Responding to Healthcare Reform

Author: Daniel B. McLaughlin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781567934168
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

The Emerging Healthcare Leader

Author: Laurie Baedke
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781567939903
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Anticipate Respond Recover

Author: K. Joanne McGlown
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781567933666
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As disasters continue to increase in frequency and severity, healthcare organizations must be prepared to react quickly and coordinate their efforts with those of other first-responder organizations. This book focuses on disaster preparedness and response from the healthcare leader's perspective. It shares practical strategies derived from the real-world experience of CEOs and administrators. It also includes compelling interviews with healthcare leaders who led their organizations' response to and recovery from catastrophic events including recent hurricanes, floods, and terrorist threats. Creating a solid financial plan and implementing it swiftly following a catastrophe are critical to the long-term stability of the facility. Two chapters of the book are devoted to ensuring fiscal strength before, during, and after a disaster. These chapters and others are illustrated with easy-to-use sample forms and checklists for planning and response. Topics covered include: # Updates of the current status of federal regulations # Definitions of the local, state, and federal roles in catastrophe planning # Descriptions of various planning processes # The most common roadblocks healthcare leaders face in crisis situations # Strategies for recovery and reconstruction following an event # How to minimize the financial impact of disasters

Make it Happen

Author: Daniel B. McLaughlin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781567933659
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Remedy and Reaction

Author: Paul Starr
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300206666
Format: PDF, ePub
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In no other country has health care served as such a volatile flashpoint of ideological conflict. America has endured a century of rancorous debate on health insurance, and despite the passage of legislation in 2010, the battle is not yet over. This book is a history of how and why the United States became so stubbornly different in health care, presented by an expert with unsurpassed knowledge of the issues. Tracing health-care reform from its beginnings to its current uncertain prospects, Paul Starr argues that the United States ensnared itself in a trap through policies that satisfied enough of the public and so enriched the health-care industry as to make the system difficult to change. He reveals the inside story of the rise and fall of the Clinton health plan in the early 1990sùand of the Gingrich counterrevolution that followed. And he explains the curious tale of how Mitt RomneyÆs reforms in Massachusetts became a model for Democrats and then follows both the passage of those reforms under Obama and the explosive reaction they elicited from conservatives. Writing concisely and with an even hand, the author offers exactly what is needed as the debate continuesùa penetrating account of how health care became such treacherous terrain in American politics.

Accountable Care Organizations

Author: Robert James Cimasi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466581840
Format: PDF
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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.

When Healthcare Hurts

Author: Greg Seager
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468581198
Format: PDF, Docs
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Any and all proceeds from this book are used to support the work of Christian Health Service Corps missionaries serving in hospitals and health programs around the world.

Beyond Implementation A Prescription for Lasting Emr Adoption

Author: Heather Annette Haugen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780984205103
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Despite the significant benefits of electronic medical records, organizations continue to struggle with successful technology adoption. Beyond Implementation examines the primary reason for poor and failed EMR adoption, explores real-world results from large healthcare organizations, and reveals a new approach for successful adoption and lasting value. The authors, Dr. Heather Haugen and Dr. Jeffrey Woodside, have witnessed the outcomes of poor adoption and are committed to helping organizations successfully adopt an EMR system. Through actual case studies and research, the book investigates the barriers that keep physicians from making EMR part of their routines. The key premise: a myopic focus on go-live implementation impedes the adoption and long-term sustainment of EMR.

Healthcare Strategic Planning

Author: Alan M. Zuckerman
Publisher: Foundation of the Amer College
ISBN: 9781567934342
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Strategic planning is an important management tool, especially in an era of uncertainty. A sound strategic plan helps healthcare organizations cope with the variety of contingencies that arise in a dynamic environment. This new edition of Healthcare Strategic Planning provides the reader with practical guidance for planning to address near-term pressures as well as achieving long-term goals. Descriptions, examples, and guidelines lead the reader step-by-step through a proven strategic planning process. Strategic planning in the healthcare environment has evolved since the previous editions of this book were published. This edition reinvigorates the discussion with many new ideas and additional information. This book is ideal for classes in strategic planning and management.

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.