Are hospital managers ready for value-based healthcare? : A review of the management competence literature

Walsh, Aidan P. and Harrington, Denis and Hines, Peter (2020) Are hospital managers ready for value-based healthcare? : A review of the management competence literature. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 28 (1). pp. 49-65. ISSN 1934-8835

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Purpose: Hospital organisations are currently experiencing significant challenges that have encouraged a move towards a value-based approach to health care. However, such a transition requires understanding the underlying competencies required to enable such a focus. This paper aims to undertake a systematic review of the available literature on managerial competencies in hospitals and considers these in a value-based health-care context. Design/methodology/approach: A systematic literature review was conducted to identify research studies that describe the characteristics of management competence in hospital environments. Findings: Categories and sub-categories of management competence in hospitals were identified and considered in a value-based health-care context. Research limitations/implications: The systematic literature review identifies a need for further research regarding managerial competencies of managers of hospitals. Competencies for managing in a value-based health-care model also require deeper investigation. Practical implications: The categories of management competence provide guidance to organisations transitioning towards value-based health care in terms of identifying and developing management competencies. Hospitals should consider the development of a competency model that includes broader categories of competencies than purely clinical or professional competencies. Originality/value: This study builds upon and advances previous reviews of management competence in hospitals, and the competency categories presented can be used as a basis to identify management competency requirements in hospitals.

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