Executive Guide to Case Management Strategies

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This book describes how to plan, organize, develop, and improve case management programs that reach their full potential in both the clinical and financial management of care. In presenting case management as an overall patient care strategy, the author outlines a planning framework for program development and also provides practical advice on addressing obstacles as they occur. To illustrate key concepts, the book draws on a wide variety of case examples from innovative case management programs across the ...
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Overview

This book describes how to plan, organize, develop, and improve case management programs that reach their full potential in both the clinical and financial management of care. In presenting case management as an overall patient care strategy, the author outlines a planning framework for program development and also provides practical advice on addressing obstacles as they occur. To illustrate key concepts, the book draws on a wide variety of case examples from innovative case management programs across the country. Useful for chief operating officers, nurse executives, medical directors, directors of managed care, planners, and administrators.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Robert J. Rydman, MS, MPA, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This book embodies a multidisciplinary approach to case management, theory, and practice. It provides clarity with respect to case management definitions and applications in chronic and acute disease management.
Purpose: Its purpose is to further operationalize case management to promote readiness for managed care. The book is a contribution to the field in many aspects. It is a good combination of theory, practice, and case study approaches.
Audience: The book is written for professionals, practitioners, researchers, health care administrators, and the general public who have a family member with a chronic disease.
Features: The book is a nice balance of definitions, theory, practice, and case studies, with a wide audience appeal.
Assessment: This book offers a unique balance of definition, theory, history, practice, case studies, and both scholarly and organizational references for the field of case management. The organization of the book will appeal to a widespread readership of practitioners, researchers, administrators, and the general public who may have a family member with a chronic illness. It is a worthwhile contribution.
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Reviewer: Robert J. Rydman, MS, MPA, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This book embodies a multidisciplinary approach to case management, theory, and practice. It provides clarity with respect to case management definitions and applications in chronic and acute disease management.
Purpose: Its purpose is to further operationalize case management to promote readiness for managed care. The book is a contribution to the field in many aspects. It is a good combination of theory, practice, and case study approaches.
Audience: The book is written for professionals, practitioners, researchers, health care administrators, and the general public who have a family member with a chronic disease.
Features: The book is a nice balance of definitions, theory, practice, and case studies, with a wide audience appeal.
Assessment: This book offers a unique balance of definition, theory, history, practice, case studies, and both scholarly and organizational references for the field of case management. The organization of the book will appeal to a widespread readership of practitioners, researchers, administrators, and the general public who may have a family member with a chronic illness. It is a worthwhile contribution.
Robert J. Rydman
This book embodies a multidisciplinary approach to case management, theory, and practice. It provides clarity with respect to case management definitions and applications in chronic and acute disease management. Its purpose is to further operationalize case management to promote readiness for managed care. The book is a contribution to the field in many aspects. It is a good combination of theory, practice, and case study approaches. The book is written for professionals, practitioners, researchers, health care administrators, and the general public who have a family member with a chronic disease. The book is a nice balance of definitions, theory, practice, and case studies, with a wide audience appeal. This book offers a unique balance of definition, theory, history, practice, case studies, and both scholarly and organizational references for the field of case management. The organization of the book will appeal to a widespread readership of practitioners, researchers, administrators, and the general public who may have a family member with a chronic illness. It is a worthwhile contribution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556481284
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1995
  • Series: J-B AHA Press Series, #62
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 135
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
About the Author
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. What is Case Management?
2. Why Is Case Management Necessary?
3. How to Set Up, Structure, Operate, and Develop Case Management
4. How to Overcome Common Obstacles in Creating a Comprehensive Pro
5. Creation of a Case Management Program at the Malden Hospital
6. The Integrated Case Management Network at FriAndly Hills HealthCare Network
7. Community-Focused Nurse Case Management at Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center
8. Three Levels of Case Management at Sharp HealthCare
9. The Transition of Hospital-Based Case Management to System Care Management at Lutheran General
AppAndix A. Suggested Curriculum for Case Managers
AppAndix B. Researching Various Aspects of Case Management
AppAndix C. Selecting a Consultant
AppAndix D. Resource Guide
Index
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