Fundamentals of Health Care Improvement

A Guide to Improving Your Patient's Care

Author: Gregory S. Ogrinc,Jcr

Publisher: Joint Commission Resources

ISBN: 1599405695

Category: Medical

Page: 190

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Rev. ed. of: Fundamentals of health care improvement: a guide to improving your patients' care / Gregory S. Ogrinc and Linda A. Headrick. c2008.
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Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement

Author: Amitava Mitra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118705440

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 816

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A statistical approach to the principles of quality control and management Incorporating modern ideas, methods, and philosophies of quality management, Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, Fourth Edition presents a quantitative approach to management-oriented techniques and enforces the integration of statistical concepts into quality assurance methods. Utilizing a sound theoretical foundation and illustrating procedural techniques through real-world examples, the timely new edition bridges the gap between statistical quality control and quality management. Promoting a unique approach, the book focuses on the use of experimental design concepts as well as the Taguchi method for creating product/process designs that successfully incorporate customer needs, improve lead time, and reduce costs. The Fourth Edition of Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement also includes: New topical coverage on risk-adjustment, capability indices, model building using regression, and survival analysis Updated examples and exercises that enhance the readers’ understanding of the concepts Discussions on the integration of statistical concepts to decision making in the realm of quality assurance Additional concepts, tools, techniques, and issues in the field of health care and health care quality A unique display and analysis of customer satisfaction data through surveys with strategic implications on decision making, based on the degree of satisfaction and the degree of importance of survey items Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, Fourth Edition is an ideal book for undergraduate and graduate-level courses in management, technology, and engineering. The book also serves as a valuable reference for practitioners and professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of statistical quality control, quality assurance, product/process design, total quality management, and/or Six Sigma training in quality improvement.
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Fundamentals of Health Care Administration

Author: Shelley C. Safian

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133065633

Category: Medical

Page: 353

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For all introductory courses in health care administration. This foundational text introduces future health care administrators to the full scope of responsibilities associated with these crucial positions. Foundations of Health Care Administration prepares students for comprehensive education on the health care industry, and helps them build the strong critical thinking and analysis skills they will need as administrators. Its broad coverage includes finance, human resources, risk assessment, crisis management, compliance, internal and external audits, quality assessment/control, performance improvement, legal and ethical concerns, and more. The first chapter includes a bulleted list of required knowledge and skills from an actual health care administrator's job description. The remaining chapters tie directly to that job description. Each chapter illustrates key concepts with relevant examples, including short selections from authoritative government documents. Complex concepts are organized into bulleted lists or steps, making them easier to understand and use. Extensive chapter review includes multiple choice, matching, short answer, and true/false questions.
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Fundamentals of US Health Care: Principles and Perspectives

Author: Charles E. Yesalis,Robert M. Politzer,Harry Holt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285414683

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Fundamentals of US Health Care: Principles and Perspectives takes the broad, complex topic of health care in the United States and presents it in a digestible, easy-to-read format. Focusing on some of the fundamental issues facing the heath care system today, this text delivers simple, objective coverage of key topics including cost, access, quality, financing, manpower, and public health. By blending current, factual data, basic principles, and multiple perspectives on controversial issues, the authors provide a balanced approach to the core issues facing the health care industry. Case studies and vignettes throughout the text allow readers to explore how current health care problems impact real-life situations and to hone their critical thinking skills for their future professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Value by Design

Developing Clinical Microsystems to Achieve Organizational Excellence

Author: Eugene C. Nelson,Paul B. Batalden,Marjorie M. Godfrey,Joel S. Lazar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470901359

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Value by Design is a practical guide for real-world improvement in clinical microsystems. Clinical microsystem theory, as implemented by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and health care organizations nationally and internationally, is the foundation of high-performing front line health care teams who achieve exceptional quality and value. These authors combine theory and principles to create a strategic framework and field-tested tools to assess and improve systems of care. Their approach links patients, families, health care professionals and strategic organizational goals at all levels of the organization: micro, meso and macrosystem levels to achieve the ultimate quality and value a health care system is capable of offering.
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Fundamentals of Human Resources in Healthcare

Author: Bruce Fried,Myron D. Fottler

Publisher: Health Administration Press

ISBN: 9781567939408

Category: Health facilities

Page: 419

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Erik L. Carlton, DrPH, is assistant professor of health systems management and policy and the director of the Master of Health Administration program at the University of Memphis School of Public Health, where he teaches courses in healthcare management leadership, population health management, healthcare quality and outcomes, and health policy and the organization of health systems. He also holds adjunct faculty appointments in preventive medicine and in advanced practice and doctoral studies and is an affiliate faculty member with the Center for Health Systems Improvement at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. Dr. Carlton¿s current research focuses on public health and healthcare leadership, the intersection of public health and primary care systems, and the integration of behavioral health into healthcare and public health systems. Dr. Carlton has nearly two decades of managerial and leadership experience in both private- and public-sector organizations. He has served as a consultant to numerous local health departments, hospital systems, and other healthcare organizations. He is a past chair of the Public Health Academics section of the Tennessee Public Health Association and a past treasurer of the Health Administration section of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Carlton is a behavioral health clinician licensed to practice in marriage and family therapy. He previously operated a private therapy practice, and he continues to consult with public health and healthcare organizations on behavioral health integration and strategies. Dr. Carlton holds a doctor of public health degree in health services management and a master of science degree in family studies (with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy), both from the University of Kentucky.
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Fundamentals of Midwifery

A Textbook for Students

Author: Louise Lewis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118528026

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Fundamentals of Midwifery: A Textbook for Students makes the subject of midwifery accessible, informative and motivating, ensuring that it is an essential text for the aspiring midwife! This resource brings together knowledge from a collection of clinical experts and experienced academics to support your learning and prepare you for the challenges faced in contemporary midwifery healthcare. It presents you with the ‘must-have’ information that you need concerning both the theoretical and practical aspects of what it means to be a midwife. With extensive full colour illustrations throughout, as well as activities and scenarios, this user-friendly textbook will support you throughout your entire education programme. Fundamentals of Midwifery is essential reading for all pre-registration student midwives, as well as newly qualified midwives. KEY FEATURES: • Broad and comprehensive in scope, with chapters on: team working; antenatal care, intrapartum and postnatal care; infant feeding; public health and health promotion; perinatal mental health; complementary therapies; pharmacology and medicines management; and emergencies. • Interactive and student-friendly in approach, with activities throughout. • Brings together professional and clinical topics in one user-friendly book. • Ties in with the latest NMC Standards for pre-registration midwifery education. • Supported by an online resource centre featuring interactive multiple-choice questions, additional scenarios and activities, and links to further reading.
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Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Health Care and Translational Science

Author: Francesco Chiappelli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642418570

Category: Medical

Page: 394

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Comparative effectiveness research – the conduct and synthesis of systematic research in order to compare the benefits and harms of alternative treatment options – is of critical importance in enabling informed health care decisions to be made. This user-friendly, practical handbook examines in depth how best to perform such comparative effectiveness research. A wide range of topics and methods are discussed, including research synthesis, sampling analysis, assessment of evidence design, systematic evaluation of statistical analysis, and meta-analysis. The discussion extends well beyond the fundamentals by encompassing “complex” systematic reviews, “cumulative” meta-analyses, and logic-based versus utility-based decision making. Health care providers, researchers, instructors, and students will all find this to be an invaluable reference on the compelling current issues and important analytical tools in comparative effectiveness research.
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Fundamentals of Health Care Financial Management

A Practical Guide to Fiscal Issues and Activities, 4th Edition

Author: Steven Berger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118801741

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Learn the essentials of finance theory and practice with thetools needed in day-to-day practice In this thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition ofFundamentals of Health Care Financial Management, consultantand educator Steven Berger offers a practical step-by-step approachto understanding the fundamental theories and relationships guidingfinancial decisions in health care organization. Using cases set ina fictional mid-sized hospital, the book takes the reader into theinner workings of the finance executive's office. As in the previous editions, this book introduces students tokey practical concepts in fundamental areas of financialmanagement. This innovative introduction to the most-used tools andtechniques includes health care accounting and financialstatements; managing cash, billings and collections; making majorcapital investments; determining cost and using cost information indecision-making; budgeting and performance measurement; andpricing. Also covered in depth are the financial implications of PatientProtection and Affordable Care Act, which will increase patientvolume, reduce bad debt, factor quality and patient satisfactioninto the financial picture, and significantly affect how hospitalsand physicians are paid for services. Students focusing on the business side of health care will findFundamentals of Health Care Financial Management: A PracticalGuide to Fiscal Issues and Activities, 4th Edition avaluable text for understanding the workings of the health carefinancial system.
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