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"This crystal-clear book offers to any who will listen invaluable, detailed guidance on how and why to move toward a true culture of excellence in hospital care. It isn't easy, but, as their results show, it's a journey well worth taking."—Donald M. Berwick, MD, president and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement The Baptist Health Care Journey to Excellence presents tested principles and best practices to help improve your corporate culture and customer satisfaction, which will lead to loyalty, stability, sustained productivity, and profitability in your own organization. Order your copy today!
Public Health Policy
Author: Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Public Health Policy: Issues, Theories, and Advocacy offers students an engaging and innovative introduction to public health policy: its purpose, how it is originated, and how it is implemented. The book describes the underlying theories and frameworks as well as practical analytical tools needed for effective advocacy and communication. Drawing on the multidisciplinary nature of public health, the book uses concepts and examples from epidemiology, law, economics, political science, and ethics to examine the policymaking process, explain positions pro or con, and develop materials for various audiences to further a public health policy intervention. In addition, Public Health Policy shows how policymaking is a complex and integrated top-down and bottoms-up process that embraces a myriad of public and private stakeholders. Written by a highly experienced health policy researcher and teacher, the book is rich in resources that will enhance teaching and learning. Each chapter begins with an overview of the chapter, including core terms and concepts, and includes illustrative examples of how the highlighted component (law, ethics, economics, politics, epidemiology, and medicine) intersects with public health. Discussion questions at the end of every chapter, along with an interview from an expert from each of the component fields, give real-world perspectives on how that particular subject relates to the overall topic. The book also contains 13 case studies that illustrate the framework discussed in the first part of the book, and show how the different components link to create, sustain, evaluate, or obstruct the development of public health policy. Also included are primers on two essential policy tools: how to write research policy briefs, and how to craft effective letters to an editor, including examples of both drawn from the author's publications in journals and newspapers.
Difficult decisions are part of everyday life for any manager, and the decisions that arise in healthcare are far too important to be made based on poor information and gut feeling. An evidence-based approach to management ensures that healthcare leaders ask the right questions, use the best evidence available, and make better decisions in carrying out their mission. Evidence-Based Management in Healthcare: Principles, Cases, and Perspectives explains what evidence-based management is, how it can guide decision making, and how it can lead the way to improved organizational performance. This updated edition provides a thorough overview and in-depth discussion of evidence-based management, a series of new and expanded case studies and examples, and interviews with notable figures in the field. Key topics include the following: the definition of and rationale for evidence-based management; the four main types of evidence; the six steps of implementation; acquiring the best available evidence; barriers to evidence-based management and how to overcome them; perspectives from stakeholders.
Health Care USA
Author: Harry A. Sultz, Kristina M. Young
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Health Sciences & Professions
Folland, Goodman, and Stano's bestselling The Economics of Health and Health Care text offers the market-leading overview of all aspects of Health Economics, teaching through core economic themes, rather than concepts unique to the health care economy. The Eighth Edition of this key textbook has been revised and updated throughout, and reflects changes since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition to its revised treatment of health insurance, the text also introduces the key literature on social capital as it applies to individual and public health, as well as looking at public health initiatives relating to population health and economic equity, and comparing numerous policies across Western countries, China, and the developing world. It provides up-to-date discussions on current issues, as well as a comprehensive bibliography with over 1,100 references. Extra material and teaching resources are now also available through the brand new companion website, which provides full sets of discussion questions, exercises, presentation slides, and a test bank. This book demonstrates the multiplicity of ways in which economists analyze the health care system, and is suitable for courses in Health Economics, Health Policy/Systems, or Public Health, taken by health services students or practitioners.
Textbook on organizational theory and practice as applied to clinical laboratory management.
Author: Sanjaya Kumar, David B. Nash
Essentials of Health Care Finance
Author: William O. Cleverley, James O. Cleverley, Paula H. Song
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Essentials of Health Care Finance stands firmly in its place as the leading textbook on healthcare finance. No other text so completely blends the best of current finance theory with the tools needed in day-to-day practice. Useful for all course levels as well as a professional reference, this text offers a comprehensive introduction to the field. The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the current economic environment in the healthcare industry, with thoughtful descriptions and ‘real-world’ examples. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
Value Based Health Care
Author: Yosef D. Dlugacz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Value-Based Health Care Linking Finance and Quality Yosef D. Dlugacz Value-Based Health Care? Value-Based Health Care?concisely explains the mandate to successfully link health care quality and finance and describes the tools to implement strategies for organizational success. Yosef Dlugacz provides many illustrative real-world examples of process and outcomes of the value-based approach, taken from a wide range of health care settings. Perfect for students preparing to enter health care management or for practicing health care leaders and professionals, this book is a vital guide to approaches that ensure the health of patients and health care organizations alike. Praise for Value-Based Health Care "Value-Based Health Care provides leaders and quality experts with the much needed roadmap for linking cost and quality. This book will help your organization thrive in today's ultra-competitive environment." —Patrice L. Spath, health care quality specialist and author of Leading Your Health Care Organization to Excellence and Error Reduction in Health Care: A Systems Approach to Improving Patient Safety "Yosef Dlugacz provides an essential overview of how staff, administrators, and clinicians can create not just a culture but a gestalt of quality health care delivery. . . .given the national debate over access, cost, and quality, the book could not be more timely." —Theodore J. Joyce, PhD, professor of economics and finance, academic director of the Baruch/Mt. Sinai MBA Program in Health Care Administration, and research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research "Dr. Dlugacz's?case studies and action plans provide great insights and workable solutions to provide safe and effective patient care. It is a welcome resource as we sit on the?advent of health reform." —Kathy Ciccone, executive director, Quality Institute of the Healthcare Association of New York State
The Nation's Health
Author: Leiyu Shi, Douglas A. Singh
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Summary: • Presents a comprehensive overarching framework to portray the determinants of the nation’s health and organize the major components of the Book. Then, under each major component, we present a more detailed framework capturing the essential elements of that particular component of the overarching framework. This would be an important new addition to the Book and will make better sense to the readers when approaching the reading materials. • The book cross-links to Delivering Healthcare in the US and Essentials of the US Health Care System books so that the readings presented in this Book would also become background and supplemental readings of the two other textbooks. • In front of each major component, a summary section highlights the major issues and challenges related to that component and provides a summary of the representative articles to follow. This helps readers clearly grasp the essential elements related to that component and understand the main objectives of each of the selected readings for that component. • The Book will include both classic readings and new readings published within the last five years. • New features: Introduces articles on healthcare delivery and interventions to address health determinants and improve population health from other countries in the world. Readers will benefit from learning from other countries in both healthcare delivery and health determinants interventions. Other positive features of the Book include: • Limited use of tables and figures to allow readers to grasp the essence of the chapter without too much distraction • The book can be used either stand-alone as a textbook or a secondary reader to a health care related course Courses will be found in: Schools of Public Health Department of Health Administration and Policy School of Nursing School of Medicine Allied Health Competitive Features: Timely / current Concise and easy-to-follow Well-organized Focusing on essentials of U.S. health care delivery Include lessons and experiences from foreign countries Inexpensive Qualifying Questions: a) Do your students have limited knowledge of U.S. health care? – The book includes overviews and collection of articles that provide an introduction to the most essentials components of U.S. health care delivery at layman’s terms. b) Is current information important in your teaching? – The book provides relevantly current articles on important components of U.S. health care delivery. Its relatively short-length facilitates quick updates from year to year. c) Is coherence important to you and your students? – The book uses a comprehensive framework to organize the parts and chapters. Its limited use of tables and figures does not cause too much a ‘slow-down’.