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Evaluation Of Health Care Quality In Advanced Practice Nursing

Author : Joanne V. Hickey, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM
ISBN : 9780826107671
Genre : Medical
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This is a wonderful resource that fills a true gap in the literature. This is a topic that needs more exposure and more emphasis in the field of advanced practice nursing. The value of evaluation in healthcare quality will be seen in the outcomes of healthcare improvements." Score: 100, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews High-level evaluation skills reflecting national standards and benchmarks are becoming increasingly important in our changing health care climate. This is the only nursing textbook to lay the foundation for APNs to achieve the highest possible competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. Comprehensive in scope, it distills current best practice information from numerous sources to create a thorough and reliable resource for APN and DNP graduates. The text addresses both the theoretical basis of evaluation and its application as an integral part of contemporary practice. It provides an overview of evaluation science and critically examines the characteristics, sources, and quality of the nature of evidence. Several frameworks are described to provide the reader with different evaluation models, including those of economic evaluation. The text covers in detail the evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice, including information systems and patient care technology, the redesign of health care in accordance with patient-family centered models, and the challenges of the current trend toward electronic medical records. Also addressed is the evaluation of populations and health care teams, including characteristics, risk factors, and determinants, as well as the emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborative health teams. Additionally, the text covers translating outcomes from evaluation into health care policy, and opportunities for advocacy and leadership among APNs. Key Features: Provides comprehensive coverage of evaluation of patient, population, systems, health team, and health care information systems technology outcomes Presents best practices and evidence-based practices that stress use in practice Uses case studies to illustrate application of evaluation in each practice area Stresses the importance of clear terminology in evaluation and provides definitions of relevant terms

Evaluation Of Health Care Quality For Dnps

Author : Joanne V. Hickey
ISBN : 0826131573
Genre : Medical care
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First Edition Received 100 Points and 5-Star Doody Aos Review This is the only nursing text to facilitate the achievement by Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates (DNPs) s of the highest possible competency inconducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. The second edition of this award-winning text keeps pace with the rapidlyevolving health care market by presenting a more comprehensive range of evaluation strategies for analyzing quality, safety, and value in health carepractice and programs, with an emphasis on conducting, interpreting, and disseminating findings. It includes three new chapters addressing evaluation andoutcomes, program evaluation, quality improvement, and reporting and disseminating the results. Based on the best evidence-based practices, the book provides DNPs with in-depth information on the conceptual basis of evaluation, its application as anintegral part of contemporary health care delivery, and resources and methodology for evaluation of practice outcomes. It includes a critical examinationof the characteristics, sources, and quality of the nature of evidence and presents several different evaluation models including those that focus oneconomic evaluation. The evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice are covered in detail as are the evaluation of populations andhealth care teams, particularly interdisciplinary collaborative health teams. Also addressed is the process for translating outcomes from evaluation intohealth care policy, and opportunities for advocacy and leadership. Numerous examples and case studies illustrate concepts. New to the Second Edition: Acents Includes three (3) new chapters that address evaluation and outcomes, program evaluation, quality improvement, and reporting and disseminating theresults Acents Explores health care practice determinates related to quality, safety, and value Acents Covers how to lead and participate in comprehensive health care evaluations using best practices in conduct, interpretation and dissemination Acents Includes strategies for evaluating small, medium, and large Auprograms Au Key Features: Acents Facilitates competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care Acents Based on best practices and evidence based practices Acents Offers practical methods and tools used to conduct and implement a QI project Acents Provides numerous examples and case studies Acents Encourages the dissemination of results using a variety of venues, such as formal presentations, posters, and publications "

Clinical Analytics And Data Management For The Dnp

Author : Martha L. Sylvia
ISBN : 9780826129734
Genre : Medical
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Strong data management knowledge and skills are a requirement for every DNP graduate. This unique text focuses on fostering the rigorous, meticulous data management skills that can improve care experience, health outcomes, and cost-savings worldwide. It provides a knowledge base, describes the regulatory and ethical context, outlines a process to guide evaluation, presents a compendium of resources, and includes examples of evaluation of translation effects. It takes the DNP student step-by-step through the complete process of data management including planning, data collection, data governance and cleansing, analysis, and data presentation. Moreover, the text continues the process of establishing a sturdy clinical data management (CDM) skill base by presenting techniques for ongoing project monitoring after analysis and evaluation are concluded.

Integrating Quality And Strategy In Health Care Organizations

Author : Sarmad Sadeghi
ISBN : 9780763795405
Genre : Medical
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Healthcare organizations are increasingly under financial and regulatory pressures to improve the quality of care they deliver. However many organizations are challenged in their ability to fully integrate quality improvement measures into the strategic planning process. This unique text examines the most successful processes for integrating quality into the strategic planning process through sophisticated quality measurement and monitoring systems. the authors present a framework that addresses all of the domains and dimensions of quality and their integration into the range of operational ac

Financial And Business Management For The Doctor Of Nursing Practice

Author : KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP
ISBN : 9780826109484
Genre : Medical
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Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Advanced Practice Nursing category ìFinally, a definitive financial management book geared to nursing professionals who need to know health care finance in non-CPA terms. Dr. Waxman has organized excellent authors who are knowledgeable about their topic and address the issues using real-life examples that make sense to nursing professionalsÖI am thrilled to see [that] Dr. Waxman has used her knowledge and skills in producing a book that has been on my to-do list for years.î -Roxanne Spitzer, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN Editor in Chief, Nurse Leader Now more than ever, nurse leaders must be proficient in understanding the financial aspects of health care. This unique text, designed specifically for the DNP course in health care economics and finance, is the only book to embed economic and financial concepts in the context of nursing practice and nursing care systems. It offers a practical approach to business, finance, economics, and health policy that is designed to foster sound business and leadership skills within our complex health care systemóskills that will enable the DNP graduate to improve the quality of health care delivery while reducing costs and improving outcomes. Key Topics Covered: Economics of health care ï Insurance coverage ï Reimbursement ï Policy ï Budgeting ïStrategic planning ï Quality ï Data analysis ï Ethics ï Entrepreneurship ï Marketing ï Business plan development ï Project management ï Grant writing ï Teaching financial management ï Global health Key Features: Offers multiple real-life examples Examines the economic and financial implications of evidence-based practice and quality improvement by focusing on ambulatory and acute care clinical research and quality initiatives Enables students to understand the cost of care as it relates to the quality of care and ethics Includes special section on finance for independent practitioners Incorporates critical thinking questions for students at different levels Addresses the required competencies designated in the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, as well as those set forth by the AONE

Strategic Planning For Nurses Change Management In Health Care

Author : Michele Sare
ISBN : 9781449659691
Genre : Medical
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This text builds insight and breaks boundaries that have historically hampered nursing's professional progression and power as a stakeholder in an ever-changing global business-based healthcare arena. The Essential Guide to Strategic Planning for Nurses offers specific skill and knowledge-based instruction on business concepts, trends and issues that face the demographically and culturally diverse nursing workforce of the 21st century.

Outcome Assessment In Advanced Practice Nursing

Author : Ruth M. Kleinpell
ISBN : 0826116299
Genre : Medical
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This book provides up-to-date resources and examples of outcome measures, tools and methods that can be used by APNs in their quest to keep pace with new developments in the rapidly expanding field of outcome measurement. The chapter authors, recognized expert practitioners, offer invaluable insight into the process of conducting outcomes assessments in all APN practice, including the clinical nurse, nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist and certified nurse midwife practice specialties. Detailed figures, tables, and examples of outcome studies from actual research in APN practice make this an essential resource for evaluating the true impact the advanced practice nurse has on the delivery and fulfillment of care.

Translation Of Evidence Into Nursing And Health Care Practice

Author : Kathleen M. White
ISBN : 9780826106155
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Translation Of Evidence Into Nursing And Health Care Second Edition

Author : Kathleen M. White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
ISBN : 9780826117830
Genre : Medical
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Designed as a textbook for the DNP curriculum and as a practical resource for more seasoned health professionals, this acclaimed text encompasses an interprofessional approach to translating evidence into nursing and health care practice that is useful for both clinical and nonclinical environments. The second edition presents new chapters, three of which feature additional approaches for translating evidence into practice, new methods of information technology for translation, and interprofessional collaboration and practice for translation and three that offer 19 exemplars that illustrate actual translation work within the areas of population health and specialty practice, and in the health care system. Consistently woven throughout are the themes of integration and application of knowledge into practice, leadership and evaluating change, leadership strategies for translation, and interprofessional applications across settings. Also included is new information about outcomes management for improvement of direct and indirect care. The second edition continues to deliver applicable theory and strategies to achieve improved outcomes, and meets the DNP core competency requirements. It features a variety of models for change as they relate to translation of research into practice. The text underscores the importance of translating evidence for use in practice to improve health care and health care delivery, and presents strategies to achieve this. It addresses the use of evidence to improve nursing education, discusses how to reduce the divide between researchers and policy makers, and presents expedients for overcoming resistance to change. Extensive lists of references, web links, and other resources enhance learning and support the development of the DNP core competencies. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION: Addition of an esteemed co-editor Reorganized and revised for enhanced comprehension New chapters: Methods for Translation, Information Technology and Decision Support, Interprofessional Collaboration and Practice for Translation, and Data Management and Evaluation of Translation Three new exemplar chapters: Population Health Exemplars, Specialty Practice Exemplars, and Health Care System Exemplars Updated information on integration and application of knowledge into practice, leading and evaluating change, leadership strategies for translation, and interprofessional application across settings New coverage of outcomes management for improvement of direct and indirect care KEY FEATURES: Offers an in-depth guide for planning, implementing, and translating evidence Includes extensive references necessary for doctoral study Provides the perfect supplement for evidence-based practice materials that often have limited information or value for translation/implementation activities

Handbook Of Practical Program Evaluation

Author : Kathryn E. Newcomer
ISBN : 9781118893692
Genre : Business & Economics
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The leading program evaluation reference, updated with the latest tools and techniques The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation provides tools for managers and evaluators to address questions about the performance of public and nonprofit programs. Neatly integrating authoritative, high-level information with practicality and readability, this guide gives you the tools and processes you need to analyze your program's operations and outcomes more accurately. This new fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and revised, with new coverage of the latest evaluation methods, including: Culturally responsive evaluation Adopting designs and tools to evaluate multi-service community change programs Using role playing to collect data Using cognitive interviewing to pre-test surveys Coding qualitative data You'll discover robust analysis methods that produce a more accurate picture of program results, and learn how to trace causality back to the source to see how much of the outcome can be directly attributed to the program. Written by award-winning experts at the top of the field, this book also contains contributions from the leading evaluation authorities among academics and practitioners to provide the most comprehensive, up-to-date reference on the topic. Valid and reliable data constitute the bedrock of accurate analysis, and since funding relies more heavily on program analysis than ever before, you cannot afford to rely on weak or outdated methods. This book gives you expert insight and leading edge tools that help you paint a more accurate picture of your program's processes and results, including: Obtaining valid, reliable, and credible performance data Engaging and working with stakeholders to design valuable evaluations and performance monitoring systems Assessing program outcomes and tracing desired outcomes to program activities Providing robust analyses of both quantitative and qualitative data Governmental bodies, foundations, individual donors, and other funding bodies are increasingly demanding information on the use of program funds and program results. The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation shows you how to collect and present valid and reliable data about programs.

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