From the Ground Up: How Frontline Staff can save America's Healthcare (March, 2021)
Peter Lazes, Marie Rudden
All Americans deserve and should have access to high quality, affordable healthcare services delivered by professionals who have sufficient time and resources to care for them. This book offers proven and practical approaches for redesigning healthcare organizations to be less fragmented–and more patient-centered–by tapping into the experiences of staff on the front lines of patient care. Peter Lazes and Marie Rudden show how collaboration and active communication among administrators, medical staff, and patients are a core element of a successful organizational change effort. Through case studies and the direct voices and experiences of frontline workers, they explore exactly what it takes to effectively engage staff and providers in improving the patient care shortcomings within their institutions. This book not only is a manual detailing what can be achieved when frontline staff have a direct voice in controlling their practice environments but was written to show how to accomplish transformative changes in how our hospitals and outpatient clinics work. At a time when the massive gaps in our healthcare systems have been laid bare by the fragmented responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, this book offers hope and a plan for change [from publisher web site]. Cornell community also has access to electronic book version: https://newcatalog.library.cornell.edu/catalog/13229450
Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.. 227 pages.
Call number: RA971 .L3636 2020