Healthcare Operations Management
Daniel B. McLaughlin, Julie M. Hays, PhD
Hardcover: 466 pages + bonus CD-ROM
Health Administration Press
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This book is about operations management and the strategic implementation of programs, techniques, and tools for reducing costs and improving quality.
It not only covers the basics of operations management, but also explains how operations and process improvement relate to contemporary healthcare trends such as evidence-based medicine and pay-for-performance. The book’s practical approach includes real-world examples to illustrate concepts and explanations of software tools that solve operational problems. Key Features:
Provides methodologies to align strategic and operational goals, including the use of project management tools and balanced-scorecard techniques to execute and monitor projects
Thoroughly explores process improvement tools, techniques, and programs, including Six Sigma, the Lean enterprise, and simulation
Applies performance improvement tools to supply chain management, scheduling, and other healthcare issues
Includes examples from a fictitious but realistic organization that illustrate important concepts discussed in each chapter
Includes chapter overviews, key terms and acronyms, discussion questions, and problems for each chapter
Provides a companion website that features Excel templates, Arena models, tutorials, exercises, PowerPoint presentations, and web links
Included CD-Rom: The book explains and demonstrates the use of various software tools associated with problem solving and decision making including Microsoft Excel and Project. A version of Arena software is included in order to practice process modeling. Arena is a powerful simulation tool used by healthcare organizations to optimize patient flow, develop scheduling systems, and improve patient-care processes. You can view these samples here:
Daniel McLaughlin is director of the Center for Business Excellence in the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas. Previously, he was the executive director of the National Institute of Health Policy at St. Thomas, the CEO of Hennepin County Medical Center, and the director of a county health system. Mr. McLaughlin has served as chair of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems and has served on the boards of other regional and national associations.
Julie M. Hays, PhD, died shortly before this book published. She was an associate professor in the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN. She was the 1998 recipient of the Juran Fellowship awarded by the Juran Center for Leadership in Quality at the University of Minnesota. She had published articles in the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, and the Journal of Service Research.
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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