Responding to Healthcare Reform

Author: Daniel B. McLaughlin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781567934168
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All laws are modified by future legislatures, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will not be an exception. Healthcare organizations must be prepared to respond as the law evolves. Responding to Healthcare Reform clarifies the complexities of the ACA by explaining the underlying theories that shaped it, describing the act's impact on the role of the healthcare organization, and offering direction for strategy formulation. Written for healthcare executives, it focuses on the sections of the bill that are most pertinent to provider operations. Because the ACA creates an uncertain environment, this book is stocked with a variety of tools to help healthcare executives predict change and recalibrate strategies. You will benefit from: * Pactical analysis of key aspects of the bill and how they will impact providers * Descriptions of 20 possible scenarios that can be used to test the viability of strategies under various conditions * Access to a continuously updated companion website that includes sources for strategy implementation

Accountable Care Organizations

Author: Robert James Cimasi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466581840
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An accountable care organization (ACO) is a healthcare organization characterized by a payment and care delivery model that seeks to tie provider reimbursements to quality metrics and reductions in the total cost of care for an assigned group of patients. Accountable Care Organizations: Value Metrics and Capital Formation explores the historical background and evolution of the ACO model as the basis for the development of the value metrics and capital formation analyses that are foundational to assessing the current efficacy and capacity for change. The book examines the four pillars of value in the healthcare industry: regulatory, reimbursement, competition, and technology in addressing the value metrics of ACOs, including requirements for capital formation, financial feasibility, and economic returns. It focuses the discussion of non-monetary value on a review of aspects of population health within the context of such objectives as improved quality outcomes and access to care. Explains why ACOs might be the cost-containment and quality improvement answer the industry has been looking for Describes the circumstances and capital structures where ACOs represent a sound investment Includes a foreword by Peter A. Pavarini, Esq. The book examines the positive externalities of the ACO model, including results for third parties outside the basic construct of the ACO contracts shared savings payments. It also discusses the potential role and opportunities for consultants in assisting their provider clients in the consideration, development, implementation, and operation of an ACO.

Make it Happen

Author: Daniel B. McLaughlin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781567933659
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Effective plan execution can turn today's challenges into tomorrow's successes. This book is about getting things done-how to design effective strategy, implement it, and make sure it works. It's based on the best practices of leading healthcare delivery systems, examples from the business world, and research findings. Use the execution method described in this book to address a departmental issue or to institute organization-wide change. Start today. Develop a focused plan, use project management tools to keep work on track, and engage employees at all levels to support change.

The Emerging Healthcare Leader

Author: Laurie Baedke
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781567939903
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In the ever-changing healthcare environment, the profession of healthcare management needs strong leaders who will rise to the challenges of today and carry organizations into the future.The Emerging Healthcare Leader: A Field Guide is an essential resource for those in the early stages of becoming a healthcare leader. Packed with tactics, tips, and straightforward examples, this book provides an indispensable guide for those who want to build a career in healthcare. Honestly and authentically, authors Laurie Baedke and Natalie Lamberton offer practical suggestions and share anecdotes, personal stories, and valuable lessons learned from their own professional experiences. They help you achieve your career goals with information on:¿Developing self-awareness¿Practicing self-management ¿Cultivating your personal brand¿Launching your career¿Understanding and refining your leadership style¿Learning and rebounding from failures¿Networking and mentoring ¿Maximizing your internship opportunities¿Mastering the interview process This second edition includes new chapters on emotional intelligence and successful onboarding. Valuable content on technology, social media, personal brands, online presence, networking, and professional decorum has been refreshed and expanded. Four new "Notes to My 25-Year-Old Self" from distinguished healthcare leaders are sources of additional inspiration and insight for readers. The Emerging Healthcare Leader: A Field Guide will help fearlessly launch your career with the confidence of good preparation.Brimming with refreshing insights and wisdom, The Emerging Healthcare Leader: A Field Guide provides newcomers and industry veterans alike with resources to advance their career."More than theory, The Emerging Healthcare Leader: A Field Guide is your road map for that journey. A refreshing and practical tool, this should be your handbook, your back-pocket how-to resource as you traverse the early years of your leadership career." -Rulon F. Stacey, PhD, FACHE, Chairman (2011-2012), American College of Healthcare Executives

Doctors on the Edge

Author: Fredrick R. Abrams
Publisher: Sentient Publications
ISBN: 1591810450
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A collection of dramatic accounts about doctors who have faced the moral dilemma of choosing between obeying rules and doing what is best for a patient offers insight into the essential principles of medical ethics and their impact on everyday lives.

The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations

Author: Peter M. Ginter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119349710
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A comprehensive guide to effective strategic management of health care organizations. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides essential guidance for leading health care organizations through strategic management. This structured approach to strategic management examines the processes of strategic thinking, consensus building and documentation of that thinking into a strategic plan, and creating and maintaining strategic momentum – all essential for coping with the rapidly evolving health care industry. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations fully explains how strategic managers must become strategic thinkers with the ability to evaluate a changing industry, analyze data, question assumptions, and develop new ideas. The book guides readers through the strategic planning process demonstrating how to incorporate strategic thinking and create and document a clear and coherent plan of action. In addition, the all-important processes of creating and maintaining the strategic momentum of the organization are fully described. Finally, the text demonstrates how strategic managers in carrying out the strategic plan, must evaluate its success, learn more about what works, and incorporate new strategic thinking into operations and subsequent planning. This strategic management approach has become the de facto standard for health care management as leadership and strategic management are more critical than ever in coping with an industry in flux. This book provides heath care management students as well as health care administrators with foundational guidance on strategic management concepts and practices, tailored to the unique needs of the health care industry. Included are a clear discussion of health services external analysis, organizational internal analysis, the development of directional strategies, strategy alternative identification and evaluation, and the development and management of implementation strategies providing an informative and insightful resource for anyone in the field. This new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect new insights into strategic thinking, new methods to conceptualize and document critical environmental issues, practical steps for carrying out each of the strategic management processes, industry and management essentials for strategic thinkers , and new case studies for applying the strategic management processes. More specifically, readers of this edition will be able to: Create a process for developing a strategic plan for a health care organization. Map and analyze external issues, trends, and events in the general environment, the health care system, and the service area. Conduct a comprehensive service area competitor analysis. Perform an internal analysis and determine the competitive advantages and competitive disadvantages. Develop directional strategies. Identify strategic alternatives and make rational strategic decisions for a health care organization. Develop a comprehensive strategy for a health care organization. Create effective value-adding service delivery and support strategies. Translate service delivery and support plans into specific action plans. The health care industry’s revolutionary change remains ongoing and organizational success depends on leadership. Strategic management has become the single clearest manifestation of effective leadership of health care organizations and the strategic management framework’s strengths are needed now more than ever. The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides comprehensive guidance and up-to-date practices to help leaders keep their organizations on track.

Exceptional Leadership

Author: Carson F. Dye
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781567936735
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There are good leaders, then there are exceptional leaders. In an era of change and uncertainty in healthcare, it is crucial that leaders learn not only how to be exceptional, but also what makes an exceptional leader. In this second edition of their best-selling book, the authors detail 16 critical competencies grouped in four cornerstone categories: Well-Cultivated Self-Awareness. Compelling Vision, A Real Way With People, and Masterful Execution. Each of the 16 competencies is explored in its own chapter to define the competency, explain the common skill deficits that get in its way, and provide examples and advice on how to master it. New to this edition: New to this edition: A feature case study at the beginning of the book and a supportive vignette competency chapter to provide practical and real-world application to each competency, Two minicases with discussion questions at the end of each competency chapter for further consideration and self-reflection, Six new chapters that demonstrate how to apply the book's concepts at both the individual and organizational levels, A new chapter on physician leadership that incorporates findings from interviews with industry leaders and provides a helpful roadmap for those transitioning into the physician executive role Book jacket.

Bonica s Management of Pain

Author: Scott Fishman
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781768276
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Bonica's Management of Pain was the first major textbook written primarily to guide practitioners as a comprehensive clinical text in the field of pain medicine. We aim to build on Bonica's tradition to assemble an updated, comprehensive textbook for pain practitioners that is seen as the leading text in the field of pain medicine. Prior editions have been largely based on contributions from leading practitioners who described current practice; this revision will make every attempt to include concise summaries of the available evidence that guides current practice.

Bonica s Management of Pain

Author: Scott M. Fishman
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451161409
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Now in its Fourth Edition, with a brand-new editorial team, Bonica's Management of Pain will be the leading textbook and clinical reference in the field of pain medicine. An international group of the foremost experts provides comprehensive, current, clinically oriented coverage of the entire field. The contributors describe contemporary clinical practice and summarize the evidence that guides clinical practice. Major sections cover basic considerations; economic, political, legal, and ethical considerations; evaluation of the patient with pain; specific painful conditions; methods for symptomatic control; and provision of pain treatment in a variety of clinical settings.

Engineering a Learning Healthcare System

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309120640
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Improving our nation's healthcare system is a challenge which, because of its scale and complexity, requires a creative approach and input from many different fields of expertise. Lessons from engineering have the potential to improve both the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery. The fundamental notion of a high-performing healthcare system--one that increasingly is more effective, more efficient, safer, and higher quality--is rooted in continuous improvement principles that medicine shares with engineering. As part of its Learning Health System series of workshops, the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care and the National Academy of Engineering, hosted a workshop on lessons from systems and operations engineering that could be applied to health care. Building on previous work done in this area the workshop convened leading engineering practitioners, health professionals, and scholars to explore how the field might learn from and apply systems engineering principles in the design of a learning healthcare system. Engineering a Learning Healthcare System: A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary focuses on current major healthcare system challenges and what the field of engineering has to offer in the redesign of the system toward a learning healthcare system.