Decision Analysis for Healthcare Managers
Farrokh Alemi, Ph.D., David H. Gustafson, Ph.D.
Hardbound: 328 pages
ISBN 13: 9781567932560
Health Administration Press
Should we invest in a new electronic health record system? What public policy should we develop to tackle this health issue? What are the root causes for medical errors in our facility? Should our hospital merge with another organization?
This book will help you build the skills you need to answer complex management and policy questions.
The first part of the book explains the various analytical tools that simplify and accelerate decision making. Learn about tools that help you determine causes, evaluate choices, and forecast future events. For occasions when a group, rather than an individual, has to make a decision, you will also learn what tools can help you create group consensus.
The second half of the book shows you how to apply analytical tools to different healthcare situations, including comparing clinician performance, determining the causes for medical errors, analyzing the costs of programs, and determining the market for new services. Many practical examples walk you step-by-step through common decision-making scenarios. You can view these excerpts here:
All purchasers of this book will be given access to a companion website that enhances learning and clarifies concepts. You will be able to access a comprehensive companion website that includes additional tools for building decision-making skills. At the companion website you can:
Listen to narrated lectures of key points
View other readers’ examples of rapid-analysis exercises
Follow animated examples of how to use computer programs to conduct an analysis
Link to websites that provide additional information, including access to software and online tools that aid decision analysis
Download PowerPoint slides that highlight important concepts of each chapter
Farrokh Alemi, Ph.D., is a professor of health administration and policy in the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University. His research focuses on the use of decision analysis in both individual and organizational change. He is a member and past president of the Health Application Section of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and was a member of the Federal Science Panel on Interactive Communications in Health.
David H. Gustafson, Ph.D., is a research professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, director of the Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications funded by the National Cancer Institute, and director of the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the federal government’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. He also chaired the Federal Science Panel on Interactive Communications in Health, is chair of the eHealth Institute, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Redesigning Health Insurance.
Founded in 1933, the American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management.
Health Administration Press is a division of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). ACHE is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Management, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as its groundbreaking research and career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its members.
Founded in 1972 with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Health Administration Press has grown from a small office on the campus of the University of Michigan to one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management, including textbooks for use in college and university courses.
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