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Healthcare Operations Management, Third Edition (AUPHA/HAP Book), Hardcover, None Edition by McLaughlin, Daniel


Hardcover: None Edition

Publication Date: 2017-03-01
Publisher: Health Administration Press
Hardcover : 456 pages
Edition: None Edition
Author: McLaughlin, Daniel
ISBN-10: 1567938515
ISBN-13: 9781567938517

Product Description Student Resources (click here for access) Instructor Resources: This book's Instructor Resources include PowerPoint slides, an updated test bank, teaching notes for the end-of-chapter exercises, Excel files and cases for selected chapters, and new case studies, for most chapters, with accompanying teaching notes. The new case studies are 1-3 pages each and are suitable for one class session or an online learning module. The answers to many of the dilemmas faced by the US healthcare system, such as increasing costs, inadequate access, and uneven quality, lie in organizational operations – the nuts and bolts of healthcare delivery. Leading healthcare organizations have begun to employ the programs, techniques, and tools of operations improvement that industries outside of healthcare have successfully used for decades. Healthcare Operations Management aims to help healthcare management students and working professionals find ways to improve the delivery of healthcare, with its complex web of patients, providers, reimbursement systems, physician relations, workforce challenges, and intensive government regulation. Taking an integrated approach, the book puts the tools and techniques of operations improvement into the context of healthcare so that readers learn how to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of tomorrow's healthcare system. Thoroughly revised and updated, this edition includes: A new chapter on big data and analytics for fact-based decision making More Excel examples to demonstrate the use of this prime analytics tool New case studies and exercises Expanded information on innovation and new approaches to care delivery With its plentiful examples, guidelines to software tools, and emphasis on contemporary healthcare management issues, this book provides current and future healthcare professionals alike with a broad foundation for implementing operational improvements in their organizations. Review The text does an excellent job introducing the historical perspective of operations management. Moreover, it provides information about current techniques used by organizations and payers to improve and/or reward operations such as pay-for-performance. I was pleased to see a robust instructor website that contains external links to related material, relevant case studies, and answers to end-of-chapter discussions and exercises. My sense is that this text translates well to practice and would make it proudly to the office. --Darrell Burke, PhD About the Author Daniel B. McLaughlin is the director of the Center for Health and Medical Affairs in the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Previously, he was the executive director of the National Institute of Health Policy at St. Thomas, the CEO of Hennepin County Medical Center, and the director of a county health system.

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