Strategic Issues and Challenges in Health Management

Author: K V Ramani,Dileep V Mavalankar,Dipti Govil

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 0761936548

Category: Medical

Page: 227

View: 1008

Health and socio-economic development are so closely connected that it is impossible to achieve one without the other. While economic development in India has been gaining momentum over the last decade, our health system is at a critical point today. Government initiatives in public health have recorded some significant successes over time. However, the Indian health system is only ranked 118 among the 191 WHO member countries on overall health performance. Building health systems that are responsive to community needs, particularly for the poor requires politically difficult and administratively demanding decisions. Health should be a priority in its own right, as well as a means for economic development and poverty reduction. The health sector is complex with multiple goals, multiple products and different beneficiaries. India is now well placed to develop a uniquely Indian set of health sector reforms. This will enable the health system meet the increasing expectations of its users and personnel. Managerial challenges to meet community needs efficiently and effectively are many. These include ensuring availability, access, affordability and equity in delivering health services. The ten chapters in this book cover important strategic issues of health care in India and include - health system planning and development, financing, financing mechanisms, public-private partnerships

Management of Hospitals and Health Services

Strategic Issues and Performance

Author: Rockwell Schulz,Alton Cornelius Johnson

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 9781587981746

Category: Medical

Page: 330

View: 1469

"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."

Risk Management in Health Care Institutions: A Strategic Approach

Author: Florence Kavaler,Allen D. Spiegel

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763723149

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 444

View: 825

Risk management for health care institutions involves the protection of the assets of the organizations, agencies, and individual providers from liability. A strategic approach can result in significant cost savings. Risk Management in Health Care Institutions: A Strategic Approach offers governing boards, chief executive officers, administrators, and health profession students the opportunity to organize and devise a successful risk management program. Experts in risk management have contributed comprehensive, up-to-date syntheses of relevant topics to assist with practical risk management strategies.

Issues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2012 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481646788

Category: Medical

Page: 211

View: 8774

Issues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Health and Society. The editors have built Issues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Health and Society in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Strategic Issues Management

Organizations and Public Policy Challenges

Author: Robert L. Heath,Michael J. Palenchar

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412952115

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

View: 641

By exploring the communication options that organizations can employ in their stewardship to address crucial public policy options and engage in collaborative decision making, Strategic Issues Management gives students practical, actionable guidance. Issues management is vital to an organization's strategic management. It entails understanding and achieving high standards of corporate responsibility by listening to the opinions of key members of the public.

Public Health Policy and Management

Competences, Education and Training in Serbia

Author: Jankovic

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 9783131506719

Category: Medical

Page: 146

View: 4130

This exclusive travel guide guides the visitor through the most incredible activities to be found in Shanghai: savour the food of world-class chefs in Asia's most romantic two-seater salon; eat at the best holes-in-the-walls and discover local street food haunts; find the best tailors and quality cashmere, satins and brocades by the yard; expert ......

Managing Quality

Strategic Issues in Health Care Management

Author: H.T.O . Davies,M. Tavakoli,M. Malek,A. Neilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429832400

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 2362

First published in 1999, this eclectic collection of papers examines quality management in health care from a variety of standpoints. Managers, health care professionals and patients all have valid – but often differing – perspectives on the nature of quality, its creation and maintenance. This book explores these perspectives, beginning by asking such fundamental questions as ‘Is health care a business?’, ‘How should health services be designed?’ and ‘What is quality of care?’. Subsequent chapters then address the practicalities of measuring and improving health care quality. The chequered history of clinical audit is exposed in the UK (essentially the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle familiar to quality improvement specialists), and lessons are drawn for managerial action needed to increase the impact of such activities. These lessons have wider relevance to all involved in promoting the principles of continuous quality improvement (CQI). In addition, exploration of the growing role of performance indicators raises important issues about their meaningfulness and instrumentality in effecting real change. Improving clinical quality is now at the top of the agenda for many health systems. This book reviews the challenges faced and the tools available to meet them. It should prove valuable to a wide range of health care stakeholders interested in broadening their understanding of this rapidly developing field.

Leading Strategic Change in an Era of Healthcare Transformation

Author: Jim Austin,Judith Bentkover,Laurence Chait

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319307762

Category: Medical

Page: 207

View: 1670

This book focuses on how to lead transformative and strategic change in the healthcare industry in times of great uncertainty. Written for senior healthcare leaders, it will provide new tools, processes, examples and case studies offering an effective framework in which to transform healthcare systems. Specifically, leaders will be able to answer the following questions: • Why change? What has led us to today, and what is the current situation in healthcare? • What to change? What areas for change are most promising—areas with the greatest potential to yield significant benefits? • How to change? Will incremental changes meet the need, or are true transformations required? • When to change? Should changes start now, or should change wait for the stars to come into some special alignment? Healthcare is personal. Healthcare is local. And at the same time, healthcare is one of the greatest challenges faced by countries around the world. All major economies confront similar issues: “demand-side” growth in the care of aging populations in the face of “supply-side” resource constraints driven by ever-increasing costs of providing such care. While cultural, historical, and political differences among nations will yield different solutions, healthcare leaders across the globe must deal with ever-increasing uncertainty as to the scope and speed of their healthcare systems’ evolution. The magnitude of these challenges calls for fundamental change to address inherent problems in the healthcare system and ensure sustainable access to healthcare for generations to come. The problem is understanding where and how to change. Failures of strategy are often failures to anticipate a reality different than what organizations are prepared or willing to see. Both system-wide and organizational transformation means doing current activities more efficiently while layering on change. This book aims to provide leaders with the tools to help organizations and health care systems adapt and evolve to meet the new challenges of healthcare as it continues to evolve. Praise for Leading Strategic Change in an Era of Healthcare Transformation "The authors make the case for healthcare transformation, and more importantly outline the required steps from changing mindsets to opinions development...a useful guide for all future healthcare leaders."- John A. Quelch, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School "There are several lifetimes of knowledge in the book about leading strategic transformation in the healthcare sector... Strategic transformation requires 2 ingredients: expertise in the healthcare sector and knowledge about leading change. This volume accomplishes both."- Karen Hein, Former President of the William T. Grant Foundation, Adjunct Professor of Family & Community Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School and Visiting Fellow, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University "An essential guide for healthcare leaders seeking to transform their organization in these demanding times."- Dr. Mario Moussa, President, Moussa Consulting and co-author of The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas and Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance

Partners In Success: Strategic Hr And Entrepreneurship

Author: Editors: Nina Muncherji,Upider Dhar

Publisher: Excel Books India

ISBN: 9788174467010

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 730

View: 6925

Papers presented at the Nirma International Conference on Management, held at Ahmedabad in January 2009.

Tackling Chronic Disease in Europe

Strategies, Interventions and Challenges

Author: Reinhard Busse

Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe

ISBN: 9289041927

Category: Medical

Page: 111

View: 5251

Chronic conditions and diseases are the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in Europe, accounting for 86% of total premature deaths, and research suggests that complex conditions such as diabetes and depression will impose an even greater health burden in the future - and not only for the rich and elderly in high-income countries, but increasingly for the poor as well as low- and middle-income countries. The epidemiologic and economic analyses in the first part of the book suggest that policy-makers should make chronic disease a priority. This book highlights the issues and focuses on the strategies and interventions that policy-makers have at their disposal to tackle this increasing challenge. Strategic discussed in the second part of this volume include (1) prevention and early detection, (2) new provider qualifications (e.g. nurse practitioners) and settings, (3) disease management programmes and (4) integrated care models. But choosing the right strategies will be difficult, particularly given the limited evidence on effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. In the third part, the book therefore outlines and discusses institutional and organizational challenges for policy-makers and managers: (1) stimulating the development of new effective pharmaceuticals and medical devices, (2) designing appropriate financial incentives, (3) improving coordination, (4) using information and communication technology, and (5) ensuring evaluation. To tackle these challenges successfully, key policy recommendations are made.

Strategic Human Resources Management in Health Services Organizations

Author: S. Robert Hernandez

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0766835405

Category: Education

Page: 592

View: 6497

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.

Shortell and Kaluzny's Healthcare Management: Organization Design and Behavior

Author: Lawton Burns,Elizabeth Bradley,Bryan Weiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133418481

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 8886

Completely updated to address the challenges faced by modern health care organizations, the sixth edition of SHORTELL AND KALUZNY'S HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT: ORGANIZATION DESIGN AND BEHAVIOR offers a more global perspective on how the United States and other countries address issues of health and health care. Written by internationally recognized and respected experts in the field, the new edition continues to bring a systemic understanding of organizational principles, practices, and insight to the management of health services organizations. Based on state-of-the-art organizational theory and research, the text emphasizes application and challenges you to provide a solution or a philosophical position. Coverage includes topics ranging from pay for performance and information technology to ethics and medical tourism and expands upon a major theme of the fifth edition: health care leaders must effectively design and manage health care organizations while simultaneously influencing and adapting to changes in environmental context. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Managing Health Services

Concepts and Practice

Author: Mary G. Harris

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 9780729537599

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 6544

Managing health Services, concepts and practice provides a valuable practice resource for health service management students and managers. The text is arranged according to six major themes, health service managers and changing organisational context, working with people, working with information, includes many case studies.

Information Security Management: Global Challenges in the New Millennium

Global Challenges in the New Millennium

Author: Dhillon, Gurpreet

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781930708860

Category: Computers

Page: 364

View: 4385

Information security is moving much higher up the agenda of corporate concerns. If information is our most important asset, then we must gird ourselves up for the task of protecting it properly. Information Security Management: Global Challenges in the New Millennium focuses on aspects of information security planning, evaluation, design and implementation.

Service Business Model Innovation in Healthcare and Hospital Management

Models, Strategies, Tools

Author: Mario A. Pfannstiel,Christoph Rasche

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319464124

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 3602

This book demonstrates how to successfully manage and lead healthcare institutions by employing the logic of business model innovation to gain competitive advantages. Since clerk-like routines in professional organizations tend to overlook patient and service-centered healthcare solutions, it challenges the view that competition and collaboration in the healthcare sector should not only incorporate single-end services, therapies or diagnosis related groups. Moreover, the authors focus on holistic business models, which place greater emphasis on customer needs and put customers and patients first. The holistic business models approach addresses topics such as business operations, competitiveness, strategic business objectives, opportunities and threats, critical success factors and key performance indicators.The contributions cover various aspects of service business innovation such as reconfiguring the hospital business model in healthcare delivery, essential characteristics of service business model innovation in healthcare, guided business modeling and analysis for business professionals, patient-driven service delivery models in healthcare, and continuous and co-creative business model creation. All of the contributions introduce business models and strategies, process innovations, and toolkits that can be applied at the managerial level, ensuring the book will be of interest to healthcare professionals, hospital managers and consultants, as well as scholars, whose focus is on improving value-generating and competitive business architectures in the healthcare sector.

Strategic Management

Issues and Cases

Author: Paul W. Dobson,Ken Starkey,John Richards

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405142367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 3027

This highly popular introduction to strategic management has nowbeen revised to take account of the latest developments in thefield. New edition of a highly popular introduction to strategicmanagement. Provides a clear framework for understanding the issues incorporate strategy, supported by current case examples. Revised to take account of the latest development in thefield. Now features twelve new cases. Includes new chapters on issues relating to the resource-basedview of the firm, innovation, learning, and the ‘neweconomy’. Includes a new concluding chapter looking at present and futureissues in strategic management. Continues to combine the latest management concepts with andemphasis on current business applications and implementation.

Measuring and Improving Productivity in Services

Issues, Strategies and Challenges

Author: Faridah Djellal,Faiz Gallouj

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848444966

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 4346

The question of how to measure and improve productivity in services has been a recurrent topic in political debates and in academic studies for several decades. The concept of productivity, which was developed initially for industrial and agricultural economies poses few difficulties when applied to standardized products. The advent of the service economy contributed to call into question, if not the relevance of this concept, at least its definition and measurement methods. This book takes stock of the issues met by productivity in services on theoretical, methodological and operational levels. The authors examine various definitions of productivity and the main methods of its measurement. A survey of recent conceptual and methodological debates on the notion of productivity is also presented. A more operational and strategic perspective is then adopted in order to identify and analyze the main levers, factors and determinants for improving productivity and, more generally, the actual strategies adopted for this purpose in firms and organisations. Providing a deep understanding of the specific and underestimated performance processes within service industries, this book will be of great interest to those involved in industrial economics, management science and public administration.