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The Yale management guide for physicians /
Stephen Rimar.
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New York : John Wiley, c2001.
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xviii, 270 p. : ill.
ISBN
0471384585
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imprint
New York : John Wiley, c2001.
isbn
0471384585
catalogue key
4386860
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Stephen Rimar, MD, MBA, is Program Director of the Yale Management Program for Physicians. A practicing pediatric anesthesiologist and Medical Director of the Yale Medical Group, he is also a faculty member of the Yale School of Medicine and the Yale School of Management
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Managed care, consumerism, expensive technology, government regulation-these and other modern realities have altered the landscape of medical practice. The management skills required to operate successfully in this new environment are not taught in medical school, and many highly skilled physicians are unprepared to face the challenges of managing a practice. Today, The Yale Management Guide for Physicians provides the theoretical knowledge and the practical know-how that doctors need to manage their practices and reclaim their role as leaders in the healthcare industry. This artful management primer combines in-depth lectures on finance, marketing, management strategy, leadership, and other important business topics with case studies in which a physician is faced with a critical management challenge. These cases illustrate the types of management problems faced by physicians every day, and are designed to help readers identify and acquire the core skills needed to put sound management principles into practice. This highly focused guide helps physicians develop the knowledge and management skills they need to: Expand a practice while retaining control Influence healthcare policy Convince someone that an idea is worth the cost Evaluate a proposal Position a practice to get more business Develop a leadership style Physicians will also discover how to make a convincing oral presentation, manage a negotiation process, develop a business plan for a practice, talk about money, and much more. A "how-to-do-it" section following each case study offers step-by-step instructions for physicians who want to undertake similar projects. Based on the highly acclaimed Yale Management Program for Physicians, The Yale Management Guide for Physicians is an eye-opening and indispensable resource for physicians who want to control their own practices, become leaders in the healthcare profession, and ensure their continuing ability to deliver quality medical care to their patients.
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A real-world education for the twenty-first-century physicianBeing a good doctor is no longer enough. The twenty-first-century physician who wants to deliver quality medical care to patients and operate a successful practice must develop expertise in a variety of business and management skills. The Yale Management Guide for Physicians identifies these critical skills and provides both the theoretical understanding and the practical training physicians need to become competent, confident managers as well as accomplished healers.From healthcare policy and health economics to healthcare marketing and negotiating, this comprehensive guide addresses all of the major issues affecting the delivery of healthcare services in the twenty-first century. This remarkably effective manual helps doctors acquire the skills they need to expand their practices; develop, articulate, and advocate ideas; discuss and manage financial issues; manage the decision-making process; and assume a leadership role in the healthcare industry.Meticulously cross-referenced and organized, The Yale Management Guide for Physicians is destined to become the most important nonmedical volume in any physician's library, providing easy access to management principles and practical solutions to management problems faced by physicians every day.
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A real-world education for the twenty-first-century physician Being a good doctor is no longer enough. The twenty-first-century physician who wants to deliver quality medical care to patients and operate a successful practice must develop expertise in a variety of business and management skills. The Yale Management Guide for Physicians identifies these critical skills and provides both the theoretical understanding and the practical training physicians need to become competent, confident managers as well as accomplished healers. From healthcare policy and health economics to healthcare marketing and negotiating, this comprehensive guide addresses all of the major issues affecting the delivery of healthcare services in the twenty-first century. This remarkably effective manual helps doctors acquire the skills they need to expand their practices; develop, articulate, and advocate ideas; discuss and manage financial issues; manage the decision-making process; and assume a leadership role in the healthcare industry. Meticulously cross-referenced and organized, The Yale Management Guide for Physicians is destined to become the most important nonmedical volume in any physician's library, providing easy access to management principles and practical solutions to management problems faced by physicians every day.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Physicians and Managementp. xv
Healthcare Systems
Introduction to Healthcare Policyp. 3
How to Change Healthcare Policy from the Officep. 21
Management Strategy and Health Economicsp. 28
How to Expand a Practice and Retain Controlp. 56
Financial Management
Introduction to Accountingp. 65
How to Talk about Moneyp. 86
Healthcare Financial Managementp. 95
How to Convince Someone an Idea Is Worth the Moneyp. 114
An Introduction to Economic Evaluationp. 122
How to Evaluate a Proposalp. 135
Organizational Management
Leadership Style: Managing the Decision-Making Processp. 143
How to Be a Leaderp. 162
Leading and Managing a Negotiation Processp. 168
How to Negotiatep. 187
Contemporary Marketing in Healthcarep. 194
How to Position a Practice to Get More Businessp. 213
Essential Management Skills
The Business Planp. 221
How to Develop a Plan for a Practicep. 229
Selling an Ideap. 238
How to Make an Oral Presentationp. 250
Indexp. 261
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