Building a Better Delivery System: A New Engineering/Health Care Partnership / Edition 1

Building a Better Delivery System: A New Engineering/Health Care Partnership / Edition 1

by Proctor P. Reid, W. Dale Compton, Jerome H. Grossman, Gary Fanjiang
     
 

ISBN-10: 030909643X

ISBN-13: 9780309096430

Pub. Date: 09/20/2005

Publisher: National Academies Press

In a joint effort between the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine, this books attempts to bridge the knowledge/awareness divide separating health care professionals from their potential partners in systems engineering and related disciplines. The goal of this partnership is to transform the U.S. health care sector from an underperforming

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In a joint effort between the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine, this books attempts to bridge the knowledge/awareness divide separating health care professionals from their potential partners in systems engineering and related disciplines. The goal of this partnership is to transform the U.S. health care sector from an underperforming conglomerate of independent entities (individual practitioners, small group practices, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers et. al.) into a high performance "system" in which every participating unit recognizes its dependence and influence on every other unit. By providing both a framework and action plan for a systems approach to health care delivery based on a partnership between engineers and health care professionals, Building a Better Delivery System describes opportunities and challenges to harness the power of systems-engineering tools, information technologies and complementary knowledge in social sciences, cognitive sciences and business/management to advance the U.S. health care system.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309096430
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
09/20/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IConsensus report
1A new partnership between systems engineering and health care11
2A framework for a systems approach to health care delivery19
3The tools of systems engineering27
4Information and communications systems : the backbone of the health care delivery system63
5A strategy of accelerate change83
Pt. IIWorkshop presentations
Crossing the quality chasm95
Bridging the quality chasm99
Envisioning the future103
Improving health and health care105
Engineering and the health care system107
Engineering and the health care organization113
Evidence-based medicine117
The context of care and the patient care team : the safety attitudes questionnaire119
Engineering the patient and family into the patient care team125
Connecting patients, providers, and payers129
New paradigms for working and learning133
Designing caregiver- and patient-centered health care systems135
Systems engineering : opportunities for health care141
Supply-chain management and health care delivery : pursuing a system-level understanding143
The human factor in health care systems design147
Changing health care delivery enterprises149
Transforming current hospital design : engineering concepts applied to the patient care team and hospital design153
Discrete-event simulation modeling of the content, processes, and structures of health care157
Measuring and reporting on health care quality163
Archimedes : an analytical tool for improving the quality and efficiency of health care167
Applying financial engineering to the health services industry173
Engineering tools and methods in the delivery of cancer care services177
Patient trajectory risk management183
Deploying resources for an idealized office practice : access, interactions, reliability, and vitality187
Engineering and the system environment191
Challenges in informatics193
A national standard for medication use195
Obstacles to the implementation and acceptance of electronic medical record systems199
Automation of the clinical practice : cost-effective and efficient health care205
The eICU solution : a technology-enabled care paradigm for ICU performance209
Wireless biomonitoring for health care215
Rehabilitation redefined221
Evaluating the potential of new technologies223
Political barriers to change227
Lessons from financial services231
Can purchasers leverage engineering principles to improve health care?233
Shibboleths in modeling public policy235
Matching and allocation in medicine and health care237

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