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Ambulatory Care Management

Ambulatory Care Management - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0827376649

Cover of Ambulatory Care Management 3RD 98 (ISBN 978-0827376649)
ISBN13: 978-0827376649
ISBN10: 0827376642
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 98
Publisher: Delmar Publications
Published: 1998
International: No

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Ambulatory Care Management - 3RD 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0827376649

Austin Ross

ISBN13: 978-0827376649
ISBN10: 0827376642
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 98
Publisher: Delmar Publications

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

This text is written for the student of health services administration, and of related fields, seeking an in-depth and comprehensive introduction to the field. Taking an analytical approach, the book is divided into functional areas: a background and historical overview of the development of health services and ambulatory care in the U.S., the financial management of ambulatory care, the operational issues of running a practice, human resources management issues, planning and marketing the group and issues of policy and other institutional matters. Case studies are included to help illustrate key issues.

  • New in-depth financial management section, written by Ernest J. Pavlock, C.P.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University at Reston
  • Case studies illustrate the issues and problems faced in day-to-day management
  • Up-to-date information for legal, operational, human resources management, planning and marketing and strategic management


Author Bio

Ross, Austin :

Austin Ross is the former Vice President and Executive Administrator of Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

Williams, Stephen J. : San Diego State University

Pavlock, Ernest J. : Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Ernest Pavlock is a Professor of Accounting at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Table of Contents

1.THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT FOR AMBULATORY CARE:

An Overview of Health Care.
The Legal and Organizational Environment.

2. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN AMBULATORY CARE:

The Fundamentals of Financial Management.
Financial Planning for Operations.
Evaluating and Controlling Operations.
Short-Term and Long-Term Financial Decision-Making.
Physician Compensation Systems.

3. OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT:

Facilities Design and Operations.
Communication Systems Within a Medical Practice.
Management Support Systems.
Management Information Systems.

4. HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT:

The Physician.
The Administrator and the Medical Director.
Managing the Employees.
Managing the Patients: Patient Relations.

5. PLANNING FOR AND MARKETING THE GROUP PRACTICE:

Strategic Planning.
Marketing in a Changing Environment.

6. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT ISSUES:

Institutional Issues.
Managed Care.
Integrated Health Care Systems.
Research in Service to Ambulatory Care Management.