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Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results

Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results Lowest new price: $13.95
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Author: Michael E. Porter
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The U.S. health care system is in crisis. At stake are the quality of care for millions of Americans and the financial well-being of individuals and employers squeezed by skyrocketing premiums—not to mention the stability of state and federal government budgets.

In Redefining Health Care, internationally renowned strategy expert Michael Porter and innovation expert Elizabeth Teisberg reveal the underlying—and largely overlooked—causes of the problem, and provide a powerful prescription for change.

The authors argue that competition currently takes place at the wrong level—among health plans, networks, and hospitals—rather than where it matters most, in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of specific health conditions. Participants in the system accumulate bargaining power and shift costs in a zero-sum competition, rather than creating value for patients. Based on an exhaustive study of the U.S. health care system, Redefining Health Care lays out a breakthrough framework for redefining the way competition in health care delivery takes place—and unleashing stunning improvements in quality and efficiency.

With specific recommendations for hospitals, doctors, health plans, employers, and policy makers, this book shows how to move health care toward positive-sum competition that delivers lasting benefits for all.

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Using Trauma Theory to Design Service Systems: New Directions for Mental Health Services, Number 89

Using Trauma Theory to Design Service Systems: New Directions for Mental Health Services, Number 89 Lowest new price: $22.92
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Mental health practitioners are becoming increasingly aware that they are encountering a very large number of men and women who are survivors of sexual and physical abuse. This volume identifies the essential elements necessary for a system to begin to integrate an understanding about trauma into its core service programs. The fundamental elements of a trauma-informed system are identified and the necessary supports for bringing about system change are highlighted. The basic philosophy of trauma-informed practice is then examined across several specific service components: assessment and screening, inpatient treatment, residential services, addictions programming, and case management. Modifications necessary to transform a current system into a trauma-informed system are discussed in great detail as well as the changing roles of consumers and providers.This is the 89th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Mental Health Services.

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Career Opportunities in Health Care Management: Perspectives from the Field

Career Opportunities in Health Care Management: Perspectives from the Field Lowest new price: $71.76
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Author: Sharon B. Buchbinder
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Career Opportunities in Healthcare Management is a concise, reader-friendly, introductory healthcare management book that covers a wide variety of career opportunities in a broad range of direct healthcare settings--such as hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, and clinics--and non-direct health care settings, such as associations, managed care and health insurance companies, consulting firms, and medical supplier firms. Filled with first person accounts from health care managers working in the field, these profiles will engage the reader's imagination, inform them of key issues associated with these important roles, as well as what makes these health care managers happy and eager to go to work in the morning. Beginning with an individualized 'Health Care Management Talent Quotient Quiz' and ending with a guide to finding a job in healthcare management, this hands on student-friendly and teacher-friendly text is the perfect resource for students of healthcare management, nursing, allied health, business administration, pharmacy, occupational therapy, public administration, and public health.

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• The experienced authors use an active voice to grab the reader's attention.

• An individualized Health Care Management Talent Quotient Quiz to assess each student's baseline aptitude and identify skills gaps that need to be addressed.

• Over forty lively, first person profiles of health care managers working in the field covering everything from educational background and how they first became aware of health care management, through advice to future health care managers.
• Detailed appendices that include: resources for learning more about health care management; sample programs of study; job hunting advice; frequently used terms in advertisements, sample position descriptions, do's and don'ts of interviewing, and a sample cover letter and resume.

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Evidence-Based Practice Workbook

Evidence-Based Practice Workbook Lowest new price: $42.00
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Author: Paul P. Glasziou
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The Evidence-based Practice Workbook is an ideal tool foruse by GPs, medical specialists and other healthcare professionalsto learn the concepts of evidence-based practice (EBP). Practicaland interactive, this workbook provides simple methods to helphealth professionals find and use the best evidence to answerclinical questions, developing their skills in:


  • asking clinical questions
  • searching for answers
  • discriminating good from poor information and research
  • using the answers to make clinical decisions.


This attractive, colour workbook provides a clear explanation ofEBP skills and concepts. Written by internationally respectedauthors, this expanded and updated edition has been developed fromevidence-based practice workshops run by the Centre forEvidence-Based Medicine at the University of Queensland and Oxford,and contains information and exercises to help health professionalslearn how to use EBP in their clinical practice.

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Decision Modelling for Health Economic Evaluation (Handbooks in Health Economic Evaluation)

Decision Modelling for Health Economic Evaluation (Handbooks in Health Economic Evaluation) Lowest new price: $48.50
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Author: Andrew Briggs
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In financially constrained health systems across the world, increasing emphasis is being placed on the ability to demonstrate that health care interventions are not only effective, but also cost-effective. This book deals with decision modelling techniques that can be used to estimate the value for money of various interventions including medical devices, surgical procedures, diagnostic technologies, and pharmaceuticals. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of the appropriate representation of uncertainty in the evaluative process and the implication this uncertainty has for decision making and the need for future research. This highly practical guide takes the reader through the key principles and approaches of modelling techniques. It begins with the basics of constructing different forms of the model, the population of the model with input parameter estimates, analysis of the results, and progression to the holistic view of models as a valuable tool for informing future research exercises. Case studies and exercises are supported with online templates and solutions. This book will help analysts understand the contribution of decision-analytic modelling to the evaluation of health care programmes. ABOUT THE SERIES: Economic evaluation of health interventions is a growing specialist field, and this series of practical handbooks will tackle, in-depth, topics superficially addressed in more general health economics books. Each volume will include illustrative material, case histories and worked examples to encourage the reader to apply the methods discussed, with supporting material provided online. This series is aimed at health economists in academia, the pharmaceutical industry and the health sector, those on advanced health economics courses, and health researchers in associated fields.

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Understanding Bioinformatics

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Author: Marketa Zvelebil
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Suitable for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates, Understanding Bioinformatics provides a definitive guide to this vibrant and evolving discipline. The book takes a conceptual approach. It guides the reader from first principles through to an understanding of the computational techniques and the key algorithms. Understanding Bioinformatics is an invaluable companion for students from their first encounter with the subject through to more advanced studies. 

The book is divided into seven parts, with the opening part introducing the basics of nucleic acids, proteins and databases. Subsequent parts are divided into 'Applications' and 'Theory' Chapters, allowing readers to focus their attention effectively.  In each section, the Applications Chapter provides a fast and straightforward route to understanding the main concepts and 'getting started'. Each of these is then followed by Theory Chapters which give greater detail and present the underlying mathematics. In Part 2, Sequence Alignments, the Applications Chapter shows the reader how to get started on producing and analyzing sequence alignments, and using sequences for database searching, while the next two chapters look closely at the more advanced techniques and the mathematical algorithms involved. Part 3 covers evolutionary processes and shows how bioinformatics can be used to help build phylogenetic trees. Part 4 looks at the characteristics of whole genomes. In Parts 5 and 6 the focus turns to secondary and tertiary structure – predicting structural conformation and analysing structure-function relationships. The last part surveys methods of analyzing data from a set of genes or proteins of an organism and is rounded off with an overview of systems biology.

The writing style of Understanding Bioinformatics is notable for its clarity, while the extensive, full-color artwork has been designed to present the key concepts with simplicity and consistency. Each chapter uses mind-maps and flow diagrams to give an overview of the conceptual links within each topic. 

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Living, Dying, Grieving

Living, Dying, Grieving Lowest new price: $74.99
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Author: Dixie L. Dennis
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Many students wonder what it is like to die or how to cope when someone they love dies. Living, Dying, Grieving helps answer these important questions and provides a mature understanding of what death really is. Taking a "life education" approach, this book offers helpful tips and techniques for mastering a fear of death, suggests helpful ideas for taking care of the business of dying, and encourages students to live longer by adding excitement into their lives. With its unique balance of facts and emotions, both of which surround living, dying, and grieving across cultures and religions, the text gives students the perspective to effectively cope with death and the effects it will have on their lives.

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Theory in Health Promotion Research and Practice: Thinking Outside the Box

Theory in Health Promotion Research and Practice: Thinking Outside the Box Lowest new price: $138.63
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Author: Patricia Goodson
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Unlike other texts of its kind, Health Theory in Public Health Research and Practice: Thinking Outside the Box
uses an applied approach from a theoretical angle.

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Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise

Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise Lowest new price: $48.59
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Author: Robert I. Field

Regulation shapes all aspects of America's fragmented health care industry, from the flow of dollars to the communication between physicians and patients. It is the engine that translates public policy into action. While the health and lives of patients, as well as almost one-sixth of the national economy depend on its effectiveness, health care regulation in America is bewilderingly complex. Government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels direct portions of the industry, but hundreds of private organizations do so as well. Some of these overseers compete with one another, some conflict, and others collaborate. Their interaction is as important to the provision of health care as are the laws and rules they implement.

Health Care Regulation in America is a guide to this regulatory maze. It succinctly recaps the past and present conflicts that have guided the oversight of each industry segment over the past hundred years and explains the structure of regulation today. To make the system comprehensible, this book also presents the sweep of regulatory policy in the context of the interests, values, goals, and issues that guide it. Chapters cover the process of regulation and each key area of regulatory focus - professionals, institutions, financing arrangements, drugs and devices, public health, business relationships, and research.

In a uniquely American way, the system thrives on confrontation between competing interests but survives by engendering compromise. Robert Field shows that health care regulation is an inexorable force that nurtures as well as restricts the enterprise of American health care. For the student, practitioner, executive, policy analyst, or concerned citizen, this book is an invaluable guide to the policy, politics, and practice of an industry that directly touches us all.

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The Practice of Integrative Medicine: A Legal and Operational Guide

The Practice of Integrative Medicine: A Legal and Operational Guide Lowest new price: $72.57
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Author: Michael H. Cohen JD MBA
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Successfully Incorporate Integrative Medicine in a Wide Variety of Settings

Practitioners, facilities, and researchers encounter repeated requests from patients regarding the use of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) and there are few who do not know the benefits of its use. But the legal aspects of prescribing or denying CIM treatment are new and harder to navigate, requiring the guidance of lawyers, policy makers, and other practitioners. Based on interviews with over 20 health care providers and facilities who have successfully combined integrative medicine in their practices, this book outlines the pitfalls, legal road-blocks, and benefits of bringing complementary and integrative medicine into daily health care routines.

Discover:

  • What forces are driving the shift toward Integrative care
  • The key legal issues governing individuals vs. institutions
  • How established CIM institutions chose specific therapies, gained funding, and solved staffing issues
  • The regulations for credentialing and how to comply
  • Techniques for minimizing liability risks for institutions and individuals
  • Strategies for effective informed consent
  • Recommendations on dealing with the dietary supplement question

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