitals' Facebook pages and scores on two global items from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, Overall Hospital Rating and Willingness to Recommend the Hospital...
October 2018: Health Care Management Review
Will L Tarver, Nir Menachemi
BACKGROUND: Although recent literature has explored the relationship between various environmental market characteristics and the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) among general, acute care hospitals, no such research currently exists for specialty hospitals, including those providing cancer care. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between market characteristics and the adoption of EHRs among Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited hospitals...
October 2018: Health Care Management Review
Andrea Thiel, Vera Winter, Vera Antonia Büchner
BACKGROUND: There is a growing need for hospital supervisory boards to support hospital management in different areas, including (financial) monitoring, resource provision, stakeholder relationships, and strategic decision-making. Little is currently known about how boards' emphases on these various governance objectives contribute to performance. PURPOSE: Using a dominant logics perspective, this article aims to detect the governance logics that hospital boards emphasize, to determine whether there are distinct clusters of hospitals with the same sets of emphases, and to show how cluster membership relates to board characteristics and financial performance...
October 2018: Health Care Management Review
Joseph Hopkins, Magali Fassiotto, Manwai Candy Ku, Dagem Mammo, Hannah Valantine
BACKGROUND: Because of modern challenges in quality, safety, patient centeredness, and cost, health care is evolving to adopt leadership practices of highly effective organizations. Traditional physician training includes little focus on developing leadership skills, which necessitates further training to achieve the potential of collaborative management. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to design a leadership program using established models for continuing medical education and to assess its impact on participants' knowledge, skills, attitudes, and performance...
October 2018: Health Care Management Review
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