Healthcare Transformation: A Guide for the Hospital Board Member
Maulik S. Joshi, DrPH, Bernard J. Horak, PhD, Foreword by John R. Combes, MD
Paperback: 128 pages
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
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Recommended by the American Hospital Association, this book helps leaders make the transformative changes necessary to elevate their organization’s quality and safety performance and deliver better health care.
The premise of this book is that health care systems must undergo a transformation, a fundamental change in form and function in order to be more successful in meeting their mission. The CEO’s and governing board’s primary focus should not solely be on organizational and practitioner needs, but rather on the well being of their patients and communities.
Healthcare Transformation concisely presents the ten major transformers for health care in the first part of the 21st century and explains how boards can understand and use these examples to change their own organizations. By outlining the challenges, illustrating transformational processes, identifying current best practices, and articulating the critical questions board members should ask, this book makes an important contribution to improving board understanding and performance on quality and safety topics and helps boards develop the necessary competencies for organizational success.
The book is organized for easy access and use. Each chapter focuses on a single health care transformation issue and provides the information in a set pattern:
The Problem: A brief, quantitative look at the problem.
The Transformer: What will transform and make healthcare different?
Best Practices: Examples of current best practices indicative of the transformer.
Board Questions: Questions every board member should consider asking and every health care executive should ask and be prepared to answer.
The book is designed to be actionable by providing the background, the opportunity, and the questions to ask. It includes checklists that can help ensure the proper steps are being followed for success. Healthcare Transformation is ideal for orienting new board members and for providing experienced board members with a knowledge base and questions to facilitate engagement on these ten transformation issues.
A concluding chapter provides the overall governance engagement checklist—the things to do to make certain that board members and senior colleagues are engaged and prepared to lead your organization’s transformation. Includes a foreword by John R. Combes, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer, Center for Healthcare Governance
"Hospital board members today have a responsibility to understand the healthcare environment. This book is a must read for board members and hospital executives." — David Shulkin, MD, President and CEO, Beth Israel Medical Center
"The safety and quality of the care delivered in a hospital is the number one responsibility of each and every Board member and the significance of this cannot be underestimated as it sets the tone for the entire organization. This important book provides hospital leaders and Boards key information for that dialogue." — Diane C. Pinakiewicz, MBA, President, National Patient Safety Foundation
"This book is a ‘must-read’ resource for Hospital Management Teams and Board members. The content is supported by extensive knowledge and practical current experience of the authors." — Alexander (Rusty) Sloan, MD, MACP, Lt. General, USAF, Retired
"This book makes an important and invaluable contribution to elevating Board performance in quality and safety." —John R. Combes, MD, President and CEO, Center for Healthcare Governance
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Close to 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 37,000 individual members come together to form the AHA. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. The Health Forum was created in the fall of 1998 through the union of The Healthcare Forum and the American Hospital Association's publishing and data and information subsidiaries.
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