E pluribus unum: Using group model building with many interdependent organizations to create integrated health-care networks

A.J.H.M. Pieters, H.A. Akkermans, A. Franx

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganization Development in Health Care
Subtitle of host publicationConversations of Research and Strategies
EditorsJ.A. Wolf, H. Hanson, M.J. Moir, L. Friedman, G.T. Savage
Place of PublicationBengley
PublisherEmerald Publishing
Pages321-344
Number of pages418
ISBN (Print)9780857247094
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameAdvances in Health Care Management
Number10

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