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Continuous Improvement Strategies: How to Manage, Motivate, and Retain Staff

Anthony Matthew Hopper
February 22, 2018

During this era of continuous improvement, healthcare organizations need to be staffed by engaged, motivated, and hard-working frontline employees. As these clinical and non-clinical personnel handle most of the important tasks in any organization and are often the people who directly interact with...

Essentials of Abdomino-Pelvic Sonography: A Handbook for Practitioners

Swati Goyal
February 21, 2018

Sonography has emerged as a substantial diagnostic tool today. This handbook aims to cover ultrasound physics, abdominal and obstetric sonography, color Doppler, high resolution sonography and USG guided interventions with multiple choice questions and case reports for practical orientation....

Performance Improvement in Hospitals and Health Systems: Managing Analytics and Quality in Healthcare, 2nd Edition

James R. Langabeer II
February 20, 2018

Healthcare Organizations offer significant opportunities for change and improvement in their overall performance. Hospitals and clinics are generally large, complex, and inefficient, and need serious development in process workflow and management systems, which will ultimately lead to better...

Clinical Guide to Popular Diets

Caroline Apovian, Elizabeth Brouillard, Lorraine Young
February 05, 2018

It is no secret that the United States is facing an obesity epidemic with the obesity rates continuing to rise year after year. According to the Center for Disease Control, one third of Americans are now obese. It is no longer sufficient to simply point out the health risks of obesity to our...

Therapeutic and Nutritional Uses of Algae

Leonel Pereira
February 01, 2018

Algae have been used since ancient times as food, fodder, fertilizer and as source of medicine. Nowadays seaweeds represent an unlimited source of the raw materials used in pharmaceutical, food industries, medicine and cosmetics. They are nutritionally valuable as fresh or dried vegetables, or as...

African Indigenous Medical Knowledge and Human Health

Charles Wambebe
February 01, 2018

Despite the relevance of and empirical evidence for African Traditional Medicine, based on African Indigenous Medical Knowledge (AIMK), research and development of new phytomedicines from this continent has been slow. African Indigenous Medical Knowledge and Human Health aims to...

Clark's Essential PACS, RIS and Imaging Informatics

Alexander Peck
January 25, 2018

Imaging informatics is a complex and historically rapidly changing field, knowledge of which is central to the practice of all imaging specialists. This convenient pocket guide provides the foundations of knowledge in informatics, allowing radiographers in training and in practice, assistant...

Brain–Computer Interfaces Handbook: Technological and Theoretical Advances

Chang S. Nam, Anton Nijholt, Fabien Lotte
January 24, 2018

This handbook is a valuable resource to anyone involved with improvement of people's lives by replacing, restoring, supplementing and improving motor action, and understanding the neural bases of such functions. While there are several other resources available, there is no handbook such as this...

The Logics of Healthcare: The Professional’s Guide to Health Systems Science

Paul Lillrank
January 22, 2018

Most of the current literature on healthcare operations management is focused on importing principles and methods from manufacturing. The evidence of success is scattered and nowhere near what has been achieved in other industries. This book develops the idea that the logic of production, and...

The Lean Electronic Health Record: A Journey toward Optimized Care

Ronald G. Bercaw, Kurt A. Knoth, Susan T. Snedaker, MBA, CISM, CPHIMS, C
January 11, 2018

The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a reflection of the way your organization conducts business. If you’re looking to make lasting improvements in the delivery of care, you must start with looking at the system from your patient’s perspective to understand what is of value and what is simply...

Essentials of Management for Healthcare Professionals

Hari Singh
January 10, 2018

Medical care is an industry and private providers and hospitals are the major service providers. They operate on business principles. Hospitals are getting highly specialized and complex. The diagnostics and therapeutics are technology intensive. Private establishments have to compete with one...

VA’s Lean Healthcare Transformation: Innovating the Veteran Patient Experience

Kathryn Trauth Taylor, PhD, Robin R. Hemphill, MD, MHP, Heather Woodward-Hagg, PhD
December 31, 2017

This book provides insight into the initial deployment of a Lean Management System across VA, the nation's largest healthcare system. The book presents the origins of VA's Lean Enterprise Transformation (LET) in its 156 medical centers. The authors detail the clinical and administrative outcomes of...

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