HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT Conference Symposia Abstracts

August 2003
Academy of Management Proceedings;2003, p1
Conference Proceeding
The article presents several abstracts of conference proceedings related to health care management in the U.S. The symposium entitled The Influence of Healthcare Management Research on Organization Theorizing addresses the important question of the reverse influence, that is the actual and potential impact of healthcare management research on theory development in the parent sub-disciplines of OT, OB and OD. The symposium, entitled Studying Hard to See Things: Using Organization Theory to Examine Medical Errors, presents three instances of research examining a hard to see phenomenon, like medical errors. One aim of the symposium is to use these studies to illuminate several key epistemological problems that emerge when studying these types of phenomena, and how the use of contemporary theoretical frameworks such as organizational learning theory as well as the use of qualitative methodology help overcome these problems. A second aim is to inform the understanding of the medical errors issue as a specific instance of management failure which can be addressed effectively through structural and cultural redesign strategies in the health care workplace. The symposium entitled Empowerment Through Collaboration Among Safety Net Providers builds cumulatively across five studies of organizational collaboration within the health care safety net.


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