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Advanced performance improvement in health care : principles and methods /
Donald E. Lighter.
imprint
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2011.
description
xviii, 441 p. : ill.
ISBN
0763764493 (pbk.), 9780763764494 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2011.
isbn
0763764493 (pbk.)
9780763764494 (pbk.)
restrictions
Online version licensed for CVH users
contents note
The business case for quality -- Teamwork is key for improving performance -- All work consists of processes -- What is medical informatics and why is it important? -- The art and science of statistical thinking -- Standardization : is it really a four letter word? -- Six sigma : the tool for process effectiveness -- Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award : history and background.
catalogue key
7425244
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
This book explores the many recent advances in the application of quality improvement approaches in the healthcare industry. It includes a discussion of the underlying forces for change in healthcare organizations, issues relating to statistical analysis and management of healthcare information, as well as comprehensive sections on lean and six sigma applications in health care. This text is excellent as a stand alone text or as a supplement to the first text by Lighter and Fair, Quality Management in Health Care, which offers an introduction to the basics of quality improvement for healthcare professionals.
Main Description
Sample chapters are now available. Amidst a deepening crisis in U.S. health care, Advanced Performance Improvement in Health Care provides a results-oriented approach to rehabilitating an ailing healthcare system. With his innovative, instructive strategies, Lighter offers a welcome road map to guide meaningful change in the industry and to equip healthcare managers to meet 21st century challenges. Advanced Performance Improvement in Health Care: Principles and Methods provides healthcare educators, leaders, and clinicians with the specific knowledge and tools vital for creating and advocating for quality-centric, next-generation healthcare organizations. This unique compilation of management, analytical, and statistical methods and techniques serves as a comprehensive guide to harnessing today's technology and developing a culture of quality that delivers sustainable, quantifiable value in healthcare organizations. Offers a comprehensive methodology for improving quality in healthcare organizations. Details a Process Analysis Toolkit with dozens of proven techniques. Illustrated with easy-to-follow diagrams and flow charts. Provides best practices for measuring value and performance. Includes extensive discussion of medical informatics, Lean, Six-Sigma, and more.
Main Description
Advanced Principles and Methods for Performance Improvement explores the many recent advances in the application of quality improvement approaches in the healthcare industry. It includes a discussion of the underlying forces for change in healthcare organizations, issues relating to statistical analysis and management of healthcare information, as well as comprehensive sections on lean and six sigma applications in health care. This text is excellent as a stand alone text or as a supplement to the first text by Lighter and Fair, Quality Management in Health Care, which offers an introduction to the basics of quality improvement for healthcare professionals.
Main Description
Advanced Principles and Methods for Performance Improvement explores the many recent advances in the application of quality improvement approaches in the healthcare industry. It includes a discussion of the underlying forces for change in healthcare organizations, issues relating to statistical analysis and management of healthcare information, as well as comprehensive sections on lean and six sigma applications in health care. This text is excellent as a stand alone text or as a supplement to the first text by Lighter and Fair, Quality Management in Health Care, which offers an introduction to the basics of quality improvement for healthcare professionals.
Main Description
Advanced Principles and Methods for Performance Improvement explores the many recent advances in the application of quality improvement approaches in the healthcare industry. It includes a discussion of the underlying forces for change in healthcare organ

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