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Practical Solutions for Healthcare Management and Policy (Collection)

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A brand new collection of state-of-the-art insights into transforming healthcare, from world-renowned experts and practitioners… now in a convenient e-format, at a great price!

Making American healthcare work: 3 new eBooks get past ideology to deliver real solutions!

Even after Obamacare, America’s healthcare system is unsustainable and headed towards disaster. These three eBooks offer real solutions, not sterile ideology. In Overhauling America's Healthcare Machine: Stop the Bleeding and Save Trillions, leading healthcare expert and entrepreneur Douglas A. Perednia identifies the breathtaking complexity and specific inefficiencies that are driving the healthcare system towards collapse, and presents a new solution that protects patient and physician freedom, covers everyone, and won’t bankrupt America. Perednia shows how to design a far simpler system: one that delivers care to everyone by drawing on the best of both market efficiency and public "universality" — and is backed with detailed logic and objective calculations. Next, in Improving Healthcare Quality and Cost with Six Sigma, four leading experts introduce Six Sigma from the standpoint of the healthcare professional, showing exactly how to implement it successfully in real-world environments. The first 100% hands-on, start-to-finish blueprint for succeeding with Six Sigma in healthcare, this book covers every facet of Six Sigma in healthcare, demonstrating its use through examples and case studies from every area of the hospital: clinical, radiology, surgery, ICU, cardiovascular, laboratories, emergency, trauma, administrative services, staffing, billing, cafeteria, even central supply. Finally, in Reengineering Healthcare: A Manifesto for Radically Rethinking Healthcare Delivery JimChampy (“Reengineering the Corporation”) and Dr. Harry Greenspun show how reengineering methodologies can deliver breakthrough performance and efficiency improvements both within individual healthcare organizations and throughout the entire system, eliminating much of the 40%+ of U.S. healthcare costs now dedicated to administration. They demonstrate how reengineering can refocus investments on aligning quality and providing accessible care for millions more people.

From world-renowned healthcare management expertsDr. Doug Perednia, Praveen Gupta,Brett E. Trusko,Carolyn Pexton, H. James Harrington,Jim Champy, and Harry Greenspun, M.D.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents
  4. Overhauling America’s Healthcare Machine: Stop the Bleeding and Save Trillions
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Dedication Page
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. About the Author
    5. Part I. The Nature of the Beast
      1. 1. Introduction
      2. 2. Are We Getting What We’re Paying For?
      3. 3. Where Does All Our Money Go?
      4. 4. Into Thin Air
      5. 5. The Healthcare Machine
      6. 6. How and Why They Spin: Inside Key Wheels
    6. Part II. Why the Machine Is Breaking Down
      1. 7. Too Many Parts
      2. 8. Sand in the Gears
      3. 9. Friction
    7. Part III. How to Fix It
      1. 10. Defining the Desired Outcome
      2. 11. Overhauling Payment for Healthcare Goods and Services
      3. 12. Dumping Redundancy
      4. 13. Blowing Sand Out of the System
      5. 14. Lubricating Points of Friction
      6. 15. Where Does the Money Come From?
      7. 16. The End of an Era
    8. A. “Brief Strategy B” from the Federal Guidelines Regarding Smokers Who Report That They Are Unwilling to Quit
    9. References
    10. Index
    11. Financial Times Press
  5. Improving Healthcare Quality and Cost with Six Sigma
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Dedication Page
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. About the Authors
    5. Foreword
    6. Introduction
    7. Part I: The Need for Cutting Costs and Improving Quality in Healthcare
      1. Chapter 1 Trends in the Healthcare Industry
      2. Chapter 2 Excellence (Benchmarks) and Improvement Challenges in Healthcare System
      3. Chapter 3 Applicability of Six Sigma in Healthcare Organizations
    8. Part II: Methodology, Tools, and Measurements
      1. Chapter 4 The Healthcare Opportunity
      2. Chapter 5 Six Sigma Methodology
      3. Chapter 6 Understanding Problems: Define, Measure, and Analyze
      4. Chapter 7 Solving Problems: Improve and Control
    9. Part III: Benefiting from Six Sigma
      1. Chapter 8 Case Study Introduction and Profiles
      2. Chapter 9 Clinical Case Studies
      3. Chapter 10 Operational Case Studies
    10. Part IV: Rolling Out and Sustaining Six Sigma
      1. Chapter 11 Implementing a Six Sigma Culture
      2. Chapter 12 Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare
      3. Chapter 13 The Road Ahead
    11. Part V: Appendixes
      1. Appendix A PMBOK Tools and Techniques
      2. Appendix B The Six Sigma Body of Knowledge
      3. Appendix C Total Six Sigma Tools Self-Evaluation Form
      4. Appendix D Additional Resources
      5. Appendix E The Man I Want To Be!
    12. Index
    13. Financial Times Press
  6. Reengineering Health Care: A Manifesto for Radically Rethinking Health Care Delivery
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Praise for Reengineering Health Care
    3. Dedication Page
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Authors
    6. Introduction
    7. Chapter 1. Why Reengineer Health Care?
    8. Chapter 2. Meet Zeev Neuwirth, Reengineer
    9. Chapter 3. Harness Technology
    10. Chapter 4. Focus On Processes
    11. Chapter 5. Remember People
    12. Chapter 6. Meet Tom Knight, Reengineer
    13. Chapter 7. The Hunt For Reengineering Opportunities
    14. Epilogue
    15. Index
    16. Financial Times Press