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"International health informatics is driven by developments in biomedical technologies and medical informatics research that are advancing in parallel and form one integrated world of information and communication media and result in massive amounts of health data. These components include genomics and precision medicine, machine learning, translational informatics, intelligent systems for clinicians and patients, mobile health applications, data-driven telecommunication and rehabilitative technology, sensors, intelligent home technology, EHR and patient-controlled data, and Internet of Things.
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (HTI) series was started in 1990 in collaboration with EU programmes that preceded the Horizon 2020 to promote biomedical and health informatics research. It has developed into a highly visible global platform for the dissemination of original research in this field, containing more than 250 volumes of high-quality works from all over the world."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RC78.7.D35 2014
Clinical Decision Support, 2nd Edition explores the technology, sources of knowledge, evolution of successful forms of CDS, and organizational and policy perspectives surrounding CDS. Exploring a roadmap for CDS, with all its efficacy benefits including reduced errors, improved quality, and cost savings, as well as the still substantial roadblocks needed to be overcome by policy-makers, clinicians, and clinical informatics experts, the field is poised anew on the brink of broad adoption. Clinical Decision Support, 2nd Edition provides an updated and pragmatic view of the methodological processes and implementation considerations. This book also considers advanced technologies and architectures, standards, and cooperative activities needed on a societal basis for truly large-scale adoption.
Call Number: UCF Osceola General Collection -- KF3825.H25 2014
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Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Law and Ethics, Fourth Edition, examines the most important legal and ethical issues in healthcare, and presents essential information that will help students learn to identify and tackle potential legal problems. This thoroughly revised edition includes new information and extensive updates on topics such as: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including legal requirements about health insurance and health reform -- The 2012 Supreme Court decision regarding the individual mandate to buy health insurance, the penalty for not having insurance, and the expansion of Medicaid -- Ongoing legal challenges to mandated contraceptive coverage and whether federal subsidies may be provided for coverage that is purchased through a federally operated exchange -- New legal obligations for tax-exempt hospitals under the ACA and federal regulations Important changes to Medicare and Medicaid -- Other changes to laws about abortion, physician-assisted suicide, privacy of medical information, and reform of medical malpractice laws.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RA971.6 .H43 2016
Whether you're taking the CPHIMS exam, or simply want the most current and comprehensive overview in healthcare information and management systems today - this completely revised and updated third edition has it all. But for those preparing for the CPHIMS exam, this book is an ideal study partner. The content reflects the exam content outline covering healthcare and technology environments; systems analysis, design, selection, implementation, support, maintenance, testing, evaluation, privacy and security; and administration leadership management. Candidates can challenge themselves with the sample multiple choice questions at the end of the book.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RA997 .D56 2016
This introductory book examines the various dimensions of long-term care and explores the facets of management essential to success in this rapidly changing environment. The first part of the book provides an overview of key definitions, settings, policy issues, and trends in the delivery of long-term services and supports. The second part relates aspects of management--including leadership, human resources, marketing, facility management, regulatory and legal issues, and financing--to long-term care. Significantly revised and updated, this edition includes four new chapters, addressing the following topics: Delivery of long-term services and supports under the ACA Transitions between acute care, residential long-term care, and home and community-based care settings The implications of global trends in long-term care policies and services Quality improvement tools and reform-driven requirements for safety and transparency Additional updates for this edition focus on specialized care for individuals with chronic and disabling conditions, new technologies that maintain patients' health information and enhance communication, and the challenges in assembling and retaining an effective direct care workforce.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RA 427.L44 2019
Economics for Healthcare Managers provides the practical guide that healthcare managers need to simplify and strengthen the decision-making process for everyday issues. Written for those with little or no background in economics, the book is designed to engage readers in today's policy and management challenges. The author references classic studies while also drawing on current research and emphasizing contemporary analyses.
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Now in its fourth edition, The Economics of Health Reconsidered presents an argument that still holds true: despite assertions to the contrary, neither economic theory nor evidence shows that reliance on market forces leads to superior outcomes in healthcare systems. Government plays a crucial role in making the healthcare sector not only more equitable but also more efficient. This book reconsiders the field of health economics as it is traditionally taught and practiced. It critically examines economic theory as applied to the health sector and questions the prevailing belief that a competitive healthcare marketplace results in the best outcomes.
Call Number: UCF Main Library Reference -- RA971 .E52 2004
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Health care is one of today's most discussed and debated topics. From issues such as accessibility to costs to quality, the debates range widely among doctors, patients, employers, and insurers. A popular topic in political campaigns and the media, health care and health care management is also a quiet and unremitting concern in the private and personal lives of individuals who worry about someday having to choose between food and prescription drugs.
Call Number: UCF Main Library Reference -- RA440.85 .E63 2009
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Health services research is a highly multidisciplinary field, including such areas as health administration, health economics, medical sociology, medicine, , political science, public health, and public policy. The Encyclopedia of Health Services Research is the first single reference source to capture the diversity and complexity of the field. With more than 400 entries, these two volumes investigate the relationship between the factors of cost, quality, and access to healthcare and their impact upon medical outcomes such as death, disability, disease, discomfort, and dissatisfaction with care. The Encyclopedia is designed to be an introduction to the various topics of health services research for an audience including undergraduate students, graduate students, and general readers seeking non-technical descriptions of the field and its practices.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RA971.3.R458 2020
Gapenski's Healthcare Finance: An Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management explores how healthcare organizations manage financial operations to optimally provide patient care. This significantly revised edition of one of Health Administration Press's best-selling books introduces the key foundational elements of healthcare finance, including both accounting and financial management. Numerous examples throughout showcase how healthcare finance is practiced in a variety of organizations, including hospitals, medical practices, clinics, home health agencies, nursing homes, and managed care organizations. Authors Kristin L. Reiter and Paula H. Song present the financial management and accounting concepts that are most critical to managerial decision-making. They emphasize not only financial theory and principles but also practical tools healthcare managers can use to make the crucial decisions that promote the financial well-being of their organization. Gapenski's Healthcare Finance examines the current financial environment in which providers operate, with an emphasis on health system design, healthcare insurance, and reimbursement methodologies. Dates, exhibits, references, and resources have been updated throughout. All examples and financial statements reflect current accounting and reporting standards. Extensive updates and content new to this seventh edition include: A discussion of health reform that reflects the current status of the Affordable Care Act; Information on the field's increasing focus on social determinants of health; Tax rates and examples that reflect the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; A discussion of Medicaid expansion and health insurance exchanges; Coverage of the implications of value-based payment for the revenue cycle; Significant reorganization of the financial accounting chapters to orient students to financial accounting before the book's coverage of the income statement, statement of changes in equity, the balance sheet, and the statement of cash flows; A new chapter supplement provides expanded analysis of the double-entry accounting system; Amendments to the financial accounting conceptual framework by the Financial Accounting Standards Board; Better differentiation of risk measures of realized vs. expected return distributions
Call Number: UCF Online General Collection -- R853.D37 H36 2006
The Handbook of Research on Informatics in Healthcare and Biomedicine is the single authoritative reference source for information on the newest trends and breakthroughs in computer applications applied to healthcare and biomedicine. Innovative technologies in health information systems, medicine, health services, and other areas in biomedicine are explored. The comprehensive chapters contained in this handbook of research have been written by 99 international experts from the field of healthcare and IT. More than 900 references to existing publications and a wide-ranging compendium of over 450 key terms and definitions have been included to provide readers with the ultimate research tool.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- R858.W34 2017
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Health Care Information Systems is the newest version of the acclaimed text that offers the fundamental knowledge and tools needed to manage information and information resources effectively within a wide variety of health care organizations. It reviews the major environmental forces that shape the national health information landscape and offers guidance on the implementation, evaluation, and management of health care information systems. It also reviews relevant laws, regulations, and standards and explores the most pressing issues pertinent to senior level managers. It covers: Proven strategies for successfully acquiring and implementing health information systems. -- Efficient methods for assessing the value of a system. -- Changes in payment reform initiatives. -- New information on the role of information systems in managing in population health. -- A wealth of updated case studies of organizations experiencing management-related system challenges.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RA971.3 W357 2021
Healthcare in the United States: Clinical, Financial, and Operational Dimensions offers an introductory overview of the American healthcare system by exploring its many organizations, populations, professions, structures, financing, and delivery models, as well as their impact. Authors Stephen L. Walston and Kenneth L. Johnson delve into the many conflicting issues related to cost, access, and quality. The book's 14 chapters cover the following and more: A comprehensive review of the health professions and types of healthcare organizations; An exploration of how medical providers are paid; Major challenges currently facing physicians, hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry; An examination of the long-term and mental healthcare sectors and the increasing demands for their services; The significant role of the government in healthcare, including the influence of politics; The basics of population health, including an in-depth look at how changing social, demographic, and economic conditions in the United States affect healthcare; The connections between health behaviors, health insurance, and health outcomes; Information technology's role in healthcare; A comparison of US healthcare to that in other countries, with a focus on the four basic models on which most healthcare systems are created to enhance and assess students' learning, each of the book's chapters features case studies, thought-provoking questions and assignments, sidebars, and key terms accompanied by definitions. As they read, future healthcare administrators and clinicians will obtain a grounding in the multifaceted US healthcare system, thus enabling them to better address its multiple priorities, controversies, and opportunities.
Call Number: UCF Online General Collection -- RA399.A3 H433 2019
The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy, and Tools provides the framework, strategies, and practical tactics that all healthcare leaders need as they learn, implement, and manage quality improvement efforts. With chapters by a group of leading contributors with significant expertise and breadth of experience, the book offers a detailed exploration of the components of quality, while incorporating techniques to continuously improve and transform healthcare organizations. The book is organized into four parts. Part I establishes the foundation for healthcare quality and examines the history of the quality movement. Part II speaks in depth about tools, measures, and their applications in the pursuit of quality. Part III focuses on the intersection of leadership and culture--which is central to the pursuit of quality and safety. Part IV concludes the book with a series of chapters that discuss many of the emerging trends that are shaping the contemporary quality landscape.
Call Number: UCF Online General Collection -- R858 .H3478 2019
Health Informatics: A Systems Perspective takes a systems approach to leveraging information in healthcare and enhancing providers' capabilities through the use of technology and knowledge transfer. The book offers a conceptual framework for aligning clinical decision processes with system infrastructures, including information technology, organizational design, financing, and evaluation. The book's contributors--all leading academics and healthcare practitioners--balance theoretical viewpoints with practical considerations. Case studies and informative sidebars support theory with real-world applications, while learning objectives, key concepts, and discussion questions facilitate learning and reinforce content. A glossary, which defines the main concepts and key terminologies presented in the text, provides a useful overview of the material. Thoroughly updated and revised, the second edition includes three new chapters on information systems in relation to population health, global health systems, and alternative financial mechanisms and their compatibility with innovative delivery models. Additional topics include: The role of human resources and information technology in healthcare -- Knowledge-based decision-making -- Transforming clinical work processes -- Nursing informatics -- Precision medicine -- Data and information security
Call Number: UCF Online General Collection -- HF5686.H7 B47 2006
HFMA's Introduction to Hospital Accounting, Fifth Edition introduces the accounting and financial reporting issues of hospitals and other healthcare entities. It explains the basic accounting concepts and discusses how to develop internal financial reports. It also includes information on analyzing and interpreting financial statements. This book is written in a straightforward style that is ideal for students or professionals with no previous accounting experience. This new edition has been streamlined to provide a more practical and focused discussion of healthcare accounting. It also includes a new chart of accounts, a glossary of accounting terms, and new material on the balance sheet and statement of operations.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RA971.23 .A976 2014
This book covers the knowledge necessary to understand healthcare information technology (HIT) and HIT management. It explores areas for basic awareness or competency, including hardware, software, and communication systems; operational, management, and clinical applications; and selection, implementation, and valuation.
Call Number: UCF Online General Collection -- RA399.A1 2018
Introduction to Healthcare Quality Management explains the basic principles & techniques of quality management in healthcare. Written for students and professionals with little or no clinical experience, the book focuses primarily on measuring & improving the operational & patient service aspects of healthcare delivery. Real-world case studies & examples provide an applied learning approach that helps readers understand how to measure, assess, & improve an organization's performance & ensure the delivery of reliable, high-quality care. This edition includes new content on: Strategies for managing quality in population health care -- Use of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Triple Aim framework -- Value-based reimbursement models -- Patient-centered discharge planning & case management -- Improving initiatives aimed at bettering patient health -- External regulations & accreditation standards -- Lean & Six Sigma improvement tools & techniques -- Healthcare application of improvement models from other industries
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- KF3821.S569 2020
A hacker accesses the medical records of more than 250,000 patients in a hospital-based clinic. Despite being counseled not to, staff in a psychiatric unit continually refer to a transgender boy using feminine pronouns, causing him acute depression and leading to his suicide. Citing moral objections and fearing prosecution, a physician refuses to prescribe lethal medication for a terminally ill cancer patient who wants to end her suffering. These kinds of situations don't just shock us with their drama; they also present serious legal challenges that healthcare leaders must be equipped to deal with. The Law of Healthcare Administration helps readers think through the issues, applying current legal principles and relevant judicial decisions. Author J. Stuart Showalter surveys the pressing issues that have resulted from two centuries of US policy, court decisions, and regulation. He writes from a management perspective, emphasizing a practical understanding of legal concepts, in a style that is clear and accessible to readers without a legal background. Features new to this edition include: A new chapter on human resources law that explains how employment law affects healthcare organizations Significant updates on end-of-life issues, such as aid-in-dying laws and the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm The status of health reform in the wake of attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act The ninth edition retains this authoritative book's many absorbing sidebars, surprising court records, and challenging discussion questions that have made it so engaging to past readers. The Law of Healthcare Administration prepares future leaders for the many legal challenges their institutions will likely face.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RA971.O434 2019
Management of Healthcare Organizations: An Introduction provides an integrated, practical approach to management that is applicable to all kinds of healthcare organizations. The book prepares future managers and leaders to assess situations and develop solutions with confidence. Author Peter C. Olden combines extensive real-world management experience with academic expertise to explain fundamental management theories, concepts, methods, and tools and how to apply them in healthcare organizations. Adopting a student-centered approach, he uses a fresh, engaging style and clear organization of content supported by many exhibits, sidebars, and an appealing design. Although primarily intended for undergraduate students interested in managing healthcare organizations, this book is also a valuable resource for allied health majors and practicing healthcare managers.
"Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions is an Open Educational Resource (OER) that focuses on breaking down, pronouncing, and learning the meaning of medical terms within the context of anatomy and physiology. This resource is targeted for Healthcare Administration, Health Sciences, and Pre-Professional students."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- R123.G959 2017
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An innovative word-building approach covers each word one by one, introducing the word elements first roots, combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes to help you easily decipher medical terminology. Full-color illustrations and a streamlined layout helps you progress through the text step by step. A reading level appropriate for all learners makes concepts crystal clear. Body Systems Connections tables identify interrelationships of each body system to give you a thorough understanding of each system. Coverage features all aspects of healthcare, including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and a strong focus on A&P and pathology. Every body systems chapter includes complete medical records, word-building activities, and key terms. Coverage of commonly used psychiatric terms and drugs.
Call Number: UCF Main Library Reference -- R858 .M3972 2009
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Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications holds the most complete collection of cutting-edge medical IT research available in topics such as clinical knowledge management, medical informatics, mobile health and service delivery, and gene expression. This four-volume compilation provides researchers, academicians, and scholars in the field of medical information technology with more than 200 chapters by over 250 international experts in medical informatics.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RT120.L64.C454 2021
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Covering the full spectrum of long-term care, Pratt's Long-Term Care: Managing Across the Continuum, Fifth Edition is an ideal introduction to management in this dynamic industry. Concise, yet complete, it begins with a look at recent changes in long-term care and health care reform, before examining the various long -term care providers and their interaction with competition, payment systems, quality, and ethical issues. It moves on to explore managing in the long-term care system looking at administration, leadership, culture change, technology and community relations, and concludes with a look at future trends and managing continuing change. The Fifth Edition is a comprehensive revision reflecting new Federal Requirements of Participation from CMS for skilled nursing facilities and changes the Medicare-fee-for-service payment system (PDPM). It also addresses the Affordable Care Act and its impact on long-term care, as well as the growth of technology in enhancing care, the latest on payment systems and changes to value-based purchasing, and the explosive growth of assisted living and related non-institutional care settings.
Call Number: UCF Online General Collection -- RA973.6 .P74 2015
Content is divided into three topic categories: organizational and technology environments; systems analysis, design, selection, implementation, support, maintenance, testing, evaluation, privacy and security; and leadership and management support. Each chapter includes learning objectives for tracking progress in understanding and articulating the content. Practice exam questions at the end of the book reinforce key concepts explored throughout the book. The CAHIMS Review Guide also features a glossary of acronyms used throughout the book for easy reference during exam preparation and 'on the job' reference after certification.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- HD69.P75 P56 2020
This book presents a new way to look at communication within projects. It combines real-world examples and practical tips with theory, research, and professional standards you can apply to any size and type of project. Communication is vital for project success. Experts know it. Industry-wide research verifies it. Yet projects continue to fail because of poor communication. As a result, stakeholders and organizations don't realize the benefits of their projects and project teams. This book presents a new way to look at communication within projects. It combines real-world examples and practical tips with theory, research, and professional standards you can apply to any size and type of project. Gain actionable insights into identifying your audience, choosing the right tools, managing change, and handling conflict. Expand your professional toolkit with templates, activities, and resources. Develop your project communications expertise with reflective questions and recommendations. Whether you are a project manager, team member, project sponsor, or stakeholder, this book is for you. For educators, the book is ideal for students studying project management and related fields. Make your project communications a critical factor in your project success!
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RA393.S55 2020
Project Management for Healthcare, Second Edition covers the significant changes in both the direction of healthcare and the direction of project management. The most significant change in healthcare is the prevalence of online data and the need for its protection. The book explains how data can be protected during a project's lifecycle. The most significant change in project management is Agile, and a new chapter covers how Agile can be applied to projects in healthcare. This new edition also covers green technology and sustainability. Exploring the discipline of project management from the perspective of the healthcare, the book dissects the project process and covers the management skills required to successfully manage a project. By defining a project to include the tools and techniques required, the book shows how to successfully deliver a project from identifying stakeholders and developing and gaining consensus on requirements to constructing a project plan. It also covers in detail the skills required to successfully manage project stakeholders and team members. At times, healthcare personnel may have to work with program management, or may even be part of program management and must interact with pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers. This book covers program management and how it relates to the healthcare industry and some of the project processes used by those companies involved in pharmaceuticals and manufacturers of medical devices. By giving an inside look at the processes used, the book gives an understanding of how those companies bring their products to market and how to adapt those processes for their own benefit. Managing healthcare projects using the discipline of project management is a skill that can help healthcare professionals better utilize limited resources, both human and monetary, and ensure the highest possible quality of care to meet or exceed their stakeholders' expectations. Project Management for Healthcare, Second Edition shows how to use the discipline of project management to achieve those goals successfully.
Call Number: UCF Online General Collection -- RA971.6 .R47 2014
Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management focuses on the advancements of Health Information Science in order to solve current and forthcoming problems in the health sector. Managers, policy makers, researchers, and Masters and PhD students in healthcare related fields will use this book to provide necessary insight on healthcare delivery and also to inspire new ideas and practices to effectively provide patients with the greatest quality care.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RA971.38.R58 2009
This comprehensive textbook provides a complete introduction to risk management in health care. Risk Management Handbook, Student Edition, covers general risk management techniques; standards of health care risk management administration; federal, state and local laws; and methods for integrating patient safety and enterprise risk management into a comprehensive risk management program. The Student Edition is applicable to all health care settings including acute care hospital to hospice, and long term care. Written for students and those new to the topic, each chapter highlights key points and learning objectives, lists key terms, and offers questions for discussion.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RA971.W344 2018
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This book explores in depth the development and implementation of strategy to achieve mission advantage. It provides both the theoretical concepts and the practical tools leaders need to make better strategic decisions. Its cases and examples show how strategic principles can be applied to the intricacies of the contemporary healthcare system, always tying back to the key stakeholders, values, mission, and vision that underpin healthcare organizations and their purpose. A notable feature of this edition is its emphasis on learning through topical and timely case studies that depict strategic challenges healthcare leaders commonly face. These challenges range from issues of capitation, the formation of accountable care relationships, and competitive positioning to the dissolution of alliances and vertical integration, among others. Along with the necessary concepts and practical means for understanding, implementing, and monitoring strategies, this book also provides financial tools for directing strategic decisions and methods for analyzing healthcare markets.
California Newsreel, 2009, 82 minutes
"Money-Driven Medicine provides the essential introduction Americans need if they are to better understand and address the unmet challenges of healthcare reform during the coming decade. The film goes beyond health insurance to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the $2.6 trillion U.S. healthcare system, how it went so terribly wrong and what it will further take to fix it."