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The move to manage medicine from a financial perspective, i.e. managed care, has added huge layers of bureaucratic and administrative functions to healthcare. The need to have the ability to track patient medical records, mandated by government legislation such as HIPAA, is bringing new technologies and processes into the healthcare arena. A universal medical record system and absolute patient portability is a definite possibility in the not too distant future. All of these issues beg for clear IT solutions.

Healthcare Information Systems, Second Edition approaches these challenges and opportunitites as pieces of a complex puzzle. It not only brings you up-to-date on the technology involved, but also explains how that technology interrelates and affects healthcare organizations. The book gives you complete coverage of all aspects of information technology as it relates to the healthcare industry.

In Healthcare Information Systems you will find:

  • An overview of healthcare systems
  • Tips on disaster planning and system security
  • Improving quality, reducing risks, and understanding costs
  • An in-depth look into the HIPAA regulations
  • EMR and the data warehouse
  • Information on managing the healthcare community
  • A look at the changing organization
  • Views on telemedicine, the Internet, and emerging technologies
  • Ideas on using IT to deal with increasing government regulation

In addition, the new edition has expanded coverage of HIPAA, wireless networks and communications, telemedicine, and the increasing role of the Internet in all facets of healthcare. Healthcare Information Systems presents workable solutions to the real problems you will face both today and tomorrow.

The need to be able to track patients medical records along with government legislation like HIPAA is creating a need for new technological processes in healthcare. Healthcare Information Systems provides complete coverage on all aspects of information technology as it relates to the healthcare industry. It focuses on preparing IT professionals for the challenges they will face in the healthcare arena. The text provides up-to-date information on the technologies involved and explains how they interrelate and affect the healthcare arena. This new edition provides expanded coverage of HIPAA, wireless networks and communications, telemedicine, and the increased role of the Web in all facets of healthcare.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849314988
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Series: Best Practices Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface, K. Beaver
Introduction, P. Davidson
Information Technology in Health Care: A Review of Key Applications, W. Raghupathi, Ph.D

Interface Tools for Healthcare Information Technology, S. Stuewe
Wireless Application Directions, G. Held
Overcoming Wireless LAN Security Vulnerabilities, G. Held
Using Middleware for Interoperable Systems, R.J. Posch
A Complex Multi-Location Enterprise: Issues and Possible Solutions, P.L. Davidson

Building a Culture for Business Continuity Planning, M.L. Johns
Security Policies: The Foundation for Information Protection, C.M. Hemsoth
Biometrics, P.J. Holt

The Role of Information Management Standards in the JCAHO Network Accreditation Program, M.F. Miragia
HIPAA Privacy in the Healthcare Industry, R. Herold
Getting Started with HIPAA Security, K. Beaver
HIPAA Transactions and Code Sets Rule Overview and Implementation, S. Endow

A Tool for Evaluating Health Care Plans from a Quality Perspective: HEDIS, D.M. Jacobs and J. Peterson
Understanding and Implementing Computerized Physician Order Entry, J.M. Overhage, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Decision Support Systems, E.A. Mendonca, R. Jenders, and Y.A. Lussier
Risk Management in Information Technology Projects, P.S. Collins
How Much Does This System Really Cost? R.J. Linderman

Electronic Medical records (EMR), M. Leavitt, M.D., Ph.D
The Economic Justification for Electronic Medical Record Systems, R.H. Sachs
Data Warehousing: Design through Implementation for the Healthcare Professional, M. Lettiere
Critical Factors in Developing a Data Warehouse, D.E. Sharp

Healthcare versus Information Technology, P.L. Davidson
Information Systems and Change: Which One is the Chicken and Which is the Egg? R. Skinner
The Role of the Chief Medical Information Officer, V.S. Dorodny
Healthcare Information Services Outsourcing, R.A. Laureto-Ward
International Systems to Support Incremental Improvement in Healthcare, P. McNees

Telemedicine, G.C. Doolittle and D. Cook
Netting Web Customers, S.S. Miller

Handheld Technologies in Healthcare, A. Llana, Jr.
Speech Technologies, G.W. Pierce
The Future of Automated Patient Identification, Bar Coding and Smart Cards, C. Kavanaugh
Electronic Messaging in the Healthcare Industry, R. Delmater
Improving Information Management with Imaging, RG. Gehling, M.E. Whitman, and M.L. Gibson

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