Lucy Smith

Four healthcare relevant business books which will make for excellent summer reading

Schools have broken up and Summer holidays are now in full swing. With alot of relaxation and time away from your job, you maybe thinking that its time for a new challenge. Guest Blogger Lucy recommends some light informatibe reading to give you food for thought whilst you're enjoying a cocktail or two. 

"Thanks to the heatwave which is hitting the UK right now, more Brits than ever will be enjoying some down time and relax in the sunshine. Summer is often considered a time for light beach reads, rom-com indulgences and juicy tell-alls. 

“Guest Blogger Lucy recommends some helpful books that make a good Summer read. “

But why not use this time to read books which could make you happier and more when you do return to work in the healthcare profession?

To help we have compiled a list of four healthcare relevant business books which are not only well-written but also informative. These should be your go-to considerations for your beach bag as they are written by everyone from business writers to Nobel Prize winners they really hold their own with the rest of the summer reading shelf.

In depth

The book: Hacking Healthcare: A Guide to Standards, Workflows, and Meaningful Use

Author: Fred Trotter

About: Ready to take your IT skills to the healthcare industry? This concise book provides a candid assessment of the healthcare system as it ramps up its use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other forms of IT to comply with the government’s Meaningful Use requirements.  This book points out how hospitals and doctors’ offices differ from other organizations that use IT, and explains what’s necessary to bridge the gap between clinicians and IT staff.

Available on Amazon

NHS specific

The book: This is going to hurt

Author: Adam Kay

About: Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns, these diaries are everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward. And yes, it may leave a scar. 

Available from Audibible

Insightful 

The book: The Interim Revolution: How crowdsourcing, the on-demand Gig Economy and Teams as a Service are transforming business globally 

Author: Pat Lynes

About: The Interim Revolution clearly explains what disruptive technology means to your company and what to do to close the capability and speed gap facing organisations today. The Interim Revolution explains crowdsourcing, the Gig Economy and how the Teams as a Service model can transform your company.

It will be highly relevant to interims, management consultants and management consulting, Hr and human resources management, teams, business leadership skills development and top talent recruitment.

Available on Amazon

Inspirational

The book: From Good to Amazing: No Bullshit Tips for The Life You Always Wanted

Author: Michal Serwa 

About: From Good to Amazing is a collection of top life coach Michael Serwa’s top tips from different areas of personal development, written in a conversational and direct style, with a few personal stories here and there. The book is designed to give readers a compassionate kick in the butt, so they can become a better version of themselves, living happier and more fulfilling life. It’s a fresh take on self-help genre. It deals with some of the most serious parts of life in a light-hearted way (learning while laughing!), straight to the point and jargon-free. He shows them what they cannot see and tells them what no one else would dare to say.

Available on Amazon"

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