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Better Communication for Better Care

Better Communication for Better CareBetter Communication For Better Care: Mastering Physician-Administrator Collaboration provides fresh tools and ideas for overcoming the training, outlook, and culture issues that have plagued physician-hospital relationships. Conflict is inevitable in rapidly changing environments. This book will help you rise above frustrations by using open and productive communication. It presents practical strategies for making dialogue a high priority and working closely together toward a common purpose. It serves as a guide for improving relationships, even when only one side of the equation is motivated seek solutions.

This book is a refreshingly salient overview of the key issues that can divide physicians and executives. It is extremely respectful of the cultures and backgrounds of both the administrative and clinical sides of the house, and it points out the common ground that will allow both groups to form alliances. Dr. Cohn offers succinct case illustrations that highlight key points and drive home the most important take-home messages. Most importantly, he offers real strategies to achieving the goal of collaboration. It is a tightly written and outstanding book for anyone who would benefit from a unified framework.  Eric Manheimer, M.D., medical director, Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY

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To download a complimentary chapter about symptoms, prevention, and treatment of burnout, and to subscribe to Dr. Cohn’s quarterly ezine, please fill out the form on the contact us page.

Cohn KH, Panasuk DB, Holland JC. “Workplace Burnout,” from Cohn KH. Better Communication for Better Care: Mastering Physician-Administrator Collaboration, Chicago, Health Administration Press. 2005, 56-62, reprinted with permission, Health Administration Press, Chicago.

Collaborate for Success!

Collaborate for Success!: Breakthrough Strategies for Engaging Physicians, Nurses, and Hospital Executives provides novel strategies for fostering collaboration among diverse professionals. Each chapter is illustrated by a case example and supported with practical tips for implementation.

Collaborate for SuccessBuild better teams, improve patient care, and reconnect with the ideals that attracted you to a career in healthcare by reading how to:

  • Reduce malpractice risk and improve outcomes
  • Reach consensus on clinical priorities
  • Use constructive conflict to open up communication
  • Maintain the loyalty of outpatient physicians
  • Optimize the contributions of hospitalists
  • Use crew resource management techniques
  • Adopt disease-based approaches to patient care
  • Use blogs to create virtual communities among professionals

This timely book contains vital knowledge to enhance the multidisciplinary approach necessary to solve the problems we face.  Dr. Thomas C. Royer, President and CEO, Christus Health

Order Collaborate for Success!: Breakthrough Strategies for Engaging Physicians, Nurses, and Hospital Executives from Amazon.com.

To download a complimentary chapter about using Internet technology to share information and to subscribe to Dr. Cohn’s quarterly ezine, please fill out the form on the contact us page.

Cohn KH, Mohr G, Ives B. “Building Community and Collaboration with Blogs,” from Cohn KH. Collaborate for Success! Breakthrough Strategies for Engaging Physicians, Nurses, and Hospital Executives. Chicago: Health Administration Press. 2006, 127-142, reprinted with permission, Health Administration Press, Chicago.

Getting It Done: Experienced Healthcare Leaders Reveal Field-Tested Strategies for Clinical and Financial Success

Kenneth H. Cohn, MD, MBA, FACS, Steven A. Fellows, FACHE, Editors

Regardless of the outcome of national healthcare reform legislation, pressure is mounting on healthcare professionals to provide more cost-effective, coordinated care.

Published June 30, 2011; to order, please click here.

This book shares the hard-earned lessons of healthcare leaders who removed roadblocks to clinical and financial excellence.  Administrators, physicians, and nurses provide firsthand accounts of how they worked together to overcome obstacles and transform care for their communities.  Each chapter describes a real-life dilemma, distills the lessons learned, and provides step-by-step guidance.

Tap the wisdom and experience of healthcare leaders who:

  • Accelerated physician adoption of electronic health records
  • Cut mortality from sepsis
  • Transformed the culture of the operating room
  • Developed a successful ED-call pay program
  • Cut costs using strategic supply cost management

The Business of Healthcare

The rapid pace of change in the healthcare industry is creating turbulence for just about everyone.  For healthcare providers, practice management has become increasingly demanding. Complexity is the rule, thanks to government regulations and insurer requirements, the expansion of technology in everything from diagnosis to records, and the desire of policymakers and others to have a say in how healthcare is delivered and to whom.busofhc
The Business of Healthcare

The Business of Healthcare provides Rx to these challenges with insights from physicians, attorneys, administrators, educators, and business consultants.  The result: a landmark set filled with provocative analysis and practical recommendations destined to improve the delivery of healthcare:

  • Volume 1: Practice Management
  • Volume 2: Leading Healthcare Organizations
  • Volume 3: Improving Systems of Care

Just when the pressures and challenges on healthcare practitioners seem unbearable, Cohn and Hough have skillfully assembled this work which offers advice and comfort, not only on how to cope with today’s climate, but how also to take advantage of the opportunities that abound.
Dr. Robert Reid, Director of Medical Affairs, Santa Barbara Cottage Health System

Order the The Business of Healthcare from Greenwood Publications, Inc.