Introduction To Health Care Management / Edition 2

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Introduction to Health Care Management is a concise, reader-friendly, introductory healthcare management book that covers a wide variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals to nursing homes and clinics. Filled with examples to engage the reader’s imagination, the important issues in healthcare management, such as ethics, cost management, strategic planning and marketing, information technology, and human resources, are all thoroughly covered.

Guidelines and rubrics along with numerous case studies make this text both student-friendly and teacher friendly. It is the perfect resource for students of healthcare management, nursing, allied health, business administration, pharmacy, occupational therapy, public administration, and public health.

“Drs. Buchbinder and Shanks have done a masterful job in selecting topics and authors and putting them together in a meaningful and coherent manner. Each chapter of the book is designed to give the student the core content that must become part of the repertoire of each and every healthcare manager, whether entry level or senior executive. Each of the chapters and accompanying cases serve to bring to life what it means to be a truly competent healthcare manager.”

—Leonard H. Friedman, PhD, MPA, MPH, Professor, Dept of Health Services Management and Leadership, and Director of the Master of Health Services Administration program, George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services

“I am very happy with Health Care Management and will be adopting it for a new course that I will be teaching. This is probably the best management text I have seen so far. I was thrilled to receive it.”

—Sally K. Fauchald, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, The College of St. Scholastica

“A solid text that covers a wide range of management topics.”

—Michael H. Sullivan, Director HCA Program, Methodist University, Fayetteville, North Carolina

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Eric P Matthews, PhD, MSed, MA (A. T. Still University)
Description: This is a timely reworking of the already comprehensive introductory 2007 book on healthcare management. This edition includes much-needed updates on marketing, information technology, and cultural competency/proficiency.
Purpose: The purpose was to build upon the strengths of the first edition by including material requested by students and instructors. The book meets this goal by incorporating timely information on the role of healthcare management professionals, information technology, marketing, health disparities, cultural proficiency/competency, and fraud and abuse, as well as an updated case study section.
Audience: The book is geared primarily for undergraduate healthcare management students and spans the breadth of allied health occupations from technical care providers (allied health fields) to professional care providers (nurses, for instance). However, it is equally appropriate for graduate students in healthcare management.
Features: This is a well-written and comprehensive overview of healthcare management. It is accessible to all of the intended audiences, and readers will find it applicable to their field (from undergraduate students through graduate students and professional practitioners). The book adequately covers the difficult areas of medical ethics and law, giving an overview that is comprehensive without being overwhelming. The book discusses strategic planning, a subject with an increasing need for attention, in a succinct manner. A comprehensive glossary, given the propensity of highly specialized legal and management terms, might have been helpful.
Assessment: This is an excellent, comprehensive introduction to the field of healthcare management. The book is intended primarily for students in undergraduate programs, and is written at an appropriate level for that group, yet it contains enough information to be useful even to seasoned practitioners of healthcare management. This is a worthwhile addition to the shelves of any current or prospective healthcare manager.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763790868
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 498
  • Sales rank: 97,384
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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