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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.
  • "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.
  • Around the patient bed 2014, CRCnetBASE
    "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."Preface There has been a growing awareness among the general public and the medical professional community of the occurrence of failures and mistakes in health care, from primary care procedures to the complexities of the operating room. Medical personnel and policy makers are desirous for both an assessment and investigation of the problem in order to unveil the root cause to pinpoint the factors and guilty parties, and proposals for corrective measures and improvement of the situation. This book examines the problem and investigates the tools to improve health care quality and safety from a human engineering viewpoint--the applied scientific field engaged in the interaction between the human operator (functionary, worker), the task requirements, the governing technical systems, and the characteristics of the work environment. The editors' major claim is that the main cause for the multiplicity of medical errors is not lack of motivation or carelessness of care providers, rather the hostile and unfriendly work environment confronted by doctors, nurses, and other members of the medical team. The health care working environment in the main is not properly planned, nor is it appropriate to the tasks facing the team members; it is considerably disadvantaged by the lack of a systemic thought approach enabling the system to allow carrying out of tasks in an efficient and safe manner. The book's chapters are based on a theoretical and practical approach developed by the editors, Yoel Donchin, representing the medical profession, and Daniel Gopher, from the human factors engineering field, cooperating over a period of approximately two decades. "--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.
  • Examines the relationship between being insured or uninsured and the health of American Adults.
  • 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.
  • Centers for ending 2011, Springer
    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.
  • 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.
  • CPT Online 2011, STAT!Ref
  • Creative destruction of medicine 2012, ProQuest Safari
    "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]
  • "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.
  • Print Material
    "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
  • Employer health benefits 2010, Kais Fam Found
    "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.
  • 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.
  • Handbook of decision making 2007, CRCnetBASE
  • 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.
  • Health analytics 2013, Wiley
    "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.
  • Health communication 2006, Springer
    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.
  • 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.
  • Healthcare crime 2011, CRCnetBASE
    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.
  • Healthcare informatics 2010, CRCnetBASE
    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 transformation 2009, CRCnetBASE
    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.
  • Fulltext CRCnetBASE
    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.
  • Improving healthcare 2005, Springer
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1. Introduction -- 2. Lessons from previous reports -- 3. Eliminating uninsurance: lessons from the past and present -- 4. Principles to guide the extension of coverage -- 5. Prototypes to extend coverage: descriptions and assessments -- 6. Conclusions and recommendations.
  • Computerization of clinical guidelines : an application of medical document processing / Gersende Georg -- Case-based medical informatics / Stefan V. Pantazi, José F. Arocha and Jochen R. Moehr -- Analysis and architecture of clinical workflow systems using agent-oriented lifecycle models / James P. Davis and Raphael Blanco -- Virtual communities in health care / George Demiris -- Evidence based telemedicine / George Anogianakis ... [et al.] -- Current status of computerized decision support systems in mammography / G.D. Tourassi -- Medical diagnosis and prognosis based on the DNA microarray technology / Y. Fukuoka, H. Inaoka and I.S. Kohane -- Wearable devices in healthcare / Constantine Glaros and Dimitrios I. Fotiadis.
  • Health care knowledge management: Healthcare Knowledge nmanagement : the art of the possible / Syed Sibte Raza Abidi -- Health care knowledge elicitation -- Health care knowledge transformation -- Health care knowledge-based intelligent systems.
  • Leadership in healthcare 2009, Springer
  • Long-term care medicine 2011, Springer
  • Making Computerized Provider Order Entry Work is neither a scientific reference guide into medical informatics nor a book on theory or a summary of research studies in the field, but rather it is a practical guide to visioning and executing successful automation of physician workflow in the hospital environment. This adaptation of workflow is the work of a team, with leadership, clear vision, dedication, commitment, external drivers, experience, and the tireless work of those before us in this industry, who have paved the way with both successes and failure.Throughout the book, the author shares hard lessons-learned and guides the reader through the early warning signs that will help avoid the pitfalls. As systems progress, and the regulatory environments change, there will be new challenges and opportunities that will confront those setting up automated physician workflows. However, this book highlights and discusses all of the principles involved such as vision, leadership, project management and change management, which will always need to be incorporated to ensure project success. As such this book will be an important reference for anyone involved in the setting up or use of such systems from the physicians and medical professionals themselves through the medical informaticist to health system executives and other decision makers.
  • While spirituality has been generally recognized as an essential dimension of palliative care, uniformity of spiritual care practice has been lacking across healthcare settings due to factors like varying understandings and definitions of spirituality, lack of resources and practical tools, and limited professional education and training in spiritual care. In order to address these shortcomings, more than forty spiritual and palliative care experts gathered for a national conference to discuss guidelines for incorporating spirituality into palliative care. Their consensus findings form the basis of Making Health Care Whole. This important new resource provides much-needed definitions and charts a common language for addressing spiritual care across the disciplines of medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy, psychology, and other groups. This book also advocates a team approach to spiritual care, and specifies the roles of each professional on the team. Serving as both a scholarly review of the field as well as a practical resource with specific recommendations to improve spiritual care in clinical practice, Making Health Care Whole will benefit hospices and palliative care programs in hospitals, home care services, and long-term care services.
  • Spiritual heritage of health care -- Spirituality explored -- Spirituality within the context of holism -- Providing spiritual care : using a systematic approach -- Barriers influencing the provision of spiritual care -- Skills required to provide spiritual care -- Developments in spirituality : research and education -- Appendix: spirituality and spiritual care rating scale.
  • Managing care 2006, Springer
  • "This title provides a thorough understanding of the key decision making infrastructure of clinical practice and retains its emphasis on practice and principles of individualized medical decision making"--Provided by publisher.
  • Medical error and harm 2011, CRCnetBASE
    "This book arrives at a time of heightened concerns about patient safety in medical care and the overall responsibility assumed by health professionals. It begins by exploring experiences of error and harm in general, and it covers medical errors that can be attributed to system failures and errors in an individual's reasoning, subsequent decision-making, and execution of tasks in medical care. It focuses on how to detect, correct, and avoid errors and their sometimes disastrous consequences. The book concludes with an analysis of the contributions and expectations of physicians in tort litigation and legal decision-making"--Provided by publisher.
  • Medicare 2000, a profile 2003., Internet Archive
  • Medicare chartbook. 3rd ed. 2005, Kais Fam Found
    "Features more than 80 charts and tables with detailed information about the program and the seniors and younger people with disabilities who rely on Medicare for health insurance coverage."
  • Medicare spends a considerable amount of money on beneficiaries in their last year of life. This is often thought to be an issue of cost versus the intensity of care that end-of-life patients should receive. This way of framing the debate, however, overstates the importance of end-of-life spending, which is quantitatively modest compared to an ever-increasing Medicare budget. More salient is whether patients are receiving end-of-life care that matches their values and beliefs. Unfortunately, the evidence suggests that Medicare's tendency toward providing end-of-life care in a hospital inpatient setting is at odds with the preferences of patients.
  • Based on the principle of 'medicine of the person', an attitude that embeds personal relationships and ethics in medical practice, this text considers the ideas of Paul Tournier, an influential figure whose thinking has had a substantial impact on the spiritual and psychosocial aspects of routine patient care.
  • Optimizing health 2006, Springer
    Foreword -- Preface -- Contributors -- Authors biographies -- FRAMEWORK OF CLINECS. "CLINECS": strategy and tactics to provide evidence of the usefulness of health care services from the patient's perspective (value for patients) -- Systems view of health care -- ETHICS AND PHILOSOPHY. ETHICS. Seeking justice in health care -- Evidence-based medicine and ethics: desired and undesired effects of screening -- PHILOSOPHY. Paradoxes of medical progress: abandoned patients, physicians, and nurses -- Theory behind the bridge principles -- PSYCHOLOGY. PSYCHOMETRICS. How to measure quality of life -- New instrument to describe indicators of well-being in old old patients with severe dementia: Vienna list -- CULTURE AND PSYCHOLOGY. Patient empowerment: increased compliance or total transformation? -- Shared decision making in medicine -- CLINICAL PRACTICE. PROBLEMS OFTEN OVERLOOKED. Overdiagnosis and pseudodisease: too much of a "good thing"? -- Palliative medicine today: evidence and culture -- Medical geography- who gets the goods? More may not be better -- Cancer survival in Europe and the United States -- QUALITY AND SAFETY. Patient safety: what does it mean in the United States? -- Increasing safety by implementing optimized team interaction: experience from the aviation industry -- Evidence-based information technology: concept for rational information processing in the health care system -- ECONOMICALLY ORIENTED ANALYSES. Cost-effectiveness analysis: measuring the value of health care services -- Cost-effectiveness of lung volume reduction surgery -- Health economic evaluation of adjuvant breast cancer treatment -- Aims and value of screening: is perceived safety a value for which to pay? -- CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY. APPLICATIONS. Evidence-based health care seen from four points of view -- Efficacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of diagnostic technology -- Reduced mammographic screening may explain declines in breast carcinoma among older women -- "Fading of reported effectiveness" bias: longitudinal meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials -- Clinical research and outcomes research: common criteria and differences -- Are the results of randomized trials influenced by preference effects? Part I. Findings from a systematic review -- Are the results of randomized trials influenced by preference effects? Part II. Why current studies often fail to answer this question -- CONCLUSION AND OUTLOOK. Suggested changes in practice, research, and systems: clinical economics point of view -- Index.
  • Patient flow 2006, Springer
  • Patient safety 2011, CRCnetBASE
    "With coverage ranging from the influence of professional identity in medicine and problematic nature of "human error", to the psychological and social features that characterize healthcare work, to the safety-critical aspects of interfaces and automation, this book spans the width of the human factors field and its importance for patient safety today. In addition, the book discusses topics such as accountability, just culture, and secondary victimization in the aftermath of adverse events and takes readers to the leading edge of human factors research today: complexity, systems thinking and resilience"--Provided by publisher.
  • Patient safety 2012, CRCnetBASE
    "Each year a vast sum of money is spent on health care around the globe and patient safety has become a serious global public health issue. Filled with up-to-date information, this book demonstrates how to handle patient safety-related problems by using methods developed in the area of engineering. It contains a chapter on mathematical concepts and another chapter on introductory material on safety and human factors considered essential to understand materials presented in subsequent chapters. The author's presentation covers topics in such a manner that readers will require no previous knowledge to understand the concepts"--Provided by publisher.
  • Portable health administration 2004, ScienceDirect
    Overview --Environmental issues: health care systems, politics and policy, and access --Health administration: systems, policy and management --How politics makes health policy --Poverty and the ethics of equitable access and quality --Critical organization & management elements --The tough work of leadership --Developing networks to deal with complex health care problems --Management information systems for clinicians: design and function --Medical care quality: double track thinking and action --Quality care and academic medical centers: the need for physician --Listening to stakeholders input - interviews, focus groups surveys and direct observation --Lessons learned from hospital mergers --Finance, economics, and insurance --Its not about the money: financing and payment of physician services --Understanding health insurance --Implementing cost control in healthcare --Physicain rewards in the academic medical center --The future --Design and redesign of the health systems' futures --Need for health policy education in the medical curriculum --Healthy communities: past, present, and future.
  • "Principles of Medicine in Africa combines classical clinical medicine with a rich understanding of the major environmental and cultural influences on health and disease, providing comprehensive guidance for anyone intending to practise medicine in Africa. Disease is presented in the context of family and culture, and the effects of inequality and problems of limited resources are addressed."--Excerpt from publisher notes.
  • "A growing number of healthcare organizations are implementing project management principles to improve cost and service efficiencies. They are in desperate need of resources that clearly illustrate the project management needs of todays healthcare professional. Project Management for Healthcare fills this need. Using easy-to-follow language, it explains how the time-tested principles of project management can help maximize limited resources and ensure the highest possible quality of care. Exploring the discipline of project management from the perspective of the healthcare environment, the book dissects the project process and provides the tools and techniques required to successfully plan, execute, and control any healthcare-based project. From identifying stakeholders to constructing a project plan, this book covers the complete spectrum of project planning activities. Complete with chapter summaries, exercises, hints, review questions, and case studies, it illustrates applications across a range of healthcare settings. Explains how to utilize the project plan to execute projects within budget, schedule, and quality objectives Covers program management as it relates to healthcare Addresses the interaction between healthcare and information technology Presents best practices from the pharmaceutical and medical equipment industries that can easily be adapted to any helthcare setting Because most healthcare personnel will inevitably have to work with program management and need to interact with pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, the book provides an inside look at the processes and best practices used to bring products to market in these industries. Explaining how to adapt these processes to drive down costs and improve the quality of care in any healthcare setting, the book includes a case study of a fictitious medical facility that illustrates the proper application of the tools and techniques needed to manage healthcare projects effectively and efficiently"--Provided by publisher."Preface I was a healthcare professional. My first "real" job after graduating from college was as a licensed health inspector, then as a licensed health officer, and finally as a health administrator for a small town with a population of about 15,000 people. It was there that I became an accidental or incidental project manager. Until recently, project management was an "accidental profession." Few started out as project managers. They were usually something else and either were handed a project to undertake, or suggested an enhancement to an existing process, procedure, or product, and were told to "run with it." Either way, their primary job was doing something else. As the health administrator, I was responsible for the animal control program in my town. Because I had a full-time animal control warden and an animal control van, the town suggested I offer those services to other local municipalities to generate income to be able to expand my program. Two of the abutting towns agreed and signed a contract with our Board of Health. Part of that agreement was to pick up stray dogs and cats. It immediately became clear that we needed a place to house the animals"--Provided by publisher.
  • Rural surgery 2011, Springer
  • Shared destiny 2004, NAP

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