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QPREVIEWS Long-Term Care Administration and Management: Effective Practices and Quality Programs in Eldercare that incorporate federal and state regula- cannot be separated from the natural envi- tions for long-term communities. There ronment and social fabric. older adults that require using cognitive will need to move from a linear economy Darlene Yee-Melichar, Cristina M. Flores assessments for benchmarking, documen- to a circular economy (reduction, reuse, and Edwin P. Cabigao, editors, Springer tation for monitoring pain management and recycling). Organizations are encour- Publishing Co., 2014, 392 pp., $95 (book). and communication plans for coordinating aged to minimize material use, maximize Eldercare is a health services as a patient is transitioned consecutive use cycles and increase col- growing service between care centers. lection and redistribution efficiency. business requiring are quality gaps pointed out in caring for Quality in eldercare is important today The authors propose that organizations To do this, the authors introduce innovative thinking because palliative care and hospice the sustainable business model canvas to provide quality services are in demand and a driving force (SBMC). The SBMC substitutes a triple programs to the for quality improvements in healthcare. bottom line (people, planet and profits) world's growing This book is an excellent and resourceful for a single bottom line: money. Topic elder population. reference for professionals in the field, discussions help build the foundation The authors note especially quality professionals involved upon which a business model can be that long-term care with the complex continuum of healthcare built. Multiple case studies show how services. some organizations already have made (LTC) is a complex continuum of care services. More than 70% of people 65 years John Lanczycki the transition from resource reliance to and older will require some LTC. Readers West Springfield, MA sustainable models. There are extensive of this book will find tools to maximize comments, notes, illustrations, tables and Sustainable Innovation Strategy: Creating Value in a World of Finite Resources an excellent index. tions. The first section identifies LTC's Christophe Sempels and Jonas Hoffman, credible future is change. This book helps many options: LTC at home; community- Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 272 pp., $47 define the possible options and ask the based programs and services; natu- (book). right questions to build or continue a suc- quality of care and quality of life for older adults in LTC communities. The book is comprised of three sec- rally occurring retirement communities; The purpose of assisted living communities; continuing this book is to care retirement communities and skilled provide ideas and nursing facilities. If a business can't align economic, environmental and social issues, the only cessful and sustainable business. actions for leaders Marc A. Feldman Houston The second section discusses current incorporating sus- issues in LTC such as: the need to enhance tainability as they and better manage client care; preventing build tomorrow's Unpacking Open Innovation: Highlights From A Co-Evolutionary Inquiry elder abuse and neglect; retaining a well- business mod- Manlio Del Giudice, Maria Rosaria Della trained and committed staff. This section els. It starts with Peruta, and Elias G. Carayannis, Palgrave also mentions business issues such as the premise that Macmillan, 2013, 202 pp., $105 (book). marketing, finance, and managing litigation organizations are part of the problem and The authors developed this series to and arbitration issues. the solution. An organization's capacity to examine the dynamics of innovation and create and capture value is due to strat- entrepreneurship in the context of glo- tive practices and quality programs. The The third section offers ideas on effec- egy, business model and value proposition balization. They explore why some areas book also includes case study practices to its target markets. Economic activity grow and others stagnate, and measure 68 QP * www.qualityprogress.com http://www.qualityprogress.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - June 2015

Up Front
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Perspectives
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Change in Flow
Quality in the First Person
Career Corner
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