Mechanical Circulatory Support Therapy in Advanced Heart Failure

Author: Mario C. Deng
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9781860947285
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

This engaging book provides a state-of-the-art introduction to the rapidly evolving field of mechanical circulatory support therapy in the care of patients with advanced heart failure. It is aimed at healthcare teams around the world who are involved in patient care, research, and teaching of advanced heart failure; healthcare professionals in training; and interested lay persons.In particular, this book? serves as a comprehensive resource and practice guide on all aspects of mechanical circulatory support therapy, starting with an overview on heart failure management and then continuing with the referral and evaluation, the care before and after mechanical circulatory support implantation, the analysis of outcomes and complications, as well as a description of research and societal perspectives in the field of mechanical circulatory support therapy;? is founded on the expertise of Columbia University Medical Center (New York City), which has one of the most renowned heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, and heart transplantation programs in the world;? takes a multidisciplinary integrated healthcare team approach, including the perspectives of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, coordinators, social workers, psychologists, physical therapists, financial experts, and bioethicists; and? provides in a unique way the complementary viewpoints from the expert healthcare team's as well as the patient's and family's perspectives, with patient vignettes interspersed throughout the entire text.

Guide to HIPAA Security and the Law

Author: Stephen S. Wu
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590317483
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

This publication discusses the HIPAA Security Rule's role in the broader context of HIPAA and its other regulations, and provides useful guidance for implementing HIPAA security. At the heart of this publication is a detailed section-by-section analysis of each security topic covered in the Security Rule. This publication also covers the risks of non-compliance by describing the applicable enforcement mechanisms that apply and the prospects for litigation relating to HIPAA security.

California Powers of Attorney and Heath Care Directives

Author: Sheryl Phipps
Publisher: CEB
ISBN: 9780762624577
Release Date: 2016-10-15

Serve your clients better—understand all aspects of using California powers of attorney for financial management planning and health care decision planning for persons who lose capacity, including successfully drafting forms and enforcing their terms.

Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction Human and Technological Environments

Author: Margherita Antona
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319587004
Release Date: 2017-06-28
Genre: Computers

The three-volume set LNCS 10277-10279 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the11th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2017, in Vancouver, BC, Canada in July 2017, jointly with 14 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1228 papers presented at the HCII 2017 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4340 submissions. The papers included in the three UAHCI 2017 volumes address the following major topics: Design for All Methods and Practice; Accessibility and Usability Guidelines and Evaluation; User and Context Modelling and Monitoring and Interaction Adaptation; Design for Children; Sign Language Processing; Universal Access to Virtual and Augmented Reality; Non Visual and Tactile Interaction; Gesture and Gaze-Based Interaction; Universal Access to Health and Rehabilitation; Universal Access to Education and Learning; Universal Access to Mobility; Universal Access to Information and Media; and Design for Quality of Life Technologies.

The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance Second Edition

Author: Rebecca Herold
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439855591
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Following in the footsteps of its bestselling predecessor, The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance, Second Edition is a one-stop, up-to-date resource on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security, including details on the HITECH Act, the 2013 Omnibus Rule, and the pending rules. Updated and revised with several new sections, this edition defines what HIPAA is, what it requires, and what you need to do to achieve compliance. The book provides an easy-to-understand overview of HIPAA privacy and security rules and compliance tasks. Supplying authoritative insights into real-world HIPAA privacy and security issues, it summarizes the analysis, training, and technology needed to properly plan and implement privacy and security policies, training, and an overall program to manage information risks. Instead of focusing on technical jargon, the book spells out what your organization must do to achieve and maintain compliance requirements on an ongoing basis.

International Expatriate Employment Handbook

Author: Andrius R. Kontrimas
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041125354
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

More and more multinational companies are deploying key employees around the globe to serve the increasing international business needs of the multinational, its global markets, and its customers. The ability to relocate employees quickly from one location to another, and the ability of those employees to quickly focus on the business objectives of the company once they are relocated, can often determine the success of a new regional operation or an entire global strategy. It is crucial for employers to avoid unexpected barriers or difficulties in the form of employment-related issues. This enormously valuable handbook is the ideal solution to such problems, both in the anticipation and in the event. With 32 chapters each written by local experts, it provides a practical, country-by-country guide to employee relocation issues among the world¿s most active or fast-developing economies. Each chapter offers a handy reference to relevant issues under each particular country¿s laws regarding employment status, compensation and benefits, related tax issues, and more. With its reliable guidance, both employers and employees can proceed confidently with their cross-border plans and commitments. The writers of each chapter answer important questions on a wide range of employment issues. Among the many relevant matters covered¿in the same order in each chapter, for easy cross-reference¿are the following: types of employment visas and related qualification requirements; expenses and time frame for obtaining visas; income taxation of foreign nationals; employer¿s tax withholding requirements; filing and reporting requirements; eligibility for employee or retirement benefits; continuation of home country benefits; wealth, capital, estate or death taxes; taxable presence of foreign corporate employers; vicarious liability for acts of employees; privacy laws relating to employees; employment termination provisions under local law; enforceability of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements; and protection of confidential or trade secret information. The Handbook has been meticulously produced under the auspices of member firms of the World Law Group, a leading network of 48 independent law firms located in most of the world¿s major commercial centers. A peerless source of information and guidance to employers in expatriate relocation planning, it will greatly help to foresee potential pitfalls and benefit from local advantages, so both employers and expatriate employees will be free to concentrate on the business goals at hand.

Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Author: Gloria Leifer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455770151
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Genre: Medical

The seventh edition of this textbook for nursing undergraduates "encompasses the core aspects of evidence-based maternal-child nursing in health and illness, incorporating updates in clinical care and technology."--Page xi.

Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services 2nd ed

Author: J. Curtis Varone
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111308803
Release Date: 2011-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Written by a lawyer who is also an experienced firefighter, LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, 2E walks you through the biggest legal issues confronting firefighters and emergency service personnel today. You'll learn all you need to kn

Ethical Considerations and Challenges in Geriatrics

Author: Angela Georgia Catic
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319440842
Release Date: 2017-03-06
Genre: Medical

This book is designed to present an overview of common geriatrics ethical issues that arise during patient care and research activities. Each chapter includes a case example and practical learning pearls that are useful in day-to-day patient care. Coverage includes a brief overview of geriatric epidemiology, highlighting the high rates of dementia, use of surrogate decisions makers at the end-of-life, relocation from home to long-term care facilities, and low health literacy in the geriatrics population. Sections are devoted to issues around capacity, surrogate decision making, end-of-life care, hemodialysis in the elderly, and futility as well as challenges presented by independence questions, such as dementia care, driving, feeding, and intimacy in nursing homes. The text also addresses questions around recognizing, reporting, and treating elder abuse and self-neglect, ethics related to research and technology in the geriatric population, and the use of e-mail, Facebook, and open notes. Written by experts in the field, Ethical Considerations and Challenges in Geriatrics is a valuable tool for trainees at a variety of levels including medical students, residents, and fellows. In addition, it provides practical guidance and a useful reference for practicing geriatricians, primary care physicians, geriatric nurses, social workers, nursing home workers, hospice care employees, and all medical health professionals working with the elderly.

A Review of the HHS Family Planning Program

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309143764
Release Date: 2009-08-07
Genre: Medical

A Review of the HHS Family Planning Program provides a broad evaluation of the Title X family planning program since its establishment in 1970. The program successfully provides family planning services to its target audience of low-income individuals, but there is room for improvement. While the program's core goals are apparent, a secondary set of changing priorities has emerged without a clear, evidence-based strategic process. Also, funding for the program has increased in actual dollars, but has not kept pace with inflation or increased costs. Several aspects of the program's structure could be improved to increase the ability of Title X to meet the needs of its target population. At the same time, the extent to which the program meets those needs cannot be assessed without a greater capacity for long-term data collection. A Review of the HHS Family Planning Program recommends several specific steps to enhance the management and improve the quality of the program, as well as to demonstrate its direct contribution to important end results, such as reducing rates of unintended pregnancy, cervical cancer, and infertility. The book will guide the Office of Family Planning toward improving the effectiveness of the program. Other parties who will find the research and recommendations valuable include programs receiving Title X funding from the Office of Family Planning, policy makers, researchers, and professional organizations.

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.