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Health systems & services

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A Career in Healthcare

A Career in Healthcare

Author: Evelyn Lee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, some of the fastest projected job growth will occur in the healthcare, healthcare support and personal care fields which accounts for almost one third of the total employment growth by 2020. Analysts suggest that the healthcare field is growing because of the long-term trends of an aging population and improved diagnosing and treatment options. Additionally, technology advances in telemedicine and telehealth are allowing elderly patients to remain in their homes as they age even though their health needs are increasing. All these advances and changes to payment structures are fueling the employment growth opportunities in healthcare. This book is intended for someone curious to learn more about a career in healthcare, but not certain if it is right for them, or if the industry would be a good fit for them. For the person who is already interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, it provides added excitement to continue on this path. For the person who is less certain, it explores in a narrative format, the unique opportunities that are available in healthcare, and career options that are not obvious to the general public. It is designed to provide added insights and stories that will inspire one to learn more about the field of healthcare and the many opportunities to consider. It will encourage readers to explore ways to gain hands-on experience to determine what is the best approach for them to take to start this journey. This book is also intended for those who currently work in healthcare but may be considering a different job in the field.

Health Systems

Health Systems

This is a text based on the primary author's course notes presented over the past five years at Carnegie-Mellon U. This text is an overview of the US healthcare system, with specific emphasis on flow charting the entire system as to how it's integrated. Coverage of the reimbursement system, along with extensive coverage on health care IT, is also included. Issues such as operational efficiency, quality improvement and big data opportunites are covered in detail. There will be numerous examples and end-of-chapter pedagogy to enhance learning.

Lean Design Handbook for Healthcare Facilities

Lean Design Handbook for Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare organizations are realizing the need not only for Lean improvements but also for getting the best design possible to enhance what Lean can give them. This book describes a method to assist hospitals and healthcare facilities in designing their buildings and spaces with higher efficiencies and better staff and patient flows. Teaching leadership engagement in the design process and beyond, the book identifies ways to achieve commitment for durable and sustainable change as well as the continuous improvement required for more efficient design.

Collaborative Healthcare Networks

Collaborative Healthcare Networks

Author: Jr., Theodore Aaron Wachhaus Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Geriatric Engineering

Geriatric Engineering

Geriatric Engineering is the science of applying engineering concepts to solve mechanical and control systems deficiencies that arise as people age and aplying these to assistive living environments extending independent living. The textbook starts with an introduction to the field of human aging. It examines how human aging is viewed and how society responds to the issues of aging. This is followed by an introduction to system design techniques of assistive technologies to foster independent living. Additional sections include primers on microprocessor and sensors interfacing to facilitate these deigns, as well as wound care and ostomy maintenance issues to ensure independent living.

The Policy Context of Midwifery and Maternity Services

The Policy Context of Midwifery and Maternity Services

At a time of upheaval for the NHS, this text discusses the contemporary social context and policy drivers affecting childbirth and maternity services in the UK, making clear links to practice throughout. Complex health and social care demands, and particularly the policy commitment to choice for women and their families, are propelling midwives to work in innovative ways. The book outlines the environment within which midwives are operating - taking into account factors such as the population's changing demographic profile, rising fertility rates and health inequalities. New service models, new technologies and a plurality of providers - from acute to primary care, from the NHS to private or third sector organisation - have changed the structure and delivery of maternity care further. The chapters include key points for practice and narrative-style case studies drawing upon the perspectives of both women and their partners, and health professionals to illustrate the impact and relevance of policy to midwifery practice. Providing an up-to-date discussion of the social context of midwifery and policy, this much-needed resource provides midwifery students and practitioners with an overview of contemporary maternity services.

The Policy Context of Midwifery and Maternity Services

The Policy Context of Midwifery and Maternity Services

Author: Kuldip (University of Leeds, UK) Bharj, Mari (University of Huddersfield, UK) Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

At a time of upheaval for the NHS, this text discusses the contemporary social context and policy drivers affecting childbirth and maternity services in the UK, making clear links to practice throughout. Complex health and social care demands, and particularly the policy commitment to choice for women and their families, are propelling midwives to work in innovative ways. The book outlines the environment within which midwives are operating - taking into account factors such as the population's changing demographic profile, rising fertility rates and health inequalities. New service models, new technologies and a plurality of providers - from acute to primary care, from the NHS to private or third sector organisation - have changed the structure and delivery of maternity care further. The chapters include key points for practice and narrative-style case studies drawing upon the perspectives of both women and their partners, and health professionals to illustrate the impact and relevance of policy to midwifery practice. Providing an up-to-date discussion of the social context of midwifery and policy, this much-needed resource provides midwifery students and practitioners with an overview of contemporary maternity services.

The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook (Two Volume Set)

The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook (Two Volume Set)

Author: Halit (Curtin University, Bentley, Australia) Eren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook provides extensive coverage of modern telecommunication in the medical industry, from sensors on and within the body to electronic medical records and beyond. This two-volume set describes how information and communication technologies, the internet, wireless networks, databases, and telemetry permit the transmission and control of information within and between medical centers. Featuring chapters written by leading experts and researchers in their respective fields, this authoritative handbook: Explains how medical personnel use information and communication technologies, sensors, techniques, hardware, and software Discusses wireless data transmission, networks, databases, processing systems, and automatic data acquisition, reduction, and analysis Serves the reference needs of a broad group of users-from advanced high school science students to healthcare and university professionals The first volume, Telemedicine and Electronic Medicine, addresses everything from cloud computing to teleoncology. The second volume, Telehealth and Mobile Heath, discusses topics ranging from telesurgery to biokinematics for mobility. Both volumes incorporate clinical applications throughout for practical reference. The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook bridges the gap between scientists, engineers, and medical professionals by creating synergy in the related fields of biomedical engineering, information and communication technology, business, and healthcare.

The Healthcare Consultant's Handbook

The Healthcare Consultant's Handbook

Author: Scott A. Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2020

Improving Financial and Operations Performance

Improving Financial and Operations Performance

Author: Richard J. Priore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2020

The increasing pressure on the bottom line of healthcare provider organizations requires leaders who understand and can adeptly apply the basic principles of effective financial and operations management. To be successful in today's environment leaders must simultaneously improve quality and service while reducing expense. Improving Financial and Operations Performance: A Healthcare Leader's Guide is a collection of proven effective tips, tools, and techniques accumulated from real-world challenges and lessons learned logically organized to provide a straightforward approach to planning, assessing, managing, and monitoring a business enterprise to improve profitability.This book provides a clear, step-by-step how to approach for both new and experienced leaders seeking a leg up in tackling the myriad of common and complex challenges they are facing including conducting a budget variance analysis, managing labor and non-labor productivity and expense, performing a comprehensive financial condition analysis, growing profitable volume and market share, developing an effective business case for improving quality, and evaluating the financial impact of a future project. Written for clinical and administrative leaders working in the trenches, it provides practical and applicable tools with relevant, real-world, and replicable case study examples. The essential value of Improving Financial and Operations Performance: A Healthcare Leader's Guide is improving decision-making effectiveness, enhancing operations efficiency know-how, and developing strong financial management acumen to overcome the challenges in today's healthcare environment. Key Features: Author experience with extensive expertise as a former investor-owned hospital CEO, integrated health system vice president, managing director for the renowned turnaround experts, the Hunter Group, and graduate business school professor in management, finance, and economics. Realistic case examples to apply the key lessons through detailed practical and relevant case studies using clear step-by-step instructions. Calls-to-action at the end of each chapter with critical leadership imperatives to help prioritize and focus efforts on what matters most. Comprehensive glossary of key terms and concepts using plain easy to understand language. Appendices and Excel templates containing easy-to-use plug-and-play financial worksheets, checklists, best practice pathways, and performance assessments. eBook access purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers.

Giving Blood

Giving Blood

Author: Johanne (Universite d'Avant-Garde, Canada) Charbonneau Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

Giving Blood represents a new agenda for blood donation research. It explores the diverse historical and contemporary undercurrents that influence how blood donation takes place, and the social meanings that people attribute to the act of giving blood. Drawing from empirical studies conducted in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, China, India, Latin America and Africa, the book's chapters turn our attention to the evolution of blood donation worldwide, examining: the impact of technology advances on blood collection practices the shifting approaches to donor recruitment and retention the governance and policy issues associated with the establishment of blood clinics the political and legal challenges of regulating blood systems. This innovative examination moves the focus from individual explanations of rates of blood donation to a social, structural explanation. It will appeal to international scholars and students working in the areas of sociology, medical anthropology, health care, public policy, socio-legal studies, comparative politics, organizational management, health and illness, the history of medicine, and public health ethics.

Public Health and the Modernization of China, 1865-2015

Public Health and the Modernization of China, 1865-2015

Author: Liping (Alma College, USA) Bu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

This book, based on extensive original research, traces the development of China's public health system, showing how advances in public health have been an integral part of China's rise. It outlines the phenomenal improvements in public health, for example the increase in life expectancy from 38 in 1949 to 73 in 2010; relates developments in public health to prevailing political ideologies; and discusses how the drivers of health improvements were, unlike in the West, modern medical professionals and intellectuals who understood that, whatever the prevailing ideology, China needs to be a strong country. The book explores how public health concepts, policies, programmes, institutions and practices changed and developed through social and political upheavals, war, and famine, and argues that this perspective of China's development is refreshingly different from China's development viewed purely in political terms.