Two Jones & Bartlett Learning titles were selected by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) for this year’s Bugbee Falk Book award. Basics in Health Care Performance Improvement by Donald Lighter and Integrating Quality and Strategy in Health Care Organizations by Sarmad Sadeghi, Afsaneh Barzi, Osama Mikhail, Michael Shabot were both chosen by the Board of Directors at AUPHA to be awarded to student recipients in recognition of their academic achievements.
Established in 1972, the Bugbee Falk Book award celebrates the extraordinary contributions of Mr. George Bugbee and Dr. Isidore S. Falk to the development of health services and administration education. The award is presented annually and consists of several books for each recipient in order to help them begin to build their professional library.
This year, students from seven healthcare administration programs have been recognized for their outstanding academic success. They include:
- Amy Barringer, University of Memphis
- Erica Fisher, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Laura Harbaugh, Texas Woman’s University
- Brittany Jobin, University of New Hampshire
- Rebecca Klayman, Simmons College
- Katelyn Lankford, University of South Carolina
- Anthony Mujica, James Madison University
About the selected texts:
Building on the success of his previous text, Quality Management in Health Care: Principles and Methods, Dr. Lighter’s new book, Basics of Performance Improvement; A Lean Six Sigma Approach, is an ideal first course for students learning the basics of Lean Six Sigma, and its application in improving health care quality and patient outcomes. Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate level courses, the book also serves as an excellent reference for basic quality improvement approaches for QI professionals. To learn more, visit the catalog page.
Integrating Quality and Strategy in Health Care Organizations examines the most successful processes for integrating quality into the strategic planning process through sophisticated quality measurement and monitoring systems. The authors present a framework that addresses all of the domains and dimensions of quality and their integration into the range of operational activities within the healthcare organization. Written for audiences in classrooms at schools of public health and healthcare administration, as well as executives and managers in healthcare organizations, this text also offers a thorough yet concise review of the current healthcare environment, the history of quality in general, and quality issues specific to the healthcare industry, as well as an examination of the parallels between financial performance and quality performance management. To learn more about Integrating Quality and Strategy in Health Care Organizations, visit our website.