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  • Copyright 2011
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-309362-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-309362-9

A brand new collection of state-of-the-art insights into transforming healthcare, from world-renowned experts and practitioners… now in a convenient e-format, at a great price!

Making American healthcare work: 3 new eBooks get past ideology to deliver real solutions!

Even after Obamacare, America’s healthcare system is unsustainable and headed towards disaster. These three eBooks offer real solutions, not sterile ideology. In Overhauling America's Healthcare Machine: Stop the Bleeding and Save Trillions, leading healthcare expert and entrepreneur Douglas A. Perednia identifies the breathtaking complexity and specific inefficiencies that are driving the healthcare system towards collapse, and presents a new solution that protects patient and physician freedom, covers everyone, and won’t bankrupt America. Perednia shows how to design a far simpler system: one that delivers care to everyone by drawing on the best of both market efficiency and public "universality" — and is backed with detailed logic and objective calculations. Next, in Improving Healthcare Quality and Cost with Six Sigma, four leading experts introduce Six Sigma from the standpoint of the healthcare professional, showing exactly how to implement it successfully in real-world environments. The first 100% hands-on, start-to-finish blueprint for succeeding with Six Sigma in healthcare, this book covers every facet of Six Sigma in healthcare, demonstrating its use through examples and case studies from every area of the hospital: clinical, radiology, surgery, ICU, cardiovascular, laboratories, emergency, trauma, administrative services, staffing, billing, cafeteria, even central supply. Finally, in Reengineering Healthcare: A Manifesto for Radically Rethinking Healthcare Delivery JimChampy (“Reengineering the Corporation”) and Dr. Harry Greenspun show how reengineering methodologies can deliver breakthrough performance and efficiency improvements both within individual healthcare organizations and throughout the entire system, eliminating much of the 40%+ of U.S. healthcare costs now dedicated to administration. They demonstrate how reengineering can refocus investments on aligning quality and providing accessible care for millions more people.

From world-renowned healthcare management experts Dr. Doug Perednia, Praveen Gupta, Brett E. Trusko, Carolyn Pexton, H. James Harrington, Jim Champy, and Harry Greenspun, M.D.

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Overhauling America’s Healthcare Machine: Stop the Bleeding and Save Trillions

Part I: The Nature of the Beast

Chapter 1 Introduction    3

Chapter 2 Are We Getting What We’re Paying For?    9

Chapter 3 Where Does All Our Money Go?    17

Chapter 4 Into Thin Air    39

Chapter 5 The Healthcare Machine    53

Chapter 6 How and Why They Spin: Inside Key Wheels    63

Part II: Why the Machine Is Breaking Down

Chapter 7 Too Many Parts    123

Chapter 8 Sand in the Gears    135

Chapter 9 Friction    183

Part III: How to Fix It

Chapter 10 Defining the Desired Outcome    219

Chapter 11 Overhauling Payment for Healthcare Goods and Services    227

Chapter 12 Dumping Redundancy    263

Chapter 13 Blowing Sand Out of the System    271

Chapter 14 Lubricating Points of Friction    301

Chapter 15 Where Does the Money Come From?    323

Chapter 16 The End of an Era    331

Appendix A “Brief Strategy B” from the Federal Guidelines Regarding Smokers Who Report That They Are Unwilling to Quit    337

References    341

Index    359

IMPROVING HEALTHCARE QUALITY AND COST WITH SIX SIGMA

Foreword    xx

Introduction    xxi

PART I: THE NEED FOR CUTTING COSTS AND IMPROVING QUALITY IN HEALTHCARE    1

1  TRENDS IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY    3

2  EXCELLENCE (BENCHMARKS) AND IMPROVEMENT CHALLENGES IN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM    21

3  APPLICABILITY OF SIX SIGMA IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS    31

PART II: METHODOLOGY, TOOLS, AND MEASUREMENTS    59

4  THE HEALTHCARE OPPORTUNITY    61

5  SIX SIGMA METHODOLOGY    77

6  UNDERSTANDING PROBLEMS: DEFINE, MEASURE, ANDANALYZE    89

7  SOLVING PROBLEMS: IMPROVE AND CONTROL    129

PART III: BENEFITING FROM SIX SIGMA    161

8  CASE STUDY INTRODUCTION AND PROFILES    163

9  CLINICAL CASE STUDIES    181

10  OPERATIONAL CASE STUDIES    203

PART IV: ROLLING OUT AND SUSTAINING SIX SIGMA    239

11  IMPLEMENTING A SIX SIGMA CULTURE    241

12  LEAN SIX SIGMA IN HEALTHCARE    373

13  THE ROAD AHEAD    401

PART V: APPENDIXES    431

A  PMBOK TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES    433

B  THE SIX SIGMA BODY OF KNOWLEDGE    437

C  TOTAL SIX SIGMA TOOLS SELF-EVALUATION FORM    445

D  Additional Resources    451

E  The Man I Want To Be!    453

Index    455

REENGINEERING HEALTH CARE: A MANIFESTO FOR RADICALLY RETHINKING HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

Introduction    1

Chapter 1 Why Reengineer Health Care?    15

Chapter 2 Meet Zeev Neuwirth, Reengineer    25

Chapter 3 Harness Technology    59

Chapter 4 Focus on Processes    97

Chapter 5 Remember People    141

Chapter 6 Meet Tom Knight, Reengineer    169

Chapter 7 The Hunt for Reengineering Opportunities    187

Epilogue    209

Index    217

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