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Principles of Health Care Management: Foundations for a Changing Health Care System, Second Edition
by:Seth B. Goldsmith
Faced with strict government regulations and increasing service demands by consumers, healthcare providers find themselves accountable on both ends. Written to reflect the realities of the 21st century, Principles of Health Care Management considers the many outside forces influencing health care institutions, and in doing so provides a progressive and...
Faced with strict government regulations and increasing service demands by consumers, healthcare providers find themselves accountable on both ends. Written to reflect the realities of the 21st century, Principles of Health Care Management considers the many outside forces influencing health care institutions, and in doing so provides a progressive and modern reference on how to effectively manage a health organization. Using relevant case studies to illustrate key points, this text explains the critical changes and challenges that administrators must deal with as they go about practicing their profession and what students must learn as they begin their study of this vital field. The Second Edition is a thorough revision with updated data, additional case studies, and a new section that explores new health legislation introduced after January 2009. See below for complete detials on what's new to this edition. Organized into five sections, the text covers: Essential foundation material on the U.S. health system; A review of the essentials of healthcare management; An examination of the crucial area of corporate compliance; A look at how consumerism affects the healthcare organization; A model of accountable management that begins with a reconceptualization of strategic planning and ends with an analysis of the accountable organization. New to the Second Edition: The Second Edition maintains the overall organization of the previous edition, with updated and expanded material throughout. New material, including case studies (with discussion questions and assignments) and a new chapter, are outlined below: Chapter 1 Updated data plus additional information on newly developing organizations and programs. Also added two new case studies: Chamber of Commerce Presentation and The Florida Center for Geriatric Assessment ; Chapter 2 Added two new case studies: Smoking! and Hospital Acquired Infection . Also, edited examples and added more current material. Chapter 6 New chapter! The Managerial Challenge of 21st Consumerism includes material on how to utilize the internet for best results. Chapter 7 Additional section on managing in tough economic times (firing without hostility) as well as two new case studies: Firing the CEO and Clowning Around (formerly Chapter 6); Chapter 8 Added new case study: Kosher for Passover (formerly Chapter 7); Chapter 10 Added new case study: Strategic Dismissal (formerly Chapter 8); Chapter 11 Updated information of financial issues with more emphasis on capital financing issues as well as tough financial choices in hard times. Added two new case studies: The Pressure Ulcer and The Successor (formerly Chapter 10); Chapter 12 Added new case study: Credit Crunch Case (formerly Chapter 11); Chapter 13 Added new case study: Emtala Case (formerly Chapter 12); Chapter 17 Added two new case study: Out-Patient Imaging: The Perfect Storm and International Marketing Case (formerly Chapter 16)
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