I am encouraged to see healthcare leaders looking beyond the ways they have always done things in the past to implement innovative solutions to curb the industry´s skyrocketing costs, poor quality, nursing shortages and employee dissatisfaction; all symptoms of deeper problems inherent in the system itself. Today´s forward looking healthcare providers have realized the financial and moral imperatives for improving quality and safety and eliminating waste as strategies for responding to their pressing challenges. Lean Healthcare (adapted from the Toyota Production System) is not just for manufacturing or another short-term fix; it´s a way to transform an entire organization into a safe and high-quality, high-performing healthcare delivery system. If implemented properly, it can be the ´´how to´´ for managing change and creating continuous improvement. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark La Roi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015068/bk_acx0_015068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Health information technology is a complicated space. Before Disrupting Healthcare provides a quick introduction to its foundational concepts and products with a look into emerging trends that may rule the future. In it you´ll learn about topics like electronic health records, health information exchanges, accountable care organizations, and meaningful use regulation. Discover what they mean from a product perspective and how things might evolve. This is a must-listen for anyone working on, or investing in, health information technology products. Outsiders can use this audiobook to become insiders, and insiders can become experts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Earl Hall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064211/bk_acx0_064211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook truly simplifies the complicated and multifaceted topic of Healthcare IT with all its various niche terms and subjects such as HIPAA, Hospital IT, HITECH, Healthcare Information Technology, HIT, etc. The overly technical jargon and robotic language has been virtually eliminated so that anyone with an interest in the topic of Health IT will find it easy to listen to and understand the terms being tossed around in the industry today. This audiobook cuts through the confusion and delivers a powerful explanation in a simplified manner, offering optimized comprehension of this complicated topic. Don´t mistake simplification for limited delivery of quality content. This audio covers the hot topics such as: options for encryption of personal health information, best ways to protect patient privacy, HIPAA requirements and compliance, prevention of fraud by healthcare insiders, wireless network security do´s and don´ts, and even a section on what we can learn from the Catholic Health System´s network and data security. This audiobook is a crash course on the most common issues hospitals, medical record handlers, and Healthcare IT professionals face on a daily basis. The author structures the topics in a manner that defines the issue and explains the easiest and most effective path from point A to point B, so that the listener can better comprehend the actions necessary for a desirable outcome that both protects the hospital, patient data, and healthcare professionals. Minimizing risks, cyber security, and patient privacy are at the core of discussions in the healthcare industry. This audiobook offers the express learning bridge that has been missing in the industry until now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Garrett Lucier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020687/bk_acx0_020687_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book addresses the concepts, tasks and skills that professionals need to achieve the nation´s targets for health care, and cover several aspects of healthcare operations, broadly - privacy, security, ethics, new technologies, health, best practices and quality improvement. You will find detailed discussions about the best practices followed in the healthcare industry towards achieving the goal of better care and ´´meaningful use.´´ Several strategies for prevention of data breaches are offered as the move towards EHRs and HIEs has opened up additional fields of concern, mainly related to the storage and sharing of digital data with the risk of loss of privacy and security of patient information. This book discusses ethical issues and ways of mitigating the risks involved concerning outsourcing and sharing information as the healthcare industry is now outsourcing certain services to focus on their core competency and to provide better care to patients. With Health Informatics, hospitals are rapidly moving towards implementation of newer technologies that support their functions more effectively and efficiently. Learn about the use of third platform technologies such as clouds and mobile devices, telephone channels and the Web, along with use of Big Data and Analytics capabilities. All these fields are extremely important individually, and this book effectively discusses how their uniform use helps improve modern health care. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049917/bk_acx0_049917_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Six Sigma Healthcare is a quality improvement methodology that also improves patient and stakeholder satisfaction. Six Sigma Healthcare delivery means helping improve patient outcomes while driving down the cost of patient care. Doing so empowers healthcare providers to become more productive. Now, more than ever, the healthcare industry needs to embrace the economic value proposition of improving productivity. Healthcare sector can learn a good deal from industries that are working toward the Six Sigma goal. Let´s try it in healthcare and see how close we can get. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Lank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012298/bk_acx0_012298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the origins of consumerism to the evolution or revolution associated with consumerism in healthcare, this audiobook is a reflective depiction of the past, present, and future of healthcare as it empowers the consumer (patient). The Impact of Autonomy and Consumerism in Healthcare navigates the changing healthcare landscape, navigating some of these changes and what they mean not only for healthcare delivery but for providers, suppliers, and consumers. It comments on new healthcare developments, including the mushrooming urgent care centers and walk-in clinics, as well as such technological developments as patient portals in electronic medical records. The audiobook reflects on the challenges of opening up the healthcare infrastructure to the consumer, while raising issues about cyber security, privacy, and litigation. The authors attempt to predict the future, just as many physicians reluctantly do for their patients, in a chapter aptly titled ´´Prognosis´´. The audiobook would not be complete without anecdotes and war stories from the authors´ experiences in the field, presenting surprises and contradictions in their practice of medicine across the USA as immigrant physicians. Hopefully these powerful stories will help untangle the healthcare juggernaut and move toward a more empowered consumer. About the Authors: Simbiso Ranga, MD, MBA, is cofounder of Tru-Point Synergy, Inc., an asset management company. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Zimbabwe and is a graduate of the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Chris Oti, MD, MRCP (UK), FACP, MBA, started his career in the United Kingdom healthcare system. He earned his medical degree at Kiev Medical Institute and a healthcare MBA from George Washington University. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103527/bk_acx0_103527_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is a real answer for healthcare, and Medicare — and it’s not what you’re hearing. Veteran industry insider Joe Flower goes public with the biggest secret in health care: The real solution to health care is already starting to happen — if you know where to look. The reform act is just a small part of the picture. In 1980, healthcare took no more of a bite out of the U.S. economy than it did in other developed countries. By 2000, healthcare cost twice as much in the U.S. as in most other developed countries. We can change that. It’s not a law of gravity. Flower shows: How to make the federal deficit disappear. Why half of all health-care costs are spent on 5 percent of the people Why cost-cutting doesn’t cut costs. Why it’s not about who pays – it’s about what you pay for. How we can solve our health-care crisis without rationing. Nine things doctors could stop doing today — that we’d never miss — that would save enough to cover all uninsured Americans. Healthcare Beyond Reform: Doing It Right For Half The Cost shows you how the system works. It explains how we got here, why we pay so much more than anyone else, and why we don’t get what we pay for.You’ll learn the five things healthcare can do to turn this around. You will see what some employers are already doing to make that happen, and what patients, families, doctors, and anyone else who cares about healthcare can do to help make it happen.There are only five and we need all five. All of them can be done right now, with the current healthcare system as it is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Flower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/open/000064/bk_open_000064_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the owner of two health-care educational institutions, I often come in contact with anxiety-filled faces of individuals who really would like to become health-care professionals but do not know which careers to choose. I have seen many cases of individuals switching from one course to another and later settling for the third course where they think they have found their niche. In one case I had a student who wanted to draw blood but fainted during the introductory video on phlebotomy. I advised her to change her course. This book has been written as informational material for individuals choosing to start with the entry-level health-care courses. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Troy McElfresh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040888/bk_acx0_040888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Illness, disease, and aging aren´t the only things attacking your wellness. The US healthcare system has failed to evolve like other industries, remaining fragmented and inefficient, unable to keep up with the changing needs of citizens, particularly those of Medicare age and veterans. But there is hope. Eventually, you or a loved one will be drafted onto the healthcare battlefield - and the best time to prepare is now. In Need to Know, Darwin Hale, a decorated retired military officer with more than 20 years in the healthcare arena, presents practical and objective strategies for managing the system´s flaws based on military lessons learned. These solutions include how to: Navigate a system that can cure or kill youUse wellness to fight diseasePrepare for the future of personalized medicineArm yourself with a battle plan You don´t have to fight alone. Need to Know cuts through the red tape so you can get the care you deserve. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Graybill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131937/bk_acx0_131937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.