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Asadi S, Dargahi H, Fallah Mehrabadi E, Heydari Dastjerdi N. The Relationship between Organizational Innovation and Creativity among the Staff of TUMS General Hospitals. payavard. 2018; 11 (5) :578-587
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-6406-en.html
1- Master of Science in Health Care Management, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Professor, Health Care Management Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Health Information Management Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , hdarghi@sina.tums.ac.ir
3- Master of Science in Geriatrics, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (219 Views)
Background and Aim: Creativity and innovation are considered among the most important factors that help an organization survive. Therefore, it seems necessary to examine the status of this important issue in healthcare organizations such as hospitals. The present study was conducted to determine the relationship between organizational innovation and creativity among the staff of teaching hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS).  
Materials and Methods: This descriptive-analytical and cross-sectional study was conducted on 285 staff members of TUMS selected teaching hospitals in 2015. To collect the required data, demographic data form, organizational creativity 
questionnaire and Martin Patchen’s innovation questionnaire were used. Data were analyzed in SPSS software version 21, using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA and Pearson correlation analysis at a less-than-0.05 significance level. 
Results: The organizational creativity rate for the studied staff showed an average of 2.99±0.80, assessed at middle and lower middle levels and the organizational innovation rate showed an average of 19.37±3.71, assessed as middle and upper middle. A statistically significant relationship was observed between organizational creativity and organizational innovation (p=0.02, r=0.20).
Conclusion: The results suggest that an increase in creativity leads to an increase in innovation. Therefore, to survive and maintain a competitive advantage to provide more desirable treatment services at a high quality, hospital managers are required to use their best effort and expenditure so that they can enhance innovation within their organizations.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
Received: 2018/02/18 | Accepted: 2018/02/18 | Published: 2018/02/18

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