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Management Principles for Health Professionals, Sixth Edition

Author(s): Joan Gratto Liebler, MPA, RHIA, Professor Emeritus, Health Information Management, Temple University, Pennsylvania
Charles R. McConnell, Health Care Management and Human Resource Consultant, Ontario, New York, Human Resource and Editorial Consultant, Ontario, New York
  • ISBN-13: 9781449614683
  • Paperback    536 pages      © 2012
Price: $131.95 US List
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Management Principles for Health Professionals is a practical guide for new or future practicing healthcare managers. The customary activities of the manager—planning, organizing, decision making, staffing, motivating, and budgeting—are succinctly defined, explained, and presented with detailed examples drawn from a variety of health care settings. Students will learn proven management concepts, techniques, models, and tools for managing individuals or teams with skill and ease.

The Sixth Edition offers a NEW chapter: “The Middle Manager and Documentation of Critical Management Processes” which examines the important role of the middle manager in the development of critical documents such as the strategic plan and annual report. The chapter also explores how to create a project proposal and a business plan. 

The Sixth Edition also offers updates on the following topic areas:

  • Expanded discussions of the continuing implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Emerging implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 including a new template to track the areas of impact of this major law is presented that will enable managers to identify, monitor, and prepare responses for changes as they unfold.
  • New discussion of coalition building and strengthening community alliances.
  • A more concise treatment of “Planning and Decision Making” (now combined into one chapter).
  • New information on various staffing alternatives such as outsourcing and telecommuting, and updated material concerning job descriptions and their application. 
  • Expanded material on employee satisfaction and motivation
  • Current trends and indicators concerning labor unions in health care organizations.
  • New trends in human resources necessitated by the continuing realignment of organizational structures in the health care industry.
  • Updated information on the implications of the Internet, Social Networking, and their implications for employee training and education including a new model training design.

... and much more.

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Applicable Courses

Health Policy, Healthcare Management, Management Principles for Public Health Professionals, Managing Health Care Organizations

Chapter  1  The Changing Scene: Organizational Adaptation and Survival
Chapter  2  The Challenge of Change
Chapter  3  Today’s Concept of Organizational Management
Chapter  4  Planning and Decision Making
Chapter  5  Organizing
Chapter  6  Improving Performance and Controlling the Critical Cycle
Chapter  7  Budgeting: Controlling the Ultimate Resource
Chapter  8  The Middle Manager and Documentation of Critical Management Processes
Chapter  9  Committees and Teams
Chapter  10  Adaptation, Motivation, and Conflict Management
Chapter  11  Training and Development: The Backbone of Motivation and Retention
Chapter  12  Authority, Leadership, and Supervision
Chapter  13  Human Resource Management: A Line Manager’s Perspective
Chapter  14  Communication: The Glue that Binds Us Together
Chapter  15  Day-to-Day Management for the Health Professional-as-Manager

Joan Gratto Liebler, MPA, RHIA-Professor Emeritus, Health Information Management, Temple University, Pennsylvania

Joan Gratto Liebler is Professor Emeritus, Health Information Management, at Temple University. She has over 34 years of professional experience teaching and researching in the health care setting. She has worked in community health centers, behavioral health settings, schools, industrial clinics, prisons, and long term care, home care, acute care, and hospice care facilities. Her research focuses on the legal, administrative, and ethical aspects of end-of-life decision making.

She is also the author of Medical Records: Policies and Guidelines and numerous journal articles relating to health information management.

Ms. Liebler holds the degrees of Master of Arts, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, PA and Master of Public Administration, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. She is a credentialed Registered Health Information Administrator.

Charles R. McConnell-Health Care Management and Human Resource Consultant, Ontario, New York, Human Resource and Editorial Consultant, Ontario, New York

  • "... an excellent overview of management concepts and principles for both novice and experienced managers that includes terminology and strategies to advance their knowledge and skills. With the multitude of changes taking place in healthcare, this update provides readers with current information on healthcare policy and challenges that will help them to successfully fulfill their management role."

    -- Lori Hayman, M.Ed.(A. T. Still University)

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