Ready to take your IT skills to the healthcare industry? This concise book provides a candid assessment of the US healthcare system as it ramps up its use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other forms of IT to comply with the government’s Meaningful Use requirements. It’s a tremendous opportunity for tens of thousands of IT professionals, but it’s also a huge challenge: the program requires a complete makeover of archaic records systems, workflows, and other practices now in place. This book points out how hospitals and doctors’ offices differ from other organizations that use IT, and explains what’s necessary to bridge the gap between clinicians and IT staff. Get an overview of EHRs and the differences among medical settings Learn the variety of ways institutions deal with patients and medical staff, and how workflows vary Discover healthcare’s dependence on paper records, and the problems involved in migrating them to digital documents Understand how providers charge for care, and how they get paid Explore how patients can use EHRs to participate in their own care Examine healthcare’s most pressing problem—avoidable errors—and how EHRs can both help and exacerbate it
The straight scoop on choosing and implementing an electronic health records (EHR) system Doctors, nurses, and hospital and clinic administrators are interested in learning the best ways to implement and use an electronic health records system so that they can be shared across different health care settings via a network-connected information system. This helpful, plain-English guide provides need-to-know information on how to choose the right system, assure patients of the security of their records, and implement an EHR in such a way that it causes minimal disruption to the daily demands of a hospital or clinic. Offers a plain-English guide to the many electronic health records (EHR) systems from which to choose Authors are a duo of EHR experts who provide clear, easy-to-understand information on how to choose the right EHR system an implement it effectively Addresses the benefits of implementing an EHR system so that critical information (such as medication, allergies, medical history, lab results, radiology images, etc.) can be shared across different health care settings Discusses ways to talk to patients about the security of their electronic health records Electronic Health Records For Dummies walks you through all the necessary steps to successfully choose the right EHR system, keep it current, and use it effectively.
The CDA book provides clear and easy to use guidance to implement the standard, with numerous examples covering many of the nuances of the standard. Readers can learn not only how to implement healthcare IT using the CDA standard, but to "speak" in the language of the standard, and to understand its idioms.
This book truly simplifies the complicated and multifaceted topic of Healthcare IT with all its various niche terms and subjects such as HIPAA, Hospital IT, HITECH, Healthcare Information Technology, HIT etc. The overly technical jargon and robotic language has been virtually eliminated so that anyone with an interest in the topic of Health IT will find it easy to read and understand the terms being tossed around in the industry today. After reading only a few charters in the manual you will see why it stands out among IT resources in the Healthcare Books section. This book cuts through the confusion and delivers a powerful explanation in a simplified manner, offering optimized comprehension of this complicated topic. Don't mistake simplification for limited delivery of quality content. This text covers the hot topics such as: options for encryption of personal health information, best ways to protect patient privacy, HIPAA requirements and compliance, prevention of fraud by healthcare insiders, wireless network security do's and don'ts and even a section on what we can learn from the Catholic Health System's network and data security. This book is a crash course on the most common issues hospitals, medical record handlers and Healthcare IT professionals face on a daily basis. The author structures the topics in a manner that defines the issue and explains the easiest and most effective path from point A to point B so that the reader can better comprehend the actions necessary for a desirable outcome that both protects the hospital, patient data and healthcare professionals. Minimizing risks, cybersecurity and patient privacy are at the core of discussions in the healthcare industry. This book offers the express learning bridge that has been missing in the industry until now.
This book provides an introduction to health interoperability and the main standards used. Health interoperability delivers health information where and when it is needed. Everybody stands to gain from safer more soundly based decisions and less duplication, delays, waste and errors. The third edition of Principles of Health Interoperability includes a new part on FHIR (Fast Health Interoperability Resources), the most important new health interoperability standard for a generation. FHIR combines the best features of HL7’s v2, v3 and CDA while leveraging the latest web standards and a tight focus on implementability. FHIR can be implemented at a fraction of the price of existing alternatives and is well suited for use in mobile phone apps, cloud communications and EHRs. The book is organised into four parts. The first part covers the principles of health interoperability, why it matters, why it is hard and why models are an important part of the solution. The second part covers clinical terminology and SNOMED CT. The third part covers the main HL7 standards: v2, v3, CDA and IHE XDS. The new fourth part covers FHIR and has been contributed by Grahame Grieve, the original FHIR chief.
The aims and scope of the second edition are unchanged from the first edition. The major market is in health informatics education. The three part format, which covers principles of health interoperability, HL7 and interchange formats, and SNOMED CT and clinical terminology, works well. In the US, The ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) has estimated that the HITECH stimulus will create more than 50,000 new jobs for health informatics professionals, who need to be educated.
Attention SIIM Members: a special discount is available to you; please log in to the SIIM website at www.siimweb.org/pii or call the SIIM office at 703-723-0432 for information on how you can receive the SIIM member price. Imaging Informatics Professionals (IIPs) have come to play an indispensable role in modern medicine, and the scope of this profession has grown far beyond the boundaries of the PACS. A successful IIP must not only understand the PACS itself, but also have knowledge of clinical workflow, a base in several medical specialties, and a solid IT capability regarding software interactions and networking. With the introduction of a certification test for the IIP position, a single source was needed to explain the fundamentals of imaging informatics and to demonstrate how those fundamentals are applied in everyday practice. Practical Imaging Informatics describes the foundations of information technology and clinical image management, details typical daily operations, and discusses rarer complications and issues.
This most widely used textbook in the field has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in the health care industry and the renewed focus on health care information technology initiatives. Two new chapters cover Federal efforts to enhance quality of patient care through the use of health care information technology and strategy considerations. Additionally, reflecting the increased focus on global health, the book features an international perspective on health care information technology. Case studies of organizations experiencing management-related information system challenges have been updated and several new cases have been added. These reality-based cases are designed to stimulate discussion among students and enable them to apply concepts in the book to real-life scenarios. The book's companion Web site features lecture slides, a test bank, and other materials to enhance students' understanding.
Discover How Electronic Health Records Are Built to Drive the Next Generation of Healthcare Delivery The increased role of IT in the healthcare sector has led to the coining of a new phrase "health informatics," which deals with the use of IT for better healthcare services. Health informatics applications often involve maintaining the health records of individuals, in digital form, which is referred to as an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Building and implementing an EHR infrastructure requires an understanding of healthcare standards, coding systems, and frameworks. This book provides an overview of different health informatics resources and artifacts that underlie the design and development of interoperable healthcare systems and applications. Electronic Health Record: Standards, Coding Systems, Frameworks, and Infrastructures compiles, for the first time, study and analysis results that EHR professionals previously had to gather from multiple sources. It benefits readers by giving them an understanding of what roles a particular healthcare standard, code, or framework plays in EHR design and overall IT-enabled healthcare services along with the issues involved. This book on Electronic Health Record: Offers the most comprehensive coverage of available EHR Standards including ISO, European Union Standards, and national initiatives by Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, and many others Provides assessment of existing standards Includes a glossary of frequently used terms in the area of EHR Contains numerous diagrams and illustrations to facilitate comprehension Discusses security and reliability of data
HIPAA is very complex. So are the privacy and security initiatives that must occur to reach and maintain HIPAA compliance. Organizations need a quick, concise reference in order to meet HIPAA requirements and maintain ongoing compliance. The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance is a one-stop resource for real-world HIPAA privacy and security advice that you can immediately apply to your organization's unique situation. This how-to reference explains what HIPAA is about, what it requires, and what you can do to achieve and maintain compliance. It describes the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and compliance tasks in easy-to-understand language, focusing not on technical jargon, but on what you need to do to meet requirements. IT managers, CIOs, consultants, security professionals, office managers, physicians and anyone else preparing an organization for HIPAA will receive expert guidance on requirements and other commonly-discussed topics. Everyone will be affected by HIPAA; this book enables you to determine how HIPAA will impact you regardless of whether your business or organization is a HIPAA Covered Entity.
Operational, tested information security and privacy practices for the healthcare environment Written by an expert in the field with multiple industry certifications, this definitive resource fully addresses information security and privacy considerations and their implications within the business of patient care. The book begins with an overview of the organization, financing, and delivery of healthcare and discusses technology, terminology, and data management principles. The topic coverage continues across all aspects of information security and privacy, with a special emphasis on real-life scenarios in clinical practices and business operations in healthcare. Learn best practices for healthcare information security and privacy with detailed coverage of essential topics such as information governance, roles and occupations, risk assessment and management, incident response, patient rights, and cybersecurity. Written for a global audience, this comprehensive guide addresses U.S. laws and regulations as well as those within the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Healthcare Information Security and Privacy covers: Healthcare organizations and industry Regulatory environment Risk-based decision making Notifications of security and privacy events Patient rights and healthcare responsibilities Anatomy of a cyber attack Protecting digital health information Privacy and security impact on healthcare information technology Information governance Risk assessment and management
A Proven, Integrated Healthcare Information Technology Management Solution Co-written by a certified Project Management Professional and an M.D., Project Management for Healthcare Information Technology presents an effective methodology that encompasses standards and best practices from project management, information technology management, and change management for a streamlined transition to digital medicine. Each management discipline is examined in detail and defined as a set of knowledge areas. The book then describes the core processes that take place within each knowledge area in the initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing stages of a project. Real-world examples from healthcare information technology project leaders identify how the integrated approach presented in this book leads to successful project implementations. Coverage Includes: Integrating project, information technology, and change management methodologies PMBOK Guide process groups--initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing Project management knowledge areas--integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communication, risk, and procurement management IT management knowledge areas--user requirements, infrastructure, conversion, software configuration, workflow, security, interface, testing, cutover, and support management Change management knowledge areas--realization, sponsorship, transformation, training, and optimization management
The quick and easy way to master healthcare technology and use your knowledge in real-world situations If you're looking for a fun, fast review that boils healthcare informatics down to its most essential, must-know points, your search ends here! Healthcare Informatics Demystified is a complete yet concise overview of today's healthcare information technology. This guide introduces you to topics such as computer physician order entry (CPOE), electronic medication administration records (eMARs), decision support systems, and more. You will learn how to maintain electronic medical records (EMRs), use telemedicine to coordinate healthcare management, and safeguard a patient's privacy during treatment. Studying is easy and effective with key objectives, important terms, brief overviews, tables and diagrams, and NCLEX-style questions throughout the book. At the end is a comprehensive final exam that covers all the content found in Healthcare Informatics Demystified. This fast and easy guide features: Clear learning objectives and key terms to keep you on track A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work Chapter review questions and final exam at the end of the book Topics presented in a build-on-whatyou- learn approach Glossary of key terms Simple enough for a student but comprehensive enough for a professional, Healthcare Informatics DeMYSTiFieD is your shortcut to mastering the basics of today’s healthcare technology.
Implementing Information Security in Healthcare: Building a Security Program offers a critical and comprehensive look at healthcare security concerns in an era of powerful computer technology, increased mobility, and complex regulations designed to protect personal information. Featuring perspectives from more than two dozen security experts, the book explores the tools and policies healthcare organizations need to build an effective and compliant security program. Topics include information security frameworks, risk analysis, senior management oversight and involvement, regulations, security policy development, access control, network security, encryption, mobile device management, disaster recovery, and more. Information security is a concept that has never been more important to healthcare as it is today. Special features include appendices outlining potential impacts of security objectives, technical security features by regulatory bodies (FISMA, HIPAA, PCI DSS and ISO 27000), common technical security features, and a sample risk rating chart.