Foundations of Health Care Management: Principles and Methods

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Wiley, Aug 9, 2012 - Medical - 560 pages

Foundations of Health Care Management

Leaders and managers throughout the health care system are facing ever more challenging changes in the way care is delivered, paid for, and evaluated. Foundations of Health Care Management: Principles and Methods offers an innovative, concise, reader-friendly introduction to health care management and administration. It addresses the need for new skills in managers of health care facilities and for those planning to enter health care management positions. The book covers such critical topics as leadership training, change management, conflict management techniques, culture building, quality improvement, and communications skills, as well as collaboration in the improvement of population health.

Foundations of Health Care Management also concentrates on innovations and describes steps in the transition to more decentralized and creative approaches to the management of health care facilities. The book covers physician management from the physician's viewpoint, a valuable perspective for health care managers.

The book serves important dual purposes for faculty and students by providing both insights into the health care field as well as foundational content on essential management and leadership competencies. A full set of support materials is available for instructors at the book's companion Web site.

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About the author (2012)

Bernard J. Healey, PhD, is the director of the graduate program in health care administration at Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Formerly, he was epidemiology manager in the Pennsylvania Department of Health and a consultant to Blue Cross of North- eastern Pennsylvania.

Marc C. Marchese, PhD, is professor of human resources management in the William G. McGowan School of Business at Kings College. Formerly, he was an instructor in the department of psychology at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

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