Healthcare Delivery, Quality, and Administration
Includes 12 Titles

Healthcare Delivery, Quality, and Administration

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Healthcare is a widely debated topic within the academic as well as the political landscape. While healthcare systems and policies vary around the world, access to current research on emerging solutions for healthcare delivery, quality, and administration can greatly assist in effectively catering to the health needs of the global population.

The Healthcare Delivery, Quality, and Administration collection includes 12 scholarly titles focusing on the latest research pertaining to all facets of delivering, managing, and improving healthcare services. Focusing on the patient experience, managerial solutions, as well as global implications, this collection offers a diverse set of publications essential to the reference collection of medical specialists, government officials, healthcare administrators, business professionals working in healthcare settings, and students and academics studying in the field.

Release date: January 1, 2015
ISBN13: 9781466683099|EISBN13: 9781466683082

Description

While healthcare systems and policies vary around the world, access to current research on emerging solutions for healthcare delivery, quality, and administration can greatly assist in effectively catering to the health needs of the global population. This focused collection features 12 comprehensive book titles encompassing the latest research and global perspectives on key issues relating to managing, delivering, and improving healthcare services. In keeping up with the pace at which medical research evolves, this unparalleled book set features titles released during the 2013, 2014, and 2015 copyright years. These titles serve as an all-inclusive reference source for medical specialists, government officials, healthcare administrators, business professionals working in healthcare settings, and students and academics studying in the field.

Topics Covered

  • Business Models
  • E-Health
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Healthcare Delivery
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Healthcare Services
  • Healthcare Workers
  • Patient-Centered Care

Books Included in this Collection

Flipping Health Care through Retail Clinics and Convenient Care Models
Amer Kaissi (Trinity University, USA). © 2015. 306 pages.
Over time, a country’s healthcare system typically undergoes a number of developments as new demands emerge from the public and new legislation is passed from the government. These systems are composed of a number of interconnected parts, each one vital to the overall success of the system. Flipping...
Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management
Christo El Morr (York University, Canada). © 2014. 323 pages.
Healthcare providers require timely and accurate information about their patients. As such, a great amount of effort and resources are spent to ensure that the right information is presented to the right people at the right time. Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and...
Cross-Cultural Training and Teamwork in Healthcare
Simona Vasilache (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania). © 2014. 326 pages.
Organizational cultures and subcultures have played vital roles in the quality care of the healthcare industry in both the public and private forms of medical practice and education, leaving opportunity for the integration of principles focused on cross-cultural teamwork. Cross-Cultural Training and...
Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics
Vaughan Michell (University of Reading, UK), Deborah J. Rosenorn-Lanng (Royal Berkshire Hospital Foundation Trust Reading, UK), Stephen R. Gulliver (University of Reading, UK), Wendy Currie (Audencia, Ecole de Management, Nantes, France). © 2014. 486 pages.
Medical and health activities can greatly benefit from the effective use of health informatics. By capturing, processing, and disseminating information to the correct systems and processes, decision-making can be more successful and quality care and patient safety would see significant improvements....
Advancing Medical Practice through Technology: Applications for Healthcare Delivery, Management, and Quality
Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues (Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Teresina - Pi, Brazil; Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal). © 2014. 361 pages.
Medical practitioners are continuing to advance their knowledge of the latest technologies in order to keep up with the opportunities for faster and more reliable treatments for patients. Advancing Medical Practice through Technology: Applications for Healthcare Delivery, Management, and Quality...
Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery
Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Greece & P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece), Anastasia N. Kastania (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece). © 2014. 342 pages.
Software applications once held on local computers and servers are beginning to shift to the public Internet sphere, and private health information is no exception. The likelihood of placing once restricted and private health records “in the cloud” is increasing. Cloud Computing Applications for...
Achieving Effective Integrated E-Care Beyond the Silos
Ingo Meyer (empirica, Germany), Sonja Müller (empirica, Germany), Lutz Kubitschke (empirica, Germany). © 2014. 366 pages.
Recent global and national debates have shown that demographic change, the rising incidence of chronic disease, and the unmet need for more personalized care are trends demanding a new, integrated approach to health and social care. The advancement and adoption of technology in both health and social...
Social Media and Mobile Technologies for Healthcare
Mowafa Househ (College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia), Elizabeth Borycki (University of Victoria, Canada), Andre Kushniruk (University of Victoria, Canada). © 2014. 372 pages.
In addition to social media’s prevalence for personal use, online networking tools are also gaining momentum in the healthcare field. Health information and patient discussion are embracing these technologies to create a more ubiquitous communication platform. Social Media and Mobile Technologies for...
E-Health Technologies and Improving Patient Safety: Exploring Organizational Factors
Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare and P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece), Anastasia N. Kastania (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece). © 2013. 372 pages.
Advancements in technology regularly influence the healthcare field and developing aspects on medical patient safety. Implementing electronic health records, decision support systems, and computerized physician order entry systems reduces risk in the potential for e-health to make errors leading to...
Cases on Healthcare Information Technology for Patient Care Management
Surendra Sarnikar (Dakota State University, USA), Dorine Bennett (Dakota State University, USA), Mark Gaynor (Saint Louis University, USA). © 2013. 349 pages.
Health care organizations have made investments in health information technologies such as electronic health records, health information exchanges, and many more, which have increased the importance of Health Information Technology studies. Cases on Healthcare Information Technology for Patient Care...
Telehealth Networks for Hospital Services: New Methodologies
Vincenzo Gulla (Advanced Digital Technologies, Italy), Angelo Rossi Mori (National Research Council, Italy), Francesco Gabbrielli (Rome General Hospital Umberto 1, Italy), Pietro Lanzafame (Centro Neurolesi, Italy). © 2013. 428 pages.
Innovations in providing vital health care in homes and remote areas could ultimately change the way society views the health care markets and services in the future.  Telehealth systems promise innovations that can extend a hospital’s knowledge and resources, connecting with patients who may not be...
Information Systems and Technologies for Enhancing Health and Social Care
Ricardo Martinho (School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal), Rui Rijo (School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal), Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), João Varajão (University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal). © 2013. 421 pages.
Technology continues to benefit different aspects of our society. As such, the health and social care field has begun to utilize these advantages towards improvements in health informatics and healthcare applications. Information Systems and Technologies for Enhancing Health and Social Care provides...