A Research Paradigm for Studying the Updating Process

Anat Raskin Segal,
Prof. Gad Rabinowitz,
Prof. Avi Porath
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This study is an ongoing study conducted as part of the Israeli primary healthcare measurement system program. The program has initiated as a voluntary joined effort of the four Israeli HMOs (2001 – 2003) with an academic multidisciplinary research team (Industrial engineering, organizational behavior and medicine), and evolved to a national project (2004). It has produced a census based national measures for the years 2001 – 2004 and published them to the public.

The objective of this study is to better understand the organizational decision making process in the dynamic evolution of measurement systems. Previous articles emphasize the importance, costs, inherent research difficulties and the lack of studies dealing with the issue of updating measurements. We propose a paradigm for studying this process as a participative action research, which integrates both quantitative and qualitative methods. The main results are: a conceptual framework for the measurement updating process, a research paradigm, a web based supporting tool for analyzing this process as well as the data itself

Keywords: Updating Process, National Measurement System, Primary Healthcare, Quality Measurement, Decision Making Process
Stream: Psychology, Cognitive Science and the Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Management, Research Methodologies, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Anat Raskin Segal

Doctoral Student, Israeli National Health Measurements Research and Program coordinator, Industrial Engineering and Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer Sheva, Israel

Prof. Gad Rabinowitz

Prof Associate, Head of the Department, IEM Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Prof. Avi Porath

MD, Prof Associate, Health Faculty, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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