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Hospital Capacity Management: Insights and Strategies
by , Allison Smith

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English

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Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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This book details many of the key processes, procedures and administrative realities which make up the healthcare system we all encounter when we visit the ER or the hospital. It walks through, in detail, how these systems work, how they came to be this way, why they are set up as they are, and then, in many cases, why and how they should be improved right now. Many examples, pulled from the lifelong experiences of the authors, from published studies and from well-documented case studies are provided, both to illustrate and to support arguments for change.
Sanità Digitale e Privacy: La certificazione sulla privacy per i...
by , Sergio Ferri

Language

Italian

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Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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La crescente diffusione di sistemi e tecnologie ICT (come FSE, Cartella clinica elettronica,Telemedicina, ecc.) nel sistema sanitario richiede il superamento di ostacoli non solo strutturali, ma anche culturali, attraverso la formazione e l'aggiornamento degli operatori sanitari. Questo libro si pone l'obiettivo di contribuire allo sviluppo della conoscenza e della consapevolezza sugli impatti delle nuove tecnologie ICT sulla privacy dei pazienti. Gli autori sono Giuseppe Mastronardi (Presidente AICA e Professore Ordinario di Sistemi di Elaborazione delle Informazioni al Politecnico di Bari) e Sergio Ferri (Consulente Privacy e Privacy Officer; esperto di sistemi organizzativi e cybersecurity).
Cheers to Health: Juice, Super-Food Smoothie and other healthy co...
by Diana Ralys Kristina Vyst...

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English

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Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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Diana Ralys Bestseller of Your Health is Your Beauty and her daughter Kristina Vystartaite share recipes of juices and super food smoothies and other healthy concoctions. The recipes that keep them healthy, happy and so energetic, that people around them wonder how it's possible. <br />This is not your typical mother-daughter relationship. We work together at the Diana Ralys Skin Health Spa and have the same passion for whole-istic health. In this book you will find recipes that were created by both of us. As well, we will give you tips and tricks how to get the maximum nutrients into your daily diet. This is not a fad diet, or a quick fix. You are embarking on a journey for better health.Our suggestion is don’t ever deprive yourself and don’t try to make too many changes all at once. When you start out, it is much more inviting to add a glass of juice and a smoothie here and there, rather than to eliminate meals and try to be a superhero. Remember, the best plan is the one you actually do. This is where most diets fail. You drop your daily routine overnight and try something completely out of the ordinary. All of sudden, you find yourself feeling discouraged. <br />Our mission is to get this information to as many people as we can. It would be selfish to keep it just to ourselves. Throughout our experience we have seen such a great boost in energy, clearer mind and so many other life changing benefits. Share this with your friends and family.<br />Your job is easy, just follow recipes in this book and enjoy the benefits! <br />IMPORTANT! Side effects may include: never getting sick, weight loss, endless energy, addiction to superfoods, absence of headaches, creativity overload, and expanding your lifespan by multiple years. Now you were warned.
Advancing Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment:...
by , Yi Zhang

Language

English

Pages

62

Publication Date

March 22, 2017

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<p>This book addresses up-to-date urban health issues from a systems perspective and provides an appealing integrated urban development strategy based on a 10-year global interdisciplinary research programme created by the International Council for Science (ICSU), and sponsored by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the United Nations University (UNU). The unique feature of this book is its “systems approach” to urban health and wellbeing: solution-oriented for science and society and not purely theoretical, it can be applied in the context of decision-making, and has the potential to unlock cities’ unused potential by promoting health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the inter- and transdisciplinary urban issues addressed in this book are examined from a cross-sectoral perspective – e.g. the transport sector is addressed in connection with air pollution, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and the loss of productivity. The interconnected thinking to urban health and wellbeing makes the book a particularly valuable resource. </p><p>Decision makers in city administrations and civil society organizations from different geographical regions will find the book an informative and inspiring guide for delivering towards the goals of the New Urban Agenda, for which health can be the vital indicator of progress. Graduate students and researchers will be attracted by the case studies, systems methods and models provided in the book.</p>
Strategic Thinking in a Hospital Setting (SpringerBriefs in Publi...
by A. L. Hamdan

Language

English

Pages

86

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<p>Translating the realities of healthcare reform and healthcare costs into competitive hospital practice is the goal of this accessible, jargon-free guide. Taking its cue from Michael Porter’s highly-regarded business strategies, it offers a sound framework for hospitals looking to develop efficient, patient-centered service delivery, identifying keys to clinical, administrative, and marketing success. The book organizes business and clinical priorities where they intersect so that physicians throughout healthcare systems can understand their role in building and sustaining innovation, and leverage their strengths and system resources toward meeting patient needs. In addition, chapters review eight core strategic tools, describe possibilities for their implementation, and provide in-depth findings on Porter’s methods as used in a diverse group of hospitals across Lebanon.</p><br /><br /><p>Included in the coverage:</p><br /><br /><p>· Porter’s strategies in health care: cost leadership versus differentiation strategy</p><br /><br /><p>· Sources of competitive advantage</p><br /><br />· How to prepare an organization for innovation<p></p><br /><br /><p>· Strategic framework in a hospital setting</p><br /><br /><p>· Application of Porter’s strategies in Lebanese hospitals</p><br /><br /><p>· Correlation between type of strategy and performance</p>A well-designed blueprint for enhancing patient satisfaction and system cost-effectiveness, <i>Strategic Thinking in a Hospital Setting</i> is aimed at both frontline physicians in practice and those assuming administrative positions in healthcare facilities and in hospital settings in particular.<br />  <p></p>
Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing (Revel)
by Eleanor J. Sullivan

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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<P>This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.</P> <p style="margin: 0px;"> <i>For courses in nursing management in programs including baccalaureate degrees in generic and BSN completion, and graduate-level nursing programs; for education departments in health care organizations; for nurses in clinical practice who aspire to leadership; and for nurses already in leadership positions.</i> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;">More than ever before, today’s rapidly changing, volatile healthcare environment demands highly developed management skills and superb leadership. <b>Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing </b>will help both practicing and student nurses manage successfully today, as well as into the future. This book combines practicality with conceptual understanding, tapping expertise of contributors from many relevant disciplines, especially healthcare management professionals. Updated to reflect the current state of healthcare, the Ninth Edition offers new or expanded coverage of the Affordable Care Act; evolving models of healthcare; cultural and gender diversity; quality management; emotional leadership; social media; harassing, bullying, and lack of civility in healthcare; emergency preparedness for terrorism, disasters, and mass shootings; and prevention of workplace violence. Two new chapters round out this award-winning text: “Understanding Legal and Ethical Issues” and “Imagining the Future.”</p> <br /> <i> </i>
Data Science and Big Data: An Environment of Computational Intell...
by Springer

Language

English

Pages

303

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<div><div>This book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date treatise of a range of methodological and algorithmic issues. It also discusses implementations and case studies, identifies the best design practices, and assesses data analytics business models and practices in industry, health care, administration and business.</div><div>Data science and big data go hand in hand and constitute a rapidly growing area of research and have attracted the attention of industry and business alike. The area itself has opened up promising new directions of fundamental and applied research and has led to interesting applications, especially those addressing the immediate need to deal with large repositories of data and building tangible, user-centric models of relationships in data. Data is the lifeblood of today’s knowledge-driven economy.</div><div>Numerous data science models are oriented towards end users and along with the regular requirements for accuracy (which are present in any modeling), come the requirements for ability to process huge and varying data sets as well as robustness, interpretability, and simplicity (transparency). Computational intelligence with its underlying methodologies and tools helps address data analytics needs.</div><div>The book is of interest to those researchers and practitioners involved in data science, Internet engineering, computational intelligence, management, operations research, and knowledge-based systems.</div></div>
Analytics and Decision Support in Health Care Operations Manageme...
by Yasar A. Ozcan

Language

English

Pages

600

Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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<b>A compendium of health care quantitative techniques based in Excel</b> <p><i>Analytics and Decision Support in Health Care Operations</i> is a comprehensive introductory guide to quantitative techniques, with practical Excel-based solutions for strategic health care management. This new third edition has been extensively updated to reflect the continuously evolving field, with new coverage of predictive analytics, geographical information systems, flow process improvement, lean management, six sigma, health provider productivity and benchmarking, project management, simulation, and more. Each chapter includes additional new exercises to illustrate everyday applications, and provides clear direction on data acquisition under a variety of hospital information systems. Instructor support includes updated Excel templates, PowerPoint slides, web based chapter end supplements, and data banks to facilitate classroom instruction, and working administrators will appreciate the depth and breadth of information with clear applicability to everyday situations. <p>The ability to use analytics effectively is a critical skill for anyone involved in the study or practice of health services administration. This book provides a comprehensive set of methods spanning tactical, operational, and strategic decision making and analysis for both current and future health care administrators. <ul> <li>Learn critical analytics and decision support techniques specific to health care administration</li> <li>Increase efficiency and effectiveness in problem-solving and decision support</li> <li>Locate appropriate data in different commonly-used hospital information systems</li> <li>Conduct analyses, simulations, productivity measurements, scheduling, and more</li> </ul> <p>From statistical techniques like multiple regression, decision-tree analysis, queuing and simulation, to field-specific applications including surgical suite scheduling, roster management, quality monitoring, and more, analytics play a central role in health care administration. <i>Analytics and Decision Support in Health Care Operations</i> provides essential guidance on these critical skills that every professional needs.
Microbial Food Safety: A Food Systems Approach
by , W. Nganje

Language

English

Pages

200

Publication Date

March 17, 2017

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This interdisciplinary textbook provides the reader with vital information and comprehensive coverage of foodborne microbial pathogens of potential risk to human consumers. It includes human pathogens and toxins originating from plants, fungi and animal products and considers their origin, risk, prevention and control. From the perspectives of microorganisms and humans, the authors incorporate concepts from the social and economic sciences as well as microbiology, providing synergies to learn about complex food systems as a whole, and each stage that can present an opportunity to reduce risk of microbial contamination. Microbial Food Safety: A Food Systems Approach explains concepts through a food supply network model to show the interactions between how humans move food through the global food system and the impacts on microorganisms and risk levels of microbial food safety. Written by authors renowned in the field and with extensive teaching experience, this book is essential reading for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students of food microbiology, food safety and food science, in addition to professionals working in these areas.
Key Concepts and Issues in Nursing Ethics
by Springer

Language

English

Pages

221

Publication Date

March 08, 2017

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<p>Short case studies, based on real stories from the health care arena, ensure that each chapter of this book is rooted in descriptions of nursing practise that are grounded, salient narratives of nursing care. The reader is assisted to explore the ethical dimension of nursing practice: what it is and how it can be portrayed, discussed, and analysed within a variety of practice and theoretical contexts. One of the unique contributions of this book is to consider nursing not only in the context of the individual nurse – patient relationship but also as a social good that is of necessity limited, due to the ultimate limits on the nursing and health care resource. This book will help the reader consider what good nursing looks like, both within the context of limitations on resources and under conditions of scarcity.</p><p> Indeed, any discussion of ethical issues in nursing should be well grounded in a conceptualisation of nursing that nursing students and practising nursing can recognise, accept and engage with. Nursing, like medicine, social work and teaching has a clear moral aim – to do good. In the case of nursing to do good for the patient. However it is vital that in the pressurised, constrained health service of the 21st century, we help nurses explore what this might mean for nursing practice and what can reasonably be expected of the individual nurse in terms of good nursing care.<br /></p><div></div>

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