Case Management Focus: 2024 Professional Reading List

28 May, 2024 Anne Llewellyn


Welcome to the 2024 Professional Reading List. I create this list each year at this time to share books and e-letters that help me keep my finger on the pulse of the healthcare industry. I hope you will check out each of these resources to learn about each publication and subscribe to those e-letters that ‘talk to you’ and ‘help you’ navigate the complex healthcare system.

To succeed, we all need to read and stay current on clinical innovations and practice changes. The books, e-letters, and special reports shared in this year's Professional Reading List will help you become better informed and aware of how you can improve your skills and competencies.

Review the list, click on the links, choose the ones you want to subscribe to, and bookmark. Most of the e-letters are free, so feel free to subscribe so you get them in your inbox.

If you get an e-letter that has educated you this past year, please email me the name and link so I can check it out and add it to the list!

Let’s start with new books that have come out this year that were important to the times we work!

Each year, I cover new books written by Nurses, case managers, and other healthcare professionals that are impacting healthcare. If you know of other books that should reach healthcare professionals, please let me know so I can add them and be on the lookout for them as they are published.

Dr. Colleen Morely, Case Management Leader and Hospital Case Manager wrote two essential books every department should have. They are:

A Practical Guide to Acute Care Case Management: The Day to Day “How To Be An Acute Care Case Manager” Resource. This book is an excellent guide and reference for case managers entering the acute care practice setting. It accurately provides clear information and training regarding the role of an acute care case manager, along with case studies and expert mentoring, all in a single resource. To learn more,

A Practical Guide to Hospital Readmission Reduction. In a world where case managers, hospital administrators, and care coordinators face the daunting challenge of reducing hospital readmissions, the need for a practical guide to navigate this complex landscape has never been more pressing. Enter ‘A Practical Guide to Hospital Readmission Reduction’, a captivating and indispensable resource that offers a roadmap to break the cycle of rehospitalization and ensure optimal patient outcomes. To learn more:

Dr. Ellen Fink Samnick, Social Worker and Case Management Leader, wrote;

The Ethical Case Manager: Tools and Tactics. Whether you are a health professional transitioning to case management or already working, The Ethical Case Manager: Tools and Tactics is your indispensable resource to guide case management's unique legal and ethical practices. The Ethical Case Manager: Tools & Tactics provides a practical approach to addressing the healthcare industry’s most compelling ethical dilemmas. Knowledge of the ethical situations case managers face daily is blended with regulatory requirements, ethical decision-making models, and critical resources. To learn more, visit

Dr. Samnick has a new book coming soon. The title of the book is Behavioral Health for Case Management. It should be out this fall. Here is the link from the publisher to learn more and to receive updates.

Michelle Crook, BSN, RN, CCM, wrote: The Wellness Journal for Nurses. The book is a valuable tool for all nurses, regardless of their practice setting or years of experience. Step into this guided self-care journey and enjoy the support, positivity, and encouragement. Michelle is a Certified Case Manager and Board-Certified Patient Advocate with a wealth of experience in clinical and business healthcare settings. She has been a strong patient and family advocate and a nurse empowerment leader throughout her nursing career. Michelle is also a published author; her love of writing is evident in her numerous articles, blogs, patient education pieces, and other creative works. The publication of this Wellness Journal for Nurses has been on her bucket list for many years, and she is thrilled to share it with you! To learn more:

Dr. Mansur Hasib recommended two books. Dr. Hasib outlines approaches and pragmatic solutions to developing your brand. To make it relatable and back his approach, he writes from experience and shares his journey in the cybersecurity industry.

"Bring Inner Greatness Out: Personal Brand" is about individual self-discovery, economic empowerment, career transitions, and breakthrough professional success.

 "Cybersecurity Leadership'' was written to foster organizational innovation culture, developing leaders and teams, ethical leadership, and organizational change management.

Susan Hassmiller wrote: Taking Action: Top 10 Priorities to Promote Health Equity and Well-being in Nursing 1st Edition”.

The crucible of the global pandemic, racial injustice, and a crippling nursing shortage has sparked increasing calls for nursing to address its problems from inequity to structural racism. In response, authors Susan B. Hassmiller and Gaea A. Daniel enlisted nearly 70 national and international nursing leaders to tackle the profession's most pressing issues.

Taking Action: Top 10 Priorities to Promote Health Equity and Well-Being in Nursing spotlights 10 critical themes through data, essays, discussion points, and action items, equipping readers to move beyond conversation to action. To learn more, visit:

Kasey Pacheco wrote The Burnout Prevention Workbook to help nurses and business leaders like you find practical strategies to help navigate the complex blend of personal and professional responsibilities. To learn more, visit:

Nurse leader Sharon Weinstein and her colleague Dina Readinger produced Healing Healthcare: Evidenced-Based Strategies to Mend Our Broken System. The book explores the intricate challenges within the healthcare landscape post-pandemic and offers solutions for change. They brought nurse leaders from academia, practice, and the community together to share their expertise and provide tips that readers can use in their settings. Healing Healthcare is a collaborative effort that serves as a beacon of hope, paving the way for a truly healed and resilient healthcare system. To sign up for updates and the release date, click here.

Professional Newsletters and Publications

Keep up to date with news from your State Board and Professional Organizations. In my case, I am a nurse and look forward to getting Florida Nurse,  the monthly newsletter from the Florida Board of Nursing. To learn more, go to:

American Nurse Journal, the official, clinically and career-focused journal of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is a fresh voice of nursing across America. The printed journal reaches more than 200,000 dedicated nurses in many specialties and practice settings, and the site serves over two million visitors each year. American Nurse Journal is a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). CINAHL databases are the most widely used and respected research tools for nurses, students, and allied health professionals around the globe. Here is a link to review subscription options:

CMSA Newsletter: Keep up to date on what’s happening nationally and with the local chapters of the Case Management Society of America is possible by reading the organization's monthly newsletter. To learn more, visit:

CMSA Advocacy: In these disruptive times, staying updated with local, state, and Federal Lawmakers is essential. The Case Management Society of America has a proactive public policy committee that supports policies and initiatives that are important for case managers, the patients they serve, and the healthcare systems and payers that pay the claims. To learn more

CMSA Today: CMSA Today is the official publication of the Case Management Society of America. The magazine lays the body of knowledge for case managers in all settings. To read past issues, go to?

CMSA Blog: Stay informed on the most recent updates and best practices for case managers. Gain insight from peers in the field as well as leading experts. From legislative initiatives to real-world applications for the latest practices, the CMSA Blog is the go-to resource for new and seasoned case managers. Find every perspective HERE!

Note: Note: All of these publications offer opportunities for you to write and share best practices. Here is a link to the author's guidelines.

Industry E-letters:

E-newsletters are composed of short articles that share information on various topics. I get some newsletters daily, weekly, monthly, or annually. I scan these as they come across my desk. Occasionally, I comment after I read an article and feel I can contribute and share advice or leave an opinion. Sometimes, I will write to the editor of the e-letter if I am so moved. Here is a sampling of some e-newsletters that come across my desk daily, weekly, or monthly. Most of these are free, so check them out and subscribe so you can keep your finger on the pulse!

AHIMA: The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the leading voice and authority in health information, wherever it is found. Our people work at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business. To learn more, visit:   AHIP SmartBriefs: AHIP is the national association whose members provide health care coverage, services, and solutions to hundreds of millions of Americans daily. Here is a link to their Newsletters:   Bearingon.Health is a new e-letter that delivers original content, curated highlights from the web, the latest trends, and breakthrough analyses directly to your inbox. Whether you're part of a healthcare provider, health plan, pharmaceutical, digital medicine company, or wellness enthusiast, join our community to remain informed and empowered. Explore the ever-evolving impact of digital technology on health and healthcare today and tomorrow. I have had the privilege of writing several articles to represent the consumers and the healthcare team who are learning how to use new technologies meant to improve care delivery. To learn more and subscribe, go to Becker’s Healthcare: Becker's Healthcare is the go-to source for healthcare decision-makers and one of the fastest-growing media platforms in the industry. Through print, digital, and live event platforms, Becker's Healthcare equips healthcare leaders with the information and forums they need to learn, exchange ideas, and further conversations about the most critical issues in American healthcare. To learn more, visit:     Healthcare Daily Dive: Today’s news and insights for healthcare leaders. A good e-publication that allows you to choose e-letters on several topics. To learn more, visit:   HealthExecWeek provides a weekly wealth of business intelligence and insights covering the spectrum of subjects filling the healthcare arena. To learn more, visit   Managed Care Matters is an e-newsletter written by Joe Paduda from Health Strategy.  Associates deliver timely and actionable advice to help clients build their brands, enter new markets, differentiate their services, increase sales, and make wise acquisitions. We bring an unbiased, open approach to your company's challenges and opportunities and draw on years of experience, continuous industry analysis, and a keen understanding of economic drivers to help you make the right moves. To learn more, visit   MedPage Today is a trusted source for clinical news coverage across medical specialties. To learn more, go to:   Medscape for Nurses: The publication offers the latest medical news and expert perspectives across essential point-of-care. Medscape membership is free and gives unlimited access to the entire network of sites and services. To learn more:   National Academy of Medicine Perspectives: National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is one of three academies that make up the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) in the United States. The e-newsletter covers interesting topics related to health and science. To learn more:   NEJM Catalyst brings together healthcare executives, clinical leaders, and clinicians to share innovative ideas and practical applications for enhancing the value of healthcare delivery. Our digital, peer-reviewed journal, live-streamed events, and Insights Council provide real-life examples and actionable solutions to help organizations address urgent health care challenges. To learn more, visit   Numerof & Associates: An e-newsletter that looks at changes in the macro environment – in market expectations, regulation, technology, or the competitive landscape – often disrupts business models. We connect the dots, translating market shifts into clear implications, precise, actionable insights, and roadmaps for people, processes, and strategy. To sign up for their newsletter, go to   SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow , and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and thanks to our network of 10,000+ volunteers, they can deliver our services at no charge or at an affordable cost. SCORE programs can be found across the country. Here is the SCORE program that I subscribe to in my area     Wellworth Advisors: This beautiful e-letter shares information we can all use as we navigate the complex healthcare system. Please read it for yourself and share it with others. Check it out! is the nation's largest, most visited, and most trusted source of essential services and information for the workers' compensation community. We offer the latest news, event calendars, state rules, statute updates, and numerous other services built to help thousands of workers' compensation professionals excel at their jobs every day. Editors Note: I write a weekly column for this newsletter. Check out my column Case Management Focus at   Offerings from Anne Llewellyn, YOUR NURSE ADVOCATE I also offer some of the writings/publications that I have done over the past few years. Feel free to download them, read them, and share them. To access it, visit the Resource Section of my website, Nurse Advocate. Please also subscribe to my Blog, Nurse Advocate. Most Tuesdays at 8 am, I send you my weekly Blog Post to allow you to ponder a topic or a situation that I share to raise awareness, educate, empower, and inspire you to make a difference. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER! To subscribe to the Blog, go to   This year's Professional Reading list offers you information you can use to stay current and contribute to improving our complex healthcare system. If you have publications you would like to add, please email me at  
Thank you for reading!  

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      Anne Llewellyn is a registered nurse with over forty years of experience in critical care, risk management, case management, patient advocacy, healthcare publications and training and development. Anne has been a leader in the area of Patient Advocacy since 2010. She was a Founding member of the Patient Advocate Certification Board and is currently serving on the National Association of Health Care Advocacy. Anne writes a weekly Blog, Nurse Advocate to share stories and events that will educate and empower people be better prepared when they enter the healthcare system.

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