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Big Data in medical science – what exactly is that? What are the potentials for healthcare management? Where is Big Data at the moment? Which risk factors need to be kept in mind? What is hype and what is real potential? This book provides an impression of the new possibilities of networked data analysis and "Big Data" – for and within medical science and healthcare management. Big Data is about the collection, storage, search, distribution, statistical analysis and visualization of large amounts of data. This is especially relevant in healthcare management, as the amount of digital information is growing exponentially. An amount of data corresponding to 12 million novels emerges during the time of a single hospital stay. These are dimensions that cannot be dealt with without IT technologies. What can we do with the data that are available today? What will be possible in the next few years? Do we want everything that is possible? Who protects the data from wrong usage? More importantly, who protects the data from NOT being used? Big Data is the "resource of the 21st century" and might change the world of medical science more than we understand, realize and want at the moment. The core competence of Big Data will be the complete and correct collection, evaluation and interpretation of data. This also makes it possible to estimate the frame conditions and possibilities of the automation of daily (medical) routine. Can Big Data in medical science help to better understand fundamental problems of health and illness, and draw consequences accordingly? Big Data also means the overcoming of sector borders in healthcare management. The specialty of Big Data analysis will be the new quality of the outcomes of the combination of data that were not related before. That is why the editor of the book gives a voice to 30 experts, working in a variety of fields, such as in hospitals, in health insurance or as medical practitioners. The authors show potentials, risks, concrete practical examples, future scenarios, and come up with possible answers for the field of information technology and data privacy.
Series Editor: Michael Rigby This completely up-to-date resource equips readers with practical tools to understand and apply health economic methods. It introduces the key economic tools and the data available that can assist an economic decision and covers a range of areas from primary care and national data to global indicators of health. The information presented is applicable to all economic issues - at individual practice or nationwide policy level. Harnessing Information for Health Economics Analysis is a vital handbook for all clinicians, managers, and policy makers and shapers who make decisions about planning, commissioning and delivering healthcare. It will also be of great value to health economists, and postgraduate students in health economics and related disciplines.
The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics provides an accessible and authoritative guide to health economics, intended for scholars and students in the field, as well as those in adjacent disciplines including health policy and clinical medicine. The chapters stress the direct impact of health economics reasoning on policy and practice, offering readers an introduction to the potential reach of the discipline. Contributions come from internationally-recognized leaders in health economics and reflect the worldwide reach of the discipline. Authoritative, but non-technical, the chapters place great emphasis on the connections between theory and policy-making, and develop the contributions of health economics to problems arising in a variety of institutional contexts, from primary care to the operations of health insurers. The volume addresses policy concerns relevant to health systems in both developed and developing countries. It takes a broad perspective, with relevance to systems with single or multi-payer health insurance arrangements, and to those relying predominantly on user charges; contributions are also included that focus both on medical care and on non-medical factors that affect health. Each chapter provides a succinct summary of the current state of economic thinking in a given area, as well as the author's unique perspective on issues that remain open to debate. The volume presents a view of health economics as a vibrant and continually advancing field, highlighting ongoing challenges and pointing to new directions for further progress.
This textbook covers all general areas of knowledge required for a trainee, generalist medical administrator, and doctor undergoing training to be a medical administrator specialist. Chapters cover all the key topics on medical administration and leadership. Some of the key topics included are: health systems and policy, health law, private health and insurance, health disaster planning, population and public health, health information and technology, and health economics and financial management. Medical practitioners of today are part of huge changes in medical practice as continuing developments are happening in biomedical sciences and clinical practice with new health priorities, rising expectations among patients and the public, and changing societal attitudes. Consequently, basic knowledge and skills, while fundamentally important are not enough today on their own and doctors thus need to demonstrate leadership combined with sound management skills to drive the necessary changes required to meet the challenges head. This book serve as an invaluable resource for a wide spectrum of physicians including specialists, clinician managers and other health professionals, as well as non-clinical managers working in health. This is a gateway text for trainees in medical administration, specialist medical administrators, aspiring medical managers, health service managers, and heads of service and departments in various medical specialties.
Fifty years ago medicine was straightforward. Doctors had limited therapeutic options and patients did as they were told. Today, an array of medial interventions is putting increasing pressure on limited resources, patients are questioning everything and doctors are uncertain of their role. Health economists hoped to offer important insights to aid decision making, but their technical frameworks bore little resemblance to the practical requirements of end users. Now, this book presents the concepts and insights that health economics has to offer in a way that is accessible to every healthcare decision maker. Getting Health Economics into Practice is for all those who are involved in the planning, commissioning and delivery of healthcare. It illuminates the practical value that the concepts and principles of health economics can offer decision makers at all levels. Comprehensive and extensive, it is the first such book to be edited by a clinician rather than a health economist, with contributions from an expert panel of specialists. This approach ensures it is accessible and useful in the everyday work of health professionals. It is relevant for all healthcare sectors, in particular for Primary Care Trusts, and is essential reading for managers, researchers, and especially practitioners.
La mort est souvent perçue comme une injustice, un échec, une souffrance continue. L’allongement de l’espérance de vie dans nos sociétés occidentales, qui nous a éloignés des réalités de notre condition de mortels, y est assurément pour quelque chose. La pratique médicale aussi, qui a tendance à multiplier les soins et les traitements coûte que coûte, même quand l’espoir n’est plus permis.Face à cet état de fait, le chirurgien Atul Gawande s’interroge sur la mort et les limites de la médecine, et pose une question fondamentale : au crépuscule d’une vie, comment continuer à mener une existence aussi riche que possible ? Nombre de solutions existent, et une structure adaptée permet de gagner en qualité de vie. Atul Gawande l’illustre en racontant des histoires, parfois bouleversantes, et livre un véritable plaidoyer pour une médecine qui saurait écouter et discuter avec les patients de leurs désirs et de leurs peurs. À travers son approche humaniste de la question de la fin de vie, Atul Gawande a provoqué un vrai phénomène aux États-Unis, démontrant que la mort peut être apprivoisée et acceptée, et que l’on peut profiter jusqu’à la fin d’une vie pleine de sens, de satisfactions et de plaisirs. Traduit de l’anglais (États-Unis) par Odile DemangeAtul Gawande est un chirurgien américain réputé, professeur de médecine et rédacteur pour le New Yorker. Ses précédents ouvrages, Complications, Better et The Checklist Manifesto ont rencontré un très grand succès aux États-Unis.
Software applications once held on local computers and servers are beginning to shift to the public Internet sphere, and private health information is no exception. The likelihood of placing once restricted and private health records “in the cloud” is increasing. Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery focuses on cloud technologies that could affect quality in the healthcare field. Leading experts in this area offer their knowledge and contribute to the demystification of healthcare in the Cloud. This publication will prove to be a useful tool for undergraduate and graduate students of healthcare quality and management, healthcare managers, and industry professionals.
La mondialisation est-elle responsable de la hausse sans précédent des inégalités dans le monde ? Condamne-t-elle tout espoir d’égalité et de justice sociale ? En réalité, elle a eu des effets antagonistes. D’un côté, en raison de la croissance des économies émergentes, l’inégalité mondiale a diminué : le niveau de vie des Brésiliens, des Chinois et des Indiens se rapproche de celui des Américains et des Européens. En une vingtaine d’années, plus de 500 millions de personnes sont sorties de la pauvreté. Mais, d’un autre côté, les inégalités ont explosé à l’intérieur d’un grand nombre de pays, alimentant injustices et tensions sociales. Ce livre examine les tenants et les aboutissants de ce paradoxe, ainsi que les instruments dont disposent les décideurs nationaux et internationaux pour le maîtriser. Le développement de l’économie mondiale doit continuer à faire converger les niveaux de vie, mais ce progrès ne sera durable que s’il respecte un principe d’équité au sein même des nations.
"L'un des livres les plus influents depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale" ! « La liberté est une plante rare et délicate. » - Milton Friedman Et si l'on retournait aux sources de l'économie classique pour penser et trouver des réponses à la situation économique actuelle ? Paru pour la première fois en 1962, Capitalisme et Liberté est l'un des ouvrages clés de la pensée économique. Écrit sans jargon, il est surtout le premier livre d'économie accessible à tous. Dans ce livre, Milton Friedman défend la liberté économique comme condition nécessaire à toute liberté politique. Il y présente sa propre vision du libéralisme et son analyse pointue est encore et toujours d'actualité. Cela fait de cet ouvrage l'un des livres incontournables du xxe siècle. « L'un des livres les plus influents depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale. » - The Times Literary Supplement « Qu'on partage ou non les idées de Milton Friedman, la lecture de ce livre roboratif est un must pour tout citoyen curieux et intéressé par la réflexion et par des propositions sur la vie de la Cité. Même et peut-être surtout si elles sortent des chemins battus et ne sont pas toujours politiquement correctes, du moins dans notre pays. » - André Fourçans, professeur d'Économie à l'ESSEC « J'envie le lecteur qui grâce à ce livre va découvrir une chose extrêmement rare : une pensée qui libère à la place d'asservir. » - Charles Gave
Project Report from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: A+, Walden University (Technology and Management), course: Business Strategy and Policy, language: English, abstract: This paper contains a strategic financial and managerial business plan for Beatrice & Franklin Associates LLC. This company is looking to expand its product offering to include financial services, healthcare, export and import business, estates development, and business development consultancy in United States and Africa. Businesses undertake frequent strategic thinking and reviews to set their directions and organizational structure based on an analysis of their industry confinements. Beatrice & Franklin Associates LLC, will develop and operate on these business categories with high competitive edge. Following the first force in the five forces model of competition, which consisted of some competitive pressures associated to the market indicators and competing for buyer patronage that goes on among rival sellers in the industry.
Roy Lilley, creator of the best selling Tool Kit series for the NHS, has produced his personal A-Z of management topics. It covers key issues for today's managers to think about and act upon. The author takes the 26 letters of the alphabet and matches them to practical ideas for managers facing the challenges of change and the pressures of expectations. Each word he has chosen for his 'alphabet' encapsulates and describes a management style or achievement, or perhaps habits or routines, that have impressed him. They are words that describe the extra 'thing' that made a manager stand out, sparkle, seem different from the rest. Each idea is presented with hazard warnings, thinking-issues and exercises, for personal development and organisational improvement. This book is for any manager in healthcare, whether just starting out or a seasoned professional. Clinical directors, general practitioners, practice managers, managers in newly formed Primary Care Trusts and elsewhere in the NHS, and managers in the professions and trades that support and sell to the health service, will all find the book stimulating, informative and practical.
Real-life examples of how to apply intelligence in the healthcare industry through innovative analytics Healthcare analytics offers intelligence for making better healthcare decisions. Identifying patterns and correlations contained in complex health data, analytics has applications in hospital management, patient records, diagnosis, operating and treatment costs, and more. Helping healthcare managers operate more efficiently and effectively. Transforming Healthcare Analytics: The Quest for Healthy Intelligence shares real-world use cases of a healthcare company that leverages people, process, and advanced analytics technology to deliver exemplary results. This book illustrates how healthcare professionals can transform the healthcare industry through analytics. Practical examples of modern techniques and technology show how unified analytics with data management can deliver insight-driven decisions. The authors—a data management and analytics specialist and a healthcare finance executive—share their unique perspectives on modernizing data and analytics platforms to alleviate the complexity of the healthcare, distributing capabilities and analytics to key stakeholders, equipping healthcare organizations with intelligence to prepare for the future, and more. This book: Explores innovative technologies to overcome data complexity in healthcare Highlights how analytics can help with healthcare market analysis to gain competitive advantage Provides strategies for building a strong foundation for healthcare intelligence Examines managing data and analytics from end-to-end, from diagnosis, to treatment, to provider payment Discusses the future of technology and focus areas in the healthcare industry Transforming Healthcare Analytics: The Quest for Healthy Intelligence is an important source of information for CFO’s, CIO, CTO, healthcare managers, data scientists, statisticians, and financial analysts at healthcare institutions.
De l'un des pays les plus défavorisé du monde, le Bangladesh, Muhammad Yunus a suscité une extrordinaire révolution silencieuse qui touche le destin de millions d'individus et passionne les responsables économiques et politiques du monde entier. Sa banque, la Grameen, prête de l'argent aux plus démunis des démunis, à ceux qui n'offrent aucune garantie de remboursements - ni famille ni biens - et qui sont totalement rejetés pas les institutions traditionnelles. Alors qu'un prêt minime leur redonnerait le courage et la dignité de s'assumer. Aujourd'hui, le succès de sa méthode est spectaculaire. Non seulement dans son pays où plus de 10% de la population bénéficie de ses prêts dont la très grande majorité sont des femmes - avec un taux de remboursement supérieur à 90% - mais aussi dans 57 autres nations, dont les Etats-Unis, la Chine, l'Afrique du Sud et la France... Dans le monde entier, de multiples organismes s'inspirent de ses principes et les développent. Voici l'autobiographie de cet homme hors du commun qui, par son action et par sa pensée, à transgressé les préjugés économiques, politiques et religieux, et a réussi à imposer sa certitude. Pour vaincre la pauvreté, il ne suffit pas de lancer de gigantesques projets, il faut venir en aide au premier maillon de la chaîne économique :l'homme. Et lui redonner espoir.
A growing, aging population; the rise to epidemic proportions of various chronic diseases; competing, often overlapping medical technologies; and of course, skyrocketing costs compounded by waste and inefficiency - these are just a few of the multifarious challenges currently facing healthcare delivery. An unexpected source of solutions is being imported from the manufacturing sector: lean thinking. Lean Principles for Healthcare presents a conceptual framework, management principles, and practical tools for professionals tasked with designing and implementing modern, streamlined healthcare systems or overhauling faulty ones. Focusing on core components such as knowledge management, e-health, patient-centeredness, and collaborative care, chapters illustrate lean concepts in action across specialties (as diverse as nursing, urology, and emergency care) and around the globe. Extended case examples show health systems responding to consumer needs and provider realities with equal efficiency and effectiveness, and improved quality and patient outcomes. Further, contributors tackle the gamut of technological, medical, cultural, and business issues, among them: Initiatives of service-oriented architecture towards performance improvement Adapted lean thinking for emergency departments Lean thinking in dementia care through smart assistive technology Supporting preventive healthcare with persuasive services Value stream mapping for lean healthcare A technology mediated solution to reduce healthcare disparities Geared toward both how lean ideas can be carried out and how they are being used successfully in the real world, Lean Principles for Healthcare not only brings expert knowledge to healthcare managers and health services researchers but to all who have an interest in superior healthcare delivery.
Until now, research has given us only a limited understanding of how managers actually make sense of and apply management knowledge; how networks of interaction amongst managers help or hinder processes of knowledge diffusion and the sharing of best practice; and how these processes are all influenced both by the organisations in which managers act and by the professional communities of practice they belong to. Managing Modern Healthcare fills these important gaps in our understanding by drawing upon an in-depth study of management networks and practice in three healthcare organisations in the UK. It draws from the primary research a number of important and grounded lessons about how management networks develop and influence the spread of management knowledge and practice; how management training and development relates to the needs of managers facing challenging conditions; and how those conditions are themselves shaping the nature of management in healthcare. This book reveals how managers in practice are responding to the many contemporary challenges facing healthcare (and the NHS in particular) and how they are able or not to effectively exploit sources of knowledge, learning and best practice through the networks of practice they engage in to improve healthcare delivery and healthcare organisational performance. Managing Modern Healthcare makes a number of important theoretical contributions as well as practical recommendations. The theoretical and empirical contributions the book makes relate to wider work on networks and networking, management knowledge, situated learning/communities of practice, professionalization/professional identity and healthcare management more generally. The practical contribution comes in the form of recommendations for healthcare management practitioners and policy makers that are intended to impact upon and help enhance healthcare management delivery and performance.
101 Careers in Healthcare Management, Second Edition continues to be the only comprehensive guide to careers in health administration, ranging from entry-level management positions to the most senior executive opportunities. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes three new chapters that will assist students and healthcare managers alike. Additional content includes a quick historical overview of the field including its growth and transformation, essential traits that will prepare a professional for career change and advancement, and a call for new leadership competencies which every job candidate should adopt and master in a rapidly adapting industry. The book is replete with over 40 new interviews spanning those in entry-level positions to CEOs that reflect a greater diversity of careers and demographics in an evolving job market. Based on the most current data from the U.S. Department of Labor and professional societies in healthcare management, this guide describes careers in acute and long-term care, physician practices, international and government organizations, commercial insurance, consulting firms, executive search firms, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, medical devices, public health organizations, information technology and informatics, and regulatory agencies. In each setting, experts explain job responsibilities, educational requirements, opportunities, and cover traditional and nontraditional career pathways. Authored by two senior and highly respected leaders in health administration education and written in clear, jargon-free text, the second edition like its predecessor is easy-to-navigate and now offers even more insider advice for students of healthcare management, career-changers, and those working in the field who are considering career advancement. New to this Edition: New chapters on A Brief History of Healthcare Management, Preparation and Professionalism, and Leadership Competencies for an Uncertain Future. Over 40 new interviews with healthcare managers who have changed careers or advanced in their professional track
Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Advanced Practice Nursing category ìFinally, a definitive financial management book geared to nursing professionals who need to know health care finance in non-CPA terms. Dr. Waxman has organized excellent authors who are knowledgeable about their topic and address the issues using real-life examples that make sense to nursing professionalsÖI am thrilled to see [that] Dr. Waxman has used her knowledge and skills in producing a book that has been on my to-do list for years.î -Roxanne Spitzer, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN Editor in Chief, Nurse Leader Now more than ever, nurse leaders must be proficient in understanding the financial aspects of health care. This unique text, designed specifically for the DNP course in health care economics and finance, is the only book to embed economic and financial concepts in the context of nursing practice and nursing care systems. It offers a practical approach to business, finance, economics, and health policy that is designed to foster sound business and leadership skills within our complex health care systemóskills that will enable the DNP graduate to improve the quality of health care delivery while reducing costs and improving outcomes. Key Topics Covered: Economics of health care ï Insurance coverage ï Reimbursement ï Policy ï Budgeting ïStrategic planning ï Quality ï Data analysis ï Ethics ï Entrepreneurship ï Marketing ï Business plan development ï Project management ï Grant writing ï Teaching financial management ï Global health Key Features: Offers multiple real-life examples Examines the economic and financial implications of evidence-based practice and quality improvement by focusing on ambulatory and acute care clinical research and quality initiatives Enables students to understand the cost of care as it relates to the quality of care and ethics Includes special section on finance for independent practitioners Incorporates critical thinking questions for students at different levels Addresses the required competencies designated in the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, as well as those set forth by the AONE