Pharmacy Management Overview

Transformational leadership = organizational leadership.  Heterogeneous leadership.  Generate excitement in 3 ways: charisma, give individualized attention, intellectually stimulating Transactional leadership = managers as supervisors who use legitimate, reward power to give commands. Homogenous leadership.  Not exciting, empowering or inspiring Sources of Power: Power = potential ability to influence the behavior of others Legitimate power (aka … Continue reading

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)

Distinguishing factors of HMO’s: Relationship exclusivity Risk bearing (by the physician) Financial relationship Doctors must be cost conscious Network of providers HMO = no out of network services (providers) are covered Staff model Think Kaiser Doctors are employees of the HMO Group model Plan contracts exclusively with one group of providers Network model Nonexclusive Many … Continue reading

Influencing Behaviors Through Managed Care

Examples of health promotion initiatives:   gym membership discounts, healthy meals plans, employee newsletters, smoking cessation programs Utilization Review (UR)-  review of the services delivered by a health care provider to evaluate the appropriateness, need, and quality of the prescribed services. Guards against unacceptable variation (not necessarily creative methods) in medical or pharmacy practice and … Continue reading