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  • mHealth: New Horizons for Health through Mobile Technologiesby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2011; US$ 36.00

    The use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives (mHealth) has the potential to transform the face of health service delivery across the globe. A powerful combination of factors is driving this change. These include rapid advances in mobile technologies and applications a rise in new opportunities for the... more...

  • Advances in Home Care Technologiesby K.J. Turner

    IOS Press 2012; US$ 160.00

    An ageing population is burdening social and healthcare services around the world, and this problem is likely to get worse as the percentage of older people continues to rise. Many governments are already responding to this challenge, and a key element in their strategies is the development and deployment of computer-based telecare and telehealth technologies... more...

  • The Evolving Role of Emergency Departments in the United Statesby Kristy Gonzalez Morganti; Sebastian Bauhoff; Janice C. Blanchard; Mahshid Abir; Neema Iyer

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    This report explores the evolving role that hospital emergency departments play in the U.S. health care system. EDs evaluate and manage complex and high-acuity patients, are the major point of entry to inpatient care, and serve as "the safety net of the safety net" for patients who cannot get care elsewhere. The report examines the role that EDs may... more...

  • Governing Public Hospitalsby B. R. Saltman

    World Health Organization 2011; US$ 60.00

    For hospital governance to be effective it must incorporate two powerful andwell-developed lines of health sector logic: on the one hand national healthpolicy and objectives; on the other operational hospital management. Onesphere is political the other is technical. One is subjective and value based theother is objective with performance that can... more...

  • Human Reliability and Error in Medical Systemby B. S. Dhillon

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2003; US$ 167.00

    Human reliability and error have become a very important issue in health care, owing to the vast number of associated deaths each year. For example, according to the findings of the Institute of Medicine in 1999, around 100000 Americans die each year because of human error. This makes human error in health care the eighth leading cause of deaths in... more...

  • Lean in Healthcareby Zoe Radnor; Suzanne Robinson; Helen Dickinson; Terry Sloan; Anneke Fitzgerald

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 199.00

    Continual pressures on healthcare budgets coupled with increasing demands and evidence of poor performance have led national and local healthcare organizations to look for methods to improve quality, safety and value in health service delivery. Increasingly this search for solutions has extended beyond the boundaries of healthcare practice to investigate... more...

  • The US Nursing Home Industryby Robert A Giacalone

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    An in-depth analysis of the nursing home industry in America -- its past, present, and future. It focuses on the business aspects of the industry, and provides a detailed examination of the main issues concerning all nursing homes -- trends in health care expenditures; the legislative history of the industry; growing demand for care and how to measure... more...

  • Innovations in Healthcare Managementby Vijai Kumar Singh; Paul Lillrank

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    Introduction; V. K. Singh and Paul Lillrank Global Trends in Health-System Innovation; Anne Snowdon, Karin Schnarr, and Charles Alessi Learning from Industry: Innovating in Health-Care Operation; Paul Lillrank Lean and Innovation: "The Two Responsibilities"; Marc S. Hafer, John Gallagher, and Adam Ward Cultivating an Innovative Culture through... more...

  • SAFER Electronic Health Recordsby Dean F. Sittig; Hardeep Singh

    Apple Academic Press 2015; US$ 129.95

    This important volume provide a one-stop resource on the SAFER Guides along with the guides themselves and information on their use, development, and evaluation. The Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience (SAFER) guides, developed by the editors of this book, identify recommended practices to optimize the safety and safe use of electronic health... more...

  • Cracking the Codeby Katie Maddock

    M&K Update Ltd 2015; US$ 8.99

    Cracking the Code covers the basics of the contents of patients’ medical notes from a review of physiological systems to the interpretation of tests and investigations commonly ordered for patients. Common medical terminology used in a review of physiological systems is briefly explained. Commonly encountered investigative procedures are defined... more...