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

View: 2945


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

Fundamentals of Health Care Administration

Author: Shelley C. Safian

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133065633

Category: Medical

Page: 353

View: 5502


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.

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

View: 4559


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.

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

View: 9659


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.

Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement

Author: Amitava Mitra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Mathematics

Page: 784

View: 4451


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, this timely new edition bridges the gap between statistical quality control and quality management. The book promotes a unique "do it right the first time" approach and 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. Further management-oriented topics of discussion include total quality management; quality function deployment; activity-based costing; balanced scorecard; benchmarking; failure mode and effects criticality analysis; quality auditing; vendor selection and certification; and the Six Sigma quality philosophy. Topics new to this edition include risk adjustment, capability indices, and model building using regression. Over one-fourth of the examples, exercises, and chapter case studies have been deleted with replacement counterparts.

Fundamentals of Midwifery

A Textbook for Students

Author: Louise Lewis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118528026

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 6265


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.

Fundamentals of Human Resources in Healthcare

Author: Bruce Fried,Myron D. Fottler

Publisher: Health Administration Press

ISBN: 9781567939408

Category: Health facilities

Page: 419

View: 5191


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.

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723435340

Category: Medical

Page: 748

View: 6705


This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references

Taking Improvement from the Assembly Line to Healthcare

The Application of Lean within the Healthcare Industry

Author: Ronald G. Bercaw

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439862400

Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 7750


According to a report by the Institute of Medicine, up to 98,000 deaths per year occur in U.S. hospitals as a result of adverse events. In other words, errors in hospitals cause more annual deaths than car accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS. With the healthcare system in such critical condition, Lean is the best possible treatment. Winner of a 2013 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award! Taking Improvement from the Assembly Line to Healthcare: The Application of Lean within the Healthcare Industry supplies step-by-step guidance on how to implement Lean methods to achieve world-class improvement within the healthcare industry. Specific examples of this approach are provided in emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, orthopedic clinics, general internal medicine, administration, and community care. Highlighting quality, safety, and financial evidence as to why immediate change is both possible and essential, the book provides a firm foundation in Lean improvement and the tools used to deliver sustainable solutions. It presents client interviews and case studies from the U.S. and Canada to provide readers with the real-world understanding needed to embark and sustain a successful improvement journey. With two decades of experience in industrial operations management, Ronald Bercaw details a proven approach for discovering waste and delivering improvement in healthcare organizations. He presents powerful insights gained through successful Lean implementations in private industry, U.S. and Canadian healthcare systems, U.S. Pentagon business systems, U.S. Surgeon General assignments, and U.S. Navy, Army, and Air Force maintenance applications. Providing a comprehensive view of improvement within and outside the walls of the hospital and clinic, the book reveals valuable lessons learned and mitigation strategies to increase your chances of success. It identifies and addresses the leadership challenges that are likely to emerge and includes a detailed roadmap to provide you with the tools needed to achieve sustainable improvements in quality, patient safety, productivity, and staff development and engagement. Watch Ronald Bercaw discuss how to apply the Toyota Production System to the healthcare industry. Part I: Part II:

Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Health Care and Translational Science

Author: Francesco Chiappelli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642418570

Category: Medical

Page: 394

View: 7376


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.