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Within the domains of criminal justice and mental health care, critical debate concerning 'care' versus 'control' and 'therapy' versus 'security' is now commonplace. Indeed, the 'hybridisation' of these areas is now a familiar theme. This unique and topical text provides an array of expert analyses from key contributors in the field that explore the interface between criminal justice and mental health. Using concise yet robust definitions of key terms and concepts, it consolidates scholarly analysis of theory, policy and practice. Readers are provided with practical debates, in addition to the theoretical and ideological concerns surrounding the risk assessment, treatment, control and risk management in a cross-disciplinary context. Included in this book is recommended further reading and an index of legislation, making it an ideal resource for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, together with researchers and practitioners in the field.
Advancing Federal Sector Health Care: A Model for Technology Transfer focuses on current federal sector efforts to shape healthcare efforts that improve performance while containing costs. The solutions offered within include redesigning processes and using enabling technologies to do so. Historically, innovations in the federal sector have migrated toward, and in some cases profoundly changed, some practices in the private sector. As a result, many of the initiatives described involve some degree of partnering between the public and private sectors. Others represent significant advances within the federal sector that address the same problems confronted in the private sector and offer both valuable and transferable solutions and approaches. The major strength of this book is its use of concrete examples that show how process redesign and the integration of enabling technologies have led to performance improvement and cost reduction in the largest healthcare system in the world. The contributors--Aall acknowledged experts in their fieldsAdraw upon their knowledge of the healthcare industry and their expertise in working within and with the federal sector health system. In addition to giving insights into what federal sector leadership is doing to address the challenges of population health, each chapter highlights the perspective employers, payers, and deliverers of health services. Topics include: - The Emerging Federal Sector Healthcare model - IT Privatization and Outsourcing: A Model Approach - Improving Provider Performance: A Case Study on Privileging and Credentialing - E-Health: Future Implications - Telehealth This book presents an evolving model for federal sector health care and addresses technology transfer issues. It explains how performance improvement, through redesign and technology, will shape a new model for health care. This new model will also serve as a guide to integration between public and private healthcare entities. About the Authors: Peter Ramsaroop, M.B.A., is a former practice director of First Consulting Group, responsible for public sector business development, marketing, and management. Mr. Ramsaroop is now chairman and founder of HealthCPR.Com, Inc., which id providing the first Bank of Health(TM) solution to the industry. He has served in the Department of Defense and an Air Force Medical Service Corps officer. Marion J. Ball, Ed.D., is a member of the Institute of Medicine, adjunct professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and former vice president of First Consulting Group. Coeditor of Springer-VerlagAs Health Informatics series, she is actively involved in a wide range of health informatics applications in the public and private sectors. Judith V. Douglas, M.A., M.H.S., formerly a manager at First Consulting Group, is an adjunct lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. A columnist for MD Computing, and a member of several editorial boards, she is a published writer and editor in the areas of nursing and healthcare informatics.