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The Embedded Health Management Academic: A Boundary Spanning Role for Enabling Knowledge Translation Comment on “CIHR Health System Impact Fellows: Reflections on ‘Driving Change’ Within the Health System”

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Eljiz, K and Greenfield, D and Taylor, R, The Embedded Health Management Academic: A Boundary Spanning Role for Enabling Knowledge Translation Comment on 'CIHR Health System Impact Fellows: Reflections on Driving Change' Within the Health System', International Journal of Health Policy and Management pp. 1-5. ISSN 2322-5939 (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2019.108

Abstract

Healthcare organisations are looking at strategies and activities to improve patient outcomes, beyond clinical interventions. Increasingly, health organisations are investing significant resources in leadership, management and team work training to optimise professional collaboration, shared decision-making and, by extension, high quality services. Embedded clinical academics are a norm in, and considered a strength of, healthcare organisations and universities. Their role contributes, formally and informally, to clinical teaching, knowledge sharing and research. An equivalent, but significantly less common role, addressing the management of healthcare organisations, is the embedded health management academic (EHMA). A stimulus encouraging this intertwined embedded academic role, in both clinical and managerial fields, is the demand for the translation of knowledge between academic and industry contexts. In this essay, we describe the EHMA role, its value, impact and potential for enabling healthcare organisation improvement. Focusing on the business of healthcare, the EHMA is a conduit between sectors, stakeholders and activities, enabling different organisations and experts to co-create, share and embed knowledge. The value and impact achieved is significant and ongoing, through the nurturing of an evidence-based management culture that promotes ongoing continuous improvement and research activities.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:boundary spanning, integrated knowledge translation, collaboration, healthcare organisational improvement
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Health Care Administration
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Evaluation of Health Outcomes
UTAS Author:Eljiz, K (Dr Kathy Eljiz)
UTAS Author:Greenfield, D (Professor David Greenfield)
UTAS Author:Taylor, R (Dr Robyn Taylor)
ID Code:137121
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:College Office - CBE
Deposited On:2020-02-03
Last Modified:2020-02-03
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