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 is loaded with all-new examples from real-world healthcare settings and covers many current topics such as:
- Emerging implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
- A template to track the areas of impact of this major law is presented; this enables a manager to identify the topics to monitor and to prepare responses to changes as they unfold.
- Developments concerning electronic health record initiatives
- Adapting and revitalizing one’s career;
- Information concerning various staffing alternatives such as outsourcing and telecommuting, and updates the material concerning job descriptions and their application. New material has been added in the section on consultant's contracts and reports.
- Patient privacy and the detection and prevention of medical identity theft,
... and much more.
Table of Contents
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
About the Author
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-Management Consultant, The VMC Group, Niagara Falls, New York, Human Resource and Editorial Consultant, Ontario, New York