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Advances in Health Care Organization Theory, 2nd Edition
Faculty Authored Books
  • Stephen S. Farnsworth Mick
  • Patrick D Shay, Trinity University
Advances in Health Care Organization Theory, 2nd Edition, introduces students in health administration to the fields of organization theory and organizational behavior and their application to the management of health care organizations. The book explores the major health care developments over the past decade and demonstrates the contribution of organization theory to a deeper understanding of the changes in the delivery system, including the historic passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Taking both a micro and macro view, editors Stephen S. Mick and Patrick D. Shay, collaborate with a roster of contributing experts to compile a comprehensive volume that covers the latest in organization theory. Topics include: Institutional and neo-institutional theory Patient-centered practices and organizational culture change Design and implementation of patient-centered care management teams Hospital-based clusters as new organizational structures Application of social network theory to health care
Publication Date
  • medical care,
  • health facilities,
  • United States,
  • health planning,
  • organization,
  • administration,
  • community networks
Table of Contents

Introduction : events, themes, and progress / Stephen S. Farnsworth Mick and Patrick D. Shay -- A primer of organizational theories in health care / Stephen S. Farnsworth Mick and Patrick D. Shay -- Finding strength in numbers : bringing theoretical pluralism into the analysis of health care organizations / Jacqueline S. Zinn and S. Diane Brannon -- Explaining change in institutionalized practices : a review and roadmap for research / Thomas D'Aunno -- Culture change in U.S. health institutions and the example of the nursing home industry / Jane Banaszak-Holl and Rosalind Keith -- Managing to care : design and implementation of patient-centered care management teams / Douglas R. Wholey, Xi Zhu, David Knoke, Pri Shah, and Katie M. White -- Remember it is a workplace : health care organizations as sociological artifacts / Timothy Hoff -- Differentiated, integrated, and overlooked : hospital-based clusters / Patrick D. Shay, Roice D. Luke, and Stephen S. Farnsworth Mick -- Profound change in medical technologies : time to re-examine the technology-structure nexus in health care? / Mary L. Fennell, Steven B. Clauser, and Miriam Plavin-Masterman -- Social network analysis and the integration of care : theory and method / Timothy R. Huerta and Roberto Dandi -- Complexity and health care : tools for engagement / James W. Begun and Marcus Thygeson -- Synthesis and convergence : the maturation of organization theory / Stephen S. Farnsworth Mick and Patrick D. Shay.

Citation Information
Mick, S. S. F., & Shay, P. D. (Eds.). (2014). Advances in health care organization theory (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.