Analyzing the Organization’s Readiness for Change

  • Nancy M. Lorenzi
  • Robert T. Riley
Part of the Health Informatics Series book series (HI)

Abstract

Today’s healthcare organizations are under tremendous stress. Forces such as the current explosions in medical and information technology, the demands of employees for empowerment, financial crises, and demands for major system reform are all forcing today’s healthcare organizations to realize that major change is necessary to be more effective in the future. Esteemed national groups are saying that the current healthcare organizations need major changes to be able to effectively take care of their medical populations. All organizations affected by these significantly changing environmental pressures will have to modify their organizational behaviors and even their structures in major ways.

Keywords

Total Quality Management Continuous Quality Improvement Functional Executive Senior Leader Change Leader 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy M. Lorenzi
    • 1
  • Robert T. Riley
  1. 1.Informatics Center, Eskind Biomedical LibraryVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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