Monitoring Viability and Sustainability in Healthcare Organizations
AbstractThe paper aims to advocate the incorporating of the sustainability perspective into the management control system of healthcare organizations. The study is based on two main premises: (1) the evolution of business models towards a wide perspective of the sustainability approach; (2) the evolution of control systems in healthcare organizations towards a control-based approach to monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of the service targeted primarily to cut costs and expenses. Our methodology is developed at theoretical and conceptual level starting from: (1) a literature review on the issue, highlighting main trends and gaps and (2) the adoption of the Viable Systems Approach (VSA) as a conceptual framework oriented to integrate a wide variety of stakeholder perspectives and interests into the business model. Our findings lead us to introduce the Systems Viability Monitoring Model for Sustainability as a potential reference framework to build healthcare management control systems in which the notion of ‘systems viability,’ as defined by VSA, becomes a bridging concept by means of which the sustainability perspective can be incorporated into the management control system of healthcare organizations. View Full-Text
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Saviano, M.; Bassano, C.; Piciocchi, P.; Di Nauta, P.; Lettieri, M. Monitoring Viability and Sustainability in Healthcare Organizations. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3548.
Saviano M, Bassano C, Piciocchi P, Di Nauta P, Lettieri M. Monitoring Viability and Sustainability in Healthcare Organizations. Sustainability. 2018; 10(10):3548.Chicago/Turabian Style
Saviano, Marialuisa; Bassano, Clara; Piciocchi, Paolo; Di Nauta, Primiano; Lettieri, Mattia. 2018. "Monitoring Viability and Sustainability in Healthcare Organizations." Sustainability 10, no. 10: 3548.
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