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Health Care Delivery

  • Just-in-Time for Healthcareby Thomas L. Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 28.95

    Part of the Lean Tools for Healthcare series, this user-friendly book is designed to improve understanding of just-in-time, a system for producing and delivering the right items to the right place at the right time in the right amounts. This text discusses why JIT is important for healthcare by explaining how it establishes a system of supplying... more...

  • Communication Skills in Health and Social Careby Bernard Moss

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 44.00

    Presented in a unique and easy-to-use dictionary format, this practical guide will help your students understand and apply the principles of effective communication.   more...

  • Healthcare Reform, Quality and Safetyby Jeffrey Braithwaite; Yukihiro Matsuyama; Russell Mannion; Julie Johnson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 129.95

    The first of its kind, here is a compendium of the current ‘state of the art’ in global healthcare reform. It looks at the ways reforms have developed in 30 countries, and specifically the impact national reform initiatives have had on the quality and safety of care. It explores how reforms drive quality and safety improvement, and equally... more...

  • Engineering Patient Safety in Radiation Oncologyby Lawrence Marks; Lukasz Mazur; Bhishamjit Chera; Robert Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The grand challenge for radiation oncology centers is to develop highly reliable systems and deliver value to every patient. This book is about the pathway of getting there. In a world of limited time and resources, any waste within the system serves as a distraction and as a hindrance to reliability and quality. The book describes proven concepts... more...

  • Expanding the Capacity to Careby Pierce MPHM Story

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Our nation's capacity to care is destined to become increasingly constrained as an aging and increasingly unhealthy population must contend with a reduction in medical professionals and increasingly tight financial resources. We need a significant overhaul and rethinking of our entire healthcare system such that we simultaneously impact capacity,... more...

  • Purchasing Medical Innovationby James C. Robinson

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Innovation in medical technology generates a remarkable supply of new drugs, devices, and diagnostics that improve health, reduce risks, and extend life. But these technologies are too often used on the wrong patient, in the wrong setting, or at an unaffordable price. The only way to moderate the growth in health care costs without undermining the... more...

  • International Best Practices in Health Care Managementby Sandra Buttigieg; Cheryl Rathert; Wilfried von Eiff

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 124.95

    Advances in Health Care Management Volume 17 helps to shape emerging thinking about best practices in international health care management. The volume is divided into two sections: a set of commentaries from US and European scholars, and research articles that compare two or more health systems and focus on specific topics in health care delivery. more...

  • Implementing a Balanced Lean Operating System within a Healthcare Organizationby Doug Dulin; Tonya Vinas

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    This book provides a roadmap for implementing a balanced Lean operating system in a healthcare organization. It includes best practices from healthcare and other organizations, and describes how to apply them in the real world. The authors describe balanced Lean operating methodologies and detail how to implement them to ensure success. Lessons learned... more...

  • Rethinking Rehabilitationby Kathryn McPherson; Barbara E. Gibson; Alain Leplege

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 99.95

    Rethinking Rehabilitation: Theory and Practice presents cutting-edge thinking on rehabilitation from a range of leading rehabilitation researchers. The book emphasizes discussion on the place of theory in advancing rehabilitation knowledge, unearthing important questions for policy and practice, underpinning research design, and prompting readers... more...

  • Direct Payby Divya Srinivasan Sridhar

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Direct Pay: A Simpler Way to Practice Medicine examines the direct pay business model as a policy alternative and potential policy solution to the economic, technological, and sociocultural problems that have emerged for practicing physicians as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Based on a research study conducted by the author, the book addresses... more...