Harvard Business Review on Fixing Health Care From Inside & Out

Harvard Business Review on Fixing Health Care From Inside & Out

Book - 2011
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Perseus Publishing
How can management cure health care's ills?

If you need the best practices and ideas for transforming health care--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are 10 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place.

The HBR articles in this collection propose several remedies:

- Organizing doctors into teams

- Focusing incentives on patients' recovery

- Saving lives and dollars by designing clearer work processes

- Sharing knowledge through industry networks

- Knocking down barriers to innovation in funding, policy,

and technology

- Treating common ailments with simpler interventions

- Bridging the divide between clinicians and administrators

- Ramping up R&D productivity by returning power to scientists

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This volume culls issues of Harvard Business Review from 2000 to 2010 for nine articles and an interview on ways to fix health care. Specialists in business, information systems and health care and physicians, from the US, as well as editors of the Review, discuss ideas like turning doctors into leaders; using checklists before starting surgery; redesigning existing providers; using the operations-design principles of the Toyota Production System; understanding barriers and forces affecting innovation; using disruptive innovations that are cheaper, simpler, and more convenient; reorganizing pharmaceutical research and development; harnessing social media; and how Kaiser Permanente innovated its care and Duke Children's Hospital transformed itself. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781422162583
Characteristics: 241 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Harvard Business School


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