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Growing Physician Leaders

Author : Mark Hertling
ISBN : 0795348088
Genre : Medical
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Physicians hold the key to improving healthcare, but few doctors get trained in the leadership necessary to turn it. Gen. Mark Hertling applies his four decades of military leadership to the world of healthcare, resulting in profoundly constructive training that can help doctors reshape and reenergize any healthcare organization in America today.

The Digital Doctor Hope Hype And Harm At The Dawn Of Medicine S Computer Age

Author : Robert Wachter
ISBN : 9780071849470
Genre : Business & Economics
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The New York Times Science Bestseller from Robert Wachter, Modern Healthcare’s #1 Most Influential Physician-Executive in the US While modern medicine produces miracles, it also delivers care that is too often unsafe, unreliable, unsatisfying, and impossibly expensive. For the past few decades, technology has been touted as the cure for all of healthcare’s ills. But medicine stubbornly resisted computerization – until now. Over the past five years, thanks largely to billions of dollars in federal incentives, healthcare has finally gone digital. Yet once clinicians started using computers to actually deliver care, it dawned on them that something was deeply wrong. Why were doctors no longer making eye contact with their patients? How could one of America’s leading hospitals give a teenager a 39-fold overdose of a common antibiotic, despite a state-of-the-art computerized prescribing system? How could a recruiting ad for physicians tout the absence of an electronic medical record as a major selling point? Logically enough, we’ve pinned the problems on clunky software, flawed implementations, absurd regulations, and bad karma. It was all of those things, but it was also something far more complicated. And far more interesting . . . Written with a rare combination of compelling stories and hard-hitting analysis by one of the nation’s most thoughtful physicians, The Digital Doctor examines healthcare at the dawn of its computer age. It tackles the hard questions, from how technology is changing care at the bedside to whether government intervention has been useful or destructive. And it does so with clarity, insight, humor, and compassion. Ultimately, it is a hopeful story. "We need to recognize that computers in healthcare don’t simply replace my doctor’s scrawl with Helvetica 12," writes the author Dr. Robert Wachter. "Instead, they transform the work, the people who do it, and their relationships with each other and with patients. . . . Sure, we should have thought of this sooner. But it’s not too late to get it right." This riveting book offers the prescription for getting it right, making it essential reading for everyone – patient and provider alike – who cares about our healthcare system.

On The Mend

Author : John Toussaint
ISBN : 9781934109281
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Changing Face Of Medicine

Author : Ann K. Boulis
ISBN : 0801476623
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The number of women practicing medicine in the United States has grown steadily since the late 1960s, with women now roughly at parity with men among entering medical students. Why did so many women enter American medicine? How are women faring, professionally and personally, once they become physicians? Are women transforming the way medicine is practiced? To answer these questions, The Changing Face of Medicine draws on a wide array of sources, including interviews with women physicians and surveys of medical students and practitioners. The analysis is set in the twin contexts of a rapidly evolving medical system and profound shifts in gender roles in American society. Throughout the book, Ann K. Boulis and Jerry A. Jacobs critically examine common assumptions about women in medicine. For example, they find that women's entry into medicine has less to do with the decline in status of the profession and more to do with changes in women's roles in contemporary society. Women physicians' families are becoming more and more like those of other working women. Still, disparities in terms of specialty, practice ownership, academic rank, and leadership roles endure, and barriers to opportunity persist. Along the way, Boulis and Jacobs address a host of issues, among them dual-physician marriages, specialty choice, time spent with patients, altruism versus materialism, and how physicians combine work and family. Women's presence in American medicine will continue to grow beyond the 50 percent mark, but the authors question whether this change by itself will make American medicine more caring and more patient centered. The future direction of the profession will depend on whether women doctors will lead the effort to chart a new course for health care delivery in the United States.

The Learning Healthcare System

Author : Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine
ISBN : 9780309103008
Genre : Medical
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As our nation enters a new era of medical science that offers the real prospect of personalized health care, we will be confronted by an increasingly complex array of health care options and decisions. The Learning Healthcare System considers how health care is structured to develop and to apply evidence--from health profession training and infrastructure development to advances in research methodology, patient engagement, payment schemes, and measurement--and highlights opportunities for the creation of a sustainable learning health care system that gets the right care to people when they need it and then captures the results for improvement. This book will be of primary interest to hospital and insurance industry administrators, health care providers, those who train and educate health workers, researchers, and policymakers. The Learning Healthcare System is the first in a series that will focus on issues important to improving the development and application of evidence in health care decision making. The Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine serves as a neutral venue for cooperative work among key stakeholders on several dimensions: to help transform the availability and use of the best evidence for the collaborative health care choices of each patient and provider; to drive the process of discovery as a natural outgrowth of patient care; and, ultimately, to ensure innovation, quality, safety, and value in health care.

Healing Healthcare

Author : Mark L. Dean
ISBN : 1576811409
Genre : Business & Economics
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Transformational leadership is the philosophy. Lean provides the tools. Patterson is initially skeptical about the idea of applying Lean processes to Healing U. After all, patients are not inanimate objects flowing through a process. But by focusing on this idea Patterson and his team have a revelation. Lean, and all its tools can supercharge process performance and patient care when the patients, and their unique perspectives and experiences, are acknowledged and used to improve the process. Using this approach, Healing University revolutionizes the application of Lean in Healthcare and introduces the concept of Healing Pathways: Value Streams through which patients flow. Patterson and his team empower their people to use Lean to improve Healing Pathways. To his surprise, this approach also creates a profound cultural transformation at Healing University. Patterson realizes that process and cultural transformation are two sides of the same coin. It s about the process; and it s about the people. The improvements in patient care, patient satisfaction, profitability, and team member satisfaction are astounding. This is a story about people, and the process of healing healthcare.

The Business Of Medical Practice

Author : David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP
ISBN : 9780826105769
Genre : Medical
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Praise for the previous edition: "This comprehensive multi-authored text contains over 450 pages of highly specific and well-documented information that will be interest to physicians in private practice, academics, and in medical management. . . [Chapters are] readable, concise yet complete, and well developed. I could have used a book like this in the past, I will certainly refer to it frequently now." 4 stars Carol EH Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA American College of Physician Executives Does Health 2.0 enhance or detract from traditional medical care delivery, and can private practice business models survive? How does transparent business information and reimbursement data impact the modern competitive healthcare scene? How are medical practices, clinics, and physicians evolving as a result of rapid health- and non-health-related technology change? Does transparent quality information affect the private practice ecosystem? Answering these questions and more, this newly updated and revised edition is an essential tool for doctors, nurses, and healthcare administrators; management and business consultants; accountants; and medical, dental, business, and healthcare administration graduate and doctoral students. Written in plain language using nontechnical jargon, the text presents a progressive discussion of management and operation strategies. It incorporates prose, news reports, and regulatory and academic perspectives with Health 2.0 examples, and blog and internet links, as well as charts, tables, diagrams, and Web site references, resulting in an all-encompassing resource. It integrates various medical practice business disciplines-from finance and economics to marketing to the strategic management sciences-to improve patient outcomes and achieve best practices in the healthcare administration field. With contributions by a world-class team of expert authors, the third edition covers brand-new information, including: The impact of Web 2.0 technologies on the healthcare industry Internal office controls for preventing fraud and abuse Physician compensation with pay-for-performance trend analysis Healthcare marketing, advertising, CRM, and public relations eMRs, mobile IT systems, medical devices, and cloud computing and much more!

Congressional Record

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Successful Nurse Communication Safe Care Health Workplaces Rewarding Careers

Author : Beth Boynton
ISBN : 9780803646612
Genre : Medical
File Size : 48. 2 MB
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Develop the skills and techniques you need to communicate effectively with patients, families, and colleagues while examining the critical role communication plays in assuring the safe and ethical practice of nursing. You’ll explore all of the critical ways your ability to communicate successfully can positively impact not only nurse-client, nurse-family, and colleague-colleague relationships, but also your ability to make the work environment less stressful and to manage professional and personal challenges.

Flexible Working And Training For Doctors And Dentists

Author : Anne Hastie
ISBN : 1846190258
Genre : Dentists
File Size : 37. 9 MB
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Aimed at doctors and dentists working in primary and secondary care as well as medical and dental students and staff, this book provides a real-world, practical guide to opportunities for flexible training and working.

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