Health Information - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9781437708875, 9780323291736

Health Information

4th Edition

Management of a Strategic Resource

Authors: Mervat Abdelhak Sara Grostick Mary Alice Hanken
eBook ISBN: 9780323291736
eBook ISBN: 9781437708882
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 8th February 2011
Page Count: 768

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Following the AHIMA standards for education for both two-year HIT programs and four-year HIA programs, Health Information: Management of a Strategic Resource, 4th Edition describes the deployment of information technology and your role as a HIM professional in the development of the electronic health record. It provides clear coverage of health information infrastructure and systems along with health care informatics including technology, applications, and security. Practical applications provide hands-on experience in abstracting and manipulating health information data. From well-known HIM experts Mervat Abdelhak, Sara S. Grostick, and Mary Alice Hanken, this book includes examples from diverse areas of health care delivery such as long-term care, public health, home health care, and ambulatory care. An e-book version makes it even easier to learn to manage and use health data electronically.

Key Features

  • A focus on the electronic health care record helps you learn electronic methods of organizing, maintaining, and abstracting from the patient health care record.
  • Learning features include a chapter outline, key words, common abbreviations, and learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, and references at the end.
  • Unique! Availability in the e-book format helps you in researching, abstracting, and managing data electronically.
  • A study guide on the companion Evolve website includes interactive exercises and cases containing real-life medical records, letting you apply what you've learned from the book and in the classroom.
  • Evolve logos within the textbook connect the material to the Evolve website, tying together the textbook, student study guide and online resources.
  • Well-known and respected authors include Mervat Abdelhak and Mary Alice Hanken, past presidents of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and Sara S. Grostick, a 2007 AHIMA Triumph Award winner for excellence in education.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Foundations of Health Information Management

1. Health Care Systems

2. The Health Informatics and Information Management Profession

Section 2: Health Care Data and Information Systems

3. Health Information Infrastructure and Systems

4. Health Data Concepts

5. Electronic Health Record Systems

6. Classification Systems, Clinical Vocabularies, and Terminology

Section 3: Health Care Informatics

7. Technology, Applications, and Security

8. Information Systems Life Cycle and Project Management

9. Managing Electronic Health Record Systems: Collaboration and Implementation

Section 4: Data Management and Use

10. Statistics and Data Presentation

11. Research and Epidemiology

12. Performance Management and Patient Safety

13. Data Reporting, Interpretation, and Use

14. Privacy and Health Law

Section 5: Management

15. Human Resource Management

16. Operational Management

17. Revenue Cycle and Financial Management


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About the Author

Mervat Abdelhak

Affiliations and Expertise

Department Chair and Associate Professor, Health Information Management, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Sara Grostick

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Health Information Management Program and Associate Professor, Retired, School of Health Related Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Mary Alice Hanken

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Consultant; Senior Lecturer, Health Information Administration Program,School o fPublic Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA