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Laboratory Management Principles and Processes, Second Edition 

Denise M. Harmening, Ph.D MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA)

Redefining the standard for laboratory management, Denise Harmening, along with 25 contributors, provides insight and guidance into the principles of laboratory operations. Key features include chapter outlines, educational objectives, opening case studies, study guide questions, key terms and problem-based learning activities.  Eighteen chapters are divided into five major areas: Basic Principles and Organizational Structure, Human Resource, Finance, Operations, and Strategies for Career Success.  Unique to this book is a chapter on education and training, a chapter on Ethical Issues in Laboratory Management, a Career Planning chapter and a glossary of key terms. Appropriate whether you are a student or an experienced manager, using this text for teaching or as a reference.

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Laboratory Management Chapters:

CHAPTER 1 Organizational Structure: A Look at Concepts and Models

CHAPTER 2 Principles of Leadership: Past, Present, and Future

CHAPTER 3 Management Functions

CHAPTER 4 Managerial Problem Solving and Decision Making

CHAPTER 5 Human Resource Guidelines, Laws and Regulations

CHAPTER 6 Job Analysis, Work Descriptions and Work Groups 

CHAPTER 7 Performance Evaluation and Development

CHAPTER 8 Education and Training: Practical Tips for Educators and Trainers

CHAPTER 9 Fundamentals of Financial Management

CHAPTER 10 Cost/Benefit Analysis

CHAPTER 11 Effective Budgeting in the Laboratory: Practical Tips

CHAPTER 12 Healthcare Reimbursement

CHAPTER 13 Compliance Issues—The Regulations

CHAPTER 14 Process Design—Workflow and Staffing

CHAPTER 15 Computer Based Laboratory Information Systems

CHAPTER 16 Marketing Concepts

CHAPTER 17 Ethical Issues in Laboratory Management

CHAPTER 18 Career Planning



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