- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From The CriticsReviewer: Heather Huang, MD(University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)
Description: This book examines both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of medical practice in, as the authors note, "prose form, using nontechnical jargon, without the need to document every statement with a citation from the literature." This is an update of the 2004 edition.
Purpose: It aims to help medical providers learn to "compete, collaborate, and appropriately use health information technology" to improve the management and operation strategies of their medical practices. These worthy objectives are partially met.
Audience: The book is aimed at medical providers in solo, small, or medium group practices, as well as those who have or aspire to have administrative roles. The lead editor has experience as the president of a privately held physician practice management corporation, which consolidated 95 solo medical practices in 1998.
Features: In three broadly categorized sections, the book covers the qualitative and quantitative aspects of medical practice and the role of policy, ethics, and leadership. It touches upon the numerous intricacies of creating, setting up, executing, and running a medical practice, with a focus on how technology can be integrated.
Assessment: While the authors tout the "prose form," some readers may find this detracts from the content the book delivers.