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The Journey Never Ends: Technology's Role in Helping Perfect Health Care Outcomes

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David Garets, Claire McCarthy Garets
March 8, 2016

If your health care organization is typical, you were successful in getting your electronic medical record (EMR) system installed on time and within budget. You declared victory and collected some money from meaningful use. But very quickly, you realized you were not getting the expected return on y...

Glaser on Health Care IT: Perspectives from the Decade that Defined Health Care Information Technology

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John P. Glaser
February 16, 2016

John Glaser has been an astute observer and recognized leader in the health care industry for over thirty years. He has written a regular column for Hospitals & Health Networks in which he comments on a wide range of topics, including improving organizational performance through health informati...

Leveraging Data in Healthcare: Best Practices for Controlling, Analyzing, and Using Data

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Rebecca Mendoza Saltiel Busch
December 10, 2015

The healthcare industry is in a state of accelerated transition. The proliferation of data and its assimilation, access, use, and security are ever-increasing challenges. Finding ways to operationalize business and clinical data management in the face of government and market mandates is enough to k...

Change Rx for Healthcare: Your Prescription for Leading Change

Keely Killpack
March 21, 2017

Everywhere you look in healthcare, disruptive changes are emerging, yet the pressure to keep productivity up is ever-present. There are ways to minimize disruption and make adoption stick. Change Rx for Healthcare: Your Prescription for Leading Change showcases a case study of a large,...

Patient's Healthcare Portfolio: A Practitioner’s Guide to Providing Tool for Patients

Rebecca Mendoza Saltiel Busch
March 21, 2017

As the healthcare market moves toward an era of patient engagement, population health and patient advocates, practitioners need a practical how-to guide that helps facilitate their teaching with patients and family members on not just writing down or accumulating a personal health record, but an...

Stem Cell Research: Hope or Hype?

Toni Marzotto, Patricia M. Alt
March 21, 2017

Stem Cell Research takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the topic of human embryonic stem cell research, starting with the breakthrough discovery up through the present day controversy. The book invites the reader to join the conversation by providing a well balanced approach to many of the...

Rethinking Patient Safety

Suzette Woodward
March 20, 2017

The vast majority of healthcare is provided safely and effectively. However, just like any high-risk industry, things can and do go wrong. There is a world of advice about how to keep people safe but this delivers little in terms of changed practice. Written by a leading expert in the field with...

Occupational Safety and Hygiene V: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SHO 2017), April 10-11, 2017, Guimarães, Portugal

Pedro M. Arezes, João Santos Baptista, Monica P. Barroso, Paula Carneiro, Patrício Cordeiro, Nelson Costa, Rui B. Melo, A. Sergio Miguel, Gonçalo Perestrelo
March 20, 2017

Occupational Safety and Hygiene V contains selected contributions from the International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SHO 2017, 10-11 April 2017, Guimarães, Portugal). The contributions focus on a wide range of topics, including: - occupational safety- risk assessment- safety...

Process Redesign for Health Care Using Lean Thinking: A Guide for Improving Patient Flow and the Quality and Safety of Care

David I. Ben-Tovim
March 17, 2017

Process Redesign for Health Care Using Lean Thinking is a response to a simple, but hard to answer, question and is the result of the experiences of a working doctor who was also the chief safety and quality officer of an Australian teaching hospital. At this hospital, he observed that the...

Improving Population Health Using Electronic Health Records: Methods for Data Management and Epidemiological Analysis

Neal D. Goldstein
March 16, 2017

Electronic health records (EHRs) have become commonplace in the medical profession. Health data are readily captured and permanently stored in a digital fashion, and consequently, are increasingly being utilized in health research. The quality of this research depends upon the investigator’s...

Health of South Asians in the United States: An Evidence-Based Guide for Policy and Program Development

Memoona Hasnain, Punam Parikh, Nitasha Chaudhary Nagaraj
March 16, 2017

Leading scholars and practitioners come together in this contributed volume to present the most current evidence on cutting edge health issues for South Asian Americans, the fastest growing Asian American population. The book spans a variety of health topics while examining disparities and special...

Legal Issues in Medicine: An International Approach

Anil Aggrawal
March 15, 2017

Written by the editor of the Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, this practical book explains how to avoid such pitfalls of the medical professions as failure to diagnose, confidentiality, disclosure of information, lack of informed consent, and poor documentation. It aids doctors in all...

Fluids and Electrolytes: Essentials for Healthcare Practice

Bernard M. Garrett
March 10, 2017

Fluids and Electrolytes: Essentials for Healthcare Practice is designed to give a solid understanding of fluid and electrolyte physiology and its implications for practice, including acid-base balance and intravenous (IV) therapy, in a concise and easily understandable format. Chapters...

Geriatric Rehabilitation: From Bedside to Curbside

K. Rao Poduri
March 07, 2017

Geriatric Rehabilitation addresses the fact that this is an age in which individuals have increasing longevity, better health care, education and expectations of health care which present new, increasing and even radical challenges to health care providers. The care of our older patients in...

Just-in-Time for Healthcare

Thomas L. Jackson
March 06, 2017

The change from traditional ways of producing and managing healthcare services to a just-in-time approach requires a new understanding about what adds value for the patient or customer, and what does not. Just-in-Time for Healthcare is intended to share powerful knowledge that will help you...

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