Portable Health Administration

Portable Health Administration

1st Edition - December 5, 2003

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  • Editors: James Ziegenfuss, Joseph Sassani
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080492117

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The Portable MHA is a concise, readable book that gives an overview of the information covered in a Master of Health Administration program. The material is presented in a fashion so that professionals, administrative academics, and graduate students would be able to read, understand and utilise the information. The text offers distinct benefits to a variety of users. Academic, professional and medical students will be given an understanding of the health care system in which they will have to practice. They will learn how organisations function, and the real role of leadership. Administrative academics, practising clinicians and others assuming management roles but lacking formal training in Health Administration, will be introduced to the language and principles of Health Administration. Graduate students in the field will have the opportunity to be introduced to it by a team of educators experienced in the instruction of a spectrum of students and "real world" consultation experience adding further relevance to their chapters.

Key Features

* Contains 16 in-depth chapters
* Has wide appeal to health/medical and life sciences audiences
* Possible textbook use for graduate programs invovled in Health Administration
* Can be used as part of an internal educational and orientation course for organizations


Postdocs, fellows, professionals, clinicians, graduate students, medical students, anyone in a Masters in Health Administration degree program, and others assuming mangement roles but lacking formal training in Health Administration

Table of Contents

  • Overview

    Environmental Issues: Health Care Systems, Politics and Policy, and Access
    Health Administration: Systems, Policy and Management
    How Politics Makes Health Policy
    Poverty and the Ethics of Equitable Access and Quality

    Critical Organization & Management Elements
    The Tough Work of Leadership
    Developing Networks to Deal with Complex Health Care Problems
    Management Information Systems for Clinicians: Design and Function
    Medical Care Quality: Double Track Thinking and Action
    Quality Care and Academic Medical Centers: the Need for Physician
    Listening to Stakeholders Input - Interviews, Focus Groups Surveys and Direct Observation
    Lessons Learned from Hospital Mergers

    Finance, Economics, and Insurance
    Its Not About the Money: Financing and Payment of Physician Services
    Understanding Health Insurance
    Implementing Cost Control in Healthcare
    Physicain Rewards in the Academic Medical Center

    The Future
    Design and Redesign of the Health Systems' Futures
    Need for Health Policy Education in the Medical Curriculum
    Healthy Communities: Past, Present, and Future

Product details

  • No. of pages: 326
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2003
  • Published: December 5, 2003
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080492117

About the Editors

James Ziegenfuss

Affiliations and Expertise

Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg

Joseph Sassani

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology Chief of the VA Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania

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