Self-managing teams: a strategy for quality improvement

Journal Name: 
Top Health Inf Manage
Authors: 
Feifer,C.
Nocella,K.
DeArtola,I.
Rowden,S.
Morrison,S.
Abstract: 
Organizations are impacted by their environments, and health care settings are no different. Individuals charged with improving a practice are often impeded by environmental barriers, including incomplete information for decision making. One strategy to empower an organization for change is to form a self-managing team. This paper discusses the self-managing team concept and uses a case study to illustrate its application in primary care. Factors contributing to team success are presented as a guide, and a reminder--there is more to an effective team than gathering people in a room
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2003
Volume: 
24
Pages: 
21-28
Keywords: 
Academic Medical Centers, Ambulatory Care, Ambulatory Care Information Systems, California, decision, Decision Making, education, Efficiency,Organizational, Environment, factors, Family, Family Practice, Health, health care, Human, information, Institutional Management Teams, Interprofessional Relations, LA Net, Leadership, Medicine, Methods, organization & administration, Organizational Case Studies, Organizational Innovation, Organizations, primary care, Primary Health Care, quality, Quality Assurance,Health Care, quality improvement, Standards, success