Author: Dr. Charles Collins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Health & Fitness
The health service is considered as whole in this book, which deals with organizational issues relating to health service provision, including hospitals and personnel management. It includes analysis and discussion of issues of international relevance, particularly health planning, human resource management, information systems, and financial and supplies management. It is ideal for managers with limited health service experience as well as established health professionals. An active approach is encouraged and exercises for individual or group use are included, to provoke further discussion of the concepts and ideas covered.
Author: Andrew Green
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Andrew Green explains the importance of health planning in both developing regions such as Africa, and those in transition, such as Central and Eastern Europe. This book stresses the importance of understanding the national and international context in which planning occurs and analyses the major policy issues.
Author: Willy De Geyndt
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Social Science
World Bank Technical Paper No. 258. Quality of health care is a complex concept interwoven with value judgments about what constitutes good quality. This lack of linearity partly explains the large number of definitions of the concept of quality an
Author: James A. Johnson,Caren C. Rossow
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Category: Business & Economics
Health Organizations explores theories of organization and knowledge of organization behavior in ways that foster change in productive and sustainable ways resulting in better outcomes. Readers will learn systematic planned approaches for organization development and team building and by examining power, influence, conflict, motivation, and leadership in the context of health service delivery.
Author: Peter M. Ginter,W. Jack Duncan,Linda E. Swayne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A comprehensive guide to effective strategic management of health care organizations. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides essential guidance for leading health care organizations through strategic management. This structured approach to strategic management examines the processes of strategic thinking, consensus building and documentation of that thinking into a strategic plan, and creating and maintaining strategic momentum – all essential for coping with the rapidly evolving health care industry. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations fully explains how strategic managers must become strategic thinkers with the ability to evaluate a changing industry, analyze data, question assumptions, and develop new ideas. The book guides readers through the strategic planning process demonstrating how to incorporate strategic thinking and create and document a clear and coherent plan of action. In addition, the all-important processes of creating and maintaining the strategic momentum of the organization are fully described. Finally, the text demonstrates how strategic managers in carrying out the strategic plan, must evaluate its success, learn more about what works, and incorporate new strategic thinking into operations and subsequent planning. This strategic management approach has become the de facto standard for health care management as leadership and strategic management are more critical than ever in coping with an industry in flux. This book provides heath care management students as well as health care administrators with foundational guidance on strategic management concepts and practices, tailored to the unique needs of the health care industry. Included are a clear discussion of health services external analysis, organizational internal analysis, the development of directional strategies, strategy alternative identification and evaluation, and the development and management of implementation strategies providing an informative and insightful resource for anyone in the field. This new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect new insights into strategic thinking, new methods to conceptualize and document critical environmental issues, practical steps for carrying out each of the strategic management processes, industry and management essentials for strategic thinkers , and new case studies for applying the strategic management processes. More specifically, readers of this edition will be able to: Create a process for developing a strategic plan for a health care organization. Map and analyze external issues, trends, and events in the general environment, the health care system, and the service area. Conduct a comprehensive service area competitor analysis. Perform an internal analysis and determine the competitive advantages and competitive disadvantages. Develop directional strategies. Identify strategic alternatives and make rational strategic decisions for a health care organization. Develop a comprehensive strategy for a health care organization. Create effective value-adding service delivery and support strategies. Translate service delivery and support plans into specific action plans. The health care industry’s revolutionary change remains ongoing and organizational success depends on leadership. Strategic management has become the single clearest manifestation of effective leadership of health care organizations and the strategic management framework’s strengths are needed now more than ever. The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides comprehensive guidance and up-to-date practices to help leaders keep their organizations on track.
A Strategic Approach
Author: Joan E. Pynes,Donald N. Lombardi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book is a comprehensive guide to the essential areas of health care human resources management, and is an immediately useful practical handbook for practitioners as well as a textbook for use health care management programs. Written by the authors of Handbook for the New Health Care Manager and Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, the book covers the context of human resources management in the unique health care business arena from a strategic perspective includes SHRM and human resources planning, organizational culture and assessment, and the legal environment of human resources management. Managing volunteers and job analysis performance appraisal instruments, training and development programs, and recruitment, targeted selection and hiring techniques are covered. Compensation policies and practices, employer-provided benefits management, implementation of training and organizational development programs, as well as labor-management relations for health care organizations and healthcare human resource information technology are covered, with practical examples and proven strategies amply provided in each chapter.
Author: Kushniruk, Andre W.
Publisher: IGI Global
Human, Social, and Organizational Aspects of Health Information Systems offers an evidence-based management approach to issues associated with the human and social aspects of designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining health information systems across a healthcare organization—specific to an individual, team, organizational, system, and international perspective. Integrating knowledge from multiple levels, this book will benefit scholars and practitioners from the medical information, health service management, information technology arenas.
Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
This is the second edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) handbook on the safe, sustainable and affordable management of health-care waste - commonly known as "the Blue Book". The original Blue Book was a comprehensive publication used widely in health-care centres and government agencies to assist in the adoption of national guidance. It also provided support to committed medical directors and managers to make improvements and presented practical information on waste-management techniques for medical staff and waste workers. In many countries, knowledge about the potential for harm from health-care wastes has now become more prominent to governments, medical practitioners and civil society. Increasingly, managers and medical staff are expected to take more responsibility for the wastes they produce from their medical care and related activities. The indiscriminate and erratic handling and disposal of waste within health-care facilities is now widely recognized as a source of avoidable infection, and is synonymous with public perception of poor standards of health care.
Compliance, Consumerism, and Accountability in the 21st Century
Author: Seth B. Goldsmith
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Faced with strict government regulations and increasing service demands by consumers, healthcare providers find themselves accountable on both ends. Written to reflect the realities of the 21st century, Principles of Health Care Management considers the many outside forces influencing health care institutions, and in doing so provides a progressive and modern reference on how to effectively manage a health organization. Using relevant case studies to illustrate key points, this text explains the critical changes and challenges that administrators must deal with as they go about practicing their profession and what students must learn as they begin their study of this vital field. Organized into five sections, The text covers: Essential foundation material on the U.S. health system A review of the essentials of healthcare management an examination of the crucial area of corporate compliance A look at how consumerism affects the healthcare organization A model of accountable management that begins with a reconceptualization of strategic planning and ends with an analysis of the accountable organization.
Towards a New Organizational Model for Health Services
Author: Luis Vilcahuamán,Rossana Rivas
Publisher: Academic Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Healthcare Technology Management Systems provides a model for implementing an effective healthcare technology management (HTM) system in hospitals and healthcare provider settings, as well as promoting a new analysis of hospital organization for decision-making regarding technology. Despite healthcare complexity and challenges, current models of management and organization of technology in hospitals still has evolved over those established 40-50 years ago, according to totally different circumstances and technologies available now. The current health context based on new technologies demands working with an updated model of management and organization, which requires a re-engineering perspective to achieve appropriate levels of clinical effectiveness, efficiency, safety and quality. Healthcare Technology Management Systems presents best practices for implementing procedures for effective technology management focused on human resources, as well as aspects related to liability, and the appropriate procedures for implementation. Presents a new model for hospital organization for Clinical Engineers and administrators to implement Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Understand how to implement Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) within all types of organizations, including Human Resource impact, Technology Policy and Regulations, Health Technology Planning (HTP) and Acquisition, as well as Asset and Risk Management Transfer of knowledge from applied research in CE, HTM, HTP and HTA, from award-winning authors who are active in international health organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) and International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE)
A New Engineering/Health Care Partnership
Author: Committee on Engineering and the Health Care System,Institute of Medicine,Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Engineering
Publisher: National Academies Press
In a joint effort between the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine, this books attempts to bridge the knowledge/awareness divide separating health care professionals from their potential partners in systems engineering and related disciplines. The goal of this partnership is to transform the U.S. health care sector from an underperforming conglomerate of independent entities (individual practitioners, small group practices, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers et. al.) into a high performance "system" in which every participating unit recognizes its dependence and influence on every other unit. By providing both a framework and action plan for a systems approach to health care delivery based on a partnership between engineers and health care professionals, Building a Better Delivery System describes opportunities and challenges to harness the power of systems-engineering tools, information technologies and complementary knowledge in social sciences, cognitive sciences and business/management to advance the U.S. health care system.
How to Make Measurement Matter for Policy and Management
Author: Jonathan Cylus,Irene Papanicolas,Who Regional Office for Europe,Peter C. Smith
Publisher: Health Policy
Efficiency is one of the central preoccupations of health policy-makers and managers, and justifiably so. Inefficient care can lead to unnecessarily poor outcomes for patients, either in terms of their health, or in their experience of the health system. What is more, inefficiency anywhere in the system is likely to deny health improvement to patients who might have been treated if resources had been used better. Improving efficiency is therefore a compelling policy goal, especially in systems facing serious resource constraints. The desire for greater efficiency motivates a great deal of decision-making, but the routine use of efficiency metrics to guide decisions is severely lacking. To improve efficiency in the health system we must first be able to measure it and must therefore ensure that our metrics are relevant and useful for policy-makers and managers. In this book the authors explore the state of the art on efficiency measurement in health systems and international experts offer insights into the pitfalls and potential associated with various measurement techniques. The authors show that: 1) the core idea of efficiency is easy to understand in principle -- maximizing valued outputs relative to inputs, but is often difficult to make operational in real-life situations; 2) there have been numerous advances in data collection and availability, as well as innovative methodological approaches that give valuable insights into how efficiently health care is delivered; 3) our simple analytical framework can facilitate the development and interpretation of efficiency indicators. The authors use examples from Europe and around the world to explore how policy-makers and managers have used efficiency measurement to support their work in the past, and suggest ways they can make better use of efficiency measurement in the future. The study came out of the Observatory's LSE hub. It links to a forthcoming study offering further insights into how to develop and interpret policy relevant efficiency metrics and to the earlier volumes on performance measurement. It will be of considerable use to policymakers and their advisors, health care regulators, patient representative groups, managers and researchers.
A Case for Action
Author: Helena Legido-Quigley
Publisher: World Health Organization
People have always travelled within Europe for work and leisure, although never before with the current intensity. Now, however, they are travelling for many other reasons, including the quest for key services such as health care. Whatever the reason for travelling, one question they ask is "If I fall ill, will the health care I receive be of a high standard?". This book examines, for the first time, the systems that have been put in place in all of the European Union's 27 Member States. The picture it paints is mixed. Some have well developed systems, setting standards based on the best available evidence, monitoring the care provided, and taking action where it falls short. Others need to overcome significant obstacles.
Author: William H. Foege,Nils M.P. Daulaire,Robert E. Black,Clarence E. Pearson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Written by an international panel of distinguished global health experts, this book distills valuable lessons from a wide variety of successful health programs that have been implemented around the world. Global Health Leadership and Management gives practical suggestions for enhancing and developing the essential skills of leadership, management, communication, and project planning for health care leaders. The book will assist health leaders to work well within their communities and effectively plan, direct, implement, and evaluate effective programs and activities. Global Health Leadership and Management outlines and describes such core competencies as Identifying challenges and developing and managing policy Developing strategies, pathways, and solutions Creating networks and partnerships and planning for change Learning from experience to build a generation of leaders Leading and managing teams by recognizing and celebrating success
Author: Niyi Awofeso
Capacity building – which focuses on understanding the obstacles that prevent organisations from realising their goals, while promoting those features that help them to achieve measurable and sustainable results – is vital to improve the delivery of health care in both developed and developing countries. Organisations are important structural building blocks of health systems because they provide platforms for delivery of curative and preventive health services, and facilitate health workforce financing and functions. Organisational capacity building involves more than training and equipment and this book discusses management capacity to restructure systems, structures and roles strategically to optimise organisational performance in healthcare. Examining the topic in a practical and comprehensive way, Organisational Capacity Building in Health Systems is divided into five parts, looking at: What health organisations are and do Management and leadership in health organisations How to build capacity in health systems Building capacity in a range of health system contexts Dealing with challenges in building capacity and evaluating work Looking at how to effectively design, implement and evaluate organisational capacity building initiatives, this book is ideal for public health, health promotion and health management researchers, students and practitioners.
Principles and Organization for Health Information Services
Author: Margaret A. Skurka,Margaret Flettre Skurka
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Updated and Extensively Revised Guide to Developing Efficient Health Information Management Systems Health Information Management is the most comprehensive introduction to the study and development of health information management (HIM). Students in all areas of health care gain an unmatched understanding of the entire HIM profession and how it currently relates to the complex and continuously evolving field of health care in the United States. This brand-new Sixth Edition represents the most thorough revision to date of this cornerstone resource. Inside, a group of hand-picked HIM educators and practitioners representing the vanguard of the field provide fundamental guidelines on content and structure, analysis, assessment, and enhanced information. Fully modernized to reflect recent changes in the theory and practice of HIM, this latest edition features all-new illustrative examples and in-depth case studies, along with: Fresh and contemporary examinations of both electronic and print health records, data management, data privacy and security, health informatics and analytics, and coding and classification systems An engaging and user-friendly pedagogy, complete with learning objectives, key terms, case studies, and problems with workable solutions in every chapter Ready-to-use PowerPoint slides for lectures, full lesson plans, and a test bank for turnkey assessments A must-have resource for everyone in health care, Health Information Management, Sixth Edition, puts everything you need at your fingertips. Did You Know? This book is available as a Wiley E-Text. The Wiley E-Text is a complete digital version of the text that makes time spent studying more efficient. Course materials can be accessed on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device—so that learning can take place anytime, anywhere. A more affordable alternative to traditional print, the Wiley E-Text creates a flexible user experience: Access on-the-go Highlight and take notes Search across content Save money! The Wiley E-Text can be purchased in the following ways: Check with your bookstore for available e-textbook options Directly from: www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119151201.html
A Handbook for Health Promotion, Aging, and Health Services
Author: Thomas C. Timmreck
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Category: Family & Relationships
Planning, program development, and evaluation are emerging as routine functions of health care and social agencies. The concepts and approaches presented in this book provide an efficient approach to planning, program development, and evaluation for all health and human service populations.
Author: Richard K. Thomas
-First edition by McGraw-Hill, 1998. -Textbook for courses on health administration and planning -Author is fairly well-known in the field.
Strategic Issues and Performance
Author: Rockwell Schulz,Alton Cornelius Johnson
Publisher: Beard Books
"It is a provocative and useful compendium of ideas and historic perspectives that are current and applicable. It is a worthy contribution to the health care literature."
Author: S. Robert Hernandez
Publisher: Cengage Learning
The third edition of Strategic Human Resources Management In Health Services Organizations articulates the links that exist among strategy, organizational design and behavior, and human resources management: It not only describes human resources functions within organizations but also provides a model of major organizational components that shape the human resources options available for health services managers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.