This book is designed to meet the needs of students at the beginning of their course of study in health information technology – both as a work-based task-oriented function and as a part of a larger profession of health information management. Individuals who wish to acquire basic knowledge of health information technology and how it fits into the health care arena will find this text useful.
- Workbook exercises in the book help you review and apply key concepts immediately after you’ve studied the core topics.
- Clear writing style and easy reading level makes reading and studying more time-efficient.
- Chapter learning objectives help you prepare for the credentialing exam by corresponding to the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) domains and subdomains of the Health Information Technology (HIT) curriculum.
- A separate Confidentiality and Compliance chapter covers HIPAA privacy regulations.
- Job descriptions in every chapter offer a broad view of the field and show career options following graduation and certification.
- Student resources on the Evolve companion website include sample paper forms and provide an interactive learning environment.
New To This Edition:
- NEW! Full-color illustrations aid comprehension and help you visualize concepts.
- UPDATED information accurately depicts today’s technology, including records processing in the EHR and hybrid environments, digital storage concerns, information systems implementation, and security issues, including HITECH’s impact on HIPAA regulations.
- NEW! Glossary terms and definitions plus acronyms/abbreviations in the marginsprovide easy access to definitions of key vocabulary and confusing abbreviations.
- NEW! Go Tos in the margins cross-reference the textbook by specific chapters.
- NEW Coding boxes in the margins provide examples of common code sets.
- Over 100 NEW vocabulary terms and definitions ensure that the material is current and comprehensive.
- NEW Patient Care Perspective and Career Tips at the end of chapters include examples of important HIM activities in patient care and customer service.
Table of Contents:
1. Healthcare Delivery Systems
2. Collecting Healthcare Data
3. Electronic Health Records
4. Acute Care Hospital Records
5. Health Information Processing
6. Code Sets
8. Specialty Settings
9. Managing Health Records
11. Quality and Uses of Health Information
12. Confidentiality and Compliance
13. HIM Department Management
14. Training and Development
Appendix A: Sample Paper Records
Appendix B: Sample Electronic Health Records
EHR Implementation RFP Checklist
Appendix C: Minimum Data Set
Appendix D: Using Microsoft Excel to Perform Calculations
By Nadinia A. Davis, MBA, CIA, CPA, RHIA, Assistant Professor, Health Information Management, Kean University, Union, NJ and Melissa LaCour, RHIA, Program Director, Health Information Technology, Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA