Health Care Business Introduction

Great Business Books

100 Best Business Books of All Time Website

This is the website for the book of the same name, written by Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten.  It lists the titles included in the book, with links to descriptions and places to purchase them.  See how many of these you can find through your public library.  The JHU libraries own over 30 of these titles (plus the Covert and Sattersten book itself), which you can read or browse if you're able to visit the Eisenhower Library on the university's Homewood (main) campus.

Financial Times Best Business Books of the Year

Check out the latest award-winning titles.

Fred Wilson (Venture Capitalist) List of Favorite Books on Entrepreneurism

This is actually an entry in Wilson's blog, but it's worth a look if you're of an entrepreneurial bent.

The Case Study Handbook by William Ellet (2007)

This is a link to the book description and details on Amazon.com.  The Sheridan Libraries catalog entry is here.  Its subtitle is "How to Read, Discuss, and Write Persuasively About Cases."

Business of Healthcare Blogs

Top 50 Hospital Blogs
Visit this site and try out some of the links, especially these:

   Hospital Impact

   Health Business Blog

   Patient Safety Monitor Blog

White House Health Reform Blog.  All about the Health Reform Act—Provisions, implementation, etc.

The Health Care Blog—Business of Healthcare section. A variety of experts post articles on various aspects of this topic.

Healthcare.gov Healthcare Blog. Posts from leaders at government agencies on various health policy issues.

National Journal “Health Care Experts” Blog.  Journalists blog about health policy for this respected, nonpartisan journal (according to the journal itself).

Healthcare IT News Blog (Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society—HIMSS).  A dozen industry insiders and HIMSS staffers post opinion and informational pieces about this topic.

The Wall Street Journal Health Blog.  Staff journalists post on health care and health care business—includes frequent audience polls.

Health Care Law Blog.  The blog of Bob Coffield, a Charleston, West Virginia-based health care lawyer.

Business of Healthcare E-Newsletters

Let us know if you find a broken link!

Kaiser Health News.  An independent newsletter of news, analysis, and information about reimbursement, health policy, insurance coverage, health care market research results, etc.  Connected with the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health care policy research organization.

AHA News. A daily report for health care executives.

NIH News in Health.  Intended for a general audience.  Includes health tips, research results, and an archive of past issues.

The Commonwealth Fund Newsletters.  This independent foundation offers a menu of newsletters covering Fund activities, health care quality, health policy, international health policy news, and health care insurance coverage innovations by companies and the U.S. state governments.

Fierce Healthcare. Every business day, FierceHealthcare briefs hospital administrators and healthcare executives on the latest healthcare industry trends and developments.

AHRQ Newsletters Home Page.  Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality.  Federal agency focusing on efficiency, effectiveness and safety of health care services.  Funds, conducts, collects, and disseminates research on these topics.  Browse through AHRQ's various newsletter offerings..

CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Medicare FFS Provider Newsletter.  News and tips for Medicare providers to manage their Medicare relationship, understanding existing, new, and forthcoming reimbursement rules, and communicate better with patients and the public.

ECRI Institute Newsletters.  ECRI Institute offers several free e-newsletters with timely information on important patient safety, risk, and health technology management issues.

Crain’s Health Pulse (not free, free trial).  Health Pulse is a daily newsletter on the business of health care.