With rapidly rising healthcare costs directly impacting the economy and quality of life, resolving improvement challenges in areas such as safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity has become paramount. Using a system engineering perspective, Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems offers theoretical foundation

Healthcare Delivery System Overview. Performance Assessment and Process Improvement Management. System Engineering: Technologies and Methodologies. Design, Planning, Control, and Management of Healthcare Systems. Preventive Care. Telemedicine. Transplant Services. Pharmacy Operation. ED/ICU Operation. OR Management. Decontamination Service. Laboratories. Emergency Response and Pandemics Planning. Mental Health. Food and Supplies. Tracking and Information Systems. Index.