High Tech Medicine:: Building Your Medical Practice with Computers and the Internet

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This timely book is a practical, easy-to-use guide to using computers and web-based resources to improve all aspects of a medical practice.Expertly blending critical issues in technology, practice management, and patient care, Mindi McKenna helps professionals make the most effective use of today's digital toolkit.Filled with tables, charts, checklists, templates, diagrams, and samples of key web sites, the book covers ever practice area-from professional development and medication management systems to online resources for patient education. McKenna provides clear, critical introductions to electronic solutions for everything from patient records and claims processing to accessing online clinical trial resources and building an online patient-provider communication system. She also explains such key issues as privacy and security, and helps healthcare professionals make basic decisions about selecting hardware and software.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886761308
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Edition description: 2
  • Pages: 165
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mindi McKenna is a nationally recognized expert on health care management. President of eHealthCoach, a technology and management consulting firm for physicians, she also teaches Health Care Leadership courses in the MBA program at Rockhurst University

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Table of Contents

1 Why Use Computers and the Internet for the Practice of Medicine? 1
2 Connecting to the Internet 16
3 Helpful Hints for Using the Internet 24
4 Electronic Professional Development Resources 30
5 Electronic Clinical Decision Support Resources 39
6 Electronic Medication Management Resources 50
7 Electronic Patient Record Systems 56
8 Speech Recognition Systems and Services 62
9 Electronic Provider-Patient Communication 66
10 Electronic Resources for Patient Education 77
11 Electronic Resources for Patient Care 86
12 Online Clinical Trial Resources 95
13 Electronic Practice Management and Claims Processing Resources 102
14 Medical Practice Websites 107
15 Addressing Data Security and Privacy Concerns 119
App. A Checklists 131
App. B Templates 143
Glossary 155
About the Author 160
Index 161
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