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The Well-Managed Healthcare Organization, 7th Edition

The Well-Managed Healthcare Organization continues its position as the most comprehensive resource on healthcare management.This edition draws on the experiences of high-performing and Malcolm Baldrige Award-winning organizations. It describes the key drivers of success:
A culture of empowerment and responsive leadership that promotes teamwork among physicians, nurses, and other staff
A system for continuous improvement that emphasizes process analysis, negotiated goal setting, measurement, benchmarking, and rewards

This edition also includes:

A new chapter on building a culture of shared values, empowerment, communication, and service excellence
A new chapter on the organizational infrastructure that sustains continuous improvement
Strategies for building clinical processes that delight not only physicians and nurses with effective protocols but also patients with responsive, individualized care
Best practices for various operational functions, including comprehensive performance measure and organizational models
Strategies for retaining and increasing the contribution of clinical and administrative staff
Reader-friendly aids, such as on-the-page definitions of terminology, synopses of chapter contents, and questions for reflection or discussion

The first edition of The Well-Managed Healthcare Organization won the American College of Healthcare Executive’s James A. Hamilton Book of the Year Award.

About the Author

Kenneth R. White, PhD, FACHE, is a professor in Virginia Commonwealth University s Department of Health Administration in Richmond, Virginia. He has more than 35 years of experience in healthcare organizations in clinical, administrative, governance, and consulting capacities, as well as academic experience in program development and leadership.

John R. Griffith, MBA, FACHE, is the Andrew Pattullo Collegiate Professor in the Department of Health Management amd Policy, School of Public Health, The University of Michigan. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Chicago, he was director of the program and Bureau of Hospital Administration at The University of Michigan from 1970 to 1982 and chair of his department from 1987 to 1991. Professor Griffith has been at Michigan since 1960. He is an educator of graduate students and practicing healthcare executives. He has served as chair of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and as a commissioner for the Accrediting Commission on Education in Health Services Administration.

This is a really good book that is useful for several classes and several areas of study. It covers a wide range of issues in healthcare from management to facilities planning. It’s a good resource too for the ACHE exam for those who want to get a head start and begin preparing for the certification exam in healthcare management. I liked the chapters on governance and board structures in healthcare as that’s not covered well in other texts. A good book and a keeper!
This book serves as a valuable resource to healthcare leaders & providers. It covers a full array of health care fundamental concepts and principles. I used it as a tool to achieve board certification status as a Health care executive.

I would highly recommend the book for individuals who are new to health care, as well as seasoned executives.

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 581 pages
  • Publisher: Health Administration Press; Seventh edition (July 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567933572
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567933574
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 7 x 10 inches

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