Change Rx for Healthcare: Your Prescription for Leading Change
March 21, 2017 - CRC

Everywhere you look in healthcare, disruptive changes are emerging, yet the pressure to keep productivity up is ever-present. There are ways to minimize disruption and make adoption stick. Change Rx for Healthcare: Your Prescription for Leading Change showcases a case study of a large,...

Developing a Poly-Chronic Care Network: An Engineered, Community-Wide Approach to Disease Management
October 29, 2012 - CRC

Preface Kenji was frustrated. It should have been so much easier, so much faster. The changes he expected to see weren't there. He found himself trying more and more often to prove to his boss that his efforts were, or perhaps would, have an impact on the bottom line. Though he could see, even...

Pandemic Planning
March 14, 2012 - CRC

Foreword The impact of an influenza pandemic can be measured in a variety of ways: 50 million deaths in 1918 and 1919, hundreds of millions of individual cases of sickness in 1957, and an estimated three to four trillion dollars lost in global productivity in 2009. By their very nature, the...

Optimizing Emergency Department Throughput: Operations Management Solutions for Health Care Decision Makers
December 28, 2009 - CRC

Introduction: Description of Current Status of Emergency Departments and Hospitals According to a June 2006 report issued by the Institute of Medicine of the Academy of Science, the emergency medical system in America is in critical condition. Across the country ambulances are turned away from...

Drug-Induced Liver Disease
July 10, 2007 - CRC

Preface to the Second Edition The high productivity of the pharmaceutical industry has provided exciting, efficacious new drugs. However, with efficacy always comes the potential for toxicity, and the growth in new pharmaceuticals has been accompanied by several new drugs linked to liver...

Lifestyle Modification for the Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension
May 16, 2003 - CRC

Preface Hypertension is an important public health challenge in the world because of its high prevalence and the concomitant increase in risk of cardiovascularrenal disease. In the United States and other economically developed countries, hypertension represents a major health and financial burden....