Health Care Operations Management: A Quantitative Approach To Business And Logistics / Edition 1

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Overview

Hospitals are large and complex organizations, yet they function largely without sophistication and technology inherent in other large businesses. In a time when well over half of all hospitals report negative operating margins, driving down costs through logistics and the supply chain is one of the most important yet overlooked areas for cost improvements. Hospitals and other healthcare systems spend more time and money on their supply chain than on physicians and doctors salaries combined.

This is one of the first books to focus on the core business support services typically called “logistics” in healthcare. These include:

Hospital materials management and the clinical supply chain
Laundry and linen management eCommerce and technology in hospital logistics
Accounting for medical supplies and inventories
Inventory management
Healthcare vendor collaboration
Demand and supply planning
This is an ideal text for healthcare administrators and functional business managers responsible for purchasing, receiving, supplier management, business planning, accounting, and hospital administration as well as for students of hospital business services.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Lena L Watson, Dr. RN, MBA/HCM(University of Phoenix)
Description: This book describes supply chain management and production in healthcare settings.
Purpose: The purpose is to give a perspective of operations management that is based on sound strategies and logistics. This is a noteworthy objective because, as the author indicates, most publications on this topic focus more on governance or financial aspects of a healthcare organization. This book covers all of these major areas in depth.
Audience: The author specifically indicates the book is appropriate for healthcare executives and administrators in charge of business operations management and recommends it be used in undergraduate and graduate courses as well. In addition, executives charged with accounting, finance, or project management may benefit from this book. The author, an associate professor at the University of Texas department of public health, has conducted research into healthcare operations management for many years.
Features: This is a good resource for individuals with extensive financial, accounting, and economics background. While its heavy use of formulas, tables, graphs, and matrices may initially intimidate some readers, the book includes basic and clear explanations, definitions, and a glossary.
Assessment: The core of the book contains 16 chapters divided into three parts covering healthcare operations management, process engineering and optimization, and logistics and supply chain management. Each chapter has summaries, discussion questions, and exercises. The back matter of the book has answer keys to select problems and an extensive glossary of terms.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Lena L Watson, Dr. RN, MBA/HCM(University of Phoenix)
Description: "This book describes supply chain management and production in healthcare settings.
Purpose: The purpose is to give a perspective of operations management that is based on sound strategies and logistics. This is a noteworthy objective because, as the author indicates, most publications on this topic focus more on governance or financial aspects of a healthcare organization. This book covers all of these major areas in depth.
Audience: The author specifically indicates the book is appropriate for healthcare executives and administrators in charge of business operations management and recommends it be used in undergraduate and graduate courses as well. In addition, executives charged with accounting, finance, or project management may benefit from this book. The author, an associate professor at the University of Texas department of public health, has conducted research into healthcare operations management for many years.
Features: This is a good resource for individuals with extensive financial, accounting, and economics background. While its heavy use of formulas, tables, graphs, and matrices may initially intimidate some readers, the book includes basic and clear explanations, definitions, and a glossary.
Assessment: "The core of the book contains 16 chapters divided into three parts covering healthcare operations management, process engineering and optimization, and logistics and supply chain management. Each chapter has summaries, discussion questions, and exercises. The back matter of the book has answer keys to select problems and an extensive glossary of terms. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763750510
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 8/13/2007
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 438
  • Sales rank: 703,709
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2010

    This book is great for healthcare professionals and students.

    I highly recommend it.

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