Foundations of Health Information Management - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780323636742, 9780323674966

Foundations of Health Information Management

5th Edition

Author: Nadinia Davis
eBook ISBN: 9780323674966
Paperback ISBN: 9780323636742
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 23rd October 2019
Page Count: 512

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Foundations of Health Information Management, 5th Edition is an absolute must for any student beginning a career in HIM. By focusing on healthcare delivery systems, electronic health records, and the processing, maintenance, and analysis of health information, this engaging, easy-to-understand text presents a realistic and practical view of technology and trends in healthcare. It readies you for the role of a Registered Health Information Technician, who not only maintains and secures accurate health documentation, but serves as a healthcare analyst who translates data into useful, quality information that can control costs and further research. The fifth edition follows the CAHIIM 2018 HIM Associate Degree curriculum competencies, preparing you for the RHIT credentialing exam. EHR samples, practice exercises, and new Bloom’s-level Competency Milestone features help ensure mastery of all competencies.

Key Features

  • Clear writing style and easy reading level make reading and studying more time-efficient, and are ideal for 2-year associate degree HIM programs and career schools.
  • Chapter learning objectives are tied to the CAHIIM curriculum competencies to allow instructors to teach to the test ― and prepare you for success on the credentialing exam.
  • Professional Profile boxes highlight key HIM professionals within chapter discussions.
  • SimChart and SimChart for the Medical Office EHR samples demonstrate electronic medical records in use.
  • Career Tip boxes instruct you on a course of study and work experience required for the position.
  • Chapter summaries and reviews allow for easy review of each chapter’s main concepts.
  • Full-color design and illustrations make content more appealing and easier to learn.
  • Competency Check-In exercises at the end of every main section in each chapter encourage you to review and apply key concepts.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Environment of Healthcare
1. The Health Care Industry
2. Collecting and Storing Health Care Data
Unit 2: Content, Structure, and Processing of Health Information
3. Sources of Data
4. Data Quality and Management
Unit 3: Use and Analysis of Data
5. Code Sets
6. Financial Management
7. Statistics and Data Analytics
Unit 4: Administration and Operations
8. Confidentiality and Compliance
9. Supervision and Training
10. Performance Improvement and Project Management


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About the Author

Nadinia Davis

Nadinia Davis has over 18 years of full-time teaching experience, encompassing both the associate and baccalaureate HIM levels. She has held program director–level positions in two associate programs, both of which she successfully led to timely accreditation. Nadinia has worked in a variety of capacities, including consultant coding, HIM department management, and revenue cycle director. Nadinia has volunteered for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), including a term on the board of directors. The first edition of FHIM published in 2001 and won the AHIMA Legacy award. She has also written a reimbursement text for AHIMA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Program Coordinator, Health Information Management and Medical Coding Studies, Delaware Technical Community College, Wilmington, Delaware