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Melloni's Pocket Illustrated Medical Dictionary by The Melloni series of medical dictionaries are famous for their concise definitions and detailed illustrations. And Melloni's Pocket Medical Dictionary: Illustrated is no exception. A condensed and portable version of the award-winning and highly acclaimed Mellonis's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, the book features a wide range of beautifully drawn and carefully labeled illustrations to accompany the large number of expert and concise medical definitions. The pocketbook takes the most important qualities of the 4th Edition, reduces its size without sacrificing accuracy and clarity, and adds the most current information. When you can't take the big book with you, this book provides the information you need where you need it.
Publication Date: 2003-12-02
Gapenski's Cases in Healthcare Finance by Student Resources (click here for access) Instructor Resources: PowerPoint slides, spreadsheets, and case discussion questions and solutions Sound financial analysis and decision making require a thorough comprehension of theory, plus the insight and judgment that come from experience. Gapenski's Cases in Healthcare Finance gives students an opportunity to bridge the gap between learning theoretical concepts in the classroom and apply¬ing those concepts in the real world. By working the cases in this book, students who have a basic understanding of healthcare finance can better prepare for the multitude of problems they will face in practice. The book's 32 case studies feature a variety of healthcare settings--from hospitals and clinics to medical practices, home health organizations, integrated delivery systems, and more. Each case focuses on a single issue related to a specific area of financial management, including: · Cost behavior and profit analysis · Cost allocation · Pricing, planning, and budgeting · Capital acquisition and allocation · Financial condition analysis and forecasting · Current asset management · Business valuation The cases are supported by an extensive array of ancillary resources--including spreadsheet models for both instructors and students, case questions and solutions, and PowerPoint slides--all substantially updated and reorganized for this edition. Since 2000, this highly regarded book has been used in healthcare finance courses throughout the United States. Original author Louis C. Gapenski was recognized both nationally and internationally as an expert in healthcare finance. In the sixth edition, authors George H. Pink and Paula H. Song carry forward Dr. Gapenski's legacy to the field of healthcare administration. As the provision of healthcare continues to evolve and advance, this book will help students develop the insight and judgment they need as future leaders.
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
Gapenski's Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance, Third Edition by Student Resources (click here for access) Instructor Resources: Test bank, PowerPoint slides, cases, and solutions to the end-of-chapter questions and problems and the five online cases. In today's evolving healthcare environment, astute financial management is more important than ever to an organization's economic well-being. Leaders throughout the enterprise--not just financial managers but clinical and operational managers, too--must have a solid grounding in finance to be able to improve care and deliver value. Gapenski's Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles and applications of healthcare finance that managers use daily. In clear and succinct language, the book provides readers--from students and entry-level managers to more experienced practitioners with newly added management or financial responsibilities--with a detailed overview of finance topics ranging from planning and budgeting to financial operations, capital investment, and risk analysis. Practice scenarios, examples, self-test questions, sidebars on financial practices in healthcare, and running glossary definitions help bring these topics to life. This book's original author, Louis C. Gapenski, PhD, was recognized both nationally and internationally as an expert in healthcare finance. In this new edition, authors Kristin L. Reiter and Paula H. Song further refine Dr. Gapenski's concepts and teachings. In addition to updated examples and statistics, this edition includes new or expanded information on: Current community benefit reporting requirementsService line costingApplications of capital investment decision analysisInternational financial reporting standardsNot-for-profit accounting standardsFinancial accountingHealthcare legislation Gapenski's Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance equips readers with the knowledge, vocabulary, and understanding they need to interpret financial data and to communicate and work effectively with finance leaders in their organizations.
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
Global Health Collaboration by This stimulating open access volume details the innovative work of the Pan Institution Network for Global Health in creating collaborative research-based answers to large-scale health issues. Equitable partnerships among member universities representing North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe reverse standard cross-national dynamics to develop locally relevant responses to health challenges as well as their underlying disparities. Case studies focusing on multiple morbidities and effects of urbanization on health illustrate open dialogue in addressing HIV, maternal/child health, diabetes, and other major concerns. These instructive examples model collaborations between global North and South as meaningful steps toward the emerging global future of public health. Included in the coverage: Building sustainable networks: introducing the Pan Institution Network for Global Health Fostering dialogues in global health education: a graduate and undergraduate approach Provider workload and multiple morbidities in the Caribbean and South Africa Project Redemption: conducting research with informal workers in New York City Partnership and collaboration in global health: valuing reciprocity Global Health Collaboration will interest faculty working within the field of global health; scholars within public health, health policy, and cognate disciplines; as well as administrators looking to develop international university partnerships around global health and graduate students in the areas of global health, health administration, and public health and related social sciences (e.g., sociology, anthropology, demography).
Publication Date: 2018-05-24
Health Care Quality Management by In today's challenging health care environment, health care organizations are faced with improving patient outcomes, redesigning business processes, and executing quality and risk management initiatives. Health Care Quality Management offers an introduction to the field and practice of quality management and reveals the best practices and strategies health care organizations can adopt to improve patient outcomes and program quality. Filled with illustrative case studies that show how business processes can be restructured to achieve improvements in quality, risk reduction, and other key business results and outcomes Clearly demonstrates how to effectively use process analysis tools to identify issues and causes, select corrective actions, and monitor implemented solutions Includes vital information on the use of statistical process control to monitor system performance (variables) and outcomes (attributes) Also contains multiple data sets that can be used to practice the skills and tools discussed and reviews examples of where and how the tools have been applied in health care Provides information on root cause analysis and failure mode effects analysis and offers, as discussion, the clinical tools and applications that are used to improve patient care By emphasizing the tools of statistics and information technology, this book teaches future health care professionals how to identify opportunities for quality improvement and use the tools to make those improvements.
Publication Date: 2013-12-12
Healthcare Valuation + Website by A timely and robust treatment of the healthcare valuation process in an era of dynamic healthcare reform Written by a nationally recognized author, sought after lecturer, and respected educator in the healthcare industry, Healthcare Valuation includes a detailed description of how the specific attributes of each type of enterprise, asset, or service influences the research needs and valuation process required to develop a credible and supportable opinion of value. Featuring practice aids, including professional tools, proven techniques, and tested forms, this timely book reviews the regulatory, reimbursement, competition, and technological trends of the environment within which healthcare enterprises, assets, and services operate and are transacted in an era of healthcare reform. Explores healthcare industry sectors including inpatient providers such as general acute care hospitals; specialty and surgical hospitals; long term acute care hospitals; and community access hospitals, as well as service care hospitals Features coverage of professional providers including physicians; mid-level providers; technicians/paraprofessionals; and, alternative medicine practitioners Looks at short-term care facilities such as ambulatory surgical centers; independent diagnostic testing facilities; cancer treatment centers; dialysis facilities; and rural health clinics Covers long-term care facilities including skilled nursing facilities; assisted living facilities, and home health care facilities Incorporates useful process tools such as due diligence worksheets and checklists, as well as relevant case studies to illustrate practical application of key concepts Offers a companion website with comprehensive glossaries and topical bibliographies An authoritative work, Healthcare Valuation delivers a thorough and straightforward exploration of the requisite research and analytical processes for the development of valuation conclusions and opinions, as well as in depth guidance related to delivering credible and supportable healthcare valuation reports.
Publication Date: 2014-02-24
A Profile of the Health Management Industry by Whether you are a seasoned manager who is considering a mid-career change or a college-bound graduate looking at future career in the health science profession, this book offers you a comprehensive, quick glimpse of the health care industry. This book will enable you to begin asking further questions, identify untapped opportunities, and unleash the potential nesting in your current network. Written from a business perspective, this book provides managers with a framework for understanding the historical and competitive landscape in health care. It enables readers to evaluate past development, current issues, and projected changes that affect the industry. It is a good springboard for conversations pertinent to the strategic business development of businesses in the health care industry, especially for non-clinically trained professionals.
Publication Date: 2016-08-23
Strategic Healthcare Management by Instructor Resources: Test bank, PowerPoint slides for each chapter, answers to the chapter questions, and suggestions for presenting and discussing the cases. A healthcare organization's mission should direct its strategies. Successful leaders make good decisions that advance their organization's ability to achieve its mission--and thereby gain a strategic mission advantage--even in the face of uncertainty. This book explores in depth the development and implementation of strategy to achieve mission advantage. It provides both the theoretical concepts and the practical tools leaders need to make better strategic decisions. Its cases and examples show how strategic principles can be applied to the intricacies of the contemporary healthcare system, always tying back to the key stakeholders, values, mission, and vision that underpin healthcare organizations and their purpose. A notable feature of this edition is its emphasis on learning through topical and timely case studies that depict strategic challenges healthcare leaders commonly face. These challenges range from issues of capitation, the formation of accountable care relationships, and competitive positioning to the dissolution of alliances and vertical integration, among others. Along with the necessary concepts and practical means for understanding, implementing, and monitoring strategies, this book also provides financial tools for directing strategic decisions and methods for analyzing healthcare markets. Noteworthy topics include the following and more: The shift to value-based care and reimbursement modelsThe continued evolution of healthcare reform and its effect on healthcare market structure Hospital and healthcare business models and how they are changingDisruptive innovation in healthcareThe impact of increasing consolidation of the insurance and provider sectorsThe advantages and challenges of alliances and partnerships, both domestic and internationalHealthcare stakeholders and their engagementAccountability in healthcare strategic plan executionGiven the rapid and seemingly constant change in healthcare, skillful strategic planning and its implementation are more essential than ever to achieving organizational success. This book gives readers the background they need to make decisions that promote their organization's success and mission.
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
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