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McLaughlin and Kaluzny s Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care

McLaughlin and Kaluzny s Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care Author William A. Sollecito
ISBN-10 9781449671075
Release 2011-09-29
Pages 624
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. Through a unique interdisciplinary perspective on quality management in health care, this text covers the subjects of operations management, organizational behavior, and health services research. With a particular focus on Total Quality Management and Continuous Quality Improvement, the challenges of implementation and institutionalization are addressed using examples from a variety of health care organizations, including primary care clinics, hospital laboratories, public health departments, and academic health centers. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition



Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care Theory Implementations and Applications

Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care  Theory  Implementations  and Applications Author Curtis P. McLaughlin
ISBN-10 9780763727123
Release 2006
Pages 678
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The third edition of Continuous Quality Improvement In Health Care includes new, updated topics such as NIM, Crossing the Chasm report, motivating the focus on reducing medical errors and the introduction of CPOE under pressure from the Leapfrog Group. It also includes material on the Baldridge Award criteria and JCAHO as well as new cases. This essential book focuses on improving performance and patient safety in a variety of environments, including hospitals, public health departments and pharmaceutical companies.



Implementing Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care

Implementing Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care Author Curtis P. McLaughlin
ISBN-10 9780763795368
Release 2011-04-21
Pages 392
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This collection of 18 case studies covers a broad range of subjects related to health care quality improvement efforts. Ideal as complement to the new Fourth Edition of Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care, these case studies explore themes such as CQI in Ghana Malaria Control, CQI to reduce central line infections in pediatric hospital, a mother’s advocacy group against medical errors, WHO Safe Surgery Saves Lives Campaign, The Malcolm Baldrige Award Process in Health Care, Comparison of NICE and similar agencies for comparative effectiveness research, and much more.



Proposal Writing for Clinical Nursing and DNP Projects Second Edition

Proposal Writing for Clinical Nursing and DNP Projects  Second Edition Author Dr. Wanda Bonnel, PhD, RN
ISBN-10 9780826144430
Release 2017-07-28
Pages 280
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Amazon, 11 reviews for 5-star average: "Excellent, very helpful, to the point, concise without leaving out important details." "Really helps and is easy to understand." This practical, concise, and accessible guide for graduate students and advanced clinicians delivers step-by-step guidelines for integrating research and best evidence to produce concise, well-written project proposals. Health care professionals in advanced practice are increasingly being asked to be able to deliver clinical project proposals using best evidence for advancing quality patient care. With the same “must know” clinical scholarship tools of the first edition, this revision provides practical guidelines of common project models for developing and writing a tight proposal from start to finish while leaving room for the unique nature of most clinical project topics. The second edition includes a completely new chapter on quality improvement concepts, new project proposal abstracts, and new information specific to the DNP project from the AACN. Using the same three-part organization to walk through the intricacies of planning, writing, and completing scholarly project proposals, this new edition also adds new key features to keep readers engaged with the text and their own ongoing or forthcoming proposal. Chapters have been updated to include websites for additional learning, as well as advice from DNP students who have themselves successfully completed project proposals. Reflective questions, tips for completing proposals, exemplars, and reader activities throughout the book facilitate readers’ greater understanding of projects and subsequent proposals. New to the Second Edition: A new chapter on quality improvement concepts Advice from DNP students who have themselves completed proposals Chapter updates and edits for enhanced clarity Websites for additional learning New information specific to the DNP project based on guidance from the AACN Increased emphasis on the Project Triangle, an important foundational structure Key Features: Provides topflight guidance in proposal writing for DNP and other nursing clinical projects Details parameters for integrating scholarship with clearly communicated professional objectives Contains numerous writing prompts and questions that guide students in reflective scholarly writing Offers examples of good writing, reflective questions, and tools for self-assessment Offers helpful tips for making proposals concise yet complete



Basics of Health Care Performance Improvement

Basics of Health Care Performance Improvement Author Donald E. Lighter
ISBN-10 9781449679835
Release 2011-12-21
Pages 342
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Basics of Health Care Performance Improvement: A Lean Six Sigma Approach prepares future healthcare administrators to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace through the proven Lean Six Sigma method of quality improvement straightforward principles and procedures that enhance how healthcare organizations operate. With an eye toward meeting consumers increasing demand for value in health care, this new volume provides in-depth information on planning and implementing a Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) initiative to reduce errors and improve performance in healthcare settings, and serves as an essential reference on the basics of Lean Six Sigma and its application in augmenting the quality of care. Key Features: Lean Six Sigma case studies drawn from the industry; A thorough exploration of DMAIC approach to quality improvement; Discussion questions in every chapter Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, and a TestBank"



Healthcare Human Resource Management

Healthcare Human Resource Management Author Walter J. Flynn
ISBN-10 9781305464964
Release 2015-01-28
Pages 448
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Healthcare management is changing. Do you know which direction it's headed? HEALTHCARE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 3E is written to be relevant to you, whether you're a student or currently working in healthcare. This text is current, topical, and informative. No matter your status, this is the human resources and healthcare textbook you need to stay ahead of the curve. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Lean Done Right

Lean Done Right Author Thomas G. Zindel
ISBN-10 1567934226
Release 2012
Pages 175
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Your healthcare organization cannot afford to waste time, money, or resources on an improper Lean implementation. You want to create a culture of continuous improvement, not a regime of fire-fighting tools that address problem areas but have short-lived results. Lean Done Right: Achieve and Maintain Reform in Your Healthcare Organization provides a roadmap for launching a transformative and sustainable Lean initiative that isn't consultant-driven. The Lean implementation model focuses on strategically directed action, developing a lean organizational culture, and enhancing the care delivery system. Chapters include: Death by Kaizen Event A Lean Implementation Model Strategically Directed Action The Culture-Creating Path Implement the Value Stream Work Plan The System-Creating Path



Spirituality Suffering and Illness

Spirituality  Suffering  and Illness Author Lorraine M. Wright
ISBN-10 0803611714
Release 2005
Pages 229
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With increasing evidence that there is a connection between illness, spirituality, and healing, this book, the first to consider suffering and spirituality jointly, provides a non-religious, practical guidebook for dealing with this phenomenon. This holistic assessment tool is an in-depth, step-by-step, practical guide to starting conversations about spirituality with patients and their families in order to encourage healing and diminish or alleviate emotional, physical, and/or spiritual suffering. Provides a model by which nurses and other health professionals can understand the relationship between suffering and spirituality within the context of an illness



Manual of Outpatient Cardiology

Manual of Outpatient Cardiology Author John D. Bisognano
ISBN-10 0857299441
Release 2011-11-15
Pages 505
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Practical, didactic format designed to deliver point-of-care information to practitioners of cardiology. Highly illustrated with schematics and useful clinical figures, this will be an essential reference to all outpatient cardiology procedures.



Health Economics and Financing 5th Edition

Health Economics and Financing  5th Edition Author Thomas E. Getzen
ISBN-10 9781118476079
Release 2012-11-08
Pages 512
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Getzen's 5th edition of Health Economics and Financing is a primer for the economic analysis of medical markets that engages the central economic issues of the health economics and financing field. It provides principles and concepts of health economics rather and limited research methods, use of attribution, footnotes and references. Furthermore, this edition offers a strengthened macro section along with additional material on the ACA (Health Reform) as it is such a relevant topic today.



Leadership for Health Professionals

Leadership for Health Professionals Author Gerald Ledlow
ISBN-10 9780763781514
Release 2010-10-25
Pages 407
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Essentials of Health Information Systems and Technology

Essentials of Health Information Systems and Technology Author Jean A Balgrosky
ISBN-10 9781284150766
Release 2014-08-11
Pages 300
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As health care and public health continue to evolve, the field of Health Information Systems (HIS) has revealed an overwhelming universe of new, emerging, competing, and conflicting technologies and services. Even seasoned HIS professionals, as well as those new to the field, are often confounded by these myriad systems. Essentials of Health Information Systems and Technology unravels the mysteries of HIS by breaking these technologies down to their component parts, while articulating intricate concepts clearly and carefully in simple, reader-friendly language. The book provides a thorough yet unintimidating introduction to this complex and fascinating field. This book will provide undergraduate and early graduate students with a solid understanding not only of what is needed for a successful healthcare career in HIS, but also of the vast frontier that lies before us as we develop new tools to support improved methods of care, analytics, policy, research, and public health. Contents Include: • HIS overview • Systems and management • Biomedical informatics • Data and analytics • Research, policy, and public health • Future directions of HIS



Financial Management for Pharmacists

Financial Management for Pharmacists Author Norman V. Carroll
ISBN-10 0781762391
Release 2007
Pages 308
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This comprehensive, clearly written textbook teaches pharmacy students and pharmacists the basics of financial accounting, management accounting, and finance, and equips them with the financial skills needed in pharmacy practice. The Third Edition has been thoroughly updated with new content and realistic problems that allow students to apply what they have learned. This edition presents examples from diverse practice settings, including HMO, hospital, and long-term care pharmacies. A new chapter explains how decision analysis can be used to assist and inform decision-making. The significantly revised pricing chapter provides additional consideration to demand and the interaction of unit costs, volume, demand, and price.



Health Policy Analysis An Interdisciplinary Approach

Health Policy Analysis  An Interdisciplinary Approach Author Curtis P. McLaughlin
ISBN-10 9781449666392
Release 2009-10-05
Pages 438
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This innovative book analyzes current U.S. health policy and proposes various alternatives for developing future health policy. Unlike other texts on the subject, it does not attempt to push a single solution set. Rather, it takes the perspectives of a variety of disciplines including economics, political science, management, communications, and public health. The authors also draw on the experiences of health policies in other countries including Canada and Europe. Organized into three sections, Health Policy addresses the context of U.S. health policy, the policy analysis process, and professional response. The first section explores the current issues with the system and its history and then reviews the alternatives for future policy that have strong support. The second section identifies the issues and reviews the political processes that influence planning in various healthcare settings. It presents the accepted methods of economic and financial analysis and addresses the ethical and other value considerations that must enter into the health policy process. The final section deals with the roles, skills, and leadership that health professionals can bring to the policy making process in their local and national communities.



Health Informatics

Health Informatics Author Ramona Nelson
ISBN-10 9780323402255
Release 2016-12-08
Pages 678
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See how information technology intersects with health care! Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach, 2nd Edition prepares you for success in today’s technology-filled healthcare practice. Concise coverage includes information systems and applications such as electronic health records, clinical decision support, telehealth, ePatients, and social media tools, as well as system implementation. New to this edition are topics including data science and analytics, mHealth, principles of project management, and contract negotiations. Written by expert informatics educators Ramona Nelson and Nancy Staggers, this edition enhances the book that won a 2013 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award! Experts from a wide range of health disciplines cover the latest on the interprofessional aspects of informatics - a key Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative and a growing specialty area in nursing. Case studies encourage higher-level thinking about how concepts apply to real-world nursing practice. Discussion questions challenge you to think critically and to visualize the future of health informatics. Objectives, key terms and an abstract at the beginning of each chapter provide an overview of what you will learn. Conclusion and Future Directions section at the end of each chapter describes how informatics will continue to evolve as healthcare moves to an interprofessional foundation. NEW! Updated chapters reflect the current and evolving practice of health informatics, using real-life healthcare examples to show how informatics applies to a wide range of topics and issues. NEW mHealth chapter discusses the use of mobile technology, a new method of health delivery - especially for urban or under-served populations - and describes the changing levels of responsibility for both patients and providers. NEW Data Science and Analytics in Healthcare chapter shows how Big Data - as well as analytics using data mining and knowledge discovery techniques - applies to healthcare. NEW Project Management Principles chapter discusses proven project management tools and techniques for coordinating all types of health informatics-related projects. NEW Contract Negotiations chapter describes strategic methods and tips for negotiating a contract with a healthcare IT vendor. NEW Legal Issues chapter explains how federal regulations and accreditation processes may impact the practice of health informatics. NEW HITECH Act chapter explains the regulations relating to health informatics in the Health Information Technology for Education and Clinical Health Act as well as the Meaningful Use and Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.



Health Program Planning and Evaluation

Health Program Planning and Evaluation Author L. Michele Issel
ISBN-10 9781284148565
Release 2017-08-01
Pages 600
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Health Program Planning and Evaluation, Fourth Edition carefully walks the reader through the process for developing, implementing, and evaluating successful community health promotion programs. Featuring reader-friendly, accessible language and practical tools and concepts, this outstanding resource prepares students and professionals to become savvy consumers of evaluation reports and prudent users of evaluation consultants.



Statistical Process Control for Health Care

Statistical Process Control for Health Care Author Marilyn K. Hart
ISBN-10 053437865X
Release 2002
Pages 343
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This book teaches and illustrates the use of SPC (Statistical Process Control) techniques for healthcare professionals. SPC techniques allow these professionals to properly extract information from healthcare data, make intelligent decisions based on statistical data, and know if the data has been presented in an appropriate manner. Using a case study approach, the authors present the theory, computations (hand and computer), and application (case study) for each concept. In recent years, SPC has been proven effective in improving the quality of health care, just as it has in other service industries and in manufacturing.