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The Journey Never Ends: Technology's Role in Helping Perfect Health Care Outcomes

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David Garets, Claire McCarthy Garets
March 8, 2016

If your health care organization is typical, you were successful in getting your electronic medical record (EMR) system installed on time and within budget. You declared victory and collected some money from meaningful use. But very quickly, you realized you were not getting the expected return on y...

Glaser on Health Care IT: Perspectives from the Decade that Defined Health Care Information Technology

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John P. Glaser
February 16, 2016

John Glaser has been an astute observer and recognized leader in the health care industry for over thirty years. He has written a regular column for Hospitals & Health Networks in which he comments on a wide range of topics, including improving organizational performance through health informati...

Leveraging Data in Healthcare: Best Practices for Controlling, Analyzing, and Using Data

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Rebecca Mendoza Saltiel Busch
December 10, 2015

The healthcare industry is in a state of accelerated transition. The proliferation of data and its assimilation, access, use, and security are ever-increasing challenges. Finding ways to operationalize business and clinical data management in the face of government and market mandates is enough to k...

Teamwork in Medical Rehabilitation

Charlotte Lundgren, Carl Molander
June 16, 2017

Good teamwork ensures the close collaboration and coordination between professional groups and across disciplinary boundaries. This is particularly important in healthcare centres and clinics admitting complicated patient cases, but contrary to what many healthcare organisations seem to believe,...

Science of Chinese Materia Medica

Difeng Zhang
June 15, 2017

Based on the new official teaching outline of traditional Chinese materia medica, this volume covers concepts of Chinese pharmacology along with the efficacy and main indications of fundamental medicines including detailed information on their flavor, efficacy, indication, usage, dosage, and so on....

Body Composition: Health and Performance in Exercise and Sport

Henry C. Lukaski
June 08, 2017

Interest in the relationships between body structure and function in physical activity has persisted for centuries. Body Composition: Health and Performance in Exercise and Sport advances understanding beyond simple descriptions of body physique and composition of athletes and fills gaps in our...

Mentorship and Peer Learning in Nursing Practice

Karen Holland, Deborah Roberts
May 30, 2017

This accessible and practical guide is essential reading for all nurse mentors, as well as students taking on a peer mentoring role. Addressing both theory and practice, the book focuses on what mentorship means in the context of learning for students and practitioners aiming to become a qualified...

Integrating Nutrition into Practice

Mary J. Marian, Gerard Mullin, MD
May 26, 2017

Integrative medicine is an approach to wellness that makes use of both conventional and alternative therapies to achieve optimal health and healing. Nutrition-based therapies are consistently among the highest used alternative therapies to treat a wide variety of illnesses. This book provides...

The Scientific Basis of Integrative Health

Leonard Wisneski
May 24, 2017

Since the first suffering supplicant offered a prayer to his god or the first mother cradled an ailing child in her caring arms, we have witnessed how human health and healing go beyond any inventory of parts and infusion of chemicals. We humans are a complex melding of thought, emotion, spirit and...

Disrupting the Status Quo: Northwell Health's Mission to Reshape the Future of Health Care

Charles Kenney
May 15, 2017

We are in the midst of what may well be the most confusing, turbulent period in the history of modern medicine. This book seeks to cut through the fog and confusion that enshrouds the health care industry to provide clarity on where the industry stands today and where it is headed. The book defines...

Ethics in Mental Health-Substance Use

David B. Cooper
May 10, 2017

Ethics in Mental Health-Substance Use aims to explore the comprehensive concerns and dilemmas occurring from mental health and substance use problems, and to inform, develop, and educate by sharing and pooling knowledge, and enhancing expertise, in this fast developing region of ethics and ethical...

Best Practices for Environmental Health: Environmental Pollution, Protection, Quality and Sustainability

Herman Koren
May 09, 2017

In a present where there are countless opportunities for the spread of exotic diseases, the expansion and creation of far more illness in our global population through globalization and rapid transportation, and the contamination of water, air and land, we find ourselves accountable. In this day...

Actionable Intelligence in Healthcare

Jay Liebowitz, Amanda Dawson
April 25, 2017

This book shows healthcare professionals how to turn data points into meaningful knowledge upon which they can take effective action. Actionable intelligence can take many forms, from informing health policymakers on effective strategies for the population to providing direct and predictive insights...

The Handbook of Continuing Professional Development for the Health IT Professional

JoAnn Klinedinst
April 25, 2017

Continuing professional development (CPD) is critical for the health IT professional. Healthcare is fast-paced, dynamic, ever-changing, and global. It’s both exciting and exhausting. And it is rapidly evolving through innovation, Federal incentives, and technological advancements. For these reasons...

The Social Context of Birth

Caroline Squire
April 20, 2017

No woman has an "uneventful pregnancy" – a phrase which is commonly heard in western medical birth settings in the UK. Each woman births her child within a social context of her own. Midwives and other health care professionals need to have a deep understanding of the various lives childbearing...

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