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
This book discussed the recent applied researchs about quality management in healthcare reform, the basic issues in hospital and healthcare safety and adoption of six sigma approach to improve patient safety by preventing medication error incidence, as well as to improve Safety of healthcare workers. In addition to, this book reviewed the update guidelines´ recommendations to prevent and control of healthcare associated infection at healthcare organizations.
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.
The new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to provide a comprehensive overview of the research, theory, application and current practices in the field and now includes new section on epigenetics, more emphasis on psychological interventions and increased coverage on NICE guidance.
This book seeks to promote the exploitation of data science in healthcare systems. The focus is on advancing the automated analytical methods used to extract new knowledge from data for healthcare applications. To do so, the book draws on several interrelated disciplines, including machine learning, big data analytics, statistics, pattern recognition, computer vision, and Semantic Web technologies, and focuses on their direct application to healthcare. Building on three tutorial-like chapters on data science in healthcare, the following eleven chapters highlight success stories on the application of data science in healthcare, where data science and artificial intelligence technologies have proven to be very promising. This book is primarily intended for data scientists involved in the healthcare or medical sector. By reading this book, they will gain essential insights into the modern data science technologies needed to advance innovation for both healthcare businesses and patients. A basic grasp of data science is recommended in order to fully benefit from this book.
This handbook addresses the delivery of high quality pediatric behavioral healthcare services that are multitiered, evidence-based, and integrated, involving interprofessional collaboration across child serving systems, such as pediatrician offices and schools. The book sets forth a contemporary, leading edge approach that reflects the relationship between biological and psychosocial development and the influence of multiple systems, including the family, community, school, and the healthcare system on child development and functioning. It assists child-focused providers in developing knowledge about the relationship between biological and psychosocial development and between pediatric physical health and behavioral health problems. Chapters cover common chronic illnesses and behavioral conditions and include guidelines for screening, assessment, diagnosis, prevention, and coordinated intervention. Chapters also include representative case studies that help illustrate efficacious, effective service-delivery approaches. The handbook concludes with recommendations for future research and directions for integrated pediatric behavioral healthcare. Topics featured in the Handbook include: Behavioral health aspects of chronic physical health conditions, including asthma, diabetes, chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, and cancer. Physical health implications of behavioral health and educational problems, including ADHD, learning disabilities, substance abuse, and ASD. Coping with chronic illness and medical stress. Patient adherence to medical recommendations and treatments. School reintegration after illness. The Handbook of Pediatric Behavioral Healthcare is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians, therapists, and other practitioners in clinical child and school psychology, primary care medicine, social work, child and adolescent psychiatry, public health, health psychology, pediatric medicine, nursing, behavioral therapy, rehabilitation, and counseling.
This book is a concise manual on debriefing techniques in a clinical educational context. It presents the most popular debriefing techniques and, hence, can be used as a reference manual by educators to help them achieve their intended debriefing objectives. The overarching objective of debriefing is to promote reflection and improve patient safety awareness at an individual and a team level. This book provides clear explanations of what constitutes a valuable and effective debriefing, and presents the various approaches that can be used and how debriefing differs from feedback. It includes key recommendations on aspects that directly or indirectly impact debriefing with different populations of learners such as students or qualified healthcare professionals of various levels of seniority. This book can also be used as a survival guide for both simulation educators and clinicians during debriefings. It includes several useful sections explaining the different phases of a debriefing session, which help learners develop and consolidate their knowledge, and identify potential knowledge or performance gaps and near misses. The underlying philosophy of this book is to also promote profound respect for the trainee by using a non-offensive debriefing approach. Debriefing facilitators will appreciate the several key sentences that will help them lead and engage their learners in the various phases of expressing their emotions and analyzing their experience and actions.
A New York Times bestseller/Washington Post Notable Book of 2017/NPR Best Books of 2017/Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2017 ´´This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.´´-Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system - and offers practical solutions to its myriad problems. In these troubled times, perhaps no institution has unraveled more quickly and more completely than American medicine. In only a few decades, the medical system has been overrun by organizations seeking to exploit for profit the trust that vulnerable and sick Americans place in their healthcare. Our politicians have proven themselves either unwilling or incapable of reining in the increasingly outrageous costs faced by patients, and market-based solutions only seem to funnel larger and larger sums of our money into the hands of corporations. Impossibly high insurance premiums and inexplicably large bills have become facts of life; fatalism has set in. Very quickly Americans have been made to accept paying more for less. How did things get so bad so fast? Breaking down this monolithic business into the individual industries-the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, and drug manufacturers-that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal exposes the recent evolution of American medicine as never before. How did healthcare, the caring endeavor, become healthcare, the highly profitable industry? Hospital systems, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Patients receive bills in code, from entrepreneurial doctors they never even saw. The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn´t just explain the symptoms, she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. In clear and practical terms, she spells out exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship and to hospital C-suites, explaining step-by-step the workings of a system badly lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate the maze that is American healthcare and also to demand far-reaching reform. An American Sickness is the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart.
This book offers an in-depth and systematic introduction to improved failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) methods for proactive healthcare risk analysis. Healthcare risk management has become an increasingly important issue for hospitals and managers. As a prospective reliability analysis technique, FMEA has been widely used for identifying and eliminating known and potential failures in systems, designs, products or services. However, the traditional FMEA has a number of weaknesses when applied to healthcare risk management. This book provides valuable insights into useful FMEA methods and practical examples that can be considered when applying FMEA to enhance the reliability and safety of the healthcare system. This book is very interesting for practitioners and academics working in the fields of healthcare risk management, quality management, operational research, and management science and engineerin. It can be considered as the guiding document for how a healthcare organization proactively identifies, manages and mitigates the risk of patient harm. This book also serves as a valuable reference for postgraduate and senior undergraduate students.