Inter-Organizational Network Performance: Hospitals and Diagnostics of Patients with Pacemakers

Marcin Lebowski , Adam Sulich


Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most common health and life threats in the human population. In the case of a patient with arrhythmias in the form of heart blocks, doctors implant a pacemaker. However, permanent electrostimulation is an important contraindication to many medical procedures - in particular, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The purpose of the article is to understand the mechanisms of cooperation in the field of magnetic resonance imaging between different elements of the inter-organizational network in the case of patients with pacemakers. The article presents the results of the author's survey among diagnostic units in Poland. Besides, the difficulties faced by patients with pacemakers are discussed, as well as the reasons for refusing magnetic resonance imaging procedures for these patients. The main finding of this paper is that there is no specified mechanism inter-organizational cooperation in any case which can be implemented in specific medical situations, although interactions between hospitals are extremely important nowadays.
Author Marcin Lebowski - University of Wrocław (UWr), Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (UAM)
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, Adam Sulich (BM / DoSaMM)
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- Department of Strategy and Management Methods
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Soliman Khalid S. (eds.): Education Excellence and Innovation Management: A 2025 Vision to Sustain Economic Development during Global Challenges, 2020, International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA), ISBN 9780999855141
Keywords in EnglishHospital Units’ Cooperation, Inter-Organizational Network, Network Performance
Languageen angielski
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UwagaThe project is financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland under the programme “Regional Initiative of Excellence” 2019 - 2022 project number 015/RID/2018/19 total funding amount 10 721 040,00 PLN.
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