This paper aims to discuss a model for diffusion of innovation among the professionals of primary health-care centers in Finland. The authors answer partially to one of the important questions of the policymakers titled “How primary health-care centers can move toward systems that continuously improve their innovation?”.
A systematic-qualitative framework based on an action research is presented to assess dynamics of diffusion of innovation in the primary health-care centers in Finland.
The authors conceptualize the innovation systems of primary health-care systems by three different diagrams: subsystem diagram, policy structure diagram and causal loop diagram. The investigation reviews innovation process of Finnish professionals (staffs, nurses and doctors) in the frame of a systematic-qualitative analysis. The relationships and consequences of decisions and policies are discussed with a new way of thinking in the health-care sector studies.
The implemented systematic-qualitative research in this article is an innovative approach in the innovation studies of the health-care systems.
Aslani, A. and Naaranoja, M. (2015), "A systematic-qualitative research for diffusion of innovation in the primary healthcare centers", Journal of Modelling in Management, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 105-117. https://doi.org/10.1108/JM2-04-2013-0016
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