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The Resource Engineering solutions to America's healthcare challenges, Ryan Burge

Engineering solutions to America's healthcare challenges, Ryan Burge

Label
Engineering solutions to America's healthcare challenges
Title
Engineering solutions to America's healthcare challenges
Statement of responsibility
Ryan Burge
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Engineering Solutions to America's Healthcare Challenges covers the technologies, systems, and processes that are emerging in hospitals, clinics, community centers, universities, and the White House to repair healthcare in the United States. Focusing on the importance of individuals being proactive about their own state of health, it presents a systems approach to changing the way healthcare professionals do business and take care of their patients. Written by a leading government and private sector consultant with more than a decade of experience as an industrial engineer, the book features interviews with leading industry experts, both domestic and international. Describing how industrial engineering practices are shaping healthcare, it explains why systems thinking must be the foundation for every aspect of healthcare.The book presents proven Lean and Six Sigma tools that can help any healthcare organization begin making operational improvements that result in a better quality of care for patients all while reducing and even eliminating the waste of time, money, and human resources. These solutions include implementing Six Sigma in emergency rooms, 5S in accounting for medical inventory, using Theory of Constraints to form a plan for shortening the length of stay in hospitals, how informatics are used to aggregate and benchmark sensitive data, and design of experiments to recruit and retain the best healthcare talent. The book illustrates the most common factors involved with successful Six Sigma projects in healthcare organizations and considers the implications of a rapidly growing medical tourism industry. It addresses the role of insurance on healthcare improvement and also previews some of the most fascinating technological advances currently in development. It also offers examples and analysis of The Institute of Medicine's six aims for healthcare: safety, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness, family-centered focus, and equity"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burge, Ryan C
Dewey number
362.10973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA410.53
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
W 84 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Health insurance
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Medical care
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Insurance, Health
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Engineering solutions to America's healthcare challenges, Ryan Burge
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Productivity Press book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Prevention and personal accountability -- System says... -- Care ethics -- From the exhibit hall to your body -- Trading hotel rooms for sick beds -- Insured or imagined? -- The classroom: where medicine begins -- Health is the law -- Still in development -- Conclusion
Control code
875370309
Extent
1 online resource (178 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466583566
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875370309
  • ebr10811794
Label
Engineering solutions to America's healthcare challenges, Ryan Burge
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Productivity Press book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Prevention and personal accountability -- System says... -- Care ethics -- From the exhibit hall to your body -- Trading hotel rooms for sick beds -- Insured or imagined? -- The classroom: where medicine begins -- Health is the law -- Still in development -- Conclusion
Control code
875370309
Extent
1 online resource (178 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466583566
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875370309
  • ebr10811794

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