Beyond Heroes shows the reader, step by step, how ThedaCare teams developed the system, using the stories of its doctors, nurses and administrators to illustrate. The book explores each of the eight essential components of the lean system, from front-line problem solving with the scientific method to daily team huddles and creating standard work for leaders all the way to the top of an organization. Finally, the author introduces four executives from healthcare systems across North America who have implemented ThedaCare’s system and share the lessons they learned along the way.
Beyond Heroes is not just a call to action or an argument for a better healthcare system. It is a necessary roadmap through the rocky terrain ahead, one that healthcare leaders can customize to their special needs.
This indispensable guide is the next best thing to having a real-life PA mentor at your side. Based on the author's hard-won insights and extensive research as a student and professional PA, the book defines the PA's role; reveals the secrets for getting into and through a PA training program; and provides valuable tips for students to use during their clinical rotations. Above all, through the author's down-to-earth tone and use of personal vignettes, it offers encouragement when you need it most--and lays the foundation for a fulfilling career centered on optimizing patient outcomes.
The Ultimate Guide to the Physician Assistant Profession begins with an instructive look at the history of the profession, and subsequent chapters highlight exactly what it takes to excel in PA school; how to transition effectively from school to work; strategies for optimizing collaboration between physicians and PAs; and much more. Supporting this practical coverage are "Day in the Life" vignettes that feature engaging, hour-by-hour accounts of PAs at work across a range of unique settings and specialties, from administration and forensics, to family practice and cardiac critical care.
FEATURES:Firsthand accounts written by 6 student PAs and 39 practicing PAs relate their personal experiences in a broad range of clinical specialties, delivering an engaging, real-world snapshot of the demands and opportunities of the PA profession In-depth chapter on effectively managing the transition from school to work covers central topics such as financial planning, the job search, what to include in your first job contract, meeting the expectations of supervising physicians, and much more Valuable appendices provide key information on physician assistant schools, physician assistant affiliations, plus a valuable glossary of important, commonly used medical terminology
This is an excellent tool for anyone preparing to take the national licensing exam or a current licensed administrator needing a good review.” Score: 93, 4 Stars
-- Doody’s Medical Reviews for the Sixth Edition
The seventh edition of this classic review guide for nursing home administration licensure is revised and updated to reflect new information as recently mandated for the federally required national exam. It is based on the same format as the actual exam and provides an easy-to-use, effective way to review essential concepts and practice test-taking skills.
The seventh edition reflects all changes to the new exam and includes over 600 test questions with answer keys, full-length rationales, and new content specific to the NAB exam. With core information on management, governance, and leadership; finance and business; environment; resident and patient care; and human resources--plus savvy test-taking strategies--it includes everything you need for exam success.
New to the Seventh Edition:
New questions and answers reflecting all updates and revisions
New laws and federal regulations
Impacts of the ACA on long-term care
2015 Federal Requirements for Electronic Health Records
New RAI (Resident Assessment Instrument)
New Quality Indicators
New Lifestyle Safety Code Inspection Processes
New ICDM-10 International Classification of Diseases-Modified
New topics including transportation options, customer care, data security, social media, contractual agreements, information management and technology, and much, much more
600+ questions with answer key and extensive rationales
Core information on management, governance, and leadership; finance and business; environment; nursing: resident/patient care; and human resources
Test-taking strategies for success
Dr. Dennis Han is an ophthalmologist specializing in diseases of the retina at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Memorial Hospital; Aneesh Suneja is an engineer and lean consultant who worked with Dr. Han to transform his practice. With the help of Suneja, Han’s patients experienced an 85% reduction in non-value added wait times, and a corresponding 97% “top box” rating on patient satisfaction surveys (“strongly agree to recommend this doctor’s office to others”). Financially, his practice saw a 25% year-over-year increase in relative value units (RVU) production and a 41% increase in payments due to increased physician availability.
If you are a physician, clinic manager, administrator, technician, or provider of health services in a clinic setting, you can use the guidelines described in this book to effect a transformation as well.
Careers in health administration continue to grow despite an overall downturn in the economy. This is a field that offers tremendous job opportunities across the spectrum of healthcare delivery and payment organizations. 101 Careers in Healthcare Management is the only comprehensive guide to careers in health administration, ranging from entry-level management positions to the most senior executive opportunities. The guide clearly explains the responsibilities and duties of each of these careers and how they differ from other management jobs. It describes the integral role of healthcare administrators in creating and sustaining the systems that allow healthcare clinicians to do their best work.
The book covers educational requirements, opportunities, traditional and nontraditional career pathways, and helps students assess whether they are temperamentally and intellectually suited to a career in healthcare management.Based on the most current data from the U.S. Department of Labor and professional societies in healthcare management, the guide describes careers in 14 different healthcare and related settings. These include long-term care, physician practices, commercial insurance, consulting firms, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information technology, and biotechnology. Additionally, the book offers numerous interviews with health administrators, from those in entry-level positions to CEOs, to more vividly portray potential careers.Key Features:Presents the only comprehensive guide to all major employment opportunities in health administrationWritten in clear, jargon-free textAuthored by two senior and highly respected leaders in health administration educationIncludes interviews with many different healthcare administrators at various types of organizations
Fully revised throughout, the fifth edition has expanded its coverage of topics that are challenging both the patient and the carer's understanding of health and illness: poverty and inequality of healthcare, genetics, biotechnology, the internet and health, chronic diseases, drug-resistant infections, changes in nutrition and body image, medical care of migrants, medical technology, global pandemics such as AIDS and malaria, drug and alcohol dependence, and patients' 'languages of distress', a complex topic central to the doctor-patient relationship.
In today's world of increasing cultural, religious and ethnic diversity of populations, Culture, Health and Illness is essential reading for students of medicine, nursing, psychiatry, public health, health education, international health and medical anthropology, across the globe.
Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award!
Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience takes you on the journey of of Virginia Mason Medical Center's pursuit of the perfect patient experience through the application of lean principles, tools, and methodology. The results speak for themselves, including: An innovative patient safety alert system Reduction in professional liability insurance expenses Foundational changes that make it possible for nurses to spend 90% of their time with patients A computerized module that sorts through electronic medical charts and automatically identifies when disease management and preventative testing due
Over the last several years Virginia Mason has become internationally known for its journey towards perfection by applying the Toyota Production System to healthcare. The book takes readers step by step through Virginia Mason's journey as it seeks to provide perfection to its customer – the patient. This book shows you how you use this system to transform your own organization.
Change agents from Seattle Children’s Hospital, Jefferson Healthcare, and The Everett Clinic in Washington; Memorial Care in California; and Minnesota Children’s Hospital and Clinics all make contributions to this book. Each one tells of challenges overcome through continuous improvement. Providing both example and inspiration, these organizations stand as proof that effective mindful change is feasible. Their stories of hard-gained progress is for healthcare professionals who have the willingness to look critically at their work and the tenacity to find better, less wasteful ways to deliver safe, high-quality care.
Seattle Children’s Hospital will change your mind about what’s possible.
Joan Wellman and her colleagues provide examples of dramatic performance improvements. Using their practical examples, you can be on your way to becoming a leader who transforms your organization, empowers your team, adds value, and saves lives.—Ken Graham, CEO, El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California
... Pat Hagan and his colleagues tell a compelling story of change at an enormously prestigious institution .... It is a story of humility and the courage to go outside of healthcare to learn. ... while 10 years ago, lean in healthcare was interesting, today it is essential.—J. Michael Rona, Rona Consulting Group
Joan Wellman and co-authors Pat Hagan and Howard Jeffries are true pioneers in the lean healthcare world. Their book... puts lean into the right context for healthcare leaders and change agents. ...Engaging and well-written, I recommend it highly.
—Mark Graban, author of Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction
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Medical Billing and Coding Demystified clearly explains the practices used by medical offices, hospitals, and healthcare facilities to encode medical services in order to receive payment from government agencies and insurance companies. Like other entries in this bestselling series, this self-teaching guide uses a building-block approach that allows readers to learn at their own pace and test themselves along the way. No previous medical or accounting training or experience is necessary to benefit from Medical Billing and Coding Demystified, and the book can be used as a classroom textbook or as a complement to larger texts.This new edition offers detailed coverage of the sweeping revisions that have taken place in healthcare law, including the transition from ICD9 to ICD10 coding and the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Acts. It also includes an important overview of medical billing software. Includes valuable learning aids such as end-of-chapter quizzes, a final exam, and key points Different from similar books on the market in that it explains basic medical concepts enabling the reader to actually understand the procedures and tests they are billing and coding for
This substantially expanded third edition has been fully updated in relation to the current literature and revised to reflect the explosion of research on healthcare communication. It incorporates considerable evidence in support of the skills of the Calgary-Cambridge Guides, offering a comprehensive and now even more evidence-based delineation of the skills that make a difference when communicating with patients. The book explores the specific skills of doctor-patient communication and provides wide-ranging evidence of the improvement that those skills can make to health outcomes and everyday clinical practice. It is unique in providing a secure platform of core skills which represent the foundations of doctor-patient communication.
This updated edition of a Shingo Research Award recipient begins with an overview of Lean methods. It explains how Lean practices can help reduce various frustrations for caregivers, prevent delays and harm for patients, and improve the long-term health of your organization.
The second edition of this book presented new material on identifying waste, A3 problem solving, engaging employees in continuous improvement, and strategy deployment. This third edition adds new sections on structured Lean problem solving methods (including Toyota Kata), Lean Design, and other topics. Additional examples, case studies, and explanations are also included throughout the book.
Mark Graban is also the co-author, with Joe Swartz, of the book Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Frontline Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements, which is also a Shingo Research Award recipient. Mark and Joe also wrote The Executive’s Guide to Healthcare Kaizen.
Running a profitable business takes more than just being a great doctor. Start Your Own Medical Practice provides you with the knowledge to be both a great doctor and a successful business owner.
Whether you are looking to open a single practice office or wanting to go into partnership with other colleagues, picking the right location, hiring the right support staff and taking care of all the finances are not easy tasks. With help from Start Your Own Medical Practice, you can be sure you are making the best decisions for success.
Don't let a wrong choice slow down your progress. Find advice to:
--Create a Business Plan
--Manage the Office
--Bill Your Patients
--Market Your Practice
--Build a Patient Base
--Prevent Malpractice Suits
--Keep an Eye on the Goal
With checklists, sample letters and doctor's office forms, Start Your Own Medical Practice teaches you all the things they didn't in medical school and gives you the confidence to go out and do it on your own.
"Since there are few books available on this topic that are this comprehensive and well-organized, this book should be of value to anyone interested in the topic of assisted living facilities in the U.S." Score: 98, 5 stars.óDoodyís Medical Reviews
"This book is much needed. It offers a practical approach to key issues in the management of an assisted living facility... It is especially pleasing to see the long needed collaboration between nursing, social services, and education that is reflected by the training of the authors. This book is an important milestone for the field of aging and assisted living administration."
From the Foreword byRobert Newcomer, PhD,
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of California-San Francisco
Assisted Living Administration and Management contains all the essentials for students new to the field, as well as nuanced information for professionals looking to fine-tune their skills. This comprehensive resource provides deeper insights to address the ever-changing world of the assisted living community, containing effective best practices and model programs in elder care. The authors provide the necessary tools and tips to maximize the overall health, safety, and comfort of residents.
This landmark reference, for assisted living and senior housing administrators as well as graduate students, contains the most practical guidelines for operating assisted living facilities. It offers advice on hiring and training staff, architecture and space management, and more. This multidisciplinary book is conveniently organized to cover the most crucial aspects of management, including organization; human resources; business and finance; environment; and resident care.Key Features: Highlights the most effective practices and model programs in elder care that are currently used by facilities throughout the United States Contains useful details on business and financial management, including guidelines for marketing, legal issues and terms, and public policy issues Includes chapters on environmental management, with information on accessibility, physical plant maintenance, and disaster preparedness Emphasizes the importance of holistic, resident care management, by examining the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging Enables students to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information on how to operate assisted living facilities
Guide to Surviving CGCAHPS & HCAHPS by Trina E. Dorrah, MD, MPH. As
patients demand more from their healthcare providers, publicly reported,
standardized patient satisfaction surveys are now the norm.
Despite the importance of these surveys, medical education often
does not teach healthcare providers how to improve patient satisfaction and
succeed with CGCAHPS and HCAHPS. That is, until now.
With Dr. Dorrah’s step-by-step instructional guide, healthcare
providers will learn the fundamentals of patient satisfaction, including
CGCAHPS and HCAHPS survey basics, and overall tips for succeeding on patient
physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and students alike will quickly
learn how to improve their patients’ satisfaction with Dr. Dorrah’s essential
Physician’s Guide to Surviving CGCAHPS & HCAHPS.
Part of the Lean Tools for Healthcare series, this user-friendly book is designed to improve understanding of the just-in-time (JIT) system that is fundamental to providing lean healthcare services and eliminating waste from healthcare processes. The book covers why JIT is important for healthcare by explaining how it enables a healthcare organization to efficiently and reliably produce the quality services its patients require—when they need them, where they need them, and in the amount they need.
This book also -
Addresses the basic concepts of just-in-time in healthcare, including flow, pull, and kanban systems
Describes the principles and benefits of process flow layouts versus operations-based layouts
Reviews the importance of standard work as the foundation for continuous improvement
Outlines support techniques for just-in-time such as 5S, visual management techniques, quick setup, mistake proofing, and the essential concepts of lean management
Includes real-world healthcare examples.
Presented in practical terms, this fundamental book shows how lean principles and tools connect in a just-in-time system. It is ideally suited for both individual and group learning.
Cases on Healthcare Information Technology for Patient Care Management highlights the importance of understanding the potential challenges and lessons learned from past technology implementations. This comprehensive collection of case studies aims to help improve the understanding of the process as well as challenges faced and lessons learned through implementation of health information technologies.
Kaizen is a powerful approach for creating a continuously learning and continuously improving organizations. A Kaizen culture leads to everyday actions that improve patient care and create better workplaces, while improving the organization’s long-term bottom line. The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen is the perfect introduction to executives and leaders who want to create and support this culture of continuous improvement.
The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen is an introduction to kaizen principles and an overview of the leadership behaviors and mindsets required to create a kaizen culture or a culture of continuous improvement. The book is specifically written for busy C-level executives, vice presidents, directors, and managers who need to understand the power of this methodology.
The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen shares real and practical examples and stories from leading healthcare organizations, including Franciscan St. Francis Health System, located in Indiana. Franciscan St. Francis’ employees and physicians have implemented and documented 4,000 Kaizen improvements each of the last three years, resulting in millions of dollars in hard savings and softer benefits for patients and staff.
Chapters cover topics such as the need for Kaizen, different types of Kaizen (including Rapid Improvement Events and daily Kaizen), creating a Kaizen culture, practical methods for facilitating Kaizen improvements, the role of senior leaders and other leaders in Kaizen, and creating an organization-wide Kaizen program.
The book contains a new introduction by Gary Kaplan, MD, CEO of Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, which was named "Hospital of the Decade" in 2012.
The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen is a companion book to the larger book Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements (2012). Healthcare Kaizen is a longer, more complete "how to" guide that includes over 200 full color images, including over 100 real kaizen examples from various health systems around the world. Healthcare Kaizen was named a recipient of the prestigious Shingo Professional Publication and Research Award. Check out what the experts at the Franciscan St. Francis Health System have to say about Healthcare Kaizen.
Providing easy-to-follow guidance for deploying Lean and TPS in healthcare, The Power of Ideas to Transform Healthcare focuses on what needs to be done and who needs to do it. It explains that the new "currency" for 2015 and beyond will be ideas—ideas brought out in projects, problem solving, and especially in "Huddles." The most significant concept in this book is not huddles. Instead it’s who builds the systems around them and why. Supplies the understanding required to build a Lean management system in any industry Explains how to align staff around common goals and cascade and translate those goals using Hoshin Kanri Demonstrates how daily Lean can reduce the cost of healthcare
The authors share hundreds of pictures, forms, tools, and tips. Describing how to engage all staff and draw out their ideas in daily huddles, the book offers ways that staff can try out their ideas without spending too much time away from their work.
Although the book focuses on healthcare, the management systems described, along with the lessons learned and best practices, will work in almost any industry.
Excel, a widely available computer program for students and managers, is also an effective teaching and learning tool for quantitative analyses in health services management courses. Its powerful computational ability and graphical functions make learning statistics much easier than in years past. Excel 2010 for Health Services Management Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems capitalizes on these improvements by teaching students and managers how to apply Excel to statistical techniques necessary in their courses and work.
Each chapter explains statistical formulas and directs the reader to use Excel commands to solve specific, easy-to-understand health services management problems. Practice problems are provided at the end of each chapter with their solutions in an Appendix. Separately, there is a full Practice Test (with answers in an Appendix) that allows readers to test what they have learned.
"Dr. Braunstein has done a wonderful job of exploring a number of key trends in technology in the context of the transformations that are occurring in our health care system" -- Bob Greenes
"This insightful book is a perfect primer for technologists entering the health tech field." -- Deb Estrin
"This book should be read by everyone." -- David Kibbe
This book provides care providers and other non-technical readers with a broad, practical overview of the changing US healthcare system and the contemporary health informatics systems and tools that are increasingly critical to its new financial and clinical care paradigms. US healthcare delivery is dramatically transforming and informatics is at the center of the changes. Increasingly care providers must be skilled users of informatics tools to meet federal mandates and succeed under value-based contracts that demand higher quality and increased patient satisfaction but at lower cost. Yet, most have little formal training in these systems and technologies.
Providers face system selection issues with little unbiased and insightful information to guide them. Patient engagement to promote wellness, prevention and improved outcomes is a requirement of Meaningful Use Stage 2 and is increasingly supported by mobile devices, apps, sensors and other technologies. Care providers need to provide guidance and advice to their patients and know how to incorporated as they generate into their care. The one-patient-at-a-time care model is being rapidly supplemented by new team-, population- and public health-based models of care. As digital data becomes ubiquitous, medicine is changing as research based on that data reveals new methods for earlier diagnosis, improved treatment and disease management and prevention.
This book is clearly written, up-to-date and uses real world examples extensively to explain the tools and technologies and illustrate their practical role and potential impact on providers, patients, researchers, and society as a whole.
Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery focuses on cloud technologies that could affect quality in the healthcare field. Leading experts in this area offer their knowledge and contribute to the demystification of healthcare in the Cloud. This publication will prove to be a useful tool for undergraduate and graduate students of healthcare quality and management, healthcare managers, and industry professionals.
Healthcare organizations are under increasing pressure to improve on all fronts. This can be achieved, but only by changing the very way we look at care. No longer can we look at care just from the organization or provider’s perspective; we must start with the end in mind – the patient. Compelling case studies, discussed throughout this book, demonstrate that modifying processes and workflows using Lean methodologies lead to substantial improvements. These changes must be undertaken in a clear, consistent, and methodical manner. When implementing an EHR based on existing workflows and sometimes antiquated processes, organizations struggle to sustain improvements.
Many organizations have deployed an EHR and now face optimization challenges, including the decision to move to a new EHR vendor. The financial implications of upgrading, optimizing or replacing an EHR system are significant and laden with risk. Choose the wrong vendor, the wrong system, or the wrong approach and you may struggle under the weight of that decision for decades. Organizations that successfully leverage the convergence of needs – patients demanding better care, providers needing more efficient workflows and organizations desiring better financials – will survive and thrive.
This book ties together current healthcare challenges with proven Lean methodologies to provide a clear, concise roadmap to help organizations drive real improvements in the selection, implementation, and on-going management of their EHR systems. Improving patient care, improving the provider experience and reducing organizational costs are the next frontier in the use of EHRs and this book provides a roadmap to that desired future state.
A follow-up to Healthcare Informatics: Improving Efficiency and Productivity, this latest book includes new content that examines the evolution of Big Data and how it is revolutionizing the healthcare industry. It presents strategies for achieving national goals for the meaningful use of health information technology and includes sound project management principles and case illustrations for technology roll-out, such as Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE) for optimal utilization.
The book describes how to enhance process efficiency by linking technologies, data, and analytics with strategic initiatives to achieve success. It explains how to leverage data resources with analytics to enhance decision support for care providers through in-depth descriptions of the array of analytic methods that are used to create actionable information, including Business Intelligence, Six Sigma, Data, and Text Mining.
Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of health care management and administration, nursing, and public health, the text addresses all complex core issues surrounding our health care system and health policy, such as the challenges to health care delivery, the organization and politics of care, and comparative health systems. Organized in a readable and accessible format, contributors provide an in-depth and objective appraisal of why and how we organize health care the way we do, the enormous impact of health-related behaviors on the structure, function, and cost of the health care delivery system, and other emerging and recurrent issues in health policy, healthcare management, and public health. The 12th edition features the contributions of such luminaries as former editor Anthony R. Kovner, Michael K. Gusmano, Carolyn M. Clancy, Marc N. Gourevitch, Joanne Spetz, James Morone, Karen DeSalvo, and Christy Harris Lemak, among others. Chapters include audio chapter summaries with discussion of newsworthy topics, learning objectives, discussion questions, case exercises, and new charts and tables with concrete health care data. Included for instructors are an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, Syllabus, Test Bank, Image Bank, Supplemental e-chapter on a Visual Overview of Health Care Delivery, access to an annual ACA update and health policy changes, extra cases and syllabi specifically for nurses, and a transition guide bridging the 11th and 12th editions.
Key Features:Three completely revised chapters on the politics of health care, vulnerable populations, and health information technologyChapter authors with expertise in Health Administration and Management, Public Health, Health Policy, Medical Care and NursingExpanded coverage on population health and population health management, health equity, influences of social determinants on health behavior and outcomes, health education planning, health workforce challenges, national and regional quality improvement initiatives and moreRevised e-Chapters providing a Visual Overview of Health Care Delivery with image bank and Springer Publishing’s annual ACA updateAudio podcasts provide summaries for each chapter and provide real-world context of topics featured in the newsNew Appendix on Overview of U.S. Public Health AgenciesAccess to fully searchable eBook, including extra e-chapters and student ancillaries on Springer ConnectFull Instructor Packet including Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, PowerPoint slides, Image Bank, Case Exercises for Nursing Instructors
In Incurable Me, a maverick physician brings transparency to some of medicine’s most closely guarded secrets. As he establishes a link between commerce and medical research, K. P. Stoller also explains how to treat some of the most worrisome diseases and conditions afflicting humans today—including Lyme disease, brain trauma, dementia, and autism.
Dr. Stoller maintains that the best evidence in medical research is not incorporated into clinical practice unless the medical cartel has the potential to make large amounts of money promoting it. Stoller takes his provocative argument a step further, maintaining that if specific research conflicts with a powerful entity’s financial interests, the likely result will be an effort to suppress or distort the results. Stoller cites numerous examples, including corporate influence on GMO labeling and public health.
Stoller also explores how “revolving-door-employment” between the Centers for Disease Control and large pharmaceutical companies can affect research results—and ultimately our health. Written in straightforward, accessible language, Incurable Me is a must-read for anyone interested in the state of modern medicine.
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD
President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
"Leaders of population/public health programs and organizations face many complex challenges. The authors of this book introduce key strategies for meeting these challenges. Their approach is creative and foundational, addressing both the art and the science of leading in public health."
Stephen W. Wyatt, DMD, MPH
Professor and Dean, University of Kentucky College of Public Health President, Council on Education for Public Health
"If we are to remove barriers to better health gain, not just health care, we need more of our public health leaders in the US and in the other 199 countries of the world to read this text. As the US struggles to balance its resource investments for health, we need leaders that understand and practice the insights captured in this valuable book. Knowledge, practices, power and smart strategy can be mined from the pages. You should begin that mining process now."
James A. Rice, PhD
Director, Global USAID Health Leadership Project for Leadership, Management and Governance
Leading Public Health is intended to equip current and aspiring public health leaders with the knowledge and competencies they need to mobilize people, organizations, and communities to successfully tackle tough public health challenges. Designed specifically for graduate students and practitioners of public health, the book highlights the aspects of leadership unique to this field. Building on several existing competency-based models, the book focuses on preparing public health professionals to invigorate bold(er) pursuit of population health, engage diverse others in public health initiatives, effectively wield power, prepare for surprise in public health work, and drive for execution and continuous improvement in public health programs and organizations. It is based on research from leadership theory and practice and combines the viewpoint of a prominent scholar with that of a seasoned practitioner.
Based on the premise that public health as a field is undervalued in health policy and practice, the book addresses the need for more informed and proactive public health leadership and describes the values, traits, and knowledge that undergird such leadership. At its heart are detailed examinations of 25 specific competencies required for effective public health leadership. Written in accessible and engaging language, the book includes 19 case studies and multiple examples from public health practice to demonstrate the successful application of leadership competencies. With an eye to the future, the book also includes content on emerging public health challenges, complexity science, innovation, resilience, quality improvement, and leading during unexpected events.Key Features: Empowers public health students and practitioners with leadership knowledge and competenciesExamines 25 specific competencies required for effective public health leadershipCombines the expertise of an academic and a practicing health care leaderProvides abundant case examples from public health practicePresents leadership development as a lifelong process
This book provides EHR designers, developers, implementers, users, and policymakers with the requisite historical context, clinical informatics knowledge, and real-world, practical guidance to enable them to utilize the SAFER Guides to proactively assess the safety and effectiveness of their electronic health records EHR implementations.
The first five chapters are designed to provide readers with the conceptual knowledge required to understand why and how the guides were developed. The next nine chapters focus on the underlying informatics concepts, key research activities, and methods used to develop each of the guides. Each of these chapters concludes with a copy of the guide itself. The final chapter provides a vision for the future and the work required to ensure that future generations of EHRs are designed, developed, implemented, and used to improve the overall safety of the EHR-enabled healthcare system.
Taken together, the information provided in this book should help any organization, whether large or small, implement its EHR program and improve the safety and effectiveness of its existing EHR-enabled healthcare systems.
This volume will be extremely valuable to small, ambulatory physician practices and larger outpatient settings as well as for hospitals and professors and instructors charged with teaching safe and effective implementation and use of EHRs. It will also be highly useful for health information technology professionals responsible for maintaining a safe and effective EHR and for clinical and administrative staff working in EHR-enabled healthcare systems.
The book details novel techniques for acquiring, handling, retrieving, and making best use of healthcare data. It analyzes recent developments in healthcare computing and discusses emerging technologies that can help improve the health and well-being of patients.
Written by prominent researchers and experts working in the healthcare domain, the book sheds light on many of the computational challenges in the field of medical informatics. Each chapter in the book is structured as a "survey-style" article discussing the prominent research issues and the advances made on that research topic. The book is divided into three major categories: Healthcare Data Sources and Basic Analytics - details the various healthcare data sources and analytical techniques used in the processing and analysis of such data Advanced Data Analytics for Healthcare - covers advanced analytical methods, including clinical prediction models, temporal pattern mining methods, and visual analytics Applications and Practical Systems for Healthcare - covers the applications of data analytics to pervasive healthcare, fraud detection, and drug discovery along with systems for medical imaging and decision support
Computer scientists are usually not trained in domain-specific medical concepts, whereas medical practitioners and researchers have limited exposure to the data analytics area. The contents of this book will help to bring together these diverse communities by carefully and comprehensively discussing the most relevant contributions from each domain.
-Marcia Flesner, PhD, RN, MHCA
University of Missouri-Columbia
From Doody's Review
Nursing homes are now the most highly regulated environments in the United States, in the service of maximizing the quality of each residentís life. This user-friendly guide has been updated to provide all of the requisite information needed by nursing home staff to prepare for a visit from federal surveyors. It provides the most current federal guidelines and the procedures used by federal surveyors in certifying facilities for participation in Medicare and Medicaid funding. It describes every aspect and service of a nursing home that is subject to inspection and includes the nearly 20% of new requirements established during the past three years, with an emphasis on the new Minimum Data Set 3.0.
The guide not only presents federal requirements and explanatory guidelines but also explains how to best interpret these guidelines so nursing home staff can be optimally prepared for a survey visit. It reflects changes in regulations regarding end-of-life care, nasogastric tube regulations, and rights to establish advance directives. The guide also provides information straight from CMS's Internet-Only Manual.
New Features of Eighth Edition:Describes how to best use the updated manual Focuses on Minimum Data Set 3.0 Explains clearly how to interpret the new requirements, 20% of which have been updated Presents new quality measures Includes new CMS forms Reflects changes in regulations regarding end-of-life care, nasogastric tube regulations, and rights to establish advance directives
This innovative text offers a thorough foundation in operations management, supply chain management,?and the strategic implementation of programs, techniques, and tools for reducing costs and improving quality in health care organizations. The authors incorporate the features and functions of Microsoft Excel where appropriate in their coverage of supply chain strategy, process design and analysis of health care operations, managing health care operations quality, and planning and controlling health care operations.
Health Care Operations and Supply Chain Management offers real-world examples to illustrate the most current concepts and techniques such as value stream mapping and Six Sigma. In addition, the authors clearly demonstrate how operations and process improvement relate to contemporary health care trends such as evidence-based medicine and pay-for-performance.
Health Care Operations and Supply Chain Management contains:Leading edge concepts and techniques Real-life data and actual examples from health care settings to underscore the main concepts in the text Instruction in the use of Microsoft Excel for health care operations and supply side management
The book's numerous screen shots and detailed instructions guide the student through the use of Microsoft Excel's many functions and features.
In providing a broad overview of pathology practice management, each chapter employs a didactic framework, including one or more scenarios to illustrate challenges encountered by the writers. This case-based approach facilitates interactive learning and will thus be particularly useful to pathology training programs.
Whatever your stage in the field—from resident to senior pathologist, including those in leadership roles—Pathology Practice Management: A Case-Based Guide is essential reading.