Business & Economics

Healthcare Technology Management – A Systematic Approach

Author: Francis Hegarty,John Amoore,Paul Blackett,Justin McCarthy,Richard Scott

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315354500

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 543

View: 8455

Healthcare Technology Management: A Systematic Approach offers a comprehensive description of a method for providing safe and cost effective healthcare technology management (HTM). The approach is directed to enhancing the value (benefit in relation to cost) of the medical equipment assets of healthcare organizations to best support patients, clinicians and other care providers, as well as financial stakeholders. The authors propose a management model based on interlinked strategic and operational quality cycles which, when fully realized, delivers a comprehensive and transparent methodology for implementing a HTM programme throughout a healthcare organization. The approach proposes that HTM extends beyond managing the technology in isolation to include advancing patient care through supporting the application of the technology. The book shows how to cost effectively manage medical equipment through its full life cycle, from acquisition through operational use to disposal, and to advance care, adding value to the medical equipment assets for the benefit of patients and stakeholders. This book will be of interest to practicing clinical engineers and to students and lecturers, and includes self-directed learning questions and case studies. Clinicians, Chief Executive Officers, Directors of Finance and other hospital managers with responsibility for the governance of medical equipment will also find this book of interest and value. For more information about the book, please visit: www.htmbook.com
Technology & Engineering

Healthcare Technology Management Systems

Towards a New Organizational Model for Health Services

Author: Luis Vilcahuamán,Rossana Rivas

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128115602

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 204

View: 671

Healthcare Technology Management Systems provides a model for implementing an effective healthcare technology management (HTM) system in hospitals and healthcare provider settings, as well as promoting a new analysis of hospital organization for decision-making regarding technology. Despite healthcare complexity and challenges, current models of management and organization of technology in hospitals still has evolved over those established 40-50 years ago, according to totally different circumstances and technologies available now. The current health context based on new technologies demands working with an updated model of management and organization, which requires a re-engineering perspective to achieve appropriate levels of clinical effectiveness, efficiency, safety and quality. Healthcare Technology Management Systems presents best practices for implementing procedures for effective technology management focused on human resources, as well as aspects related to liability, and the appropriate procedures for implementation. Presents a new model for hospital organization for Clinical Engineers and administrators to implement Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Understand how to implement Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) within all types of organizations, including Human Resource impact, Technology Policy and Regulations, Health Technology Planning (HTP) and Acquisition, as well as Asset and Risk Management Transfer of knowledge from applied research in CE, HTM, HTP and HTA, from award-winning authors who are active in international health organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) and International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE)
Medical

Error Reduction in Health Care

A Systems Approach to Improving Patient Safety

Author: Patrice L. Spath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118001561

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 8312

Error Reduction in Health Care Completely revised and updated, this second edition of Error Reduction in Health Care offers a step-by-step guide for implementing the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine to reduce the frequency of errors in health care services and to mitigate the impact of errors when they do occur. With contributions from noted leaders in health safety, Error Reduction in Health Care provides information on analyzing accidents and shows how systematic methods can be used to understand hazards before accidents occur. In the chapters, authors explore how to prioritize risks to accurately focus efforts in a systems redesign, including performance measures and human factors. This expanded edition covers contemporary material on innovative patient safety topics such as applying Lean principles to reduce mistakes, opportunity analysis, deductive adverse event investigation, improving safety through collaboration with patients and families, using technology for patient safety improvements, medication safety, and high reliability organizations. The Editor
Medical

Engineering a Learning Healthcare System:

A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary

Author: Institute of Medicine,National Academy of Engineering

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309120640

Category: Medical

Page: 340

View: 1438

Improving our nation's healthcare system is a challenge which, because of its scale and complexity, requires a creative approach and input from many different fields of expertise. Lessons from engineering have the potential to improve both the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery. The fundamental notion of a high-performing healthcare system--one that increasingly is more effective, more efficient, safer, and higher quality--is rooted in continuous improvement principles that medicine shares with engineering. As part of its Learning Health System series of workshops, the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care and the National Academy of Engineering, hosted a workshop on lessons from systems and operations engineering that could be applied to health care. Building on previous work done in this area the workshop convened leading engineering practitioners, health professionals, and scholars to explore how the field might learn from and apply systems engineering principles in the design of a learning healthcare system. Engineering a Learning Healthcare System: A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary focuses on current major healthcare system challenges and what the field of engineering has to offer in the redesign of the system toward a learning healthcare system.
Medical

Clinical Engineering

From Devices to Systems

Author: Roberto Miniati,Ernesto Iadanza,Fabrizio Dori

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128038241

Category: Medical

Page: 244

View: 8125

Clinical Systems Engineering: New Challenges for Future Healthcare covers the critical issues relating to the risk management and design of new technologies in the healthcare sector. It is a comprehensive summary of the advances in clinical engineering over the past 40 years, presenting guidance on compliance and safety for hospitals and engineering teams. This contributed book contains chapters from international experts, who provide their solutions, experiences, and the successful methodologies they have applied to solve common problems in the area of healthcare technology. Topics include compliance with the European Directive on Medical Devices 93/42/EEC, European Norms EN 60601-1-6, EN 62366, and the American Standards ANSI/AAMI HE75: 2009. Content coverage includes decision support systems, clinical complex systems, and human factor engineering. Examples are fully supported with case studies, and global perspective is maintained throughout. This book is ideal for clinical engineers, biomedical engineers, hospital administrators and medical technology manufacturers. Presents clinical systems engineering in a way that will help users answer many questions relating to clinical systems engineering and its relationship to future healthcare needs Explains how to assess new healthcare technologies and what are the most critical issues in their management Provides information on how to carry out risk analysis for new technological systems or medical software Contains tactics on how to improve the quality and usability of medical devices
Technology & Engineering

Work Design

A Systematic Approach

Author: Adedeji B. Badiru,Sharon C. Bommer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351648918

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 334

View: 4910

Work is all around us and permeates everything we do and everyday activities. Not all work is justified, not all work is properly designed, or evaluated accurately, or integrated. A systems model will make work more achievable through better management. Work is defined as a process of performing a defined task or activity, such as research, development, operations, maintenance, repair, assembly, production, and so on. Very little is written on how to design, evaluate, justify, and integrate work. Using a comprehensive systems approach, this book facilitates a better understanding of work for the purpose of making it more effective and rewarding.
Technology & Engineering

Modern Manufacturing Technology and Cost Estimation

Author: Michael Lembersky,Lana Lembersky

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781420868692

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 125

View: 7772

Sometimes a story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story -- it becomes a memory to be cherished forever. September's Fawn is such a story, a poignant tale of love and loss set in the remote reaches of Florida's Big Bend region. Cross City, Florida. 1999. Upon receiving a call from a man aspiring to be Florida's next governor, Josiah Moore is forced to disclose a dark secret he's harbored for decades: In 1952, as a rookie wildlife officer, Josiah entered a treacherous Dixie County swamp attempting to solve an ongoing mystery -- people of color were vanishing, and had been for years. He solved the mystery, but emerged an aged and broken man, a man having experienced a lifetime of both joy and sorrow in one tumultuous week. Now, almost a half century later, he must take this man who would be governor back into the swamp -- back to meet his remarkable mother.
Health & Fitness

Health Program Planning and Evaluation

Author: L. Michele Issel,Rebecca Wells

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284148564

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 600

View: 6747

Health Program Planning and Evaluation, Fourth Edition carefully walks the reader through the process for developing, implementing, and evaluating successful community health promotion programs. Featuring reader-friendly, accessible language and practical tools and concepts, this outstanding resource prepares students and professionals to become savvy consumers of evaluation reports and prudent users of evaluation consultants.
Medical

Designing Healthcare That Works

A Sociotechnical Approach

Author: Mark Ackerman,Michael Prilla,Christian Stary,Thomas Herrmann,Sean Goggins

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128125845

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 6165

Designing Healthcare That Works: A Sociotechnical Approach takes up the pragmatic, messy problems of designing and implementing sociotechnical solutions which integrate organizational and technical systems for the benefit of human health. The book helps practitioners apply principles of sociotechnical design in healthcare and consider the adoption of new theories of change. As practitioners need new processes and tools to create a more systematic alignment between technical mechanisms and social structures in healthcare, the book helps readers recognize the requirements of this alignment. The systematic understanding developed within the book’s case studies includes new ways of designing and adopting sociotechnical systems in healthcare. For example, helping practitioners examine the role of exogenous factors, like CMS Systems in the U.S. Or, more globally, helping practitioners consider systems external to the boundaries drawn around a particular healthcare IT system is one key to understand the design challenge. Written by scholars in the realm of sociotechnical systems research, the book is a valuable source for medical informatics professionals, software designers and any healthcare providers who are interested in making changes in the design of the systems. Encompasses case studies focusing on specific projects and covering an entire lifecycle of sociotechnical design in healthcare Provides an in-depth view from established scholars in the realm of sociotechnical systems research and related domains Brings a systematic understanding that includes ways of designing and adopting sociotechnical systems in healthcare
Education

Creating Knowledge-based Healthcare Organizations

Author: Nilmini Wickramasinghe,Jatinder N. D. Gupta,Sushil K. Sharma

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781591404590

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 937

Annotation The purpose of Creating Knowledge Based Healthcare Organizations is to bring together some high quality concepts closely related to how knowledge management can be utilised in healthcare.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing the Doctoral Dissertation

A Systematic Approach

Author: Gordon B. Davis,Clyde A. Parker,Detmar W. Straub

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764147876

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 3748

Here is the first book every prospective doctoral candidate should read. Many students have praised this title’s two previous editions for their ability to convey a sense of order and structure to the formidable task of dissertation writing. This new edition has been updated to account for recent advances in digital technology and the realities of today’s academic world, it presents solid advice on: Selecting an advisor and a dissertation committee Selecting a dissertation topic Investigating existing knowledge on the topic Making a dissertation proposal Budgeting and scheduling time for research and writing Working with the advisor and dissertation committee Managing dissertation activities Defending and publishing the dissertation The authors also offer detailed advice on using computer software for storing, retrieving, and analyzing data, as well as for writing the dissertation.
Medical

Essentials of Health Information Systems and Technology

Author: Jean A Balgrosky

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284150763

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 2097

As health care and public health continue to evolve, the field of Health Information Systems (HIS) has revealed an overwhelming universe of new, emerging, competing, and conflicting technologies and services. Even seasoned HIS professionals, as well as those new to the field, are often confounded by these myriad systems. Essentials of Health Information Systems and Technology unravels the mysteries of HIS by breaking these technologies down to their component parts, while articulating intricate concepts clearly and carefully in simple, reader-friendly language. The book provides a thorough yet unintimidating introduction to this complex and fascinating field. This book will provide undergraduate and early graduate students with a solid understanding not only of what is needed for a successful healthcare career in HIS, but also of the vast frontier that lies before us as we develop new tools to support improved methods of care, analytics, policy, research, and public health. Contents Include: • HIS overview • Systems and management • Biomedical informatics • Data and analytics • Research, policy, and public health • Future directions of HIS
Computers

High-Speed Networking

A Systematic Approach to High-Bandwidth Low-Latency Communication

Author: James P. G. Sterbenz,Joseph D. Touch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047104976X

Category: Computers

Page: 624

View: 4473

Leading authorities deliver the commandments for designing high-speed networks There are no end of books touting the virtues of one or another high-speed networking technology, but until now, there were none offering networking professionals a framework for choosing and integrating the best ones for their organization's networking needs. Written by two world-renowned experts in the field of high-speed network design, this book outlines a total strategy for designing high-bandwidth, low-latency systems. Using real-world implementation examples to illustrate their points, the authors cover all aspects of network design, including network components, network architectures, topologies, protocols, application interactions, and more.
Health services administration

Applying Quality Management in Healthcare

A Systems Approach

Author: Patrice Spath,Diane L. Kelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781567938814

Category: Health services administration

Page: N.A

View: 3732

Medical

Health Care Informatics

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Sheila P. Englebardt,Ramona Nelson

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 2197

Informatics the study of the use of computer hardware, software, systematic languages, and data manipulation to collect and apply information is united with health care in this new interdisciplinary textbook. It focuses on topics in informatics relevant to all fields of health care, in a textbook format complete with chapter outlines, objectives, key terms, and discussion questions. A unique online supplement complements the book to offer complete, electronic support for both instructors and students. Written by experts in health care informatics, this text provides a comprehensive overview of all the major concepts in informatics, discussing trends and innovative strategies from a contemporary, mainstream perspective.
Technology & Engineering

VI Latin American Congress on Biomedical Engineering CLAIB 2014, Paraná, Argentina 29, 30 & 31 October 2014

Author: Ariel Braidot,Alejandro Hadad

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319131176

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1023

View: 5785

This volume presents the proceedings of the CLAIB 2014, held in Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina 29, 30 & 31 October 2014. The proceedings, presented by the Regional Council of Biomedical Engineering for Latin America (CORAL) offer research findings, experiences and activities between institutions and universities to develop Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering and related sciences. The conferences of the American Congress of Biomedical Engineering are sponsored by the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE), Society for Engineering in Biology and Medicine (EMBS) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), among other organizations and international agencies and bringing together scientists, academics and biomedical engineers in Latin America and other continents in an environment conducive to exchange and professional growth. The Topics include: - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology - Bioinstrumentation; Sensors, Micro and Nano Technologies - Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Artificial Organs - Biomechanics, Robotics and Motion Analysis - Biomedical Images and Image Processing - Biomedical Signal Processing - Clinical Engineering and Electromedicine - Computer and Medical Informatics - Health and home care, telemedicine - Modeling and Simulation - Radiobiology, Radiation and Medical Physics - Rehabilitation Engineering and Prosthetics - Technology, Education and Innovation
Computers

A Systematic Approach to Learning Robot Programming with ROS

Author: Wyatt Newman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498777872

Category: Computers

Page: 502

View: 5655

A Systematic Approach to Learning Robot Programming with ROS provides a comprehensive, introduction to the essential components of ROS through detailed explanations of simple code examples along with the corresponding theory of operation. The book explores the organization of ROS, how to understand ROS packages, how to use ROS tools, how to incorporate existing ROS packages into new applications, and how to develop new packages for robotics and automation. It also facilitates continuing education by preparing the reader to better understand the existing on-line documentation. The book is organized into six parts. It begins with an introduction to ROS foundations, including writing ROS nodes and ROS tools. Messages, Classes, and Servers are also covered. The second part of the book features simulation and visualization with ROS, including coordinate transforms. The next part of the book discusses perceptual processing in ROS. It includes coverage of using cameras in ROS, depth imaging and point clouds, and point cloud processing. Mobile robot control and navigation in ROS is featured in the fourth part of the book The fifth section of the book contains coverage of robot arms in ROS. This section explores robot arm kinematics, arm motion planning, arm control with the Baxter Simulator, and an object-grabber package. The last part of the book focuses on system integration and higher-level control, including perception-based and mobile manipulation. This accessible text includes examples throughout and C++ code examples are also provided at https://github.com/wsnewman/learning_ros
Medical

Medical Technology Management Practice

Author: Anthony Y. K. Chan

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398074143

Category: Medical

Page: 161

View: 7567

Such readers may include but are not limited to health administrators, technology planners, biomedical engineers and technologists, and supervisors and managers of technology-intensive departments."--BOOK JACKET.
Business & Economics

Health Care Will Not Reform Itself

A User's Guide to Refocusing and Reforming American Health Care

Author: George C. Halvorson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439837880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 1606

Health care reform is within our reach. According to George Halvorson, CEO of the nation's largest private health care plan, only by improving the intent, quality, and reach of services will we achieve a health system that is economically feasible into the future. This year, Americans will spend 2.5 trillion for health services that are poorly coordinated, inconsistent, and most typically focused on the belated care of chronic conditions. What we have to show for that expenditure is a nation that continues to become more obese, less healthy, and more depressed. In Health Care Will Not Reform Itself, Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson proves beyond a doubt that the tragically inconsistent care that currently defines the state of U.S. health services is irresponsible, irrational, but more importantly, fixable. With detail that might shock you, he shows why the nonsystem we now use is failing. Then, applying the same sensible leadership that makes Kaiser the most progressive health care organization in the world, he answers President Obama’s mandate for reform with a profound incentive-based, system-supported, goal-focused, care-improvement plan. Halvorson draws from respected studies, including his own, and the examples of successful systems across the world to show that while good health care is expensive, it is nowhere near as costly as bad health care. To immediately curb care costs and bring us in line with President Obama's projected parameters, he recommends that we: Take a preventive approach to the chronic conditions that account for the lion’s share of medical costs Coordinate patient care through a full commitment to information technology Increase the pool of contributors by mandating universal insurance Rearrange priorities by making health maintenance profitable Convene a national committee to "figure out the right thing" and "make it easy to do" While this book offers sage advice to policy makers, it is also written to educate the 260 million stakeholders and invite their participation in the debate that is now shaping. What makes this plan so easy to understand and so compelling is that it never strays from a profound truth: that the best health system is one that actually focuses on good health for everyone. All royalties from the sale of this book go to Oakland Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved