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Publication date: 6 February 2007

Howard L. Smith, J. Deane Waldman, Jacqueline N. Hood and Myron D. Fottler

This paper analyzes health care as a context for building value through human capital and culture. We examine how health care managers can nurture a favorable culture for…

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This paper analyzes health care as a context for building value through human capital and culture. We examine how health care managers can nurture a favorable culture for providers enabling them to focus on customer service. A case study of a large medical center examines how organization culture affects clinicians versus support and managerial staff while adversely impacting patient satisfaction and organizational costs associated with turnover and the cost of replacing personnel. An agenda for managing internal customers and organization culture is presented.

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Strategic Thinking and Entrepreneurial Action in the Health Care Industry
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-427-0

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Publication date: 20 December 2000

Howard L Smith, Neill F Piland and William I Bullers

Recent premium increases imposed by managed care plans raise a serious question about the long-run viability of managed care as a solution for controlling health care…

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Recent premium increases imposed by managed care plans raise a serious question about the long-run viability of managed care as a solution for controlling health care costs. The last decade's growth of total expenditures on health care has only been modestly influenced by managed care reimbursement policies. It is clear that other variables, besides reimbursement policies, must be considered in the effort to achieve a fiscally sound health care system. This chapter explores the role of investments in management staffing as a predictor of sound financial performance in medical groups. Investments in management staffing by multispecialty groups surfaced as a consistent predictor of higher gross charges, net revenue and operating margins, and lower operating costs. Investments in management staffing surfaced as a predictor of lower operating costs and higher operating margin for specialty groups. The implications of these findings for practice, theory and research are discussed.

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Advances in Health Care Management
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ISBN: 978-0-76230-684-8

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Publication date: 12 September 2001

Howard L. Smith, Steven Yourstone, David Lorber and Bruce Mann

Medical practice guidelines are increasingly being used by managed care plans to ensure quality of care while achieving cost reductions. However, it is unclear that…

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Medical practice guidelines are increasingly being used by managed care plans to ensure quality of care while achieving cost reductions. However, it is unclear that physicians are complying with these clinical protocols. This paper reviews pertinent literature to assist in: understanding why physicians encounter different incentives for complying with guidelines; identifying initiatives that managed care plans can utilize in managing clinical guidelines; and, identifying a research agenda for investigating issues surrounding physician compliance with guidelines.

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Advances in Health Care Management
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-112-5

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Publication date: 1 January 1994

Kevin Doyle and Brian H. Kleiner

Public sector management has never been overwhelmingly applauded for efficiency in operations; but in the last few decades accusations of mismanagement in the American…

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Public sector management has never been overwhelmingly applauded for efficiency in operations; but in the last few decades accusations of mismanagement in the American federal government have been common, particularly in the wake of the Grace Commission report and the Gramm‐Rudman Deficit Reduction Plan. The pressure is on government to streamline operations and become more “efficient”.

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Management Research News, vol. 17 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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Publication date: 20 December 2000

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Advances in Health Care Management
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ISBN: 978-0-76230-684-8

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Publication date: 6 February 2007

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Strategic Thinking and Entrepreneurial Action in the Health Care Industry
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-427-0

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Publication date: 12 September 2001

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Advances in Health Care Management
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-112-5

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Publication date: 20 June 2016

Cheng Lei, Haiyang Mao, Yudong Yang, Wen Ou, Chenyang Xue, Zong Yao, Anjie Ming, Weibing Wang, Ling Wang, Jiandong Hu and Jijun Xiong

Thermopile infrared (IR) detectors are one of the most important IR devices. Considering that the surface area of conventional four-end-beam (FEB)-based thermopile devices…

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Thermopile infrared (IR) detectors are one of the most important IR devices. Considering that the surface area of conventional four-end-beam (FEB)-based thermopile devices cannot be effectively used and the performance of this type of devices is relatively low, this paper aims to present a double-end-beam (DEB)-based thermopile device with high duty cycle and performance. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

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Numerical analysis was conducted to show the advantages of the DEB-based thermopile devices.

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Structural size of the DEB-based thermopiles may be further scaled down and maintain relatively higher responsivity and detectivity when compared with the FEB-based thermopiles. The authors characterized the thermoelectric properties of the device proposed in this paper, which achieves a responsivity of 1,151.14 V/W, a detectivity of 4.15 × 108 cm Hz1/2/W and a response time of 14.46 ms sensor based on DEB structure.

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The paper proposed a micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) thermopile infrared sensor based on double-end-beam structure.

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Sensor Review, vol. 36 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0260-2288

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Publication date: 1 January 1977

A distinction must be drawn between a dismissal on the one hand, and on the other a repudiation of a contract of employment as a result of a breach of a fundamental term…

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A distinction must be drawn between a dismissal on the one hand, and on the other a repudiation of a contract of employment as a result of a breach of a fundamental term of that contract. When such a repudiation has been accepted by the innocent party then a termination of employment takes place. Such termination does not constitute dismissal (see London v. James Laidlaw & Sons Ltd (1974) IRLR 136 and Gannon v. J. C. Firth (1976) IRLR 415 EAT).

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Managerial Law, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 13 August 2018

Robert L. Dipboye

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The Emerald Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-786-9

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