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Expanding the Boundaries of Healthcare Human Resources Planning

Expanding the Boundaries of Healthcare Human Resources Planning
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Author(s): Christopher L. Pate (St. Philip's College, USA), Nancy M. Leahy (St. Philip's College, USA) and Leonard Leos (St. Philip's College, USA)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 20
Source title: Human Resources in Healthcare, Health Informatics and Healthcare Systems
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Stéfane M. Kabene (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, France)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-885-2.ch001

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Abstract

Human resources are central to healthcare services, yet leveraging these resources to meet strategic operations and operational outcomes can present challenges to leaders and human resources professionals because of the complex and dynamic nature of healthcare delivery. Although the traditional roles of human resources management are necessary in supporting an organization in meeting its goals, economic, strategic, and cultural considerations are becoming increasingly important to human resources management and workforce planning in healthcare settings. This chapter presents several features of these different lenses to assist human resources managers in developing a holistic view of human resources planning in health care.

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