Title

Healthcare Operations Management

Department/School

Operations and Supply Chain Management, Center for Health and Medical Affairs

Date of this version

2012

Document Type

Book

Keywords

Healthcare Operations Management

Abstract

This book focuses on operations management and the strategic implementation of programs, techniques, and tools for reducing costs and improving quality. It not only covers the basics of operations management, and explains how operations and process improvement relate to contemporary healthcare trends, such as evidence-based medicine and pay-for-performance. The book’s practical approach includes real-world examples to illustrate concepts and explanations of software tools that solve operational problems.

This second edition has been thoroughly revised to address current issues facing healthcare managers. Major revisions include extensive updates to the chapters on statistical tools, Six Sigma, and the Lean enterprise. The chapter on project management now includes information on agile project management, and the chapter on scheduling and capacity management has been substantially rewritten and expanded. A new chapter on improving financial performance with operations management has been added.

Published in

2nd ed ( pp. 441). Healthcare Administration Press.