Too often in the fast-moving healthcare field, decision makers rely primarily on what has worked before. Evidence-Based Management in Healthcare explains how healthcare leaders can move from making educated guesses to using the best available information to make decisions. Learn what evidence-based management (EB management) is and how it can ...Read MoreToo often in the fast-moving healthcare field, decision makers rely primarily on what has worked before. Evidence-Based Management in Healthcare explains how healthcare leaders can move from making educated guesses to using the best available information to make decisions. Learn what evidence-based management (EB management) is and how it can focus thinking and clarify the issues surrounding a decision. The book provides a straightforward process for asking the right questions, gathering supporting information from various sources, evaluating the information, and applying it to solve management challenges. Numerous real-life examples illustrate how the EB management approach is used in a variety of situations, from inpatient bed planning to operating room scheduling to leadership development. These examples also demonstrate the potential costs and benefits of EB management. Anthony R. Kovner, PhD, is a professor at The Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, and is director of the Master of Science in Management concentration for Nurse Leaders. Dr. Kovner has been a senior manager in two hospitals, a nursing home, a group practice, and a neighborhood health center, as well as a senior health care consultant for a large industrial union. He has written 11 books and 91 peer-reviewed articles. David J. Fine, PhD, FACHE, is the president and chief executive officer of St. Luke's Episcopal Health System. Dr. Fine has 35 years of experience as a healthcare executive and holds professorial appointments at Rice University, Texas A&M University, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston. He is the author or coauthor of 4 books and 29 peer-reviewed articles. Richard D'Aquila, FACHE, is the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Yale-New Haven Hospital and executive vice president of Yale New Haven Health System.Mr. D'Aquila is a member of the lecturing faculty atRead Less
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