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Roles of Managers in Academic Health Centers

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Title:Roles of Managers in Academic Health Centers
Strategies for the Managed Care Environment
Authors:Guo, Kristina L.
LC Subject Headings:Academic medical centers
Managed care plans (Medical care)
Date Issued:2002
Publisher:Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
Abstract:This article addresses survival strategies of academic health centers (AHCs) in responding to market pressures and government reforms. Using six case studies of AHCs, the study links strategic changes in structure and management to managerial role performance. Utilizing Mintzberg's classification of work roles, the roles of liaison, monitor, entrepreneur, and resource allocator were found to be used by top-level managers as they implement strategies to enhance the viability of their AHCs. Based on these new roles, the study recommends improving management practices through education and training as well as changing organizational culture to support management decision making and foster the continued growth of managers and their AHCs.
Pages/Duration:16 pages
Appears in Collections: Guo, Kristina L.

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