Qualification: 
MBA, BSc

Vaishnavi is currently a second year full time PhD student at School of Business, Coimbatore. She holds her Bachelor of Science degree from Avinashilingam University and a Master of Business Administration from Bharathiar University. She is under the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham of Amma’s Fellowship. Her area of interest is operations management, with a specific focus on organizational change and sustainability in healthcare sector.

Currently, her research interest is in organizational readiness for change and analyzing organizational readiness level to implement Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and agility in healthcare sector. There is a wide range of literature on successful and failure implementation of LSS and agility. She is passionate to explore on implementation of LSS and agility to improving quality in healthcare sector. The examinations of readiness level will helps to understand the current level of the healthcare organization. Her interest is also in the exploration of literature of leagility for the betterment of healthcare sector.

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2020

Vaishnavi V. and Suresh, M., “Modelling of Readiness Factors for the Implementation of Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare Organizations”, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, 2020.

2019

Vaishnavi V., Dr. Suresh M., and Dutta, P., “Modelling the Readiness Factors for Agility in Healthcare Organization: an TISM Approach”, Benchmarking (ABDC - B Category), 2019.[Abstract]


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify and analyze the interactions among different readiness factors for implementing agility in healthcare organization. Total interpretive structural modeling (TISM) based readiness framework for agility has been developed to understand the mutual interactions among the factors and to identify the driving and dependence power of these factors. Design/methodology/approach: The identification of factors is done by TISM approach used for analyzing the mutual interactions between factors. Cross-impact matrix multiplication applied to classification analysis is utilized to find the driving and dependent factors of agile readiness in healthcare. Findings: This paper identifies 12 factors of readiness for change in literature review, which is followed by an expert interview to understand the interconnection of factors and to study interrelationships of factors. The study suggests that factors like environmental scanning, resource availability, innovativeness, cost effectiveness, organizational leadership, training and development are important for implementing/improving the readiness of agility in healthcare organizations. Research limitations/implications: This research focuses mainly on readiness factors for agility in healthcare sector. Practical implications: Top management must stress on readiness factors that have a strong driving power for efficient implementation of agility in healthcare. This study helps the managers to take quick decisions, and continuous monitoring of readiness factors would be more beneficial to improve the quality of service, which makes the organization more agile. Originality/value: In this research, TISM-based readiness for agile framework structural model has been proposed for healthcare organizations, which is a new effort for implementation of agility in healthcare. © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited.

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2019

Vaishnavi V., Dr. Suresh M., and Dutta, P., “A Study on the Influence of Factors Associated with Organizational Readiness for Change in Healthcare Organizations using TISM”, Benchmarking (ABDC - B Category), vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 1290-1313, 2019.[Abstract]


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify, analyze and develop a model to measure the interactions among different factors of organizational readiness for change in service sector specific to healthcare organization. The total interpretive structural modeling (TISM)-based readiness for change is to build a theoretical framework to understand the mutual interactions among the factors and to identify the driving and dependence power of these factors. Design/methodology/approach: TISM is used to identify factors that contribute to analyze the readiness state before starting a change implementation process in healthcare. Matrice d’Impacts croises-multiplication applique´ a classement analysis is used to find the driving and dependent factors of change in healthcare. Findings: This paper identified 12 factors of readiness for change from literature review followed by expert interview to understand the inner connection of factors and study inner relationships. The result says that state of affairs, recent trends in healthcare sector, technology advancement and interdependence among departments are key factors for readiness of change. Research limitations/implications: This research mainly focused on readiness factors for change in the healthcare sector. Practical implications: This study will be useful for researcher and practitioners to understand the readiness factors for change. Originality/value: In this research work, TISM-based readiness for the change framework structural model has been proposed for healthcare organizations which is a new effort in the area of organizational change management in this sector. © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited.

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