eBook Management Engineering for Effective Healthcare Delivery: Principles and Applications, 1st Edition

  • Alexander Kolker
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  • ISBN-10: 1609608739
  • ISBN-13: 9781609608736
  • DDC: 362.1068
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Due to massive technological and medical advances in the life sciences (molecular genetics, biology, biochemistry, etc.), modern medicine is increasingly effective in treating individual patients, but little technological advancement has focused on advancing the healthcare infrastructure. MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING FOR EFFECTIVE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS illustrates the power of management engineering for quantitative managerial decision-making in healthcare settings. This understanding makes it possible, in turn, to predict performance and/or real resource requirements, allowing decision-makers to be truly proactive rather than reactive. The distinct feature of this book is that it provides international exposure to this challenging area.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Efficient Managerial Decision-Making and Management of Operations.
2: Efficient Managerial Decision-Making in Healthcare Settings: Examples and Fundamental Principles.
3: Dynamic Capacity Management (DCAMM™) in a Hospital Setting.
4: Simulation Modeling of Healthcare Delivery.
5: Simulation Applications in a Healthcare Setting.
6: Modeling Clinical Engineering Activities to Support Healthcare Technology Management.
7: Intensive Care Unit Operational Modeling and Analysis.
8: Human-Centered Systems Engineering: Managing Stakeholder Dissonance in Healthcare Delivery.
9: Enabling Real-Time Management and Visibility with RFID.
10: Healthcare Delivery as a Service System: Barriers to Co-Production and Implications of Healthcare Reform.
11: Outpatient Clinic Management and Scheduling.
12: Using Simulation to Design and Improve an Outpatient Procedure Center.
13: Reducing Consultation Waiting Time and Overtime in Outpatient Clinic: Challenges and Solutions.
14: Reducing Patient Waiting Time at an Ambulatory Surgical Center.
15: Scheduling Healthcare Systems: Theory and Applications.
16: Appointment Order Outpatient Scheduling System with Consideration of Ancillary Services and Overbooking Policy to Improve Outpatient Experience.
17: Electronic Health Records.
18: Electronic Health Record: Adoption, Considerations and Future Direction.
19: Electronic Medical Records (EMR): Issues and Implementation Perspectives.
20: Health Information Exchange for Improving the Efficiency and Quality of Healthcare Delivery.
21: Patient Flow.
22: Evaluating Patient Flow Based on Waiting Time and Travel Distance for Outpatient Clinic Visits.
23: Using Patient Flow to Examine Hospital Operations.
24: Cost Management.
25: A New Cost Accounting Model and New Indicators for Hospital Management Based on Personnel Cost.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.