Divya Srinivasan Sridhar
February 15, 2013
by Productivity Press
Reference - 162 Pages - 18 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466504875 - CAT# K14545
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Recent healthcare reform and its provisions have pushed health information technology (HIT) into the forefront. Higher life expectancies, fewer medical errors, lower costs, and improved transparency are all possible through HIT.
Taking an integrated approach, Impact of Healthcare Informatics on Quality of Patient Care and Health Services examines the various types of organizations, including nonprofit hospitals, for-profit hospitals, community health centers, and government hospitals. By doing so, it provides you with a comparative perspective of how different organizations adapt and use the technology.
The first part of the book covers the basics of HIT. It explains the significant changes that the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will bring about for stakeholders. This section includes coverage of key organizational cultural factors, management changes that will result from HIT, hospital financing changes that may take effect, a cost-benefit analysis of electronic medical records (EMRs), and the numerous organizational behavior changes stimulated by HIT.
The second part of the book focuses on the broader community: the patient, the physician, government, and how HIT will impact each. These chapters cover quality of care and cost impacts on the patient from HIT, changes for patients of varying socioeconomic statuses, physician perceptions of HIT, medical malpractice lawsuits involving the use of HIT, bioterrorism, and use of EMRs. The book also includes a discussion about mobile health, and how a rapidly growing mobile health generation is changing the face of healthcare as we know it.
HIPAA: Intent versus Actuality of the Law in Upholding the Privacy of Health Records
How Did HIPAA Make the Policy Window?
The Public Choice Theory
Stakeholder #1: Congress and Its Impact on HIPAA’s Formation
Stakeholder #2: Hospital and Provider Organization Staff (Physicians, Nurses, and Assistants)
Stakeholder #3: The Patient and Consumer of the Healthcare Markets
Stakeholder #4: Insurance Companies/Third Party Providers
Stakeholder #5: The Researcher
Policy Analysis: The Past, Present, and Future of HIPAA
Organizational Culture Differences in Incorporation of Health Information Technology (HIT) across Healthcare Providers
Impact of Organizational Behavior Characteristics on Usage of a Healthcare Provider’s Health Information Technology (HIT) Services
Quality of Care and the Patient
Health Informatics and the New Direction of Healthcare: Mobile Health, PHRs, Mobile Health Apps, and More