Managing the Myths of Health Care: Bridging the Separations between Care, Cure, Control, and Community

  • 6h 8m 51s
  • Henry Mintzberg
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2017

In this sure-to-be-controversial book, leading management thinker Henry Mintzberg turns his attention to reframing the management and organization of health care.

The problem is not management per se but a form of remote-control management detached from the operations yet determined to control them. It reorganizes relentlessly, measures like mad, promotes a heroic form of leadership, favors competition where the need is for cooperation, and pretends that the calling of health care should be managed like a business.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: Myth #1: We Have a System of Health Care
  • Chapter 2: Myth #2: The System of Health Care is Failing
  • Chapter 3: Myth #3: Health Care Institutions, Not to Mention the Whole System, Can be Fixed with More Heroic Leadership
  • Chapter 4: Myth #4: The Health Care System Can be Fixed with More Administrative Engineering
  • Chapter 5: Myth #5: The Health Care System Can be Fixed With More Categorizing and Commodifying to Facilitate More Calculating
  • Chapter 6: Myth #6: The Health Care System Can be Fixed With Increased Competition
  • Chapter 7: Myth #7: Health Care Organizations Can be Fixed by Managing Them More Like Businesses
  • Chapter 8: Myths #8 and #9: Overall, Health Care is Rightly Left to the Private Sector, for the Sake of Efficiency and Choice. Overall, Health Care is Rightly Controlled by the Public Sector, for the Sake of Equality and Economy
  • Chapter 9: Differentiating
  • Chapter 10: Separating
  • Chapter 11: Integrating
  • Chapter 12: Reframing Management: As Distributed Beyond The “Top”
  • Chapter 13: Reframing Strategy: As Venturing, not Planning
  • Chapter 14: Reframing Organization: As Collaboration Transcending Competition, Culture Transcending Control, Communityship Transcending Leadership
  • Chapter 15: Reframing the Practice of Managing: As Caring Before Curing
  • Chapter 16: Reframing Scale: As Human Beyond Economic
  • Chapter 17: Reframing Ownership: As Plural and Common Alongside Public and Private
  • Chapter 18: Reframing Health Care Overall: As a System Beyond its Parts