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.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Overview. Healthcare Systems. Disaster Planning and System Security. Standards and the Regulatory Environment. Improving Quality, Reducing Risks, and Understanding Costs. EMR and the Data Warehouse. The Changing Organization. HIPAA. Telemedicine and the Internet. Emerging Technologies.