Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems

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Yuehwern Yih
CRC Press, Apr 19, 2016 - Medical - 812 pages
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With rapidly rising healthcare costs directly impacting the economy and quality of life, resolving improvement challenges in areas such as safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity has become paramount. Using a system engineering perspective, Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems offers theoretical foundations, methodologies, and case studies in each main sector of the system. It explores how system engineering methodologies and their applications in designing, evaluating, and optimizing the operations of the healthcare system could improve patient outcomes and cost effectiveness.

The book presents an overview of current challenges in the healthcare system and the potential impact of system engineering. It describes an integrated framework for the delivery system and the tools and methodologies used for performance assessment and process improvement with examples of lean concept, evidence-based practice and risk assessment. The book then reviews system engineering methodologies and technologies and their applications in healthcare. Moving on to coverage of the design, planning, control and management of healthcare systems, the book contains chapters on 12 services sectors: preventive care, telemedicine, transplant, pharmacy, ED/ICU, OR, decontamination, laboratory, emergency response, mental health, food and supplies, and information technology. It presents the state-of-the-art operations and examines the challenges in each service unit.

While system engineering concepts have been broadly applied in healthcare systems, most improvements have focused on a specific segment or unit of the delivery system. Each unit has strong interactions with others and any significant improvement is more likely to be sustained over time by integrating the process and re-evaluating the system design from a holistic viewpoint. By providing an overview of individual operational sectors in the extremely complex healthcare system and introducing a wide array of engineering methods and tools, this handbook establishes the foundation to facilitate integrated system thinking to redesign the next generation healthcare system.

 

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Contents

Chapter 3 The VA Healthcare Delivery System
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Primary and Specialty Care
4-1
Chapter 5 Designing a NurseManaged Healthcare Delivery System
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Chapter 6 LongTerm Care
6-1
An Introduction
7-1
Chapter 8 An Integrated Model of Healthcare Delivery
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Section II Performance Assessment and Process Improvement Management
8-13
Chapter 9 Performance Assessment for Healthcare Organizations
9-1
Chapter 27 Vaccine Production
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Chapter 28 Economic Implications of Preventive Care
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Chapter 29 Interactive Medicine
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History Structure and Functions
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Chapter 31 Pharmacoeconomics and the Drug Development Process
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Chapter 32 Emergency Department Crowding
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Chapter 33 Emergency Department Throughput from a Healthcare Leaders Perspective
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Chapter 34 Capacity Planning in Operating Rooms
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Chapter 10 Managing Physician Panels in Primary Care
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Chapter 11 Lean in Healthcare
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Chapter 12 Patient Safety and Proactive Risk Assessment
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Relational and Contextual Considerations
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Technologies and Methodologies
13-13
Chapter 14 Computer Simulation in Healthcare
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Chapter 15 An Introduction to Optimization Models and Applications in Healthcare Delivery Systems
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Chapter 16 Queueing Theory and Modeling
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Chapter 17 Markov Decision Processes and Its Applications in Healthcare
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Chapter 18 Statistical Analysis and Modeling
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A Machine Learning Approach
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Chapter 20 The Shaping of Inventory Systems in Health Services
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Chapter 21 Facility Planning and Design
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Chapter 22 Work Design Task Analysis and Value Stream Mapping
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Chapter 23 Scheduling and Sequencing
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Chapter 24 Data Mining
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Chapter 25 Applications to HIV Prevention Strategies
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Revisiting the Vioxx Study
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Section IV Design Planning Control and Management of Healthcare Systems
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Chapter 35 Managing Critical Resources through an Improved Surgery Scheduling Process
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Chapter 36 Anesthesia Group Management and Strategies
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Chapter 37 Turnovers and Turnarounds in the Healthcare System
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Chapter 38 Decontamination Service
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A System Approach
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Chapter 40 Emergency Planning Model for Pandemics
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Chapter 41 Public Health and Medical Preparedness
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Chapter 42 Mental Health Allocation and Planning Simulation Model
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Chapter 43 Correlation with Social and Medical Factors
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Chapter 44 Healthcare Foodservice
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MedicalSurgical Supplies Pharmaceuticals and Orthopedic Devices Flows of Product Information and Dollars
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Chapter 46 Wireless Sensor Network
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Chapter 47 Bar Coding in Medication Aministration
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Chapter 48 Clinical Decision Support Systems
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Systems and Design Considerations
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Chapter 50 PrivacySecurityPersonal Health Record Service
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Back cover
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Yuehwern Yih is a Professor of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University, Indiana.

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