About the Book
The new edition attempts to fill the gap between human resource and hospital management which plays a vital role in the health care workplace in ensuring the delivery of health care services and facilitating optimal patient outcomes. In any health care setting, the Human Resource department fills a variety of personnel needs that both employers and employees encounter. High quality patient care is the result of not only medical expertise, modern equipment and drugs but also of the efforts of disciplined, well- motivated and well-rewarded workforce in a hospital. Such a workforce can be developed by following the scientific principles of Human Resource Management viz. proper recruitment, selection, orientation, training, remuneration, working conditions, advancement opportunities, personal counseling and other aspects. HRM policies can help hospital management to make optimum use of hospital’s greatest resource, its personnel, and improve the quality of medical care given to its patients. This edition will be useful for the students of hospital administration and nursing service as well as professionals working in hospital administration.
About the Author
Thomas Erickson is an interaction designer and researcher whose approach to systems design is shaped by work in marketing, architecture, and urban design. He has contributed to the design of a number of products and authored about 10 publications on topics ranging from personal electronic notebooks to pattern marketing and knowledge management. Originally trained as a cognitive psychologist at the University of California, San Diego, he spent five years at a startup company, nine years at Apple Research, and finally joined IBM in 1997 as a research staff member. His primary aim is to study and design systems that support network mediated group interaction.