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.
Healthcare IT is the growth industry right now, and the need for guidance in regard to privacy and security is huge. Why? With new federal incentives and penalties tied to the HITECH Act, HIPAA, and the implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, medical practices and healthcare systems are implementing new software at breakneck speed. Yet privacy and security considerations are often an afterthought, putting healthcare organizations at risk of fines and damage to their reputations. Healthcare Information Privacy and Security: Regulatory Compliance and Data Security in the Age of Electronic Health Records outlines the new regulatory regime, and it also provides IT professionals with the processes and protocols, standards, and governance tools they need to maintain a secure and legal environment for data and records. It’s a concrete resource that will help you understand the issues affecting the law and regulatory compliance, privacy, and security in the enterprise. As healthcare IT security expert Bernard Peter Robichau II shows, the success of a privacy and security initiative lies not just in proper planning but also in identifying who will own the implementation and maintain technologies and processes. From executive sponsors to system analysts and administrators, a properly designed security program requires that that the right people are assigned to the right tasks and have the tools they need. Robichau explains how to design and implement that program with an eye toward long-term success. Putting processes and systems in place is, of course, only the start. Robichau also shows how to manage your security program and maintain operational support including ongoing maintenance and policy updates. (Because regulations never sleep!) This book will help you devise solutions that include: Identity and access management systems Proper application design Physical and environmental safeguards Systemwide and client-based security configurations Safeguards for patient data Training and auditing procedures Governance and policy administration Healthcare Information Privacy and Security is the definitive guide to help you through the process of maintaining privacy and security in the healthcare industry. It will help you keep health information safe, and it will help keep your organization—whether local clinic or major hospital system—on the right side of the law.
Secure and protect sensitive personal patient healthcare information Written by a healthcare information security and privacy expert, this definitive resource fully addresses security and privacy controls for patient healthcare information. Healthcare Information Security and Privacy introduces you to the realm of healthcare and patient health records with a complete overview of healthcare organization, technology, data, occupations, roles, and third parties. Learn best practices for healthcare information security and privacy with coverage of information governance, risk assessment and management, and incident response. Written for a global audience, this comprehensive guide covers U.S. laws and regulations as well as those within the European Union, Switzerland, and Canada. Healthcare Information and Security and Privacy covers: Healthcare industry Regulatory environment Privacy and security in healthcare Information governance Risk assessment and management
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.
HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioners (HCISPPSM) are the frontline defense for protecting patient information. These are the practitioners whose foundational knowledge and experience unite healthcare information security and privacy best practices and techniques under one credential to protect organizations and sensitive patient data against emerging threats and breaches. The Official (ISC)2® Guide to the HCISPPSM CBK® is a comprehensive resource that provides an in-depth look at the six domains of the HCISPP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). This guide covers the diversity of the healthcare industry, the types of technologies and information flows that require various levels of protection, and the exchange of healthcare information within the industry, including relevant regulatory, compliance, and legal requirements. Numerous illustrated examples and tables are included that illustrate key concepts, frameworks, and real-life scenarios. Endorsed by the (ISC)2 and compiled and reviewed by HCISPPs and (ISC)2 members, this book brings together a global and thorough perspective on healthcare information security and privacy. Utilize this book as your fundamental study tool in preparation for the HCISPP certification exam.
Health Informatics (HI) focuses on the application of Information Technology (IT) to the field of medicine to improve individual and population healthcare delivery, education and research. This extensively updated fifth edition reflects the current knowledge in Health Informatics and provides learning objectives, key points, case studies and references.
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 bestselling guide to the field, updated with a new, more relevant perspective Health Care Information Systems is the gold-standard textbook for the field, providing in-depth coverage of real-world health information management. Merging general concepts with practical detail, this book provides students with a highly transferable skill set that transitions seamlessly into practice. This new fourth edition has been completely reworked to reflect the health care system's evolving needs, providing a big-picture health system perspective on information systems throughout the continuum of care. Coverage of new and emerging technologies and population health management offers engaging discussion of current shifts in the health care industry, and case studies have been updated and expanded to provide additional illustration of important concepts. Recent years have brought significant changes to the health care industry, and information management is becoming an increasingly critical part of managing health and healthcare; this book provides essential guidance toward all aspects of the field. Learn how information systems are used across the health care continuum Discover the role of IT in managing health, patient engagement, and care management Explore the latest technologies that facilitate the management of sensitive information Delve into increasing trends, such as population health management Health care reform, accountable care, and an increasingly global focus has turned the health care data stream into a deluge. Information systems are becoming increasingly powerful, but they are of little use unless backed by practitioners with a deep understanding of both information management and the health care system. Health Care Information Systems equips future health care managers to serve the needs of any health care organization.
Is your consulting practice ready to serve the needs of the new healthcare organizations? As Emerging Healthcare Organizations (EHOs) rapidly replace traditional ways of delivering healthcare, accountants and other consultants to healthcare providers will face greater demands—and potentially reap greater rewards—than ever before. In A Guide to Consulting Services for Emerging Healthcare Organizations, healthcare consulting expert Robert James Cimasi offers a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the full spectrum of these EHOs and the opportunities they offer consultants and their clients who need to understand them and their unique requirements.
Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide, 7e by Barbara Janson Cohen uses a stepwise approach to learning medical terminology. Part 1 describes how medical terms are built from word parts; Part 2 introduces body structures, diseases, and treatments; and Part 3 describes each body system. Individual chapters also build on knowledge in stages: the Key Terms sections list the terms most commonly used; more specialized terms are included in a later section entitled “Supplementary Terms.” The current edition includes a robust student ancillary package delivered under the PASSport to Success brand, with assessment exercises, chapter quizzes, and searchable text online, and a complete suite of instructor resources. The addition of PrepU as a packaging option provides a powerful value to students - the online study experience helps them to understand and retain course information and helps instructors to better assess what their students may be struggling with.
Enterprise Cybersecurity empowers organizations of all sizes to defend themselves with next-generation cybersecurity programs against the escalating threat of modern targeted cyberattacks. This book presents a comprehensive framework for managing all aspects of an enterprise cybersecurity program. It enables an enterprise to architect, design, implement, and operate a coherent cybersecurity program that is seamlessly coordinated with policy, programmatics, IT life cycle, and assessment. Fail-safe cyberdefense is a pipe dream. Given sufficient time, an intelligent attacker can eventually defeat defensive measures protecting an enterprise’s computer systems and IT networks. To prevail, an enterprise cybersecurity program must manage risk by detecting attacks early enough and delaying them long enough that the defenders have time to respond effectively. Enterprise Cybersecurity shows players at all levels of responsibility how to unify their organization’s people, budgets, technologies, and processes into a cost-efficient cybersecurity program capable of countering advanced cyberattacks and containing damage in the event of a breach. The authors of Enterprise Cybersecurity explain at both strategic and tactical levels how to accomplish the mission of leading, designing, deploying, operating, managing, and supporting cybersecurity capabilities in an enterprise environment. The authors are recognized experts and thought leaders in this rapidly evolving field, drawing on decades of collective experience in cybersecurity and IT. In capacities ranging from executive strategist to systems architect to cybercombatant, Scott E. Donaldson, Stanley G. Siegel, Chris K. Williams, and Abdul Aslam have fought on the front lines of cybersecurity against advanced persistent threats to government, military, and business entities.
This is a book for healthcare professionals who don't come from a technical background but the changing landscape has put them face to face with HL7 and the world of healthcare IT. If you want to understand HL7 and build up a working knowledge of the topic but don't have the time, then this book is for you. It is an easy read that you will have no problem fitting in your commute time or while waiting at the airport. We are going to demystify this topic!
The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace and undergoing some of its most significant changes as the use of electronic health records increase. Designed for technologists or medical practitioners seeking to gain entry into the field of healthcare information systems, INTRODUCTION TO HEALHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY teaches the fundamentals of healthcare IT (HIT) by using the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician (HIT-001) exam objectives as the framework. It takes an in-depth and comprehensive view of HIT by examining healthcare regulatory requirements, the functions of a healthcare organization and its medical business operations in addition to IT hardware, software, networking, and security. INTRODUCTION TO HEALHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY is a valuable resource for those who want to learn about HIT and who desire to enter this growing field by providing the foundation that will help prepare for the CompTIA HIT certificate exam. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.