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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...

How Healthcare Data Privacy Is Almost Dead ... and What Can Be Done to Revive It!

John J. Trinckes, Jr.
January 19, 2017

The healthcare industry is under privacy attack. The book discusses the issues from the healthcare organization and individual perspectives. Someone hacking into a medical device and changing it is life-threatening. Personal information is available on the black market. And there are increased...

Schizophrenia: A Practical Primer for Clinicians and Allied Health Professionals, Second Edition

Ravinder Reddy, Matcheri S. Keshavan
January 15, 2017

Schizophrenia is a devastating illness that affects well over 20 million people worldwide and is one of the top ten causes of disability in developed countries. Because patients with schizophrenia are encountered in many health care provider settings, a broad range of health practitioners should to...

The 2 x 4 Model: A Modern Blueprint for the Integration of Mental Health and Addiction Care

Robert Andrew Chambers
January 15, 2017

This book describes a simple, evidence-based, yet revolutionary design of the modern behavioral health clinic that fully integrates addiction and mental health diagnoses. This design, called the 2 x 4 model, will eliminate the silos that now pervasively exist between mental health and addiction...

Healthcare Technology Management – A Systematic Approach

Francis Hegarty, John Amoore, Paul Blackett, Justin McCarthy, Richard Scott
January 10, 2017

Healthcare Technology Management: A Systematic Approach offers a comprehensive description of a method for providing safe and cost effective healthcare technology management (HTM). The approach is directed to enhancing the value (benefit in relation to cost) of the medical equipment assets of...

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

Kathryn Trauth Taylor, PhD, Robin R. Hemphill, MD, MHP, Heather Woodward-Hagg, PhD
January 05, 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...

Respiratory Care

Vanessa Gibson, David Waters
December 28, 2016

Respiratory conditions are a leading cause of death and disability and account for a massive proportion of hospital admissions. This comprehensive text provides a detailed overview and discussion of respiratory care, with chapters on assessment, investigations, treatments and a wide range of...

Horticultural Therapy Methods: Connecting People and Plants in Health Care, Human Services, and Therapeutic Programs, Second Edition

Rebecca L. Haller, Christine L. Capra
December 27, 2016

Horticultural therapy has evolved from its use only by volunteer gardeners to become a recognized and respected therapeutic modality conducted by trained, registered professionals. Horticultural Therapy Methods is the first textbook to describe the processes and techniques used to provide...

Plant Secondary Metabolites, Three-Volume Set

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Kamlesh Prasad, Vasudha Bansal
December 21, 2016

Plant secondary metabolites are organic compounds that aid in the growth and development of plants but are not required for the plant to survive by fighting off herbivores, pests, and pathogens. These plant secondary metabolites have been used since early times in various medicines and food...

Plant Secondary Metabolites, Volume One: Biological and Therapeutic Significance

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Kamlesh Prasad
December 21, 2016

This volume, Plant Secondary Metabolites: Volume 1: Biological and Therapeutic Significance, presents important information on the curative and therapeutic roles of secondary metabolites that are present in different natural food groups. The book showcases the applications of herbal-based food...

Plant Secondary Metabolites, Volume Two: Stimulation, Extraction, and Utilization

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Vasudha Bansal, Kamlesh Prasad
December 21, 2016

This second book in the three-volume Plant Secondary Metabolites covers the stimulation, extraction, and utilization of plant secondary metabolites, which are organic compounds that aid in the growth and development of plants but which are not required for the plant to survive by fighting off...

Point-of-care Glucose Detection for Diabetic Monitoring and Management

Sandeep Kumar Vashist, John H.T Luong
December 19, 2016

This book unravels the role of Point-of-Care (POC) glucose monitoring as an essential part of diabetes management. It provides the reader with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of diabetes management, including: the need for POC glucose monitoring the glucose detection technologies (...

Plant Secondary Metabolites, Volume Three: Their Roles in Stress Eco-physiology

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Vasudha Bansal
December 16, 2016

This third book in the three-volume Plant Secondary Metabolites examines the relationship between environmental stress and the physiology of plants, leading to stimulation of secondary metabolites. Various stressors are discussed, including plant and soil interfaces, changing climate elements,...

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