Our Ultimate Reading Guide for Health Administration Students

As a health administrator, a lot of your time will be spent managing and administrating public health systems, hospitals and health care professionals. With this, it is very important to have access to any tools that will make your life easier and more organized. One of the ways you can stay up-to-date on the healthcare indistry and the best ways of leading others is by reading books about health administration. That being said, the following (in no particular order) is our brand new reading list for health administration students!

1. Understanding Health Policy, Sixth Edition (2012)
by Thomas Bodenheimer & Kevin Grumbach

The most trusted and comprehensive guide to healthcare available, Understanding Health Policy provides everything students and professionals need to build a solid foundation on the field’s most critical issues.

2. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right (2011)
by Atul Gawande

In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.

3. Essentials Of The U.S. Health Care System (2012)
by Leiyu Shi

An ideal resource for courses in health policy, allied health, health administration and more, the text clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance and presents a solid overview of how the various components fit together.

4. Healthcare Finance: An Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management (2011)
by Louis C. Gapenski

This book introduces readers to the basic concepts of healthcare finance, including accounting and financial management.

5. Organizational Behavior in Health Care (2009)
by Nancy Borkowski

Designed for graduate-level study, this book introduces the reader to the behavioral science literature relevant to the study of individual and group behavior, specifically in healthcare organizational settings. Using an applied focus, it provides a clear and concise overview of the essential topics in organizational behavior from the healthcare manager’s perspective.

6. Management Principles For Health Professionals (2011)
by Joan Gratto Liebler and Charles R. McConnell

The customary activities of the manager (planning, organizing, decision making, staffing, motivating, and budgeting) are succinctly defined, explained, and presented with detailed examples drawn from a variety of health care settings. Students will learn proven management concepts, techniques, models, and tools for managing individuals or teams with skill and ease.

7. Legal Aspects Of Health Care Administration (2011)
by George D. Pozgar

With new case studies in each chapter, The 11th edition will provide your students with the most up-to-date information on the newest laws affecting the healthcare industry.

8. Health Care Finance: Basic Tools for Nonfinancial Managers (2013)
by Judith J. Baker & R.W. Baker

Using actual examples from hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies, this user-friendly text includes practical information for the nonfinancial manager charged with budgeting.

9. Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems (2008)
by Beaufort B. Longest & Kurt Darr

Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems examines virtually every aspect of health services management.

10. The Law of Healthcare Administration (2011)
by J. Stuart Showalter

The Law of Healthcare Administration, Sixth Edition offers a practical examination of healthcare law from the management perspective. It is a thorough treatment of healthcare law in the United States, written in plain language for ease of use.

11. Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic: Inside One of the World’s Most Admired Service Organizations (2008)
by Leonard Berry & Kent Seltman

Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic reveals for the first time how this complex service organization fosters a culture that exceeds customer expectations and earns deep loyalty from both customers and employees.

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