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Health Care Delivery

  • Careers in Health Information Technologyby Brian T. Malec; David Wyant; Kendall Cortelyou-Ward

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 30.00

    Describes 75 jobs and how to attain them!. Information technology is one of the fastest-growing segments of the labor market. This practical, one-stop career guide describes the depth and breadth of job opportunities and careers currently available in health information technology (HIT), and helps readers to enter and advance within this expanding... more...

  • The Individual Service Funds Handbookby Robin Miller; Helen Sanderson

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The definitive guide to Individual Service Funds (ISFs), this book covers both theory and practice, and makes recommendations for service provision, commissioning and policy. It includes helpful analysis of four organisations and partnerships that have introduced ISFs for people with intellectual disabilities, dementia and mental health issues. more...

  • Paradox and Imperatives in Health Careby Jeffrey C. Bauer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Paradox: Americans are not as healthy as people in dozens of comparable countries that spend 30 percent less on health care, and our medical marketplace overall is plagued by persistent problems of cost, quality, and access. Yet, the world?s best individual health systems are located in the U.S.?each a unique result of visionary leadership and... more...

  • Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sectorby Olga Menoni; Natale Battevi; Silvia Cairoli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Hospital staff and caregivers are regularly exposed to biomechanical overload risk, particularly at spine and shoulder level?a risk factor that will continue to rise with the progressive aging of the population. Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Risk Management with MAPO Methodology (Movement and Assistance of Hospital Patients)... more...

  • The Innovative Lean Machineby Anthony Jr. Sgroi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    In order for an organization to thrive in a competitive business environment, its strategy, people, and branding must be fully optimized. The Innovative Lean Machine: Synchronizing People, Branding, and Strategy to Win in the Marketplace explains how to use Lean principles and visual tools to maximize these core components in any business. ... more...

  • Technology, Communication, Disparities and Government Options in Health and Health Care Servicesby Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 164.95

    This volume includes papers related to issues of technology, communication, health disparities and government options in health and health care services. It fills an existing gap by providing a clear sociological overview and focus on these topics. more...

  • Saving Livesby Sandy Summers; Harry Jacobs Summers

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 18.95

    For millions of people worldwide, nurses are the difference between life and death, self-sufficiency and dependency, hope and despair. But a lack of understanding of what nurses really do -- one perpetuated by popular media's portrayal of nurses as simplistic archetypes -- has devalued the profession and contributed to a global shortage that constitutes... more...

  • XL Loveby Sarah Varney

    Rodale 2014; US$ 20.99

    With two out of every three Americans overweight or obese, it’s all hands on deck--scientists are studying how excess fat changes physical and mental health, demographers are calculating how it’s shortening life spans, and economists are debating the impact it has on America’s productivity and global competitiveness. But how weight affects... more...

  • Unmanageable Careby Jessica M. Mulligan

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    In Unmanageable Care , anthropologist Jessica M. Mulligan goes to work at an HMO and records what it’s really like to manage care. Set at a health insurance company dubbed Acme, this book chronicles how the privatization of the health care system in Puerto Rico transformed the experience of accessing and providing care on the island. Through... more...

  • Managing eHealthby Magdalene Rosenmöller; Diane Whitehouse; Petra Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00

    This book constitutes an excellent source of information for gaining a better understanding of information technologies in healthcare; for reviewing how healthcare will change as a consequence; and how to manage these changes in order to realise eHealth's full potential in creating value for patients, professionals and the system as a whole. more...