November 19th, 2021, MRU doctoral student Daiva Grikšienė sucessfully defended her PhD dissertation, "Modeling of Change Management in Lithuanian Outpatient Health Care Clinics." Defense took place remotely online via Zoom platform.
Prof. Vainius Smalskys (Mykolas Romeris University, Social sciences, Management, S 003), 2018–2021;
Prof. Alvydas Raipa (Mykolas Romeris University, Social sciences, Management, S 003), 2017–2018.
Managing change in the public sector today is a crucial part of the new public governance structures, so ensuring the realization of innovative governance change requires integrated public governance, understood as a factor in the various forms and practices necessary for successful implementation of change. The expectations and challenges of health care managers in implementing change in outpatient health care facilities confirm the need for change management implementation measures. Change management processes, failures and their management tools are insufficiently analyzed, there is a lack of research on change management process at different stages of change implementation. The dissertation is intended to find out what change management process is suitable for Lithuanian outpatient personal health care institutions. The comparative analysis of change management models allowed to identify different stages of the change management process and to form an optimal change management model for Lithuanian outpatient personal health care institutions. The developed methodological tool for change management in outpatient health care institutions creates preconditions for preliminary assessment of dimensions and applicability possibilities by modeling changes in the institutions of the health care system of the Republic of Lithuania, improving, streamlining and implementing change management processes.