Veterinary Management in Transition: Preparing for the 21st Century – Thomas E. Catanzaro
Detailní popis produktu
Veterinary Management in Transition specifically addresses the following areas:
* Are you and your practice ready for change?;
* What is governance?;
* Why is it needed?;
* How does it work?;
* In group practices, how can the leadership role be shared?;
* What issues do you need to consider when hiring a group administrator, and how do you train him or her?;
* How can the transition from traditional, single-doctor forms of management to new, more effective forms be made?
A self-assessment at the end of each chapter helps readers understand their own strengths and weaknesses. Generous appendixes offer stand-alone reviews of the concepts presented in the text as well as model administrative action plans for staff development and change management.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Thomas E. Catanzaro, DVM, MHA, FACHE, and diplomate of the American College of Healthcare Executives, is the first veterinarian to receive board certification from the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has 30 years of experience as a practitioner, a hospital services director for AAHA, and a consultant. Widely published and in demand as a speaker, Catanzaro addresses areas of skill that are not usually included in a veterinarian's formal education.
* explains the attributes and skills needed to be an effective veterinary administrator.
* further develops the management foundation built in the Building the Successful Veterinary Practice series, which teaches original, creative thinking and business practices to veterinarians starting or working to improve practices.
* introduces new management concepts appearing in the field of veterinary medicine:
* the concept of governance in situations where multiple practices come together to achieve a greater whole groups such as emergency practices, combined speciality practices, and veterinary medical associations.
* concepts such as managers in multiple-boss situations, affiliated groups working through administrators, and the emerging trend of leveraging centralized veterinary hospital administrative expertise to many managers at decentralized/multiple facilities.
* offers 11 self-assessment surveys, located in 5 chapters and 6 appendixes, that can be used to assess readiness for change, measure skills in various aspects of management and leadership, analyze and solve readiness problems, and identify and implement effective development strategies for management evolution.