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Reengineering Health Care: A Manifesto for Radically Rethinking Health Care Delivery

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From Jim Champy: How to fix the unhealthy business of health care.

  • Why the powerful reengineering methodology must be applied to business of health care.
  • How to delivery higher quality, more accessible health care to more people, regardless of politics and legislation.
  • By Jim Champy, the co-author of Reengineering the Corporation, the 3-million-copy bestseller that changed business.
  • Description

    • Copyright 2010
    • Dimensions: 5-1/2 X 8-3/4
    • Pages: 240
    • Edition: 1st
    • Book
    • ISBN-10: 0-13-705265-0
    • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-705265-3
    • eBook (Watermarked)
    • ISBN-10: 0-13-237148-0
    • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-237148-3

    In their legendary book, Reengineering the Corporation, Jim Champy and Michael Hammer introduced businesspeople to the enormous power of a revolutionary methodology called reengineering. Using reengineering, businesses around the world have systematically retooled their processes--achieving dramatic cost savings, greater customer satisfaction, and more value.

    Now, Jim Champy and Dr. Harry Greenspun show how to apply the proven reengineering methodology in health care: throughout physician practices, hospitals, and even entire health systems. You’ll meet innovative and visionary leaders who’ve been successfully reengineering organizations across the entire delivery spectrum and learn powerful lessons for improving quality, reducing costs, and expanding access.

    This book doesn’t just demonstrate the immense potential of health care reengineering to revolutionize health care delivery: it offers a clear roadmap for realizing that potential in your own organization.

    Deliver Better Care to More People, at Lower Cost

    • How reengineering can lead to more efficient, safer delivery--and sharply reduced costs
    • How to focus on prevention and wellness, as well as chronic disease and hospital care
    • How to earn the trust, contributions, and passion of skeptical physicians and health care professionals
    • How to harness technology to create more seamless, accessible, valued, and sustainable health care systems--and avoid technology’s pitfalls
    • How Zeev Neuwirth transformed the Lenox Hill Hospital ER and the 700-doctor Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates practice
    • How Tom Knight is revolutionizing patient safety at Methodist Hospital System, one of America’s largest private, nonprofit medical complexes
    • How to start today in your own organization!

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    Why Reengineer Health Care?

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    Table of Contents

    Introduction     1

    Chapter 1  Why Reengineer HealthCare?     15

    Chapter 2  Meet Zeev Neuwirth, Reengineer     25

    Chapter 3  Harness Technology     59

    Chapter 4  Focus on Processes     97

    Chapter 5  Remember People     141

    Chapter 6  Meet Tom Knight, Reengineer     169

    Chapter 7  The Hunt for Reengineering Opportunities     187

    Epilogue     209

    Index     217

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