Strategic Human Resources Management in Health Services Organizations / Edition 3

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The third edition of Strategic Human Resources Management In Health Services Organizations articulates the links that exist among strategy, organizational design and behavior, and human resources management: It not only describes human resources functions within organizations but also provides a model of major organizational components that shape the human resources options available for health services managers.

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Reviewer: Helen Ewing, DHSc, MN, RN (A. T. Still University)
Description: This timely book provides healthcare human resource managers and healthcare leaders with information and theory to better manage the diversity of healthcare workers in simple and complex healthcare organizations.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the theory and skills needed to best manage the most expensive and important resources in healthcare, the people. Human resource management is very complex, yet through examining various principles of human behavior and the theories of management, the book sheds light on this important topic. Through discussing tools and strategies for human resource management, leaders will be better equipped in their roles. These skills will allow the human resource department and leaders to provide the guidance and leadership required to ensure healthcare organizations are complying with legal requirements and human rights, and maintaining standards.
Audience: The ideal audience for this book would be people currently in healthcare leadership positions and human resource departments and those aspiring to those roles. This would also be an excellent resource for all health organizations.
Features: Each chapter is well designed and presents clear learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter. Key terms are identified. Many important topics for leaders and human resource managers are addressed, such as strategic planning, management of corporate culture, recruitment and retention, and performance appraisals. The book is visually attractive with good use of white space, blue coloring of headings, and bulleting and bolding of headings to enhance navigability. The book contains many graphics highlighting the main points and theory. Each chapter ends with discussion questions to promote application of the theory to practice. A realistic case study is included in each chapter to advance critical thinking on the principles presented. Highlighted managerial guidelines are additional pivotal tools that are very useful to help readers understand the management principles. References such as web sites and articles are additional resources for learning.
Assessment: This is a useful resource for all leaders who have employees, because the principles discussed are key to successful management of the vital resources of an organization — the people.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766835405
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/22/2009
  • Series: Delmar Series in Health Services Administration
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 645,554
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Robert Hernandez is a Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and served as Department Chair from 1994 to 2000. He is a graduate of the Masters of Science in Hospital Administration Program at UAB, and received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Hernandez has worked in the health services administration field for more than 30 years and has served as Chair of the Health Care Administration Division of the Academy of Management. He served on the Regent's Advisory Council for the American College of Healthcare Executives in Alabama. He also has served on the editorial boards of Health Care Management Review, Journal of Healthcare Management, Medical Care Review, Health Services Management Research, and Alabama Journal of Medical Sciences. He currently serves as co-editor of the Journal of Health Administration Education.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: STRATEGY AND ORGANIZATION SYSTEMS. 1: Integrating Strategic Management and Human Resources. 2: The Legal and Financial Environment. 3: Formulating Organizational Strategy. PART TWO: ORGANIZING FOR HUMAN RESOURCES. 4: The Healthcare Workforce. 5: Insuring Human Resource Competencies in Health Services. 6: Management of Organizational Culture. 7: Managing Diversity in Health Care. 8: Leadership Development, Succession Planning, and Mentoring. PART THREE: HUMAN RESOURCES PROCESSES. 9: Job Analysis. 10: Recruitment and Retention. 11: Selection and Onboarding. 12: Training and Development. 13:Performance Appraisal. 14: Compensation Management. 15: Labor Relations. PART FOUR: PROFESSIONALS IN ORGANIZATIONS AND FUTURE CHALLENGES. 16: Physician Practice Management and Medical Staff Relations. 17: Contemporary and Future Human Resources Challenges.

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