Thursday, 16 June 2016

C.A.U.S.E Methodology for Healthcare Organization Change Management by @pankajguptadr

Please note: The Author of this article is Dr. Pankaj Gupta. The article was first published on Dr. Gupta's blog.


For Boot-Strapping Healthcare Organisation Change Management, I follow my proprietary CAUSE Methodology for managing change in people, process and technology. This has emerged out of our collective experience of managing change in healthcare organisations.


Consciousness of need to change: The people must be informed by the Head of the organization again and again until they are very clear in their mind about why the change in needed. There is no over communication for this. Treat the organization like an anxious child about to undergo a surgery and will need a lot of reassurance.
Aspiration to support change: The organization must Aspire to support the changes. Since the organization is going through a transition this is an opportunity for the organization to redefine itself across the organization. The Aspiration must come from within not without.
Understanding how to change: Once the organisation is conscious of the need to change and they aspire for the change from within then they are ready to be trained. Before this stage any trainings will be futile. Now train the team on new processes and technology extensively, again and again till it becomes second nature to them. Keep Checking for gaps in knowledge between expected and achieved.
Strength to over come hurdles and implement change: It is important to realize that processes will break and problems will happen when such a major implementation is done. Trick is to recognize the problem areas before it is too late to avoid big failures. Top management should be ready to cope up with the hurdle and internal resistance and not buckle down under pressure.
Ecosystem to support, sustain and adopt change: Lot of support is required in terms of hand holding and training till the change gets adopted by the users and is irreversibly embedded into the ecosystem. Unless you support the change till it becomes an ecosystem the change will not last. It will swing back to zero as an elastic and throw the organization into chaos.

Dr. Pankaj Gupta's experience spans Organization change management, Business transformation, Clinical transformation, Knowledge management, Transition management, eHealth Consulting, mHealth Consulting, Chronic Disease Management, Solution design, Implementations. Due to his background and experience he is interested in Healthcare Operations, Pharma, R&D Labs, Medical Devices, IoT, SMAC, next generation technology platforms for Digital Hospitals.

CAUSE Methodology is an outcome of having done organization change management over and over again. Dr. Pankaj Gupta has successfully applied this framework to many healthcare organisations in terms of IT, Process, Quality and Management changes.
Please note: The Author of this article is Dr. Pankaj Gupta. The article was first published on Dr. Gupta's blog.
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Article By: Dr. Pankaj Gupta
Digital Health Influencer & SMAC / IoT Speaker | Healthcare Business Executive, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at ProMed Network AG | Managing Partner at TAURUS GLOCAL CONSULTING | Director at Taurus Globalsourcing Inc.
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