Titel: Healthcare Management
Autoren/Herausgeber: Volker Eric Amelung
Aus der Reihe: Springer Texts in Business and Economics
Originaltitel: Managed Care. Neue Wege im Gesundheitsmanagement
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Gewicht: 590 g
Dr. Volker Eric Amelung is Professor for International Healthcare System Research at the Medical University of Hannover. Professor Amelung is also the president of the German Managed Care Association (BMC), Berlin. BMC, a leading independent healthcare association, elaborates innovative concepts in healthcare management and healthcare policy. Volker Eric Amelung is a member of several national and international healthcare associations and internationally affiliated with healthcare management professionals. His research focuses on healthcare policy, managed care and healthcare systems. He is a prolific author on issues of managed care, healthcare policy, new technologies, and integrated delivery systems.
Within the international discussion on the structure of healthcare systems, managed care is an increasingly important topic. Over more than twenty years managed care approaches have fundamentally influenced healthcare systems in terms of patient orientation, efficiency, and quality. Experts assume that up to 20% of healthcare expenses can be saved by applying high-quality managed care approaches. By using suitable organisational forms and management principles, not only can costs be reduced, but the quality of medical service provision can be augmented. Managed care is therefore much more than a cost-cutting strategy. The goal of this book is to offer a systematic overview of the organisational forms and management instruments implemented in managed care. Advocates consider managed care to be a logical and necessary developmental step in modern healthcare systems. An increase in quality and at the same time a reduction of costs is not seen as contradictory but rather as consistent. Therefore, managed care is a response to changed challenges in the provision of healthcare.