Consistent with the rapidly changing nature of modern health care, both in the UK (Greener, 2009) and the US (Wallace and Schneller, 2008), there is an emerging imperative for creative thinking in health care management. In this respect, West and Richter (2008) discuss how managers of today’s organisations need to foster a climate of creativity, where positive outcomes for patients are a function of innovative thinking, instead of a reliance on traditional approaches that may not always be best for patient outcomes.
|Title of host publication||The innovation imperative in health care organisations: Critical Role of Human Resource Management in the Cost, Quality and Productivity Equation|
|Editors||P. Spurgeon, R. J. Burke, C. L. Cooper|
|Place of Publication||Cheltenham|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|