Dr. Donald Lighter Books and Media

  • Quality Management In Health Care: Principles And Methods

    Now In Its Second Edition, Quality Management In Health Care: Principles And Methods Addresses The Mounting Pressure On The Health Care Industry To Control Costs While Providing The Highest Quality Care And Services. In Doing So, It Provides Students With A Solid Foundation In The Implementation Of Quality Improvement Activities And The Tools Necessary To Evaluate And Improve Their Efforts Toward Quality Of Care. With An Emphasis On General Theory And Practical Applications, The Text Delineates The Techniques That Form The Basis Of Quality Management In Medicine, Such As Group Processes, Process Orientation, Statistical Process Control, And Statistical Techniques. A Clear And Concise Writing Style And Effective Use Of Examples, Illustrations, And Case Studies Elucidate The Complex Topics Presented In The Text.

  • Advanced Performance Improvement in Health Care: Principles and Methods

    Amidst a deepening crisis in U.S. health care, Advanced Performance Improvement in Health Care provides a results-oriented approach to rehabilitating an ailing healthcare system. With his innovative, instructive strategies, Lighter offers a welcome road map to guide meaningful change in the industry and to equip healthcare managers to meet 21st century challenges. Advanced Performance Improvement in Health Care: Principles and Methods provides healthcare educators, leaders, and clinicians with the specific knowledge and tools vital for creating and advocating for quality-centric, next-generation healthcare organizations. This unique compilation of management, analytical, and statistical methods and techniques serves as a comprehensive guide to harnessing today s technology and developing a culture of quality that delivers sustainable, quantifiable value in healthcare organizations: Offers a comprehensive methodology for improving quality in healthcare organizations; Details a Process Analysis Toolkit with dozens of proven techniques; Illustrated with easy-to-follow diagrams and flow charts; Provides best practices for measuring value and performance; Includes extensive discussion of medical informatics, Lean, Six-Sigma, and more.

  • Basics Of Health Care Performance Improvement

    While Quality Improvement Methods And Approaches Have Become Well Accepted In American Industry, They Have Been Slower To Catch On In The Largest American Industry And Arguably The Most Important: The Health Care Services. A Clear Understanding Of Basic Quality Improvement Methods, Applications, And Approaches Is Critical Foundation For A Successful Career In Health Care Administration. Building On The Success Of His Previous Text, Quality Management In Health Care: Principles And Methods, Dr. Lighter S New Book, Basics Of Performance Improvement; A Lean Six Sigma Approach, Is An Ideal First Course For Students Learning The Basics Of Lean Six Sigma, And Its Application In Improving Health Care Quality And Patient Outcomes. Ideal For Both Undergraduate And Graduate Level Courses, The Book Also Serves As An Excellent Reference For Basic Quality Improvement Approaches For QI Professionals. Topic Areas Include: ? Creating The Business Case For Improving Healthcare Performance ? Group Processes In Healthcare PI? Process Tools In QI? Medical Informatics And Data Resources? Process Control? Advanced Statistical Applications? Approaches To Improvement-Standardization? Integration Of Care Systems? Alignment And Integration Of Performance Improvement Systems The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award? Accreditation And Certification Programs Lean Six Sigma Case Studies







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