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Decision Making and Healthcare Management for Frontline Staff

1st Edition

Russell Gurbutt
December 20, 2010

Do you want to be a part of a service that puts service users' needs first? Do you want to understand the complexity of workplaces that can seem to stand in the way of achieving this? Do you want to develop your decision-making skills to help you make realistic, relevant decisions that put the...

Dynamic Capacity Management for Healthcare: Advanced Methods and Tools for Optimization

1st Edition

Pierce Story
December 08, 2010

While hospitals can learn from other industries, they cannot be improved or run like factories. With work that is more individualized than standardized, and limited control over volume and arrivals, even the leanest-minded hospital must recognize that healthcare systems are more dynamic than nearly...

Essential Skills for Managing in Healthcare

1st Edition

Andrew Price, Andrew Scowcroft
October 25, 2010

Health professionals often take on managerial roles at short notice and with little or no preparation. Although they may be highly clinically qualified and accomplished, the practicalities and relationships involved in management - helping staff to feel motivated and valued, building and leading...

A Guide to the NHS

1st Edition

Tony White
September 25, 2010

To maximise the effectiveness of their work, NHS employees need a clear understanding of the structures and systems of the organisation in which they work. However, this information can be widely spread, hard to access and difficult to gain a working overview of, and the pace of changes and...

Managing Money, Measurement and Marketing in the Allied Health Professions

1st Edition

Robert Jones, Fiona Jenkins
August 25, 2010

High-quality Allied Health delivery through a motivated, committed and expert workforce depends on strong management and leadership. To provide this, Allied Health Profession managers need solid, evidence-based business skills just as much as clinical knowledge and ability. This book focuses on the...

Healthcare Informatics: Improving Efficiency and Productivity

1st Edition

Stephan P. Kudyba
April 26, 2010

Healthcare Informatics: Improving Efficiency and Productivity examines the complexities involved in managing resources in our healthcare system and explains how management theory and informatics applications can increase efficiencies in various functional areas of healthcare services. Delving into...

Successful Collaboration in Healthcare: A Guide for Physicians, Nurses and Clinical Documentation Specialists

1st Edition

Colleen M. Stukenberg
January 27, 2010

This critically acclaimed work makes the case for collaboration and shows that it can be greatly enhanced with conscious understanding and systematic effort. As a healthcare specialist who has worn many hats from direct care giver to case manager to documentation specialist, Colleen Stukenberg...

Comprehensive Healthcare for the U.S.: An Idealized Model

1st Edition

William F. Roth
January 27, 2010

Three years in its creation, Comprehensive Healthcare for the U.S.: An Idealized Model brings together contributions from physicians, nurses, administrators, and social workers from around the globe to critically examine the mire of excellent technical quality and inefficient delivery that has...

Effective People: Leadership and Organisation Development in Healthcare, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Stephen Prosser
December 30, 2009

'In these pages you will find a rich mixture of the best in leadership and organisation development practice and theory, based on a lifetime of studying and applying the principles of why some healthcare organisations succeed and why some fail.' This inspirational book analyses the attitudes and...

Optimizing Emergency Department Throughput: Operations Management Solutions for Health Care Decision Makers

1st Edition

John M. Shiver, David Eitel
December 28, 2009

Across the country ambulances are turned away from emergency departments (EDs) and patients are waiting hours and sometimes days to be admitted to a hospital room. Hospitals are finding it hard to get specialist physicians to come to treat emergency patients. Our EDs demand a new way of thinking....

Workplace Clinics and Employer Managed Healthcare: A Catalyst for Cost Savings and Improved Productivity

1st Edition

A. Michael LaPenna
December 23, 2009

Workplace Clinics and Employer Managed Healthcare: A Catalyst for Cost Savings and Improved Productivity is not another diatribe on the national healthcare problem. Instead, it is a book about what is possible. Mike LaPenna shares with readers the actual experiences of those self-funded employers...

Patients, the Public and Priorities in Healthcare

1st Edition

Peter Littlejohns, Michael Rawlins
November 25, 2009

Sharing the costs of ill health is the mark of a civilised society. However, every society has limited healthcare resources, and must therefore make finely balanced decisions on how best to allocate them. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has been responsible for the...

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