Introduction to Health Care Management is a concise, reader-friendly, introductory healthcare management book that covers a wide variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals to nursing homes and clinics. Filled with examples to engage the reader s imagination, the important issues in healthcare management, such as ethics, cost management, strategic planning and marketing, information technology, and human resources, are all thoroughly covered. Guidelines and rubrics along with numerous case studies make this text both student-friendly and teacher friendly. It is the perfect resource for students of healthcare management, nursing, allied health, business administration, pharmacy, occupational therapy, public administration, and public health. Drs. Buchbinder and Shanks have done a masterful job in selecting topics and authors and putting them together in a meaningful and coherent manner. Each chapter of the book is designed to give the student the core content that must become part of the repertoire of each and every healthcare manager, whether entry level or senior executive. Each of the chapters and accompanying cases serve to bring to life what it means to be a truly competent healthcare manager. Leonard H. Friedman, PhD, MPA, MPH, Professor, Dept of Health Services Management and Leadership, and Director of the Master of Health Services Administration program, George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services I am very happy with Health Care Management and will be adopting it for a new course that I will be teaching. This is probably the best management text I have seen so far. I was thrilled to receive it. Sally K. Fauchald, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, The College of St. Scholastica A solid text that covers a wide range of management topics. Michael H. Sullivan, Director HCA Program, Methodist University, Fayetteville, North Carolina"
This concise, reader-friendly, introductory healthcare management text covers a wide variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals to nursing homes and clinics. Filled with examples to engage the reader’s imagination, the important issues in healthcare management, such as ethics, cost management, strategic planning and marketing, information technology, and human resources, are all thoroughly covered.
Introduction to Health Care Management is an introductory principles of health care management book developed speci?cally for undergraduate health administration programs. Covering a wide variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals to nursing homes, this essential text contains numerous case studies. This indispensable book covers key areas such as ethics, cost management, strategic planning and marketing, information technology, and human resources.
Introduction to Health Care Management, Fourth Edition is a concise, reader-friendly, introductory healthcare management text that covers a wide variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals to nursing homes and clinics. Filled with examples to engage the reader's imagination, the important issues in healthcare management, such as ethics, cost management, strategic planning and marketing, information technology, and human resources, are all thoroughly covered. Guidelines and rubrics along with numerous case studies make this text both student-friendly and teacher-friendly. It is the perfect resource for students of healthcare management, nursing, allied health, business administration, pharmacy, occupational therapy, public administration, and public health.
From the authors of the bestselling Introduction to Health Care Management comes this compendium of 101 case studies that illustrate the challenges related to managing the healthcare services. Segmented by topic and setting, these cases span the full spectrum of issues that can arise in a variety of health care services settings. With a writing style that is lively and engaging, undergraduates in healthcare management, nursing, public administration, public health, gerontology, and allied health programs will find themselves absorbed in stories that bring to life the common issues encountered by healthcare managers every day. In addition, students in graduate programs will find the materials theory-based and thought provoking examples of real world scenarios. This book offers: • 101 cutting-edge cases written by experts in the field • Identification of primary and secondary settings for cases • Discussion questions for each case • Additional resources for students with each case • Teaching/learning methods such as role play
A comprehensive, research-based introduction to healthcare management, covering healthcare systems, services, organisations and management.
This text presents basic concepts of economics and tools for financial management in the health care arena, including budgeting, breakeven analysis, financial reporting, business plan preparation, and grant writing. The text includes practical case examples drawn from actual health care settings to relate theory to real-world practice. A sample grant proposal and unique grant writing chapter will prepare students for this critical aspect of management. A free, back-of-book CD-ROM provides sample worksheets for analyzing budgets and determining breakeven points, cost-benefit, and cost-effectiveness, as well as sample budgets. Students can use the worksheets to apply their own data and complete their own analyses.
Introduction to Healthcare Quality Management, Second Edition, explains the basic principles and techniques of quality management in healthcare. This second edition features a new chapter devoted exclusively to the use of high-reliability concepts that help organizations achieve safety, quality, and efficiency goals. By using this easy-to-read book, complete with helpful charts and diagrams, your students will examine a range of topics, from measuring performance to creating high-quality services that result in satisfied customers. The book is packed with practical examples and case studies that apply quality concepts and tools to real-life situations. Each chapter contains a list of key words and a glossary to help students understand the vocabulary of healthcare quality management. As an added bonus to this edition, each chapter includes an expanded list of websites to find additional resources to customize and enhance your education. Your students will learn about the following topics: Quality characteristics most important to healthcare stakeholders, including payers and consumers Regulatory mandates and accreditation standards that influence healthcare quality activities Proper techniques for gathering and effectively analyzing healthcare performance measurement data New technology-based services that will improve the patient experience Key tactics and strategies that organizational leaders and improvement project teams must implement to accomplish quality goals Methods for redesigning healthcare processes to achieve more reliable performance Patient safety initiatives that reduce harmful medical errors Resource management activities that improve continuity of care and prevent service over and underuse Organizational factors that affect quality management and performance reliability. Instructor resources include a test bank, PowerPoint slides, and answers to in-book questions. A transition guide is available in the tab above.
Ideal for all students studying first-level health services management, this invaluable all-in-one resource describes the environmental factors that affect health services, policy, and planning; the organization of services at the macro and micro level; and other issues such as staff absenteeism and management.
This new edition of Financial Management of Health Care Organizations offers an introduction to the most-used tools and techniques of health care financial management, including health care accounting and financial statements; managing cash, billings and collections; making major capital investments; determining cost and using cost information in decision-making; budgeting and performance measurement; and pricing. Now completely updated, this book provides students with the practical, up-to-date tools they need to succeed in this dynamic field. Provides an introduction to the most-used tools and techniques of health care management. Additional questions and problems for the chapters. Updated perspectives throughout the text. Instructor's Manual available on CD-ROM including all exhibits in PowerPoint and Excel, answers to all problems in PowerPoint and Excel, and working spreadsheet models of exhibits and selected problems for classroom use. Accompanying website features links to related websites, glossary, and downloadable Instructor's Manual and sample chapters. www.blackwellpublishing.com/zelman
Accounting Fundamentals for Health Care Management is ideal for an introductory course in financial accounting in both undergraduate and graduate programs. This is the first book that focuses on basic accounting in health care management. This essential book contains the vocabulary of and an introduction to the tools and concepts employed by finance officers. It will help anyone assess financial information, ask the appropriate questions, and understand the jargon-laden answers. This book is indispensable for anyone who manages a department and a budget.
Written to reflect the realities of the 21st century, Principles of Health Care Management considers the many outside forces influencing health care institutions, and in doing so provides a progressive and modern reference on how to effectively manage a health organization.
Foundations of Health Care Management Leaders and managers throughout the health care system arefacing ever more challenging changes in the way care is delivered,paid for, and evaluated. Foundations of Health Care Management:Principles and Methods offers an innovative, concise,reader-friendly introduction to health care management andadministration. It addresses the need for new skills in managers ofhealth care facilities and for those planning to enter health caremanagement positions. The book covers such critical topics asleadership training, change management, conflict managementtechniques, culture building, quality improvement, andcommunications skills, as well as collaboration in the improvementof population health. Foundations of Health Care Management also concentrateson innovations and describes steps in the transition to moredecentralized and creative approaches to the management of healthcare facilities. The book covers physician management from thephysician's viewpoint, a valuable perspective for health caremanagers. The book serves important dual purposes for faculty and studentsby providing both insights into the health care field as well asfoundational content on essential management and leadershipcompetencies. A full set of support materials is available forinstructors at the book's companion Web site.
Extremely practical and packed with current examples, Introduction to Health Care: Finance and Accounting delivers a comprehensive overview of the business side of healthcare. This entry-level healthcare finance book offers detailed discussions of cost reimbursement programs, economic factors driving the rising costs of medical services, and healthcare reform through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. It explains the basics of healthcare accounting and finance, from accounting fundamentals, operating the cash drawer and bank reconciliation through the more complex issues of cash management, budgeting and variance analysis, and revenue cycle management. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A comprehensive guide to the structure, synergy, and challengesin U.S. health care delivery Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations andChallenges offers new insights into the most important sectorsof the United States' health care industry and the many challengesthe future holds. Designed to provide a comprehensive andup-to-date understanding of the system, this textbook covers themany facets of health care delivery and details the interaction ofhealth, environments, organizations, populations, and the healthprofessions. Written by authors with decades of experience teachingand working in health care administration and management, the bookexamines the current state and changing face of health caredelivery in the United States. Each chapter includes learningobjectives and discussion questions that help guide and engagedeeper consideration of the issues at hand, providing acomprehensive approach for students. Cases studies demonstratinginnovations in the delivery of health care services are alsopresented. Health care administration requires a thorough understanding ofthe multiple systems that define and shape the delivery of healthcare in the United States. At the same time, it is important forstudents to gain an appreciation of the dilemma confronting policymakers, providers, and patients in the struggle to balance cost,quality, and access. Introduction to Health Care Services:Foundations and Challenges is an in-depth examination of themajor health care issues and policy changes that have had an impacton the U.S. health care delivery system. Includes information on U.S. health care delivery, from care tocost, and the forces of change Focuses on major industry players, including providers,insurers, and facilities Highlights challenges facing health care delivery in thefuture, including physician shortages, quality care, and thechronic disease epidemic The U.S. health care system is undergoing major reform, and theeffects will ripple across every sector of the industry.Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations andChallenges gives students a complete introduction tounderstanding the issues and ramifications.
Introduction to Health Care Management is a concise, reader-friendly, introductory healthcare management book that covers a wide variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals to nursing homes and clinics. Filled with examples to engage the reader’s imagination, the important issues in healthcare management, such as ethics, cost management, strategic planning and marketing, information technology, and human resources, are all thoroughly covered. Guidelines and rubrics along with numerous case studies make this text both student-friendly and teacher friendly. It is the perfect resource for students of healthcare management, nursing, allied health, business administration, pharmacy, occupational therapy, public administration, and public health. Features: Chapters contributed by real experts using an active voice to grab the reader’s attention. Learning objectives and discussion questions in each chapter. Instructors’ resources online for each chapter, including PowerPoints, Test Bank, and Sample Syllabus. 15 case studies in a wide variety of settings, in an assortment of healthcare management topics. A case study guide, with rubrics for evaluation of student performance, enabling instructors at every level of experience to hit the ground running on that first day of class.
With over 100,000 copies sold, it is clear that instructors turn to George Pozgar time and again to make the legal aspects of health care administration meaningful and memorable to students. the forthcoming 10th edition of this classic text has been further revised and updated with the most current information on law and the health care industry. the 10th edition continues to lay a strong foundation for the reader in both ethical and legal issues critical to improving the quality and safe delivery of health care.
You can get there Where do you want to go? You might already be working in the health care field and may be looking to expand your skills. You might be setting out on a new career path. Or, you might want to learn more about exciting opportunities in health care management. Wherever you want to go, Health Care Management will help you get there. Easy-to-read, practical, and up-to-date, this text not only helps you learn fundamental health care management concepts; it also helps you master the core competencies and skills you need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. The book's brief, modular format and variety of built-in learning resources enable you to learn at your own pace and focus your studies. With this book, you will be able to: * Understand the health care supervisor's job, roles, functions, and authority. * Respond to common types of ethical dilemmas. * Explore the fundamentals of organizational structures. * Lead and develop work teams that are efficient, focused, and flexible. * Examine the legal and labor issues that impact human resource management. * Implement planning tools and techniques. * Use controls to assess performance, improve processes, and boost quality. * Make smart decisions with effective strategies for analyzing situations. * Become an effective leader and guide others through challenging times. * Develop outstanding interpersonal communication skills. Wiley Pathways helps you achieve your goals When it comes to learning about health care management, not everyone is on the same path. But everyone wants to succeed. The new Wiley Pathways series in Health Care Management helps you achieve your goals with its brief, inviting format, clear language, and focus on core competencies and skills. The books in this series--Introduction to US Health Care, Health Care Management, Health Care Economics, and Health Care Law & Ethics--offer a coordinated curriculum for learning health care management. Learn more at www.wiley.com/go/pathways.