Health Systems Science

Health Systems Science Author Susan E. Skochelak
ISBN-10 9780702070372
Release 2016-11-30
Pages 400
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Developed by the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, Health Systems Science is the first text that focuses on providing a fundamental understanding of how health care is delivered, how health care professionals work together to deliver that care, and how the health system can improve patient care and health care delivery. Along with basic and clinical science, Health Systems Science (HSS) is rapidly becoming a crucial "third pillar" of medical science, requiring a practical, standardized curriculum with an emphasis on understanding the role of human factors, systems engineering, leadership, and patient improvement strategies that will help transform the future of health care and ensure greater patient safety. Complete coverage of the evolving field of HSS includes patient safety, quality improvement, evidence-based medicine, value in health care, interprofessional teamwork, stewardship of health care resources, population management, clinical informatics, care coordination, leadership, and health care financing/reform. Patient improvement strategies incorporates checklists, information technology, team training, and more. A consistent chapter template provides clear coverage of each topic, including Learning Objectives, Chapter Outline, Core Chapter Content, Summary, Questions for Reflection, and Annotated Bibliography and References. Highly relevant content applicable to today’s evolving health care delivery written by experts in key, emerging areas of HSS. Developed in partnership with the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, at the forefront of change and innovation in medical education.



Systems Science and Population Health

Systems Science and Population Health Author Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed
ISBN-10 9780190492410
Release 2017-02-01
Pages 304
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Population health is complex and multileveled, encompassing dynamic interactions between cells, societies, and everything in between. Our typical approach to studying population health, however, remains oriented around a reductionist approach to conceptualizing, empirically analyzing, and intervening to improve population health. The trouble is that interventions founded on simplifying a complex world often do not work, sometimes yielding failure or, even worse, harm. The difficult truth is that "silver bullet" health science often fails, and understanding these failures can help us improve our approach to health science, and, ultimately, population health. SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND POPULATION HEALTH employs principles from across a range of sciences to refine the way we understand population health. By augmenting traditional analytic approaches with new tools like machine learning, microsimulation, and social network analysis, population health can be studied as a dynamic and complex system. This allows us to understand population health as a complex whole, offering new insights and perspectives that stand to improve the health of the public. This text offers the first educational and practical guide to this forward-thinking approach. Comprising 17 chapters from the vanguard of population health, epidemiology, computer science, and medicine, this book offers a three-part introduction to the subject: · An intellectual and conceptual history of systems science as it intersects with population health · Concise, introductory overviews of important and emerging methodological tools in systems science, including systems dynamics, agent-based modeling, microsimulation, social network analysis, and machine-learning-all with relevant examples drawn from population health literature · An exploration of future implications for systems science and its applications to our understanding of population health issues For researchers, students, and practitioners, SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND POPULATION HEALTH redefines many of the foundational elements of how we understand population health. It should not be missed.



Health Systems Science

Health Systems Science Author Susan E. Skochelak
ISBN-10 0323461166
Release 2016-12-16
Pages 400
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Developed by the American Medical Association's Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, Health Systems Science is the first text that focuses on providing a fundamental understanding of how health care is delivered, how health care professionals work together to deliver that care, and how the health system can improve patient care and health care delivery. Along with basic and clinical science, Health Systems Science (HSS) is rapidly becoming a crucial 'third pillar' of medical science, requiring a practical, standardized curriculum with an emphasis on understanding the role of human factors, systems engineering, leadership, and patient improvement strategies that will help transform the future of health care and ensure greater patient safety. Complete coverage of the evolving field of HSS includes patient safety, quality improvement, evidence-based medicine, value in health care, interprofessional teamwork, stewardship of health care resources, population management, clinical informatics, care coordination, leadership, and health care financing/reform. Patient improvement strategies incorporates checklists, information technology, team training, and more. A consistent chapter template provides clear coverage of each topic, including Learning Objectives, Chapter Outline, Core Chapter Content, Summary, Questions for Reflection, and Annotated Bibliography and References. Highly relevant content applicable to today's evolving health care delivery written by experts in key, emerging areas of HSS. Developed in partnership with the AMA's Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, at the forefront of change and innovation in medical education. Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience includes access -- on a variety of devices -- to the complete text, images, and references from the book.



Writing a History and Physical

Writing a History and Physical Author Jeffrey L. Greenwald
ISBN-10 1560536020
Release 2003
Pages 59
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Central to providing excellent patient care is excellent communication, for which a well-written History and Physical is crucial. This book is a step-by-step guide to help medical students, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, etc. write a comprehensive, clear, and useful History and Physical. Writing an effective History and Physical is as much an art as science, and this handy guide provides a roadmap for organizing facts in a logical and well-constructed fashion. The text also presents an abridged version for quick reference and a valuable section on how to write daily progress notes. The author's tips pearls, and advice help the reader navigate the principles and goals of the History and Physical Contains more explanations, tips and advice than existing books for what to include and why Memorable good and bad examples reinforce themes in the text



Health Informatics

Health Informatics Author Ramona Nelson
ISBN-10 9780323100953
Release 2013-06-14
Pages 535
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Covering a range of skills and systems, this title prepares you for work in technology-filled clinical field. It includes topics such as clinical decision support, clinical documentation, provider order entry systems, system implementation, adoption issues, and more.



Clinical Neurodynamics

Clinical Neurodynamics Author Michael Shacklock
ISBN-10 9780750654562
Release 2005
Pages 251
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Applies and modifies Maitland techniques to neural mobilization, refining and improving practical skills for clinical physiotherapists and physically-based occupational therapists. The text outlines the concept of neurodynamics and the basic mechanisms in movement of the nervous system and describes what can go wrong. Causal mechanisms are linked to diagnosis and treatment of pain and musculoskeletal problems in a systematic way. Various treatment techniques for each diagnostic category are presented and applied to specific clinical problems such as neck pain, headache, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain to name a few. These are common problems in which therapists often miss a neural component.



Behavior and Medicine

Behavior and Medicine Author Danny Wedding
ISBN-10 9781613343753
Release 2010-07
Pages 368
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This new edition of one of the most popular and highly regarded texts on behavioral and social science in medicine has been fully revised and updated. It is structured to reflect the latest Institute of Medicine recommendations on the teaching of behavioral and social sciences in medicine. Its 25 chapters are divided into five core domains: mind-body interactions in health and disease, patient behavior, the physician’s role and behavior, physician-patient interactions, social and cultural issues in health care along with health policy and economics.



Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

Improving Diagnosis in Health Care Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309377690
Release 2016-01-29
Pages 472
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Getting the right diagnosis is a key aspect of health care - it provides an explanation of a patient's health problem and informs subsequent health care decisions. The diagnostic process is a complex, collaborative activity that involves clinical reasoning and information gathering to determine a patient's health problem. According to Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, diagnostic errors-inaccurate or delayed diagnoses-persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients. It is likely that most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences. Diagnostic errors may cause harm to patients by preventing or delaying appropriate treatment, providing unnecessary or harmful treatment, or resulting in psychological or financial repercussions. The committee concluded that improving the diagnostic process is not only possible, but also represents a moral, professional, and public health imperative. Improving Diagnosis in Health Care a continuation of the landmark Institute of Medicine reports To Err Is Human (2000) and Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) finds that diagnosis-and, in particular, the occurrence of diagnostic errorsâ€"has been largely unappreciated in efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care. Without a dedicated focus on improving diagnosis, diagnostic errors will likely worsen as the delivery of health care and the diagnostic process continue to increase in complexity. Just as the diagnostic process is a collaborative activity, improving diagnosis will require collaboration and a widespread commitment to change among health care professionals, health care organizations, patients and their families, researchers, and policy makers. The recommendations of Improving Diagnosis in Health Care contribute to the growing momentum for change in this crucial area of health care quality and safety.



Third International Conference on System Science in Health Care

Third International Conference on System Science in Health Care Author W. van Eimeren
ISBN-10 9783642699399
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 1451
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In the early stages of planning the Third International Conference in System Science in Health Care, the steering committee members, most of whom had participated in the first conference in Paris (1976) and the second in Montreal (1980), made some basic decisions about organization of subject matter. The earlier meetings had been very successful in bringing together specialists from the health professions and the traditional sciences. In addition to physicians and nurses, these were representatives of the disciplines of the behavioral sciences, system theory, economics, engineering, and the emergency fields of management science and informatics -all concerned with the development of health resources in a broad system context. The reported research and experience of the many disciplines represented had dealt with one or more of three concerns: 1) a major health problem, such as cardiovascular disease, or an important popUlation at risk, such as the elderly or children or workers; 2) some generic aspect of organization and decision making, including trial and evaluation ofinnovative health strategies; and 3) the methodology of research and analysis in system of health service. The challenge to the conference organizers lay in the eliciting and arranging of experiences in such a way that the health services could be seen as purposeful,living, evolving systems.



Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare

Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare Author Volker Scheid
ISBN-10 9780702048364
Release 2011-10-24
Pages 256
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Traditional East Asian healthcare systems have moved rapidly from the fringes of healthcare systems in the West towards the centre over the past 50 years. This change of status for traditional medicines presents their practitioners with both opportunities and challenges as the focus shifts from one of opposition towards one of integration into biomedically dominated healthcare systems. Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare examines the opportunities and challenges of integrating East Asian medicine into Western healthcare systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Volker Scheid and Hugh MacPherson bring together contributions from acknowledged experts from a number of different disciplines - including clinical researchers, Chinese Medicine practitioners, historians, medical anthropologists, experts in the social studies of science, technology and medicine - to examine and debate the impact of the evidence-based medicine movement on the ongoing modernization of East Asian medicines. The book considers the following questions: •What are the values, goals and ethics implicit within traditional East Asian medical practices? • What claims to effectiveness and safety are made by East Asian medical practices? •What is at stake in subjecting these medical practices to biomedical models of evaluation? • What constitutes best practice? How is it to be defined and measured? • What are the ideologies and politics behind the process of integration of East Asian medical practices into modern health care systems? • What can we learn from a variety of models of integration into contemporary healthcare?



Studying A Study and Testing a Test

Studying A Study and Testing a Test Author Richard K. Riegelman
ISBN-10 9780781774260
Release 2012-06-18
Pages 340
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Rev. ed. of: Studying a study and testing a test / Richard K. Riegelman.



Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement

Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement Author Trevor L. Strome
ISBN-10 9781118760154
Release 2013-10-02
Pages 240
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Improve patient outcomes, lower costs, reduce fraud—all with healthcare analytics Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement walks your healthcare organization from relying on generic reports and dashboards to developing powerful analytic applications that drive effective decision-making throughout your organization. Renowned healthcare analytics leader Trevor Strome reveals in this groundbreaking volume the true potential of analytics to harness the vast amounts of data being generated in order to improve the decision-making ability of healthcare managers and improvement teams. Examines how technology has impacted healthcare delivery Discusses the challenge facing healthcare organizations: to leverage advances in both clinical and information technology to improve quality and performance while containing costs Explores the tools and techniques to analyze and extract value from healthcare data Demonstrates how the clinical, business, and technology components of healthcare organizations (HCOs) must work together to leverage analytics Other industries are already taking advantage of big data. Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement helps the healthcare industry make the most of the precious data already at its fingertips for long-overdue quality and performance improvement.



Pearls for Leaders in Academic Medicine

Pearls for Leaders in Academic Medicine Author Emery A Wilson
ISBN-10 9780387771144
Release 2008-05-28
Pages 72
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This is a collection of concise bits of advice for medical school administrators on how to manage the challenges of playing a leadership role. The book covers topics ranging from how to negotiate the terms of a contract once you have accepted an administrative position, to broaching difficult subjects like termination, to managing budget crises. The authors have several years of experience as leaders in academic medicine and each "pearl" is the product of their practical expertise.



Understanding Patient Safety Second Edition

Understanding Patient Safety  Second Edition Author Robert Wachter
ISBN-10 9780071808125
Release 2012-05-23
Pages 320
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Complete coverage of the core principles of patient safety Understanding Patient Safety, 2e is the essential text for anyone wishing to learn the key clinical, organizational, and systems issues in patient safety. The book is filled with valuable cases and analyses, as well as up-to-date tables, graphics, references, and tools -- all designed to introduce the patient safety field to medical trainees, and be the go-to book for experienced clinicians and non-clinicians alike. Features NEW chapter on the critically important role of checklists in medical practice NEW case examples throughout Expanded coverage of the role of computers in patient safety and outcomes Expanded coverage of new patient initiatives from the Joint Commission



Sterile Processing for Pharmacy Technicians

Sterile Processing for Pharmacy Technicians Author Karen Davis
ISBN-10 9781455711277
Release 2013-09-16
Pages 147
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Covering aseptic technique and how to prepare sterile products, this book ensures safety, accuracy, and correctness of medications. Reflecting American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) competencies, this book provides principles and guidelines, laboratory exercises, and hands-on practice with actual institutional orders. Written by expert pharmacy technician educator, this book also provides checklists that map to ASHP competencies.



Medical Sciences E Book

Medical Sciences E Book Author Jeannette Naish
ISBN-10 9780702052491
Release 2014-05-02
Pages 912
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An integrated approach to teaching basic sciences and clinical medicine has meant that medical students have been driven to a range of basic science textbooks to find relevant information. Medical Sciences is designed to do the integration for you. In just one book, the diverse branches of medical science are synthesised into the appropriate systems of the human body, making this an invaluable aid to approaching the basics of medicine within in a clinical context. . An integrated approach to teaching basic sciences and clinical medicine has meant that medical students have been driven to a range of basic science textbooks to find relevant information. Medical Sciences does the integration for you. In just one book, the diverse branches of medical science are synthesised into the appropriate systems of the human body, making this an invaluable aid to approaching the basics of medicine within in a clinical context. Eleven new contributors. Completely new chapters on Biochemistry and cell biology, Genetics, The nervous system, Bones, muscle and skin, Endocrine and reproductive systems, The cardiovascular system, The renal system and Diet and nutrition. Completely revised and updated throughout with over 35 new illustrations . Expanded embryology sections with several new illustrations.



Concepts for Nursing Practice

Concepts for Nursing Practice Author Jean Foret Giddens
ISBN-10 9780323389464
Release 2015-11-30
Pages 576
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Looking for a conversational and easy-to-follow book that walks you through the most important nursing concepts and helps you apply them in practice? Then look no further than Concepts for Nursing Practice, 2nd Edition! Written by conceptual learning expert Jean Giddens, this innovative interactive text explains 58 of the most common nursing concepts — including six all new concepts — that span the areas of patient physiology, patient behavior, and the professional nursing environment. Featured exemplars for each concept are also discussed to help you more easily understand the concepts and apply them to the clinical setting. In addition to more concepts and featured exemplar sections, this new second edition also boasts a more intuitive organization and review questions for both RN and LPN/LVN programs. In a nutshell, Concepts for Nursing Practice, 2nd Edition is not only the key to understanding nursing concepts, it’s also the way to hone your clinical reasoning skills and be confidently prepared for almost any workplace situation. Authoritative content written by expert Jean Giddens sets the standard for the rapidly growing concept-based curriculum movement. Exemplar lists for each concept, covering the lifespan and all clinical settings aid readers in assimilating concepts into practice. Case studies in each chapter allow readers to apply knowledge of concepts to real world examples. Logical organization of concepts into units and themes helps readers form immediate connections among related concepts – a key to conceptual learning. Original concept illustrations give readers visual cues to understanding and making connections across concepts. NEW! Six all-new concepts — spirituality, self-management, sleep, hormonal regulation, fatigue, and health disparities — cover a broader spectrum of nursing practice and provide added flexibility across a variety of nursing programs. NEW! Featured exemplar sections highlight selected exemplars related to each concept and provide a brief synopsis of the exemplar. NEW! Expanded resources for LPN/LVN programs include unique student review questions to offer additional study assistance. NEW! Revised format for Health and Illness concepts includes concise and consistent explanations of conditions across the lifespan along with the rationale for care. NEW! Revised format for Health Care Recipient and Professional Nursing/Health Care concepts provides streamlined explanations of conceptual material in a more logical order. NEW! Renamed theme on Resilience (formerly Coping and Stress Tolerance) emphasizes this increasingly important aspect of personal responsibility in health and illness.