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Advances in Health Care Organization Theory


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Table of Contents

Figures and Tables vii

Acknowledgments ix

The Editors xi

The Contributors xiii

1 Introduction: Events, Themes, and Progress 1
Stephen S. Farnsworth Mick and Patrick D. Shay

2 A Primer of Organization Theories in Health Care 25
Stephen S. Farnsworth Mick and Patrick D. Shay

3 Finding Strength in Numbers: Bringing Theoretical Pluralism into the Analysis of Health Care Organizations 53
Jacqueline S. Zinn and S. Diane Brannon

4 Explaining Change in Institutionalized Practices: A Review and Road Map for Research 79
Thomas D'Aunno

5 Mechanisms for Culture Change in US Health Institutions and the Example of the Nursing Home Industry 99
Jane Banaszak-Holl and Rosalind E. Keith

6 Managing to Care: Design and Implementation of Patient-Centered Care Management Teams 125
Douglas R. Wholey, Xi Zhu, David Knoke, Pri Shah, and Katie M. White

7 Remember It Is a Workplace: Health Care Organizations as Sociological Artifacts 153
Timothy Hoff

8 Differentiated, Integrated, and Overlooked: Hospital-Based Clusters 179
Patrick D. Shay, Roice D. Luke, and Stephen S. Farnsworth Mick

9 Profound Change inMedical Technologies: Time to Reexamine the Technology-Structure Nexus in Health Care? 205
Mary L. Fennell, Steven B. Clauser, and Miriam Plavin-Masterman

10 Social Network Analysis and the Integration of Care: Theory and Method 229
Timothy R. Huerta and Roberto Dandi

11 Complexity and Health Care: Tools for Engagement 259
James W. Begun and Marcus Thygeson

12 Synthesis and Convergence: The Maturation of Organization Theory 283
Stephen S. Farnsworth Mick and Patrick D. Shay

References 297

Name Index 355

Subject Index 369

About the Author

STEPHEN S. FARNSWORTH MICK, P H D, is professor in the Department of Health Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University and affiliate professor at the Jean Moulin University Lyon 3, in Lyon, France. PATRICK D. SHAY, P H D, is assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Administration at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

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