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Behling, Robert - - 2011
Many researchers have reported that animal programs are beneficial to the institutionalized elderly. This study is a follow-up of a 1990 exploratory and descriptive study of animal programs and animal assisted therapy in Illinois long-term care facilities. Data was collected using a self-administered questionnaire. The vast majority of facilities are ...
Healey, Bernard - - 2011
The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act was signed into law by the President on March 30, 2010. This legislation will have a significant impact on the U.S. health care delivery system. Specifically, the legislation will challenge the current operating models of health care organizations that have relied on ...
Grover, Aditi - - 2011
Anti-industry tobacco ads attack the manipulative strategies of tobacco industry that encourage the young to smoke. Current research shows that there is much controversy about the effectiveness of the truth ads. This paper uses structural equation modeling techniques to build on this existing literature; the paper draws on social inoculation ...
Esmaeilzadeh, Pouyan - - 2011
The rapid pace of technological change has caused many competitive challenges for hospitals. The emergence of sophisticated technologies in the health care industry determines the important need for continuous and quick changes in organizational activities. New clinical Information Technology is supposed to improve the quality of health care delivery as ...
Alijani, Ghasem - - 2011
The drug supply and delivery play a very important role in developing a quality health care system. In spite of recent improvement in supply process, drug stores still face a difficulty in providing effective drug delivery and flexible access methods to patients during critical times. Access to drugs during such ...
Stowe, Michael - - 2011
An essential determinant of healthcare organizational performance is managerial competence. From the research, it appears that many fulfilling those managerial roles do not appear to possess proper management qualifications or managerial experience in healthcare. This study focuses on expanding previous research to another segment of the healthcare delivery systems that ...
Ludlum, Marty - - 2011
In this paper, we will discuss California's recent experiment with medical marijuana. To that end, we will first discuss the history of marijuana use. Next we will discuss the history and current trend in federal marijuana regulation. We will then examine California's medical marijuana law. We will conclude with three ...
Hartman, Sandra - - 2011
In this research, we find support for a proposed set of linkages among employee perceptions of organizational green orientation, individual green orientation, and impacts of the green movement on organizational performance in healthcare vs. non-healthcare organizations. Specifically, we find that employees who believe that they and their organizations are aligned ...
Hackworth, Brittany - - 2011
This paper examines the use of social media networking in the health care industry, and provides suggestions for successful implementation of social media applications in health care marketing strategy. Current applications on popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, along with other platforms specific to the health industry are ...
Carraher, Shawn - - 2011
Crawford, Jerry - - 2011
This document analyzes the health care industry as it currently operates in the American economy. The introductory section explores the challenges and problems being encountered. The following sections evaluate how it measures up to models of pure competition and models of imperfect competition. Finally, the discussion will center on the ...
Bryant, Scott - - 2011
Physician peer mentoring has the potential to provide improved physician job satisfaction while increasing patient satisfaction and improving patient health outcomes. Peer mentoring also has the potential to be more effective than traditional training methods for improving physicians' abilities to manage relationships with patients, including communication and interpersonal skills. By ...
Rosacker, Kirsten - - 2011
The management literature contains a number of studies regarding project critical success factors. Unfortunately, these studies do not focus on hospital organizations. Using a survey research methodology, this study empirically tests the factors proposed in the literature as important to project success within the context of hospital implementation projects. The ...
Manika, Danae - - 2011
Disease prevention is important to societal welfare and sustainability, especially when a disease has reached pandemic proportions. The findings from a USA Internet survey show that self-efficacy, perceived threat, perceived knowledge quantity, and information receptivity influence self-reported health prevention behaviors. Hypotheses developed from the Health Belief Model are supported. The ...
Niles, Nancy - - 2011
According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, using policies such as smoke free environments are considered high impact public health interventions. In 2006, approximately 19.2 percent of college students smoked. Although this is the lowest reported rate in nearly thirty years, the percentage is well above ...
Nelson, Millicent - - 2011
The shortage of nurses and other qualified health care workers has become a universal problem in the United States and other regions in the world. Recruitment and retention of quality healthcare workers in general and nurses in particular are of paramount importance to health care organizations. Previous research indicates that ...
Healey, Bernard - - 2011
The Institute of Medicine (1999) reports that as many as 98,000 patients die each year from preventable medical errors. According to Sultz and Young (2009) medical errors, especially in hospitals, have been a well known problem which commands very little attention by those in power in health care institutions. In ...
Young, Carlton - - 2011
Malpractice is a significant concern in the provision of health care and can be an important performance measure for health care management. Utilizing the resource-based view of the firm, this study examines structural factors affecting the total amount of malpractice claims costs by hospitals in Florida in the year 2000. ...
Yasin, Jehad - - 2011
This paper uses panel data regression models, to empirically examine the determinants of health expenditure in six countries: the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany over a ten year period. Empirical findings emphasize the role of various demographic and economic variables on health expenditures including income ...
Carraher, Shawn - - 2011
Crawford, Jerry - - 2010
This document analyzes the health care industry as it currently operates in the American economy. The introductory section explores the challenges and problems being encountered. The following sections evaluate how it measures up to models of pure competition and models of imperfect competition. Finally, the discussion will center on the ...
Alijani, Ghasem - - 2010
The drug supply and delivery play a very important role in developing a quality health care system. In spite of recent improvement in supply process, drug stores still face a difficulty in providing effective drug delivery and flexible access methods to patients during critical times. Access to drugs during such ...
Stowe, Michael - - 2010
An essential determinant of healthcare organizational performance is managerial competence. From the research, it appears that many fulfilling those managerial roles do not appear to possess proper management qualifications or managerial experience in healthcare. This study focuses on expanding previous research to another segment of the healthcare delivery systems that ...
Grover, Aditi - - 2010
Cigarette smoking, a priority public policy issue, calls for intensive research to understand the phenomena that underlies the increasing level of smoking among adolescents. A much ignored variable in this area of research--race--is actively being considered in health literature. This paper explores the affect of race on smoking, in addition, ...
Hartman, Sandra - - 2010
In this research, we find support for a proposed set of linkages among employee perceptions of organizational green orientation, individual green orientation, and impacts of the green movement on organizational performance in healthcare vs. non-healthcare organizations. Specifically, we find that employees who believe that they and their organizations are aligned ...
Yasin, Jehad - - 2010
This paper uses panel data regression models, to empirically examine the determinants of health expenditure in six countries: the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany over a ten year period. Empirical findings emphasize the role of various demographic and economic variables on health expenditures including income ...
Carraher, Shawn - - 2010
Esmaeilzadeh, Pouyan - - 2010
The rapid pace of technological change has caused many competitive challenges for hospitals. The emergence of sophisticated technologies in the health care industry determines the important need for continuous and quick changes in organizational activities. New clinical Information Technology is supposed to improve the quality of health care delivery as ...
Ludlum, Marty - - 2010
In this paper, we will discuss California's recent experiment with medical marijuana. To that end, we will first discuss the history of marijuana use. Next we will discuss the history and current trend in federal marijuana regulation. We will then examine California's medical marijuana law. We will conclude with three ...
Hackworth, Brittany - - 2010
This paper examines the use of social media networking in the health care industry, and provides suggestions for successful implementation of social media applications in health care marketing strategy. Current applications on popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, along with other platforms specific to the health industry are ...
Rosacker, Kirsten - - 2010
The management literature contains a number of studies regarding project critical success factors. Unfortunately, these studies do not focus on hospital organizations. Using a survey research methodology, this study empirically tests the factors proposed in the literature as important to project success within the context of hospital implementation projects. The ...
Nelson, Millicent - - 2010
The shortage of nurses and other qualified health care workers has become a universal problem in the United States and other regions in the world. Recruitment and retention of quality healthcare workers in general and nurses in particular are of paramount importance to health care organizations. Previous research indicates that ...
Healey, Bernard - - 2010
The Institute of Medicine (1999) reports that as many as 98,000 patients die each year from preventable medical errors. According to Sultz and Young (2009) medical errors, especially in hospitals, have been a well known problem which commands very little attention by those in power in health care institutions. In ...
Farah, James - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to gain a more complete understanding of the factors that pertain to independent physician job satisfaction. This group of physicians consists of physicians who own their own practice or who are employed in a privately owned medical practice in the State of Florida.
Carraher, Shawn - - 2010
Healey, Bernard - - 2009
The purpose of this paper was to explore the desire by physicians for advanced management education and how best to offer this education to physician. Managed health care plans made decisions about patient care that were previously made by the physician leaving the doctor as a contracted employee of the ...
Bernstein, Donald - - 2009
The proper and safe disposal of hospital waste constitutes an extremely important aspect of hospital operations from both a managerial and marketing standpoint. This paper presents an empirical study designed to investigate current hospital waste management practices, and to provide a benchmark with which to gauge and improve these processes.
Kwong, Kwok - - 2009
There is no area of the world of greater interest and concern to the United States than the Middle East. There is no field of endeavor with greater promise of growth in these tough economic times than healthcare. As Peter Drucker explained, the decision making process for the managers of ...
Clarke, Irvine, - - 2009
A growing number of organizations use technology to communicate medical information and store electronic health records in order to best serve their patients and customers. However technological advancements do not come without some risks to consumer welfare. This paper examines the emerging use of electronic health records (EHRs) to store ...
Galle, William P., - - 2009
Entrepreneurship and small business have received considerable attention in recent years. As a result, new business start-ups have been rapidly increasing. There are many forces driving the expansion, including higher levels of participation from all demographic segments of the population. One sector of the population which has experienced significant increases ...
Banerji, Amit - - 2009
Biotechnology is the exploitation of biological processes or organisms through modern techniques for uses in medicines, agriculture, food science, animal husbandry and environment. Biotechnology industry comprises of three segments--biopharmaceuticals, bio-industrial and bio-services. In India, biopharmaceutical segment contributes more than two--thirds of biotechnology industrial output. Biopharmaceuticals consist of therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics ...
Xiao, Qian - - 2009
This study addresses the influence of the institutional environment on the practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM) by acute care hospitals, including general medical and surgical hospitals. Drawing on neo-institutional theory and population ecology, we address two general research questions. First, how and to what extent does the institutional environment influence ...
Carraher, Shawn - - 2009
Carraher, Shawn - - 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine whether employees' attitudes towards benefits and behavioral intentions were related to nurse turnover, absenteeism, or on-the-job performance. Dramatic increases in the cost of benefits to employers, along with the need to attract and retain employees, have resulted in the requirement that the ...
Spratt, Aaron - - 2008
This study examines key variables associated with enacting a significant organizational change and hypothesizes how these variables affect employee acceptance, or buy-in, to the change initiative. More specifically, this study focuses on the office staff of a private medical practice transitioning from paper medical records to an electronic medical records ...
Kohlbacher, Markus - - 2008
In this paper we show a very efficient way for continuous performance measurement of the outpatient treatment process (from a patient perspective) as realized in a public-funded Austrian hospital. Performance measurement focuses on time and efficiency of the process. In this hospital the outpatient treatment process is supported by an ...
Marchese, Marc - - 2008
Employee health has become a major concern for employers, healthy employees benefit employers in two important ways. First, healthy employees have higher productivity than unhealthy employees and second, unhealthy employees use more medical services and drive up the health insurance costs. Due to the rising costs of health care a ...
Carraher, Shawn - - 2008
Bradley, Don - - 2008
The purpose of this research is to address how small businesses can reduce health care costs and ensure the availability of health insurance for their employees. This is an important issue for small businesses today due to the continual increase of health insurance costs over the past two decades. Looking ...
Lambert, John - - 2008
This manuscript examines a unique management issue that confronted staff from three separate healthcare providers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The deaths that occurred in the New Orleans area at St. Rita Nursing Home, Lafon Nursing Home, and Memorial Medical Center were followed by criminal investigations. For caregivers at ...
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