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Industrial Energy Management Strategies: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Kaushik Bhattacharjee
January 26, 2018

The importance of energy management has grown in recent years due to the heightened awareness of the impact of energy use on the environment and its very real impact on a company’s bottom line. This book provides a detailed and knowledgeable reference for those engaged in the energy management...

Managing Project Competence: The Lemon and the Loop

Rolf Medina
January 25, 2018

For companies to be successful, the management of an organization needs to understand how competence evolves and how it can be utilized and linked to the organization’s goals. When executive managers understand this, there is a higher probability that the people working in the organization will be...

The Human Change Management Body of Knowledge (HCMBOK®), Third Edition

Vicente Goncalves, Carla Campos
January 24, 2018

"I am happy to recommend this work. I believe in the principles presented in it and identify with its context. Due to the lack of knowledge on the subject in the market, it is a topic that must be made known. The book should be in the library of all project and change managers."— Paul Dinsmore, PMI...

Management and Technological Challenges in the Digital Age

Pedro Novo Melo, Carolina Machado
January 22, 2018

Technological developments in recent years have been tremendous. The evolution is visible in companies through increasing technological equipment, computerized procedures, and management practices. One of the visible management practices is related to employees' management. Parallel to the concerns...

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...

A Holistic Approach to Lessons Learned: How Organizations Can Benefit from Their Own Knowledge

Moria Levy
January 10, 2018

The book presents a holistic approach to organization performance improvements by lessons learned management. Such an approach is required because specific methods, such as debriefing, task management or procedures updates, do not achieve actual improvements. The presented model spans the entire...

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...

Creating a Greater Whole: A Project Manager’s Guide to Becoming a Leader

Susan G. Schwartz
December 27, 2017

Creating a Greater Whole unlocks the not-so-secret secrets of what aspiring managers need to become strong leaders. This information-rich, easy to understand guide offers readers an immediate clear path to honing their leadership skills using the rigor and discipline of project management...

Theory of Constraints: Creative Problem Solving

Umesh P. Nagarkatte, Nancy Oley
December 21, 2017

This book was written to assist professionals and students to become proactive in their own education, improve thinking, resolve personal and interpersonal conflicts, improve pedagogy, manage departmental affairs and guide administrative decisions. The text captures the practical experience of the...

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