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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.

Growing Physician Leaders

Author : Mark Hertling
ISBN : 099636921X
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Growing Physician Leaders demonstrates that any individual, regardless of temperament or background, can grow in his or her leadership abilities by learning and applying the core techniques of leadership. Hertling's sequential approach helps physicians (and anyone else working in health care) to succeed by teaching them how to understand themselves, how to effectively interact with others, and how to build teams and organizations that accomplish organizational objectives. The book gives physicians a potent tool to improve their personal health, their professional health, their organizational health, and ultimately, our nation's health.

Effective Medical Leadership

Author : Bryce Taylor
ISBN : 9781442660410
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The modern hospital represents a complex community in which life and death decisions are made on the front lines of patient care, and difficult operational and strategic initiatives are developed in the offices of institutional leaders. Effective Medical Leadership describes the unusual position of a medical leader in an organization often administered by non-medical managers. Through extensive and situational examples in the complex hospital setting, Dr. Bryce Taylor illuminates the principles of leadership, focusing on the challenges, the solutions, and the daily life of the head of a division, department, or program. In hospitals, just as in other large organizations, effective leaders must appreciate the big picture, pay attention to detail, and, above all, care about the careers of their constituents in addition to patient health. Here, Taylor outlines successes as well as failures, emphasizing that leadership, while an imperfect science, is based on common sense, integrity, an orientation to the welfare of colleagues, and a passionate and consistent commitment to the mission of an organization.

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.

Transforming Health Care Leadership

Author : Michael Maccoby
ISBN : 9781118603673
Genre : Medical
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Praise for Transforming Health Care Leadership "The authors of this book provide the necessary tools for health care leaders to build a learning organization that can make the Triple Aim a reality—better patient care, at lower per-capita cost, while learning to improve population health." —Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, president emeritus and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; former administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services "This book is a must for every nurse leader's library and should be a resource and tool in every graduate nursing program, particularly those who are preparing doctoral students focused on systems leadership. It is full of experiential learning, and brings leadership to life." —Alexia Green, RN, PhD, FAAN, professor and dean emeriti, Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center "At a time when bold changes are necessary in the delivery of health services to improve outcomes and lower costs, the authors provide both compelling reasons for change and specific case studies of how it can be done. This is an important resource for leaders at every level in every part of the health sector today. It should be required reading for all those who want to improve the performance of their part of our medical enterprise." —John Rother, president and CEO, National Coalition on Health Care "Transforming Health Care Leadership is a well-constructed guide to transforming health care by creating transformational leadership. Anyone serious about improving health care—who has hope that we can actually succeed at making things better for our patients and communities while practicing good financial stewardship—needs to read this book." —Tony Joseph, MD, founder, The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium

Keeping Patients Safe

Author : Committee on the Work Environment for Nurses and Patient Safety
ISBN : 9780309187367
Genre : Medical
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Building on the revolutionary Institute of Medicine reports To Err is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm, Keeping Patients Safe lays out guidelines for improving patient safety by changing nurses' working conditions and demands. Licensed nurses and unlicensed nursing assistants are critical participants in our national effort to protect patients from health care errors. The nature of the activities nurses typically perform - monitoring patients, educating home caretakers, performing treatments, and rescuing patients who are in crisis - provides an indispensable resource in detecting and remedying error-producing defects in the U.S. health care system. During the past two decades, substantial changes have been made in the organization and delivery of health care - and consequently in the job description and work environment of nurses. As patients are increasingly cared for as outpatients, nurses in hospitals and nursing homes deal with greater severity of illness. Problems in management practices, employee deployment, work and workspace design, and the basic safety culture of health care organizations place patients at further risk. This newest edition in the groundbreaking Institute of Medicine Quality Chasm series discusses the key aspects of the work environment for nurses and reviews the potential improvements in working conditions that are likely to have an impact on patient safety.

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.

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.

How We Do Harm

Author : Otis Webb Brawley, MD
ISBN : 9781429941501
Genre : Health & Fitness
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How We Do Harm exposes the underbelly of healthcare today—the overtreatment of the rich, the under treatment of the poor, the financial conflicts of interest that determine the care that physicians' provide, insurance companies that don't demand the best (or even the least expensive) care, and pharmaceutical companies concerned with selling drugs, regardless of whether they improve health or do harm. Dr. Otis Brawley is the chief medical and scientific officer of The American Cancer Society, an oncologist with a dazzling clinical, research, and policy career. How We Do Harm pulls back the curtain on how medicine is really practiced in America. Brawley tells of doctors who select treatment based on payment they will receive, rather than on demonstrated scientific results; hospitals and pharmaceutical companies that seek out patients to treat even if they are not actually ill (but as long as their insurance will pay); a public primed to swallow the latest pill, no matter the cost; and rising healthcare costs for unnecessary—and often unproven—treatments that we all pay for. Brawley calls for rational healthcare, healthcare drawn from results-based, scientifically justifiable treatments, and not just the peddling of hot new drugs. Brawley's personal history – from a childhood in the gang-ridden streets of black Detroit, to the green hallways of Grady Memorial Hospital, the largest public hospital in the U.S., to the boardrooms of The American Cancer Society—results in a passionate view of medicine and the politics of illness in America - and a deep understanding of healthcare today. How We Do Harm is his well-reasoned manifesto for change.

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.

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