Transdisciplinarity: What competencies do future healthcare managers need to succeed?
Author(s): Majid Al-Maqbali*
Educated primarily as clinical experts, healthcare managers frequently lack the core competencies of leaders. In this quantitative study, 18 Ministry of Health subject matter experts in the Middle East provided feedback about the importance and frequency of 37 healthcare manager competencies reported in the literature. Data were then used to determine the criticality of each competency. Staffing management, cross-cultural communication, technical excellence, building relationships and evidence-based practice received the highest individual criticality scores. The data also indicated healthcare leaders should use a transdisciplinary approach that leverages a strong clinical foundation while also developing multidisciplinary human resources (HR) competencies. Transdisciplinarity: What competencies do healthcare managers need to succeed? Functioning as catalysts for change, leaders often.. Read More»