Introduction to Healthcare Informatics / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Healthcare informatics brings together healthcare-generated information with technology for the purpose of improving quality of care in a cost-effective manner. Written by industry experts, Introduction to Healthcare Informatics provides a comprehensive introduction to key concepts related to healthcare informatics. Each chapter explores the different aspects of healthcare informatics, including definitions and theories, technological foundations, databases and information management, legal issues, and consumer informatics. The book concludes with an exploration of the future of healthcare informatics. An instructor manual is available including PowerPoint notes for lectures, case studies and discussion questions, as well as syllabi for bachelor's and master's level classes.
- Definitions and methods of the informatics field are explained in detail, as well as associated functions
- In-depth analysis of data types, standards, data quality, and the interpretation and display of information
- Healthcare legal issues are explored, such as HIPAA and the legal electronic health record
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About the Author
Susan H. Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, is an assistant professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Biomedical Informatics in Houston, Texas. Prior to this position, she was an assistant professor in the HIM department at Texas State University. Dr. Fenton has worked in the health information management field for more than 20 years, including as a researcher and practice leader at AHIMA. Dr. Fenton received the 2012 AHIMA Foundation Triumph Award for Research, as well as the Texas State College of Health Professions 2011 Award for Research. Dr. Fenton is the Principal Investigator for the $5.4 million Professional University Resources and Education for Health Information Technology grant, as well as a Texas HIT Workforce Development Wagner-Peyser grant. Dr. Fenton is a member of the Perspectives in Health Information Management review panel, a CAHIIM accreditation reviewer, and a reviewer of SBIT/STTR grants for the National Institutes of Health. She was the Director of Health Information Management for six years in the Veterans Health Administration Headquarters, responsible for national patient record policy. Dr. Fenton has authored or coauthored multiple refereed publications and book chapters. She presents frequently at state and national meetings on various HIM-related topics. Dr. Fenton's research interests are health information workforce development, clinical classifications, and data quality.
Sue Biedermann, MSHP, RHIA, FAHIMA, is the chair of the HIM department at Texas State University. She has served the Texas Health Information Management Association in various appointed and elected positions including President. At the national level, she has been an accreditation site visitor for more than 15 years with additional past service including the Professional Conduct Committee, Nominating Committee, AOE Strategy Task Force, and Project Manager for the Professional Resource Task Force. Ms. Biedermann completed the AHIMA Research Institute and was most recently funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a project preparing for HIT students to advance to baccalaureate level education. She has been author or coauthor on a number of publications and reports and presents frequently at state and national meetings. During her tenure as a faculty member, she has received the College of Health Professions Faculty Excellence Award and was selected as an Alpha Chi Favorite Professor.
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