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Larsen B. n.d.. Activity Analysis II: Solution of the linear programming problem. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Systems Development Project , 34 pp. (Comment series no: 0-1 (27))

Annotation: The purpose of this paper is to present a solution algorithm for the general linear programming problem of providing decision-makers in human organizations a with tools that will enable him to make decisions in an orderly fashion and with as much precision as possible. Particular emphasis is placed on basic concepts and fundamental principles, i.e., motivation and simplicity of explanation rather than on rigorous proofs and technical details. The aim of the paper is to make more effective communication and cooperation between the non-managerial mathematician and the non-mathematical manager. This paper is produced as part of the documentation and assessment of the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title II. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Administration, Children and Youth Projects, Communication, Decision making, Management information systems, Program evaluation

Martinez A. 2016. School attendance, chronic health conditions and leveraging data for improvement: Recommendations for state education and health departments to address student absenteeism. Atlanta, GA: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 23 pp.

Annotation: This document for state education and health departments focuses on ways state school nurse consultants and other state school health personnel can support schools in reducing absences for students with chronic health conditions. Topics include the context and definitions of attendance as a measure, national efforts aimed at improving school attendance, challenges and opportunities related to collecting and using data on school attendance and chronic health conditions, collecting causes of school absence including chronic conditions, and recommendations for connecting school attendance and chronic health conditions to address absenteeism. Examples from Connecticut, Kentucky, and Massachusetts are included.

Contact: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30345, Telephone: (770) 458-7400 Web Site: https://chronicdisease.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Community action, Data analysis, Data collection, Leadership, Management information systems, Measures, Nursing, Program improvement, School attendance, School health services, School nurses, Schools, State departments of education, State health agencies, Students

National Center for Medical Home Implementation. 2015. Pediatric care coordination: Beyond policy, practice, and implementation. Elk Grove Village, IL: National Center for Medical Home Implementation, multiple items.

Annotation: This three-part webinar series expands on information from the American Academy of Pediatrics' policy statement, Patient- and Family-Centered Care Coordination: A Framework for Integrating Care for Children and Youth across Multiple Systems. The series provides guidance, tools, and resources for implementing care coordination in a pediatric practice and across multiple care systems within the community; it also includes information on how to measure these efforts. The presenter slides, webinar recording, and audience questions and answers are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-7605 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-9016, ext. 7605 Web Site: https://medicalhomeinfo.aap.org/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Continuing education, Coordination, Family centered care, Health care systems, Integrated information systems, Management information systems, Service delivery systems, Service integration, Systems development, Training

Roth M, Greenleaf R. 2015. Course curriculum: Applied methods for health transformation implementation in maternal and child health–Instructor's guide. [Chapel Hill, NC]: National MCH Workforce Development Center, 49 pp.

Annotation: This guide accompanies an online course designed to integrate the theory, research literature, and evidence-supported practices that promote optimal population health outcomes in maternal and child health (MCH). Contents include course objectives and a description of the course structure, an historical overview of MCH and Title V, and eight modules. Topics include the Affordable Care Act and health reform, access to care, implementing interventions to improve population health outcomes, change management, quality in public health, understanding systems, system performance, and synthesis. An example course schedule, participant baseline and final assessments, final project, and bibliography are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Ryals 310G, Birmingham, AL 35294-0022, Telephone: (205) 975-0531 Fax: (205) 934-3347 E-mail: jmcdouga@uab.edu Web Site: http://www.atmch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Curricula, Distance education, Health care reform, Information systems, MCH programs, MCH services, MCH training, Management, Organizational change, Outcome and process assessment, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Professional education, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Systems development, Title V

National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations. 2014-. Data in Head Start and Early Head Start: Digging into data. Washington, DC: Office of Head Start, 1 v.

University of Kentucky, Center for Business and Economic Research. 2013–. National health security preparedness index. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, Center for Business and Economic Research, annual.

Annotation: This index identifies strengths and gaps in the protections needed to keep people safe and healthy in the face of large-scale public health threats, and tracks how these protections vary across the U.S. and change over time. Contents include current and past findings and methodology, key changes, data, measures, guiding principles, and frequently asked questions. Topics include health security surveillance, community planning and engagement coordination, incident and information management, health care delivery, countermeasure management, and environmental and occupational health.

Keywords: Community coordination, Community participation, Disaster planning, Emergencies, Environmental health, Hazards, Health care delivery, Management information systems, Measures, Occupational health, Population surveillance, Safety, Trends

Comey J, Tatian PA, Freiman L, Winkler MK, Hayes C, Franks K, Jordan R. 2013. Measuring performance: A guidance document for Promise Neighborhoods on collecting data and reporting results. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, 261 pp.

Annotation: This guidance is designed to help Promise Neighborhoods implementation grantees collect and assemble indicators to benchmark and track progress over time. Contents include an overview of data collection and use, the structure of a data system, indicators, core elements of the case management system, ensuring confidentiality and data security, neighborhood and school climate surveys, and neighborhood- and school-level data.

Contact: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, Promise Neighborhoods, LBJ Building, Room 4W338, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-5970, Telephone: (202) 453-6615 Fax: (202) 401-4123 E-mail: promiseneighborhoods@ed.gov Web Site: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/promiseneighborhoods/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Benchmarking, Case management, Community development, Confidentiality, Data, Data collection, Family support programs, Federal initiatives, Information systems, Measures, Neighborhoods, Outcome and process assessment, School surveys, Schools, Systems development

Novick LF, Morrow CB, Mays GP, eds. 2008. Public health administration: Principles of population-based management (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 797 pp.

Annotation: This reference covers traditional public health responsibilities--assessing the burden of disease, preventing and controlling health threats, and developing policies and constituencies to improve health--in a contemporary framework that reflects the ongoing transition from a public to a population health perspective. Topics include the basics of administration including organizational design law, human resources, budgeting and financing, marketing, and communications; newly defined and emerging areas such as health information management, geographic information systems, performance measurement and improvement, ethics, leadership, and community partnerships; and effective managerial decision-making.

Contact: Jones and Bartlett Learning, 5 Wall Street, Burlington, MA 01803, Telephone: (800) 832-0034 Secondary Telephone: (978) 443-5000 Fax: (978)443-8000 E-mail: info@jblearning.com Web Site: http://www.jblearning.com Available in libraries.

Keywords: Administration, Assessment, Communications, Decision making, Ethics, Financing, Information systems, Leadership, Legal issues, Management, Measures, Planning, Prevention, Public health programs, Public private partnerships

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2007–. Position and practice papers. Chicago, IL: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, multiple items.

Annotation: These position and practice papers are designed to assist in promoting the public's optimal nutrition, health, and well-being. Topics include food, nutrients, and ingredients; management of food and nutrition systems; health promotion and disease prevention (for example, the impact of fluoride on health and oral health and nutrition); medical nutrition therapy; nutrition and physical activity; nutrition through the lifecycle; and management of sustainable, resilient, and healthy food and water systems.

Contact: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, Telephone: (800) 877-1600 Secondary Telephone: (312) 899-0400 Web Site: http://www.eatright.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dieticians, Disease prevention, Food, Health promotion, Management, Management information systems, Nutrition policy, Nutritionists, Oral health, Physical activity, Professional societies

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation and National Committee for Quality Health Care. 2003. Accelerating quality improvement in health care: Strategies to speed the diffusion of evidence-based innovations—Proceedings from a conference. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 27 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the proceedings of a conference convened to explore (1) why the slow diffusion of many health care and medical innovations persists and (2) how to accelerate the adoption of clinical technologies and health service innovations that have been shown to improve the quality and/or cost effectiveness of health care. The report, which includes an executive summary, focuses on the following issues: (1) devices and drugs: obstacles to timely product uptake, (2) innovation in the hospital and at the bedside, (3) innovation in public health, prevention, and disease management, (4) the imperative of information technology and e-health, and (5) better quality through informed consumer choice. The report also includes synopses of three papers commissioned for the conference. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the report. The appendix lists conference faculty with contact information.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Conference proceedings, Consumers, Cost effectiveness, Diffusion of innovation, Disease management, Disease prevention, Health care, Hospitals, Information systems, Internet, Management, Medical devices, Medical research, Prescription drugs, Prevention, Public health, Technology

Wei-Choo C. 2002. Information management for the intelligent organization: The art of scanning the environment. (3rd ed.). Medford, NJ: Information Today, 325 pp. (ASIS monograph series)

Annotation: This book is designed to help information managers and practitioners gain an understanding of how an organization may manage its information processes more quickly in order to increase its capacity to learn and adapt. The book takes a introductory look at organizations, information management, and managers and then discusses concepts such as environmental scanning, online databases, and managing information sources.

Contact: Information Today, 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055-8750, Telephone: (609) 654-6266 Secondary Telephone: (800) 300-9868 Fax: (609) 654-4309 E-mail: custserv@infotoday.com Web Site: http://www.infotoday.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-57387-018-8.

Keywords: Information networks, Information services, Information sources, Information systems, Management, Organizations

Choo CW. 2002. Information management for the intelligent organization. (3rd ed.). Medford, NJ: Information Today, 325 pp.

Annotation: This book is designed to help information managers and practitioners gain an understanding of how an organization may manage its information processes more quickly in order to increase its capacity to learn and adapt. The book takes a introductory look at organizations, information management, and managers and then discusses concepts such as environmental scanning, online databases, and managing information sources. References, a subject index, and a name index are also provided.

Contact: Information Today, 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055-8750, Telephone: (609) 654-6266 Secondary Telephone: (800) 300-9868 Fax: (609) 654-4309 E-mail: custserv@infotoday.com Web Site: http://www.infotoday.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1573870579.

Keywords: Information networks, Information services, Information sources, Information systems, Management, Organizations

U. S. General Accounting Office. 2002. Information management: Challenges in managing and preserving electronic records. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 83 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) response to the difficulties of managing, preserving, and providing access to federal agencies' electronic records. Also reviewed are NARA's efforts to acquire an advanced electronic records archiving system, which will be based on new technologies that are still the subject of research. The report includes the following sections: results in brief; conclusions; recommendations for executive action; agency comments, and a glossary. The appendices provide information on the report's objectives, scope, and methodology; an evaluation of approaches to archiving electronic records; a review of agencies managing large volumes of important electronic records; and comments from NARA.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-02-586.

Keywords: Electronic publications, Federal agencies, Government records, Information systems, Process evaluation, Records management

National Research Council, Committee on an Information Technology Strategy for the Library of Congress. 2000. LC21: A digital strategy for the Library of Congress. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 265 pp.

Annotation: This book offers the Library of Congress support and guidance on how the library can fulfill its role of serving Congress in the digital age and document and preserv the history of American creativity in building a collection with truly worldwide scope. Topics include cooperation among libraries, the rise of electronic format documents, cost issues, a brief history of the Library of Congress and its service to Congress and the nation, the building and organizing of print and digital collections, and management issues and information technology infrastructure of the Library of Congress. Book chapters include: (1) digital revolution, library evolution, (2) the Library of Congress: from Jefferson to the twenty-first century, (3) building digital collections, (4) preserving a digital heritage, (5) organizing intellectual access to digital information: from cataloging to metadata, (6) the Library of Congress and the world beyond its walls, (7) management issues, and (8) information technology structure. A bibliography is provided. The book includes four appendices, which contain biographies of committee members, a list of briefers at the plenary meeting and site visits, a list of letters received, and a list of acronyms.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-309-07144-5.

Keywords: Cataloging, Computers, Data, Information, Information services, Libraries, Library collection development, Library of Congress, Library services, Management, Online systems

Wolff N, Helminiak TW, Scarato R. 1998. Costs of family health services: Evaluation of three programs in New Jersey. Washington, DC: Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center, 27 pp. (Maternal and child health services; Economics in MCH; v. 3)

Annotation: This report represents an effort to develop guidelines for estimating unit costs and for developing information systems that will facilitate their estimation. The report describes the total and unit costs for maternal and child health services for three family health service agencies located in New Jersey focusing on (1) adolescent counseling, (2) perinatal addiction treatment, and (3) case management. The report includes results. Some information is presented in tables throughout the report. An appendix provides two daily logs forms. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center, Altarum Institute, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 842-2000 Fax: (202) 728-9469 E-mail: mchirc@altarum.org Web Site: http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/researchdata/mchirc Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health programs, Case management, Costs, Family health, Information systems, MCH services, New Jersey, Perinatal addiction

Kellerman FR. 1997. Introduction to health sciences librarianship: A management handbook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishers, 217 pp. (The Greenwood library management collection)

Annotation: This book describes how to plan and manage the operations of a health sciences library. It covers the role of biomedical journals in the dissemination of medical information and the role of the library in providing access to them; indexing and abstracting services; using MEDLINE and other electronic bibliographic networks; the tasks associated with developing the collection, acquiring and cataloging materials, and computerizing biomedical information; reference services and sources, and the general working environments of health sciences librarians.

Contact: Greenwood Publishing Group, Customer Service Department, 130 Cremona Drive , Santa Barbara, CA 93117, Telephone: (805) 968-1911 E-mail: customer-service@greenwood.com Web Site: http://www.greenwood.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-313-29761-4.

Keywords: Cataloging, Health sciences libraries, Information networks, Information systems, Library collection development, Library services, Management, Reference services

Drissel AB, Brach C, ed. 1997. Managed care and children and family services: A guide for state and local officials. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 68 pp.

Contact: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 547-6600 Fax: (410) 547-6624 E-mail: webmail@aecf.org Web Site: http://www.aecf.org 1996 version available from the website; 1997 and 1999 versions available in libraries.

Keywords: Child health, Child welfare, Children, Families, Family preservation, Family support services, Guidelines, Health policy, Local government, Managed care, Management information systems, Program evaluation, Program planning, Social policy, State government

Donaldson MS, Lohr KN, eds., and National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Division of Health Care Services, Committee on Regional Health Data Networks. 1994. Health data in the information age: Use, disclosure, and privacy. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 257 pp.

Annotation: This book reviews the exchange of medical records in the computer era and considers issues such as the quality of the data exchanged in information systems and the privacy of patient records. Health data organizations (HDOs) are becoming more common with an increased ability to access and share these records. This book provides an overview of HDOs, defines key concepts, and considers what types of data should be collected and how they should be stored and shared. It suggests guidelines for collecting and using data about health providers and practitioners, and it reviews issues relating to the privacy, confidentiality, and security of personal data.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Contact Phone: (800) 624-6242 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-309-04885-4.

Keywords: Confidentiality, Information systems, Medical records, Records management

Weiss KD, Skelton WK, Black ER, Tuttle D, Panzer RJ, eds. 1992 (ca.). Rochester area physicians' clinical information network: Creating a community-based ambulatory care network in Rochester, New York. [Rochester, NY: University of Rochester?], 132 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the procedures that were used to establish a community-based ambulatory care network in Rochester, New York. The project explored techniques for collecting and organizing clinical information in networked practices with the intent of integrating that information with other data that is routinely collected; it also sought to investigate the primary care practices of the physicians who participated in the network. The report contains information on the development of the physician network, the technical aspects of designing the network and the database, examines patterns of outpatient care, and presents information on clinical outcome management and community-based ambulatory care. The report considers the lessons learned in the study and presents information on the current status and future plans for the network. It was funded by a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation to the University of Rochester.

Keywords: Case management, Community based services, Health professionals, Integrated information systems, Medical practices, New York, Primary care, Primary care

U.S. General Accounting Office. 1992. Perceived barriers to effective information resources management: Results of GAO panel discussions. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 17 pp.

Annotation: This publication presents the results of panel discussions held to determine the perceived barriers to effective information resources management in the federal government. Panel participants included representatives of the federal government and private industry.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO/MTEC-92-67.

Keywords: Data analysis, Data collection, Databases, Information systems, Management information systems

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.