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Portable Health Administration

  • ID: 1769645
  • Book
  • December 2003
  • 326 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

The Portable MHA is a concise, readable book that gives an overview of the information covered in a Master of Health Administration program. The material is presented in a fashion so that professionals, administrative academics, and graduate students would be able to read, understand and utilise the information. The text offers distinct benefits to a variety of users. Academic, professional and medical students will be given an understanding of the health care system in which they will have to practice. They will learn how organisations function, and the real role of leadership. Administrative academics, practising clinicians and others assuming management roles but lacking formal training in Health Administration, will be introduced to the language and principles of Health Administration. Graduate students in the field will have the opportunity to be introduced to it by a team of educators experienced in the instruction of a spectrum of students and "real world" consultation experience adding further relevance to their chapters.

* Contains 16 in-depth chapters
* Has wide appeal to health/medical and life sciences audiences
* Possible textbook use for graduate programs invovled in Health Administration
* Can be used as part of an internal educational and orientation course for organizations

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Overview

Environmental Issues: Health Care Systems, Politics and Policy, and Access
Health Administration: Systems, Policy and Management
How Politics Makes Health Policy
Poverty and the Ethics of Equitable Access and Quality

Critical Organization & Management Elements
The Tough Work of Leadership
Developing Networks to Deal with Complex Health Care Problems
Management Information Systems for Clinicians: Design and Function
Medical Care Quality: Double Track Thinking and Action
Quality Care and Academic Medical Centers: the Need for Physician
Listening to Stakeholders Input
Interviews, Focus Groups Surveys and Direct Observation
Lessons Learned from Hospital Mergers

Finance, Economics, and Insurance
Its Not About the Money: Financing and Payment of Physician Services
Understanding Health Insurance
Implementing Cost Control in Healthcare
Physicain Rewards in the Academic Medical Center

The Future
Design and Redesign of the Health Systems' Futures
Need for Health Policy Education in the Medical Curriculum
Healthy Communities: Past, Present, and Future
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Ziegenfuss, James
Sassani, Joseph W.
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