Based on extensive experience in the field, this book will introduce readers to the principles and practices of Health Information Management through understanding of Health Information Technology and its application today. Topics covered in the book are based on the core competencies defined by AHIMA as well as HIPAA regulations and JACHO recommendations. To prepare for twenty-first century healthcare occupations, the reader needs to understand the connectivity and applications that make up Health Information Systems of today. The book will provide readers with a thorough understanding of both the terminology of Health Information Technology and the practical use of Information Systems in actual medical facilities. Ample illustrations make it easy to visualize workflow scenarios and technical concepts. Photographs of healthcare providers using various HIT systems and medical devices make it easy to see the practical applicability in a medical office.
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About the Author Richard Gartee is the author of four college textbooks on health information technology, computerized medical systems, managed care, and electronic health records. Prior to becoming a full time author and consultant, Richard spent 20 years in the design, development and implementation of leading medical practice and electronic health records systems. Richard served as Vice-President of Product Development and subsequently as Director of Design Strategy at Medical Manager Research & Development, Inc. He also served as a liaison to other companies in the medical computer industry as well as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, a U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Mission and various universities. Richard is a current or past member of many of the professional organizations and national standards groups recommended in this book: w American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) w Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) w American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X-12n committee for development of electronic claims standards w Health Level Seven (HL7) committee for development of claims attachment standards w Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) taskforce for development of electronic remittance guidelines w A faculty member/speaker at the Medical Records Institute international Electronic Health Records conference (TEPR) for twelve years.