The topic of health care management has escalated to one of the most widely discussed and debated topics in the health care industry, MBA programs, and in the field of medicine in general. In the 1980s, the industry was relatively stable and the need for combining business acumen with medicine was less than today. However, as we enter the 21st century, the need for applying business and management skills to the health care industry is stronger than ever. This Encyclopedia covers every topic a medical professional, institutional administrator, or MBA student would need to know about the business of health care.

Case 9: DeKalb County Board of Health (A): Selecting a New Director

Case 9: DeKalb county board of health (A): Selecting a new director

It was 10 a.m. on a bright spring day as Cynthia Pallozi pulled into the DeKalb County Board of Health (DCBOH) parking lot. Pallozi was an hour early for her first meeting with the selection committee. Three weeks ago, she had accepted ...

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