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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...

Reverse Pharmacology: Phytocannabinoids, Banned and Restricted Herbals

Amritpal Singh Saroya
November 15, 2017

Reverse Pharmacology: Phytocannabinoids, Banned and Restricted Herbals will serve as a tailor-made reference guide for the manufacturers and practitioners of herbal drugs. The book is divided into two parts to better differentiate between herbal drugs that are banned or restricted and herbal plants...

Underlying Standards that Support Population Health Improvement

Laura Bright, Johanna Goderre
November 13, 2017

This book highlights success stories and challenges to implementing health IT standards. The narrative of each chapter demonstrates how standards further interoperable health data exchange, especially in the service of advancing tools to monitor population health. These are critical stories that...

Planning Quality Project Management of (EMR/EHR) Software Products

Richard Chamberlain
November 03, 2017

When hospitals began implementing their electronic medical records/electronic health records systems (EMR/HER) the pharmaceutical companies that were conducting clinical trials at those hospitals wanted to sue the date from those systems instead of having the hospitals enter the data in their EHR...

Public Health Research Methods for Partnerships and Practice

Melody S. Goodman, Vetta Sanders Thompson
October 31, 2017

Translating research into practice involves creating interventions that are relevant to improving the lives of a target population. Community engaged research has emerged as an evidence-based approach to better address the complex issues that affect the health of marginalized populations. Written...

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...

Process Modeling and Management for Healthcare

Carlo Combi, Giuseppe Pozzi, Pierangelo Veltri
October 31, 2017

From the Foreword: "[This book] provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental concepts in healthcare process management as well as some advanced topics in the cutting-edge research of the closely related areas. This book is ideal for graduate students and practitioners who want to build the...

The Psychology of Death Investigations: Behavioral Analysis for Psychological Autopsy and Criminal Profiling

Katherine Ramsland
October 31, 2017

The Psychology of Death Investigations outlines definitively how behavioral evidence can often provide the necessary components and "missing pieces" to complement physical evidence as an essential tool for incident reconstruction. In order to determine the direction of an investigation and to...

Value Management in Healthcare: How to Establish a Value Management Office to Support Value-Based Outcomes in Healthcare

Nathan William Tierney
October 30, 2017

"Nathan Tierney’s powerful storytelling is rarely seen in today’s health care business environment. We must redesign the health care delivery system---a team sport in service of patients, hold it accountable with measurement to improve outcomes, and quantify the resource costs over the full cycle...

Leading Medicaid Managed Care Plans: A State Relationship Perspective

Arlene Davidson
October 30, 2017

Leading Medicaid Managed Care Plans examines leadership actions necessary to successfully operate a Medicaid managed care plan with emphasis on the relationship with the state Medicaid agency the health plan is contracted with. With appropriate operational and governance oversight, and with solid...

Environmental Policy and Public Health, Second Edition

Barry L. Johnson, Maureen Y. Lichtveld
October 26, 2017

As with the first edition, this second edition describes how environmental health policies are developed, the statutes and other policies that have evolved to address public health concerns associated with specific environmental hazards, and the public health foundations of the policies. It lays...

Health Information Technology Evaluation Handbook: From Meaningful Use to Meaningful Outcome

Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, Brian W. Pickering, MD, MSc
October 19, 2017

Governments and clinical providers are investing billions of dollars in health information technologies. This is being done with the expectation that HIT adoption will translate into healthier patients experiencing better care at lower cost. As the first wave of adoption comes to an end,...

Ethnobotany of India, 5-Volume Set

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur
October 18, 2017

This new 5-volume set, Ethnobotany of India, provides an informative overview of human-plant interrelationships in India, focusing on the regional plants and their medicinal properties and uses. Each volume focuses on a different significant region of India, including Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and...

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