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The Journey Never Ends: Technology's Role in Helping Perfect Health Care Outcomes

1st Edition

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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

1st Edition

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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...

Designing for Safe Use: 100 Principles for Making Products Safer

1st Edition

Michael Wiklund, Jonathan Kendler, Jon Tilliss, Cory Costantino, Kimmy Ansems, Valerie Ng, Ruben Post, Brenda van Geel, Rachel Aronchick, Alix Dorfman
April 29, 2019

How do you prevent a critical care nurse from accidentally delivering a morphine overdose to an ill patient? Or ensure that people don't insert their arm into a hydraulic mulcher? And what about enabling trapped airline passengers to escape safely in an emergency? Product designers and engineers...

Leadership for Intellectual Disability Service: Motivating Change and Improvement

1st Edition

Fintan Sheerin, Elizabeth A. Curtis
April 29, 2019

People with intellectual disability often experience challenges in their lives. These may be due to difficulties in social adaptation, but may also be related to a reality of disempowerment whereby they have little role in the decisions central to their lives or in the provision of health,...

Healthcare Workforce Transitioning: Competency Conversations through World Café

1st Edition

Dr. Anne Drabczyk
March 15, 2019

Healthcare Workforce Transitioning shares with educators and healthcare professionals alike the awareness, integration, and partnership that results from a successful process of framing a Healthcare Management Program around core competencies. To transition toward a successful healthcare career...

Voices of Innovation: Fulfilling the Promise of Information Technology in Healthcare

1st Edition

Edward W. Marx
January 28, 2019

We can all point to random examples of innovation inside of healthcare information technology, but few repeatable processes exist that make innovation more routine than happenstance. How do you create and sustain a culture of innovation? What are the best practices you can refine and embed as part...

Improving Patient Safety: Tools and Strategies for Quality Improvement

1st Edition

Raghav Govindarajan, Harleen Kaur, Anudeep Yelam
January 28, 2019

Based on the IOM's estimate of 44,000 deaths annually, medical errors rank as the eighth leading cause of death in the U.S. Clearly medical errors are an epidemic that needs to be contained. Despite these numbers, patient safety and medical errors remain an issue for physicians and other clinicians...

Health Care in the Next Curve: Transforming a Dysfunctional Industry

1st Edition

John Abendshien
August 14, 2018

Healthcare in the U.S. is a critical juncture. We face a sharp upward rise in the number of people with chronic diseases and disabilities. As demands on our current health system grow, so will costs. But as a society we are approaching the upper limit of how much we are willing (or able) to spend...

An Introduction to Health Information Technology in LTPAC Settings

1st Edition

Gregory L. Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, Derr F. John, RPh, FASCP, Lorren Pettit, MS, MBA
July 10, 2018

A multiplicity of factors converging together suggest the long term/post-acute care (LTPAC) provider community (e.g. nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, home health agencies, etc.) will accelerate in importance within the healthcare ecosystem during the next few years. The challenge for...

Digital Healing: People, Information, Healthcare

1st Edition

Marc Ringel
June 22, 2018

Medical practice and research are inconceivable today without electronic computing and communication tools. Digital machines do many tasks orders-of-magnitude better, faster and more accurately than humans. Still, there are functions critical to the healthcare endeavor that people do much better...

Blueprint for Engagement: Authentic Leadership

1st Edition

Norma T. Hollis
June 06, 2018

Authentic leadership is an approach to leadership that emphasizes building the leader’s legitimacy through honest relationships with followers which value their input and are built on an ethical foundation. By building trust and generating enthusiastic support from their subordinates, authentic...

Developing a Data Warehouse for the Healthcare Enterprise: Lessons from the Trenches, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Bryan P. Bergeron, Hamad Al-Daig, MBA, Osama Alswailem, MD, MA, Enam UL Hoque, MBA, PMP, CPHIMS, Fadwa Saad AlBawardi, MS
May 21, 2018

This third edition to the award-winning book is a straightforward view of a clinical data warehouse development project, from inception through implementation and follow-up. Through first-hand experiences from individuals charged with such an implementation, this book offers guidance and multiple...

How to Think in Medicine: Reasoning, Decision Making, and Communication in Health Sciences and Professions

1st Edition

Milos Jenicek
May 15, 2018

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 sciences. It relies on...

Poised for Peak Performance in Healthcare: A Practical Approach to Execute Expense Reduction and Revenue Enhancement Initiatives

1st Edition

Ali Birjandi
April 06, 2018

The current healthcare system is under attack by market, government, and consumer forces. To stay solvent, organizations must be performing at the top of their game. This book provides detailed instructions to bring organizations to the next level of performance by teaching all the secrets straight...

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