CEO's Guide to Health Care Information Systems / Edition 2

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Written for top-level executives, this is the thoroughly revised and updated edition of the 1996 book that has become a classic in the field. A reliable resource of accurate and timely information, The CEO's Guide to Health Care Information Systems, Second Edition, expands on the first edition and includes a greater focus on the business value of new information technologies, a broader discussion of health care systems, and a completely new section on the information technology development lifecycle.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"3 Stars!" (Doody's Review Service, 3/20/03)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: LouAnn Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P(Advocate Health Care)
Description: This is a second edition of a popular book that provides nontechnical information and tools to top-level executives on the major components, functions, capabilities, and life cycle of healthcare information systems. It discusses the role and function of leadership, management, organization, and issues related to healthcare information systems.
Purpose: The book's goal is to be a reliable resource for accurate and timely information to enable the top-level healthcare executive to understand and use health information technology for the benefit of the organization. Using this information, the executive can create and sustain a sold competency in the area of information technology within the healthcare organization.
Audience: The book is directed at the top-level or upper management executives in healthcare organizations. This could include chief executive officers, chief financial officers, chief medical officers and nurse executives. Any other healthcare manager who desires a better understanding of the workings of healthcare information technology systems is a potential reader of the book.
Features: The second edition of this book updates the original 1996 edition that was well received when it was published. The new edition expands on the first edition and includes a greater focus on the business value of new information technologies, a broader discussion of healthcare systems, and a completely new section on the information technology development lifecycle. The book informs executives about current and future trends in information technology which affect healthcare information systems. It presents a model for information technology visioning, planning, selection, development, implementation, and value attainment.
Assessment: Any healthcare executive who feels intimidated by the information technology department in their organization should read this book. It provides a nontechnical review of the healthcare information technology functions and should enable the healthcare executive to communicate and work more effectively with the information systems professionals in their organization.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787952778
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: J-B AHA Press Series, #17
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph M. DeLuca, FACHE, is president of Information Technology Optimizers, a business unit of Health Care Investment Visions LLC. He works with health care leaders in the planning, design, and implementation of health care information systems focusing upon the strategic use of information systems technology to support strategy, financial, operations, and medical service requirements.

Rebecca Enmark is research director of Health Care Investment Visions LLC, a research and business development corporation serving the health care information technology industry. She works closely with health care organizations as well as entrepreneurs advising the more health care market, technology, company and success behaviors.
They are the coauthors of The CEO's Guide to Health Care Information Systems and Investing for Business Value: How to Maximize the Strategic Benefits of Health Care Information Technology (AHA Press).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Exhibits.

About the Authors.



1. Health Care Information Technology.

2. Information Systems Features and Functions.

3. The Integrated Delivery System.

4. The Systems Life Cycle.

5. Managing Health Care Information Technology.

Appendix: Technology Concepts.



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