The Quality Handbook for Health Care Organizations

Author: Yosef D. Dlugacz
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: UOM:39076002570617
Release Date: 2004-04-02
Genre: Medical

This important book is a practical, theory-based resource on the topic of health care quality management written for health care administrators and practitioners. It offers the tools needed to help managers make decisions, prioritize resources (financial and human), and analyze and improve the care they deliver. The Handbook offers a hands-on approach to specific topics such as the implementation of managerial goals, instructions for developing accurate measurements for evaluating care, the utilization of data as a basis for process improvement, exploration of quality management tools and techniques, guidelines for the complex integration of collaborative services in health care, and methods for effective communication and improving accountability.

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations Business risk legal regulatory and technology issues

Author: Roberta Carroll
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470620838
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Health facilities

The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) announces the 6th edition of its authoritative reference text on healthcare risk management. The Risk Management Handbook for Healthcare Organizations, Volume 3, Business Risks offers the most respected guidance for today's healthcare risk management professional. The sixth edition is the latest edition of the Handbook which has become the standard in healthcare risk management. The three-volume set covers the enterprise-wide continuum of care and associated risk and has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent changes in the healthcare environment. The Risk Management Handbook for Healthcare Organizations offers current information, regulatory and legal updates, and assessment tools that will prove invaluable to both new and seasoned risk managers. Volume 3 focuses on business-related risks, providing information in nineteen chapters on statutes, standards, and regulations, accreditation, licensure, certification, and surveying bodies, liabilities and claims and litigation, corporate compliance, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, costs and financing of risk, workers' compensation, managed care, occupational and environmental risk exposures for healthcare facilities, telemedicine, HIPAA, Medicare RAC and other audit exposures, medical tourism, and absence and productivity management. The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association with more than 5,300 members representing clinical, insurance, law, and other related professions. ASHRM promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and professional leadership through education, recognition, advocacy, publications, networking, and interactions with leading healthcare organizations and government agencies. ASHRM initiatives focus on developing and implementing safe and effective patient care practices, the preservation of financial resources, and the maintenance of safe working environments.

The Handbook of Patient Safety Compliance

Author: Fay A. Rozovsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119386353
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Medical

Written for virtually every professional and leader in the health care field, as well as students who are preparing for careers in health services delivery, this book presents a framework for developing a patient safety program, shows how best to examine events that do occur, and reveals how to ensure that appropriate corrective and preventative actions are reviewed for effectiveness. The book covers a comprehensive selection of topics including The link between patient safety and legal and regulatory compliance The role of accreditation and standard-setting organizations in patient safety Failure modes and effect analysis Voluntary and regulatory oversight of medical error Evidence-based outcomes and standards of care Creation and preservation of reports, data, and device evidence in medical error situations Claims management when dealing with patient safety events Full disclosure Patient safety in human research Managing confidentiality in the face of litigation Managing patient safety compliance through accountability-based credentialing for health care professionals Planning for the future

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations

Author: Roberta Carroll
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470300176
Release Date: 2009-04-27
Genre: Medical

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, Student Edition is a complete introductory textbook on risk management in health care, incorporating all the basic elements of risk management as it relates to health care finance, quality, management, law, and regulatory compliance. In 24 concise chapters, this comprehensive introduction provides a perfect overview to prepare students, or working professionals in health care or law, enter the field of health care risk management and patient safety. Readers will be provided an understanding of general risk management techniques; standards of health care risk management administration; federal, state and local laws; and methods for integrating patient safety and enterprise risk management into a comprehensive risk management program. Each chapter will have key points, standardized introduction, list of key terms, and discussion questions. A separate downloadable instructors? manual will have additional support tools for the instructor. Chapter topics include: Enterprise Risk Management in Health Care ? The Basics Health Care Legal Concepts Governance of the Health Care Organization Development of a Risk Management Program The Health Care Risk Management Professional Risk Management Metrics Ethics in Patient Care Interpersonal Communication Skills: The Ultimate Loss Control Technique Physician and Allied Health Professionals Credentialing Documentation and the Medical Record Basic Claims Administration A Contract Review Primer for Risk Management Information Technologies and Risk Management Health Information Management Introduction to Risk Financing Insurance: Basic Principles and Coverages Organizational Staffing Emergency Management Occupational Safety , Health ad Environmental Impairment: A Brief Overview Early Warning Systems for the Identification Organizational Patient Safety and the Risk Management Professional Risk Management?s Role in Performance Improvement The Risk management Professional and Medication Safety

The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management

Author: Ewan Ferlie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191015205
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Genre: Business & Economics

This Handbook provides an authoritative overview of current issues and debates in the field of health care management. It contains over twenty chapters from well-known and eminent academic authors, who were carefully selected for their expertise and asked to provide a broad and critical overview of developments in their particular topic area. The development of an international perspective and body of knowledge is a key feature of the book. The Handbook secondly makes a case for bringing back a social science perspective into the study of the field of health care management. It therefore contains a number of contrasting and theoretically orientated chapters (e.g. on institutionalism; critical management studies). This social science based approach is a refreshing alternative to much existing work in this domain and offers a good way into current academic debates in this field. The Handbook thirdly explores a variety of important policy and organizational developments apparent within the current health care field (e.g. new organizational forms; growth of management consulting in health care organizations). It therefore explores and comments on major contemporary trends apparent in the practice field.

High Reliability Organizations A Healthcare Handbook for Patient Safety Quality

Author: Cynthia Oster
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
ISBN: 9781940446387
Release Date: 2016-04-13
Genre: Medical

Patient safety and quality are an ever-increasing concern to consumers, payers, providers, organizations, and governments. However, high reliability methods and science that can provide efficient and effective care have still not been totally implemented into our healthcare culture. Nurses, representing the majority of healthcare workers, are on the front line of the delivery and provision of safe and effective care and are ideally situated to drive the mission to achieve high reliability in healthcare. High Reliability Organizations: A Healthcare Handbook for Patient Safety & Quality presents practical examples of HRO principles in order to establish a system that detects and prevents errors from happening even in the most difficult, high risk conditions. Authors Cynthia Oster and Jane Braaten provide healthcare professionals with tools and best practices that will improve and enhance patient safety and quality outcomes. This book provides: An overview of HRO science as an organizing framework for quality and patient safety, practical applications of HRO science, focusing on quality and patient safety, knowledge and tools that can be applied to current quality and safety practices and real-world examples of HRO principles employed in a variety of patient care areas.

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations 3 Volume Set

Author: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470649190
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Medical

Continuing its superiority in the health care risk management field, this sixth edition of The Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations is written by the key practitioners and consultant in the field. It contains more practical chapters and health care examples and additional material on methods and techniques of risk reduction and management. It also revises the structure of the previous edition, and focuses on operational and organizational structure rather than risk areas and functions. The three volumes are written using a practical and user-friendly approach.

Handbook for Health Care Ethics Committees

Author: Linda Farber Post
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421416588
Release Date: 2015-06-11
Genre: Medical

The Joint Commission (TJC) accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations in the United States, including hospitals, nursing homes, and home care agencies. Each organization must have a standing health care ethics committee to maintain its status. These interdisciplinary committees are composed of physicians, nurses, attorneys, ethicists, administrators, and interested citizens. Their main function is to review and provide resolutions for specific, individual patient care problems. Many of these committees are well meaning but may lack the information, experience, skills, and formal background in bioethics needed to adequately negotiate the complex ethical issues that arise in clinical and organizational settings. Handbook for Health Care Ethics Committees was the first book of its kind to address the myriad responsibilities faced by ethics committees, including education, case consultation, and policy development. Adopting an accessible tone and using a case study format, the authors explore serious issues involving informed consent and refusal, decision making and decisional capacity, truth telling, the end of life, palliative care, justice in and access to health care services, and organizational ethics. The authors have thoroughly updated the content and expanded their focus in the second edition to include ethics committees in other clinical settings, such as long-term care facilities, small community hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and hospices. They have added three new chapters that address reproduction, disability, and the special needs of the elder population, and they provide additional specialized policies and procedures on the book’s website. This guide is an essential resource for all health care ethics committee members. -- Kenneth Prager, Columbia University Medical Center

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations

Author: Roberta Carroll
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470300176
Release Date: 2009-04-27
Genre: Medical

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, Student Edition is a complete introductory textbook on risk management in health care, incorporating all the basic elements of risk management as it relates to health care finance, quality, management, law, and regulatory compliance. In 24 concise chapters, this comprehensive introduction provides a perfect overview to prepare students, or working professionals in health care or law, enter the field of health care risk management and patient safety. Readers will be provided an understanding of general risk management techniques; standards of health care risk management administration; federal, state and local laws; and methods for integrating patient safety and enterprise risk management into a comprehensive risk management program. Each chapter will have key points, standardized introduction, list of key terms, and discussion questions. A separate downloadable instructors? manual will have additional support tools for the instructor. Chapter topics include: Enterprise Risk Management in Health Care ? The Basics Health Care Legal Concepts Governance of the Health Care Organization Development of a Risk Management Program The Health Care Risk Management Professional Risk Management Metrics Ethics in Patient Care Interpersonal Communication Skills: The Ultimate Loss Control Technique Physician and Allied Health Professionals Credentialing Documentation and the Medical Record Basic Claims Administration A Contract Review Primer for Risk Management Information Technologies and Risk Management Health Information Management Introduction to Risk Financing Insurance: Basic Principles and Coverages Organizational Staffing Emergency Management Occupational Safety , Health ad Environmental Impairment: A Brief Overview Early Warning Systems for the Identification Organizational Patient Safety and the Risk Management Professional Risk Management?s Role in Performance Improvement The Risk management Professional and Medication Safety

Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems

Author: Yuehwern Yih
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439803625
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Medical

With rapidly rising healthcare costs directly impacting the economy and quality of life, resolving improvement challenges in areas such as safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity has become paramount. Using a system engineering perspective, Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems offers theoretical foundations, methodologies, and case studies in each main sector of the system. It explores how system engineering methodologies and their applications in designing, evaluating, and optimizing the operations of the healthcare system could improve patient outcomes and cost effectiveness. The book presents an overview of current challenges in the healthcare system and the potential impact of system engineering. It describes an integrated framework for the delivery system and the tools and methodologies used for performance assessment and process improvement with examples of lean concept, evidence-based practice and risk assessment. The book then reviews system engineering methodologies and technologies and their applications in healthcare. Moving on to coverage of the design, planning, control and management of healthcare systems, the book contains chapters on 12 services sectors: preventive care, telemedicine, transplant, pharmacy, ED/ICU, OR, decontamination, laboratory, emergency response, mental health, food and supplies, and information technology. It presents the state-of-the-art operations and examines the challenges in each service unit. While system engineering concepts have been broadly applied in healthcare systems, most improvements have focused on a specific segment or unit of the delivery system. Each unit has strong interactions with others and any significant improvement is more likely to be sustained over time by integrating the process and re-evaluating the system design from a holistic viewpoint. By providing an overview of individual operational sectors in the extremely complex healthcare system and introducing a wide array of engineering methods and tools, this handbook establishes the foundation to facilitate integrated system thinking to redesign the next generation healthcare system.

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations 3 Volume Set

Author: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470649190
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Medical

Continuing its superiority in the health care risk management field, this sixth edition of The Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations is written by the key practitioners and consultant in the field. It contains more practical chapters and health care examples and additional material on methods and techniques of risk reduction and management. It also revises the structure of the previous edition, and focuses on operational and organizational structure rather than risk areas and functions. The three volumes are written using a practical and user-friendly approach.

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.

Handbook for Health Care Ethics Committees

Author: Linda Farber Post
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801884489
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

Handbook for Health Care Ethics Committees is the first resource designed expressly to address the range of work performed by ethics committees as part of their multiple responsibilities, including education, case consultation, and policy development.

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety Second Edition

Author: Pascale Carayon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439830345
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The first edition of Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety took the medical and ergonomics communities by storm with in-depth coverage of human factors and ergonomics research, concepts, theories, models, methods, and interventions and how they can be applied in health care. Other books focus on particular human factors and ergonomics issues such as human error or design of medical devices or a specific application such as emergency medicine. This book draws on both areas to provide a compendium of human factors and ergonomics issues relevant to health care and patient safety. The second edition takes a more practical approach with coverage of methods, interventions, and applications and a greater range of domains such as medication safety, surgery, anesthesia, and infection prevention. New topics include: work schedules error recovery telemedicine workflow analysis simulation health information technology development and design patient safety management Reflecting developments and advances in the five years since the first edition, the book explores medical technology and telemedicine and puts a special emphasis on the contributions of human factors and ergonomics to the improvement of patient safety and quality of care. In order to take patient safety to the next level, collaboration between human factors professionals and health care providers must occur. This book brings both groups closer to achieving that goal.

Integrating Quality and Strategy in Health Care Organizations

Author: Sarmad Sadeghi
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763795405
Release Date: 2012-07-30
Genre: Medical

Healthcare organizations are increasingly under financial and regulatory pressures to improve the quality of care they deliver. However many organizations are challenged in their ability to fully integrate quality improvement measures into the strategic planning process. This unique text examines the most successful processes for integrating quality into the strategic planning process through sophisticated quality measurement and monitoring systems. the authors present a framework that addresses all of the domains and dimensions of quality and their integration into the range of operational ac