Business & Management

Healthcare Process Improvement

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Performance Improvement in Hospitals and Health Systems: Managing Analytics and Quality in Healthcare, 2nd Edition

James R. Langabeer II
February 20, 2018

Healthcare Organizations offer significant opportunities for change and improvement in their overall performance. Hospitals and clinics are generally large, complex, and inefficient, and need serious development in process workflow and management systems, which will ultimately lead to better...

The Logics of Healthcare: The Professional’s Guide to Health Systems Science

Paul Lillrank
January 22, 2018

Most of the current literature on healthcare operations management is focused on importing principles and methods from manufacturing. The evidence of success is scattered and nowhere near what has been achieved in other industries. This book develops the idea that the logic of production, and...

The Lean Electronic Health Record: A Journey toward Optimized Care

Ronald G. Bercaw, Kurt A. Knoth, Susan T. Snedaker, MBA, CISM, CPHIMS, C
January 11, 2018

The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a reflection of the way your organization conducts business. If you’re looking to make lasting improvements in the delivery of care, you must start with looking at the system from your patient’s perspective to understand what is of value and what is simply...

Essentials of Management for Healthcare Professionals

Hari Singh
January 10, 2018

Medical care is an industry and private providers and hospitals are the major service providers. They operate on business principles. Hospitals are getting highly specialized and complex. The diagnostics and therapeutics are technology intensive. Private establishments have to compete with one...

Courageous Leadership: The Missing Link to Creating a Lean Culture of Excellence

Sumeet Kumar
January 03, 2018

Courageous Leadership: The Missing Link to Creating a Lean Culture of Excellence is one of the firsts of its kind to wade through the confusion among leaders on selecting the type of change approach that will get the best results in their organization. It educates the senior executive leaders and...

VA’s Lean Healthcare Transformation: Innovating the Veteran Patient Experience

Kathryn Trauth Taylor, PhD, Robin R. Hemphill, MD, MHP, Heather Woodward-Hagg, PhD
December 31, 2017

This book provides insight into the initial deployment of a Lean Management System across VA, the nation's largest healthcare system. The book presents the origins of VA's Lean Enterprise Transformation (LET) in its 156 medical centers. The authors detail the clinical and administrative outcomes of...

MoneyBall Medicine: Thriving in the New Data-Driven Healthcare Market

Harry Glorikian, Malorye Allison Branca
November 16, 2017

How can a smartwatch help patients with diabetes manage their disease? Why can’t patients find out prices for surgeries and other procedures before they happen? How can researchers speed up the decade-long process of drug development? How will "Precision Medicine" impact patient care outside of...

Planning and Designing Healthcare Facilities: A Lean, Innovative, and Evidence-Based Approach

Vijai Kumar Singh, Paul Lillrank
October 31, 2017

The planning and design of healthcare facilities has evolved over the previous decades from "function follows design" to "design follows function." Facilities stressed the functions of healthcare providers but patient experience was not fully considered. The design process has now crucially evolved...

mHealth Multidisciplinary Verticals

Sasan Adibi
October 27, 2017

An in-depth overview of the emerging concept; Mobile Health (mHealth), mHealth Multidisciplinary Verticals links applications and technologies to key market and vendor players. It also highlights interdependencies and synergies between various stakeholders which drive the research forces behind...

Big Book of Emergency Department Psychiatry: A Guide to Patient Centered Operational Improvement

Yener Balan, Karen Murrell, Christopher Bryant Lentz
September 19, 2017

This book focuses on the operational and clinical strategies needed to improve care of Emergency Psychiatric patients. Boarding of psychiatric patients in ED’s is recognized as a national crisis. The American College of Emergency Physicians identified strategies to decrease boarding of psychiatric...

The Project Manager’s Guide to Health Information Technology Implementation, 2nd Edition

Susan M. Houston
August 21, 2017

This book focuses on providing information on project management specific for software implementations within the healthcare industry. It can be used as a beginners’ guide as well as a reference for current project managers who might be new to software implementations. Utilizing the Project...

Health Systems Improvement Across the Globe: Success Stories from 60 Countries

Jeffrey Braithwaite, Russell Mannion, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Paul Shekelle, Stuart Whittaker, Samir Al-Adawi
August 03, 2017

Following on from 2015’s Healthcare Reform, Quality and Safety: Perspectives, Participants, Partnerships and Prospects in 30 Countries, this book encompasses a global perspective on healthcare while shifting the focus from reform to showcasing success stories of healthcare systems worldwide. It...