Management Principles for Health Professionals is a practical guide for new or future practicing healthcare managers. The customary activities of the manager—planning, organizing, decision making, staffing, motivating, and budgeting—are succinctly defined, explained, and presented with detailed examples drawn from a variety of health care settings. Students will learn proven management concepts, techniques, models, and tools for managing individuals or teams with skill and ease. The Sixth Edition is loaded with all-new examples from real-world healthcare settings and covers many current topics such as: ? Emerging implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. ? A template to track the areas of impact of this major law is presented; this enables a manager to identify the topics to monitor and to prepare responses to changes as they unfold. ? Developments concerning electronic health record initiatives ? Adapting and revitalizing one’s career; ? Information concerning various staffing alternatives such as outsourcing and telecommuting, and updates the material concerning job descriptions and their application. New material has been added in the section on consultant's contracts and reports. ? Patient privacy and the detection and prevention of medical identity theft, and much more.