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: 3229

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: 4071

"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."

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: 4153

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.

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: 7472

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: 2662

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 http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Strategic Human Resources Management in Health Services Organizations

Author: S. Robert Hernandez

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0766835405

Category: Education

Page: 592

View: 7739

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.

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: 1385

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.

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: 2324

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.

Tackling Chronic Disease in Europe

Strategies, Interventions and Challenges

Author: Reinhard Busse

Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe

ISBN: 9289041927

Category: Medical

Page: 111

View: 7423

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.

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: 7719

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

Human Resource Management

Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

Author: Rae Simons

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1926692896

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 4060

Human resource management is the strategic approach to management of an organization’s most valuable asset—its people. It covers the recruitment, management, and direction of people who work for the organization and deals with employee compensation and benefits, hiring and training, performance management, organization development, safety and wellness, and organizational communication. Human Resource Management: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities covers a broad array of topics on human resources management, including new emphasis on corporate social commitment, management practices that are essential for retaining effective professionals, financial rewards to stimulate longer workforce participation, entrepreneurial leadership, examination of leadership styles in different countries, dealing with organizational change, teamwork and employee resistance, integrating human resources aspects with corporate goals, and more. This book provides an interesting group of chapters that shed light on a variety of international human resources management styles and practices. The competitive nature of twenty-first-century global commerce requires that businesses be managed strategically by managers who are knowledgeable in the principles of the field. The efficient, nonexploitive use of human resources is essential to building successful businesses around the world.

Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527503742

Category: Executive ability

Page: 382

View: 3993

Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.

Managing Human Resources in Health Care Organizations

Author: Leiyu Shi,Professor Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore Maryland Director Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center Leiyu Shi

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449630375

Category: Medical

Page: 412

View: 2239

Light on complex theoretical language, this relevant, accessible text offers a hands-on approach to studying human resources in various healthcare systems such as hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, managed care settings, private practices, and public health clinics. The book can be used as a stand-alone textbook in undergraduate or graduate level courses on human resources. With its practice-oriented approach, it is also a valuable resource for current health care organizations.

Redesigning Healthcare Delivery

A Practical Guide to Reengineering, Restructuring, and Renewal

Author: Peter Boland

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780965271714

Category: Medical

Page: 926

View: 1523

One of the greatest challenges in health care is reaorganizing its core processes. These reorganization initiatives are most often pursued under pressure from empoyers, consumers, advances in medical technologies, and changes in payer policy. Redesigning Healthcare Delivery teaches practitioners, managers, and executives proven new ways to predict and manage the needs of patient populations, improve customer service, and refocus their organizations on administrative and clinical tasks to ensure future success.

Public Health Policy and Management

Competences, Education and Training in Serbia

Author: Jankovic

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 9783131506719

Category: Medical

Page: 146

View: 7938

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 ......

Partners In Success: Strategic Hr And Entrepreneurship

Author: Editors: Nina Muncherji,Upider Dhar

Publisher: Excel Books India

ISBN: 9788174467010

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 730

View: 663

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

Manual of Healthcare Leadership - Essential Strategies for Physician and Administrative Leaders

Author: Donald Lombardi,Anthony Slonim

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071794859

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 4151

How physician executives and managers can become outstanding leaders in times of rapid change Written by authors who have more than sixty years of combined experience in healthcare, physician, and organizational leadership, this groundbreaking book is an innovative blueprint for overcoming the complex changes and challenges faced by leaders in today's healthcare environment. Rather than being a theoretic work, The Manual of Healthcare Leadership is intended to be a relevant, practical, and real-world guide that addresses the myriad organizational, regulatory, budgetary, legal, staffing, educational, political, and social issues facing leaders in the healthcare industry. One of the primary goals of this book is to enable readers to maximize the performance of each staff member in the interest of collectively providing peerless healthcare to their service community. The strategies offered throughout the text include the "why, what, and how" necessary to solve specific problems and challenges encountered by healthcare managers and leaders. Instruction is provided not only with text, but with diagrams and other resources specifically designed to demonstrate sequential thinking and the progressive application of solutions. With this book in hand, healthcare leaders will be able to confidently select, train, guide, and assess their staff. They will also be able to negotiate, plan, resolve problems, manage change and crisis, and handle the thousand and one other challenges that come their way on a daily basis.

Introduction to Health Care Management

Author: Sharon B. Buchbinder,Nancy H. Shanks

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144967559X

Category: Law

Page: 498

View: 9703

Introduction to Health Care Management is a concise, reader-friendly, introductory healthcare management book that covers a wide variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals to nursing homes and clinics. Filled with examples to engage the reader’s imagination, the important issues in healthcare management, such as ethics, cost management, strategic planning and marketing, information technology, and human resources, are all thoroughly covered. Guidelines and rubrics along with numerous case studies make this text both student-friendly and teacher friendly. It is the perfect resource for students of healthcare management, nursing, allied health, business administration, pharmacy, occupational therapy, public administration, and public health. “Drs. Buchbinder and Shanks have done a masterful job in selecting topics and authors and putting them together in a meaningful and coherent manner. Each chapter of the book is designed to give the student the core content that must become part of the repertoire of each and every healthcare manager, whether entry level or senior executive. Each of the chapters and accompanying cases serve to bring to life what it means to be a truly competent healthcare manager.” —Leonard H. Friedman, PhD, MPA, MPH, Professor, Dept of Health Services Management and Leadership, and Director of the Master of Health Services Administration program, George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services “I am very happy with Health Care Management and will be adopting it for a new course that I will be teaching. This is probably the best management text I have seen so far. I was thrilled to receive it.” —Sally K. Fauchald, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, The College of St. Scholastica “A solid text that covers a wide range of management topics.” —Michael H. Sullivan, Director HCA Program, Methodist University, Fayetteville, North Carolina