Skin in the Game / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 92%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (78) from $1.99   
  • New (12) from $1.99   
  • Used (66) from $1.99   

Overview

While the American health care system has consistently been criticized for its noticeable detriments, few have taken the time to recognize the significant benefits and potential of this system. But with Skin in the Game, authors John Hammergren and Phil Harkins provide a comprehensive overview of the history of our health care system, an explanation of its current state, and a picture of the great strides that they see being made in the near future.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470262788
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 903,321
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

John Hammergren is CEO of McKesson Corporation, the Fortune 18 health care services Leader. McKesson serves customers at every point of health care and is helping transform the industry into a modern, efficient, and quality-driven system. McKesson has seen industry-leading performance under Hammergren's leadership. During his tenure, the company has more than doubled its revenues and experienced a cultural and business renewal. Hammergren is an HP board member and the recipient of numerous awards for leadership.

Phil Harkins is CEO of linkage, a global organizational development company. He is the co-chair of the global organizational for Leadership Development, hailed as the number-one leadership development program in the world. Harkins has written more than ten books, including the Wall Street Journal bestseller Everybody Wins and The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching (both published by Wiley), as well as Powerful Conversations. Harkins has recently been noted as one of the 100 most recognized thought leaders by Leadership Excellence.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction. A Thousand Miles of Health Care and the Last Two Feet.

Chapter 1. Unmanaged Care.

Chapter 2. From Tree Bark to Roots to Bar Codes and Robotic Arms.

Chapter 3. Why We Go to the Hospital Today And Why We Will Go There Less Often in the Future.

Chapter 4. The Doctor Will See You Now.

Chapter 5. Accounting for Care.

Chapter 6. How Technology is Putting the Patient at the Center of Care.

Chapter 7. The Blueprint for Change.

Appendix A. Helpful Websites, Tips, Resources and Guidelines for Educating Yourself.

Notes.

References.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2008

    Not worth your time

    To quote Hammergren in his scorecard in the 'blueprint for change' I rate this book an F-. He keeps equating health care with commercialized industries such as the airlines. How absurd. What we need to do is take the commercialization out of healthcare.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)