The field of health care management is a field considered to be in its infancy. While health care managers have been around for some time, the field has experienced a tremendous boom over the past 10 years. The past 2-3 years has seen the greatest amount of growth, with the Affordable Care Act, an aging population and growth within the healthcare field. As more and more students are pursuing their health care management degree, new books emerge as leader in the field. Some of the top books in the field including the following titles:
Author(s): Sharon B. Buchbinder and Nancy H. Shanks
This book is a succinct, reader-friendly, introductory healthcare management book that spans a wide variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals to nursing homes and clinics. The book is full of examples that help spur on the reader’s imagination, the important issues in healthcare management, such as ethics, cost management, strategic planning and marketing, information technology, and human resources, are all thoroughly covered.
Author(s): Peter M. Ginter
This book helps take on the ground-breaking change the health care system has recently been experiencing. Many health care organizations have begun to embrace the calculated perspective developed in the business sector as it applies to the field of health care.
Author(s): Thomas Bodenheimer and Kevin Grumbach (Author)
This book is one of the most trusted and comprehensive guides to healthcare currently on the market. This book offers the information students and professionals need to build a solid framework on the most critical health care issues.
Author(s): Leiyu Shi and Douglas A. Singh
Written by best-selling authors Leiyu Shi and Douglas Singh, Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System is one of the most concise testaments to the basic structures and operations that underlie the American health system. It is a great resource for topics such as health policy, allied health, health administration and much more. The book outlines the complexities of health care organization and finance and presents a solid overview of how the various components fit together.
Author(s): Clayton M. Christensen, Jerome H. Grossman M.D. and Jason Hwang M.D.
Harvard Business School’s Clayton M. Christensen has written The Innovator’s Prescription, a thorough examination of the approaches that will improve health care and reduce costs. In this book the author uses the “principles of disruptive innovation” and applies it to the broken health care system, alongside two innovators in the field—Dr. Jerome Grossman and Dr. Jason Hwang.