AbstractHealth management consultancy has become an important source of innovation in management, a bridge between the academic environment, companies and opinion-makers in the field. The objective of this work is to identify the success factors of a consultancy mission within the health system, with the proposal of direct investigation of the hypothesis regarding the positive association between the success of consultancy missions and the consultant’s professional integrity. The survey was carried out during January and February 2017, in Bucharest health units, by applying questionnaires to 68 managers both in the public and private system. The analyzed parameters were: the consultant’s professional integrity, the consultant's competency, the relations with the consultant, the correct definition of the mission, available financial resources, term observance, and related costs. The information obtained was statistically processed using the SPSS system. The answer options to the items in the questionnaire allowed statistical correlations, verifying the survey hypothesis regarding the association between success and professional integrity. Any consultancy mission entails negotiation skills from the consultant, as well as an open attitude, listening and communications skills. The environment created by the manager can even further influence the change acceptance.
ARS Medica Tomitana – de Gruyter
Published: Aug 28, 2017