Delivering Health Care in America

Author: Leiyu Shi
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449626518
Release Date: 2011-09-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Given the recent and rapid developments in the delivery of health care in the United States, never has it been more important to have the most up-to-date resources for teaching students about this complex and dynamic industry. Now in its Fifth Edition, Delivering Health Care in America offers the most current and comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system--from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique systems approach, this bestselling text brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy-to-read resource that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance, while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit together. New to this Edition: New material on U.S. health reform New material on health reform in other countries New material on Healthy People 2020 New information on CMS s innovative healthcare delivery New information on community health centers Introduction of the medical home concept Data update throughout the book Latest research findings as applicable Enhanced content on The Patient Protection and Affordability Act of 2010 Enhanced content on clinical guidelines Enhanced content on public health system and services Enhanced content on vulnerable populations Enhanced content on primary care from the Global Perspective Revised perspectives on the future of health care in America Instructor Resources: Transition Guide, Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, TestBank Student Resources: Glossary, Flash Cards, Crosswords, Matching Questions, Web Links"

Delivering Health Care in America

Author: Leiyu Shi
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449656126
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Business & Economics

In a clear, cohesive format, Delivering Health Care in America provides a comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the US health system—from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique “systems” approach, it brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy-to-read text that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance, while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit together. The fourth edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest information on: The global threat of avian influenza Health policy agenda of the Bush administration Progress towards Healthy People 2010 goals The effects of corporatization, information revolution, and globalization on health care delivery. The role of hospitals in the U.S. healthcare system The continuing nursing shortage Prospective payment initiatives for inpatient psychiatric facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities Pay-for-performance initiatives Trends in home health care services The role of long-term care hospitals and reimbursement for their services Disease management as a strategy to manage utilization The role of inpatient rehabilitation facilities Updated information on health services for special populations State strategies to provide universal coverage State Children’s Health Insurance Plan reauthorization issues The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief High-deductible health plans Insurance restructuring in Massachusetts Challenges in long-term care The era of evidence-based medicine Mandates of recent legislation such as the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 and the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 New Fifth Edition Now Available

Delivering Health Care in America

Author: Leiyu Shi
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763745127
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

This resource provides a comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the US health system, fom its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique "systems" approach, it brings together information into a highly accessible, easy-to-read text that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance, while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit together.

Essentials of the U S Health Care System

Author: Leiyu Shi
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763763800
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Covering the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system, Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System is a clear and concise distillation of the important topics covered in Delivering Health Care in America by the same authors. Ideal for courses in health policy, allied health, health administration and more, this comprehensive revision clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance and presents a solid overview of how the various components fit together. the Second Edition has been thoroughly updated with all new data, charts, and tables throughout. New content

Introduction to US Health Policy

Author: Donald A. Barr
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421420714
Release Date: 2016-09-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Health care reform has been a dominant theme in public discourse for decades now. The passage of the Affordable Care Act was a major milestone, but rather than quell the rhetoric, it has sparked even more heated debate. In the latest edition of Introduction to US Health Policy, Donald A. Barr reviews the current structure of the American health care system, describing the historical and political contexts in which it developed and the core policy issues that continue to confront us today. Barr’s comprehensive analysis explores the various organizations and institutions that make the US health care system work—or fail to work. He describes in detail the paradox of US health care—simultaneously the best in the world and one of the worst among developed countries—while introducing readers to broad cultural issues surrounding health care policy, such as access, affordability, and quality. Barr also discusses specific elements of US health care with depth and nuance, including insurance, especially Medicare and Medicaid. He scrutinizes the shift to for-profit managed care while analyzing the pharmaceutical industry, issues surrounding long-term care, the plight of the uninsured, the prevalence of medical errors, and the troublesome issue of nursing shortages. The thoroughly updated edition of this widely adopted text focuses on the Affordable Care Act. It explains the steps taken to carry out the Act, the changes to the Act based on recent Supreme Court decisions, the success of the Act in achieving the combined goals of improved access to care and constraining the costs of care, and the continuing political controversy regarding its future. Drawing on an extensive range of resources, including government reports, scholarly publications, and analyses from a range of private organizations, Introduction to US Health Policy provides scholars, policymakers, and health care providers with a comprehensive platform of ideas that is key to understanding and influencing the changes in the US health care system.

Diversity and Cultural Competence in Health Care

Author: Janice L. Dreachslin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118282168
Release Date: 2012-11-05
Genre: Medical

Major changes are occurring in the United States population and the nation's health care institutions and delivery systems. Significant disparities in health status exist across population groups. But the health care enterprise, with all its integrated and disparate parts, has been slow to respond. Written by three nationally known scholars and experts, Diversity and Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Systems Approach is designed to provide health care students and professionals with a clear understanding of foundations, philosophies, and processes that strengthen diversity management, inclusion, and culturally competent care delivery. Focusing on current practice and health care policy, including the recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), this textbook integrates strategic diversity management, self-reflective leadership, and the personal change process with culturally and linguistically appropriate care into a cohesive systems-oriented approach for health care professionals. The essentials of cultural competence and diversity management covered in this text will be helpful to a wide variety of students because they encompass principles and practices that can be realistically incorporated into the ongoing work of any health care field or organization. Each chapter contains learning objectives, summary, key terms, and review questions and activities designed to allow students to understand and explore concepts and practices identified throughout the text.

Best Care at Lower Cost

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309282819
Release Date: 2013-05-10
Genre: Medical

America's health care system has become too complex and costly to continue business as usual. Best Care at Lower Cost explains that inefficiencies, an overwhelming amount of data, and other economic and quality barriers hinder progress in improving health and threaten the nation's economic stability and global competitiveness. According to this report, the knowledge and tools exist to put the health system on the right course to achieve continuous improvement and better quality care at a lower cost. The costs of the system's current inefficiency underscore the urgent need for a systemwide transformation. About 30 percent of health spending in 2009--roughly $750 billion--was wasted on unnecessary services, excessive administrative costs, fraud, and other problems. Moreover, inefficiencies cause needless suffering. By one estimate, roughly 75,000 deaths might have been averted in 2005 if every state had delivered care at the quality level of the best performing state. This report states that the way health care providers currently train, practice, and learn new information cannot keep pace with the flood of research discoveries and technological advances. About 75 million Americans have more than one chronic condition, requiring coordination among multiple specialists and therapies, which can increase the potential for miscommunication, misdiagnosis, potentially conflicting interventions, and dangerous drug interactions. Best Care at Lower Cost emphasizes that a better use of data is a critical element of a continuously improving health system, such as mobile technologies and electronic health records that offer significant potential to capture and share health data better. In order for this to occur, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, IT developers, and standard-setting organizations should ensure that these systems are robust and interoperable. Clinicians and care organizations should fully adopt these technologies, and patients should be encouraged to use tools, such as personal health information portals, to actively engage in their care. This book is a call to action that will guide health care providers; administrators; caregivers; policy makers; health professionals; federal, state, and local government agencies; private and public health organizations; and educational institutions.

Organizational Behavior in Health Care

Author: Nancy Borkowski
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763782313
Release Date: 2009-12-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Organizational Behavior in Health Care was written to assist those who are on the frontline of the industry everyday healthcare managers who must motivate and lead very diverse populations in a constantly changing environment. Designed for graduate-level study, this book introduces the reader to the behavioral science literature relevant to the study of individual and group behavior, specifically in healthcare organizational settings. Using an applied focus, it provides a clear and concise overview of the essential topics in organizational behavior from the healthcare manager s perspective. Organizational Behavior in Health Care examines the many aspects of organizational behavior, such as individuals perceptions and attitudes, diversity, communication, motivation, leadership, power, stress, conflict management, negotiation models, group dynamics, team building, and managing organizational change. Each chapter contains learning objectives, summaries, case studies or other types of activities, such as, self-assessment exercises or evaluation."

Health Care Information Systems

Author: Karen A. Wager
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118420935
Release Date: 2013-07-12
Genre: Medical

This most widely used textbook in the field has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in the health care industry and the renewed focus on health care information technology initiatives. Two new chapters cover Federal efforts to enhance quality of patient care through the use of health care information technology and strategy considerations. Additionally, reflecting the increased focus on global health, the book features an international perspective on health care information technology. Case studies of organizations experiencing management-related information system challenges have been updated and several new cases have been added. These reality-based cases are designed to stimulate discussion among students and enable them to apply concepts in the book to real-life scenarios. The book's companion Web site features lecture slides, a test bank, and other materials to enhance students' understanding.

Delivering Health Care in America

Author: Professor Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore Maryland Director Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center Leiyu Shi
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763789237
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Medical care

In a clear, cohesive format, Delivering Health Care in America provides a comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the US health system from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique systems approach, it brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy-to-read text that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance, while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit together. The fourth edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest information on: The global threat of avian influenza Health policy agenda of the Bush administration Progress towards Healthy People 2010 goals The effects of corporatization, information revolution, and globalization on health care delivery. The role of hospitals in the U.S. healthcare system The continuing nursing shortage Prospective payment initiatives for inpatient psychiatric facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities Pay-for-performance initiatives Trends in home health care services The role of long-term care hospitals and reimbursement for their services Disease management as a strategy to manage utilization The role of inpatient rehabilitation facilities Updated information on health services for special populations State strategies to provide universal coverage State Children s Health Insurance Plan reauthorization issues The President s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief High-deductible health plans Insurance restructuring in Massachusetts Challenges in long-term care The era of evidence-based medicine Mandates of recent legislation such as the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 and the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 New Fifth Edition Now Available"

Health Informatics Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals Sixth Edition

Author: Robert E. Hoyt
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781304791108
Release Date: 2014-02
Genre: Computers

Health Informatics (HI) focuses on the application of Information Technology (IT) to the field of medicine to improve individual and population healthcare delivery, education and research. This extensively updated fifth edition reflects the current knowledge in Health Informatics and provides learning objectives, key points, case studies and references.

Remaking Health Care in America

Author: Stephen M. Shortell
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: UOM:39015050027815
Release Date: 2000-07-07
Genre: Health & Fitness

Based on a study of eleven health care systems and their response to managed care and cost containment pressures, this provocative book challenges the nation to create a supportive environment for the evolution of our health care system. Written by the country's foremost authority on health services management and a team of experts, Remaking Health Care in America promotes an integrated approach to health care? one that focuses on alliances, linkages, and partnerships with public health and community/social service agencies. As a concrete guide to achieving this transformation, the authors present a conceptual framework for the integration of finance, human resources, strategic planning, total quality management, information systems, physician integration, and clinical integration that will ultimately result in an effective community health care management system. Second Edition Flap copy "This is a must-read book for those interested in understanding the current state of health care delivery organization and the promise and difficulties of creating integrated health care delivery systems. The authors describe the challenging steps that must be taken to convert the nation's fragmented delivery system into an integrated delivery system capable of providing care in a consistent, high quality and safe way."—David Lawrence, M.D., president and CEO, Kaiser-PermanenteThe original edition of Remaking Health Care in America transformed ideas about managed care and systems integration across the health care field and has become a standard reference for building organized delivery systems. To meet the challenge of the changing state of today's health care field this second edition includes updated information on topics such as the need for more clinically integrated care, greater accountability, stronger links between health systems and their communities, and new ways of creating value. This essential resource-written by a team of scholars led by Stephen Shortell

Essentials of the U S Health Care System

Author: Leiyu Shi
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763763800
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Covering the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system, Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System is a clear and concise distillation of the important topics covered in Delivering Health Care in America by the same authors. Ideal for courses in health policy, allied health, health administration and more, this comprehensive revision clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance and presents a solid overview of how the various components fit together. the Second Edition has been thoroughly updated with all new data, charts, and tables throughout. New content

Crossing the Quality Chasm

Author: Committee on Quality of Health Care in America
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309072809
Release Date: 2001-07-19
Genre: Medical

Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project Today's health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap. This book recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others. In this comprehensive volume the committee offers: A set of performance expectations for the 21st century health care system. A set of 10 new rules to guide patient-clinician relationships. A suggested organizing framework to better align the incentives inherent in payment and accountability with improvements in quality. Key steps to promote evidence-based practice and strengthen clinical information systems. Analyzing health care organizations as complex systems, Crossing the Quality Chasm also documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change.

Navigating the U S Health Care System

Author: Nancy J. Niles
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284108163
Release Date: 2017-02-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Navigating the U.S. Health System gives students a solid understanding of the important aspects of the U.S. health system and the role a health navigator plays in the system. Unlike other introductory U.S. Health Care Systems and Delivery texts, Navigating the U.S. Health Care System will include specific strategies on how to be a successful healthcare navigator as well as more detailed information on the delivery of both inpatient and outpatient health care services.