“Management is the process of working with people and resources to accomplish organizational goals” (Bateman & Snell, 2011). There are four functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. The organizing function of management refers to the ability to assemble and coordinate human, financial, physical, informational, and other resources needed to achieve goals (Bateman & Snell, 2011). Knowledge and human resources are directly related when speaking about the organizing function of management with an organization. Magellan Health Services
“Magellan Health Services is a specialty health care company that delivers innovative solutions in collaboration with health plans, corporations, and government agencies and their members nationwide” (Magellan Health Services, 2011). Magellan consists of several different companies that help them become a leader in the field: Magellan Medicaid Administration, Magellan Behavioral Health, NIA, and ICORE. Knowledge Management
Knowledge as is relates to the organizing function of management can be referred to as knowledge management. “Knowledge management is the collection of processes that govern the creation, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge” (Newman, 2002). By organizations employing individuals with adequate knowledge to perform the tasks assigned to them, the organization would be able to reach their end goals more efficiently. Magellan Health Services is comprised of several different companies as mentioned previously. • NIA provides medical imaging services.
• Magellan Medicaid Administration provides pharmacy benefit management services to states to reduce the overall cost to the client. • ICORE provides specialty pharmacy services such as medications for the treatment of cancer, multiple sclerosis, hemophilia, rheumatoid arthritis, growth hormone deficiency, hepatitis, and infertility....