I was raised up in a simple village; no satellite channels, no digital learnings, no mobile phones – and I used to think life will always be that linear and easy. I grew up a little more and started to see the benefit of the technological appliances and luxuries that my parents used to bring and install at home. The ‘linear’ perspective started to look ‘exponential’ and beautiful. I grew up more, joined university and started to learn that such exponential changes could also be abrupt and disruptive. I have experienced this when I joined the nursing taskforce at the Ministry of Health in Oman. Over those service years, I have seen how major technological and socio-economic advancements such an instrumental positive impact on the way had we approached things and delivered services. I now realize that, indeed, change and paradigm shifts are the only (and good) constant in life.
Being a passionate and caring nurse, I became interested to see what could be the new archetypes of transformational in the healthcare system? And how the delivery taskforce would, and more importantly, should play in this journey?
I started to spearhead – in collaboration with UEF Subject Matter Experts – a research project that focuses on healthcare promotion, delivery efficiency, and volume-to-value transitions. This research project aspires to develop greater understanding on three main buckets: (1) capacity for renewal, (2) quality of execution, and (3) sustainability.
- Capacity for renewal. This determines the effectiveness of an organization at understanding, interacting with, adapting to, and shaping its situation to external environments.
- Quality of execution. This determines the level of excellence in executing the organization strategy and delivering the services from a core competency perspective.
- Sustainability. This determines the compelling integration between the organization culture and working climate.
This research work has started to yield instrumental outcomes that will improve the operational effectiveness within healthcare institutions and attain better collaboration for prevention and wellness.
Looking backward, I am grateful to whom am I and to where am I now. Looking forward, I am confident that the future is as exciting and I aspire to connect with you to exchange perspectives and leverage opportunities.
Fatma Al-Jabri, MSc, RN, PhD Candidate
Department of Nursing Science, University of Eastern Finland
P.O. Box 1627, 70211 Kuopio, Finland