This chapter reports on an action research case study of integrated obstetric care in the Netherlands. Efficient and patient-friendly patient flows through integrated care networks are of major societal importance. How to design and develop such interorganizational patient flows is still a nascent research area, especially when dealing with a large number (n>3) of stakeholders. We have shown that a modification of an existing method to support interorganizational collaboration by system dynamics-based group model building (GMB) (the Renga method, Akkermans, 2001) may be effective in achieving such collaboration.
|Title of host publication||Organization Development in Health Care|
|Subtitle of host publication||Conversations of Research and Strategies|
|Editors||J.A. Wolf, H. Hanson, M.J. Moir, L. Friedman, G.T. Savage|
|Place of Publication||Bengley|
|Number of pages||418|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Name||Advances in Health Care Management|