Journal of Healthcare Management

Founded in 1956, the Journal of Healthcare Management is a bimonthly journal published by the Health Administration Press located in Chicago, Ill. Its subject matter is hospitals and health care institutions. Its editor is Stephen O'Connor, Ph.D.


Vol. 58, No. 3, May-June

Assessing the Productivity of Advanced Practice Providers Using a Time and Motion Study
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Resource-Based Relative Value Scale is widely used to measure healthcare provider productivity and to set payment standards. The scale, however, is limited in its assessment of pre- and postservice work and other potentially...
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A Positive Deviance Perspective on Hospital Knowledge Management: Analysis of Baldrige Award Recipients 2002-2008
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Knowledge management (KM) is emerging as an important aspect of achieving excellent organizational performance, but its use has not been widely explored for hospitals. Taking a positive deviance perspective, we analyzed the applications...
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How Might a Reforming U.S. Healthcare Marketplace Threaten Balance Sheet Liquidity for Community Health Systems?
On the basis of any conventional methods of evaluating balance sheet liquidity for U.S. health systems (1), it might appear that some of the larger systems, as measured by asset base and operating revenue performance, are getting stronger. Even some...
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Equity in Care: Picking Up the Pace
Eliminating disparities in healthcare is a goal of every American hospital. Despite our best efforts, we know that race, ethnicity, and language preference continue to affect the chance that patients will receive the care they need and the outcomes...
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Interview with Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, President and CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives
Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, is president and CEO of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He previously served as ACHE's executive vice president. Prior to joining ACHE, he held various teaching, research, and administrative positions...
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Earlier this year I spent time teaching a course in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Not surprisingly, the cultural milieu was vastly different from that of the United States, but I also encountered many similarities. My key takeaway from this trip and...
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How to Improve Breast Cancer Care Measurement and Reporting: Suggestions from a Complex Urban Hospital
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Increasing scrutiny of clinical data reporting by healthcare accrediting organizations is challenging hospitals to improve measurement and reporting, especially in the area of cancer care. We sought to explore barriers to breast...
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The Fear Factor in Healthcare: Employee Information Sharing
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This study looks at employee information sharing among hospitals, a topic that is underresearched, underreported, and under the radar for most healthcare leaders. We initiated the research under the assumption that executives in...
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