• Nursing

      Improving Patient Outcomes

      A Resource for Ward Leaders

      by Alison Wells

      Improving Patient Outcomes is aimed at ward and department leaders and prospective leaders. The evidence for effective team working and its impact on patient care is readily available and as a leader you do not have to make enormous changes to the way you work to have an effect. "This book does exactly what it sets out to do, it is clear, well written and written at the right level for the intended audience" - Directorate Manager, Merseyside Contents include: Improving patient outcomes Diagnosis: how well is your team performing? Selecting team members Creating and sustaining a learning environment Performance management Understanding change and its impact on team performance Implementing systems to support effective team working Involving patients in their care Measuring performance

    • Medicine

      The Psychedelic Traveller

      Short Stories

      by ANTHONY JAMES

      A collection of short stories from adventures and fantastic imaginings aroud the world. Each story is set in a different country, from Brazil to Siberia, from new Zealand to India. Each story is a cameo in itself, each one of a different mood, be it playful, or dark, of conflict or good humour. Stories will remind those who travel widely of the pitfalls and opportunities and remind all the readers that there is nothing more wonderful than this wonderful world and the ppeople in it.

    • Medical administration & management
      September 2018

      Practice Management

      by Various

      Practice Management is dedicated to promoting excellence in general practice and primary care settings. We believe that practice managers play a crucial role in the delivery of high-quality primary care and improving outcomes for patients. The magazine aims to support practice managers in their work by ensuring that they have access to the latest analysis and advice.

    • Public health & preventive medicine
      April 2019

      Voice Ergonomics

      Occupational and Professional Voice Care

      by Editor(s): Eeva Sala, Leena Rantala

      A well-functioning voice is part of the professional skills needed in many occupations. Although voice is an important communication tool, it is more than that: it is something which reflects human identity. The need for speech and voice is growing in spite of increasing technology applications; even instruments and technical equipment are guided by voice. The number of people having voice problems is increasing, which implies that voice does not always function according to the speakers’ needs. Voice ergonomics has been developed for improving voice health and care. This book offers background knowledge and concrete guidelines on how to improve communication environments and practices for decreasing voice loading.

    • Public health & preventive medicine
      April 2019

      Voice Ergonomics

      Occupational and Professional Voice Care

      by Editor(s): Eeva Sala, Leena Rantala

      A well-functioning voice is part of the professional skills needed in many occupations. Although voice is an important communication tool, it is more than that: it is something which reflects human identity. The need for speech and voice is growing in spite of increasing technology applications; even instruments and technical equipment are guided by voice. The number of people having voice problems is increasing, which implies that voice does not always function according to the speakers’ needs. Voice ergonomics has been developed for improving voice health and care. This book offers background knowledge and concrete guidelines on how to improve communication environments and practices for decreasing voice loading.

    • Medical administration & management
      November 2017

      Accessibility and Active Offer

      Health Care and Social Services in Linguistic Minority Communities

      by Marie Drolet; Pier Bouchard; Jacinthe Savard

      This edited volume examines language issues within the active offer of health and social services in francophone and anglophone minority communities. Action based, it will help shape the leaders of tomorrow.

    • Medical administration & management
      November 2017

      Accessibilité et offre active

      Santé et services sociaux en contexte linguistique minoritaire

      by Marie Drolet; Pier Bouchard; Jacinthe Savard

      Ce collectif multidisciplinaire examine les enjeux linguistiques de l’offre active des services sociaux et de santé en français aux communautés francophones en situation minoritaire. Dirigé vers l’action, il contribue à la formation de leaders capables d’intervenir efficacement.

    • Medicine
      June 2018

      Stakeholder Theory And Health Care Organizations

      by Grant T. Savage, Mattia J. Gilmarti

      As conceived by the founding editors, John D. Blair, Myron D. Fottler, and Grant T. Savage, the series provides a forum for leading research on health care management. Publishing biannually, one volume each year is devoted to the state-of-the-art in HCM and comprises review papers, while the second volume focuses on a specific topic and is devoted to empirical research studies of interest to scholars and practitioners. Advances in Health Care Management publishes research on all types of health care service and health care-related organizations, so long as it focuses on research questions of interest to the broad discipline of management.

    • Medicine
      December 2013

      Annual Review of Health Care Management

      Revisiting the Evolution of Health Systems Organization

      by Leonard H. Friedman, Jim Goes, Grant T. Savage

      Dramatic changes to the structure of health systems since the 1980s has seen the development of large, integrated health organizations designed to provide scale and scope advantages, improve the quality of care and health outcomes, and provide greater bargaining power relative to payers and large employers. This transition has led to greater interest in understanding hospitals and health systems as complex systems. Two important themes emerged from this effort: 1. Creation and organization of physician-health organizations, and alignment of these organizations with hospital or system structure; and 2. Viewing health care organizations as complex systems, leading to new perspectives on design and management of these organizations. In Volume 15, Reuben McDaniel and L. Robert Burns, authors of two influential articles on these themes from earlier volumes of AHCM, revisit the evolution of health systems organization in light of regulatory and organizational evolution in health care, including the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act of 2010, and increasing consolidation of health systems. Five additional refereed papers assess the latest evidence on physician integration, complexity, and system redesign.

    • Medicine
      October 2011

      Biennial Review of Health Care Management

      by Grant T. Savage, John Blair, Myron D. Fottler, John Blair, Myron D. Fottler, Grant Savage, Leonard H. Friedman

      This is the second biennial volume reviewing the state-of-the-art on a wide variety of micro and macro health care management topics in the popular "Advances in Health Care Management" series. It proudly showcases reviews of both empirical and conceptual research in specific areas of health care management, including topics in three basic areas: reviews of empirical and conceptual research on health care industry-specific topics, e.g., role of physicians; reviews of empirical and conceptual research on different types of health care organizations focusing on issues specific to such organizations or their segments of the health care industry, e.g., hospitals, managed care organizations; and, reviews of empirical and conceptual research on health care organizations focusing on topics or variables which cover various sub-disciplines of management, e.g., organizational change or entrepreneurial opportunity recognition. New and established scholars discuss such topics within their expert area of research, as well as emerging themes and divergent views, giving their unique perspective on the directions that will help build theory and improve the practice of health care management.

    • Medicine
      August 2009

      Biennial Review of Health Care Management

      Meso Perspectives

      by Grant T. Savage, Myron D. Fottler

      This proposed volume will provide state-of-the art reviews of health care management, linking concerns about health care workforce management with health care organization management issues. This meso perspective, linking micro and macro organizational processes, should appeal to health care management researchers and doctoral students. Review articles in this volume will orient new and established scholars about current themes within health care management, as well as emerging themes and divergent views. The authors evaluate these future directions and offer their perspective on the direction or directions that would help build theory and improve the practice of health care management. Specifically, the volume will focus both on health care workforce management issues, including allied health professionals, nurses, and physicians, and on health care organization management issues, ranging from organizational governance and strategy to the globalization of health care organizations.

    • Medicine
      June 2012

      Health Information Technology in the International Context

      by Nir Menachemi, Sanjay Singh

      This volume focuses on management issues in the international context of health information technology (HIT). Nations around the globe have established policies designed to improve the computerization of their health care systems. It is believed that the adoption of HIT including clinical information systems, decision support systems, and networks or systems that facilitate the exchange of clinical and other health data will yield various desirable outcomes. These outcomes may include improvements in the quality of care, a reduction in medical errors, boosts in efficiencies, and improved provider and patient satisfaction. The purpose of this volume on HIT in the international context is to facilitate the exchange of management theory, best practice, implementation challenges, and the impact of adoption as it pertains to HIT adoption in one or more international settings. It offers a holistic viewpoint on health information technology use in health care organizations and systems, providing a managerial perspective from authors around the world that will prove useful for health care practitioners across a variety of settings.

    • Medicine
      August 2013

      Leading In Health Care Organizations

      Improving Safety, Satisfaction, and Financial Performance

      by Tony Simons, Hannes Leroy, Grant T. Savage

      Health care organizations around the world are judged in terms of a health care triple bottom line: ensuring employee and patient safety, maximizing employee and patient satisfaction, and meeting financial goals. Given the increasing burden of chronic diseases, the increasing complexity of medical interventions, and the increasing costs of care, innovative leadership is required to achieve this triple bottom line. The 14th volume of the Advances in Health Care Management research series addresses the links between leadership and safety, satisfaction or financial performance in health care management by exploring questions such as the following: (1) How does leadership impact employee safety? (2) How does leadership affect patient safety? (3) How does leadership impact employee satisfaction? (4) How does leadership affect patient satisfaction? (5) How does leadership affect financial performance? (6) How do health care organizations deploy multi-level leadership to achieve safety goals? Satisfaction goals? Financial goals? Multiple goals? (7) How do health care organization leaders establish and maintain a safety culture? A patient-centered culture? A high performance culture? Combined cultures?"

    • Medicine
      October 2015

      New Perspectives in Healthcare

      Impacts of Regulation, Organization, Reform and Change in the United States Health System

      by Emerald Group Publishing Limited

      New Perspectives in Healthcare: Impacts of Regulation, Organization, Reform and Change in the United States Health System is a new collection of topical articles that represent the very highest level of scholarship in health care management. A mixture of original research and thought leadership pieces combine to examine the changing landscape of the US healthcare system, looking at the impact of changing structures, legislation and policies over recent years. Covering key topics such as: - the 2010 Affordable Care Act;- the impacts of Medicare and Medicaid;- mandatory public reporting;- changes in technology including electronic personal health records; and - coping with an ageing population. This unique collection also considers the impacts of changes on all health sectors including primary care, hospital and acute settings and social care organizations. This book provides researchers, professionals, managers and policy makers with an easy-to-read summary of how the US healthcare system has evolved and provides food for thought on how to prepare for the challenges of the future.

    • Medicine
      July 2011

      Organization Development in Healthcare

      Conversations on Research and Strategies

      by Jason A. Wolf, Mark J. Moir, Heather Hanson, Leonard H. Friedman, Grant T. Savage, John D. Blair, Myron D. Fottler, Grant T. Savage, Leonard H. Friedman

      This volume is a collection of critical ideas relating organization science to both operations and accomplishments in the health care environment. A thematic guide for current leaders and practitioners, as well as health administration, business administration and organization development professors and students alike, this work pulls in a broad cross-section of perspectives on the important linkage of scholarship and practice with a solid global perspective. Covering key themes from culture, change, leadership, teams, IT and a systemic perspective of health care overall, it provides both practical insights and theoretical perspectives that will support immediate improvements and encourage longer term dialogue on how organization science can impact the delivery, structure and operations of health care systems globally. "Advances in Health Care Management" provides a forum for leading research on health care management with previous volumes providing reviews of the field, conference papers and research on selected topics including bioterrorism, international health care management, entrepreneurship, patient safety and nursing and health professional shortages.

    • Medicine
      July 2012

      Organizing for Sustainable Healthcare

      by Susan Albers Mohrman, Abraham B. Shani, Susan Albers Mohrman, Abraham B. Shani, Christopher G. Worley

      Health care, as it is currently organized, is not sustainable. Health care systems in the developed world are encountering increased demand for high quality health care but facing societal resource limits. Health care managers, professionals and academics worldwide are debating how to redesign its current organizational configurations and delivery paradigms to deliver more with less, amidst profound changes in demographics, increased cost of new technology and changing health care priorities. Health care is inextricably linked to the overall sustainability of society and it is critical that solutions are found. The chapters in this volume examine health care systems that are building the foundations for sustainable, high quality health care. Case-based analyses discuss substantive organizing changes aimed at operating within resource limitations, while taking advantage of new knowledge and medical advances that could have an unprecedented positive impact on the health of individuals and societies. The volume also explores the change capabilities and learning mechanisms that health care systems need in order to implement fundamental change and continue to improve over time.

    • Medicine
      July 2008

      Patient Safety and Health Care Management

      by Grant T. Savage, Eric W. Ford, Grant T. Savage, Eric W. Ford

      This volume on patient safety revolves around a central question: How can the increased emphasis on patient safety among healthcare managers be translated into better policy and reduced clinical risk? The twelve contributions in this volume are divided between four sections: theoretical perspectives on managing patient safety; top management perspectives on patient safety; health information technology perspectives on patient safety; and organizational behavior and change perspectives on patient safety. The issue of patient safety provides a fertile niche for management researchers to test existing theories and develop new ones. For example, the goal of reducing medical errors while maximizing patient health requires not only an awareness of the tenets of evidence-based medicine, but also the managerial theories of human relations, organizational culture, organizational development, organizational learning, organizational structure, quality improvement, and systems thinking. Indeed, these and other managerial theories are drawn upon and applied by the various contributors. Taken together, the thirty-five authors of this volume demonstrate that the future of patient safety requires healthcare professionals and managers who can successfully engage in multi-faceted projects that are socially and technically complex.

    • Medicine
      October 2014

      Population Health Management in Health Care Organizations

      by Timothy R. Huerta, Jennifer L. Hefner, Ann Scheck McAlearney

      The mission of healthcare organizations has undergone a remarkable transformation from curing disease to caring for the well-being of populations. While health care policy has explored this domain before, notably in Health Maintenance Organizations, the current efforts to create Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) represent a broader effort to move organizational responsibilities towards population health and care management. Volume 16 of AHCM presents papers that explore this topic across various levels of the healthcare system and employing multiple research designs including case studies, theoretical pieces, secondary data analyses, survey research and qualitative methodologies. Aspects of health care organization discussed in this volume include the PCMH, ACOs, integration with the public health and mental health systems, hospital-physician alignment, and resource planning. Population health management is presented as a factor driving these organizational changes and as a mechanism to facilitate this change.

    • Medicine
      July 2010

      Strategic Human Resource Management in Health Care

      by Grant T. Savage, Myron D. Fottler, Naresh Khatri

      Strategic management of HR in health care is important in delivering high-quality patient care. Given that salary and wages constitute about 65 to 80% of the total operating budget in a typical health care organization and also the fact that people play a critical role in delivering high quality patient care, it is imperative for health care organizations to manage their human resources more effectively. Unfortunately, the HR function remains one of the most neglected in health care organizations and 'warm body syndrome' seems to characterize the role of HRM in health care organizations. The purpose of the special issue of AHCM on Human Resource Management is to explore the strategic role that HR function can play in delivering high quality and affordable health care.

    • Medicine
      December 2000

      Advances in Health Care Management

      by Myron D. Fottler, Grant T. Savage, John D. Blair

      "Advances in Health Care Management" is a research annual that publishes state-of-the-art reviews and research on special topics in the field of health care management. As conceived by the founding editors, John D. Blair, Myron D. Fottler, and Grant T. Savage, and as originally commissioned by JAI Press, "Advances in Health Care Management" provides a forum for leading research on health care management. Volumes 1-3 offer reviews of the field, research on selected topics, and best papers from the Health Care Management Division of the Academy of Management.

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