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Advances in Health Care Management

ISSN: 1474-8231
Series editor(s): Dr. Leonard H. Friedman, Dr. Jim Goes, Professor Grant T. Savage

Subject Area: Health Care Management/Healthcare

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Introduction


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Title:Introduction
Author(s):Jason A. Wolf, Heather Hanson, Mark J. Moir
Volume:10 Editor(s): Jason A. Wolf, Heather Hanson, Mark J. Moir, Len Friedman, Grant T. Savage ISBN: 978-0-85724-709-4 eISBN: 978-0-85724-710-0
Citation:Jason A. Wolf, Heather Hanson, Mark J. Moir (2011), Introduction, in Jason A. Wolf, Heather Hanson, Mark J. Moir, Len Friedman, Grant T. Savage (ed.) Organization Development in Healthcare: Conversations on Research and Strategies (Advances in Health Care Management, Volume 10), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.xxi-xxvi
DOI:10.1108/S1474-8231(2011)0000010006 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Article type:Editorial
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Health care organizations provide a unique and insightful microcosm of the many larger challenges health care systems face around the world. To improve our health care industry, one has to first improve the internal health and well-being of the organizations that deliver care every day. In other words, to become a high-functioning industry, the organization has to become healthy first (Lovey, Nadkarni, & Erdelyi, 2007). This book has been crafted to catalyze this journey of creating healthy and vibrant health care organizations through proven strategies and evidence-based practices and in doing so have some part in transforming our global health care industry.


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