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Technology, Health Care, and Management in the Hospital of the Future

by Eliezer Geisler, Koos Krabbendam, Roel Schuring

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April 2003

Praeger

Pages 240
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Health & Wellness/General
Description

Concentrating on the hospital and its variants, a panel of eminent academics and practitioners explores the major transformations that technological innovations have brought to the worldwide delivery of health care. This book spans a diversity of countries and health-care delivery systems but focuses primarily on the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia.

Doctors and hospitals have long resisted joining the digital revolution, said The Wall Street Journal (June 10, 2002.) Now they have no choice. Concentrating on the hospital and its variants, a panel of eminent academics and practitioners explores the major transformations that technological innovations have brought to the worldwide delivery of health care. This book spans a diversity of countries and health-care delivery systems but focuses primarily on the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia. The book is divided into three parts:
• Creating Frameworks, which describes organizational changes in future health-care delivery
• Future Processes of Healthcare Delivery, which examines different processes of delivery, such as strategic planning, palliative care, and the impact of research knowledge
• Emerging Technologies, which addresses technology's potential impact on future care

The breadth of contributions and the variety of topics covered make this a truly useful review of the origins and current state of the delivery health care, and what we might reasonably expect in the future. Designed for professionals and academics in health care and health-care technology management, the book will be equally important to people in related disciplines who are also affected in various ways by advances in the health-care system worldwide.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction:The Hosptal of the Future: Concept and Directions
Creating Frameworks
Network Approach to Health Care Quality Improvement: The Case of a Finnish Hospital District by U. Lamsa and T. Savolainen
The Industrial Product Versus the Facility Product: A Framework for Crystallizing the Healthcare Services of Tomorrow by J.-E. Gasslander, T. Engstrom, and A. Wiklund
Mobilizing Expectations on EPR: The Case of Spain by C. Cabello and L. Sanz-Menendez
Modeling the Hospital of the Future with UML by I.A. Cruz, A.G. Silva, J.A.V. Serrano, P. Soares, I. Oliveira, and J.P. Cunha
Future Processes of Healthcare Delivery
Following and Accelerating the Design Evolution Curve in Health Care by C.M. Barlow
Strategic Planning in Healthcare Organizations: The Role of Health Technology Assessment by A. Cicchetti
Diagnostic & Information Technology for Laboratories in an Integrated Delivery System by C.A. Lehmann and J. Fitzgibbon
Using Diagnostic Workshops to Achieve Excellence in the NHS by A. Appleby and M. Conner
Palliative Care: An Environment That Promotes Continuous Improvement, Learning, and Innovation by G. Davidson and P. Hyland
Quality of Care: Reductions in Health Care for Clinically Ineffective Services by C. Davies and P. Walley
Emerging Technologies: Adoption, Adaptation, and Implementation
Emerging Technologies: Diffusion and Quality Management of Teleconsultation Modalities in Rehabilitation by W.H. Van Harten, H.K.C. Bloo, and R. Kleissen
Empowering Nurses with Information Technology: The Challenge of Delivering Adequate Training by L. Alpay
Careful Hospital Design: The Act of Balancing Stakeholder Interests by R. Dooyeweerd and R.W. Schuring
Linkage of User (Tenant) Demands to the (Physical) Building Facility by T. Engstrom, L.G. Bergqvist, and J.-E. Gasslander
The Dynamic Hospital (Building) of the Future by C.M.J. Schols, B.-J. Grevink, and A. Molkenboer-Hamming
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About the Authors
Index

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