Using straightforward, accessible language, this groundbreaking resource is a comprehensive primer on the most progressive tools and techniques currently used for assessing healthcare systems and healthcare process effectiveness. Typically these tools are embedded in programs such as Total Quality Management, continuous process improvement, process reengineering, protocol redesign, or most recently, Six Sigma and organizational transformation. Transforming Health Care Management presents an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach while focusing on fundamental concepts. It will thoroughly prepare the reader to design, implement, manage, operate, monitor or improve technology, processes, and programs and is an ideal text for those studying healthcare information technology, operations research, systems analysis, process improvement, or informatics. Features: Chapters cover highly technical subjects using clear and accessible language. Vignettes from the author's years of professional experience illustrate particularly complex concepts. Focuses on key concepts and applications rather than theory and jargon. Accompanied by a complete package of instructor resources (downloadable Instructor's Manual, TestBank, PowerPoint slides) to facilitate teaching and learning.