Innovativeness is a term which has not been used in medical organizations until recently. It is connected with implementing new solutions, reform, improvement, inventiveness. It may concern all aspects and fields of activities, also in health care sector.
Nowadays contemporary hospitals cannot limit their interests to providing medical services, not taking into account their quality, health care or medical personnel organization. It is proved that the management of medical organizations is interdisciplinary domain where such disciplines as economics, costs, quality are entwined with technique and technology, law, knowledge management and IT. Each manager of a medical organization has to think about all these aspects simultaneously because all of them are equally important for hospital's existence.
They are presented as benchmark solutions implemented in France and a reader can learn about the analysis of costs of medical services, organizational changes personnel management, quality of medical services which exist in Polish hospitals or are recommended to be introduced.
The complex situation presents the need for introducing organizational, management, personnel innovations in health care sector, also it requires changes in financing and cost accounting systems. It is necessary to show a strong determination not only to break old stereotypes and habits but also to put health care units in the group of business entities whose activity provide profit for their owners. It is surprising that in Poland private health care units are regarded as reliable trading partners, good loanees and required associates in finances while public units are not in the group.