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New CRC Press Healthcare Improvement Book Wins HIMSS 2015 Book of the Year Award

Related Subjects: Healthcare, Business & Management, Information Technology, Medicine

December 10, 2015

CRC Press is pleased to announce that Organizational and Process Reengineering: Approaches for Health Care Transformation by Jean Ann Larson is the recipient of the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Book of the Year Award.

Recognizing outstanding contributions to HIMSS and the healthcare sector, HIMSS recently named its 2015 award recipients. Award winners are nominated in four award categories: industry service, HIMSS service, publications, and chapters.

“HIMSS is proud to honor individuals that have done an excellent job of contributing to our mission of improving health through the use of information technology,” said JoAnn W. Klinedinst, MEd, CPHIMS, PMP, DES, FHIMSS, vice president, professional development, HIMSS North America. “Congratulations to all of the award and scholarship recipients for their achievement and for the use of skills to improve health and healthcare through the use of IT.”

Organizational and Process Reengineering: Approaches for Health Care Transformation provides a practical, leader-led and team-based approach for reengineering organizations and transforming leaders and teams while creating new processes in the health care industry. The approach and mind-set outlined in the book allow, and even require, that all stakeholders come to the table. They do not require an engineering degree, expensive certifications, or the use of complicated processes or tools. They will not replace current improvement methods, but instead provide an organization-based framework to help readers leverage and enhance improvement efforts.

Imelda K. Butler, managing director of Century Management and co-founder of the Odyssey Consulting Institute in Dublin, Ireland, said, “Dr. Jean Ann Larson has captured the critical criteria essential to create and sustain total organization transformation by integrating the two strategic pillars of process and people. In Organizational and Process Reengineering, Jean Ann captures the keys to total success based on her unique and valuable insights along with her strategic and holistic perspectives to total health care transformation.”

Jean Ann Larson, FACHE, FHIMSS, DSHS, is the CEO and managing partner of Jean Ann Larson & Associates in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Larson has led organizational, professional, and business transformations for more than 25 years. She has served as an internal process engineer and consultant, change agent, vice president of clinical quality and safety, chief learning officer, and has founded an award-winning corporate university. She has also served as a senior executive of two large health care organizations.

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