Clinical Governance

A Guide to Implementation for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Robert McSherry,Paddy Pearce

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118276027

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Clinical Governance: A Guide to Implementation for Healthcare Professionals provides a comprehensive overview of what is meant by clinical governance and how it can be implemented in practice. It explores the evolution of clinical governance, its key components, legal implications, the barriers to implementing it, and its impact. Clinical Governance provides step-by-step practical advice, facilitating better understanding of the key principles of clinical governance. This third edition has been fully updated throughout to incorporate a more integrated approach to achieving clinical governance, with an additional chapter on education and training. Each chapter includes reflective questions, activities and case studies taken from clinical practice as well as a full list of references and further reading.
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An Introduction to Biomedical Science in Professional and Clinical Practice

Author: Sarah Jane Pitt,Jim Cunningham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111868771X

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Biomedical Science in Professional and Clinical Practice is essential reading for all trainee biomedical scientists looking for an introduction to the biomedical science profession whether they are undergraduates following an accredited biomedical sciences BSc, graduate trainees or experienced staff with overseas qualifications. This book guides trainees through the subjects, which they need to understand to meet the standards required by the Health Professions Council for state registration. These include professional topics, laws and guidelines governing clinical pathology, basic laboratory techniques and an overview of each pathology discipline. It helps trainees at any stage of training and in any pathology discipline(s) to think creatively about how to gather evidence of their understanding and professional competence. By referring to specialist sources of information in each area, it helps students to explore particular topics in more depth and to keep up to date with professional and legal changes. It is also of value to any Training Officers who are looking for ideas while planning a programme of training for a trainee biomedical scientist. The book includes basic principles of working in the pathology laboratory including laws and regulations, which must be observed, such as health and safety, data protection and equal opportunities laws and guidelines. Practical exercises are included throughout the book with examples of coursework, suggestions for further exercises and self -assessment. Summary boxes of key facts are clearly set out in each chapter and ideas for group/tutorial discussions are also provided to enhance student understanding.
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Health Information Governance in a Digital Environment

Author: E.J.S. Hovenga,H. Grain

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614992916

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 384

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Delivering the desired benefits from using information technology in healthcare requires a high degree of data standardization, effective governance and semantic interoperability between systems in the health industry. Corporate chief executive officers (CEOs) and company boards need to be more aware of their governance responsibility. This publication explains these concepts to assist the reader to collaboratively work with others to meet these challenges. With contributions from internationally distinguished authors, this book is a valuable cutting edge resource for anyone working in or for the health industry today and especially for: • Policy and decision makers, • Healthcare professionals, • Health information managers, • Health informaticians and • ICT professionals about: • Data governance. • Semantic interoperability • IT in health care • Information security governance The book is suitable for use as a basic text or reference supporting professional, undergraduate and postgraduate curricula preparing students for practice as health or IT professionals working in today's healthcare system.
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Practising Clinical Supervision

A Reflective Approach for Healthcare Professionals

Author: John Driscoll

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702027790

Category: Medical

Page: 249

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. With contributors from the UK and Australia, the second edition builds on the success of the original, which was praised for engaging readers and being a pragmatic and practice-orientated addition to the literature on clinical supervision. This edition is written in accessible style and will appeal to those both new to clinical supervision or experienced. It provides a thought-provoking, user friendly and practical guide to the subject.
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Practice Development in the Clinical Setting

A Guide to Implementation

Author: Robert McSherry,Christopher C. Bassett

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748761463

Category: Medical

Page: 132

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Helps the reader to follow new government directives on ensuring quality and cost effectiveness.Provides helpful suggestions on how to address obstacles to practice development in everyday practice.Reflective questions, activities and case studies present a direct treatment of how to implement practice development.
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Value Management in Healthcare

How to Establish a Value Management Office to Support Value-Based Outcomes in Healthcare

Author: Nathan William Tierney

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351591487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 337

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Our current healthcare system’s broken. The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) predicts health care costs could increase from 6% to 14% of GDP by 2060. The cause of this increase is due to (1) a global aging population, (2) growing affluence, (3) rise in chronic diseases, and (4) better-informed patients; all of which raises the demand for healthcare. In 2006, Michael Porter and Elizabeth Teisberg authored the book ‘Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results.’ In it, they present their analysis of the root causes plaguing the health care industry and make the case for why providers, suppliers, consumers, and employers should move towards a patient-centric approach that optimizes value for patients. According to Porter, "value for patients should be the overarching principle for our broken system." Since 2006, Mr. Porter, accompanied by his esteemed Harvard colleague, Robert Kaplan, have worked tirelessly to promote this new approach and pilot it with leading healthcare delivery organizations like Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson, and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Given the current state of global healthcare, there is urgency to achieve widespread adoption of this new approach. The intent of this book is to equip all healthcare delivery organizations with a guide for putting the value-based concept into practice. This book defines the practice of value-based health care as Value Management. The book explores Mr. Porter’s Value Equation (Value = Outcomes/ Cost), which is central to Value Management, and provides a step-by-step process for how to calculate the components of this equation. On the outcomes side, the book presents the Value Realization Framework, which translates organizational mission and strategy into a comprehensive set of performance measures and contextualizes the measures for healthcare delivery. On the costs side, the book details the Harvard endorsed time-driven activity based costing (TDABC) methodology, which has proven to be a modern catalyst for defining HDO costs. Finally, this book covers the need and a plan to establish a Value Management Office to lead the delivery transformation and govern operations. This book is designed in a format where any organization can read it and acquire the fundamentals and methodologies of Value Management. It is intended for healthcare delivery organizations in need of learning the specifics of achieving the implementation of value-based healthcare.
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The Ultimate Guide to Competency Assessment in Health Care

Author: Donna K. Wright

Publisher: Creative Health Care Management

ISBN: 1886624666

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 509

It is time to move your competency assessment process beyond meeting regulatory standards to creating excellence The Ultimate Guide to Competency Assessment in Health Care is packed with ready-to-use tools designed to help you develop, implement and evaluate competencies. More than that, you will find a new way of thinking about competency assessment - a way that is outcome-focused and accountability-based. With over 20,000 copies sold world-wide, it is the most trusted resource on competency assessment available.
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Patient Safety

Principles and Practice

Author: Jacqueline Fowler Byers, PhD, RN, CNAA,Susan V. White, PhD, RN, CPHQ

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826133472

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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This book provides readers with both a foundation of theoretical knowledge regarding patient safety as well as evidence-based strategies for preventing errors in various clinical settings. The authorsí goal is to help clinicians and administrators gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop safe patient practices in their organizations. Key topics include: An overview of evidence-based best practices for patient safety Clear explanation of important patient safety policies and legislation Innovative uses of technology such as computerized provider order entry, barcoding medications, and computerized clinical decision support systems The importance of an informed patient in preventing medical errors How to communicate with the public and the patient about errors if they occur Special patient safety concerns for children, the elderly, and the mentally ill
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Working Positively with Personality Disorder in Secure Settings

A Practitioner's Perspective

Author: Phil Willmot,Neil Gordon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470973127

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Working Positively with Personality Disorder in Secure Settings provides a positive, compassionate and evidence-based guide to working with patients with personality disorders. Unique in both its coverage and in its positive and evidence-based approach to working with patients with personality disorders Written with a practical focus by experienced practitioners in the field Offers a broad approach, with contributions from forensic and clinical psychologists, nurses, and therapists Covers therapy and therapeutic relationships, and issues of supervision, workforce development, treatment evaluation, team dynamics and managing boundaries Includes a strong patient focus and a number of personal accounts from patients who have received therapy themselves
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Clinical Audit For Doctors

Author: Margaret Keane,Robert Ghosh

Publisher: M-Y Books Distribution

ISBN: 1906839514

Category: Medical

Page: 145

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Not sure where to start with your clinical audit? Would you like to know how to perform the ideal clinical audit? It is well recognised that clinical audit is a fundamental tool to maintain high standards of clinical excellence within healthcare. It is th
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Engineering a Learning Healthcare System:

A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary

Author: Institute of Medicine,National Academy of Engineering

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309120640

Category: Medical

Page: 340

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Improving our nation's healthcare system is a challenge which, because of its scale and complexity, requires a creative approach and input from many different fields of expertise. Lessons from engineering have the potential to improve both the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery. The fundamental notion of a high-performing healthcare system--one that increasingly is more effective, more efficient, safer, and higher quality--is rooted in continuous improvement principles that medicine shares with engineering. As part of its Learning Health System series of workshops, the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care and the National Academy of Engineering, hosted a workshop on lessons from systems and operations engineering that could be applied to health care. Building on previous work done in this area the workshop convened leading engineering practitioners, health professionals, and scholars to explore how the field might learn from and apply systems engineering principles in the design of a learning healthcare system. Engineering a Learning Healthcare System: A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary focuses on current major healthcare system challenges and what the field of engineering has to offer in the redesign of the system toward a learning healthcare system.
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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Author: Elizabeth Haxby,David Hunter,Siân Jaggar

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191015563

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Clinical Governance is integral to healthcare and all doctors must have an understanding of both basic principles, and how to apply them in daily practice. Within the Clinical Governance framework, patient safety is the top priority for all healthcare organisations, with the prevention of avoidable harm a key goal. Traditionally medical training has concentrated on the acquisition of knowledge and skills related to diagnostic intervention and therapeutic procedures. The need to focus on non-technical aspects of clinical practice, including communication and team working, is now evident; ensuring tomorrow's staff are competent to function effectively in any healthcare facility. This book provides a guide to how healthcare systems work; their structure, regulation and inspection, and key areas including risk management, resource effectiveness and wider aspects of knowledge management. Changing curricula at undergraduate level reflect this, but post-graduate training is lagging behind and does not always equip trainees appropriately for a hectic clinical environment. An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety presents a simple overview of clinical governance in context, highlighting important principles required to function effectively in a pressurised healthcare environment. It is presented in short sections based on the original seven pillars of clinical governance. These have been expanded to include the fundamental principles of systems, team working, leadership, accountability, and ownership in healthcare, with examples from everyday practice. This format is designed to facilitate use as a 'pocket guide' which can be dipped into during the working day, as well as for general reading. Examples from all branches of medicine are presented to facilitate understanding. Contributors are taken from a broad base - from junior doctors to internationally recognised experts - ensuring issues are addressed from all perspectives.
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Integrated Care Pathways

A Practical Approach to Implementation

Author: Sue Middleton,Adrian Roberts

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

ISBN: 9780750640879

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 155

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* Explains the concept of care pathways - from initial idea through to working model * Focuses on the use of Integrated Care Pathways to facilitate multidisciplinary involvement in patient care * Highlights potential pitfalls and advises on how to overcome them to ensure successful operation of care pathways * A useful set of Appendices with clinical examples provides a practical tool for setting up your own Integrated Care Pathways
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Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes

A User’s Guide

Author: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/AHRQ

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 1587634333

Category: Medical

Page: 356

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This User’s Guide is intended to support the design, implementation, analysis, interpretation, and quality evaluation of registries created to increase understanding of patient outcomes. For the purposes of this guide, a patient registry is an organized system that uses observational study methods to collect uniform data (clinical and other) to evaluate specified outcomes for a population defined by a particular disease, condition, or exposure, and that serves one or more predetermined scientific, clinical, or policy purposes. A registry database is a file (or files) derived from the registry. Although registries can serve many purposes, this guide focuses on registries created for one or more of the following purposes: to describe the natural history of disease, to determine clinical effectiveness or cost-effectiveness of health care products and services, to measure or monitor safety and harm, and/or to measure quality of care. Registries are classified according to how their populations are defined. For example, product registries include patients who have been exposed to biopharmaceutical products or medical devices. Health services registries consist of patients who have had a common procedure, clinical encounter, or hospitalization. Disease or condition registries are defined by patients having the same diagnosis, such as cystic fibrosis or heart failure. The User’s Guide was created by researchers affiliated with AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program, particularly those who participated in AHRQ’s DEcIDE (Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness) program. Chapters were subject to multiple internal and external independent reviews.
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Clinical Governance in Mental Health and Learning Disability Services

A Practical Guide

Author: Adrian Worrall

Publisher: RCPsych Publications

ISBN: 9781904671121

Category: Medical

Page: 375

View: 7851

This practical handbook describes the foundations and the key elements of clinical governance as they apply to mental health and learning disability services. Key topics include: service user involvement; clinical audit; clinical risk management; evidence-based practice; information management; staffing; and education and training. These issues have special relevance to mental health and learning disability services, which often engage a more varied staff than many others. Difficulties may arise when viewpoints diverge, as might be the case between health, social services and criminal justice professionals. Above all, user and carer involvement calls for special insights. Patients and carers are often vulnerable and misunderstood: the protection of their rights calls for skills of advocacy and communication. Two sets of standards that describe the structures and strategies required to implement clinical governance, and ways managers can support their front-line staff, are provided. Practical guide for practitioners and managers. Well-illustrated, concise chapters presenting a wealth of practical wisdom from expert writers. Comprehensive clinical governance standards.
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Clinical Effectiveness and Clinical Governance Made Easy

Author: Ruth Chambers,Elizabeth Boath,David Rogers

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781846191466

Category: Clinical competence

Page: 127

View: 9602

This text presents a guide to clinical effectiveness and governance. It aims to increase awareness of, and skills in, an evidence-based approach to health care, and there is advice on collecting, evaluating, interpreting and applying evidence.
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A Practitioner's Guide to Telemental Health

How to Conduct Legal, Ethical, and Evidence-Based Telepractice

Author: David D. Luxton,Marlene M. Maheu

Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

ISBN: 9781433822278

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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