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Best Healthcare Books To Read

There are countless Healthcare courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back (2018)

 Best Healthcare Books To ReadSiddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene  At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system – and offers practical solutions to its myriad problems. In these troubled times, perhaps no institution has unraveled more quickly and more completely than American medicine. In only a few decades, the medical system has been overrun by organizations seeking to exploit for profit the trust that vulnerable and sick Americans place in their healthcare. Our politicians have…
Author(s): Elisabeth Rosenthal

2. The Health Care Handbook: A Clear & Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System (2014)

 Best Healthcare Books To Read“An astonishingly clear ‘user’s manual’ that explains our health care system and the policies that will change it.” Pauline Chen, MD – The New York Times The 2nd edition of the best-selling practical, neutral, and readable overview of the US health care system is now available. This updated edition of the Health Care Handbook covers: • New sections on health IT, team-based care and health care quality • A clear summary of health policy and the Affordable Care Act • Inpatient & outpatient health care and delivery systems •…
Author(s): Askin , Elisabeth , Nathan Moore , et al.

3. Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice 3rd edition (2014)

 Best Healthcare Books To ReadDevelop the skills and knowledge you need to make evidence based practice an integral part of your clinical decision making and everyday nursing practice with . Written in a friendly, conversational style, this Third Edition of the authors’ gold standard textbook covers all the information you need to use evidence based practice to improve patient outcomes. Real world examples and meaningful strategies in every chapter show you how to take a clinical issue from inquiry toa sustainable solution that drives a preferred standard of care. This title is an American Journal of Nursing 2015 Book of The Year Contest Winner….
Author(s): Melnyk PhD RN CPNP/NPP FAAN, Bernadette, Fineout-Overholt PhD RN FNAP FAAN, Ellen

4. America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System (2015)

 Best Healthcare Books To ReadAmerica’s Bitter Pill is Steven Brill’s acclaimed book on how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing—and failing to change—the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry. It’s a fly-on-the-wall account of the titanic fight to pass a 961-page law aimed at fixing America’s largest, most dysfunctional industry. It’s a penetrating chronicle of how the profiteering that Brill first identified in his trailblazing Time magazine cover story continues, despite Obamacare. And it is the first…
Author(s): Steven Brill

5. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy for Healthcare (featuring articles by Michael E. Porter and Thomas H. Lee, MD) (2018)

 Best Healthcare Books To ReadIs your healthcare organization spending too much time on strategy–with too little to show for it?If you read nothing else on strategy, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles and selected the most important ones for healthcare professionals to help you catalyze your organization’s strategy development and execution.Leading strategy experts, such as Michael E. Porter, Jim Collins, W. Chan Kim, and Renee Mauborgne, provide the insights and advice you need to:Understand how the rules of corporate competition translate to the healthcare sectorCraft a vision for an…
Author(s): Harvard Business Review , Michael E. Porter, et al.

6. Hacking Healthcare: A Guide to Standards, Workflows, and Meaningful Use (2011)

 Best Healthcare Books To ReadReady to take your IT skills to the healthcare industry? This concise book provides a candid assessment of the US healthcare system as it ramps up its use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other forms of IT to comply with the government’s Meaningful Use requirements. It’s a tremendous opportunity for tens of thousands of IT professionals, but it’s also a huge challenge: the program requires a complete makeover of archaic records systems, workflows, and other practices now in place.This book points out how hospitals and doctors’ offices differ from…
Author(s): Fred Trotter, David Uhlman

7. Using the Electronic Health Record in the Healthcare Provider Practice by Eichenwald Maki, Shirley, Petterson, Bonnie [Cengage Learning,2007] [Paperback] ()

 Best Healthcare Books To ReadUsing the Electronic Health Record in the Healthcare Provider Practice by Eic……
Author(s): Eichenwald Maki

8. An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers: Communication and Culture, Fourth Edition (English and Spanish Edition) (2012)

 Best Healthcare Books To ReadNow in its fourth edition, this widely used textbook is designed for students with little or no formal background in Spanish. Using DVD videos, readings, exercises, and activities such as role play and improvisation, it introduces the grammar structures and specialized medical vocabulary and colloquial terms that nurses, doctors, dentists, and allied health professionals need to communicate effectively with the growing Spanish-speaking population. In addition, rich cultural notes explain Latino customs and communication styles. NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION:• Embellished full-color design with 174…
Author(s): Robert O. Chase, Medina de Chase, Clarisa B.

9. Masterpieces in Health Care Leadership: Cases and Analysis for Best Practices by Vince Pelote (2007-04-10) (1656)

 Best Healthcare Books To ReadWill be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee….
Author(s): Vince Pelote; Lynne Route

10. Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach (2017)

 Best Healthcare Books To ReadDelivering Health Care in America, Seventh Edition is the most current and comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique “systems” approach, the text brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy to read resource that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit…
Author(s): Leiyu Shi, Douglas A. Singh

11. Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach (2014)

 Best Healthcare Books To ReadDelivering Health Care in America, Enhanced Sixth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access, is the most current and comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system–from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique “systems” approach, the text brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy-to-read resource that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance while presenting a solid overview of how the various…
Author(s): Leiyu Shi, Douglas A. Singh

12. Understanding Value Based Healthcare (2015)

 Best Healthcare Books To ReadUnderstanding Value-Based Healthcare is a succinct, interestingly written primer on the core issues involved in maximizing the efficacy and outcomes of medical care when cost is a factor in the decision-making process. Written by internationally recognized experts on value-based healthcare, this timely book delivers practical and clinically focused guidance on one of the most debated topics in medicine and medicine administration today. Understanding Value-Based Healthcare is divided into three sections: Section 1 Introduction to Value in Healthcare lays the groundwork for understanding…
Author(s): Christopher Moriates , Vineet Arora , et al.

13. The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care (2010)

 Best Healthcare Books To ReadBringing to bear his talent for explaining complex issues in a clear, engaging way, New York Times bestselling author T. R. Reid visits industrialized democracies around the world–France, Britain, Germany, Japan, and beyond–to provide a revelatory tour of successful, affordable universal health care systems. Now updated with new statistics and a plain-English explanation of the 2010 health care reform bill, The Healing of America is required reading for all those hoping to understand the state of health care in our country, and around the world.T. R. Reid’s latest book, A…
Author(s): T. R. Reid

14. Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications 1st Edition by McCormick, Kathleen, Gugerty, Brian (2012) Paperback ()

 Best Healthcare Books To ReadPaperback Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (1707) ASIN: B011DCCJNE Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,349,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
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Best Healthcare Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some healthcare books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Translation of evidence into nursing and healthcare

Author(s): Mary F. Terhaar (editor); Kathleen Murphy White (editor); Sharon Dudley-Brown (editor)
Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2534957

Smart Cities in Application: Healthcare, Policy, and Innovation

Author(s): Stan McClellan
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408418

Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices: Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, July 24-28, 2019, Washington D.C., USA

Author(s): Nancy J. Lightner, Jay Kalra
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 27 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408573

Data Management And Analysis: Case Studies In Education, Healthcare And Beyond

Author(s): Reda Alhajj, Mohammad Moshirpour, Behrouz Far
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2020, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2451208

Data Driven Approaches for Healthcare: Machine Learning for Identifying High Utilizers

Author(s): Chengliang Yang; Chris Delcher; Elizabeth Shenkman; Sanjay Ranka
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2454700

Intelligent Decision Support Systems—A Journey to Smarter Healthcare

Author(s): Smaranda Belciug, Florin Gorunescu
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2467670

Delivering Superior Health and Wellness Management with IoT and Analytics

Author(s): Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Freimut Bodendorf
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2467789

Transition from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Services for Adolescents and Young Adults with Long-term Conditions: An International Perspective on Nurses' Roles and Interventions

Author(s): Cecily L. Betz, Imelda T. Coyne
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2468382

Precision Health and Medicine: A Digital Revolution in Healthcare

Author(s): Arash Shaban-Nejad, Martin Michalowski
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2468530

A Journey towards Patient-Centered Healthcare Quality: Patients, Families and Caregivers, Voices of Transformation

Author(s): Jean Moody-Williams
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2468856

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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