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Introduction to Smart eHealth and eCare Technologies

1st Edition

Sari Merilampi, Andrew Sirkka
November 21, 2016

Both the demographics and lack of resources in the health and well-being industry are increasingly forcing us to find alternative solutions for individualized health and social care. In an effort to address this issue, smart technologies present enormous potential in solving this challenge. This...

Risk Analysis and Management of Repetitive Actions: A Guide for Applying the OCRA System (Occupational Repetitive Actions), Third Edition

3rd Edition

Daniela Colombini, Enrico Occhipinti
November 08, 2016

This book covers the application of the OCRA (Occupational Repetitive Actions) method. The methods make up a system dedicated to the analysis and management of the risk of biomechanical overload of the upper limbs. The book focuses on the OCRA checklist which presents various models from the most...

Leading the Lean Healthcare Journey: Driving Culture Change to Increase Value, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Joan Wellman, Pat Hagan, Howard Jeffries, Cara Bailey
August 25, 2016

This book reveals and describes the leadership and culture change required to remove waste from healthcare processes and eliminate the root cause of soaring costs, poor quality and safety, and limited access. The book's delivery strategy revolves around personal and organizational stories and case...

Rethinking Lean in Healthcare: A Business Novel on How a Hospital Restored Quality Patient Care and Obtained Financial Stability Using Lean

1st Edition

Thomas G. Zidel
August 19, 2016

This book deals with a hospital's struggle to secure and maintain financial stability. In the story, the leadership team of a fictional hospital adopts the tools and principles associated with the Toyota Production System or Lean. The story takes the reader through leadership's arduous journey from...

Lean Daily Management for Healthcare Field Book

1st Edition

Gerard A. Berlanga, Brock C. Husby
August 01, 2016

This book gives healthcare leaders a practical guide to implementing the 4 key components of lean daily management system - 1. LDM boards; 2. Leadership rounds 3. Leader daily disciplines and 4. Lean projects. Although lean is not new to healthcare, effective LDM is just now taking hold with the...

Lean Daily Management for Healthcare: A Strategic Guide to Implementing Lean for Hospital Leaders

1st Edition

Brad White
July 01, 2016

You likely don’t need any more tools, programs, or workshops to improve your hospital. What you need is a simple and consistent approach to manage problem-solving. Filling this need, this book presents a Lean management system that can help break down barriers between staff, directors, and...

Optimizing Your Capacity to Care: A Systems Approach to Hospital and Population Health Management

1st Edition

Pierce Story, MPHM
June 14, 2016

Our nation's capacity to care is becoming increasingly stressed as an aging and increasingly unhealthy population collides with a relative reduction in the numbers of clinicians and ever-tightening financial resources. If even the mildest of future-state predictions are to be believed, we need a...

Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Mark Graban
June 01, 2016

Organizations around the world are using Lean to redesign care and improve processes in a way that achieves and sustains meaningful results for patients, staff, physicians, and health systems. Lean Hospitals, Third Edition explains how to use the Lean methodology and mindsets to improve safety,...

Leading High-Reliability Organizations in Healthcare

1st Edition

Richard Morrow
March 15, 2016

The Institute of Medicine, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, The Joint Commission, and other regulatory and accrediting bodies all agree that hospitals must be transformed into places where each patient receives quality care, every single time. In other words, zero defects. Helping to ensure...

Practical Lean Leadership for Health Care Managers: A Guide to Sustainable and Effective Application of Lean Principles

1st Edition

Kjeld H. Aij, PhD, Bas Lohman
January 05, 2016

The application of Lean tools appears relatively simple, but the change in culture required to turn Lean into a lasting success requires strong leadership. Previously published books about Lean in health care illustrate success stories, lessons learned, and challenges for the future. This book...

The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook (Two Volume Set)

1st Edition

Halit Eren, John G. Webster
December 18, 2015

The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook provides extensive coverage of modern telecommunication in the medical industry, from sensors on and within the body to electronic medical records and beyond. This two-volume set describes how information and communication...

Achieving Safe Health Care: Delivery of Safe Patient Care at Baylor Scott & White Health

1st Edition

Jan Compton
December 14, 2015

Winner of a 2016 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award! A recent article published in the Journal of Patient Safety estimated that more than 400,000 lives are lost each year due to preventable patient events in American hospitals. Preventable patient safety events are the third leading...