Advancing Federal Sector Health Care: A Model for Technology Transfer / Edition 1by Peter Ramsaroop
Pub. Date: 12/06/2010
Publisher: Springer New York
Advancing Federal Sector Health Care: A Model for Technology Transfer focuses on current federal sector efforts to shape healthcare efforts that improve performance while containing costs. The solutions offered within include redesigning processes and using enabling technologies to do so. Historically, innovations in the federal sector have migrated toward, and in some cases profoundly changed, some practices in the private sector. As a result, many of the initiatives described involve some degree of partnering between the public and private sectors. Others represent significant advances within the federal sector that address the same problems confronted in the private sector and offer both valuable and transferable solutions and approaches.
The major strength of this book is its use of concrete examples that show how process redesign and the integration of enabling technologies have led to performance improvement and cost reduction in the largest healthcare system in the world. The contributors--¿all acknowledged experts in their fields¿draw upon their knowledge of the healthcare industry and their expertise in working within and with the federal sector health system. In addition to giving insights into what federal sector leadership is doing to address the challenges of population health, each chapter highlights the perspective employers, payers, and deliverers of health services.
- The Emerging Federal Sector Healthcare model
- IT Privatization and Outsourcing: A Model Approach
- Improving Provider Performance: A Case Study on Privileging and Credentialing
- E-Health: Future Implications
This book presents an evolving model for federal sector health care and addresses technology transfer issues. It explains how performance improvement, through redesign and technology, will shape a new model for health care. This new model will also serve as a guide to integration between public and private healthcare entities.
About the Authors:
Peter Ramsaroop, M.B.A., is a former practice director of First Consulting Group, responsible for public sector business development, marketing, and management. Mr. Ramsaroop is now chairman and founder of HealthCPR.Com, Inc., which id providing the first Bank of Health(TM) solution to the industry. He has served in the Department of Defense and an Air Force Medical Service Corps officer.
Marion J. Ball, Ed.D., is a member of the Institute of Medicine, adjunct professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and former vice president of First Consulting Group. Coeditor of Springer-Verlag¿s Health Informatics series, she is actively involved in a wide range of health informatics applications in the public and private sectors.
Judith V. Douglas, M.A., M.H.S., formerly a manager at First Consulting Group, is an adjunct lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. A columnist for MD Computing, and a member of several editorial boards, she is a published writer and editor in the areas of nursing and healthcare informatics.
Table of ContentsForeword; Introduction; Section 1. The Emerging Federal Sector Healthcare Model; Chapter 1. The Longer View; Chapter 2. History and Evolution of Federally Supported Healthcare Information Systems; Chapter 3. Enhancing Private Bio-Medical Technology: The Role of Federal Programs; Chapter 4. The Parthenon Model in Military Medicine; Chapter 5. Power of Alignment: Technology Integration Board of Directors; Chapter 6. Redesigning the VHA's Delivery System; Chapter 7. Shaping Future Healthcare Professionals; Chapter 8. Performance Improvement in the TRICARE Delivery System; Chapter 9. Improving the Procurement Model; Chapter 10. IT Privatization and Outsourcing: A Model Approach; Section 2. Applying New Models for Improvements and Cost Containment; Chapter 11. Improving Provider Performance: An Integrated Approach and Case Study on Privileging and Credentialing; Chapter 12. Cost Containment: A New Approach and VA Case Study; Chapter 13. Data Quality Case Study; Chapter 14. Reengineering Care Management and Delivery; Chapter 15. Linking Financial and Utilization Data in a Large System; Section 3. Enabling Technologies; Chapter 16. Architecture: Building the Railroad; Chapter 17. E-Health: Future Implications; Chapter 18. The Future of the GCPR: A Hybrid Approach; Chapter 19. Improving Data Capture through Technology: Implications for Population Health and Bio-Warfare; Chapter 20. TeleHealth; Chapter 21. Potential addition: Advanced Diagnostic Technique: US Army; Chapter 22. Potential addition: CDC; Appendices: Congressional Mandates for Healthcare for 2000; GCPR Assessment Matrix; Privatization/Outsourcing Checklist; Contracting and Procurement Model - A new approach checklist.
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