Governance for Health Care Providers: The Call to Leadership
by David Nash, MD, MBA, William J. Oetgen, Valerie P. Pracilio
Hardcover, 300+ pages
Productivity Press / CRC Press
(click the button below for the very best available price)
Medical professionals who serve on the boards of private, nonprofit institutions often do so with much more diligence than knowledge.
Very little material exists to cover the range of issues that are so vital at a time when health care institutions face patient overloads, budget shortages, and calls for reform.
Written by leading health care advocates and authorities, Governance for Health Care Providers: The Call to Leadership provides health care board members with a comprehensive, thoughtful, and disciplined review across areas that are critical to contemporary health care governance.
Covering a full range of inter-related topics from staff compensation to the practitioner board member's role in the recruitment and stewardship of donors, this readily accessible and exceptionally well-organized resource provides essential materials needed by physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to fulfill their expanded and often unanticipated responsibilities as trustees.
It helps define the functions of board members and summarizes the problems that they are most likely to face. The book covers finance, compliance, funding, and strategic planning issues, and also examines legal duties, current trends in quality, conflicts of interest, corporate structure, and governance best practices.
Designed to help the practitioner board member find his or her place at the table, this volume is an indispensable guide for all medical institution boards, providing a comprehensive overview of the key components of board oversight and presenting recommendations to prepare for governance in a future that promises rapid change. Topics fully covered include:
Welcome to the board
Governance : back to basics
Defining a great board : duties and responsibilities
Bringing quality to the table
The board's role in building healthy environments
The bottom line
Auditing and compliance : the conscience of an enterprise
Gavel of governance : legal considerations
The compensation committee
Dealing with donors
Successful strategic planning : the board's role
Community benefit : the nonprofit community health system perspective
Culture, ethics, and the board
The future of health care boards
David Nash, MD, MBA is The Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor and Chairman of the Department of Health Policy at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Jefferson is one of a handful of medical schools in the nation with an endowed professorship in health policy. Dr. Nash, a board certified internist, founded the original Office of Health Policy in 1990. From 1996 to 2003, he served as the first Associate Dean for Health Policy at Jefferson Medical College. In 2004, he was named Co-director of the Masters Program in Public Health at Jefferson. Internationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical staff development, and quality-of-care improvement, his publications have appeared in more than 60 articles in major journals and in a dozen edited books. He also received the Philadelphia Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Award in October 1997 and was named an honorary distinguished fellow of the American College of Physician Executives in 1998.
Named by Modern Healthcare to the top 100 most powerful persons in healthcare list, his national activities include appointment to the JCAHO Advisory Committee on Performance Measurement, the Foundation for Accountability (FACCT) Board, and membership on the Board of Directors of the Disease Management Association of America (DMAA) -- three key national groups focusing on quality measurement and improvement. He continues as one of the principal faculty members for quality of care issues of the American College of Physician Executives in Tampa, FL, and the developer of the ACPE Capstone Course on Quality. Dr. Nash is on the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Partnerships in Quality Education program, bringing together managed care organizations and leading academic medical centers. Finally, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Healthcare Partners in Cincinnati, Ohio -- one of the nation's largest integrated delivery systems and chairs the Board Committee on Quality.
You may also be interested in / The Directory of Healthcare Recruiters /
Jump to a List / Health Administration & Leadership / Physician Executive, Medical Staff & Practice Management / Finance, Accounting, Economics, Billing & Reimbursement / Coding for Hospital, Physician & Clinical Services / Law, Malpractice, Ethics, Accreditation & Compliance / Quality Improvement, Outcomes & Customer Service / Risk Management, Security, Error Reduction & Patient Safety / Information Systems, Technology & Medical Records / Clinical Management & Executive Nursing / Behavioral Health, Social Work & Psychiatry Management / Human Resources, Management & Supervision / Directories, Data, Trends & Benchmarks / Software & CD-ROMs / Gift Ideas & Recommended Gifts / Journals, Magazines & Newsletters / Search for Books / Books Index /