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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 -- RA440 2023
This book was created for students entering their respective health profession’s program. This book is designed to help students be successful not only in their health profession’s educational program, but also as they start to intern or work in healthcare settings.
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 -- R119.95 2022
Digital technology is now an indispensible part of modern healthcare, and this reliance is only likely to increase, with the healthcare of the future set to become ever more data-driven, decision-supporting, deep, and simply more digital.This book presents the proceedings of the 16th annual conference on Health Informatics Meets Digital Health (dHealth 2022), held on 24 and 25 May 2022 in Vienna, Austria. In keeping with its interdisciplinary mission, the conference series provides a platform for researchers and decision makers, health professionals and healthcare providers, as well as government and industry representatives, to discuss innovative digital health solutions to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare using digital technologies. The book includes 42 papers covering a wide range of topics and providing an insight into the state-of-the-art of different aspects of dHealth, including the design and evaluation of user interfaces, patient-centered solutions, electronic health/medical/patient records, machine learning in healthcare and biomedical data analytics. Offering the reader an interdisciplinary view of the state-of-the-art and of ongoing research activities in digital health, the book will be of interest to healthcare students and professionals everywhere.
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 MAIN General Collection -- BF76.5 .M317 2005
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Master the essential skills for designing and conducting a successful research project Essentials of Research Design and Methodology contains practical information on how to design and conduct scientific research in the behavioral and social sciences. This accessible guide covers basic to advanced concepts in a clear, concrete, and readable style. The text offers students and practitioners in the behavioral sciences and related disciplines important insights into identifying research topics, variables, and methodological approaches. Data collection and assessment strategies, interpretation methods, and important ethical considerations also receive significant coverage in this user-friendly guide.
Call Number: UCF MAIN General Collection -- HA29 .C655 2004
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Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences distills the overwhelming amount of material covered in introductory statistics courses into a handy, practical resource for students and professionals. This accessible guide covers basic to advanced concepts in a clear, concrete, and readable style. Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences guides you to a better understanding of basic concepts of statistical methods. Numerous practical tips are presented for selecting appropriate statistical procedures. In addition, this useful guide demonstrates how to evaluate and interpret statistical data, provides numerous formulas for calculating statistics from tables of summary statistics, and offers a variety of worked examples.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RA440 2023
This open educational resource (OER) introduces students to foundational characteristics of the U.S. healthcare system. It begins with an overview of the healthcare system that includes a brief history and a description of the current state of health in the U.S. The second chapter describes health delivery systems, including inpatient, outpatient, post-acute, longterm, palliative, and hospice care. An introduction to health insurance in the third chapter will include an overview of basic concepts, private insurance, public insurance, and recent trends. The fourth chapter presents issues related to the triple aim of improving access to care, increasing the quality of care, and lowering the cost of care. The fifth chapter reviews how the government intervenes in healthcare and presents current policy issues related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and value-based contracting. The final chapter on the topic of technology in healthcare provides an overview of health information technology, health information legislation, emerging technologies, and the future of health information technology. Chapter content is supplemented with additional material such as reports, briefs, figures, infographics, definitions, and key terms. Chapters two through six end with a “knowledge check” exercise to actively engage students with the content.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RA423.G35 2019
Topics focus on health crises affecting the public at large, ranging from epidemic and pandemic diseases (H1N1, Malaria, food-borne illnesses, West Nile etc.); chronic conditions such as famine, malnutrition, cancer and diabetes; and social issues such as sexual abuse, obesity, bullying and new substance abuse issues, plus much more.
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 -- HF5381.K556 2021
Engaging in ongoing, continuing professional development (CPD) is a strategic imperative for the health informatics professional. In our global economy, healthcare is fast-paced, dynamic, and ever-changing. While this rapid change is both exciting and exhausting, digital health transformation is positively impacting lives, today and every day, in ways not previously imagined. Faced with a COVID-19 pandemic that has forever changed the landscape of health and care delivery, global health and care stakeholders must ensure that our ecosystem continues to rapidly evolve through innovation, government and ministry incentives, and technological advancements to reach citizens everywhere. For these reasons, health informaticists must embrace lifelong learning to ensure they have the professional competencies to advance initiatives that positively impact patient care. The Handbook of Continuing Professional Development for the Health Informatics Professional, Second Edition has adapted to the evolving needs of health and care professionals everywhere. The Handbook provides the rationale and the resources to do so and serves as a reference to enhance one's career. No other comprehensive resource exists to assist health informaticists in developing and maintaining their professional competencies. Written as a contributed compilation of topics by leading practitioners, the book discusses the most critical competencies needed to ensure understanding of the vast health and care ecosystem while also highlighting industry influences that shape the very evolution of health information and technology.
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 -- RA440 2022
Overview of Health -- Healthcare Workforce -- Healthcare Settings -- Federal & State Funded Healthcare -- Private Insurance -- Special Populations -- Access Issues in Healthcare -- Cost of Healthcare -- Quality in Healthcare -- Technology Use in Healthcare -- National Healthcare Systems
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 -- R864.G653 2017
Electronic health records (EHRs) have become commonplace in the medical profession. Health data are readily captured and permanently stored in a digital fashion, and consequently, are increasingly being utilized in health research. The quality of this research depends upon the investigator's ability to obtain the correct data to answer the correct question. It is easy to churn out poor quality research from the EHR; it is much harder to produce meaningful results that influence the population's health. Improving Population Health Using Electronic Health Records takes the reader through the process of conducting meaningful research from data in the EHR. It de-mystifies the entire research process, from how to ask the right kind of research questions, to obtaining data with particular emphasis on data management and manipulation, to performing a valid statistical analyses, and interpreting and presenting the results in a clear, concise fashion that has the potential to improve population health. This book can be used as a hands-on how-to guide of performing research from EHR data in either a piece-meal fashion, selecting only the topics of greatest interest, or a complete guide to the entire research process. Readers will benefit from the intuitive presentation of complex methods with a multitude of examples. It is invaluable reading for researchers and clinicians who are not otherwise familiar with the complexities of working with large data sets.
Call Number: UCF Main General Collection -- R858.A2 I54 2021
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Data, informatics, and technology are now among the most important aspects inspiring health professionals and informaticians to improve healthcare for the benefit of patients. This book presents the proceedings of the 19th annual International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare (ICIMTH 2021), held as a virtual event due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on 16 and 17 October 2021 in Athens, Greece. The ICIMTH conferences are a series of scientific events which bring together scientists working in the field of biomedical and health informatics from around the world. The 2021 conference examined the field of biomedical and health informatics in a very broad framework, presenting the research and application outcomes of informatics from cell to populations, and including a number of technologies such as imaging, sensors and biomedical equipment, as well as management and organizational aspects, including legal and social issues and the setting of research priorities in health informatics. A significant number of the papers included here relate to the COVID-19 pandemic.Providing an insight into the latest developments in biomedical and health informatics, the book will be of interest to all those working in the field.
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 2022
Healthcare quality can be a daunting subject, with its maze of regulatory requirements and plethora of approaches. Introduction to Healthcare Quality Management makes the topic approachable. It explains the fundamental principles and techniques of quality management in sufficient depth for readers to begin applying them, at an introductory level that does not overwhelm them. This updated fourth edition includes a new chapter that addresses the problem of stalled or failed improvement projects. Many case examples are included in the chapter to illustrate common causes of project failures together with guidance for achieving success. It also discusses how measurement systems can reinforce and sustain performance improvement. The sidebars, definitions, and references sprinkled throughout the chapters have been updated and expanded. Concise summaries and relatable examples from clinical, operational, and administrative settings have also been included.
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 -- RA971.3 2022
"This book offers a fundamental overview of how financial management works in healthcare organizations. Designed for healthcare management students, clinical students, and managers new to healthcare, the book reinforces basic concepts through mini-case studies, practice problems, and self-quizzes. A comprehensive case at the end of the book draws on information presented throughout the chapters to help readers apply their newfound financial skills to real-world healthcare scenarios"
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 2023
To become a successful healthcare manager, students need to understand management theories and methods and know how to apply them to real-world problems. Management of Healthcare Organizations: An Introduction teaches this in an engaging way. The authors provide aspiring managers with theoretical background, practical methods, and hands-on exercises to prepare for careers in healthcare management, emphasizing the multifaceted nature of management problems and the need to combine a variety of approaches to solve them. This text includes bulleted lists, examples, and exhibits to boost readability, retention, and engagement. Chapters are arranged to sequentially build a body of knowledge and a mental framework for management. Each chapter begins with a scenario taken from the same complex telehealth case study, reinforcing the complexity of management problems while introducing chapter concepts. Each chapter has updated information on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strategies for managing clinical staff and performance, as well as "Try It, Apply It" real-world exercises. This book combines time-tested fundamental principles with cutting-edge methods and current knowledge.
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.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RA440 2021
"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 -- RA410.O47 2017
Principles in Health Economics and Policy, second edition, is a concise introduction to health economics and its application to health policy. It introduces the subject of economics, explains the fundamental failures in the market for healthcare, and discusses the concepts of equity and fairness when applied to health and healthcare. This new edition presents a globally-relevant, policy-oriented approach, that emphasizes the application of economic analysis to universal health policy issues in an accessible manner. It explores four key questions currently facing health policy-makers across the globe: How should society intervene in the determinants that affect health? How should healthcare be financed? How should healthcare providers be paid? And, how should alternative healthcare programmes be evaluated when setting priorities?
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 -- R864.G653 2023
In an age when electronic health records (EHRs) are an increasingly important source of data, this essential textbook provides both practical and theoretical guidance to researchers conducting epidemiological or clinical analysis through EHRs. Split into three parts, the book covers the research journey from start to finish. Part 1 focuses on the challenges inherent when working with EHRs, from access to data management, and raising issues such as completeness and accuracy which impact the validity of any research project. Part 2 examines the core research process itself, with chapters on research design, sampling, and analysis, as well as emerging methodological techniques. Part 3 demonstrates how EHR research can be made meaningful, from presentation to publication, and includes how findings can be applied to real-world issues of public health. Supported by case studies throughout, and applicable across a range of research software programs (including R, SPSS, and SAS), this is the ideal text for students and researchers engaging with EHRs across epidemiological and clinical research.
Call Number: UCF Online General Collection -- RB115.B47 2020
Capturing risk in medical documentation and coding successfully gives a complete and accurate picture of your patients' health; but it is also critical for ensuring proper reimbursement, managing cost, projecting future resource requirements and delivering high-quality care. Chronic diseases are not outliers, especially in older patients. 80% percent of older adults have at least one chronic condition. If you have any Medicare patients with chronic conditions and if you are participating in Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS), the AMA''s Risk Adjustment, Documentation and Coding 2e (RA, 2e) will help you capture the care rendered so the severity of your patients'' illnesses is adequately captured to reflect your utilization. If you omit risk-adjusting diagnoses because a specialist is managing the care of your patient''s chronic condition, you are hurting your MIPS efficiency rating. Most chronic conditions will impact the overall health of the patient; therefore, they are appropriate to capture for your documentation. In a value and outcome-based health care environment, lack of specificity in ICD-10-CM coding and documentation has ripple effects for a practice and its patients, like - loss of important data and financial returns and increased patient risk. Continuity of care and a complete picture of a patient''s overall health are key to quality care. Connecting diagnosis with comorbidities (causes) with ICD-10-CM codes (such as hypertension with heart disease or diabetes and hyperlipidemia with diabetes, etc.) for patients with chronic conditions helps improve care and documentation. RA, 2e, covers this in detail and can help you document your patient''s health and wellbeing, and help you get the right reimbursement, especially for your high-risk patients.
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.M23 2021
This book presents a straightforward, step-by-step approach to strategic analysis and strategy development in healthcare. Through its clear explanations of theoretical concepts, supported by examples and applied exercises, the book provides readers with practical methods for developing healthcare strategy.
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.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RT50.5.D453 2022
In just the past decade, the emergence of digital health has finally become palpable. Enhanced by the pandemic, social justice events, and planetary health urgency, Realizing Digital Health - Bold Challenges and Opportunities for Nursing explores that evolution with a focus on capturing the current state of digital health. Anchored in an introduction to digital health, new technologies, opportunities, and challenges are described. Consideration of the opportunities and challenges of digital health calls for specific attention to ethical considerations. This book includes a current state synopsis of healthcare in the USA, with the inclusion of specific implications for nursing leaders and executives. Engagement of the people (patients, families, communities) working in partnership to enhance health is described. Information management and the necessary definition and access to data are discussed with a particular explication of the function of information management and operational decision-making. The challenges and learnings related to informatics drawn from the experiences of leaders in large health systems shed insight into the current state of informatics-enabled digital health and healthcare. The global example of the integration of technology, nursing, and health systems expands our knowledge of the current state as well as explores possibilities. This book concludes with a commitment to and description of the current state of teamwork and the integral role/functions within informatics, nursing, and healthcare. This book provides the reader with a succinct overview of digital technologies, a reality-anchored description of the current state in the USA and globally and highlights the core foundation and integration of informatics and information management. This book stimulates thought and actions to advance digital health within a full partnership among the people, organizations, systems, and global imperatives including planetary survival. This book lifts up the next era calling for full teamwork, collaboration, and partnership as we emerge into a true global community.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RT50.5.N877 2022
Nursing Education and Digital Health Strategies explores the current state of health and healthcare education, as well as that of nursing informatics education. These topics include technologies-enabled education for all nurses and interprofessional collaborations from a worldwide perspective. The "New" learning for applied critical thinking will include technology, content, skills versus tools, and the use of "smart" systems for care delivery, the role of critical thinking, and uniqueness of nursing care dlivery. Further, how these changes are understood as a paradigm shift that needs to be incorporated along with nursing and healthcare education is emphasized. The effects of technology on human behavior are also explored, addressing human-factors interaction, interdependence of human-computer interaction, and other effects of technology on wellbeing. As part of nursing education, learning from clients/patients to better shape and advance nursing education and scholarship are discussed. Academic-clinical practice partnerships for a digital future, how teams are working together (clinician/teacher) for better healthcare delivery and applied knowledge--including joint appointments (exchange of academia and applied expertise), academic-applied human resources, and interprofessional learning/development--are discussed. This book closes by discussing and using case studies to showcase nursing competencies for the next decade, implications for preparing the healthcare workforce for a digital world, faculty readiness, and the interaction with gaming and simulations. Nursing informatics education, including continuing education beyond academia, i.e., informal education, worldwide, as well as global challenges to support digital world capabilities are described. Hand-on Experiential Delivery and learning-based case studies are also included.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RT50.5.N877 2022
Innovation, Technology, and Applied Informatics for Nurses explores informatics trends emerging over the next decade including personalized healthcare, telehealth, artificial intelligence, voice recognition, and predictive analytics. Emphasis is placed on their importance, benefits, and key challenges for nurses. Digital health and patient-generated data in the context of remote monitoring are highlighted with a focus on digital health tools, issues, challenges, and implications for the future. A featured case study includes the use of patient-generated data during the COVID-19 pandemic including critical lessons learned. A discussion of the technological building blocks of sensors and the Internet of Things highlights examples of how healthcare delivery system models of care are being transformed. Applied data science as an emerging healthcare discipline explores natural language processing, data science frameworks, implications for data bias, and ethical considerations. The conceptual building blocks of artificial intelligence and machine learning are outlined resulting in a call for all nurses to develop an improved understanding of implications for our practice and our patients. Telehealth is described as including modalities, services, virtual care, human factors, and financial, legal, and regulatory considerations. Key drivers and stakeholders advancing simulation-based care delivery are discussed including recommendations for how healthcare organizations can perform event simulation as they prepare to meet the risk management needs of the future. This book concludes by highlighting documentation best practices implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RT50.5.N877 2022
In Nursing in an Integrated Digital World that Supports People, Systems, and the Planet, the leading-edge innovators in digital health applications, global thought leaders, and multinational, cooperative research initiatives are woven together against the backdrop of health equity and policy-setting bodies, such as the United Nations and the World Health Organization. As the authors prepared this book, the world is struggling with the core issues of access to care, access to needed medical equipment and supplies, and access to vaccines. This access theme is reflected throughout the policy and world health chapters with an emphasis on how this COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the fissures, divides, unfairness, and unpreparedness that are in play across our globe. Sustainability and global health policy are linked to the new digital technologies in the chapters that illustrate healthcare delivery modalities that nurse innovators are developing, leading, and using to deliver care to hard-to-reach populations for better population health. A trio of chapters focus on the underlying need for standards to underlie nursing care in order to capture the data needed to enable new science and knowledge discoveries. The authors give particular attention to the cautions, potential for harm, and biases that the artificial intelligence technologies of algorithms and machine learning pose in healthcare. Additionally, they have tapped legal experts to review the legal statues, government regulations, and civil rights law in place for patients' rights, privacy, and confidentiality, and consents for the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. The book closes with a chapter written by the editors that envisions the near future--the impact that the new digital technologies will have on how care is delivered, expanding care settings into community and home, virtual monitoring, and patient generated data, as well as the numerous ways that nurses' roles and technology skill sets must increase to support the global goals of equal access to healthcare.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RT50.5.I587 2018
Nursing informatics (NI) is the specialty that integrates nursing science with information management and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice. Nursing Informatics supports nurses, consumers, patients, the interprofessional healthcare team, and other stakeholders in a wide variety of roles and settings to achieve desired outcomes. This is accomplished through the use of information structures, information processes, and information technology. An Introduction to Nursing Informatics, Evolution and Innovation, 2nd Edition is the ideal gateway to all the professional possibilities this continuously evolving discipline has to offer. Describing the evolution of nursing informatics from its origins to current practice in today's complex, diverse healthcare environment, this book offers the next generation of nurse informaticists an understanding of the discipline, best practices, and its scope of influence in healthcare. The book also explores Nursing Informatics as it is evolving into the future, including technology creation and implementation and the development of influential policies and best practices. Special features include descriptions of the 'a day in the life' from informatics nurses in multiple roles and fields of influence, including academia, research, clinical settings, the executive suite, consulting, and government, as well as an Appendix featuring case profiles.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RT50.5.M346 2022
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"Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Fifth Edition is a foundational text for teaching nursing students the core concepts of knowledge management while providing an understanding of the technology tools and applications where a certain level of proficiency is required. A practical guide for understanding how to leverage modern technology, the text teaches students how to acquire, process and disseminate knowledge. Grounded in the Foundation of Knowledge Model, the authors leverage this framework throughout as an organizational structure by which to teach and learn nursing informatics"
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RT50.5.M337 2019
The only informatics text written specifically for advanced practice nurses, this text excels as both a fantastic introduction to healthcare informatics, or to fill knowledge gaps in the already initiated. Nursing Informatics for the Advanced Practice Nurse, Second Edition, tackles health informatics broadly by delivering an expansive and innovative approach to thinking about technology. Each chapter is highly practical, filled with case studies and exercises that demonstrate how the content presented relates to the contemporary healthcare environment. Where applicable, informatics concepts are aligned with the six domains within the Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) approach and are tied to national goals and initiatives. Featuring chapters written by physicians, epidemiologists, engineers, dietitians, and health services researchers, the format of this text reflects its core principle that it takes a team to fully realize the benefit of technology for patients and healthcare consumers, and still manage to cover specialized subjects like QSEN competencies and ANCC informatics.
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RT50.5.N8696 2022
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Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice describes a competent level of nursing care at each level of nursing informatics practice and provides comprehensive overviews of the dynamic and complex practice of the nursing informatics specialty. Published by ANA, this book is informed by advances in health care and professional nursing practice. It contains national standards of practice and performance that define the who, what, where, when, why, and how of nursing informatics practice and is a vital reference for: Quality improvement initiatives -- Certification and credentialing -- Position descriptions and performance appraisals -- Classroom teaching and in-service education programs -- Boards of nursing members' orientation programs and regulatory decision-making activities