Introduction to Health Care Management

Leadership in Health Services

ISSN: 1751-1879

Article publication date: 18 July 2008




(2008), "Introduction to Health Care Management", Leadership in Health Services, Vol. 21 No. 3.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Introduction to Health Care Management

Article Type: Recent publication From: Leadership in Health Services, Volume 21, Issue 3

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Sharon B. Buchbinder,Jones and Bartlett,Sudbury, MA,ISBN-13: 9780763734732; ISBN-10: 076373473X,

Keywords: Healthcare management issues, Strategic development, Quality service improvement

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.

Contents include:

  • Leadership;

  • Management and motivation;

  • Organizational behaviour and management thinking;

  • Strategic planning;

  • Performance improvement in healthcare: the quest to achieve quality;

  • Information technology;

  • Financing healthcare and health insurance;

  • Managing costs and revenues;

  • Managing healthcare professionals;

  • Strategic management of human resources;

  • Teamwork;

  • Cultural competency and diversity;

  • Ethics and law; and

  • Fraud and abuse.

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