Books by Subject
- Access to modern energy services for health facilities in resource-constrained settings : a review of status, significance, challenges, and measurement. — Health of complex human populations (100)
- Health of Vietnam — Project management for healthcare (100)
- Public health challenges in contemporary China : an interdisciplinary perspective — World report on ageing and health (47)
- Access to modern energy services for health facilities in resource-constrained settings : a review of status, significance, challenges, and measurement.2014 WHOAlso available: Print – 2014
- 2014 Wileyedited by Gillian Leng, Val Moore, Sasha Abraham.Practical actions for healthcare providers / Val Moore -- Identifying a high quality evidence base / Paul Chrisp and Sara Twaddle -- Key challenges to implementation and effective interventions / Elaine Whitby and Julie Royce -- Using financial systems to support improved care / Jennifer Field -- Using measurement to support change and improvements in healthcare / Nick Baillie -- Conclusion and reflections / Danny Keenan and Sasha Abraham.
- Achieving patient (aka customer) experience excellence : lessons from a successful cultural transformation in a hospital2014 CRCnetBASERhonda Dishongh, Qaalfa Dibeehi, Kalina Janevska, Gregory D. Erickson.1. Begin to spark -- 2. Personalize to motivate -- 3. Serve to lead -- 4. Connect to engage -- 5. Fail then account -- 6. Succeed then recognize -- 7. Inject fun to release pressure -- 8. Measure to coach -- 9. Action program spirit to achieve excellence -- 10. Get help to be independent.
- 2015[by Laura Skopec].In 2014, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) analyzed coverage of cancer drugs in the health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and found that transparency of coverage and cost-sharing requirements were insufficient to allow cancer patients to choose the best plan for their needs. In this updated analysis, we found that coverage transparency has improved somewhat since 2014, but significant barriers remain for cancer patients. To address these barriers, we provide nine recommendations to states and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to increase transparency of coverage and cost-sharing, ensure adequate access to medically necessary drugs via an exceptions process, make cost-sharing more predictable and affordable for patients, and monitor the marketplace for evidence of discrimination against persons with high-cost conditions such as cancer.
- 2015Active Shooter events are becoming increasingly more common, and while there have been recommendations on how to respond since 2008, these guidelines focused on schools, government, and business settings. In January of 2014, the HPH SCC released "Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting". That draft document was the first comprehensive guidance written for healthcare facilities to prevent, respond to, and recover from an active shooter event. This updated document expands upon the initial draft document to include law enforcement tactics and integrated medical and mental health response.
- 2013 CRCnetBASEedited by Vincent G. Duffy."This book discusses how human factors and ergonomics principles can be applied to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care. The topics will include the design of work environments to improve satisfaction and well-being of patients, healthcare providers, and professionals. The utility of this area of research is to aid the design of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery"-- Provided by publisher.
- 2011 CRCnetBASEedited by Vincent G. Duffy."Based on recent research, this book discusses how to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care through the application of human factors and ergonomics principles. It provides guidance for those involved with the design and application of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery from both a patient and staff perspective. Its huge range of chapters covers everything from the proper design of bed rails to the most efficient design of operating rooms, from the development of quality products to the rating of staff patient interaction. It considers ways to prevent elderly patient falls and ways to make best use of electronic health records. It covers staff interactions with patients as well as staff interaction with computers and medical devices. It also provides way to improve organizational aspects in a healthcare setting, and approaches to modeling and analysis specifically targeting those work aspects unique to healthcare. Explicitly, the book contains the following subject areas: I. Healthcare and Service Delivery. II. Patient Safety. III. Modeling and Analytical Approaches. IV. Human-System Interface: Computers & Medical Devices. V. Organizational Aspects"--Provided by publisher.
- 2011 Future Mededitor, Dimitrios H. Roukos.Personalized genomic medicine: is a cancer care revolution achievable? / Dimitrios H. Roukos -- Targeting the individual cancer patient / Georgios Baltogiannis, Christos S. Katsios & Dimitrios H. Roukos -- Biomarkers-guided targeted drugs: new clinical trials design and practice necessity / Ming-Wen An, Sumithra J. Mandrekar & Daniel J. Sargent -- Personalized management for breast cancer / George C. Zografos, Dimosthenis T. Chrysikos, Paraskevi Liakou & Flora Zagouri -- Personalized management for non-small-cell lung cancer / Martin Früh, Florent Baty, Lukas Kern, Martin P. Putora & Martin Brutsche -- Personalized management for colorectal cancer / Ana Custodio & Jaime Feliu -- Successes, challenges and future directions / Stephen J. Clarke.
- Affordable excellence-- the Singapore healthcare story : how to create and manage sustainable healthcare systems2013William A. Haseltine.The Singapore healthcare system : an overview -- High quality, low cost -- Helping patients pay -- Controlling costs -- Financing -- Design and infrastructure -- Investing in the future through medical education and research -- Facing the future.
- Affordable housing's place in health care : opportunities created by the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid reform2015by Janet Viveiros.This report examines several ways in which health care changes created by the ACA, and other health care reform initiatives, create the potential for affordable housing providers to collaborate with health care providers, insurers, and other institutions to support the wellbeing of low-income individuals and families.
- 2015 SpringerParesh Wankhade, Kevin Mackway-Jones, editors.Introduction: Understanding the Management of Ambulance Services / Paresh Wankhade and Kevin Mackway-Jones -- Historical Perspectives in the Ambulance Service / Alexander Pollock -- A Strategy for Managing Quality in Ambulance Services / Mary Peters, Steve Barnard, Michael Dorrian and Kevin Mackway-Jones -- Management of Emergency Demand / Bob Williams -- Ethical Commissioning of Emergency Ambulance Services / Mark Docherty -- Organisational and Professional Cultures: An Ambulance Perspective / Paresh Wankhade, James Radcliffe and Geoffrey Heath -- Leadership and System Thinking in the Modern Ambulance Service / Andy Newton and Graham Harris -- Ambulance Service Modernisation / Robert Till and Anthony Marsh -- Interoperability and Multiagency Cooperation / John Stephenson -- Responding to Diversity and Delivering Equality in Prehospital Care: Statutory Responsibilities, Best Practice and Recommendations / Viet-Hai Phung, Karen Windle and A. Niroshan Siriwardena -- Dealing with the Austerity Challenge / Robert Till and Anthony Marsh -- The Ambulance Service of the Future / Mark Docherty, Andrew Carson and Matthew Ward -- Future Perspectives for the UK Ambulance Services: Evolution Rather than Revolution / Kevin Mackway-Jones and Paresh Wankhade -- International Perspectives: Australian Ambulance Services in 2020 / Paul M Middleton -- International Perspectives: South African Ambulance Services in 2020 / Craig Vincent-Lambert -- International Perspectives: Finnish Ambulance Services in 2020 / Juha Jormakka and Simo Saikko -- Index.
- 2014 CRCnetBASE[edited by] Yoel Donchin, Daniel Gopher."This book presents a systematic human factors-based proactive approach to the improvement of health care work and patient safety. The proposed approach delineates a more direct and powerful alternative to the contemporary dominant focus on error investigation and care providers' accountability. It demonstrates how significant improvements in the quality of care and enhancement of patient safety are contingent on a major shift from efforts and investments driven by a retroactive study of errors, incidents and adverse events, to an emphasis on proactive human factors driven intervention and on the development of corresponding conceptual approaches and methods for its systematic implementation"-- Provided by publisher.
- 2011 SpringerTakashi Muto, Toshitaka Nakahara, Eun Woo Name, editors.Asian ideas on health promotion and education from historical perspectives of the theory of yojo as an interface of health, self, and society -- Developing the curriculum and instruction model for suicide prevention and life education in Taiwan -- The yogo teacher, the health room, and health education at school in Japan -- New strategy on prevention and control of noncommunicable lifestyle-related diseases focusing on metablic syndrome in Japan -- Sensory awakening as a new approach to health promotion -- Health promotion and education in Thailand in comparison with the Japanese health care system and health informatics -- Development of a robot-assisted activity program for elderly people incorporating reading aloud and arithmetic calculation -- Health promotion for cancer survivors: new paradigm beyond prevention and treatment -- Alternative medicine and health promotion -- Key players in health promotion policy in the Northern part of the Western Pacific -- Community-based participatory research: a promising approach to address social determinants of health -- Toward development of intervention methods for strengthening the sense of coherence: suggestions from Japan -- Social capital and population approach -- Health promotion and healthy city projects in Korea -- A network of healthy cities in Asia and the Pacific: the alliance for healthy cities -- Empowerment in health and community settings -- Health communications -- Cost-benefit of health promotion: will it pay off?: Japan's venture against metabolic syndrome -- Health promotion activity and outcomes in the community -- Japan's current health issues and health promotion in the community setting: focus on public health nurses' activities -- Outcomes of lifestyle improvement programs in the last ten years in Asia -- Health promoting schools in Taiwan: present status and future perspectives -- Workplace health promotion in Korea -- Characteristics of workplace health promotion in Japan -- Tokyo gas health promotion program -- Evidence of physical activity for disease control and health promotion -- Using computer-tailored technology to promote physical activity and healthy eating: a review of the literature and Asian-Pacific evidence -- Dietary lifestyle interventions of energy restriction for weight control and salt reduction for prevention of hypertensive risk in Asian adults -- Building capacity in smoking cessation counseling among health care professionals in China -- Issues of Korean alcohol policy perspectives -- Current status and prevention of obesity -- Waist-to-height ratio is the best anthropometric index for screening the risk of obesity-related disorders -- Health promotion and education based on the features of cardiovascular disease in Asia -- Prevention and psychological intervention in depression and stress-related conditions -- Principles and activities of oral health promotion in Asian countries -- New development in education to prevent sexual transmitted infections, especially HIV/AIDS: actual practice of sexuality health education by means of peer counseling approach -- School-based safety promotion in Japan -- "Safe community" in Asia: safety promotion based on injury prevention.
- 2014Jennifer Kates, Rachel Garfield, Katherine Young, Kelly Quinn, Emma Frazier, Jacek Skarbinsk.This issue brief, based on analysis of nationally representative data from the Center s for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's ) Medical Monitoring Project (MMP), provides the first such estimates, looking at how many uninsured people with HIV in care could gain new Medicaid coverage, as well as how many could be eligible for subsidized coverage in state Marketplaces. We estimate the impact of state decisions about expanding Medicaid on the reach of the ACA for people with HIV. We also discuss the current and estimated future role of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which provides care to people with HIV who are uninsured or underinsured. Finally, while our analysis focuses on those who are already in regular care (an estimated 37% of all people living with HIV in the United States, or 45% of those who have been diagnosed with HIV), we also discuss the implications of the ACA for the m ore than 700,000 people with HIV who remain either undiagnosed or not in regular HIV care.
- 2014 ebraryCharles S. Bryan.Dr. James Woods Babcock, superintendent of the South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane from 1891 to 1914, led the American response to pellagra, producing the first English-language treatise on the disease and organizing the meetings of the National Association for the Study of Pellagra.
- 2011 SpringerPamela A. Warren editor.1. A Critique of the Behavioral Health Disability System / Pamela A. Warren -- 2. Prevalence of Behavioral Health Concerns and Systemic Issues in Disability Treatment and Management / Pamela A. Warren -- 3. Effective Psychological Evaluation and Management of Behavioral Health Concerns / Pamela A. Warren -- 4. Assessment of Psychosocial Contributions to Disability / Daniel Bruns and Pamela A. Warren -- 5. Psychiatric Issues in Behavioral Health Disability / Bettina B. Kilburn -- 6. The Occupational Medicine Perspective on Behavioral Health Concerns / James B. Talmage -- 7. Physical Therapy Treatment and the Impact of Behavioral Health Concerns / Jill S. Galper -- 8. Vocational Rehabilitation Considerations for Mental Health Impairments in the Workplace / Joseph Cannelongo and Kristina Petro -- 9. Case Management and Behavioral Health Disability / J. David Hubbard, Pamela A. Warren, and Robert M. Aurbach -- 10. Behavioral Health and Disability Insurance: A Perspective / Kenneth Mitchell -- 11. The Legal System and Behavioral Health / Robert M. Aurbach.
- 2012Committee on the Learning Health Care System in America ; Mark Smith, Robert Saunders, Leigh Stuckhardt, J. Michael McGinnis, editors.
- 2015 SpringerBruce L. Gewertz, Dave C. Logan.
- 2011 ebraryedited by Gerd Gigerenzer and J.A. Muir Gray.Health literacy : is the patient the problem? -- Launching the century of the patient / Gerd Gigerenzer and J.A. Muir Gray -- When misinformed patients try to make informed health decisions / Wolfgang Gaissmaier and Gerd Gigerenzer -- Reducing unwarranted variation in clinical practice by supporting clinicians and patients in decision making / Albert G. Mulley, Jr., and John E. Wennberg -- Do patients want shared decision making and how is this measured? / Martin Hañrter and Daniela Simon -- Health illiteracy : roots in research -- Health research agendas and funding / David E. Nelson -- Reporting of research : are we in for better health care by 2020? / Holger Schanemann, Davina Ghersi, Julia Kreis, Gerd Antes, and Jean Bousquet -- Medical journals can be less biased / J.A. Muir Gray -- What is needed for better health care : better systems, better patients or both? / Markus A. Feufel, Gerd Antes, Johann Steurer, Gerd Gigerenzer, J.A. Muir Gray, Marjukka MÃñkelÃñ, Albert G. Mulley, Jr., David E. Nelson, Jay Schulkin, Holger Schanemann, John E. Wennberg, and Claudia Wild -- Health illiteracy : spread to the public -- Statistical illiteracy in doctors / Odette Wegwarth and Gerd Gigerenzer -- Statistical illiteracy in journalism : are its days numbered? / Bruce Bower -- Improving health care journalism / Holger Wormer -- Barriers to health information and building solutions / Talya Miron-Shatz, Ingrid Mahlhauser, Bruce Bower, Michael Diefenbach, Ben Goldacre, Richard S.W. Smith, David Spiegelhalter, and Odette Wegwarth -- Health care 2020 -- How can better evidence be delivered? / Norbert Donner-Banzhoff, Hilda Bastian, Angela Coulter, Glyn Elwyn, Gunther Jonitz, David Klemperer, and Wolf-Dieter Ludwig -- The drug facts box : making informed decisions about prescription drugs possible / Lisa M. Schwartz and Steven Woloshin -- Reengineering medical education / David A. Davis -- The chasm between evidence and practice : extent, causes, and remedies / Richard S.W. Smith -- The future of diagnostics : from optimizing to satisficing / Henry Brighton -- Direct-to-consumer advertising : status quo and suggestions to enhance the delivery of independent medication information / Wolf-Dieter Ludwig and Gisela Schott -- How will health care professionals and patients work together in 2020? : a manifesto for change / Ralph Hertwig, Heather Buchan, David A. Davis, Wolfgang Gaissmaier, Martin Harter, Kai Kolpatzik, France LÃgarÃ, Norbert Schmacke, and Holger Wormer.
- 2013 WileyDavid O. Willis.Dr. David Willis combines his experience as a practicing dentist, educator, MBA, and certified financial planner in this breakthrough text about managing a dental business. Rather than a checklist of steps for success, Business Basics for Dentists describes business, economic, marketing, and management principles and explains how to apply them to the dental practice. Willis's aim is to help students and new practitioners understand how to use the core strategic and operational business philosophies to develop an effective dental practice. He provides the essential elements of a business.
- 2016 SpringerMichael Wasserman.This book takes a fresh look at how caring for Medicare beneficiaries can lead to success in today's healthcare marketplace. Using examples from highly successful practice models, the book will take the reader through the key components necessary to run a profitable geriatric practice. The author, who co-founded what became one of the largest geriatric private practices in the country, discusses each part of the continuum of care from the perspective of the provider-client relationship, highlighting the importance of business cultures in this environment. The text also features an overview of payment models, starting with traditional fee-for-service, insurance (Medicare HMO's), and finishing with the concept of bundled payment models that have been heralded as the future of physician reimbursement. Finally, this book focuses on the practical aspects of business planning, budgeting and hiring and concludes with chapters about the key challenges faced by a geriatric practice, focusing on provider productivity, coding and billing, and dealing with potential competition in the marketplace. The Business of Geriatrics is the ultimate business guide for primary care physicians, geriatricians, residents, medical students, healthcare administrators, policymakers, business and medical administrative students, and practice managers.
- State of California, Department of Health ; prepared by the staff of the Crippled Children Services Section and Center for Health Statistics.Also available: Print – 1971/72-1974/75
- 2007 Springeredited by Marja Vaarama, Richard Pieper and Andrew Sixsmith.
- 2012 OSOEileen Boris and Jennifer Klein.This title is the definitive history of care work and its surprisingly central role in the American labour movement and class politics from the New Deal to the present. The authors create a narrative of the home care industry that interweaves four histories and considers their impact on today's most dynamic social movements.
- 2011 SpringerSeymour B. Sarason ; foreword by Saul B. Carson.As people live longer and health care costs continue to rise and fewer doctors choose to specialize in geriatrics, how prepared is the United States to care for its sick and elderly? According to veteran psychologist Seymour Sarason's eloquent and compelling new book, the answer is: inadequately at best. And rarely discussed among the grim statistics is the psychosocial price paid by nursing home patients, from loneliness and isolation to depression and dependency. In "Centers for Ending", Dr. Sarason uses his firsthand experience as both practitioner and patient in senior facilities.
- 2011 SpringerWilliam F. Rayburn, Jay Schulkin, editors.Since 2005 a dozen states and more than 15 specialties have reported a physician shortage or anticipate one in the next few years. This anticipated shortage and a worsening of physician distribution are compounded by a projected increased demand for women's healthcare services. Women's healthcare is particularly vulnerable, because the obstetrician-gynecologist workforce is aging and is among the least satisfied medical specialists. Furthermore, fellowship training in women's healthcare in internal medicine and in maternal child health in family and community medicine involves only a small portion of general internists and family physicians. In response to this challenge, the Association of American Medical Colleges called for an expansion of medical schools and graduate medical education enrollments. As we cope with significant and rapid changes in organizations and reimbursement, academic departments of obstetrics and gynecology, family and community medicine, and internal medicine have opportunities to create a unified women's health curriculum for undergraduate students, share preventive health and well-woman expertise in training programs, provide improved continuity of care, instill concepts of lifelong learning to our graduates, and better develop our research programs. This volume's chapters focus on strategic planning on behalf of academic faculty who will train the anticipated additional load of students, residents, and fellows in women's healthcare. -changing demographics of faculty -expanding roles of clinician educators -physician investigators and their future -the hidden value of part-time faculty -faculty salaries -required skillsets of academic leaders -the meaning of tenure and faculty satisfaction and retention. Recommendations presented here from authors with distinguished leadership skills indicate a consensus, but not unanimity. In furthering these goals, we summarize in the final chapter our collective expertise and offer ways to implement recommendations to better prepare for tomorrow's needs in academic women's healthcare.
- Changing the U.S. health care system : key issues in health services policy and management. Fourth edition. [4th ed.]2014 ebraryGerald F. Kominski, editor.Changing the U.S. health care system: the patient protection and affordable care act -- Improving access to care in America -- Ethnic disparities in health status -- Racial and ethnic disparities in health care -- Multilevel social determinants of health -- Public policies to extend health care coverage -- Private health insurance -- Measuring health care costs and trends -- Containing health care costs -- Promoting pharmaceutical access while controlling prices and expenditures -- Measuring health-related quality of life and other outcomes -- Evaluating the quality of care -- Public release of information on quality -- Health care information systems -- Performance measurement of nursing care -- Long-term services and supports for the elderly population -- Hiv and aids in the twenty-first century -- Health reform for children and families -- Homeless persons -- Changing the US health care delivery system -- Medicare reform -- Public health and clinical care -- Strengthening the safety net -- Ethical issues in public health and health services.
- 2007 ClinicalKey[edited by Joel J. Heidelbaugh, Eric R.M. Jauniaux (international editor), Mark B. Landon].Organizing preventive healthcare in men -- Diagnostic bias in men's healthcare -- Global disparities in men's health -- Men and the problem of help seeking -- The newborn/infant male -- The school-aged male child -- The adolescent male -- Cardiology -- Endocrinology -- Gastroenterology -- Infectious diseases -- Nephrology -- Neurology -- Oral health -- Sexual health -- Urology -- Lifestyle risks -- Suicide -- Nutrition -- Stress and the modern male -- Exercise and fitness -- Integrative medicine -- Cosmetic plastic surgery -- Cancer incidence, screening, and prevention -- The aging male/end-of-life issues -- The collegiate/professional male athlete -- The executive male -- The incarcerated male -- The homosexual male -- The transsexual male.
- 2015 Wiley[edited by] Antonella Surbone, Michael Rowe.Introduction to oncology and medical errors / Antonella Surbone and Michael Rowe -- Recognizing and facing medical errors : the perspective of a physician who is also patient / Itzhak Brook -- Psychological and existential consequences of medical error for oncology professionals / Mary J. Chalino, Evelyn Y.T. Wong, Bradley l. Collins, and Richard T. Penson -- To sue or not to sue : restoring trust in patient-doctor-family relationships / Michael Rowe and Antonella Surbone -- Prevention of errors and patient safety : oncology nurses' perspectives / Martha Polovich -- Prevention of errors and patient safety from the oncologists perspective / Meghan E.S. Shea, Nie Bohlen, and Inga T. Lennes -- Disclosing harmful medical errors / Walter Baile and Daniel Epner -- Do cross-cultural differences influence the occurrence and disclosure of medical errors in oncology / Lidia Schapira, Joseph R. Betancourt, and Alexander R. Green -- Prevention of errors and patient safety : institutional perspectives / Eric Manheimer -- Professional and ethical responsibilities in adverse events and medical errors : discussions when things go wrong / P.M. Forde and Albert W. Wu -- Medical error and patient advocacy / Juanne N. Clarke -- Conclusion : the "given" and "therefores" of clinical oncology and medical errors / Antonella Surbone and Michael Rowe.
- 2010 ClinicalKeyMitesh S. Patel, Derek K. Juang.Finally, a book that answers the questions you have as you begin your clinical rotations. In this format of the Series, this book will help ease the transition from the classroom to the clinical wards. The popular Q&A format is an easy-to-use, didactic approach and covers all of the important procedures and processes you will need to know in the hospital, in the clinic, and on the ward. Throughout you will find valuable tips and "secrets" written by students and residents. This student-to-student approach ensures you are getting the most current and accurate information.
- Coalitions of the wellbeing : how electoral rules and ethnic politics shape health policy in developing countries2015 CambridgeJoel Sawat Selway, Brigham Young University."Why do some developing countries have more efficient health systems and better health outcomes? Contrary to existing theory that posits the superiority of proportional representation (PR) rules on public-goods provision, this book argues that electoral rules function differently given the underlying ethnic structure. In countries with low ethnic salience, PR has the same positive effect as in past theories. In countries with high ethnic salience, the geographic distribution of ethnic groups further matters: where they are intermixed, PR rules are worse for health outcomes; where they are isolated, neither rule is superior. The theory is supported through a combination of careful analysis of electoral reform in individual country cases with numerous well-designed cross-country comparisons. The case studies include Thailand, Mauritius, Malaysia, Botswana, Burma and Indonesia. The theory has broad implications for electoral rule design and suggests a middle ground in the debate between the Consociational and Centripetal schools of thought"-- Provided by publisher.
- 2015 SpringerVimla L. Patel, Thomas G. Kannampallil, David R. Kaufman, editors.
- 2013 WHOWorld Health Organization."The Economics of Social Determinants of Health project resulted in the publication of a resource book on 'The economics of social determinants of health and health inequalities.' This booklet has been prepared as an executive summary of the key points from the resource book. As with the resouce book, this booklet has the following main objectives: -- to provide an overview and introduction into how economists would approach the assessment of the economic motivation to invest in the social determinants of health; -- to illustrate the extent to which an economic argument can be made in favour of investment in three major social determinants of health areas: education, social protection, and urban development, housing and transport infrastructure (for brevity, urban development and infrastructure); and -- to outline areas for future needed research."--p. 2Also available: Print – 2013
- 2013 ClinicalKeyPaul Rutter.Respiratory system -- Ophthalmology -- Ear conditions -- Central nervous system -- Women's health -- Gastroenterology -- Dermatology -- Musculoskeletal conditions -- Paediatrics -- Specific product requests.
- Comparative effectiveness and efficacy research and analysis for practice (CEERAP) : applications in health care2012 SpringerFrancesco Chiappelli, editor ; Xenia Maria Caldeira Brant, Corazon B. Cajulis, co-editors.Recent trends in health care across the United States and internationally have emphasized a novel approach that consists in comparing the effectiveness and efficacy of treatment interventions with a patient-centered emphasis (i.e., evidence-based health care), while ensuring cost constraints, maximizing benefits, and minimizing risks. In this book, experts in comparative effectiveness and efficacy research and analysis for practice (CEERAP) in health care in general address a range of topical issues. The emphasis is on implications for endodontics and nursing, both of which are considered in a series of detailed chapters. Commonalities and differences among CEERAP, utility-based and logic-based analysis and decision-making, and evidence-based and patient-centered practice are defined and discussed. The book concludes by examining applications for CEERAP in developing patient-centered optimal treatment interventions for the next decade.
- 2015 Springeredited by Neil Baum, Roger G. Bonds, Thomas Crawford, Karl J. Kreder, Koushik Shaw, Thomas Stringer, Raju ThomasIt is imperative that doctors know how to speak the language of business when communicating with insurance companies, hospital administrators, bankers, accountants and other advisors. Like any business, doctors will need to have marketing and branding strategies that will create advantages and differentiation as the practice of medicine becomes increasingly competitive. This book offers suggestions for developing a practice that is both unique and attractive to new and existing patients, and also to other providers. Additionally it helps to identify your practice's strengths and strategize how to best showcase your areas of expertise by providing examples and analyzing the skills of other practicing physcians. The Complete Business Guide for a Successful Medical Practice provides a roadmap for physicians to be not only good clinical doctors but also good businessmen and businesswomen. It will help doctors make a difference in the lives of their patients as well as sound financial decisions for their practice.
- 2013 CambridgeSteven A. Frankel, James A. Bourgeois, Philip Erdberg.Complex treatments: the evolving place for a medical-psychiatric coordinating physician -- Beyond the physician-patient model: the value of a treatment team for dealing with clinical complexity -- Sorting out clinical complexity: medical and psychometric testing -- The limitations of algorithms: details of two "clinically complex" treatments -- Negotiating the subjectivity and inter-subjectivity of the clinical field: the complexity inherent in clinical work -- The intersection of data and clinical judgment: the place of subjectivity in treatment decisions -- Clinical strategy: grappling with treatment complexity -- Working consensus: the importance of physician-patient collaboration -- Linking truing measures: technical and interpersonal precision in work with complex cases -- Managing complex treatments: the medical-psychiatric coordinating physician -- The medical-psychiatric coordinating physician: clinical role, training models, and future decisions.
- 2007 ClinicalKey[edited by] Mark V. Williams,Scott A. Flanders, Winthrop F. Whitcomb, Steven L. Cohn, Franklin A. Michota, Russell Holman, Richard Gross and Geno J. Merli.Nationally recognized experts equip the reader with practical, actionable guidance on all of the challenges faced every day in hospital medicine, making it easier to provide optimal care for every patient in an efficiently managed unit.
- 2002 NAPCommittee on the Training Needs of Health Professionals to Respond to Family Violence, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Institute of Medicine ; Felicia Cohn, Marla E. Salmon, and John D. Stobo, editors.
- 2015 AHRQprepared by Vanderbilt University, Evidence-based Practice Center ; prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."AHRQ examines features needed in pediatric electronic health records (EHRs) to ensure quality care for children. The report scanned scientific literature and gathered expert consensus on EHRs used in the care of children. Child health care providers stated that they need access to EHRs with special features to assure the delivery of quality care to pediatric patients. These features relate to a child's evolving physiology, maturity and associated conditions not found in EHRs used for adult patients. Key EHR functionalities for consideration include the ability to build and maintain vaccination records, record growth and development data, calculate weight and age-based medication dosing, manage pediatric diseases, identify pediatric norms such as developmental milestones, and document the relationship between pediatric patients and their parents and caregivers."--Publisher.
- 2011 STAT!Ref, Limited to 7 simultaneous users
- 2011 STAT!Ref, Limited to 7 simultaneous users
- 2012 ProQuest SafariEric Topol."Mobile technology has transformed our lives, and personal genomics is revolutionizing biology. But despite the availability of technologies that can provide wireless, personalized health care at lower cost, the medical community has resisted change. In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Eric Topol--one of the nation's top physicians--calls for consumer activism to demand innovation and the democratization of medical care." -- [Publisher-provided data]
- 2012 Springeredited by Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Rajeev Bali, Reima Suomi, Stefan Kirn.Section I. Innovation and process considerations in the role of IS/IT in e-health. -- 1. Improving e-performance management in healthcare using intelligent IT solutions / Fatemeh Hoda Moghimi and Nilmini Wickramasinghe -- 2. An intelligence e-risk detection model to improve decision efficiency in the context of the orthopaedic operating room / Fatemeh Hoda Mogihim, Hossein Zadeh, and Nilmini Wickramasinghe -- 3. Healthcare information systems design : using a strategic improvisation model / Say Yen Teoh and Nilmini Wickramasinghe -- 4. Assimilation of healthcare information systems (HIS) : an analysis and critique / Hidayah Sulaiman and Nilmini Wichramasinghe -- 5. e-health in China : an evaluation / Yu Yun ... [et al.] -- 6. Improving the process of healthcare delivery in an outpatient environment : the case of a urology department / Chris Gonzalez and Nilmini Wickramasinghe -- 7. Adaptations for e-kiosk systems in Germany to develop barrier-free terminals for handicapped persons / Manuel Zwicker, Juergen Seitz, and Nilmini Wichramasinghe -- Section II. Design and organisation designing supportive and collaborative electronic health environments. -- 8. Collaborative approach for sustainable citizen-centered health care / Pirkko Nykänen and Antto Seppäla ̈-- 9. Strategies and solutions in e-health : a literature review / Marco De Marco, Francesca Ricciardi, and Jan vom Brocke -- 10. Online discussion forum as a means of peer support / R. Halonen -- 11. Designing persuasive health behavior change interventions / Tuomas Lehto -- 12. Accessiblility in the web for disabled people / Irene Krebs, Arnim Nethe, and Reetta Raitoharju -- Section III. The importance of people in e-health : lest we forget. -- 13. Knowledge management : often neglected but crucial to ehealth / Juerg P. Bleuer ... [et al.] -- 14. Patient Empowerment : a two way road / Lodewijk Bos -- 15. Citizen empowerment / Amir Hannan -- 16. E-health : focusing on people-centric dimensions / Rajeev K. Bali ... [et al.] -- 17. A model of estimating the direct benefits of implementing electronic data exchange of EMRs and state immunization information systems / Michael L. Popovich and Xiaohui Zhang -- Section IV. Innovation in e-health. -- 18. Business models for electronic healthcare services in Germany / S. Duennebeil, J. Leimeister, and H. Krcmar -- 19. Smart objects in healthcare : impact on clinical logistics / Martin Sedlmayr and Ulli Münch -- 20. Agency theory in e-healthcare and telemedicine : a literature study / Joerg Leukel ... [et al.] -- 21. Cost accounting and decision support for healthcare institutions / L. Waehlert, A. Wagner, and H. Czap -- 22. A comprehensive approach to the IT : clinial practice interface / David Zakim and Mark Dominik Alscher
- 2015prepared by Virginia Tech.RWJF and the Advisory Committee hosted a listening tour of five "Learning What Works" events in diverse cities across the country: Philadelphia; Phoenix; Des Moines, Iowa; San Francisco; and Charleston, South Carolina. A broad spectrum of individuals--from health care providers to researchers to community service providers to business leaders interested in using data to improve their health and the health of their communities--attended these five events. The forums generated key observations and examples, as well as many questions around using, exchanging, and protecting data and what individuals and communities want and need in order to improve health or foster connections between different sectors. These observations provided the basis for the Advisory Committee's findings and recommendations, which are detailed in this report.
- 2002 NAPPanel for the Workshop on the State Children's Health Insurance Program, Arleen Leibowitz and Earl S. Pollack, editors; Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.
- 2014 ebraryLaura Madsen.Data is revolutionizing the healthcare industry. With more data available than ever before, and applying the right analytics you can spur growth. Benefits extend to patients, providers, and board members, and the technology can make centralized patient management a reality. Despite the potential for growth, many in the industry and government are questioning the value of data in health care, wondering if it's worth the investment. This book tackles the issue and proves why BI is not only worth it, but necessary for industry advancement. Madsen challenges the notion that data has little value in healthcare, and shows how BI can ease regulatory reporting pressures and streamline the entire system as it evolves. She illustrates how a data-driven organization is created, and how it can transform the industry. -- Edited summary from book.
- 2014 SpringerKrishna Regmi, editor ; foreword by Prof. David J. Hunter.Current economic, demographic, and environmental shifts are presenting major challenges to health care systems around the world. In response, decentralization--the transfer of control from central to local authorities--is emerging as a successful means of meeting these challenges and reducing inequities of care. But as with health care itself, one size does not fit all, and care systems must be responsive to global reality as well as local demand. Decentralizing Health Services explores a variety of applications of decentralization to health care delivery in both the developing and developed worlds. Outfitted with principles, blueprints, and examples, this ambitious text clearly sets out the potential role of decentralized care as a major player in public health. Its models of service delivery illustrate care that is effective, inclusive, flexible, and in tune with the current era of preventive and evidence-based healthcare. Contributors point out opportunities, caveats, and controversies as they: Clarify the relationships among decentralization, politics, and policy Differentiate between political, fiscal, and administrative decentralization in health care systems. Consider public/private partnerships in health systems. Explain how the effects of decentralization can be evaluated. Present the newest data on the health outcomes of decentralization. Explore some challenges and global issues of health systems in the 21st century. And each chapter features learning goals, discussion questions, activities, and recommendations for further reading. Heralding changes poised to revolutionize care, Decentralizing Health Services will broaden the horizons of researchers and administrators in health services, health economics, and health policy.
- 2013 NAPCommittee on Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging Population, Board on Health Care Services ; Laura A. Levit, Erin P. Balogh, Sharyl J. Nass, and Patricia A. Ganz, editors, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies."In the United States, approximately 14 million people have had cancer and more than 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed each year. However, more than a decade after the Institute of Medicine (IOM) first studied the quality of cancer care, the barriers to achieving excellent care for all cancer patients remain daunting. Care often is not patient-centered, many patients do not receive palliative care to manage their symptoms and side effects from treatment, and decisions about care often are not based on the latest scientific evidence. The cost of cancer care also is rising faster than many sectors of medicine--having increased to 125 billion in 2010 from 72 billion in 2004--and is projected to reach 173 billion by 2020. Rising costs are making cancer care less affordable for patients and their families and are creating disparities in patients' access to high-quality cancer care. There also are growing shortages of health professionals skilled in providing cancer care, and the number of adults age 65 and older--the group most susceptible to cancer--is expected to double by 2030, contributing to a 45 percent increase in the number of people developing cancer. The current care delivery system is poorly prepared to address the care needs of this population, which are complex due to altered physiology, functional and cognitive impairment, multiple coexisting diseases, increased side effects from treatment, and greater need for social support. Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis presents a conceptual framework for improving the quality of cancer care. This study proposes improvements to six interconnected components of care: (1) engaged patients; (2) an adequately staffed, trained, and coordinated workforce; (3) evidence-based care; (4) learning health care information technology (IT); (5) translation of evidence into clinical practice, quality measurement and performance improvement; and (6) accessible and affordable care. This report recommends changes across the board in these areas to improve the quality of care. Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis provides information for cancer care teams, patients and their families, researchers, quality metrics developers, and payers, as well as HHS, other federal agencies, and industry to reevaluate their current roles and responsibilities in cancer care and work together to develop a higher quality care delivery system. By working toward this shared goal, the cancer care community can improve the quality of life and outcomes for people facing a cancer diagnosis."--Publisher's description.
- Dependability in medicine and neurology : using engineering and management principles for better patient care2015 SpringerNikhil Balakrishnan.1. The Principles of Dependability -- 2. System Safety Assessment -- 3. Fault Tree Analysis -- 4. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis -- 5. Machine Learning Methods with Applications to Diagnosis -- 6. Byzantine Medical Problems: Decision Making with Misleading, Imperfect Information -- 7. Process Driven Methods in Diagnosis and Treatment -- 8. Toyota Production System -- 9. Reliance Implementation Methods Applied to a Kaizen Project -- 10. Knowledge & Culture.
- 2008 SpringerCarl Walker.
- 2014 ebraryMardelle McCuskey Shepley.
- 2012 CRCnetBASENeil Charness, George Demiris, Elizabeth Krupinski."As simple and straightforward as two health professionals conferring over the telephone or as complex and sophisticated as robotic surgery between facilities at different ends of the globe, telehealth is an increasingly frequent component in healthcare. A primer on the human factors issues that can influence how older adults interact with telehealth systems, Designing Telehealth for an Aging Population: A Human Factors Perspective examines the new ways patients and healthcare providers communicate to achieve the same or better outcomes than with traditional face-to-face healthcare.The authors examine older adult capabilities and provide standards and guidelines for telehealth design, enlivened by clinical examples and tutorials on human factors methodologies. They take a systematic look at how the use of human factors principles can facilitate the successful development, deployment, and maintenance of telehealth technology to better serve the aging population. The authors have carefully stayed away from academic writing, distilling their experience in the form of basic observations and principles drawn from their work. They include suggested readings at the end of each chapter that supply the research underpinning their recommendations. The first reference to cover older adult users in an area that will only get bigger, this book sets itself apart by providing focused coverage of the human factors issues specific to aging populations and practical advice on how to accommodate them"-- Provided by publisher.
- Developing a framework for establishing clinical decision support meaningful use objectives for clinical specialties2012Cheryl L. Damberg, Justin W. Timbie, Douglas S. Bell, Liisa Hiatt, Amber Smith, Eric C. Schneider.Methodology for Eliciting High-Priority Clinical Decision Support Targets -- Oncology Results -- Orthopedics Results -- Pediatrics Results -- Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Panel Results -- Discussion and Recommendations - Appendix A: Oncology Panel Materials - Appendix B: Orthopedics Panel Materials - Appendix C: Pediatrics Panel Materials - Appendix D: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Panelist Materials.
- 2016 SpringerRade B. Vukmir.This book explores a rapidly growing area of discussion in the health care industry, disruptive behavior in medical providers. The presence of disruptive behavior adversely impacts the providers of all disciplines: paraprofessional personnel, nurses, physicians and administrators. But more importantly, there may be a greater detrimental effect on quality and patient safety. This has led to mandated regulatory requirements that assist healthcare institutions in developing programs to address the problem. The book presents an evidence-based analysis of the disruptive provider behavior that defines the incidence, demographics, and profile of the behavior; discusses the specialties and work locations predisposed, as well as the interface with residents and nurses. The importance of patient safety, economic, and legal issues are addressed by a comprehensive, management strategy to effect positive, sustainable culture change in healthcare.
- Diversifying California's healthcare workforce : an opportunity to address California's health workforce shortages2008OSHPD Healthcare Workforce Diversity Advisory Council.
- 2016 SpringerMarcus L. Martin, Sheryl L. Heron, Lisa Moreno-Walton, editors ; Anna Walker Jones, managing editor.Defining Diversity in Quality Care -- Racial/Ethnic Healthcare Disparities and Inequities: Historical Perspectives -- Educating Medical Professionals to Deliver Quality Health Care to Diverse Patient Populations -- Culturally Competent Faculty -- Culturally Sensitive Care: A Review of Models & Educational Methods -- Interpreter Services -- The Patient-Physician Clinical Encounter -- Spiritual Care Services in Emergency Medicine -- Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual (LGB): Caring with Quality and Compassion -- Culturally Competent Care of the Transgender Patient -- Looking Past Labels: Effective Care of the Psychiatric Patient -- Disability and Access -- Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Emergency Department: A Public Health Perspective -- Vulnerable Populations: The Homeless and Incarcerated -- Vulnerable Populations: The Elderly -- Vulnerable Populations: Children -- Religio-cultural Consideration When Providing Healthcare to American Muslims -- Disparities and Diversity in Biomedical Research -- Cultural Competency Case Studies: Transitional Introduction -- Case 1: African-American Infant and Family -- Case 2: Cambodian Refugee -- Case 3: Sickle Cell Crisis -- Case 4: Mongolian Spots -- Case 5: Death Disclosure -- Case 6: Coin Rubbing -- Case 7: Toxic Ingestion -- Case 8: Adolescent Indian Male Sikh -- Case 9: Intimate Partner Violence in the Gay Community -- Case 10: West Indian/Caribbean -- Case 11: American Indian -- Case 12: Spiritualism in the Latino Community -- Case 13: Islamic Patient -- Case 14: Pediatric Pain.
- 2013World Health Organization.Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record"In response to the growing concern about equity issues and their implications for overall development, WHO established the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) in 2005, which focused on the "social justice" or human rights arguments for health investments. CSDH investigated the factors involved in the so-called "social gradient in health", which refers to the large observable differences in health outcomes within and between countries that are determined by avoidable inequalities in the access to resources and power. CSDH aimed to further investigate the causes of health inequities, with a deliberate detachment from economic considerations, and provide advice on how to tackle them effectively. CSDH also reviewed evidence for action on a wider scope of interventions than CMH, many of which require intersectoral collaboration or advocacy. With CMH and CSDH having adopted different but perhaps complementary standpoints, it soon became clear that greater synergies had to be forged between the two. This WHO resource book on the economics of social determinants of health and health inequalities seeks to begin to build a bridge between the two approaches by explaining, illustrating and discussing the economic arguments that could (and could not) be put forth to support the case for investing in the social determinants of health on average and in the reduction in socially determined health inequalities. The resource book has two main objectives: -- to provide an overview and introduction into how economists would approach the assessment of the economic motivation to invest in the social determinants of health and socially determined health inequities, including what the major challenges are in this assessment; -- to illustrate the extent to which an economic argument can be made in favour of investment in three major social determinants of health areas: education, social protection, and urban development and infrastructure."--WHO website
- 2015Mark W. Friedberg, Peggy G. Chen, Chapin White, Olivia Jung, Laura Raaen, Samuel Hirshman, Emily Hoch, Clare Stevens, Paul B. Ginsburg, Lawrence P. Casalino, Michael Tutty, Carol Vargo, Lisa LipinskiThe project reported here, sponsored by the American Medical Association (AMA), aimed to describe the effects that alternative health care payment models (i.e., models other than fee-for- service payment) have on physicians and physician practices in the United States. These payment models included capitation, episode-based and bundled payment, shared savings, pay for performance (PFP), and retainer-based practice. Accountable care organizations and medical homes, which are two recently expanding practice and organizational models that are based on one or more of these alternative payment models, were also included. Project findings are intended to help guide efforts by the AMA and other stakeholders to make improvements to current and future alternative payment programs and help physician practices succeed in these new payment models--i.e., to help practices simultaneously improve patient care, preserve or enhance physician professional satisfaction, satisfy multiple external stakeholders, and maintain economic viability as businesses
- 2012 CRCnetBASEAlexander Scarlat ; foreword by John Halamka."This book introduces readers to structured systems analysis and the medications domains. It starts off with top-down decomposition of workflows and data. It applies structured systems analysis methodology and tools to electronic prescription, computerized physician order entry, drug dispensation, medication administration, and clinical decision support. Providing a comprehensive view of the EHR/EMR, the text covers user interface considerations, reporting requirements, and standards and vocabularies for meaningful use. Assuming no previous clinical and/or informatics knowledge, the author uses accessible language and includes over 250 figures and 100 review questions with answers"--Provided by publisher.
- 2014 CRCnetBASEedited by Dean F. Sittig, PhD.Part 1. Introduction -- part 2. Identifying and preventing EHR safety concerns -- part 3. EHR users and usability -- part 4. Clinical decision support -- part 5. Referrals -- part 6. Laboratory test result management -- part 7. Bar coded medication administration -- part 8. Computer-based provider order entry.
- 2014 Stanf Univcreated by Stanford University Environmental Health and Safety, Office of Emergency Management.
- 2002 NAPCommittee on Population, Center for Social and Economic Studies, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council; Joah G. Iannotta, editor.
- 2010 Kais Fam FoundThe Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Research and Educational Trust, [and the National Opinion Research Center]."This annual survey of employers provides a detailed look at trends in employer-sponsored health coverage, including premiums, employee contributions, cost-sharing provisions, and other relevant information. The survey continued to document the prevalence of high-deductible health plans associated with a savings option and included questions on wellness benefits and health risk assessments. The 2010 survey included 3,143 randomly selected public and private firms with three or more employees (2,046 of which responded to the full survey and 1,097 of which responded to an additional question about offering coverage). Researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation, the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, and Health Research & Educational Trust designed and analyzed the survey"--Website.Also available: Print – 2010
- 2012 SpringerSana Loue and Martha Sajatovic (eds.).Part 1. Immigrant Health Overview Chapters -- Immigration in the Global Context / Bettina Rausa, Linda S. Lloyd -- Immigration Processes and Health in the U.S.: A Brief History / Sana Loue -- Alternative and Complementary Medicine / Brenda L. Lovell, Jamileh Daneshnia, Christopher J. Fries -- Culture-Specific Diagnoses / Delaney Smith, Tara Mayes, Riley Smith -- Health Determinants / M. David Low, Barbara J. Low -- Occupational and Environmental Health / Doug Brugge, C. Eduardo Siqueira -- Methodological Issues in Immigrant Health Research / Patrick J. M. Murphy, Irin Rachel Allen , Mo-Kyung Sin -- Ethical Issues in Research with Immigrants and Refugees / Sana Loue -- Ethical Issues in the Clinical Context / Beatrice Gabriela Ioan -- Part 2. Immigrant Health Topics A-Z.
- 2015 healthaffairs.orgwritten by Sarah Goodell.Five years after the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act took effect, access to equal benefits and qualified providers remains elusive for many insured Americans.
- 2012 CRCnetBASEedited by William Charney."'Do no harm' a particularly leading and important phrase in the delivery of healthcare is not working. In fact depending on the epidemiological approach and which data sets one applies, medical errors, hospital acquired infections (HAIs) and pharmaceutical errors combined are the second or third leading killer of Americans annually: approximately 300,000 die from a combination of medical errors, hospital acquired infections (HAIs), and pharmaceutical errors...100,000 per category. Add to these numbers the hundreds of thousands who are harmed (morbidity) but not killed (mortality) changing quality of life and a substantial problem is defined"--Provided by publisher.
- Essential medical facts every clinician should know : to prevent medical errors, pass board examinations and provide informed patient care2011 SpringerRobert B. Taylor.Medical facts, errors, and this book -- Challenging current medical misconception -- Epidemiologic realities and gee-whiz facts -- Disease prevention and screening -- Risk factors and disease correlates -- Practical clinical pearls -- Laboratory testing, electrocardiography and imaging -- Alarming symptoms and red flag findings -- Therapeutic insights -- Idiosyncratic and uncommon drug effects -- Drug Interactions and adventures in polypharmacy -- Alcohol, nicotine and caffeine -- Unforeseen, counterintuitive and possibly prophetic findings -- Unforeseen, counterintuitive and possibly prophetic findings -- Some timeless truths about medical practice -- A clinican's glossary of statistical terms.
- 2012 WileyNicky J. Welton, Alexander J. Sutton, Nicola J. Cooper, Keith R. Abrams, A.E. AdesIntroduction -- Bayesian methods and winBUGS -- Introduction to decision models -- Meta-analysis using Bayesian methods -- Exploring between study heterogeneity -- Model critique and evidence consistency in random effects meta-analysis -- Evidence synthesis in a decision modelling framework -- Multi-parameter evidence synthesis in epidemiological models -- Mixed treatment comparisons -- Markov models -- Generalised evidence synthesis -- Expected value of information for research prioritisation and study design.
- 2007 ClinicalKey[edited by] Daniel I. Steinberg, Jennifer S. Myers, C. Komal Jaipaul."This handbook delivers the assistance you need to provide timely and effective, evidence-based consultations for a range of commonly encountered clinical situations. This book will help you: navigate the most common clinical scenarios requiring medical consultation by reviewing 20-25 clinical questions for each patient type; locate evidence-based answers for each question, collected from the latest clinical findings; and find the information you need quickly thanks to a user-friendly format."--BOOK JACKET.
- Factors affecting physician professional satisfaction and their implications for patient care, health systems, and health policy2013 RAND Healththe RAND Corporation: Mark William Friedberg, Peggy G. Chen, Kristin R. Van Busum, Frances Aunon, Chau Pham, John Caloyeras, Soeren Mattke, Emma Pitchforth, Denise D. Quigley, Robert H. Brook ; American Medical Association: F. Jay Crosson, Michael Tutty.One of the American Medical Association's core strategic objectives is to advance health care delivery and payment models that enable high-quality, affordable care and restore and preserve physician satisfaction. Such changes could yield a more sustainable and effective health care system with highly motivated physicians. To that end, the AMA asked RAND Health to characterize the factors that lead to physician satisfaction. RAND sought to identify high-priority determinants of professional satisfaction that can be targeted within a variety of practice types, especially as smaller and independent practices are purchased by or become affiliated with hospitals and larger delivery systems. Researchers gathered data from 30 physician practices in six states, using a combination of surveys and semistructured interviews. This report presents the results of the subsequent analysis, addressing such areas as physicians' perceptions of the quality of care, use of electronic health records, autonomy, practice leadership, and work quantity and pace. Among other things, the researchers found that physicians who perceived themselves or their practices as providing high-quality care reported better professional satisfaction. Physicians, especially those in primary care, were frustrated when demands for greater quantity of care limited the time they could spend with each patient, detracting from the quality of care in some cases. Electronic health records were a source of both promise and frustration, with major concerns about interoperability between systems and with the amount of physician time involved in data entry.
- 2006 ebraryGérard Vallée, editor, and Lynn McDonald, general editor.
- 2004 ebraryedited by Lynn McDonald.
- 2006 NAPCommittee on Cancer Survivorship: Improving Care and Quality of Life, National Cancer Policy Board ; Maria Hewitt, Sheldon Greenfield, and Ellen Stovall, editors.Cancer survivors -- The medical and psychological concerns of cancer survivors after treatment -- Delivering cancer survivorship care -- Providers of survivorship care: their supply and education and training -- Employment, insurance, and economic issues -- Research.
- 2013René Bonnel, Rosalía Rodriguez-García, Jill Olivier, Quentin Wodon, Sam McPherson, Kevin Orr and Julia RossIn the past decade the global financial assistance for AIDS responses increased tremendously and the donor community provided greater resources to community responses. Yet little is known about the global magnitude of these resources and their allocation among HIV and AIDS activities and services. To address this knowledge gap, this report pulls together evidence from several different sources (donor data bases, surveys of civil society organizations, country funding profiles) to determine, among other things, how funds are reaching civil society and community-based organizations, how these funds are being used, and the degree to which these organizations rely on other sources of funding.--Source other than Library of Congress.
- 2016 SpringerJennifer L. Hayashi, Bruce Leff, editors ; Linda DeCherrie, Theresa A. Soriano, associate editors.This book is a practical reference for any clinician who has struggled to care for an older adult in a home setting. The volume is written by experts in the field who describe fundamental principles and clinical approaches of geriatric home-based care and their application to specific diseases and conditions, including delirium, incontinence, falls, and chronic pain and disability. The book also details house calls for special populations, from the developmentally disabled to those afflicted with neurologic or psychiatric diseases. The volume explores house calls within the context of the US healthcare system. Geriatric Home-Based Medical Care: Principles and Practice is a valuable resource for geriatricians, geriatric nurses, primary care physicians, social workers, public health officials, and all medical professions who need tools to provide timely, compassionate, and high-quality care for their older adult patients.
- 2010 CRCnetBASEedited by Ric Skinner.Introduction : the evolving role of geographic information systems in hospital and healthcare emergency management / Ric Skinner -- A spatial approach to hazard vulnerability analysis by healthcare facilities / Ric Skinner -- Using GIS to improve workplace and worker safety crisis management / Jeffrey Miller -- Infectious disease surveillance and GIS : applications for emergency management / Michael Olesen -- Role of GIS in interagency healthcare logistical support during emergencies / Jerry VanVactor -- Design concept for a location-based hazard vulnerability assessment tool for healthcare facilities / Ric Skinner -- Trauma center siting, optimization modeling, and GIS / Charles Branas ... [et al.] -- Healthcare facility disaster planning : using GIS to identify alternate care sites / Johnathon Mohr, J.L. Querry, and Gwenn Allen -- Multi-scale enterprise GIS for healthcare preparedness in South Carolina / Jared Shoultz ... [et al.] -- Hospital preparedness planning for evacuation and sheltering with GIS in South Carolina / Jared Shoultz ... [et al.] -- Making sense out of chaos : improving prehospital and disaster response / Elizabeth Walters, Stephen Corbett, and Jeff Grange -- Disaster preparedness for influenza at a community hospital network : a case study / Edward Rafalski ... [et al.] -- Disaster preparedness and response for vulnerable populations : essential role of GIS for emergency medical services during the San Diego County 2007 firestorm / Isabel Corcos... [et al.] -- Natural disasters and the role of GIS in assessing need / Omar Ha-Redeye -- GIS application and a regionalized approach for mass casualty incident planning / Deborah Kim ... [et al.] -- Building a GIS common operating picture for integrated emergency medical services and hospital emergency management response / Frank Zanka.
- 2013 SpringerIchiro Kawachi, Soshi Takao, S.V. Subramanian, editors.The idea of social capital emerged in the social science disciplines to explain puzzling phenomena such as why some communities fare better in crisis than others. As the field matures, it has been adapted to wide-ranging issues such as population health. This book presents the major research issues as well as nuanced theoretical discussion in keeping with an evolving field in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Background chapters analyze how social capital manifests in neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools, and its relationship to health. The second half offers guidelines for improving population health at the social capital level, and examples of interventions, such as microfinance programs, in which enhanced social capital and health benefits are a significant by-product. And a number of contributors debate the problems of defining the concept and using the term at all.
- 2012 Cambridgeedited by D. Micah Hester, Toby Schonfeld.
- 2002 NAPElaine K. Swift, editor; Committee on Guidance for Designing a National Healthcare Disparities Report, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
- 2007 CRCnetBASEedited by Goktug Morcol.
- 2011 CRCnetBASEedited by Yuehwern Yih."A resource covering the delivery of all healthcare services, this handbook provides the collective source to promote and facilitate integrated system solutions for healthcare. Written from a systems engineering perspective, it provides theoretical foundations, methodologies, and case studies in each main sector of healthcare delivery systems for designing, assessing, optimizing, and managing each healthcare outcome. It covers the state-of-the-art in modern technologies and offers a comprehensive description of the healthcare delivery system from the macro level (e.g. hospitals) to the micro level (e.g. operation room)"--Provided by publisher.
- 2008 CRCnetBASEedited by Cynthia Massie Mara, Laura Katz Olson.History, concepts and overview / Cynthia Massie Mara -- Public perceptions of long-term care / Laura Katz Olson -- Looking for care in all the wrong places / Deborah Stone -- Medicalization of long-term care: weighing the risks / Colleen M. Grogan -- Older long-term care recipients / Megan E. McCutcheon and William J. McAuley -- Younger individuals with disabilities: compatibility of long-term care and independent living / Arthur W. Blaser -- Informal caregivers and caregiving: living at home with personal care / Sharon M. Keigher -- Trends and challenges in building a twenty-first century long-term care workforce / Edward Alan Miller and Vincent Mor -- The role and responsibilities of the medical director and attending physician in long-term care facilities / Daniel Swagerty -- Long-term care services, care coordination, and the continuum of care / Megan E. McCutcheon and William J. McAuley -- Legal issues related to long-term care: elder law, estate planning, and asset protection / Jan L. Brown -- Long-term care housing trends: past and present / Shannon M. Chance -- Long-term care governance and administration: a historical perspective / Stephen E. Proctor -- Improving the quality of long-term care with better information / Vincent Mor -- Long-term care housing types and design / Shannon M. Chance -- Long-term care politics and policy / William Weissert -- Geriatric mental health policy: impact on service delivery and directions for effecting change / Bradley E. Karlin and Michael Duffy -- Private financing for long-term care / Galen H. Smith and William P. Brandon -- Public financing of long-term care / Stephen A. Stemkowski and William P. Brandon -- Focal points of change / Cynthia Massie Mara
- 2013 SpringerJoachim P. Sturmberg, Carmel M. Martin, editors.This book is an introduction to health care as a complex adaptive system, a system that feeds back on itself. The first section introduces systems and complexity theory from a science, historical, epistemological, and technical perspective, describing the principles and mathematics. Subsequent sections build on the health applications of systems science theory, from human physiology to medical decision making, population health and health services research. The aim of the book is to introduce and expand on important population health issues from a systems and complexity perspective, highlight current research developments and their implications for health care delivery, consider their ethical implications, and to suggest directions for and potential pitfalls in the future.
- 2013 WileyJason Burke."A hands-on, analytics road map for health industry leadersThe industry-wide transformation taking place across the health and life sciences ecosystem is mandating that organizations adopt new decision-making capabilities, based on science and real-world information. Analytics will be a required competency for the modern health enterprise; this book is about how to "cross the chasm." The ultimate analytics guide for the health industry leader, this essential book equips business leaders with little-to-no experience in analytics to understand how to incorporate analytics as a cornerstone of their 21st century competitive business strategy. Paints the picture for a new health enterprise, one focused on the patient Explores the financial components of this new operating model, using analytics to optimize the tradeoffs between cost and value Deals with the rising role of the consumer, using analytics to create a completely new health engagement model with individual recipients of care Looks at how analytics can drive innovations in care practice, patient-experienced medical outcomes, and analytically driven novel therapies optimized for the individual patient Presents a variety of text, tables, and graphics illustrating the various concepts being described Within each section and chapter, Health Analytics assesses the current landscape, proposing a new model/concept, sharing real-world stories of how the old and new world come together, and framing a "how-to" for the reader in terms of growing that particular set of capabilities in their own enterprises"-- Provided by publisher.
- 2013 ebraryJoseph P. Byrne.Factors in early modern health and wellness -- Education and training : learned and non-learned -- Religion and medicine -- Women's health and medicine -- Infants and children -- Infectious diseases -- Environmental and occupational hazards -- Surgeons and surgery -- Mental and emotional health and disorders -- Apothecaries and their pharmacopeias -- War, health, and medicine -- Medical institutions -- Healing and the arts.
- 2010 SpringerAntony Morgan, Maggie Davies, Erio Ziglio, editors.Revitalising the public health evidence base: an asset model -- A salutogenic approach to tackling health inequalities -- A theoretical model of assets: the link -- Asset mapping in communities -- Assets based interventions: evaluating and synthesizing evidence of the effectiveness of the assets based approach to health promotion -- Resilience as an asset for healthy development -- How to assess resilience: reflections on a measurement model -- Measuring children's well-being: some problems and possibilities -- The relationship between health assets, social capital and cohesive communities -- Community empowerment and health improvement: the English experience -- Strengthening the assets of women living in disadvantaged situations: the German experience -- Sustainable community-based health and development programs in rural India -- The application and evaluation of an assets-based model in Latin America and the Caribbean: the experience with the healthy settings approach -- Parents and communities' assets to control under-five child malaria in rural Benin, West Africa -- Strengthening asset focused policy making in Hungary -- How forms in social capital can be an asset for promoting health equity -- Internal and external assets and Romanian adolescents' health: an evidence-based approach to health promoting schools policy -- Bringing it all together: the salutogenic response to some of the most pertinent public health dilemmas.
- Health care information systems : a practical approach for health care management. Third edition. [3rd ed.]2013 ebraryKaren A. Wager, Frances Wickham Lee, John P. Glaser."The revised third edition of Health Care Information Systems is a comprehensive text that offers an understanding of health care information systems that helps readers work effectively with and support information systems design, as well as the development and implementation. It covers current and developing information systems of interest to managers in health services organizations; health care information systems architecture; security and privacy issues; uses of health care information for clinical and strategic analysis and decision support; techniques for developing and evaluating an information system request for proposal; and information on the future"--Provided by publisher.
- 2014 Springeredited by Christian Janssen, Enno Swart, Thomas von Lengerke.Part I Introduction -- Theorizing, empiricizing and analyzing health care utilization in Germany: An introduction -- Part II Theory -- Re-revisiting the Behavioral Model of Health Care Utilization by Andersen: A review on theoretical advances and perspectives -- Health care utilization within the system of statutory sickness funds in Germany -- Part III Methodology -- The problem of repeated surveys: How comparable are their results regarding utilization of medical services? -- Health care utilization research using secondary data -- Health care utilization: Insights from qualitative research -- Part IV Results: Selected determinants -- Gender and utilization of health care -- Socioeconomic status and health care utilization in Germany: A systematic review -- Migration and health care utilization in the European context -- How do socioeconomic factors influence the amount and intensity of services utilization by family caregivers of elderly dependents? -- Part IV b Results: Selected diseases -- Health care utilization by dementia patients living at home and their kins -- Utilization of general practitioners by obese men and women: Review for Germany and results from the MONICA/KORA cohorts S3/F3 and S4/F4 -- Utilization of physiotherapy by patients with rheumatic diseases -- Participation in self-help activities amongst patients with rheumatic diseases -- Part IV b Results: Selected sectors of care -- Social determinants of utilization of psychotherapy in Germany -- Variation in the use of prevention and health promotion services according to gender, age, socioeconomic, and migration status -- Utilisation of an Integrated Care Pilot in Germany: Morbidity, age and sex distribution of Gesundes Kinzigtal Integrated Care membership in 2006-08 -- Part V Extroduction -- Health care utilization: A concluding note on research prospects.
- 2006 SpringerRichard K. Thomas.1. Introduction to health communication -- 2. The changing sociocultural context -- 3. The changing healthcare context -- 4. The history of health communication -- 5. Health communication audiences -- 6. Understanding health behavior -- 7. Understanding communication -- 8. Steps in the health communication process -- 9. Traditional approaches to health communication -- 10. Contemporary approaches to health communication -- 11. Case studies in health communication -- 12. Evaluating the impact of health communication -- 13. The future of health communication.
- 2016 SpringerLynn B. Gerald, Cristine E. Berry, editors.Introduction to Health Disparities in Respiratory Medicine -- Health Disparities in Tobacco Smoking and Smoke Exposure -- Health Disparities Related to Environmental Air Quality -- Health Disparities in Occupational Exposures -- Health Disparities and Pulmonary Function Testing.- Health Disparities as They Relate to Medication Adherence -- Health Disparities in Ards -- Social Disparities in Lung Growth and Respiratory Health -- Health Disparities in Asthma -- Health Disparities in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease -- Health Disparities and Tuberculosis -- Disparities in Lung Cancer Outcomes -- Health Disparities in Critical Illness -- Health Disparities in Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders -- Health Disparities in End-of-Life Care -- Where Do We Go From Here? Improving Disparities in Respiratory Health.
- 2014 SpringerCatherine L. Ross, Marla Orenstein, Nisha Botchwey.Part I. Context for HIA: integrating public health, planning and policy development -- Part II. Introduction to core concepts and key examples of HIA -- Part III. Applied learning: Conducting an HIA -- Part IV. HIA today and tomorrow.
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- 2016 SpringerAdrian Stavert-Dobson.Introduction -- Standards and Quality Management in Health IT -- The Nature of Risk and Safety -- Acceptability and Ownership of Risk -- The Safety Management System -- Undertaking a Clinical Risk Management Project -- The Scope of Clinical Risk Management -- The Hazardous Environment -- Failure of Health IT -- A Framework for Hazards in Health IT Systems -- Structuring the Hazard Register -- Populating the Hazard Register -- Estimating and Evaluating Clinical Risk -- Developing Control Strategies -- Software Testing in Clinical Risk Management -- Gathering Evidence for the Safety Case -- Developing the Safety Case -- Handling Faults in Live Service -- The Safety Case in Live Service -- Availability and Performance -- Evidencing Competency -- Language and Writing Style.
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- 2014 CRCnetBASEDivya Srinivasan Sridhar.Theoretical underpinnings : comparing the PPACA and HITECH acts -- Impact of E-government on electronic health literacy -- Financial, social, and environmental impact of government HITadoption policies -- Self-management technologies and type 2 diabetes -- Individualized prevention solutions to childhood obesity -- Health IT in community health centers -- Case study of physicians as entrepreneurs -- The micro, meso, and macro perspectives of HIT adoption -- Geographic disparities in healthcare -- International comparisons: differences in U.K. and U.S. preventive health.
- 2014Terri Ann Parnell, Elizabeth C. McCulloch, Jennifer H. Mieres, and Fallon Edwards.The U.S. population is more diverse than ever before in terms of race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, and education level. Trends of increased fertility, decreased mortality, and in creased immigration have contributed to the growth of the U.S. population (Shrestha and Heisler, 2011). Minority groups are the fastest-growing demographic, currently accounting for one-third of t he U.S. population (Betancourt et al., 2012). In order to adequately serve these changing demographics, we believe that health care organizations must refocus their efforts to provide all persons with the ability to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions
- 2015Gary Gunderson, Teresa Cutts, and James Cochrane.Health care and public health are finding common -- but conflicted -- ground in population health. Current discussions in the two fields are collecting a large and growing set of tools, but with little clarity about which are appropriate for exactly what kind of work. Furthermore, neither field provides a clear explanation about how to manage this work within the field, including budgets, job descriptions, and evaluation methods, etc. that distinguish between good and better, efficient, effective or not. The following article offers four linked domains of thought and practice that together constitute a bridge from where we are to where we want to be -- healthier people and institutions -- by using the idea of the Leading Causes of Life as the supporting paradigm.
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