Healthcare Delivery in the U S A

Author: Margaret F. Schulte
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439877947
Format: PDF, Docs
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With the same clarity that made the previous edition a bestseller, Healthcare Delivery in the U.S.A.: An Introduction, Second Edition provides readers with the understanding required to navigate the healthcare provider field. Brilliantly simple, yet comprehensive, this updated edition explains how recent health care reform will impact hospitals and health systems. It includes updated case studies and describes the new organizational structures being driven by current market conditions. Focusing on healthcare management, the book addresses the range of topics critical to understanding the U.S. healthcare system, including the quality of care movement, recent finance reform, and the recent increase in merger and acquisition activity. Dr. Schulte walks readers through the history of the development of U.S. healthcare delivery. She describes the various venues of care delivery as well as the different elements of the financing system. Offering a glimpse into the global market and medical tourism, the text includes coverage of legal and regulatory issues, workforce, and the drivers and barriers that are shaping healthcare delivery around the world. Painting a clear and up-to-date picture, this quick-and-easy read provides you with the understanding of the terminology, structures, roles, relationships, and nuances needed to interact effectively and efficiently with anyone in the healthcare provider field.

Health Care USA Understanding Its Organization and Delivery

Author: Sultz
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763736255
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sixth Edition Available March 27! During the last few years, components of the health care system in the United States have changed more rapidly than ever before. New industry developments, health insurance changes, and major cost increases have significant implications for both providers and consumers. Changes in the Medicare program on which all other service charges are based, double digit premium increases by managed care companies, the growing number of uninsured, and a nation-wide movement among physicians to set up ambulatory diagnostic, surgical, and other treatment centers in competition with hospitals are changing the structure and operation of the U.S. health care system. The fifth edition of Health Care USA brings the reader up-to-date on these significant developments, as well as the technical, economic, political, and social forces responsible for these changes. Written from a public health or population perspective, new students of health administration will find this book exceptionally readable. Topics covered include: hospitals, ambulatory care, medical education, personnel, financing, managed care, long-term care, mental health services, research, the role of government, and much more.

Sultz Young s Health Care USA

Author: Kristina M. Young
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284114678
Format: PDF, ePub
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Health Care USA, Ninth Edition offers students of health administration, public health, medicine, and related fields a wide-ranging overview of America’s health care system. Combining historical perspective with analysis of current trends, this expanded edition charts the evolution of modern American health care, providing a complete examination of its organization and delivery while offering critical insight into the issues that the U.S. health system faces today.

Essentials of the U S Health Care System

Author: Leiyu Shi
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449652611
Format: PDF
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This is a clear and concise distillation of the major topics covered in the best-selling Delivering Health Care in America by the same authors. It is a reader-friendly, well-organized resource for introdcutory courses or courses requiring a concise supplemenatl text that covers the major characteristics, foundations, and future of the U.S. health care system. This fully revised third edition provides updated data and case scenarios, including expanded information on health care devlivery and its implications for vulnerable populations, current trends in corporatization and globalization, health care reform, and the changing needs of the growing population.

Health Care USA

Author: Harry A. Sultz
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763749745
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Patient Flow Reducing Delay in Healthcare Delivery

Author: Randolph Hall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387336362
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is dedicated to improving healthcare through reducing the delays experienced by patients. It is the first book treatment to have reduction in patient delay as its sole focus, and therefore, provides the foundation by which hospitals can implement change. In short, the book provides "hands-on" discussion and methods for solving a variety of problems, and is a guide to motivate change in Health Care Systems around the world.

Mobile Health Applications for Quality Healthcare Delivery

Author: Moumtzoglou, Anastasius
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522580220
Format: PDF, Mobi
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One of the central engines of the current shift towards decentralization and reorientation of healthcare services is mobile healthcare (mHealth). mHealth offers unique opportunities to reduce cost, increase efficiencies, and improve quality and access to healthcare. However, the full impact of mHealth is just beginning to be felt by the medical community and requires further examination to understand the full range of benefits it contributes to medical staff and patients. Mobile Health Applications for Quality Healthcare Delivery explores the emergence of mHealth in the healthcare setting and examines its impact on patient-centered care, including how it has reshaped access, quality, and treatment. Highlighting topics such as patient management, emergency medicine, and health monitoring, this publication supports e-health systems designers in understanding how mobile technologies can best be used for the benefit of both doctors and their patients. It is designed for healthcare professionals, administrators, students, health services managers, and academicians.

Changing Landscape of Academic Women s Health Care in the United States

Author: William F. Rayburn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400709317
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery

Author: Moumtzoglou, Anastasius
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466661194
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Software applications once held on local computers and servers are beginning to shift to the public Internet sphere, and private health information is no exception. The likelihood of placing once restricted and private health records “in the cloud” is increasing. Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery focuses on cloud technologies that could affect quality in the healthcare field. Leading experts in this area offer their knowledge and contribute to the demystification of healthcare in the Cloud. This publication will prove to be a useful tool for undergraduate and graduate students of healthcare quality and management, healthcare managers, and industry professionals.