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See below for a selection of the latest books from Health systems & services category. Presented with a red border are the Health systems & services books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Health systems & services books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Clinical Immunology and Serology

Clinical Immunology and Serology

Author: F.A. Davis Company Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Essentials of Strategic Planning in Healthcare

Essentials of Strategic Planning in Healthcare

Author: Jeffrey P. Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

An Introduction to Indigenous Health and Healthcare in Canada

An Introduction to Indigenous Health and Healthcare in Canada

Author: Vasiliki Douglas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

First edition named a 2013 PROSE Award Winner in Nursing and Allied Health Sciences.This textbook for Canadian nursing and allied health students explores the major health issues of Indigenous populations and how to improve their overall health. The second edition addresses a key development since the first edition was published: an increasing consensus among Indigenous peoples that their health is tied to environmental determinants, both physical and philosophical. This text describes what is distinctive about Indigenous approaches to health and healing and why it should be studied as a discrete field. It provides a framework for professionals to approach Indigenous clients in a way that both respects the client's worldview while retaining a professional epistemology. Grounded in the concepts of cultural sensitivity, competency, and safety - yet filled with practical information - this book integrates historical, social, and clinical approaches illuminated by concrete examples from the field and relevant case studies. New to the Second Edition: Delivers thoroughly updated content, statistics, and coverage of political developments since 2013 Includes a complete test bank of multiple choice, true/false, and short answer questions in each chapter Provides sample PowerPoint presentation lectures in each chapter Key Features: Authored by a leading researcher and educator in First Nations and Inuit health Serves as the only up-to-date text on Indigenous health in Canada Enhances learning with chapter objectives, critical thinking exercises, abundant primary source material, and references

From the Front Lines of the Appalachian Opioid Crisis

From the Front Lines of the Appalachian Opioid Crisis

Author: Wendy Welch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Stories from doctors, nurses, and therapists dealing on a daily basis with the opioid crisis in Appalachia should be heartbreaking. Yet those told here also inspire with practical advice on how to assist those in addiction, from a grass-roots to a policy level. Readers looking for ways to combat the crisis will find suggestions alongside laughter, tears, and sometimes rage. Each author brings the passion of their profession and the personal losses they have experienced from addiction, and posits solutions and harm reduction with positivity, grace, and even humor. Authors representing seven states from northern, Coalfields, and southern Appalachia relate personal encounters with patients or providers who changed them forever. This is a history document, showing how we got here; an evidenced indictment of current policies failing those who need them most; an affirmation that Appalachia solves its own problems; and a collection of suggestions for best practice moving forward.

Clinical Surveillance

Clinical Surveillance

Author: John R. Zaleski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2020

For more than a decade, the focus on information technology has been on capturing and sharing data from the patient within an all-encompassing record, to promote improved longitudinal oversight in the care of the patient. There are both those who agree and disagree as to whether this goal has been met, but it is certainly evolving. A key element to improved patient care has been the automated capture of data from durable medical devices. Medical devices are the source for (mostly) objective data, from imagery to time-series histories of vital signs and spot-assessments of patients. The capture and use of these data to support clinical workflow has been written about and debated thoroughly. Yet, the use of these data for guidance clinically have been targeted in various papers published within respected medical journals, but without coherent focus on the general subject of the clinically actionable benefits of objective medical device data for clinical decision-making purposes. Hence, the uniqueness of this book is in providing a single point-of-capture for the targeted clinical benefits of medical device data - both electronic-health-record-based and real-time - for improved clinical decision making at the point of care, and the use of these data to address and assess specific types of clinical surveillance. This book focuses on the use of objective, continuously collected medical device data for the purpose of identifying patient deterioration, with a primary focus on those data normally obtained from both the higher-acuity care settings on intensive care unit and the lower-acuity settings of general care wards. It includes examples of conditions which demonstrate earlier signs of deterioration including systemic inflammatory response syndrome, opioid-induced respiratory depression, shock induced by systemic failure and more. The book is designed to provide education on the use of these data, by example, for clinical intervention in order to identify examples of how to guide care using automated durable medical device data from higher and lower acuity care settings. The book also includes real-world examples of applications that are of high value to clinical end-users and health systems.

Clinical Surveillance

Clinical Surveillance

Author: John R. Zaleski Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2020

For more than a decade, the focus on information technology has been on capturing and sharing data from the patient within an all-encompassing record, to promote improved longitudinal oversight in the care of the patient. There are both those who agree and disagree as to whether this goal has been met, but it is certainly evolving. A key element to improved patient care has been the automated capture of data from durable medical devices. Medical devices are the source for (mostly) objective data, from imagery to time-series histories of vital signs and spot-assessments of patients. The capture and use of these data to support clinical workflow has been written about and debated thoroughly. Yet, the use of these data for guidance clinically have been targeted in various papers published within respected medical journals, but without coherent focus on the general subject of the clinically actionable benefits of objective medical device data for clinical decision-making purposes. Hence, the uniqueness of this book is in providing a single point-of-capture for the targeted clinical benefits of medical device data - both electronic-health-record-based and real-time - for improved clinical decision making at the point of care, and the use of these data to address and assess specific types of clinical surveillance. This book focuses on the use of objective, continuously collected medical device data for the purpose of identifying patient deterioration, with a primary focus on those data normally obtained from both the higher-acuity care settings on intensive care unit and the lower-acuity settings of general care wards. It includes examples of conditions which demonstrate earlier signs of deterioration including systemic inflammatory response syndrome, opioid-induced respiratory depression, shock induced by systemic failure and more. The book is designed to provide education on the use of these data, by example, for clinical intervention in order to identify examples of how to guide care using automated durable medical device data from higher and lower acuity care settings. The book also includes real-world examples of applications that are of high value to clinical end-users and health systems.

Managerial Epidemiology

Managerial Epidemiology

Author: Steven T. Fleming Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Modeling a New Computer Framework for Managing Healthcare Organizations

Modeling a New Computer Framework for Managing Healthcare Organizations

Author: Soraia Oueida Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/09/2020

The medical sector has been growing exponentially over the last decade and healthcare services are becoming more complex and costly. In order to continue efficiently and effectively managing patient safety, quality, and the effectiveness of the healthcare systems, new methodologies are needed. This book provides a platform to address this growing need and to improve practice. With the introduction of a new computer platform package for the management of medical organizations and healthcare systems, Modeling a New Computer Framework for Managing Healthcare Organizations aims to improve management techniques and increase overall satisfaction scores of patients, owners, and medical resources. The platform outlined will improve the daily operation of a healthcare system, focusing on the emergency department, and can be used to study the operation flow of a unit for performance optimization. It offers a user-friendly interface and proposed programming language, along with a visual and simple practice to collect and understand statistical outputs. Essential reading for decision makers on different levels in the healthcare organization hierarchy, this book can also be used by management to improve the performance of the organization and decision makers to hire resources, enhance workflows or both. It guides designers and system implementers in a step-by-step approach to make optimal decisions for resource allocation and helps designers and management to detect deficiencies in ongoing processes and fix or enhance them.

Modeling a New Computer Framework for Managing Healthcare Organizations

Modeling a New Computer Framework for Managing Healthcare Organizations

Author: Soraia Oueida Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2020

The medical sector has been growing exponentially over the last decade and healthcare services are becoming more complex and costly. In order to continue efficiently and effectively managing patient safety, quality, and the effectiveness of the healthcare systems, new methodologies are needed. This book provides a platform to address this growing need and to improve practice. With the introduction of a new computer platform package for the management of medical organizations and healthcare systems, Modeling a New Computer Framework for Managing Healthcare Organizations aims to improve management techniques and increase overall satisfaction scores of patients, owners, and medical resources. The platform outlined will improve the daily operation of a healthcare system, focusing on the emergency department, and can be used to study the operation flow of a unit for performance optimization. It offers a user-friendly interface and proposed programming language, along with a visual and simple practice to collect and understand statistical outputs. Essential reading for decision makers on different levels in the healthcare organization hierarchy, this book can also be used by management to improve the performance of the organization and decision makers to hire resources, enhance workflows or both. It guides designers and system implementers in a step-by-step approach to make optimal decisions for resource allocation and helps designers and management to detect deficiencies in ongoing processes and fix or enhance them.

Humanizing Health Care

Humanizing Health Care

Author: Melanie, RN Sears Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2020

The NHS and Contemporary Health Challenges From a Multilevel Perspective

The NHS and Contemporary Health Challenges From a Multilevel Perspective

Author: Louise Dalingwater Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2020

The National Health Service, or NHS, is the United Kingdom's national healthcare system. It oversees the public's health and ensures the medical wellbeing of the population of the UK. Governance network processes are complex because of the different nature of agendas and strategies of actors involved in health, but increasingly, because of the link between social and healthcare delivery, recent initiatives to provide a joined up or integrated approach have been presented. However, the extent of joined-up governance processes in the National Health Service is rather uneven. So far, reforms to try to improve the running of the NHS through the introduction of market mechanisms or increased decentralization have only served to exacerbate such tensions and resulted in further fragmentation of the public health system. The NHS and Contemporary Health Challenges From a Multilevel Perspective illustrates the complexities of governing public health services that are part of the NHS and takes an innovative approach by examining public health provision through a multiscalar lens, which reveals significant limits of the current governance model. The book raises the various challenges that clinical staff, public authorities, and the general public face in the provision of healthcare to uphold core values inherent in health systems. While highlighting topics including health governance, patient satisfaction, and public health, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, government officials, healthcare administrators, hospital managers, healthcare researchers, medical professionals, and students.