How to be a health care manager with the right skills
Health care management courses can help you become an effective leader, but you need to have the right qualifications and experience to succeed, according to a new report.
Learn the skills you need for effective leadership, according a new study from McGill University.
1 of 1 McGill study: The right skills for effective health care management
The report, released Thursday by the health policy research group McMaster University, said that while some skills are easy to learn, others are more challenging.
The report includes the skills needed to manage complex systems, such as a system for patient care, and to communicate with colleagues.
But the report also points out that some people are able to apply the right techniques to a complex system, such that they can learn the skills that make a successful health care system work.
For example, some systems are able, when they need to, to provide services without the need for staff to be present.
But other systems can be able to do this if they are given the right support and support staff, said Dr. Sarah Ewing, a McMaster Health Policy researcher and associate professor in the School of Public Health and Public Health Administration.
“I think it’s important to acknowledge that some of these skills are harder to learn than others.
That’s not a knock against people who are more experienced in the fields of medicine and health care,” she said.
The study also found that some health care managers who are able and willing to work on a complex systems can have a much bigger impact on their organization than others, according in part to their experience, training and qualifications.
For instance, a manager with a background in health care administration and management may be able use a complex health care systems as a way to better serve their community, and this can have the desired impact, said Ewing.
“They are able [to] be part of the process,” she added.
“A manager who is an information systems specialist may be a good candidate to be the coordinator or the system administrator, which are the roles of health care teams, for example, in a community health center.”
The study was published in the Canadian Journal of Health Care Management.
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