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  • 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.
  • Active 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.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • Clinical ward secrets 2010
    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.
  • "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.
  • Respiratory system -- Ophthalmology -- Ear conditions -- Central nervous system -- Women's health -- Gastroenterology -- Dermatology -- Musculoskeletal conditions -- Paediatrics -- Specific product requests.
  • 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.
  • It 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.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • CPT data files 2011
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  • CPT Online 2011
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  • "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]
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
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    "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
  • The 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
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • "'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.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments starts with background information on the concept of Health in All Policies in order to ground the reader in key concepts and definitions. Part I includes an overview of the social determinants of health and describes Health in All Policies as an approach to address these key drivers of health outcomes and health inequities. The authors discuss the connections between health, equity, and sustainability and describe the importance of addressing equity and sustainability in order to build healthy communities. Part I also includes an overview of the key principles of Health in All Policies, a description of a healthy community as a goal for Health in All Policies work, and an international history of Health in All Policies.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is releasing selected esti mates of health insurance coverage for the civilian noninstitutionalized U.S. population based on data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), along with comparable estimates from the 2008-2012 NHIS. Estimates for 2013 were based on data for 104,203 persons.
  • 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.
  • Specific Challenges in Optimizing Health Care for Cancer Survivors -- What Is Quality Health Care for Cancer Survivors? -- Managing Symptoms over Time -- Health Behaviors and Wellness -- Rehabilitation in the Context of Cancer Survivorship -- Long-Term Psychological Well-Being: Strategies for Assessment and Intervention -- Disparities in Care for Cancer Survivors -- Cancer Survivorship Plans: A Paradigm Shift in the Delivery of Quality Cancer Care -- Optimizing Health: Primary Care -- Optimizing Health: Oncology Care -- Optimizing Survivorship Care: Academic and Community Clinic Models -- The Final Phase of Cancer Survivorship: End-of-Life Care -- Building a Critical Mass of Health-Care Providers, Administrators, and Services for Cancer Survivors -- Epidemiology of Cancer Recurrence, Second Primary Cancer, and Comorbidity Among Cancer Survivors -- Health Economics and Cancer Survivorship -- Human Factors Engineering: Targeting Systems for Change -- Cancer Survivorship and National Health Reform -- Quality Health Care for Cancer Survivors.
  • Chapter 1. Toward Healthcare Improvement Using Analytics -- Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Healthcare Analytics -- Chapter 3. Developing an Analytics Strategy to Drive Change -- Chapter 4. Defining Healthcare Quality and Value -- Chapter 5. Data Quality and Governance -- Chapter 6. Working with Data -- Chapter 7. Developing and Using Effective Indicators -- Chapter 8. Leveraging Analytics in Quality Improvement Activities -- Chapter 9. Basic Statistical Methods and Control Chart Principles -- Chapter 10. Usability and Presentation of Information -- Chapter 11. Advanced Analytics in Healthcare -- Chapter 12. Becoming an Analytical Healthcare Organization.
  • Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action provides guidance, examples, and information on processes and timelines for physicians based on the implementation of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was established in 2010. This volume focuses on how geriatricians and other healthcare professionals can be engaged in responding to the roll-out of the ACA in their communities, and through this engagement assume leadership roles in local hospitals, healthcare organizations, and medical societies to advance quality improvement and new models of care for older adults. In-depth chapters provide an update on quality improvement efforts at the state level as well as changes in Medicaid financing and the significant impact this will have for older adults, particularly dual-eligibles. Many elements of the ACA are yet to be rolled out and many healthcare decisions are yet to be made. Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action will guide healthcare decision makers and help them to play a leadership role in advancing quality care for older adults in our changing healthcare environment.
  • Healthcare trends, stressors, and workplace violence -- Patient privacy and exploitation -- Abuse and assault -- Fraud and theft -- Suspicious death and homicide -- Investigations, sanctions, and discipline -- Prevention strategies and the future of healthcare crime.
  • Introduction: An Overview of the US Healthcare System and US Health Disparities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century -- Historical Perspectives of Healthcare Disparities: Is the Past Prologue? -- Epidemiologic Profiles of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care -- Cultural Diversity in Medicine: Health Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities -- Perspective: Health Care and the Politics of Race -- Perspective: The Spectrum of Health-care Disparities in the USA -- Perspective: Barriers to Eliminating Disparities in Clinical Practice -- Lessons from the IOM Report "Unequal Treatment" -- Perspective: Second-Class Medicine -- Implications of Evidence-Based Medicine for Improving Minority Access to Health Care -- Perspective: The Compelling Need for Health Literacy -- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Overview of the Health Reform Law and Its Impact on Health-Care Disparities -- The Diversity Benefit: How Does Diversity Among Health Professionals Address Public Needs? -- The Role of Communities in Eliminating Health Disparities: Getting Down to the Grass Roots. The Potential Impact of Performance Incentive Programs on Racial Disparities in Health Care -- Eliminating Disparities in Health Care Through Quality Improvement -- Monitoring Socioeconomic Determinants for Healthcare Disparities: Tools from the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project -- Perspective: Title VI, Healthcare Reform, and the Need for a State Antidiscrimination Law -- Quality of Care and Health Disparities: The Evolving Role of the Government -- The Association of Black Cardiologists: A Small-Group Success Story in Addressing Healthcare Disparities -- Breathing Easier in Seattle: Addressing Asthma Disparities Through Healthier Housing -- Breast and Prostate Cancer Healthcare Disparities -- The Role of Health IT in Eliminating Health Disparities -- Remote Area Medical®: Pioneers of No-Cost Health Care -- Principles for Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Under Healthcare Reform.
  • An introduction to the US health care industry, information technology, and informatics / by Stephan Kudyba, Richard Temple -- "Quality time" in healthcare : strategies for achieving national goals for meaningful use of health information technology / by Michael H. Zaroukian, Peter Basch -- A project management framework for healthcare informatics initiatives / by Christi Rushnell, Mary Beattie -- Nursing roles in the implementation of clinical information systems / by Terry Moore -- Architecting computerized physician order entry (CPOE) for optimal utilization / by James F. Keel III, D. Arlo Jennings -- Knowledge translation and informatics in healthcare / by Ann McKibbon -- Self service technology in healthcare / by Tomas Gregorio -- The world of health analytics / by Jason Burke -- Enhancing data resources and business intelligence in healthcare / by Stephan Kudyba, Mark Rader -- Application of healthcare informatics to improving patient safety and outcomes : learning from the experiences of Trinity Health / by Rajiv Kohli ... [et al.] -- Data mining in health care / by Wullianallur Raghupathi -- Using data mining to build alerting systems for decision support in healthcare / by Billie Anderson, Cali M. Davis, J. Michael Hardin -- Data mining techniques to enhance health care cost savings through the identification of abusive billing practices and the optimization of care enhancement services / by Theodore L. Perry ... [et al.].
  • The Evolution of Healthcare Infrastructure -- History of Health Determinants -- Public Health Success When Simple -- Public Health Failure When Complex -- Medicine Success When Simple -- Medicine Failure When Complex -- Medical Records for Health Systems -- Health Determinants for Individuals and Populations -- Measurement of Individual Activity (Explicit Text) -- Sensors for Individual Ability (Implicit Data) -- Genomes for Individual Ability (Features) -- Networks for Population Function (Persons) -- Mobile Monitors for Health Systems -- The Future of Healthcare Infrastructure.
  • Healthcare transformer 10 : reliably implement the tried and true -- Healthcare transformer 9 : disseminate best practices -- Healthcare transformer 8 : build organizational quality improvement capability -- Healthcare transformer 7 : patient-centeredness -- Healthcare transformer 6 : care coordination -- Healthcare transformer 5 : health information technology -- Healthcare transformer 4 : transparency -- Healthcare transformer 3 : payment reform -- Healthcare transformer 2 : culture -- Healthcare transformer 1 : leadership -- Conclusion : the governance engagement checklist.
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield is committed to extending health insurance to those who do not have coverage, and The Blues® believe the best way to accomplish this goal is to build on our employer-based system. In 2009, more than 95 percent of American firms with more than 50 employees offered health insurance coverage to their employees. However, less than half of companies with fewer than 10 employees offer health benefits. Increasing the percentage of small employers that offer health benefits is critical to increasing coverage levels. Additionally, there must be a focus on those most likely to lack coverage, such as young adults aged 18-34, Hispanics, and African-Americans.
  • Malnutrition in the developing world: the lack of food scenario / D. Labadarios -- Are older people starving to death in a world of plenty? -- D.R. Thomas -- Physiological vs. pathological changes of nutritional status over life time -- M.J. Müller ... [et al.] -- Home enteral nutrition demographics and utilization in the United States / M.H. Delegge -- Home enteral nutrition epidemiology and legislation in Europe / A. Van Gossum -- When does malnutrition become a risk? / L. Genton ... [et al.] -- What are the goals of nutrition support? The example of home enteral nutrition / X. Hʹebuterne, S.M. Schneider, -- Oral protein and energy supplementation in older people: a systematic review of randomized trials / A.C. Milne, A. Avenell, J. Potter -- Efficacy of enteral and parenteral nutrition in cancer patients / F. Bozzetti, V. Bozzetti, -- Ethics and economics of nutritional support / A.L. Buchman -- Pathophysiology of weight loss in older persons / J.E. Morley -- Interaction between nutrition, intestinal flora and the gastrointestinal immune system / H. Lochs -- Psychoimmunology of nutrition / B. Lesourd -- How can we impact the immune system with pre- and probiotics? / E.J. Schiffrin, A. Donnet, S. Blum -- How can we modulate cytokine production and action? / L. Cynober -- How can we improve functional outcomes? / M. Elia.
  • Hospital bedside listening as true hospitality to the sick -- Interpersonal conversation -- Pastoral conversations with hospital patients -- From patient's story to homily -- The preaching evaluation -- Homilies -- Conclusion.
  • How to Succeed at the Medical Interview provides candidates with a competitive edge. It reduces the likelihood of unexpected questions or situations and helps improve confidence before and during the medical interview. This new second edition includes updated content on changes to the structure of healthcare and how this affects both the application and interview process. It details the types of questions that will be asked at medical interviews and also provides improved guidance for overseas doctors and healthcare professionals and for those seeking to practice abroad.
  • Introduction to human factors in medicine -- Human cognition and error -- Situation awareness -- Leadership and teamworking -- Personality and behaviour -- Communication and awareness -- Decision-making -- Fatigue and stress -- Key elements in communication : briefing and debriefing -- Organisational culture -- Guidelines, checklists and protocols.
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    HIPAA : stakeholder impacts and effects of provisions of the HITECH Act -- Organizational culture : what is needed to adopt HIT across different types of hospitals? -- Health economics : organizational finance and healthcare IT -- Cost benefit analysis and funding EMRs -- Analyzing the presence of EMRs across different health providers -- EMR impacts on quality of care and cost to the patient -- The physician and perceptions : medical malpractice and impacts from HIT usage -- Reduction in bioterrorism through the usage of EMRs -- The direction of health informatics and the future : the E-health industry.
  • Public member, researcher, and public sociologist -- How licensure became a medical institution -- The Federal bureaucracy starts a public dialogue -- The state, the media, and the shaping of public opinion -- Rhetorics of law, medicine, and public interest shape board work -- Medical and legal discourses in investigatory committees -- Hearing and sanction deliberations : transparency and fact construction issues -- Democratic deliberation and public interest.
  • To find an answer, one must know the question : health economics and public policy / Henry J. Aaron -- Health capital : theory and empirical evidence / Donna Gilleskie -- What we know and don't know about the effects of cost sharing on the demand for medical care - and so what? / Joseph P. newhouse and Anna D. Sinaiko -- Adverse selection and moral hazard : implications for health insurance markets / Mark V. Pauly -- Direct-to-consumer advertising in health care : an overview of economic issues / Ernst R. Berndt and Julie M. Donohue -- Reefer Madness, Frank the Tank, or Pretty Woman : to what extent do addictive behaviors respond to incentives? / John Cawley -- Medical career choices and rates of return / Sean Nicholson -- The effects of incentives on pharmaceutical innovation / Frank A. Sloan and Chee-Ruey Hsieh -- Physician fees and behavior : implications for structuring a fee schedule / Thomas G. McGuire -- Physician pay for performance : alternative perspectives / Brian R. Golden and Frank A. Sloan -- Competition, information provision, and hospital quality / Gautam Gowrisankaran -- Summing up / Frank A. Sloan and Hirschel Kasper.
  • Individual case formulation 2013
    Individual Case Formulation presents formulation as a process that can be taught systematically to trainee therapists. The book begins by discussing assorted theories of case formulation, and critiques their ability to be applied in real world situations. The individual case formulation approach is then defined and discussed as a way to integrate the best of what different theoretical orientations have to offer in conjunction with the expertise and clinical judgment of the therapist. The book proposes a systemic/functional framework that focuses on difficulties as defined by the client and emphasizes constructive solutions to problems rather than symptom reduction. Moving from theory to application, the book then guides therapists in how to conduct assessment interviews, how to reach a provisional formulation, how to test that formulation for accuracy and reformulate if necessary, how a therapist can make explicit what their clinical reasoning was in making the case formulation, and provides case examples and transcripts so readers will better grasp the concepts in action.
  • Ch. 1. Healthcare systems : Introduction / Frank M. Groom -- Ch. 2. Technology as a catalyst for health enhancement / Jane Ellery and Peter J. Ellery -- Ch. 3. Health information exchange / Dave Yoder -- Ch. 4. Universal data standards / Colleen Willis -- Ch. 5. Healthcare information exchange / Kent Supancik -- Ch. 6. Health information technology in the United States : achieving legal and regulatory results that enhance innovation and adoption / Stuart N. Brotman, Gabriel G. Brotman and Jennifer E. Paul -- Ch. 7. Healthcare regulations, privacy, security, and information age considerations / Sydney Morris -- Ch. 8. Usability : patient-physician interactions and the electronic medical record / Carolyn K. Shue and Laura L.S. O'Hara -- Ch. 9. Remembering human factors when implementing technology use : a case study in home healthcare usability / Lori A. Byers -- Ch. 10. Security and privacy : impacts of evolving technologies and legislation / Robert Faix, Chad Cagnolatti, and David Flynn -- Ch. 11. New facility planning : a healthcare focus / Todd Hollowell and Carl Fleming -- Ch. 12. Developing innovative health information for youth : communication theory for practical emerging media applications / Lou Ann Stroup, Chelsey Sigler, and Jay E. Gillette -- Ch. 13. Re-envisioning the website as a member-focused portal : a case study on usability and technology for transforming healthcare communication / Jared B. Linder -- Appendix: Glossary of health care terms from IBM.
  • Overview of XML / Fernando Farfan, Vagelis Hristidis -- Electronic health records / Fernando Farfan, Ramakrishna Varadarajan, and Vagelis Hristidis -- Overview of information discovery techniques on EHRs / Vagelis Hristidis -- Data Quality and integration issues in electronic health records / Ricardo Joao Cruz-Correia ... [et al.] -- Ethical, legal, and social issues for EHR data protection / Reid Cushman -- Searching electronic health records / Ramakrishna Varadarajan ... [et al.] -- Data mining and knowledge discovery on EHRs / Donald J. Berndt, Monica Chiarini Tremblay, and Stephen L. Luther -- Privacy-preserving information discovery on EHRs / Li Xiong ... [et al.] -- Real-time and mobile physiological data analysis / Daniele Apiletti ... [et al.] -- Medical image segmentation / Xiaolei Huang and Gavriil Tschpenakis.
  • This powerful resource identifies wide-scale health challenges facing a rapidly urbanizing planet--including key concerns in nutrition, health status, health care, and safety--and strategies toward possible solutions. Theoretical and empirical analysis focuses on maximizing the benefits of urban living and minimizing negative outcomes across areas for improvement (health education, maternal and child health) and threats to well-being (noise pollution, drug counterfeiting). For each challenge, contributors discuss implications for health, specific practices that fuel them, and emerging ideas for solving them efficiently and effectively. Not only are these issues of immediate salience, they will become dangerously urgent in years to come. Included in the coverage: Food fortification and other innovations to address child malnutrition. Anti-trafficking innovations, urbanization, and global health. Innovations to address global climate change in cities. Innovations in disaster preparedness: implications for urbanization and health. Medical diagnostic innovations in urban developing settings. The case for comprehensive, integrated, and standardized measures of health in cities. Recent studies suggest that urban areas will be a large majority in both the developing and developed worlds. Innovating for Healthy Urbanization is a proactive idea book to be read by undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in public and urban health. .
  • Evidence base and core principles / Jürgen Unützer, Anna Ratzliff -- Collaborative care team in action / Lori Raney, Gina Lasky, Clare Scott -- Role of the consulting psychiatrist / Lori Raney -- Child and adolescent psychiatry in integrated settings / Barry Sarvet, Robert Hilt -- Risk management liability issues in integrated care / Kristin Lambert, Anton Bland -- Training psychiatrists for integrated care / Anna Ratzliff, Jürgen Unützer, Marcella Pascually -- The case for primary care in public mental health settings / Martha Ward, Benjamin Druss -- Providing primary care in behavioral health settings / John Kern -- Behavioral health homes / Joe Parks -- Management of leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease / Erik Vanderlip, Lydia Chwastiak.

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