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NURS 6241 Strategic Planning in Health Care Organizations: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

NURS 6241 Required Course Readings

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Balicer, R. D., Shadmi, E., Lieberman, N., Greenberg-Dotan, S., Goldfracht, M., Jana, L., . . . Jacobson, O. (2011). Reducing health disparities: Strategy planning and implementation in Israel's largest health care organization. Health Services Research, 46(4), 1281–1299.

Blatstein, I. M. (2012). Strategic planning: Predicting or shaping the future?. Organization Development Journal, 30(2), 31–38.

Cady, S. H., Wheeler, J. V., DeWolf, J., & Brodke, M. (2011). Mission, vision, and values: What do they say? Organization Development Journal, 29(1), 63–78.

Cara, C. M., Nyberg, J. J., & Brousseau, S. (2011). Fostering the coexistence of caring philosophy and economics in today’s health care system. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 35(1), 6–14.

Carney, M. (2009). Enhancing the nurses’ role in healthcare delivery through strategic management: Recognizing its importance or not? Journal of Nursing Management, 17(6), 707–717. 

Desmidt, S., Prinzie, A., & Decramer, A. (2011). Looking for the value of mission statements: A meta-analysis of 20 years of research. Management Decision, 49(3), 468–483.

Fairholm, M. R., & Card, M. (2009). Perspectives of strategic thinking: From controlling chaos to embracing it. Journal of Management and Organization, 15(1), 17–30.

Galunic, C., & Hermreck, I. (2012). How to help employees ‘get’ strategy. Harvard Business Review, 90(12), 24.

Gerrish, K., McDonnell, A., Nolan, M., Guillaume, L., Kirshbaum, M., & Tod, A. (2011). The role of advanced practice nurses in knowledge brokering as a means of promoting evidence-based practice among clinical nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(9), 2004–2014.

Ghazinoory, S., Abdi, M., & Azadegan-Mehr, M. (2011). SWOT methodology: A state-of-the-art review for the past, a framework for the future. Journal of Business Economics & Management, 12(1), 24–48.

‚ÄčHarmon, R. B., Fontaine, D., Plews-Ogan, M., & Williams, A. (2012). Achieving transformational change: Using appreciative inquiry for strategic planning in a school of nursing. Journal of Professional Nursing, 28(2), 119–124.

Hirota, S., Kubo, K., Miyajima, H., Hong, P., & Won Park, Y. (2010). Corporate mission, corporate policies and business outcomes: Evidence from Japan. Management Decision, 48(7), 1134–1153.

Holden, D. J., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2009). Evaluation planning here and now. In D. J. Holden & M. A. Zimmerman (Eds.), A practical guide to program evaluation planning: Theory and case examples.

Houston, K, T., Bradham, T. S., Muñoz, K. F., & Guignard, G. H. (2011). Newborn hearing screening: An analysis of current practices. Volta Review, 111(2), 109–120.

Kenny, G. (2012). From the stakeholder viewpoint: Designing measurable objectives. Journal of Business Strategy, 33(6), 40–46.

King, D. L., Case, C. J., & Premo, K. M. (2012). An international mission statement comparison: United States, France, Germany, Japan, and China. Academy of Strategic Management Journal, 11(2), 93–119.

Kollberg, B., & Elg, M. (2011). The practice of the balanced scorecard in health care services. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 60(5), 427–445.

Lafley, A. G., Martin, R. L., Rivkin, J. W., & Siggelkow, N. (2012). Bringing science to the art of strategy: Leaders rarely succeed in marrying empirical vigor and creative thinking. Here’s how they could do better. Harvard Business Review, 90(9), 56–66.

Lazarus, I. R. (2011). What will it take? Exploiting trends in strategic planning to prepare for reform. Journal of Healthcare Management, 56(2), 89–93.

Lorenzi, N. M. (2011). AMIA’s realigned strategic plan. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, 18(2), 203–208.

Lupi, S., Verzola, A., Carandina, G., Salani, M., Antonioli, P., & Gregorio, P. (2011). Multidimensional evaluation of performance with experimental application of balanced scorecard: A two year experience. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, 9(1), 7.

McMurray, A., Chaboyer W., Wallis, M., & Fetherston, C. (2010). Implementing bedside handover: Strategies for change management. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(17/18), 2580–2589. 

Montgomery, C. A. (2012). How strategists lead. McKinsey Quarterly, (3), 67–73.

Murphy-Hoefer, R., Andrade, M. S., Maines, D. E., & Martin, M. (2011). Stakeholder input in establishing an evaluation plan for tobacco counter-marketing campaigns. American Journal of Health Education, 42(2), 66–73.

Nelson, W. A., & Gardent, P. B. (2011). Organizational values statements. Healthcare Executive, 26(2), 56–59.

Nesse, R. E., Kutcher, G., Wood, D., & Rummans, T. (2010). Framing change for high-value healthcare systems. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 32(1), 23–28.

Niles, N. J. (2010). A case study in strategic financial planning in health service organizations. Journal of Business Case Studies, 6(5), 23–29.

Paul, J., Charles, T., & Davis, S. (2011). Plan for success. An effective planning cycle can reap big rewards. Marketing Health Services, 31(4), 13–15.

Peled, R., & Schenirer, J. (2009). Healthcare strategic planning as part of national and regional development in the Israeli Galilee: A case study of the planning process. Health Information Management Journal, 38(3), 43–50.

Pudlowski, E. M. (2011). Defining the road ahead: Thinking strategically in the new era of health care reform. Benefits Quarterly, 27(1), 34–41.

Schaffner, J. (2009). Roadmap for success: The 10-step nursing strategic plan. Journal of Nursing Administration, 39(4), 152–155.

Sridharan, S., & Nakaima, A. (2011). Ten steps to making evaluation matter. Evaluation and Program Planning, 34(2), 135–146.

Strubhar, A. J. (2011). The application of an environmental scanning and strategic planning framework in an academic department of physical therapy. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 25(3), 53–59.

Urbanski, J., Baskel, M., & Martelli, M. (2011). Strategic planning—A plan for excellence for South Haven Health System. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 35(3), 227–234.

Ursell, F. (2011). Care home funding: What to expect and what to do. Nursing & Residential Care, 13(2), 94–96.

Weiss, R. (2010). The forecast for health care. Marketing Health Services, 30(3), 7.

White, K. R., & Blaiser, K. M. (2011). Strategic planning to improve EHDI programs. Volta Review, 111(2), 83–108.

Other Readings

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