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Accountable: The Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance Accountable Care Journey

1st Edition

Carl Couch, MD, MMM, FAAFP
December 14, 2015

While many health care organizations need to improve health care quality and lower costs, most lack specific strategies and tactics for implementing these changes. Baylor Scott & White Health has established and continues to develop an accountable care organization (ACO) called the Baylor Scott...

Design & Analysis of Clinical Trials for Economic Evaluation & Reimbursement: An Applied Approach Using SAS & STATA

1st Edition

Iftekhar Khan
November 18, 2015

Economic evaluation has become an essential component of clinical trial design to show that new treatments and technologies offer value to payers in various healthcare systems. Although many books exist that address the theoretical or practical aspects of cost-effectiveness analysis, this book...

Mapping the Path to 21st Century Healthcare: The Ten Transitions Workbook

1st Edition

Scott Goodwin
October 26, 2015

The author’s previous book, Transition to 21st Century Healthcare: A Guide for Leaders and Quality Professionals, provides a high-level view of American healthcare as transitioning through a period of industrialization, breaking down the fading structures of 20th century healthcare, and paving the...

Discrete Event Simulation for Health Technology Assessment

1st Edition

J. Jaime Caro, Jörgen Möller, Jonathan Karnon, James Stahl, Jack Ishak
October 16, 2015

Discover How to Apply DES to Problems Encountered in HTA Discrete event simulation (DES) has traditionally been used in the engineering and operations research fields. The use of DES to inform decisions about health technologies is still in its infancy. Written by specialists at the forefront of...

Mistake Proofing for Lean Healthcare

1st Edition

Samuel Carlson, MD, Maura May
September 03, 2015

The principles of mistake proofing, long used to eliminate errors and defects across a range of industries, are now being applied in healthcare organizations around the world to help ensure patient safety, improve services, and eliminate waste.Mistake Proofing for Lean Healthcare is based on the...

Organizational and Process Reengineering: Approaches for Health Care Transformation

1st Edition

Jean Ann Larson, FACHE, FHIMSS, DSHS
August 05, 2015

Winner of  the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) 2015 Book of the Year Award Given the on-going changes and challenges faced by today’s health care organizations, Organizational and Process Reengineering Approaches for Health Care Transformation provides a...

A Leadership Journey in Health Care: Virginia Mason's Story

1st Edition

Charles Kenney
June 22, 2015

Since adapting the principles of the Toyota Production System to health care in 2002, Virginia Mason Health System has made enormous leaps forward in quality, safety, patient experience of care, and affordability. It has achieved world-class levels of patient satisfaction and has been honored as...

The Power of Ideas to Transform Healthcare: Engaging Staff by Building Daily Lean Management Systems

1st Edition

Steve Hoeft, Robert W. Pryor, MD
June 17, 2015

Many companies conduct Lean training and projects, but few have tapped the wealth of ideas in the minds of their staff like Baylor Scott & White Health. This book documents the path Steve Hoeft and Robert Pryor created at Baylor Scott & White Health and shares what worked as well as what...

Transition to 21st Century Healthcare: A Guide for Leaders and Quality Professionals

1st Edition

Scott Goodwin
April 28, 2015

This book explains why the fundamental structures of 20th century American healthcare have failed to keep up with American industry in terms of quality and cost. It describes how this has led to the introduction of industrial mass production concepts in American healthcare, such as Lean and Six...

SAFER Electronic Health Records: Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience

1st Edition

Dean F. Sittig, Hardeep Singh
April 14, 2015

This important volume provide a one-stop resource on the SAFER Guides along with the guides themselves and information on their use, development, and evaluation. The Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience (SAFER) guides, developed by the editors of this book, identify recommended practices to...

Innovations in Healthcare Management: Cost-Effective and Sustainable Solutions

1st Edition

Vijai Kumar Singh, Paul Lillrank
February 18, 2015

As developed economies enter a period of slower growth, emerging economies such as India have become prime examples of how more can be achieved with less. Bringing together experience and expertise from across the healthcare industry, this book examines innovations that can bring about real...

Leveraging Lean in Outpatient Clinics: Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation

1st Edition

Charles Protzman, Joyce Kerpchar, George Mayzell
December 03, 2014

This book is part of a series of titles that are a spin-off of the Shingo Prize-winning book Leveraging Lean in Healthcare: Transforming Your Enterprise into a High Quality Patient Care Delivery System. Each book in the series focuses on a specific aspect of healthcare—including emergency...