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Change Process - Healthcare

1. Discuss the most effective change process you have seen implemented. Why do you believe it was effective? What changes would you have made to make the change process even more effective?

2. Where does change originate? Does the point of origin have an effect on the degree of success of the change? If so, what are the respective effects?

3. How do you motivate employees, contractors, professional staff, and other stakeholders to get involved in the change process? Identify the applicable theory that supports your position.

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Let's take a closer look at these three questions, which you can consider for your final responses. I also attached an informative article on change theories for further reading, some of which this response is drawn.

RESPONSE:

1. Discuss the most effective change process you have seen implemented. Why do you believe it was effective? What changes would you have made to make the change process even more effective?

One preventive health and lifestyle enhancement initiatives initiative is worth mentioning and one for you to consider.
Carolinas healthcare System (CHS) introduced a wellness plan that will pay employees to enhance their health and fitness. It is unique and believed to be the first program of its kind nationally among large healthcare providers. Specifically, the employees will have options to save $200, $400 or $600 annually based on meeting up to 10 wellness criteria. The first incentive credits will be available in the company's 2010 health plan. It is the newest program in a large group of preventive health and lifestyle enhancement initiatives known collectively as LiveWELL Carolinas. It is a large initiative with more than 25,000 employee eligible for benefits, who are entitled to register for the program that is available at eight hospitals, two nursing homes and numerous physician practices in greater Charlotte. The program involves such things as employees qualifying for medical premium credits by engaging in such things ...

Solution Summary

By addressing the questions, this solutions addresses aspects of the chance process in healthcare. References and supplementary articles on change theories are provided.

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