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Textbook of Medical Administration and Leadership


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Introduction - navigating the zone of complexity.- Leadership and management.- Strategic planning.- Service planning.- Health systems and policy.- Health law.- Clinical governance and risk management.- Private health and insurance.- Health disaster planning.- Population and public health.- Media management and heath politics .- Human resources management and professional governance .- Health economics and financial management.- Heath services research and research governance.- Health information technology.- Medical education

About the Author

Erwin Loh is a Chief Medical Officer at Monash Health, Victoria. Prior to this he was the Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia. He has a medical degree from the University of Melbourne, and a law degree with honours from Monash University. He also has an MBA, a Master of Health Service Management, and a PhD with his thesis examining doctors in senior hospital management. He is fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, Australasian College of Health Service Management, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Institute of Management, Chartered Management Institute and Australasian College of Legal Medicine.He is currently board director of the Monash Health Research Precinct and Australasian College of Legal Medicine (where he is also Vice President). He is an adjunct Clinical Professor at Monash University where he teaches health law and health services management. He is the unit coordinator for the clinical leadership and management master's subject for Monash University. He is a member of the consultative council for Clinical Trials Research and is also jurisdictional coordinator of training for the Royal Australasian College of Administrators training program in Victoria. He has been an invited speaker of local and international conferences, published articles and book chapters on health law and medical management, and supervises doctoral students.Paul W. Long is currently the Founding Director, Centre for Health Leadership, Australasia. Paul is an experienced senior health sector consultant and academic specializing in organizational systems and behavior change related to the safety and quality of healthcare systems and service delivery models, specializing in leadership.He is the author of many high profile reports and policy documents as well as articles and academic papers in scientific journals, on systems approaches to improving the safety and quality of health care through cultural change, leadership and engagement; and he has presented at numerous conferences and other fora on a range of related topics. His text book on clinical leadership provides a practical guide for tutors, trainees and practitioners.Paul is an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation. Peter Spurgeon is the founder of the Institute for Clinical Leadership at Warwick Medical School, United Kingdom and a leading authority on medical engagement. He was Director of the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham prior to joining Warwick Medical School (WMS). Peter was Project Director for five years on the enhancing engagement in medical leadership project, run jointly by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. His groundbreaking work to develop the Medical Engagement Scale (MES) provides a reliable and valid method of understanding the relationship between medical engagement and organizational performance. Peter's seminal book Medical Leadership: From the Dark Side to Centre Stage provides a comprehensive account of the key aspects of medical leadership. Peter is now a recognized researcher in the Social Science and Systems in Health Unit of the Division of Health Sciences at WMS.

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