Board Work

Author: Dennis D. Pointer
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787942991
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American College of Healthcare Executives 2000 James A. Hamilton book of the year award Written by Dennis Pointer and James Orlikoff, two of the most experienced and highly regarded governance consultants in the country, Board Work presents a practical model focusing on those factors that most affect board performance. Rich with prescriptive information, practical ideas, assessment tools, and examples, Pointer and Orlikoff provide the expert coaching boards need to do their best work and add value to their organizations. Based on the authors' forty years of combined experience, this eye-opening book arms boards with tools and techniques to significantly enhance their performance and contributions. Pointer and Orlikoff forward concrete recommendations for implementing benchmark governance systems and practices, creating the essential guide for those who want to make a real difference on behalf of communities they serve. "This is the best book on health care organization governance I have ever read." --Stephen Shortell, Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley

Essentials of Health Care Organization Finance

Author: Dennis D. Pointer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787976507
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"Finally! The book that all health care board members needed but were afraid to ask for! Those dark days of staring at incomprehensible numbers during board meetings, of nervous nodding when their financially-literate brethren make comments or ask questions, of voting on things that they do not understand are gone! This book is long overdue and should be read by every trustee who is not a finance professional." --James E. Orlikoff, president, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc. and executive director, American Governance & Leadership Group Accounting for $1.4 trillion in expenditures (13.7 percent of gross domestic product), health care is one of the nation's largest and fastest growing industries. This concise, expertly written primer on health care organization finance is a nuts and bolts guide to what has become every hospital's most sensitive topic. Health care organization board members must possess basic financial competence to govern effectively. This book will help them acquire, easily and painlessly, the basic financial literacy essential for discharging their roles and fulfilling their fiduciary duties.

New Leadership for Today s Health Care Professionals

Author: Louis G. Rubino
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284148645
Format: PDF, ePub
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New Leadership for Today's Health Care Professionals: Cases and Concepts, Second Edition explores various components of the health care system and how leaders should respond in these arenas. The Second Edition is a thorough revision that offers a comprehensive view of the leadership competencies necessary to be successful in today's healthcare industry. Each chapter is written by a leader in the healthcare industry under the guidance of the editors who have many years' experience in academia.

Encyclopedia of Health Care Management

Author: Michael J. Stahl
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265240
Format: PDF, Docs
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The topic of health care management has escalated to one of the most widely discussed and debated topics in the health care industry, MBA programs, and in the field of medicine in general. In the 1980s, the industry was relatively stable and the need for combining business acumen with medicine was less than today. However, as we enter the 21st century, the need for applying business and management skills to the health care industry is stronger than ever. This Encyclopedia covers every topic a medical professional, institutional administrator, or MBA student would need to know about the business of health care. Key Features * Over 600 entries * More than 160 expert contributors from the fields of medicine, public health, business * Tables on medical degrees, medical specialties, medical organizations, health care acronyms, medical legislation * Unites the business and medical worlds, and spans the academic, corporate, and governmental arenas Topics Covered Accounting and Activity-Based Costing / Economics / Finance / Health Policy / Human Resources / Information Technology / Institutions and Organizations / International Health Care Issues / Legal and Regulatory Issues / Managed Care / Marketing and Customer Value / Operations and Decision Making / Pharmaceuticals and Clinical Trials / Quality / Statistics and Data Mining / Strategy

Getting to Great

Author: Dennis D. Pointer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787963866
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Dennis D. Pointer and James E. Orlikoff, two of the most experienced and highly regarded governance consultants in the country, have written a definitive guide for health care boards that want to maximize their performance and help their organizations reach full potential. Getting to Great presents a set of easily applied principles and best practices based on a model that has been proven to strengthen health care governance. Filled with tools and techniques, this practical guide includes * A model of health care governance used by the best health care boards * Seventy-two governance principles and associated practices and tips on helping the board to use them * Checkups for assessing a board * Guidelines for implementing principle-based governance This guide will be an invaluable resource for health care board members and executives who are committed to investing in their organization's future.

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations

Author: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470443715
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This comprehensive textbook provides a complete introduction to risk management in health care. Risk Management Handbook, Student Edition, covers general risk management techniques; standards of health care risk management administration; federal, state and local laws; and methods for integrating patient safety and enterprise risk management into a comprehensive risk management program. The Student Edition is applicable to all health care settings including acute care hospital to hospice, and long term care. Written for students and those new to the topic, each chapter highlights key points and learning objectives, lists key terms, and offers questions for discussion. An instructor's supplement with cases and other material is also available.

The Law of Tax Exempt Healthcare Organizations

Author: Thomas K. Hyatt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470610883
Format: PDF
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Authoritative and entirely up to date to reflect recent changes in health law and tax-exempt law, The Law of Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations, Cumulative Supplement, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive, one-volume source of detailed information on federal, state, and local laws covering tax-exempt healthcare organizations. Lawyers, accountants, nonprofit executives, and nonprofit consultants will benefit from this handy resource that explains, simplifies, and demystifies the prospect of trying to evaluate and interpret the overlapping jurisdictions of health and tax-exempt law.

Health Care Administration

Author: Lawrence F. Wolper
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763731441
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Health Care Administration: Planning, Implementing, and Managing Organized Delivery Systems, Fourth Edition continues to be the definitive guide to contemporary health administration. it provides comprehensive coverage of detailed functional, technical, and organizational matters that pertain to organized delivery systems. it also extensively covers matters that relate to hospitals and functions that occur at the hospital level. With revisions that reflect the emerging issues in health care, this classic text is a must-have for both health administration students and professionals.

Best Care at Lower Cost

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309260736
Format: PDF, Mobi
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America's health care system has become too complex and costly to continue business as usual. Best Care at Lower Cost explains that inefficiencies, an overwhelming amount of data, and other economic and quality barriers hinder progress in improving health and threaten the nation's economic stability and global competitiveness. According to this report, the knowledge and tools exist to put the health system on the right course to achieve continuous improvement and better quality care at a lower cost. The costs of the system's current inefficiency underscore the urgent need for a systemwide transformation. About 30 percent of health spending in 2009--roughly $750 billion--was wasted on unnecessary services, excessive administrative costs, fraud, and other problems. Moreover, inefficiencies cause needless suffering. By one estimate, roughly 75,000 deaths might have been averted in 2005 if every state had delivered care at the quality level of the best performing state. This report states that the way health care providers currently train, practice, and learn new information cannot keep pace with the flood of research discoveries and technological advances. About 75 million Americans have more than one chronic condition, requiring coordination among multiple specialists and therapies, which can increase the potential for miscommunication, misdiagnosis, potentially conflicting interventions, and dangerous drug interactions. Best Care at Lower Cost emphasizes that a better use of data is a critical element of a continuously improving health system, such as mobile technologies and electronic health records that offer significant potential to capture and share health data better. In order for this to occur, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, IT developers, and standard-setting organizations should ensure that these systems are robust and interoperable. Clinicians and care organizations should fully adopt these technologies, and patients should be encouraged to use tools, such as personal health information portals, to actively engage in their care. This book is a call to action that will guide health care providers; administrators; caregivers; policy makers; health professionals; federal, state, and local government agencies; private and public health organizations; and educational institutions.