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Health Care Administration: Managing Organized Delivery Systems, Fifth Edition

Author(s): Lawrence F. Wolper, MBA, FACMPE, President, L. Wolper, Inc.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763757915
  • Paperback    794 pages      © 2011
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The Definitive Guide to the Organized Health Care Delivery System

Health Care Administration: Managing Organized Delivery Systems, Fifth Edition provides graduate and pre-professional students with a comprehensive, detailed overview of the numerous facets of the modern healthcare system, focusing on functions and operations at both the corporate and hospital level.

The Fifth Edition of this authoritative text comprises several new subjects, including new chapters on patient safety and ambulatory care center design and planning. Other updated topics include healthcare information systems, management of nursing systems, labor and employment law, and financial management, as well discussions on current healthcare policy in the United States.

Health Care Administration: Managing Organized Delivery Systems, Fifth Edition continues to be one of the most effective teaching texts in the field, addressing operational, technical and organizational matters along with the day-to-day responsibilities of hospital administrators. Broad in scope, this essential text has now evolved to offer the most up-to-date, comprehensive treatment of the organizational functions of today's complex and ever-changing healthcare delivery system.
 
The Fifth Edition features:

  • Data-intensive comparison of 12 healthcare systems around the world
  • Up-to-date data tables, graphs and case studies
  • New discussions of current policy challenges, including healthcare reform and bioterrorism preparedness
  • New chapters on Quality, Safety, and Facility Design and Planning

 

PART I The “Corporate” View of Organized Delivery Systems . . . . . .1

Chapter 1

International Health Care: A Twelve-Country Comparison . . . . . . . . . . .3

Grant T. Savage, Harry Feirman, Leo van der Reis, Amy Myers, and

David Moxley

Chapter 2

Organized Delivery Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

Myron D. Fottler, Donna Malvey, and Keila Rooney

Chapter 3

Legal Implications of Business Arrangements in the

Healthcare Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

Gabriel L. Imperato, Lester J. Perling, and Mike Segal

Chapter 4

Financial Management of Organized Healthcare

Delivery Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183

Leslie G. Eldenburg, Eldon L. Schafer, and Dwight J. Zulauf

Chapter 5

Labor and Employment Laws Applicable to Organized

Delivery Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247

John D. Blair, Peter D. Stergios, Patrick M. Collins, and Aimee Sato

Chapter 6

The Management of Nursing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307

Wilhelmina M. Manzano and Gina M. Bufe

Chapter 7

Marketing Healthcare Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325

Roberta N. Clarke

Chapter 8

Healthcare Information Technologies in an Era of Healthcare

Reform: A Complex Adaptive System Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359

Joseph Tan and Joshia Tan

Chapter 9

Management Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401

Karl Bartscht

Chapter 10

Ambulatory Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433

Kevin W. Barr and Charles L. Breindel

Chapter 11

Bioterrorism Preparedness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459

John D. Blair, Ephraim Perez, Cynthia A. Holubik, Robert K. Keel,

Angela M. Roberson, and Steven R. Tomlinson

PART II The Hospital in an Organized Delivery System . . . . . . . . .485

Chapter 12

The History of Hospitals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487

Lawrence F. Wolper and Jesus J. Peña

Chapter 13

Laboratories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .499

Paul J. Brzozowski and Paul D. Camara

Chapter 14

Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .533

Andrew L. Wilson and Karol Wollenburg

Chapter 15

Material and Resource Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573

William L. Scheyer and Barbara B. Friedman

Chapter 16

Facility Design and Planning for Ambulatory Care Centers . . . . . . . . .607

Richard Sprow, Sonya Dufner, and Christian F. Bormann

Chapter 17

Quality and Patient Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .653

Eliot J. Lazar, Anthony Dawson, Brian K. Regan, Daniel Hyman, and

Karen Scott Collins

Chapter 18

Physician Practice: Organization and Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .675

Michael J. Kelley, Steven Falcone, Stephen G. Schwartz

Chapter 19

Implementing a Physician Practice Compliance Program . . . . . . . . . .709

Lawrence F. Wolper

Index


Lawrence F. Wolper, MBA, FACMPE-President, L. Wolper, Inc.

Lawrence F. Wolper, MBA, FACMPE, is President of L. Wolper, Inc., in Morristown, New Jersey. The firm is a full service consulting organization specializing in all aspects of physician group practice, hospital alignment, revenue cycle assessment, and managed care. In addition, L. Wolper, Inc, has extensive experience in managing large physician group practices and ambulatory surgery centers in order to assist them in achieving strategic growth goals and to augment operational and financial efficiencies.
Mr. Wolper has more than 25 years of consulting and senior executive experience, and has been the advisor to, or managed, major group practices, faculty practice plans, ambulatory surgery centers, and integrated networks. Prior to founding his firm in 1987, he was a partner in KPMG, International, LLP, with New York area and national responsibility for physician practice and ambulatory care consulting. At that time, he was involved in the development of large group practices, faculty practice plans, and provider networks. Prior to his partnership in KPMG, he was a consulting partner with Ingram, Weitzman, Mertens & Co., a large regional health care accounting and consulting firm.
He has published over thirty-five professional journal articles, and eight texts, on a variety of subjects that are germane to physician and faculty practice, and to health care administration. His book Health Care Administration: Principles, Practices, Structure, and Delivery, Second Edition, won a prestigious national award as one of the top 250 texts in the health sciences industry. The text was recently released in its fifth edition, and remains one of the leading texts in the industry.
Mr. Wolper received an MBA in Health Care Ad¬min¬i¬stration from Bernard M. Baruch College/Ricklin School of Business–Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a BA in Advertising/Marketing from Hofstra University. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow in HMO Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an Association of University Programs in Hospital Administration (AUPHA) Fellow studying the British National Health System and the Kings Fund College of Hospital Manage¬ment in London, England.
He is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives, and was an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Executive MPH Program at Columbia University, teaching a course on managed care and organized delivery systems.
 

Additional Titles by this Author
  • "...the most thorough text I have seen to date. ...it is a most comprehensive and useful resource."

    —John Ritch, Grand Valley State University

  • "It is hoped that in our drive to reduce healthcare expenditures, extend insurance to millions of uninsured, and to restructure a vibrant industry, we do not move so far and fast that the high quality of care always associated with our system will be subordinated."

    —Lawrence F. Wolper, MBA, FACMPE

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