Title: Innovation management using logical framework in hospital-based healthcare units

Authors: Seetharaman Hariharan, Deryk Chen, Prasanta K. Dey

Addresses: Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Trinidad, West Indies. ' Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Trinidad, West Indies. ' Senior Lecturer, Aston Business School, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK

Abstract: Innovation is part and parcel of any service in today|s environment, so as to remain competitive. Quality improvement in healthcare services is a complex, multi-dimensional task. This study proposes innovation management in healthcare services using a logical framework. A problem tree and an objective tree are developed to identify and mitigate issues and concerns. A logical framework is formulated to develop a plan for implementation and monitoring strategies, potentially creating an environment for continuous quality improvement in a specific unit. We recommend logical framework as a valuable model for innovation management in healthcare services.

Keywords: healthcare management; innovation management; intensive care units; logical framework; operating rooms; quality improvement; continuous improvement.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2006.009224

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2006 Vol.3 No.3, pp.299 - 314

Published online: 10 Mar 2006 *

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