Leadership for Health Care In the Age of Learning
A Research Project and Dialogue
Michael Maccoby Ph.D., Director
Richard Margolies Ph.D.
Doug Wilson, Ph.D.
Barbara Lenkerd Ph.D.
The hypothesis of our research entitled Leadership for Health Care in the Age of Learning is
that the management of U.S. health care organizations must create learning organizations to improve quality and control costs. We have started with
physician-leaders in exploring with us what are the values, goals, and
organization that would inspire them, other health professionals, managers,
and patients? Now we are expanding the dialogue to other health care
professionals. We believe that managed care has brought a manufacturing
model, emphasizing economics, to health care, but we have seen in our
consulting work that this model is already in retreat in other industries.
What is the ideal health care system that grasps the creative potentials of
our era? What is the model of health? What are the emerging elements of a learning mode of production, and how can we nurture and enhance them? As part of
the research process, we are studying exemplary health care systems.
The Project received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to begin studying exemplary health care organizations in 1999 and 2000.
Full Project Description
1999 Report to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (html)
54 page Final Report to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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