Gesundheit ist allgegenwärtig. Es vergeht kein Tag an dem in den Medien nicht von bahnbrechenden Fortschritten der Medizin oder von neuen Krankheitsrisiken berichtet wird. Gesundheit betrifft immer mehr Lebensbereiche: von der Ernährung bis zu unserem Verhalten im Alltag wird jede Handlung zu einer Entscheidung für oder gegen Gesundheit. So erstaunt es auch nicht, dass das Thema die Aufmerksamkeit der Bürger genauso auf sich zieht wie diejenige von Investoren und die Gemüter in politischen Debatten bewegt wie kaum ein anderes. Hier setzt dieses Buch an. HACKING HEALTHCARE verfolgt das Ziel einen ganzheitlichen Blick auf die Gegenwart und Zukunft des Gesundheitssystems zu werfen sowie Ideen und Vorschläge zu präsentieren, wie wir den Gesundheitssektor von morgen gestalten können. Während der erste Teil des Buches das Gesundheitssystem anhand von fünf Kernfunktionen analysiert und mit reichhaltigem Datenmaterial grafisch illustriert, widmet sich der zweite Teil dem Blick in die Zukunft und formuliert konkrete Ideen und Handlungsempfehlungen. Ziel ist, die fragmentierte Sichtweise auf das Gesundheitssystem zu durchbrechen. Neben dem Verständnis der heutigen Strukturen gilt es aber auch eine Grundlage zu legen, um das System für die nächste Generation weiter zu denken - und es zu gestalten. Der Begriff ´´Hacking´´ wird bislang mehrheitlich mit der (unerlaubten) Manipulation von Computersoftware verwendet, bedeutet aber im eigentlichen Kontext, die Oberfläche eines Systems aufzubrechen und einzelne Prozesse und Teilsysteme System neu zu gestalten. Mit Beiträgen von Stephan Sigrist, Nicholas Bornstein, Kristiani Lesmono, Andrea Sibylla Dür, Gerd Folkers
The book introduces readers to the complexities of healthcare provision in emerging economies. It particularly diagnosis the forms and extent of corruption prevailing in healthcare delivery in the context of a developing country. The book is highly recommended for the donor community, relief agencies, policy makers, health service providers and all those interested in resources and their use in the health sector.
Ready to take your IT skills to the healthcare industry? This concise book provides a candid assessment of the US healthcare system as it ramps up its use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other forms of IT to comply with the governments Meaningful Use requirements. Its a tremendous opportunity for tens of thousands of IT professionals, but its also a huge challenge: the program requires a complete makeover of archaic records systems, workflows, and other practices now in place.This book points out how hospitals and doctors offices differ from other organizations that use IT, and explains whats necessary to bridge the gap between clinicians and IT staff.Get an overview of EHRs and the differences among medical settingsLearn the variety of ways institutions deal with patients and medical staff, and how workflows varyDiscover healthcares dependence on paper records, and the problems involved in migrating them to digital documentsUnderstand how providers charge for care, and how they get paidExplore how patients can use EHRs to participate in their own careExamine healthcares most pressing problemavoidable errorsand how EHRs can both help and exacerbate it
This book provides a unique first-hand perspective on healthcare leadership and management, from a practitioner, for practitioners. The author is an experienced consultant, highly respected medical director and exceptional leader known for his drive, acumen and commitment to putting patients first. The book´s focus is on compassionate leadership, efficient management, improvement capabilities and transformational skills. The content covers all aspects of leading and managing health services, integrating both the hard and soft skills required. The comprehensive chapters are written in an extremely concise and precise style using fact boxes and bullet format only. Lists of chapter objectives, boxed summaries, numerous graphics and suggestions for further reading provide quick reference and consolidate what the reader has learned. Packed with expert insights and practical tips for problem solving and trouble shooting, this is the ultimate guide to getting ahead and achieving more as a leader and manager in the healthcare world. The book is an excellent resource for aspiring as well as current leaders and managers in healthcare.
Healthcare service systems are of profound importance in promoting the public health and wellness of people. This book introduces a data-driven complex systems modeling approach (D 2 CSM) to systematically understand and improve the essence of healthcare service systems. In particular, this data-driven approach provides new perspectives on health service performance by unveiling the causes for service disparity, such as spatio-temporal variations in wait times across different hospitals. The approach integrates four methods -- Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)-based analysis; integrated projection; service management strategy design and evaluation; and behavior-based autonomy-oriented modeling -- to address respective challenges encountered in performing data analytics and modeling studies on healthcare services. The thrust and uniqueness of this approach lies in the following aspects: Ability to explore underlying complex relationships between observed or latent impact factors and service performance. Ability to predict the changes and demonstrate the corresponding dynamics of service utilization and service performance. Ability to strategically manage service resources with the adaptation of unpredictable patient arrivals. Ability to figure out the working mechanisms that account for certain spatio-temporal patterns of service utilization and performance. To show the practical effectiveness of the proposed systematic approach, this book provides a series of pilot studies within the context of cardiac care in Ontario, Canada. The exemplified studies have unveiled some novel findings, e.g., (1) service accessibility and education may relieve the pressure of population size on service utilization; (2) functionally coupled units may have a certain cross-unit wait-time relationship potentially because of a delay cascade phenomena; (3) strategically allocating time blocks in operating rooms (ORs) based on a feedback mechanism may benefit OR utilization; (4) patients´ and hospitals´ autonomous behavior, and their interactions via wait times may bear the responsible for the emergence of spatio-temporal patterns observed in the real-world cardiac care system. Furthermore, this book presents an intelligent healthcare decision support (iHDS) system, an integrated architecture for implementing the data-driven complex systems modeling approach to developing, analyzing, investigating, supporting and advising healthcare related decisions. In summary, this book provides a data-driven systematic approach for addressing practical decision-support problems confronted in healthcare service management. This approach will provide policy makers, researchers, and practitioners with a practically useful way for examining service utilization and service performance in various ``what-if´´ scenarios, inspiring the design of effectiveness resource-allocation strategies, and deepening the understanding of the nature of complex healthcare service systems.
The book covers new products and new technology to design an IoT based healthcare system using Arduino Uno microcontroller to monitor the patience details in simple and efficient way by using Thingspeak IOT platform. In the designed system the enhancement would be connecting more sensors to internet which measures various other health parameters and would be beneficial for patient monitoring i.e. connecting all the objects to internet for quick and easy access. According to availability of sensors or development in biomedical trend more parameter can be sense and monitor which will drastically improve the efficiency of the wireless monitoring system in biomedical field. Doctors can create awareness about diseases and their symptoms through the mobile application.
This crucial volume provides a concise overview of the conceptual foundations and clinical methods underlying the rapidly emerging subspecialty of integrative mental healthcare. It discusses methods for guiding practitioners to individualized integrative strategies that address unique symptoms and circumstances for each patient and includes practical clinical techniques for developing interventions addressed at wellness, prevention, and treatment. Included among the overview: Meeting the challenges of mental illness through integrative mental health care. Evolving paradigms and their impact on mental health care Models of consciousness: How they shape understandings of normal mental functioning and mental illness Foundations of methodology in integrative mental health care Treatment planning in integrative mental health care The future of mental health care A New Paradigm for Integrative Mental Healthcare is relevant and timely for the increasing numbers of patients seeking integrative and alternative care for depressed mood, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental health problems such as fatigue and chronic pain. ´´Patients are crying out for a more integrative approach, and this exemplary book provides the template for achieving such a vision.´´ -Jerome Sarris, MHSc, PhD, ND ´´For most conventionally trained clinicians the challenge is not ´´does CAM work?´´ but ´´how do I integrate CAM into my clinical practice?´´ Lake´s comprehensive approach answers this central question, enabling the clinician to plan truly integrative and effective care for the mind and body.´´ -Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH
This timely professional reference and educational resource applies current concepts of pediatric adherence to medical treatment to create a model for a family-centered, collaborative approach to managing chronic illness. At its core are the latest findings on adherence: the factors that encourage it, the barriers that derail it, and the most effective interventions for its improvement. The book´s developmental lens highlights how adherence waxes and wanes across different stages of childhood and adolescence, and specialized chapters analyze social realities exacerbating adherence problems. And its end product is a framework for how patients, parents/caregivers, and providers can work together effectively for improved adherence and optimum outcomes. Included in the coverage: The scope and impact of nonadherence. Poverty, stress, and chronic illness management. Racial/ethnic health disparities and adherence. Reconsidering the idea of self-management. · Screening for nonadherence in pediatric patients. · A comprehensive behavioral health system for identifying and treating nonadherence. Healthcare Partnerships for Pediatric Adherence offers relevant contemporary perspective for pediatricians looking for new ways to reduce treatment failure, improve support to patients and their families, and promote patient involvement in their own care.