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What are the key enabling factors for sustainable innovative environment in healthcare?

Berggren, Elin LU and Alves Dias, Joana LU (2018) MGTN59 20181
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Background: The more varied and new challenges that the healthcare sector faces every day, calls for modernization and reorganization. However, the healthcare sector is commonly understood to be slow to adapt to change. It is therefore important to understand and identify the enabling factors for the implementation of innovation, by giving voice to healthcare practitioners concerns, considering their competence and position in the organisation, and the fact that they are the ones to benefit greatly from change.

Aims: We aim to investigate what are the enabling factors for sustainable innovation in healthcare, identified by healthcare professionals and if these differ across healthcare clinics.

Methods: An inductive approach was... (More)
Background: The more varied and new challenges that the healthcare sector faces every day, calls for modernization and reorganization. However, the healthcare sector is commonly understood to be slow to adapt to change. It is therefore important to understand and identify the enabling factors for the implementation of innovation, by giving voice to healthcare practitioners concerns, considering their competence and position in the organisation, and the fact that they are the ones to benefit greatly from change.

Aims: We aim to investigate what are the enabling factors for sustainable innovation in healthcare, identified by healthcare professionals and if these differ across healthcare clinics.

Methods: An inductive approach was used, in a non-contrived setting. A sample of 5 health professionals from Infektionskliniken in Region Skåne in Lund and Malmö and another 5 from Sankt Lars primary healthcare center in Lund was investigated. Data was collected by using a survey with an open-ended question. Answers were analyzed with a text-analysis tool, Pertex. By applying hierarchical cluster analysis to the binary matrix of Orientation/Agent (O/A) derived from the text structure, cluster trees were originated with root concepts that define the underlying intent of the text.

Results: Ten root concepts were originated from each of the participants, to describe their perceptions of what are important factors to consider for fostering innovation in healthcare. From these, the following factors were extracted: autonomy, trust, competence, accountability, efficient planning and routines, flexibility, motivation and engagement, management and leadership, tailored change, feedback, teamwork and cooperation, time management, flat organisation, prestige-less work environment, and adequate resources. We were also able to establish temporal connections between these factors based on a hierarchical association denoted from the analysis of the results, which showed the complexity of how the concepts seem to be interlinked.

Conclusion: Innovation in healthcare is a complex phenomenon, and requires the consideration of the factors at the individual level, taking each professional group into account. It is a complex web of factors that determine and characterize an enabling environment, which should help decrease resistance to innovation. (Less)
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Berggren, Elin LU and Alves Dias, Joana LU
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MGTN59 20181
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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Inductive study, innovation in healthcare, enabling factors, Pertex
language
English
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8944860
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  abstract     = {Background: The more varied and new challenges that the healthcare sector faces every day, calls for modernization and reorganization. However, the healthcare sector is commonly understood to be slow to adapt to change. It is therefore important to understand and identify the enabling factors for the implementation of innovation, by giving voice to healthcare practitioners concerns, considering their competence and position in the organisation, and the fact that they are the ones to benefit greatly from change. 

Aims: We aim to investigate what are the enabling factors for sustainable innovation in healthcare, identified by healthcare professionals and if these differ across healthcare clinics. 

Methods: An inductive approach was used, in a non-contrived setting. A sample of 5 health professionals from Infektionskliniken in Region Skåne in Lund and Malmö and another 5 from Sankt Lars primary healthcare center in Lund was investigated. Data was collected by using a survey with an open-ended question. Answers were analyzed with a text-analysis tool, Pertex. By applying hierarchical cluster analysis to the binary matrix of Orientation/Agent (O/A) derived from the text structure, cluster trees were originated with root concepts that define the underlying intent of the text.

Results: Ten root concepts were originated from each of the participants, to describe their perceptions of what are important factors to consider for fostering innovation in healthcare. From these, the following factors were extracted: autonomy, trust, competence, accountability, efficient planning and routines, flexibility, motivation and engagement, management and leadership, tailored change, feedback, teamwork and cooperation, time management, flat organisation, prestige-less work environment, and adequate resources. We were also able to establish temporal connections between these factors based on a hierarchical association denoted from the analysis of the results, which showed the complexity of how the concepts seem to be interlinked.

Conclusion: Innovation in healthcare is a complex phenomenon, and requires the consideration of the factors at the individual level, taking each professional group into account. It is a complex web of factors that determine and characterize an enabling environment, which should help decrease resistance to innovation.},
  author       = {Berggren, Elin and Alves Dias, Joana},
  keyword      = {Inductive study,innovation in healthcare,enabling factors,Pertex},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {What are the key enabling factors for sustainable innovative environment in healthcare?},
  year         = {2018},
}