Hospital organisations are currently experiencing significant challenges that have encouraged a move towards a value-based approach to health care. However, such a transition requires understanding the underlying competencies required to enable such a focus. This paper aims to undertake a systematic review of the available literature on managerial competencies in hospitals and considers these in a value-based health-care context.
A systematic literature review was conducted to identify research studies that describe the characteristics of management competence in hospital environments.
Categories and sub-categories of management competence in hospitals were identified and considered in a value-based health-care context.
The systematic literature review identifies a need for further research regarding managerial competencies of managers of hospitals. Competencies for managing in a value-based health-care model also require deeper investigation.
The categories of management competence provide guidance to organisations transitioning towards value-based health care in terms of identifying and developing management competencies. Hospitals should consider the development of a competency model that includes broader categories of competencies than purely clinical or professional competencies.
This study builds upon and advances previous reviews of management competence in hospitals, and the competency categories presented can be used as a basis to identify management competency requirements in hospitals.
Walsh, A., Harrington, D. and Hines, P. (2020), "Are hospital managers ready for value-based healthcare? A review of the management competence literature", International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 28 No. 1, pp. 49-65. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-01-2019-1639Download as .RIS
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