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Reducing access times for an endoscopy department by an iterative combination of computer simulation and Linear Programming pp. 17-26 P. Joustra , J. Wit , V. Struben , B. Overbeek , P. Fockens and S. Elkhuizen Environmental factors and productivity on Dutch hospitals: a semi-parametric approach pp. 27-34 Jos Blank and Vivian Valdmanis Automating the self-scheduling process of nurses in Swedish healthcare: a pilot study pp. 35-53 Elina Rönnberg and Torbjörn Larsson Pricing strategies for combination pediatric vaccines and their impact on revenue: Pediarix® or Pentacel®? pp. 54-64 Matthew Robbins , Sheldon Jacobson and Edward Sewell
Cost Control, Equity and Efficiency: Can We Have It All ...
On March 1, 2006, the Government of Ontario enacted the Local Health System Integration Act, which created 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) (2005, 2006). These organizations are charged with strategic purchasing; they will not directly provide services. Each LHIN is responsible for planning, integrating and funding healthcare services in its region. About two thirds of Ontario's healthcare budget is allocated to LHINs (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care 2006a), which are required to achieve cost control and promote equity and efficiency (Canadian Health Care Manager 2005). LHINs must also respond to local ... market research, surveys and trends
Assessment Of R&D For Rapid Vaccine Development And Production In Asia
Under sponsorship by NSF and other Federal agencies, the World Technology Evaluation Center, Inc. (WTEC), the nation’s leading organization for conducting international technology assessments, has commissioned a panel of U.S. experts to complete a study started in 2007 on the worldwide advances in Vaccine Development and Production. Previously the United States and Europe were analyzed; now Asia is the focus in this phase. Results will be presented in a FREE workshop to be held on May 5, 2010, 8:30am – 4:00pm, at the National Science Foundation (NSF), 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Stafford II, Room 555, Arlington, VA, ... market research, surveys and trends


Operations Research Management Science - Health Care Management
Ailing health care system desperately needs a dose of operations research, so why aren't more OR professionals responding to the emergency by Michael Carter Health care is the No. 1 domestic industry in the United States and one of the largest industries in the developed world. Health care systems present many complex problems that could benefit from operations research-type analysis and applications. OR professionals, however, have generally neglected the field. Less than 2 percent of INFORMS members—about 180—belong to the Health Application Section. Eighty of those are academics and another 30 are students. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Healthcare Economist · Health Care Around the World
Pay-for-performance is a hot topic in the health policy world. However, one of the largest pay-for-performance programs has already been implemented in the UK’s National Health Service. A paper by Doran et al. (2006) reviews the overall implementation of the NHS’s P4P program as well as how some physicians used exceptions to greatly increase their scores and bonuses.  Some excerpts from the paper are below: In 2004, the National Health Service committed £1.8 billion ($3.2 billion) in additional funding over a period of three years for a new pay-for-performance program for family practitioners (the sole type of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Discovery, Ping An sign partnership agreement
South African health insurance group Discovery Holdings and China's Ping An Insurance Company have signed an agreement to enter into a partnership in Ping An Health Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Ping An, to jointly develop China's vast health insurance market. According to the agreement, Discovery will initially acquire 20 percent of Ping An Health. This landmark agreement will not only be a major commercial milestone for both companies, but also symbolises the deepening and mutually beneficial economic and business ties that exist between South Africa and China. Ping An Health aims to play a key role in ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Most Canadians fear for health system: report card
Most Canadians are concerned about the future of health care in this country, finds a new report card from the Canadian Medical Association. The survey found 80 per cent of Canadians worry that the quality of health care will decline in the next two to three years. They also fear the strain of aging baby boomers will be too much for the system to handle. Another three-quarters of people are worried they won't be offered the same level of health coverage that they once did as baby boomers start to retire. Dr. Anne Doig, the outgoing president of the CMA, calls the survey results "a refreshing acknowledgement of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Towards a science of the management of health care
health care management science reported in the academic press. The review by Pierskalla and Brailer [3] attests to the wide range of methodologies and areas ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Medical and Health Services Managers
Job opportunities will be good, especially for applicants with work experience in healthcare and strong business and management skills. A master's degree is the standard credential, although a bachelor's degree is adequate for some entry-level positions. Medical and health services managers typically work long hours and may be called at all hours to deal with problems. Healthcare is a business and, like every business, it needs good management to keep the business running smoothly. Medical and health services managers , also referred to as healthcare executives or healthcare administrators , plan, direct, coordinate, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Health Care Management Major - Department of Health Science ...
There is no field more exciting to be in today than health care management!  Where else can you have a direct effect on people’s health, make a difference in an out-of-control economy, and have a great career?  You can make a difference by helping manage a hospital, a nursing home, an outpatient clinic, a continuing care retirement community, a physician practice, a national association, a federal agency, a local or state health department, a consulting firm, or one of a variety of other organizations.  You can make a difference by focusing in nursing, marketing, finance, operations, physician practice, ...
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