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THE OUTCOMES MANDATE: CASE MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE TODAY presents a collection of real-life experiences along with research and findings to prepare case managers to meet the challenges they face today. It gives readers a more global perspective of nursing's work with others, important contributions, and results of partnership with service agencies, clinical care providers, consumers, HMOs, and communities. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book takes a results-oriented approach by exploring the outcomes necessary to create healthy populations, improved quality of life, and a more responsive healthcare system in a cost-effective manner.
The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.
This book presents a collection of real-life experiences along with research and findings to prepare case managers to meet the challenges they face today. It gives readers a more global perspective of nursing's work with others, important contributions, and results of partnership with service agencies, clinical care providers, consumers, HMOs, and communities. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book takes a results-oriented approach by exploring the outcomes necessary to create healthy populations, improved quality of life, and a more responsive healthcare system in a cost-effective manner.
BASICS: THE MEANING OF OUTCOMES IN TODAY'S HEALTH CARE · Sustainable Partnerships: The Journey Towards Health Care Integration · Managed Care: The Driving Force for Case Management · Consumer Voice: From Whimper to Roar · The Ethics of Case Management: The Quality/Cost Conundrum · Nursing-Sensitive Patient Outcomes: Development and Importance for Use in Assessing Health Care Effectiveness · The Economic and Financial Implications of Case Management · Zen Leadership in a Time of Rapid Change · Transformational Leadership in a Changing World · The Role of Health Care Philanthropy in Community Health Outcomes · NEW ROLES: RESTRUCTURING THE SYSTEM · Emerging Competencies for Nurse Case Managers: Blending the Strengths from the Past · The Health Action Model: Academia's Partnership with the Community · Clinical Nurse Specialists in Clinical Case Management: Evolution of a Model in a Large Tertiary Medical Center · Mental Health Nursing and Case Management in Great Britain ·The Broker Model of Case Management · Carondelet/Santa Cruz Parish Nurse Program: The Church as a Place of Healing · New Roles in Building Healthier Communities: Relationship-Centered Care · Longitudinal Profiling: A Differentiated Community Nursing Model · The Changing Environment for Outcomes Management: Which Way to Go · Future Collaborative Partners in Health Care Delivery · Leading Change One Step at a Time · Practice Innovations in Academic Nursing: Targeting Outcomes · NEW RULES: PARAMETERS OF THE PLAYING FIELD · Redefining Quality: Designing New Partnerships for Consumers and Providers · Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Team Practice in Managed Care: The Provider Perspective · Promoting Self-Management of Chronic Illness: Possibilities for Outcome Evaluation of Case Management · Automated Outcomes Management: Criteria for Selection of Information System · An Integrated Electronic Assessment Process: From Concept to Application · Computers Across the Continuum · Cost and Quality: Joint Imperatives for Case-Managed Care · Managed Care: Legal and Policy Issues · Healthy Workers-Healthy Business: Understanding and Managing the Correlation Within the Arena of Alternative Medicine · NEW RELATIONSHIPS: THE POWER OF PARTNERING · Huduma Kwa Wagonjwa: An African Perspective on Case Management · Community Intervention and Partnership · Case Management: A Strategy to Achieve Reform in Australia's Public Health Care Delivery System · Achieving Family Health and Cost Containment Outcomes: Innovation in the New Zealand Health Sector Reforms · Value-Added Outcomes: Featuring a Professional Nursing Practice Model · The Ethics of Case Management: Communication Challenges · Sustaining Therapeutic Alliances Through the Community Nursing Organization · New Partnerships in the Integrated Environment: The Brookwood Experience · Case Management by Design: New Roles in Acute Care · On the Road to Improvement in Patient Care: Utah's Healing Web Partnership · Haircuts and Health Promotion: A Community-Based Curriculum in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program · Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health: Partnering to Improve the Community's Health · The Best of Both Worlds: An Academic and Business Partnership in Nursing Case Management · Bridging the Gap: Collaborative Partnerships Between Academia and Service · Discovering Outcomes of a Wellness Promotion Program Utilizing the Kaseman Project Evaluation Model · Epilogue