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Transforming Health Care Management: Integrating Technology Strategies

Author(s): Ivan J. Barrick, PhD, FACHE
  • ISBN-13: 9780763744502
  • ISBN-10:0763744506
  • Paperback    236 pages      © 2009
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Using straightforward, accessible language, this groundbreaking resource is a comprehensive primer on the most progressive tools and techniques currently used for assessing healthcare systems and healthcare process effectiveness. Typically these tools are embedded in programs such as Total Quality Management, continuous process improvement, process reengineering, protocol redesign, or most recently, Six Sigma and organizational transformation.

Transforming Health Care Management presents an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach while focusing on fundamental concepts. It will thoroughly prepare the reader to design, implement, manage, operate, monitor or improve technology, processes, and programs and is an ideal text for those studying healthcare information technology, operations research, systems analysis, process improvement, or informatics.


  • Chapters cover highly technical subjects using clear and accessible language.
  • Vignettes from the author’s years of professional experience illustrate particularly complex concepts.
  • Focuses on key concepts and applications rather than theory and jargon.
  • Accompanied by a complete package of instructor resources (downloadable Instructor’s Manual, TestBank, PowerPoint slides) to facilitate teaching and learning.


1.  Digitally Transforming Healthcare: An Introduction                            
2.  Multi-Disciplinary Concepts: A Fundamental Foundation                                                 
3.  Information Technology Components, Functions and Features
4.  Networking to Digitally Transform Communications                        
5.  Quality Management                                                                             
6.  Strategies for Process Re-design                                                       
7.  Transformational Strategies and Tactics                                             
8.  Tactical Work Breakdown and Workload Analysis                             
9.  Productivity Measurement and Performance Management                                                     
10.  Queuing Theory and Waiting Line Analysis                                       
11.  Process Simulation and Predictive Modeling                                    
12.  Strategic Application of Six Sigma Concepts                                    
13.  Tactical Application of Lean Enterprise Theory                                 
14.  Telemedicine and Clinical Informatics                                                
15.  Emerging Technologies                                                                        
16.  Visionary Perspectives: Healthcare’s Future ……2014 and Beyond   


Ivan J. Barrick, PhD, FACHE

An assistant professor, adjunct faculty member, instructor and employee at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, National Defense University, University of Scranton, University of Chicago and University of Southern Indiana. Dr. Barrick taught health services administration, information management, and operations research graduate and undergraduate courses.

As president and director of consulting practices, he was responsible for process reengineering, operations research, productivity management, staffing and process improvement engagements. He led merger feasibility studies, acquisition due diligence assessments, quality management audits, benchmarking, organization development, information systems evaluations, selection and implementation projects and strategic planning engagements, HIPAA Administration Simplification compliance assessments and remediation projects.

Dr. Barrick was employed by and consulted with academic medical enters, community hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, post-acute rehabilitation systems, medical groups, health management organizations, psychiatric hospitals, Veterans Administration, and military facilities.

He served on boards of directors of regional health care and human service organizations and was vice president of a Regional WEDI-SNIP affiliate, e-Pennsylvania Alliance.
Throughout a 35-year career in health care, Dr. Barrick held a number of positions. These positions included president of an independent healthcare operations improvement consultancy, chief information officer, director of corporate, line and staff functions in large academic medical centers, hospitals, and health systems.

He has extensive administrative, management consulting, clinical, and technical experience from unique healthcare delivery perspectives. Dr. Barrick retired as a Commander, Medical Service Corps, United States Navy Reserve after serving as Chief Information Officer (C IO) for Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and a Combat Zone Fleet Hospital.

Dr. Barrick earned a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration, a Masters degree in Public Administration, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. He published extensively in professional journals, co - authored several books, and contributed several healthcare textbook chapters. He is credentialed as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Certified Healthcare Information Management Professional and an associate American Society of Clinical Pathology, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and Military Officers Association of America.

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ISBN-13: 9780763744502

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