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The Lean Healthcare Dictionary: An Illustrated Guide to Using the Language of Lean Management in Healthcare

1st Edition

Rona Consulting Group
November 13, 2014

In today's healthcare economy, with reduced reimbursement and closer scrutiny of quality patient care, the concepts and terminology of Lean management are becoming invaluable to nurses, clinicians, administrators, and other healthcare staff involved in improvement. Conversely, a basic grasp of...

Paradox and Imperatives in Health Care: Redirecting Reform for Efficiency and Effectiveness, Revised Edition

2nd Edition

Jeffrey C. Bauer
August 25, 2014

The Paradox: Americans are not as healthy as people in dozens of comparable countries that spend 30 percent less on health care, and our medical marketplace overall is plagued by persistent problems of cost, quality, and access. Yet, the world’s best individual health systems are located in the U.S...

Writing, Reading, and Understanding in Modern Health Sciences: Medical Articles and Other Forms of Communication

1st Edition

Milos Jenicek
March 12, 2014

Medical articles are one of the main vehicles of knowledge translation and evidence communication in the health sciences. Their correct structure and style alone are no longer enough to convey a clear understanding of the intended message. Readers must be able to understand the very essence of the...

Electronic Health Records: Challenges in Design and Implementation

1st Edition

Dean F. Sittig
November 25, 2013

This book provides an overview of the challenges in electronic health records (EHR) design and implementation along with an introduction to the best practices that have been identified over the past several years. The book examines concerns surrounding EHR use and proposes eight examples of proper...

Management Engineering: A Guide to Best Practices for Industrial Engineering in Health Care

1st Edition

Jean Ann Larson
November 20, 2013

Increasing costs and higher utilization of resources make the role of process improvement more important than ever in the health care industry. Management Engineering: A Guide to Best Practices for Industrial Engineering in Health Care provides an overview of the practice of industrial engineering...

Healthcare Delivery in the U.S.A.: An Introduction, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Margaret F. Schulte
December 13, 2012

With the same clarity that made the previous edition a bestseller, Healthcare Delivery in the U.S.A.: An Introduction, Second Edition provides readers with the understanding required to navigate the healthcare provider field. Brilliantly simple, yet comprehensive, this updated edition explains how...

The Definitive Guide to Complying with the HIPAA/HITECH Privacy and Security Rules

1st Edition

John J. Trinckes, Jr.
December 03, 2012

The Definitive Guide to Complying with the HIPAA/HITECH Privacy and Security Rules is a comprehensive manual to ensuring compliance with the implementation standards of the Privacy and Security Rules of HIPAA and provides recommendations based on other related regulations and industry best...

Physician Integration & Alignment: IPA, PHO, ACOs, and Beyond

1st Edition

Maria K. Todd
November 05, 2012

Today, with physician and hospital reimbursement being cut and tied to quality incentives, physicians and health plans are revisiting the concept of integration. Payers are demanding that the industry do more with less without sacrificing quality of care. As a result, physicians again find...

Healthcare at a Turning Point: A Roadmap for Change

1st Edition

Rita E. Numerof, Michael Abrams
August 16, 2012

If the furious debate around the state of healthcare in the US has led to any consensus, it’s that the system should be delivering better quality for less cost than it does. The truth is that our healthcare system is a sprawling mix of competing interests in which those of the patient are valued...

A Primer on Clinical Experience in Medicine: Reasoning, Decision Making, and Communication in Health Sciences

1st Edition

Milos Jenicek, MD
August 08, 2012

Mastery of quality health care and patient safety begins as soon as we open the hospital doors for the first time and start acquiring practical experience. The acquisition of such experience includes much more than the development of sensorimotor skills and basic knowledge of the sciences. It...

Cost-Based, Charge-Based, and Contractual Payment Systems

1st Edition

Duane C. Abbey
August 07, 2012

The fourth book in the Healthcare Payment System series, Cost-Based, Charge-Based, and Contractual Payment Systems compares cost-based systems, charge-based payment approaches, and contractually-based payment processes with fee-schedule payment systems and prospective payment systems. Supplying...

Hospitals & Health Care Organizations: Management Strategies, Operational Techniques, Tools, Templates, and Case Studies

1st Edition

David Edward Marcinko, Hope Rachel Hetico
July 06, 2012

Drawing on the expertise of decision-making professionals, leaders, and managers in health care organizations, Hospitals & Health Care Organizations: Management Strategies, Operational Techniques, Tools, Templates, and Case Studies addresses decreasing revenues, increasing costs, and growing...

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