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PPPA 8410 Healthcare Delivery System: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

PPPA 8410 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Anderson, G. F., Hussey, P. S., Frogner, B. K., & Waters, H. R. (2005, July/August). Health spending in the United States and the rest of the industrialized world. Health Affairs, 24(4), 903–914.

Bala, H., Venkatesh, V., Venkatraman, S., Bates, J., & Brown, S. H. (2009). Disaster response in health care: A design extension for enterprise data warehouse. Communications of the ACM, 52(1), 136–140.

Bandyopadhyay, J. K., & Hayes, G. (2009). Developing a framework for the continuous improvement of patient care in United States hospitals: A process approach. International Journal of Management, 26(2), 179.

Chan, V., Ray, P., & Parameswaran, N. (2008). Mobile e-health monitoring: An agent-based approach. IET Communications, 2(2), 223-230.

Clarke, R. L. (2007). Hospital pricing doing the right thing for the right reasons. Healthcare Financial Management, 61(7), 156.

Collins, V. R. (2009). The advent of electronic prescribing. Practice Nurse, 37(1), 25-26.

Gillette, B. (2006). Payers at the forefront of adopting electronic patient health records. Managed Healthcare Executive, 16(3), 34.

Goroll, A. (2010). Primary care and health system reform. JAMA, 303(20), 2033.

Jiang, H., Lockee, C., Bass, K., & Fraser, I. (2009). Board oversight of quality: Any differences in process of care and mortality? Journal of Healthcare Management, 54(1), 15-30.

Kirch, D. (2010). The healthcare innovation zone: A platform for true reform. JAMA, 303(9), 874-875.

Kirch, D. (2010). Primary care and health system reform---Reply. JAMA, 303(20), 2033.

Longo, D. R., Hewitt, J. E., Ge, B., & Schubert, S. (2007). Hospital patient safety: Characteristics of best-performing hospitals. Journal of Healthcare Management, 52(3), 188-205.

McFadden, K. L., Stock, G. N., & Gowen, C. R. (2006). Exploring strategies for reducing hospital errors. Journal of Healthcare Management, 51(2), 123-135.

Menachemi, N., Saunders, C., Chukmaitov, A., Matthews, M. C., & Brooks, R. G. (2007). Hospital adoption of information technologies and improved patient safety: A study of 98 Hospitals in Florida. Journal of Healthcare Management, 52(6), 398-410.

Mulva, S., & Dai, J. (2009). Healthcare facility benchmarking. Health Environments Research & Design Journal (HERD), 3(1), 28-37.

O'Brien, M. (2008). Leading innovation in a risk-averse healthcare environment. Healthcare Financial Management, 62(8), 112.

Rajecki, R. (2008). eICU: Big brother, Great friend: Remote monitoring of patients is a boon for nurses, Patients, and families. RN, 71(11), 36-39.

Rosan, J., Fabius, R., Frazee, S. G., & Fonseca, N. (2008). Using real-time simulations to make medical technology decisions. Physician Executive, 34(1), 50-54. 

Rosenthal, M. B., Frank, R. G., Li, Z., & Epstein, A. M. (2005). Early experience with pay-for-performance: From concept to practice. JAMA, 294(14), 1788-1793.

Schuurman, N., Leight, M., & Berube, M. (2008). A web-based graphical user interface for evidence-based decision making for health care allocations in rural areas. International Journal of Health Geographics, 7(1).

Shishkin, P. (2009, February 10). New devices track patients who wander. Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition), D.1.

Taylor, P. (2005). Evaluating telemedicine systems and services. Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare, 11(4), 167-177.

Thorpe, K. E., Florence, C. S., Howard, D. H., & Joski, P. (2005). The rising prevalence of treated disease: Effects on private health insurance spending. Health Affairs, 24, 317–325.

Waeckerle, J. F. (2000). Domestic preparedness for events involving weapons of mass destruction. Journal of the American Medical Association, 283(2), 252.

Wicks, A. M., St. Clair, L., & Kinney, C. S. (2007). Competing values in healthcare: Balancing the (un)balanced scorecard. Journal of Healthcare Management,52(5), 309-23; discussion 323-3 24.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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