Clinical Governance

Author: Robert McSherry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118276020
Release Date: 2011-11-18
Genre: Medical

Clinical Governance: A Guide to Implementation for Healthcare Professionals provides a comprehensive overview of what is meant by clinical governance and how it can be implemented in practice. It explores the evolution of clinical governance, its key components, legal implications, the barriers to implementing it, and its impact. Clinical Governance provides step-by-step practical advice, facilitating better understanding of the key principles of clinical governance. This third edition has been fully updated throughout to incorporate a more integrated approach to achieving clinical governance, with an additional chapter on education and training. Each chapter includes reflective questions, activities and case studies taken from clinical practice as well as a full list of references and further reading.

Clinical Governance

Author: Robert McSherry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444331110
Release Date: 2010-11-15
Genre: Medical

Clinical Governance: A Guide to Implementation for Healthcare Professionals, 3rd edition provides a comprehensive overview of what is meant by clinical governance and how it can be implemented in practice. It explores the evolution of clinical governance, its key components, legal implications, the barriers to implementing it, and its impact. Clinical Governance 3rd edition provides step-by-step practical advice, facilitating better understanding of the key principles of clinical governance. This third edition has been fully updated throughout to incorporate a more integrated approach to achieving clinical governance, with an additional chapter on education and training. Each chapter includes reflective questions, activities and case studies taken from clinical practice as well as a full list of references and further reading. 3rd edition of a successful text on clinical governance Each chapter includes reflective questions, activities and case studies taken from clinical practice as well as a full list of references and further reading. Provides step-by-step practical advice, facilitating better understanding of the key principles of clinical governance.

Clinical Governance

Author: Robert McSherry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118276013
Release Date: 2011-11-28
Genre: Medical

Clinical Governance: A Guide to Implementation for Healthcare Professionals provides a comprehensive overview of what is meant by clinical governance and how it can be implemented in practice. It explores the evolution of clinical governance, its key components, legal implications, the barriers to implementing it, and its impact. Clinical Governance provides step-by-step practical advice, facilitating better understanding of the key principles of clinical governance. This third edition has been fully updated throughout to incorporate a more integrated approach to achieving clinical governance, with an additional chapter on education and training. Each chapter includes reflective questions, activities and case studies taken from clinical practice as well as a full list of references and further reading.

Clinical Governance

Author: Mary Gottwald
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335262816
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Medical

This is an accessible and practical guide to clinical governance in healthcare, designed to help practitioners and students deliver better care to patients.

Clinical Governance in a Changing NHS

Author: Myriam Lugon
Publisher: RSM Press
ISBN: 1853156655
Release Date: 2005-10-07
Genre: Business & Economics

The introduction of clinical governance has already had a major impact on health care in the UK. This book is a follow-up to 'Advancing Clinical Governance'.

Clinical Governance in Mental Health and Learning Disability Services

Author: Adrian Worrall
Publisher: RCPsych Publications
ISBN: 1904671128
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

This practical handbook describes the foundations and the key elements of clinical governance as they apply to mental health and learning disability services. Key topics include: service user involvement; clinical audit; clinical risk management; evidence-based practice; information management; staffing; and education and training. These issues have special relevance to mental health and learning disability services, which often engage a more varied staff than many others. Difficulties may arise when viewpoints diverge, as might be the case between health, social services and criminal justice professionals. Above all, user and carer involvement calls for special insights. Patients and carers are often vulnerable and misunderstood: the protection of their rights calls for skills of advocacy and communication. Two sets of standards that describe the structures and strategies required to implement clinical governance, and ways managers can support their front-line staff, are provided. Practical guide for practitioners and managers. Well-illustrated, concise chapters presenting a wealth of practical wisdom from expert writers. Comprehensive clinical governance standards.

Health Information Governance in a Digital Environment

Author: E.J.S. Hovenga
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781614992912
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Genre: HEALTH & FITNESS

Delivering the desired benefits from using information technology in healthcare requires a high degree of data standardization, effective governance and semantic interoperability between systems in the health industry. Corporate chief executive officers (CEOs) and company boards need to be more aware of their governance responsibility. This publication explains these concepts to assist the reader to collaboratively work with others to meet these challenges. With contributions from internationally distinguished authors, this book is a valuable cutting edge resource for anyone working in or for the health industry today and especially for: • Policy and decision makers, • Healthcare professionals, • Health information managers, • Health informaticians and • ICT professionals about: • Data governance. • Semantic interoperability • IT in health care • Information security governance The book is suitable for use as a basic text or reference supporting professional, undergraduate and postgraduate curricula preparing students for practice as health or IT professionals working in today's healthcare system.

Clinical Effectiveness and Clinical Governance Made Easy

Author: Ruth Chambers
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1846191467
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Clinical competence

This text presents a guide to clinical effectiveness and governance. It aims to increase awareness of, and skills in, an evidence-based approach to health care, and there is advice on collecting, evaluating, interpreting and applying evidence.

The Ultimate Guide to Competency Assessment in Health Care

Author: Donna K. Wright
Publisher: Creative Health Care Management
ISBN: 9781886624665
Release Date: 2005-07-01
Genre: Medical

It is time to move your competency assessment process beyond meeting regulatory standards to creating excellence The Ultimate Guide to Competency Assessment in Health Care is packed with ready-to-use tools designed to help you develop, implement and evaluate competencies. More than that, you will find a new way of thinking about competency assessment - a way that is outcome-focused and accountability-based. With over 20,000 copies sold world-wide, it is the most trusted resource on competency assessment available.

Achieving STEEEP Health Care

Author: David J. Ballard, MD, PhD, MSPH, FACP
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466565371
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Genre: Medical

Winner of a 2014 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award! Reaching America’s true potential to deliver and receive exceptional health care will require not only an immense and concerted effort, but a fundamental change of perspective from medical providers, government officials, industry leaders, and patients alike. The Institute of Medicine set forth six primary "aims" to which every participant in the American healthcare system must contribute: health care must be safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered. Presented as the acronym STEEEP, the collective realization of these goals is to reduce the burden of illness, injury, and disability in our nation. Baylor Health Care System is committed to doing its part and has adopted these six aims as its own. Achieving STEEEP Health Care tells the story of Baylor Health Care System’s continuing quality journey, offering practical strategies and lessons in the areas of people, culture, and processes that have contributed to dramatic improvements in patient and operational outcomes. This book also discusses newer approaches to accountable care that strive to simultaneously improve the patient experience of care, improve population health, and reduce per capita costs of health care. Provides the perspectives of senior leaders in the areas of corporate governance, finance, and physician and nurse leadership Supplies strategies for developing and supporting a culture of quality, including systems and tools for data collection, performance measurement and reporting Includes service-line examples of successful quality improvement initiatives from reducing heart failure readmissions to coordinating cancer care Outlines approaches to accountable care and improved population health and well-being

Practical Guide to Clinical Computing Systems

Author: Thomas Payne
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080557929
Release Date: 2011-09-02
Genre: Medical

The development of clinical computing systems is a rapidly growing priority area of health information technology, spurred in large measure by robust funding at the federal and state levels. It is widely recognized as one of the key components for reducing costs and improving the quality of care. At the same time as more and more hospitals and clinics are installing clinical computing systems, major issues related to design, operations, and infrastructure remain to be resolved. This book tackles these critical topics, including system selection, configuration, installation, user support, interface engines, and long-term operation. It also familiarizes the reader with regulatory requirements, budgetary issues, and other aspects of this new electronic age of healthcare delivery. It begins with an introduction to clinical computing and definition of key terminology. The next several chapters talk about system architecture and interface design, followed by detailed discussion of all aspects of operations. Attention is then given to the realities of leadership, planning, oversight, budgeting, and employee recruitment. This invaluable resource includes a special section that talks about career development for students and others interested in entering the field. *Provides a complete overview of practical aspects *Detailed guidance on the design and operation of clinical computing systems *Discusses how clinical computing systems relate to health care organization committees and organizational structure *Includes numerous real-life examples with expert insights on how to avoid pitfalls

An Introduction to Biomedical Science in Professional and Clinical Practice

Author: Sarah Jane Pitt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118687710
Release Date: 2013-04-03
Genre: Science

Biomedical Science in Professional and Clinical Practice is essential reading for all trainee biomedical scientists looking for an introduction to the biomedical science profession whether they are undergraduates following an accredited biomedical sciences BSc, graduate trainees or experienced staff with overseas qualifications. This book guides trainees through the subjects, which they need to understand to meet the standards required by the Health Professions Council for state registration. These include professional topics, laws and guidelines governing clinical pathology, basic laboratory techniques and an overview of each pathology discipline. It helps trainees at any stage of training and in any pathology discipline(s) to think creatively about how to gather evidence of their understanding and professional competence. By referring to specialist sources of information in each area, it helps students to explore particular topics in more depth and to keep up to date with professional and legal changes. It is also of value to any Training Officers who are looking for ideas while planning a programme of training for a trainee biomedical scientist. The book includes basic principles of working in the pathology laboratory including laws and regulations, which must be observed, such as health and safety, data protection and equal opportunities laws and guidelines. Practical exercises are included throughout the book with examples of coursework, suggestions for further exercises and self -assessment. Summary boxes of key facts are clearly set out in each chapter and ideas for group/tutorial discussions are also provided to enhance student understanding.

Designing and Implementing Health Care Provider Payment Systems

Author: Jack Langenbrunner
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821378243
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Medical

Strategic purchasing of health services involves a continuous search for the best ways to maximize health system performance by deciding which interventions should be purchased, from whom these should be purchased, and how to pay for them. In such an arrangement, the passive cashier is replaced by an intelligent purchaser that can focus scarce resources on existing and emerging priorities rather than continuing entrenched historical spending patterns.Having experimented with different ways of paying providers of health care services, countries increasingly want to know not only what to do when paying providers, but also how to do it, particularly how to design, manage, and implement the transition from current to reformed systems. 'Designing and Implementing Health Care Provider Payment Systems: How-To Manuals' addresses this need.The book has chapters on three of the most effective provider payment systems: primary care per capita (capitation) payment, case-based hospital payment, and hospital global budgets. It also includes a primer on a second policy lever used by purchasers, namely, contracting. This primer can be especially useful with one provider payment method: hospital global budgets. The volume's final chapter provides an outline for designing, launching, and running a health management information system, as well as the necessary infrastructure for strategic purchasing.

Clinical Audit For Doctors

Author: Margaret Keane
Publisher: M-Y Books Distribution
ISBN: 9781906839512
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Medical

Not sure where to start with your clinical audit? Would you like to know how to perform the ideal clinical audit? It is well recognised that clinical audit is a fundamental tool to maintain high standards of clinical excellence within healthcare. It is th