Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems, Sixth Edition

Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems, Sixth Edition

by Jr. Longest, Kurt Darr

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Trusted for more than 35 years, Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems covers the fundamental frameworks for managing the organization and delivery of health services while emphasizing continuous quality improvement. Explored in this text are the essential knowledge and skills required for success in areas including managerial problem solving, resource allocation and utilization, effective communication, organizational culture, human resources, facilitation of change, and ethical and legal responsibilities.
While maintaining the tradition of excellence set forth in previous editions, the sixth edition also keeps pace with the changing healthcare landscape in the United States and the demands placed on its healthcare leaders. Instructive to students preparing for careers in health services management and as a permanent reference and resource for practicing health services executives, this text is the most definitive and informative health services management resource available.
New to the sixth edition:
• Updated content in every chapter
• 30 additional engaging case studies
• New sections on project management, emergency preparedness, patient and staff safety, infection control, employee stress, hazardous materials, “sharps” injuries, and workplace violence
• Fully updated glossary of abbreviations
• Downloadable instructor support materials for every chapter!
Free with adoption of the text, these downloadable supplemental instructor’s materials are an essential classroom tool, and include for every chapter:
• PowerPoint presentations
• Learning objectives
• Instructor manual
• Figures and tables
“This book provides the main essentials for every healthcare manager to succeed. . . . Simple and straightforward for both the learner and the instructor!”
Dr. Susan Ray, RN, MBA/MHCM, DHA

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938870347
Publisher: Health Professions Press
Publication date: 05/30/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 752
Sales rank: 713,213
File size: 21 MB
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Age Range: 5 Years

About the Author

Beaufort B. Longest, Jr., Ph.D., FACHE, is the M. Allen Pond Professor of Health Policy & Management in the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh and Founding Director of the University’s Health Policy Institute.
He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Academy of Management, AcademyHealth, American Public Health Association, and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. He consults with health care organizations and systems, universities, associations, and government agencies on health policy and management issues, and is a prolific author in the fields of health policy and management.
Kurt Darr, J.D., Sc.D., is Professor of Hospital Administration in the Department of Health Services Management and Leadership at The George Washington University. He holds a Doctor of Science from The Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Hospital Administration and a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Darr is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the District of Columbia and Minnesota Bars. He served for 20 years as a mediator in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and serves on a panel of mediators for the American Health Lawyers Association.

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