Books by Subject

Health Services

  • 2014From: WHO
    Also available: Print – 2014
  • 2014From: Wiley
    edited by Gillian Leng, Val Moore, Sasha Abraham.
    Practical actions for healthcare providers / Val Moore -- Identifying a high quality evidence base / Paul Chrisp and Sara Twaddle -- Key challenges to implementation and effective interventions / Elaine Whitby and Julie Royce -- Using financial systems to support improved care / Jennifer Field -- Using measurement to support change and improvements in healthcare / Nick Baillie -- Conclusion and reflections / Danny Keenan and Sasha Abraham.
  • 2014From: CRCnetBASE
    Rhonda Dishongh, Qaalfa Dibeehi, Kalina Janevska, Gregory D. Erickson.
    1. Begin to spark -- 2. Personalize to motivate -- 3. Serve to lead -- 4. Connect to engage -- 5. Fail then account -- 6. Succeed then recognize -- 7. Inject fun to release pressure -- 8. Measure to coach -- 9. Action program spirit to achieve excellence -- 10. Get help to be independent.
  • [by Laura Skopec].
    In 2014, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) analyzed coverage of cancer drugs in the health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and found that transparency of coverage and cost-sharing requirements were insufficient to allow cancer patients to choose the best plan for their needs. In this updated analysis, we found that coverage transparency has improved somewhat since 2014, but significant barriers remain for cancer patients. To address these barriers, we provide nine recommendations to states and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to increase transparency of coverage and cost-sharing, ensure adequate access to medically necessary drugs via an exceptions process, make cost-sharing more predictable and affordable for patients, and monitor the marketplace for evidence of discrimination against persons with high-cost conditions such as cancer.
  • 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.
  • 2013From: CRCnetBASE
    edited by Vincent G. Duffy.
    "This book discusses how human factors and ergonomics principles can be applied to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care. The topics will include the design of work environments to improve satisfaction and well-being of patients, healthcare providers, and professionals. The utility of this area of research is to aid the design of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 2011From: CRCnetBASE
    edited by Vincent G. Duffy.
    "Based on recent research, this book discusses how to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care through the application of human factors and ergonomics principles. It provides guidance for those involved with the design and application of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery from both a patient and staff perspective. Its huge range of chapters covers everything from the proper design of bed rails to the most efficient design of operating rooms, from the development of quality products to the rating of staff patient interaction. It considers ways to prevent elderly patient falls and ways to make best use of electronic health records. It covers staff interactions with patients as well as staff interaction with computers and medical devices. It also provides way to improve organizational aspects in a healthcare setting, and approaches to modeling and analysis specifically targeting those work aspects unique to healthcare. Explicitly, the book contains the following subject areas: I. Healthcare and Service Delivery. II. Patient Safety. III. Modeling and Analytical Approaches. IV. Human-System Interface: Computers & Medical Devices. V. Organizational Aspects"--Provided by publisher.
  • 2011From: Future Med
    editor, Dimitrios H. Roukos.
    Personalized genomic medicine: is a cancer care revolution achievable? / Dimitrios H. Roukos -- Targeting the individual cancer patient / Georgios Baltogiannis, Christos S. Katsios & Dimitrios H. Roukos -- Biomarkers-guided targeted drugs: new clinical trials design and practice necessity / Ming-Wen An, Sumithra J. Mandrekar & Daniel J. Sargent -- Personalized management for breast cancer / George C. Zografos, Dimosthenis T. Chrysikos, Paraskevi Liakou & Flora Zagouri -- Personalized management for non-small-cell lung cancer / Martin Früh, Florent Baty, Lukas Kern, Martin P. Putora & Martin Brutsche -- Personalized management for colorectal cancer / Ana Custodio & Jaime Feliu -- Successes, challenges and future directions / Stephen J. Clarke.
  • Adelle Simmons, Jessamy Taylor, Kenneth Finegold, Robin Yabroff, Emily Gee, and Andre Chappel.
    The Affordable Care Act promotes better health for women through the law's core tenets of access, affordability, and quality. For example, the law's provisions have expanded coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces and Medicaid expansions; made coverage more affordable through premium tax credits and by eliminating gender differences in premiums in the individual and small-group insurance markets; and improved quality of coverage by eliminating lifetime and annual dollar limits on Essential Health Benefits and requiring coverage of recommended preventive services and maternity care. Continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act will play a significant role in promoting the health and well-being of women across the lifespan. This report is organized into three sections that describe how health care access, affordability, and quality of care have improved for women since enactment of the Affordable Care Act.
  • by Kelsey Avery, Kenneth Finegold, and Amelia Whitman.
    Historic gains in health insurance coverage have been achieved since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Individuals and families of all income levels, age groups, races and ethnicities, and urban and rural areas have seen substantial reductions in uninsured rates. Coverage expansion provisions of the ACA (i.e., the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid expansion) and reforms in the private market, such as allowing young adults to remain on their parents' plan until age 26 and requiring insurers to cover individuals with pre-existing health conditions, have worked in concert to reduce the national uninsured rate to a historic low of 8.6 percent. To date, 20 million individuals have gained health coverage as a result of the ACA . This brief, uses new and previously published estimates from the National Health Interview Survey to examine gains in health insurance coverage for non-elderly adults from 2010 to 2015. It also provides estimates of the uninsured rate over time by income, race, state Medicaid expansion status, age, and urban and rural residence (see Appendix Table 2 for additional demographic categories).
  • William A. Haseltine.
    The Singapore healthcare system : an overview -- High quality, low cost -- Helping patients pay -- Controlling costs -- Financing -- Design and infrastructure -- Investing in the future through medical education and research -- Facing the future.
  • by Janet Viveiros.
    This report examines several ways in which health care changes created by the ACA, and other health care reform initiatives, create the potential for affordable housing providers to collaborate with health care providers, insurers, and other institutions to support the wellbeing of low-income individuals and families.
  • written by Siôn Eryl Jones; edited by Kathryn O'Neill.
    Research shows that for older people, cities present physical, social and economic barriers that prevent them realising their right to live in dignity and safety, or enjoying their surroundings. Groundbreaking initiatives to make cities more appropriate for older persons, such as the World Health Organization's Age-friendly Cities and Communities model, have led to improvements in a number of cities. Physical accessibility is absolutely essential, but thinking beyond this, what makes shared urban spaces and streets truly inclusive and liveable? What is the relationship between our health in older age and the physical, social and economic urban environment? What makes older people living in cities feel vulnerable to crime or disaster, and how does this affect their daily lives or the assistance they receive in times of crisis? These are some of the questions explored by this report. Focusing on low- and middle-income countries, this report aims to stimulate discussion about some of the actions that governments and city authorities can take to build truly inclusive cities.
  • Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein, and Douglas McCarthy.
    We examine the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model of care, focusing on On Lok Senior Health Services as the original program and exploring the potential for the model to be adapted and spread.
  • 2015From: Springer
    Paresh Wankhade, Kevin Mackway-Jones, editors.
    Introduction: Understanding the Management of Ambulance Services / Paresh Wankhade and Kevin Mackway-Jones -- Historical Perspectives in the Ambulance Service / Alexander Pollock -- A Strategy for Managing Quality in Ambulance Services / Mary Peters, Steve Barnard, Michael Dorrian and Kevin Mackway-Jones -- Management of Emergency Demand / Bob Williams -- Ethical Commissioning of Emergency Ambulance Services / Mark Docherty -- Organisational and Professional Cultures: An Ambulance Perspective / Paresh Wankhade, James Radcliffe and Geoffrey Heath -- Leadership and System Thinking in the Modern Ambulance Service / Andy Newton and Graham Harris -- Ambulance Service Modernisation / Robert Till and Anthony Marsh -- Interoperability and Multiagency Cooperation / John Stephenson -- Responding to Diversity and Delivering Equality in Prehospital Care: Statutory Responsibilities, Best Practice and Recommendations / Viet-Hai Phung, Karen Windle and A. Niroshan Siriwardena -- Dealing with the Austerity Challenge / Robert Till and Anthony Marsh -- The Ambulance Service of the Future / Mark Docherty, Andrew Carson and Matthew Ward -- Future Perspectives for the UK Ambulance Services: Evolution Rather than Revolution / Kevin Mackway-Jones and Paresh Wankhade -- International Perspectives: Australian Ambulance Services in 2020 / Paul M Middleton -- International Perspectives: South African Ambulance Services in 2020 / Craig Vincent-Lambert -- International Perspectives: Finnish Ambulance Services in 2020 / Juha Jormakka and Simo Saikko -- Index.
  • Elisabeth Rosenthal.
    "An award-winning New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal reveals the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad of problems. It is well documented that our healthcare system has grave problems, but how, in only a matter of decades, did things get this bad? Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms; she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. Rosenthal spells out in clear and practical terms exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship, explaining step by step the workings of a profession sorely lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate a byzantine system and also to demand far-reaching reform. Breaking down the monolithic business into its individual industries--the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, drug manufacturers--that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal tells the story of the history of American medicine as never before. The situation is far worse than we think, and it has become like that much more recently than we realize. Hospitals, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Americans are dying from routine medical conditions when affordable and straightforward solutions exist. Dr. Rosenthal explains for the first time how various social and financial incentives have encouraged a disastrous and immoral system to spring uporganicallyin a shockingly short span of time. The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. An American Sicknessis the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart"-- Provided by publisher.
  • [edited by] Robert A. Hahn, Marcia C. Inhorn.
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  • 2016From: Springer
    Carl V. Asche, editor.
    1. Introduction to Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 2. Randomized Controlled Trials -- 3. Observational Studies -- 4. Evaluating Published CER Evidence -- 5. Epidemiological Principles Applied to CER -- 6. The Question of Value -- 7. Medical Decision Making: When Evidence and Medical Culture Clash -- 8. The Value of Prevention.
  • 2014From: CRCnetBASE
    [edited by] Yoel Donchin, Daniel Gopher.
    "This book presents a systematic human factors-based proactive approach to the improvement of health care work and patient safety. The proposed approach delineates a more direct and powerful alternative to the contemporary dominant focus on error investigation and care providers' accountability. It demonstrates how significant improvements in the quality of care and enhancement of patient safety are contingent on a major shift from efforts and investments driven by a retroactive study of errors, incidents and adverse events, to an emphasis on proactive human factors driven intervention and on the development of corresponding conceptual approaches and methods for its systematic implementation"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 2011From: Springer
    Takashi Muto, Toshitaka Nakahara, Eun Woo Name, editors.
    Asian ideas on health promotion and education from historical perspectives of the theory of yojo as an interface of health, self, and society -- Developing the curriculum and instruction model for suicide prevention and life education in Taiwan -- The yogo teacher, the health room, and health education at school in Japan -- New strategy on prevention and control of noncommunicable lifestyle-related diseases focusing on metablic syndrome in Japan -- Sensory awakening as a new approach to health promotion -- Health promotion and education in Thailand in comparison with the Japanese health care system and health informatics -- Development of a robot-assisted activity program for elderly people incorporating reading aloud and arithmetic calculation -- Health promotion for cancer survivors: new paradigm beyond prevention and treatment -- Alternative medicine and health promotion -- Key players in health promotion policy in the Northern part of the Western Pacific -- Community-based participatory research: a promising approach to address social determinants of health -- Toward development of intervention methods for strengthening the sense of coherence: suggestions from Japan -- Social capital and population approach -- Health promotion and healthy city projects in Korea -- A network of healthy cities in Asia and the Pacific: the alliance for healthy cities -- Empowerment in health and community settings -- Health communications -- Cost-benefit of health promotion: will it pay off?: Japan's venture against metabolic syndrome -- Health promotion activity and outcomes in the community -- Japan's current health issues and health promotion in the community setting: focus on public health nurses' activities -- Outcomes of lifestyle improvement programs in the last ten years in Asia -- Health promoting schools in Taiwan: present status and future perspectives -- Workplace health promotion in Korea -- Characteristics of workplace health promotion in Japan -- Tokyo gas health promotion program -- Evidence of physical activity for disease control and health promotion -- Using computer-tailored technology to promote physical activity and healthy eating: a review of the literature and Asian-Pacific evidence -- Dietary lifestyle interventions of energy restriction for weight control and salt reduction for prevention of hypertensive risk in Asian adults -- Building capacity in smoking cessation counseling among health care professionals in China -- Issues of Korean alcohol policy perspectives -- Current status and prevention of obesity -- Waist-to-height ratio is the best anthropometric index for screening the risk of obesity-related disorders -- Health promotion and education based on the features of cardiovascular disease in Asia -- Prevention and psychological intervention in depression and stress-related conditions -- Principles and activities of oral health promotion in Asian countries -- New development in education to prevent sexual transmitted infections, especially HIV/AIDS: actual practice of sexuality health education by means of peer counseling approach -- School-based safety promotion in Japan -- "Safe community" in Asia: safety promotion based on injury prevention.
  • Jennifer Kates, Rachel Garfield, Katherine Young, Kelly Quinn, Emma Frazier, Jacek Skarbinsk.
    This issue brief, based on analysis of nationally representative data from the Center s for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's ) Medical Monitoring Project (MMP), provides the first such estimates, looking at how many uninsured people with HIV in care could gain new Medicaid coverage, as well as how many could be eligible for subsidized coverage in state Marketplaces. We estimate the impact of state decisions about expanding Medicaid on the reach of the ACA for people with HIV. We also discuss the current and estimated future role of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which provides care to people with HIV who are uninsured or underinsured. Finally, while our analysis focuses on those who are already in regular care (an estimated 37% of all people living with HIV in the United States, or 45% of those who have been diagnosed with HIV), we also discuss the implications of the ACA for the m ore than 700,000 people with HIV who remain either undiagnosed or not in regular HIV care.
  • 2014Limited to 1 simultaneous userFrom: ProQuest Ebook Central
    Charles S. Bryan.
    Dr. James Woods Babcock, superintendent of the South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane from 1891 to 1914, led the American response to pellagra, producing the first English-language treatise on the disease and organizing the meetings of the National Association for the Study of Pellagra.
  • 2011From: Springer
    Pamela A. Warren editor.
    1. A Critique of the Behavioral Health Disability System / Pamela A. Warren -- 2. Prevalence of Behavioral Health Concerns and Systemic Issues in Disability Treatment and Management / Pamela A. Warren -- 3. Effective Psychological Evaluation and Management of Behavioral Health Concerns / Pamela A. Warren -- 4. Assessment of Psychosocial Contributions to Disability / Daniel Bruns and Pamela A. Warren -- 5. Psychiatric Issues in Behavioral Health Disability / Bettina B. Kilburn -- 6. The Occupational Medicine Perspective on Behavioral Health Concerns / James B. Talmage -- 7. Physical Therapy Treatment and the Impact of Behavioral Health Concerns / Jill S. Galper -- 8. Vocational Rehabilitation Considerations for Mental Health Impairments in the Workplace / Joseph Cannelongo and Kristina Petro -- 9. Case Management and Behavioral Health Disability / J. David Hubbard, Pamela A. Warren, and Robert M. Aurbach -- 10. Behavioral Health and Disability Insurance: A Perspective / Kenneth Mitchell -- 11. The Legal System and Behavioral Health / Robert M. Aurbach.
  • Committee on the Learning Health Care System in America ; Mark Smith, Robert Saunders, Leigh Stuckhardt, J. Michael McGinnis, editors.
  • 2015From: Springer
    Bruce L. Gewertz, Dave C. Logan.
  • 2011From: ProQuest Ebook Central
    edited by Gerd Gigerenzer and J.A. Muir Gray.
    Health literacy : is the patient the problem? -- Launching the century of the patient / Gerd Gigerenzer and J.A. Muir Gray -- When misinformed patients try to make informed health decisions / Wolfgang Gaissmaier and Gerd Gigerenzer -- Reducing unwarranted variation in clinical practice by supporting clinicians and patients in decision making / Albert G. Mulley, Jr., and John E. Wennberg -- Do patients want shared decision making and how is this measured? / Martin Hañrter and Daniela Simon -- Health illiteracy : roots in research -- Health research agendas and funding / David E. Nelson -- Reporting of research : are we in for better health care by 2020? / Holger Schanemann, Davina Ghersi, Julia Kreis, Gerd Antes, and Jean Bousquet -- Medical journals can be less biased / J.A. Muir Gray -- What is needed for better health care : better systems, better patients or both? / Markus A. Feufel, Gerd Antes, Johann Steurer, Gerd Gigerenzer, J.A. Muir Gray, Marjukka MÃñkelÃñ, Albert G. Mulley, Jr., David E. Nelson, Jay Schulkin, Holger Schanemann, John E. Wennberg, and Claudia Wild -- Health illiteracy : spread to the public -- Statistical illiteracy in doctors / Odette Wegwarth and Gerd Gigerenzer -- Statistical illiteracy in journalism : are its days numbered? / Bruce Bower -- Improving health care journalism / Holger Wormer -- Barriers to health information and building solutions / Talya Miron-Shatz, Ingrid Mahlhauser, Bruce Bower, Michael Diefenbach, Ben Goldacre, Richard S.W. Smith, David Spiegelhalter, and Odette Wegwarth -- Health care 2020 -- How can better evidence be delivered? / Norbert Donner-Banzhoff, Hilda Bastian, Angela Coulter, Glyn Elwyn, Gunther Jonitz, David Klemperer, and Wolf-Dieter Ludwig -- The drug facts box : making informed decisions about prescription drugs possible / Lisa M. Schwartz and Steven Woloshin -- Reengineering medical education / David A. Davis -- The chasm between evidence and practice : extent, causes, and remedies / Richard S.W. Smith -- The future of diagnostics : from optimizing to satisficing / Henry Brighton -- Direct-to-consumer advertising : status quo and suggestions to enhance the delivery of independent medication information / Wolf-Dieter Ludwig and Gisela Schott -- How will health care professionals and patients work together in 2020? : a manifesto for change / Ralph Hertwig, Heather Buchan, David A. Davis, Wolfgang Gaissmaier, Martin Harter, Kai Kolpatzik, France LÃgarÃ, Norbert Schmacke, and Holger Wormer.
  • Bruce Guthrie, Alexander Thompson, Siobhan Dumbreck, Angela Flynn, Phil Alderson, Moray Nairn, Shaun, Treweek, and Katherine Payne.
    1. Background to the project -- 2. Initial work examining how three exemplar guidelines accounted for multimorbidity -- The applicability of evidence used to inform clinical guideline treatment recommendations -- 4. Comparing treatments in terms of absolute benefit -- 5. Including a temporal dimension in model-based cost-effectiveness analysis: an application to the use of statins in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease -- 6. Quantifying the impact of multimorbidity in a model-based cost-effectiveness analysis -- 7. Summary and conclusions.
  • 2013From: Wiley
    David O. Willis.
    Dr. David Willis combines his experience as a practicing dentist, educator, MBA, and certified financial planner in this breakthrough text about managing a dental business. Rather than a checklist of steps for success, Business Basics for Dentists describes business, economic, marketing, and management principles and explains how to apply them to the dental practice. Willis's aim is to help students and new practitioners understand how to use the core strategic and operational business philosophies to develop an effective dental practice. He provides the essential elements of a business.
  • 2016From: Springer
    Michael Wasserman.
    1. A geriatrician's success story -- 2. Why geriatric medicine matters -- 3. Matching clinical strengths to revenue -- 4. Taking full risk -- 5. The psychology of geriatricians -- 6. Going to battle and standing your ground -- 7. By the numbers -- 8. Swimming with the sharks -- 9. me and the OIG -- 10. Nursing homes: survival of the fittest -- 11. Assisted living: healthcare or real estate? -- 12. House calls: a "new" old-fashioned approach -- 13. Care coordination -- 14. Medicare advantage: past, present, and future -- 15. Business planning for geriatrics success -- 16. They don't call it risk for nothing -- 17. ACOs: days of future past -- 18. Bundling and alternate payment models -- 19. MIPS and geriatrics -- 20. Fee for service: will it ever die? -- 21. Competition: not an effective strategy -- 22. Getting the most out of providers -- 23. Electronic health records -- 24. Opportunities in today's healthcare marketplace -- Index.
  • 1976-From: Google Books
    State of California, Department of Health ; prepared by the staff of the Crippled Children Services Section and Center for Health Statistics.
  • 2017From: NCBI
    Erin Balogh, Margie Patlak, and Sharyl J. Nass, rapporteurs ; National Cancer Policy Forum, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.
    "Though cancer was once considered to be a problem primarily in wealthy nations, low- and middle-income countries now bear a majority share of the global cancer burden, and cancer often surpasses the burden of infectious diseases in these countries. Effective low-cost cancer control options are available for some malignancies, with the World Health Organization estimating that these interventions could facilitate the prevention of approximately one-third of cancer deaths worldwide. But these interventions remain inaccessible for many people in the world, especially those residing in low-resource communities that are characterized by a lack of funds, on an individual or societal basis, to cover health infrastructure and care costs. Few guidelines and strategies for cancer control consider the appropriateness and feasibility of interventions in low-resource settings, and may undermine the effectiveness of these efforts. For example, interventions that are designed for high-resource settings may not account for important considerations in low-resource settings, such as resource constraints, infrastructure requirements, or whether a community has the capacity to deliver downstream cancer care. Patients in resource-constrained communities continue to face delayed diagnoses of cancer, potentially resulting in the diagnosis of later stage cancers and worsened patient outcomes. In addition, social stigmas, geopolitical issues, and cultural norms may limit access to cancer care in certain communities. Recognizing the challenges of providing cancer care in these settings, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine developed a workshop series examining cancer care in low-resource communities. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the first workshop, which focused on cancer prevention and early detection"--Publisher's description.
  • 2007From: Springer
    edited by Marja Vaarama, Richard Pieper and Andrew Sixsmith.
  • 2012From: OSO
    Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein.
    This title is the definitive history of care work and its surprisingly central role in the American labour movement and class politics from the New Deal to the present. The authors create a narrative of the home care industry that interweaves four histories and considers their impact on today's most dynamic social movements.
  • 2015From: ProQuest Ebook Central
    Geri-Ann Galanti.
    Provides healthcare workers with a frame of reference for understanding cultural difference and sound alternatives for providing the best possible care to multicultural communities.
    Also available: Print – 2015
  • 2011From: Springer
    Seymour B. Sarason ; foreword by Saul B. Carson.
    As people live longer and health care costs continue to rise and fewer doctors choose to specialize in geriatrics, how prepared is the United States to care for its sick and elderly? According to veteran psychologist Seymour Sarason's eloquent and compelling new book, the answer is: inadequately at best. And rarely discussed among the grim statistics is the psychosocial price paid by nursing home patients, from loneliness and isolation to depression and dependency. In "Centers for Ending", Dr. Sarason uses his firsthand experience as both practitioner and patient in senior facilities.
  • 2011From: Springer
    William F. Rayburn, Jay Schulkin, editors.
    Since 2005 a dozen states and more than 15 specialties have reported a physician shortage or anticipate one in the next few years. This anticipated shortage and a worsening of physician distribution are compounded by a projected increased demand for women's healthcare services. Women's healthcare is particularly vulnerable, because the obstetrician-gynecologist workforce is aging and is among the least satisfied medical specialists. Furthermore, fellowship training in women's healthcare in internal medicine and in maternal child health in family and community medicine involves only a small portion of general internists and family physicians. In response to this challenge, the Association of American Medical Colleges called for an expansion of medical schools and graduate medical education enrollments. As we cope with significant and rapid changes in organizations and reimbursement, academic departments of obstetrics and gynecology, family and community medicine, and internal medicine have opportunities to create a unified women's health curriculum for undergraduate students, share preventive health and well-woman expertise in training programs, provide improved continuity of care, instill concepts of lifelong learning to our graduates, and better develop our research programs. This volume's chapters focus on strategic planning on behalf of academic faculty who will train the anticipated additional load of students, residents, and fellows in women's healthcare. -changing demographics of faculty -expanding roles of clinician educators -physician investigators and their future -the hidden value of part-time faculty -faculty salaries -required skillsets of academic leaders -the meaning of tenure and faculty satisfaction and retention. Recommendations presented here from authors with distinguished leadership skills indicate a consensus, but not unanimity. In furthering these goals, we summarize in the final chapter our collective expertise and offer ways to implement recommendations to better prepare for tomorrow's needs in academic women's healthcare.
  • 2014From: ProQuest Ebook Central
    Gerald F. Kominski, editor.
    Changing the U.S. health care system: the patient protection and affordable care act -- Improving access to care in America -- Ethnic disparities in health status -- Racial and ethnic disparities in health care -- Multilevel social determinants of health -- Public policies to extend health care coverage -- Private health insurance -- Measuring health care costs and trends -- Containing health care costs -- Promoting pharmaceutical access while controlling prices and expenditures -- Measuring health-related quality of life and other outcomes -- Evaluating the quality of care -- Public release of information on quality -- Health care information systems -- Performance measurement of nursing care -- Long-term services and supports for the elderly population -- Hiv and aids in the twenty-first century -- Health reform for children and families -- Homeless persons -- Changing the US health care delivery system -- Medicare reform -- Public health and clinical care -- Strengthening the safety net -- Ethical issues in public health and health services.
  • 2015From: Wiley
    [edited by] Antonella Surbone, Michael Rowe.
    Introduction to oncology and medical errors / Antonella Surbone and Michael Rowe -- Recognizing and facing medical errors : the perspective of a physician who is also patient / Itzhak Brook -- Psychological and existential consequences of medical error for oncology professionals / Mary J. Chalino, Evelyn Y.T. Wong, Bradley l. Collins, and Richard T. Penson -- To sue or not to sue : restoring trust in patient-doctor-family relationships / Michael Rowe and Antonella Surbone -- Prevention of errors and patient safety : oncology nurses' perspectives / Martha Polovich -- Prevention of errors and patient safety from the oncologists perspective / Meghan E.S. Shea, Nie Bohlen, and Inga T. Lennes -- Disclosing harmful medical errors / Walter Baile and Daniel Epner -- Do cross-cultural differences influence the occurrence and disclosure of medical errors in oncology / Lidia Schapira, Joseph R. Betancourt, and Alexander R. Green -- Prevention of errors and patient safety : institutional perspectives / Eric Manheimer -- Professional and ethical responsibilities in adverse events and medical errors : discussions when things go wrong / P.M. Forde and Albert W. Wu -- Medical error and patient advocacy / Juanne N. Clarke -- Conclusion : the "given" and "therefores" of clinical oncology and medical errors / Antonella Surbone and Michael Rowe.
  • 2010From: ClinicalKey
    Mitesh S. Patel, Derek K. Juang.
    Finally, a book that answers the questions you have as you begin your clinical rotations. In this format of the Series, this book will help ease the transition from the classroom to the clinical wards. The popular Q&A format is an easy-to-use, didactic approach and covers all of the important procedures and processes you will need to know in the hospital, in the clinic, and on the ward. Throughout you will find valuable tips and "secrets" written by students and residents. This student-to-student approach ensures you are getting the most current and accurate information.
  • 2015From: Cambridge
    Joel Sawat Selway, Brigham Young University.
    "Why do some developing countries have more efficient health systems and better health outcomes? Contrary to existing theory that posits the superiority of proportional representation (PR) rules on public-goods provision, this book argues that electoral rules function differently given the underlying ethnic structure. In countries with low ethnic salience, PR has the same positive effect as in past theories. In countries with high ethnic salience, the geographic distribution of ethnic groups further matters: where they are intermixed, PR rules are worse for health outcomes; where they are isolated, neither rule is superior. The theory is supported through a combination of careful analysis of electoral reform in individual country cases with numerous well-designed cross-country comparisons. The case studies include Thailand, Mauritius, Malaysia, Botswana, Burma and Indonesia. The theory has broad implications for electoral rule design and suggests a middle ground in the debate between the Consociational and Centripetal schools of thought"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 2016From: ProQuest Ebook Central
    author, Committee on Coding and Nomenclature (COCN), American Academy of Pediatrics ; Edward A. Liechty, MD, editor ; Cindy Hughes, CPC, CFPC, consulting editor ; Becky Dolan, MPH, CPC, CPEDC, staff editor.
  • 2015From: Springer
    Vimla L. Patel, Thomas G. Kannampallil, David R. Kaufman, editors.
  • 2013From: WHO
    World Health Organization.
    "The Economics of Social Determinants of Health project resulted in the publication of a resource book on 'The economics of social determinants of health and health inequalities.' This booklet has been prepared as an executive summary of the key points from the resource book. As with the resouce book, this booklet has the following main objectives: -- to provide an overview and introduction into how economists would approach the assessment of the economic motivation to invest in the social determinants of health; -- to illustrate the extent to which an economic argument can be made in favour of investment in three major social determinants of health areas: education, social protection, and urban development, housing and transport infrastructure (for brevity, urban development and infrastructure); and -- to outline areas for future needed research."--p. 2
    Also available: Print – 2013
  • 2017From: NCBI
    James N. Weinstein, Amy Geller, Yamrot Negussie, and Alina Baciu, editors.
    The need to promote health equity -- The state of health disparities in the United States -- The root causes of health inequity -- The role of communities in promoting health equity -- Examples of communities tackling health equity -- Examples of communities tackling health inequity -- Policies to support community solutions -- Partners in promoting health equity in communities -- Community tools to promote health equity.
  • 2013From: ClinicalKey
    Paul Rutter.
    Respiratory system -- Ophthalmology -- Ear conditions -- Central nervous system -- Women's health -- Gastroenterology -- Dermatology -- Musculoskeletal conditions -- Paediatrics -- Specific product requests.
  • 2012From: Springer
    Francesco Chiappelli, editor ; Xenia Maria Caldeira Brant, Corazon B. Cajulis, co-editors.
    Recent trends in health care across the United States and internationally have emphasized a novel approach that consists in comparing the effectiveness and efficacy of treatment interventions with a patient-centered emphasis (i.e., evidence-based health care), while ensuring cost constraints, maximizing benefits, and minimizing risks. In this book, experts in comparative effectiveness and efficacy research and analysis for practice (CEERAP) in health care in general address a range of topical issues. The emphasis is on implications for endodontics and nursing, both of which are considered in a series of detailed chapters. Commonalities and differences among CEERAP, utility-based and logic-based analysis and decision-making, and evidence-based and patient-centered practice are defined and discussed. The book concludes by examining applications for CEERAP in developing patient-centered optimal treatment interventions for the next decade.
  • 2015From: Springer
    edited by Neil Baum, Roger G. Bonds, Thomas Crawford, Karl J. Kreder, Koushik Shaw, Thomas Stringer, Raju Thomas
    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.
  • 2013From: Cambridge
    Steven A. Frankel, James A. Bourgeois, Philip Erdberg.
    Complex treatments: the evolving place for a medical-psychiatric coordinating physician -- Beyond the physician-patient model: the value of a treatment team for dealing with clinical complexity -- Sorting out clinical complexity: medical and psychometric testing -- The limitations of algorithms: details of two "clinically complex" treatments -- Negotiating the subjectivity and inter-subjectivity of the clinical field: the complexity inherent in clinical work -- The intersection of data and clinical judgment: the place of subjectivity in treatment decisions -- Clinical strategy: grappling with treatment complexity -- Working consensus: the importance of physician-patient collaboration -- Linking truing measures: technical and interpersonal precision in work with complex cases -- Managing complex treatments: the medical-psychiatric coordinating physician -- The medical-psychiatric coordinating physician: clinical role, training models, and future decisions.
  • 2015From: AHRQ
    prepared by Vanderbilt University, Evidence-based Practice Center ; prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    "AHRQ examines features needed in pediatric electronic health records (EHRs) to ensure quality care for children. The report scanned scientific literature and gathered expert consensus on EHRs used in the care of children. Child health care providers stated that they need access to EHRs with special features to assure the delivery of quality care to pediatric patients. These features relate to a child's evolving physiology, maturity and associated conditions not found in EHRs used for adult patients. Key EHR functionalities for consideration include the ability to build and maintain vaccination records, record growth and development data, calculate weight and age-based medication dosing, manage pediatric diseases, identify pediatric norms such as developmental milestones, and document the relationship between pediatric patients and their parents and caregivers."--Publisher.
  • 2016Limited to 7 simultaneous usersFrom: STAT!Ref
  • 2012From: ProQuest Safari
    Eric Topol.
    "Mobile technology has transformed our lives, and personal genomics is revolutionizing biology. But despite the availability of technologies that can provide wireless, personalized health care at lower cost, the medical community has resisted change. In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Eric Topol--one of the nation's top physicians--calls for consumer activism to demand innovation and the democratization of medical care." -- [Publisher-provided data]
  • 2012From: Springer
    edited by Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Rajeev Bali, Reima Suomi, Stefan Kirn.
    Section I. Innovation and process considerations in the role of IS/IT in e-health. -- 1. Improving e-performance management in healthcare using intelligent IT solutions / Fatemeh Hoda Moghimi and Nilmini Wickramasinghe -- 2. An intelligence e-risk detection model to improve decision efficiency in the context of the orthopaedic operating room / Fatemeh Hoda Mogihim, Hossein Zadeh, and Nilmini Wickramasinghe -- 3. Healthcare information systems design : using a strategic improvisation model / Say Yen Teoh and Nilmini Wickramasinghe -- 4. Assimilation of healthcare information systems (HIS) : an analysis and critique / Hidayah Sulaiman and Nilmini Wichramasinghe -- 5. e-health in China : an evaluation / Yu Yun ... [et al.] -- 6. Improving the process of healthcare delivery in an outpatient environment : the case of a urology department / Chris Gonzalez and Nilmini Wickramasinghe -- 7. Adaptations for e-kiosk systems in Germany to develop barrier-free terminals for handicapped persons / Manuel Zwicker, Juergen Seitz, and Nilmini Wichramasinghe -- Section II. Design and organisation designing supportive and collaborative electronic health environments. -- 8. Collaborative approach for sustainable citizen-centered health care / Pirkko Nykänen and Antto Seppäla ̈-- 9. Strategies and solutions in e-health : a literature review / Marco De Marco, Francesca Ricciardi, and Jan vom Brocke -- 10. Online discussion forum as a means of peer support / R. Halonen -- 11. Designing persuasive health behavior change interventions / Tuomas Lehto -- 12. Accessiblility in the web for disabled people / Irene Krebs, Arnim Nethe, and Reetta Raitoharju -- Section III. The importance of people in e-health : lest we forget. -- 13. Knowledge management : often neglected but crucial to ehealth / Juerg P. Bleuer ... [et al.] -- 14. Patient Empowerment : a two way road / Lodewijk Bos -- 15. Citizen empowerment / Amir Hannan -- 16. E-health : focusing on people-centric dimensions / Rajeev K. Bali ... [et al.] -- 17. A model of estimating the direct benefits of implementing electronic data exchange of EMRs and state immunization information systems / Michael L. Popovich and Xiaohui Zhang -- Section IV. Innovation in e-health. -- 18. Business models for electronic healthcare services in Germany / S. Duennebeil, J. Leimeister, and H. Krcmar -- 19. Smart objects in healthcare : impact on clinical logistics / Martin Sedlmayr and Ulli Münch -- 20. Agency theory in e-healthcare and telemedicine : a literature study / Joerg Leukel ... [et al.] -- 21. Cost accounting and decision support for healthcare institutions / L. Waehlert, A. Wagner, and H. Czap -- 22. A comprehensive approach to the IT : clinial practice interface / David Zakim and Mark Dominik Alscher
  • 2016Limited to 7 simultaneous usersFrom: STAT!Ref
  • 2014From: ProQuest Ebook Central
    Laura Madsen.
    Data is revolutionizing the healthcare industry. With more data available than ever before, and applying the right analytics you can spur growth. Benefits extend to patients, providers, and board members, and the technology can make centralized patient management a reality. Despite the potential for growth, many in the industry and government are questioning the value of data in health care, wondering if it's worth the investment. This book tackles the issue and proves why BI is not only worth it, but necessary for industry advancement. Madsen challenges the notion that data has little value in healthcare, and shows how BI can ease regulatory reporting pressures and streamline the entire system as it evolves. She illustrates how a data-driven organization is created, and how it can transform the industry. -- Edited summary from book.
  • prepared by Virginia Tech.
    RWJF and the Advisory Committee hosted a listening tour of five "Learning What Works" events in diverse cities across the country: Philadelphia; Phoenix; Des Moines, Iowa; San Francisco; and Charleston, South Carolina. A broad spectrum of individuals--from health care providers to researchers to community service providers to business leaders interested in using data to improve their health and the health of their communities--attended these five events. The forums generated key observations and examples, as well as many questions around using, exchanging, and protecting data and what individuals and communities want and need in order to improve health or foster connections between different sectors. These observations provided the basis for the Advisory Committee's findings and recommendations, which are detailed in this report.
  • 2014From: Cambridge
    edited by Michael Loughlin, Professor of Applied Physiology, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.
  • 2014From: Springer
    Krishna Regmi, editor ; foreword by Prof. David J. Hunter.
    Current economic, demographic, and environmental shifts are presenting major challenges to health care systems around the world. In response, decentralization--the transfer of control from central to local authorities--is emerging as a successful means of meeting these challenges and reducing inequities of care. But as with health care itself, one size does not fit all, and care systems must be responsive to global reality as well as local demand. Decentralizing Health Services explores a variety of applications of decentralization to health care delivery in both the developing and developed worlds. Outfitted with principles, blueprints, and examples, this ambitious text clearly sets out the potential role of decentralized care as a major player in public health. Its models of service delivery illustrate care that is effective, inclusive, flexible, and in tune with the current era of preventive and evidence-based healthcare. Contributors point out opportunities, caveats, and controversies as they: Clarify the relationships among decentralization, politics, and policy Differentiate between political, fiscal, and administrative decentralization in health care systems. Consider public/private partnerships in health systems. Explain how the effects of decentralization can be evaluated. Present the newest data on the health outcomes of decentralization. Explore some challenges and global issues of health systems in the 21st century. And each chapter features learning goals, discussion questions, activities, and recommendations for further reading. Heralding changes poised to revolutionize care, Decentralizing Health Services will broaden the horizons of researchers and administrators in health services, health economics, and health policy.
  • 2014From: Cambridge
    M.G. Myriam Hunink, Milton C. Weinstein, Eve Wittenberg, Michael F. Drummond, Joseph S. Pliskin, John B. Wong, Paul P. Glasziou.
    Elements of decision making in health care -- Managing uncertainty -- Choosing the best treatment -- Valuing outcomes -- Interpreting diagnostic information -- Deciding when to test -- Multiple test results -- Finding and summarizing the evidence -- Constrained resources -- Recurring events -- Estimation, calibration, and validation -- Heterogeneity and uncertainty -- Psychology of judgment and choice.
  • 2013From: NAP
    Committee on Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging Population, Board on Health Care Services ; Laura A. Levit, Erin P. Balogh, Sharyl J. Nass, and Patricia A. Ganz, editors, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
    "In the United States, approximately 14 million people have had cancer and more than 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed each year. However, more than a decade after the Institute of Medicine (IOM) first studied the quality of cancer care, the barriers to achieving excellent care for all cancer patients remain daunting. Care often is not patient-centered, many patients do not receive palliative care to manage their symptoms and side effects from treatment, and decisions about care often are not based on the latest scientific evidence. The cost of cancer care also is rising faster than many sectors of medicine--having increased to 125 billion in 2010 from 72 billion in 2004--and is projected to reach 173 billion by 2020. Rising costs are making cancer care less affordable for patients and their families and are creating disparities in patients' access to high-quality cancer care. There also are growing shortages of health professionals skilled in providing cancer care, and the number of adults age 65 and older--the group most susceptible to cancer--is expected to double by 2030, contributing to a 45 percent increase in the number of people developing cancer. The current care delivery system is poorly prepared to address the care needs of this population, which are complex due to altered physiology, functional and cognitive impairment, multiple coexisting diseases, increased side effects from treatment, and greater need for social support. Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis presents a conceptual framework for improving the quality of cancer care. This study proposes improvements to six interconnected components of care: (1) engaged patients; (2) an adequately staffed, trained, and coordinated workforce; (3) evidence-based care; (4) learning health care information technology (IT); (5) translation of evidence into clinical practice, quality measurement and performance improvement; and (6) accessible and affordable care. This report recommends changes across the board in these areas to improve the quality of care. Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis provides information for cancer care teams, patients and their families, researchers, quality metrics developers, and payers, as well as HHS, other federal agencies, and industry to reevaluate their current roles and responsibilities in cancer care and work together to develop a higher quality care delivery system. By working toward this shared goal, the cancer care community can improve the quality of life and outcomes for people facing a cancer diagnosis."--Publisher's description.
  • 2015From: Springer
    Nikhil Balakrishnan.
    1. The Principles of Dependability -- 2. System Safety Assessment -- 3. Fault Tree Analysis -- 4. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis -- 5. Machine Learning Methods with Applications to Diagnosis -- 6. Byzantine Medical Problems: Decision Making with Misleading, Imperfect Information -- 7. Process Driven Methods in Diagnosis and Treatment -- 8. Toyota Production System -- 9. Reliance Implementation Methods Applied to a Kaizen Project -- 10. Knowledge & Culture.
  • 2008From: Springer
    Carl Walker.
  • 2014Limited to 1 simultaneous usersFrom: ProQuest Ebook Central
    Mardelle McCuskey Shepley.
  • 2012From: CRCnetBASE
    Neil Charness, George Demiris, Elizabeth Krupinski.
    "As simple and straightforward as two health professionals conferring over the telephone or as complex and sophisticated as robotic surgery between facilities at different ends of the globe, telehealth is an increasingly frequent component in healthcare. A primer on the human factors issues that can influence how older adults interact with telehealth systems, Designing Telehealth for an Aging Population: A Human Factors Perspective examines the new ways patients and healthcare providers communicate to achieve the same or better outcomes than with traditional face-to-face healthcare.The authors examine older adult capabilities and provide standards and guidelines for telehealth design, enlivened by clinical examples and tutorials on human factors methodologies. They take a systematic look at how the use of human factors principles can facilitate the successful development, deployment, and maintenance of telehealth technology to better serve the aging population. The authors have carefully stayed away from academic writing, distilling their experience in the form of basic observations and principles drawn from their work. They include suggested readings at the end of each chapter that supply the research underpinning their recommendations. The first reference to cover older adult users in an area that will only get bigger, this book sets itself apart by providing focused coverage of the human factors issues specific to aging populations and practical advice on how to accommodate them"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Cheryl L. Damberg, Justin W. Timbie, Douglas S. Bell, Liisa Hiatt, Amber Smith, Eric C. Schneider.
    Methodology for Eliciting High-Priority Clinical Decision Support Targets -- Oncology Results -- Orthopedics Results -- Pediatrics Results -- Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Panel Results -- Discussion and Recommendations - Appendix A: Oncology Panel Materials - Appendix B: Orthopedics Panel Materials - Appendix C: Pediatrics Panel Materials - Appendix D: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Panelist Materials.
  • prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ; prepared by, RTI International-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center ; investigators, Tammeka Swinson Evans, Nancy Berkman, Carrie Brown, Bradley Gaynes, Rachel Palmieri Weber.
    BACKGROUND: Adults with serious mental illness (SMI) often experience gaps in access to needed health care compared with other populations. Such disparities may be even more pronounced between certain groups of patients with SMI, differing by race, ethnicity, gender, economic disadvantage (including housing stability) and socioeconomic status, and geographic location (chiefly, rural versus urban residence); disparities arise as well for individuals identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and those who have difficulty communicating in English (because it is a second language). PURPOSE: The primary goal of this Technical Brief is to describe and review the effectiveness of interventions that address disparities among adult patients with SMI in these important groups. METHODS: We reviewed the published and gray literature and interviewed Key Informants (KIs) to address four Guiding Questions (GQs). The four refined GQs for this Technical Brief focus on the critical areas of concern in relation to mental health treatment disparities--access to health insurance with appropriate coverage for these SMI conditions, accurate diagnostic evaluations, receipt of necessary and appropriate therapeutic services, quality of the health services, adherence to treatment over the long term, and various outcomes of care. The principal focus for the first three GQs is a description of the interventions (GQ 1), the context in which they are implemented (GQ 2), and a description of the evidence about the effectiveness of the interventions (GQ 3); GQ 4 presents conclusions, examines the gaps in the knowledge base, and identifies high-priority needs for future research. We include interventions addressing diagnosis, access to, and quality of treatment and support services among disparity groups of adults with SMI. FINDINGS: We identified 42 descriptive articles meeting inclusion criteria for GQs 1, 2, and 4, plus 37 articles measuring intervention effectiveness reporting on 26 unique studies (GQ 3). For GQ 1, the goals of each intervention were related to the specific diagnosis and disparity group that the intervention was targeting. Increased service use and treatment adherence were the most common intervention goals. For GQ 2, settings involved primarily mental health specialists being colocated in nonpsychiatric locations. These were usually primary care, but sometimes they were obstetrics-gynecology clinics, perinatal health care settings, and community mental health entities. For GQ 3, most interventions tested adding enhanced services to usual available care, including culturally adapted collaborative care or other therapies, integrated services, case management and telemedicine. We found no studies of interventions for individuals identifying as LGBT or focusing only on English as a second language, addressing access to health care coverage, or addressing diagnostic accuracy. We found one study of the elderly, a group that can be predicted to have a larger number of physical comorbidities and difficulties obtaining necessary care because of their SMI. CONCLUSIONS: Future research should identify interventions that are effective in reducing disparities all along the health care continuum and determine whether such interventions are equally effective for particular groups within the SMI population. Many promising interventions focused on disadvantaged individuals, including homeless individuals and racial or ethnic minority disparity groups. Future research can include comparative findings between minority and majority group patients and subgroup analyses to evaluate effectiveness among different disparity groups. Most interventions targeted depressive and psychotic disorders. The use of collaborative care, intensive case management approaches, such as the Critical Time Intervention (CTI) and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), and specific culturally adapted therapies, including those involving families of individuals with SMI, were the most noticeable modifications to interventions, but were not widely applied across groups. Gaps persist both in terms of the diversity of disparity groups included in studies (particularly individuals who identify as LGBT and the elderly) and approaches considered.
  • 2016From: Springer
    Jody Ranck, editor.
    Chapter 1: Introduction to Digital Health -- Chapter 2: Overview of the Digital Health Ecosystem -- Chapter 3: Diabetes and the Telcare Solution (Jonathan Javitt, Telcare) -- Chapter 4: Cooperation in Aging Services Technologies -- Chapter 5: The Quantified Self, Wearables, and the Tracking Revolution -- Chapter 6: Beyond Silos to Data Analytics for Population Health: Case Study of HealthBank and Citizen Coops for Health Data Transactions -- Chapter 7: Healthcare Lessons From the Telecommunications Sector (Sven Schuchardt, Detecon) -- Chapter 8: Smart Healthy Cities: Public-Private Partnerships, a Case From Telefonica in Brazil [Jody Ranck, Katia Galvane (Telefonica), Washington Tavares (ISPM)] -- Chapter 9: Smart Digital Health Policies (Ticia Gerber, HL7) -- Chapter 10: Cooperation for Building Secure Standards for Health Data (Cem Senturk, Detecon) -- Chapter 11: Peer to Peer Platforms for Physicians in Underserved Areas: A Human Rights Approach to Social Media in Medicine: The Case of Tabeeb (Osama Alshaykh).
  • 2016From: Springer
    Rade B. Vukmir.
    This book explores a rapidly growing area of discussion in the health care industry, disruptive behavior in medical providers. The presence of disruptive behavior adversely impacts the providers of all disciplines: paraprofessional personnel, nurses, physicians and administrators. But more importantly, there may be a greater detrimental effect on quality and patient safety. This has led to mandated regulatory requirements that assist healthcare institutions in developing programs to address the problem. The book presents an evidence-based analysis of the disruptive provider behavior that defines the incidence, demographics, and profile of the behavior; discusses the specialties and work locations predisposed, as well as the interface with residents and nurses. The importance of patient safety, economic, and legal issues are addressed by a comprehensive, management strategy to effect positive, sustainable culture change in healthcare.
  • OSHPD Healthcare Workforce Diversity Advisory Council.
  • 2016From: Springer
    Marcus L. Martin, Sheryl L. Heron, Lisa Moreno-Walton, editors ; Anna Walker Jones, managing editor.
    Defining Diversity in Quality Care -- Racial/Ethnic Healthcare Disparities and Inequities: Historical Perspectives -- Educating Medical Professionals to Deliver Quality Health Care to Diverse Patient Populations -- Culturally Competent Faculty -- Culturally Sensitive Care: A Review of Models & Educational Methods -- Interpreter Services -- The Patient-Physician Clinical Encounter -- Spiritual Care Services in Emergency Medicine -- Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual (LGB): Caring with Quality and Compassion -- Culturally Competent Care of the Transgender Patient -- Looking Past Labels: Effective Care of the Psychiatric Patient -- Disability and Access -- Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Emergency Department: A Public Health Perspective -- Vulnerable Populations: The Homeless and Incarcerated -- Vulnerable Populations: The Elderly -- Vulnerable Populations: Children -- Religio-cultural Consideration When Providing Healthcare to American Muslims -- Disparities and Diversity in Biomedical Research -- Cultural Competency Case Studies: Transitional Introduction -- Case 1: African-American Infant and Family -- Case 2: Cambodian Refugee -- Case 3: Sickle Cell Crisis -- Case 4: Mongolian Spots -- Case 5: Death Disclosure -- Case 6: Coin Rubbing -- Case 7: Toxic Ingestion -- Case 8: Adolescent Indian Male Sikh -- Case 9: Intimate Partner Violence in the Gay Community -- Case 10: West Indian/Caribbean -- Case 11: American Indian -- Case 12: Spiritualism in the Latino Community -- Case 13: Islamic Patient -- Case 14: Pediatric Pain.
  • 2015From: Ovid
    Kathleen D. Sanford, DBA, RN, CENP, FACHE, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, Colorado, Stephen L. Moore, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, Colorado.
    "Healthcare leaders are facing major change in how healthcare is delivered as we move from fee-for-service payment models to pay for value. Physicians and hospitals are evolving from separate financial entities (with relationships varying from customers/workshops to competitors) to unified systems. Government policy maker, payers, and hordes of consultants advise hospitals to increase physician leadership in all parts of the system. However, few have proposed how this can be done when the gaps between hospitals and physicians are so wide. Physicians do not trust healthcare leaders, lack leadership and teamwork skills, and have little knowledge of how systems work. Some hospital leaders are working to overcome these gaps by setting up dyad leadership teams, consisting of a physician and an experienced manager/leader. The physician member of the team helps with the first gap; the nurse or other dyad partner is important to manage the other gaps. Until now, with the publication of Dyad Clinical Leadership, there has not been a source to help clinical dyad partners learn and understand how to work together in this emerging management model. Kathleen D. Sanford, DBA, RN, CENP, FACHE, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), builds on CHI's success with this unique playbook for the model"--Provided by publisher.
  • World Health Organization.
    PrintStatus: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
    "In response to the growing concern about equity issues and their implications for overall development, WHO established the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) in 2005, which focused on the "social justice" or human rights arguments for health investments. CSDH investigated the factors involved in the so-called "social gradient in health", which refers to the large observable differences in health outcomes within and between countries that are determined by avoidable inequalities in the access to resources and power. CSDH aimed to further investigate the causes of health inequities, with a deliberate detachment from economic considerations, and provide advice on how to tackle them effectively. CSDH also reviewed evidence for action on a wider scope of interventions than CMH, many of which require intersectoral collaboration or advocacy. With CMH and CSDH having adopted different but perhaps complementary standpoints, it soon became clear that greater synergies had to be forged between the two. This WHO resource book on the economics of social determinants of health and health inequalities seeks to begin to build a bridge between the two approaches by explaining, illustrating and discussing the economic arguments that could (and could not) be put forth to support the case for investing in the social determinants of health on average and in the reduction in socially determined health inequalities. The resource book has two main objectives: -- to provide an overview and introduction into how economists would approach the assessment of the economic motivation to invest in the social determinants of health and socially determined health inequities, including what the major challenges are in this assessment; -- to illustrate the extent to which an economic argument can be made in favour of investment in three major social determinants of health areas: education, social protection, and urban development and infrastructure."--WHO website
  • Mark W. Friedberg, Peggy G. Chen, Chapin White, Olivia Jung, Laura Raaen, Samuel Hirshman, Emily Hoch, Clare Stevens, Paul B. Ginsburg, Lawrence P. Casalino, Michael Tutty, Carol Vargo, Lisa Lipinski
    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
  • 2012From: CRCnetBASE
    Alexander Scarlat ; foreword by John Halamka.
    "This book introduces readers to structured systems analysis and the medications domains. It starts off with top-down decomposition of workflows and data. It applies structured systems analysis methodology and tools to electronic prescription, computerized physician order entry, drug dispensation, medication administration, and clinical decision support. Providing a comprehensive view of the EHR/EMR, the text covers user interface considerations, reporting requirements, and standards and vocabularies for meaningful use. Assuming no previous clinical and/or informatics knowledge, the author uses accessible language and includes over 250 figures and 100 review questions with answers"--Provided by publisher.
  • 2014From: CRCnetBASE
    edited by Dean F. Sittig, PhD.
    Part 1. Introduction -- part 2. Identifying and preventing EHR safety concerns -- part 3. EHR users and usability -- part 4. Clinical decision support -- part 5. Referrals -- part 6. Laboratory test result management -- part 7. Bar coded medication administration -- part 8. Computer-based provider order entry.
  • 2014From: Stanf Univ
    created by Stanford University Environmental Health and Safety, Office of Emergency Management.
  • 2015From: Cambridge
    editor-in-chief, Stephanie Kayden, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of International Emergency Medicine and Humanitarian Programs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA ; editors, Philip D. Anderson, MD, MPH, Associate Director of Quality Assurance, Departrment of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, Robert Freitas, MHA, Executive Director, Emergency Medicine Consulting Division, Harvard Medical Faculty at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, Elke Platz, MD, MS, Director of Emergency Ultrasound Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
    1. Leadership in emergency medicine / Robert L. Freitas -- 2. Identifying and resolving conflict in the workplace / Robert E. Suter and Jennifer R. Johnson -- 3. Leading change: an overview of three dominant strategies of change / Andrew Schenkel -- 4. Building the leadership team / Peter Cameron -- 5. Establishing the emergency department's role within the hospital / Thomas Fleischmann -- 6. Strategies for clinical team building: the importance of teams in medicine / Matthew M. Rice -- 7. Quality assurance in the emergency department / Philip D. Anderson and J. Lawrence Mottley -- 8. Emergency department policies and procedures / Kirsten Boyd -- 9. A framework for optimal emergency department risk management and patient safety / Carrie Tibbles and Jock Hoffman -- 10. Emergency department staff development / Thomas Fleischmann -- 11. Costs in emergency departments / Matthias Brachmann -- 12. Human resource management / Mary Leupold -- 13. Project management / Lee A. Wallis, Leana S. Wen and Sebastian N. Walker -- 14. How higher patient, employee and physician satisfaction lead to better outcomes of care / Christina Dempsey, Deirdre Mylod and Richard B. Siegrist, Jr -- 15. The leader's toolbox: things they didn't teach in nursing or medical school / Robert L. Freitas -- 16. Assessing your needs / Manuel Hernandez -- 17. Emergency department design / Michael P. Pietrzak and James Lennon -- 18. Informatics in the emergency department / Steven Horng, John D. Halamka and Larry A. Nathanson -- 19. Triage systems / Shelley Calder and Elke Platz -- 20. Staffing models / Kirk Jensen, Dan Kirkpatrick and Thom Mayer -- 21. Emergency department practice guidelines and clinical pathways / Jonathan A. Edlow -- 22. Observation units / Christopher W. Baugh and J. Stephen Bohan -- 23. Optimizing patient flow through the emergency department / Kirk Jensen and Jody Crane -- 24. Emergency department overcrowding / Venkataraman Anantharaman and Puneet Seth -- 25. Practice management models in emergency medicine / Robert E. Suter and Chet Schrader -- 26. Emergency nursing / Shelley Calder and Kirsten Boyd -- 27. Disaster operations management / David Callaway -- 28. Working with the media / Peter Brown -- 29. Special teams in the emergency department / David Smith and Nadeem Qureshi -- 30. Interacting with prehospital systems / Scott B. Murray -- 31. Emergency medicine in basic medical education / Julie Welch and Cherri Hobgood -- 32. Emergency department outreach / Meaghan Cussen -- 33. Planning for diversity / Tasnim Khan -- Index.
  • 2010From: Kais Fam Found
    The Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Research and Educational Trust, [and the National Opinion Research Center].
    "This annual survey of employers provides a detailed look at trends in employer-sponsored health coverage, including premiums, employee contributions, cost-sharing provisions, and other relevant information. The survey continued to document the prevalence of high-deductible health plans associated with a savings option and included questions on wellness benefits and health risk assessments. The 2010 survey included 3,143 randomly selected public and private firms with three or more employees (2,046 of which responded to the full survey and 1,097 of which responded to an additional question about offering coverage). Researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation, the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, and Health Research & Educational Trust designed and analyzed the survey"--Website.
    Also available: Print – 2010
  • 2012From: Springer
    Sana Loue and Martha Sajatovic (eds.).
    Part 1. Immigrant Health Overview Chapters -- Immigration in the Global Context / Bettina Rausa, Linda S. Lloyd -- Immigration Processes and Health in the U.S.: A Brief History / Sana Loue -- Alternative and Complementary Medicine / Brenda L. Lovell, Jamileh Daneshnia, Christopher J. Fries -- Culture-Specific Diagnoses / Delaney Smith, Tara Mayes, Riley Smith -- Health Determinants / M. David Low, Barbara J. Low -- Occupational and Environmental Health / Doug Brugge, C. Eduardo Siqueira -- Methodological Issues in Immigrant Health Research / Patrick J. M. Murphy, Irin Rachel Allen , Mo-Kyung Sin -- Ethical Issues in Research with Immigrants and Refugees / Sana Loue -- Ethical Issues in the Clinical Context / Beatrice Gabriela Ioan -- Part 2. Immigrant Health Topics A-Z.
  • 2015From:
    written by Sarah Goodell.
    Five years after the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act took effect, access to equal benefits and qualified providers remains elusive for many insured Americans.
  • 2015From: Cambridge
    Christy Ford Chapin.
    This book provides an in-depth evaluation of the US health care system's development in the twentieth century.
  • Steve Olson, rapporteur ; Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
    "Children with disabilities and complex medical and educational needs present a special challenge for policy makers and practitioners. These children exhibit tremendous heterogeneity in their conditions and needs, requiring a varied array of services to meet those needs. Uneven public and professional awareness of their conditions and a research base marked by significant gaps have led to programs, practices, and policies that are inconsistent in quality and coverage. Parents often have to navigate and coordinate, largely on their own, a variety of social, medical, and educational support services, adding to the already daunting financial, logistical, and emotional challenges of raising children with special needs. The unmet needs of children with disabilities and complex medical and educational needs can cause great suffering for these children and for those who love and care for them. To examine how systems can be configured to meet the needs of children and families as they struggle with disabilities and complex health and educational needs, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop in December 2015. The goal of the workshop was to highlight the main barriers and promising solutions for improving care and outcome of children with complex medical and educational needs. Workshop participants examined prevention, care, service coordination, and other topics relevant to children with disabilities and complex health and educational needs, along with their families and caregivers. More broadly, the workshop seeks actionable understanding on key research questions for enhancing the evidence base; promoting and sustaining the quality, accessibility, and use of relevant programs and services; and informing relevant policy development and implementation. By engaging in dialogue to connect the prevention, treatment, and implementation sciences with settings where children are seen and cared for, the forum seeks to improve the lives of children by improving the systems that affect those children and their families. This publications summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop"--Publisher's description.
  • prepared by ECRI Institute ; prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • 2012From: CRCnetBASE
    edited by William Charney.
    "'Do no harm' a particularly leading and important phrase in the delivery of healthcare is not working. In fact depending on the epidemiological approach and which data sets one applies, medical errors, hospital acquired infections (HAIs) and pharmaceutical errors combined are the second or third leading killer of Americans annually: approximately 300,000 die from a combination of medical errors, hospital acquired infections (HAIs), and pharmaceutical errors...100,000 per category. Add to these numbers the hundreds of thousands who are harmed (morbidity) but not killed (mortality) changing quality of life and a substantial problem is defined"--Provided by publisher.
  • 2011From: Springer
    Robert B. Taylor.
    Medical facts, errors, and this book -- Challenging current medical misconception -- Epidemiologic realities and gee-whiz facts -- Disease prevention and screening -- Risk factors and disease correlates -- Practical clinical pearls -- Laboratory testing, electrocardiography and imaging -- Alarming symptoms and red flag findings -- Therapeutic insights -- Idiosyncratic and uncommon drug effects -- Drug Interactions and adventures in polypharmacy -- Alcohol, nicotine and caffeine -- Unforeseen, counterintuitive and possibly prophetic findings -- Unforeseen, counterintuitive and possibly prophetic findings -- Some timeless truths about medical practice -- A clinican's glossary of statistical terms.
  • 2016From: Cambridge
    John C. Moskop, Wake Forest School of Medicine.
    Part I. Ethics in Health Care: Role, History, and Methods -- 1. The role of ethics in health care -- 2. A brief history of health care ethics and clinical ethics consultation in the United States -- 3. Methods of health care ethics -- 4. Law and ethics in health care -- 5. Culture and ethics in health care -- Part II. Moral Foundations of the Therapeutic Relationship -- 6. Privacy and confidentiality -- 7. Truthfulness -- 8. Informed consent to treatment -- 9. Surrogate decision-making -- 10. Professionalism: responsibilities and privileges -- 11. Resource stewardship -- Part III. Controversies in Health Care Ethics: Treatment Choices at the Beginning and at the End of Life -- 12. Assisted reproductive technologies -- 13. Abortion -- 14. Maternal-fetal conflict -- 15. Advance care planning and advance directives -- 16. Moral conflicts in end-of-life care -- 17. Medical futility -- 18. Aid in dying -- Part IV. Ethics in Special Contexts: Biomedical Research, Genetics, and Organ Transplantation -- 19. Research on human subjects -- 20. The genetic revolution -- 21. Organ transplantation.
  • 2012From: Wiley
    Nicky J. Welton, Alexander J. Sutton, Nicola J. Cooper, Keith R. Abrams, A.E. Ades
    Introduction -- Bayesian methods and winBUGS -- Introduction to decision models -- Meta-analysis using Bayesian methods -- Exploring between study heterogeneity -- Model critique and evidence consistency in random effects meta-analysis -- Evidence synthesis in a decision modelling framework -- Multi-parameter evidence synthesis in epidemiological models -- Mixed treatment comparisons -- Markov models -- Generalised evidence synthesis -- Expected value of information for research prioritisation and study design.
  • 2013From: RAND Health
    the RAND Corporation: Mark William Friedberg, Peggy G. Chen, Kristin R. Van Busum, Frances Aunon, Chau Pham, John Caloyeras, Soeren Mattke, Emma Pitchforth, Denise D. Quigley, Robert H. Brook ; American Medical Association: F. Jay Crosson, Michael Tutty.
    One of the American Medical Association's core strategic objectives is to advance health care delivery and payment models that enable high-quality, affordable care and restore and preserve physician satisfaction. Such changes could yield a more sustainable and effective health care system with highly motivated physicians. To that end, the AMA asked RAND Health to characterize the factors that lead to physician satisfaction. RAND sought to identify high-priority determinants of professional satisfaction that can be targeted within a variety of practice types, especially as smaller and independent practices are purchased by or become affiliated with hospitals and larger delivery systems. Researchers gathered data from 30 physician practices in six states, using a combination of surveys and semistructured interviews. This report presents the results of the subsequent analysis, addressing such areas as physicians' perceptions of the quality of care, use of electronic health records, autonomy, practice leadership, and work quantity and pace. Among other things, the researchers found that physicians who perceived themselves or their practices as providing high-quality care reported better professional satisfaction. Physicians, especially those in primary care, were frustrated when demands for greater quantity of care limited the time they could spend with each patient, detracting from the quality of care in some cases. Electronic health records were a source of both promise and frustration, with major concerns about interoperability between systems and with the amount of physician time involved in data entry.
  • Paola Scommegna.
    In the United States, the vast majority of care that allows older people to live in their own homes is provided by family members who do not receive pay for their services. As the older share of the population increases and people live longer with chronic disabling conditions, particularly dementia, meeting the care needs of older Americans will become more challenging for families. This report highlights recent National Institute on Aging supported research on the impact of caregiving on family members, the dynamics of caregiving within extended families, and the future need and availability of family care. As policies deemphasize nursing home care in favor of community-based long-term support services, a better understanding of the family's central role in caregiving is needed. This perspective can help policymakers, health care providers, and planners identify and implement strategies that better meet the care needs of older Americans and improve the lives of the family members who care for them.
  • 2006From: ProQuest Ebook Central
    Gérard Vallée, editor, and Lynn McDonald, general editor.
  • 2004From: ProQuest Ebook Central
    edited by Lynn McDonald.
  • Committee on Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
    "The World Health Organization defines the social determinants of health as "the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life." These forces and systems include economic policies, development agendas, cultural and social norms, social policies, and political systems. In an era of pronounced human migration, changing demographics, and growing financial gaps between rich and poor, a fundamental understanding of how the conditions and circumstances in which individuals and populations exist affect mental and physical health is imperative. Educating health professionals about the social determinants of health generates awareness among those professionals about the potential root causes of ill health and the importance of addressing them in and with communities, contributing to more effective strategies for improving health and health care for underserved individuals, communities, and populations. Recently, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to develop a high-level framework for such health professional education. A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health also puts forth a conceptual model for the framework's use with the goal of helping stakeholder groups envision ways in which organizations, education, and communities can come together to address health inequalities"--Publisher's description.
  • 2006From: NAP
    Committee on Cancer Survivorship: Improving Care and Quality of Life, National Cancer Policy Board ; Maria Hewitt, Sheldon Greenfield, and Ellen Stovall, editors.
    Cancer survivors -- The medical and psychological concerns of cancer survivors after treatment -- Delivering cancer survivorship care -- Providers of survivorship care: their supply and education and training -- Employment, insurance, and economic issues -- Research.
  • René Bonnel, Rosalía Rodriguez-García, Jill Olivier, Quentin Wodon, Sam McPherson, Kevin Orr and Julia Ross
    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.
  • 2016From: Springer
    Jennifer L. Hayashi, Bruce Leff, editors ; Linda DeCherrie, Theresa A. Soriano, associate editors.
    This book is a practical reference for any clinician who has struggled to care for an older adult in a home setting. The volume is written by experts in the field who describe fundamental principles and clinical approaches of geriatric home-based care and their application to specific diseases and conditions, including delirium, incontinence, falls, and chronic pain and disability. The book also details house calls for special populations, from the developmentally disabled to those afflicted with neurologic or psychiatric diseases. The volume explores house calls within the context of the US healthcare system. Geriatric Home-Based Medical Care: Principles and Practice is a valuable resource for geriatricians, geriatric nurses, primary care physicians, social workers, public health officials, and all medical professions who need tools to provide timely, compassionate, and high-quality care for their older adult patients.
  • 2012From: Wiley
    [edited by] Chris E. Stout.
    Differences in business structures and protections in human service private practice : which suits your practice best? / Jonathan D. Nye -- Making ends meet : financial management in private practice / David W. Ballard -- Managed care contracting : strategies for negotiating and maintaining relationships / Bridget Morehouse -- Ethical and legal aspects of private practice / Scott Hammer and Kenneth H. Kessle.
  • 2010From: CRCnetBASE
    edited by Ric Skinner.
    Introduction : the evolving role of geographic information systems in hospital and healthcare emergency management / Ric Skinner -- A spatial approach to hazard vulnerability analysis by healthcare facilities / Ric Skinner -- Using GIS to improve workplace and worker safety crisis management / Jeffrey Miller -- Infectious disease surveillance and GIS : applications for emergency management / Michael Olesen -- Role of GIS in interagency healthcare logistical support during emergencies / Jerry VanVactor -- Design concept for a location-based hazard vulnerability assessment tool for healthcare facilities / Ric Skinner -- Trauma center siting, optimization modeling, and GIS / Charles Branas ... [et al.] -- Healthcare facility disaster planning : using GIS to identify alternate care sites / Johnathon Mohr, J.L. Querry, and Gwenn Allen -- Multi-scale enterprise GIS for healthcare preparedness in South Carolina / Jared Shoultz ... [et al.] -- Hospital preparedness planning for evacuation and sheltering with GIS in South Carolina / Jared Shoultz ... [et al.] -- Making sense out of chaos : improving prehospital and disaster response / Elizabeth Walters, Stephen Corbett, and Jeff Grange -- Disaster preparedness for influenza at a community hospital network : a case study / Edward Rafalski ... [et al.] -- Disaster preparedness and response for vulnerable populations : essential role of GIS for emergency medical services during the San Diego County 2007 firestorm / Isabel Corcos... [et al.] -- Natural disasters and the role of GIS in assessing need / Omar Ha-Redeye -- GIS application and a regionalized approach for mass casualty incident planning / Deborah Kim ... [et al.] -- Building a GIS common operating picture for integrated emergency medical services and hospital emergency management response / Frank Zanka.
  • 2013From: Springer
    Ichiro Kawachi, Soshi Takao, S.V. Subramanian, editors.
    The idea of social capital emerged in the social science disciplines to explain puzzling phenomena such as why some communities fare better in crisis than others. As the field matures, it has been adapted to wide-ranging issues such as population health. This book presents the major research issues as well as nuanced theoretical discussion in keeping with an evolving field in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Background chapters analyze how social capital manifests in neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools, and its relationship to health. The second half offers guidelines for improving population health at the social capital level, and examples of interventions, such as microfinance programs, in which enhanced social capital and health benefits are a significant by-product. And a number of contributors debate the problems of defining the concept and using the term at all.
  • 2012From: Cambridge
    edited by D. Micah Hester, Toby Schonfeld.

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