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Information Technology for the Health Professions,9780132897648

Information Technology for the Health Professions

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Edition: 4th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 6/29/2012
Publisher(s): Pearson

Summary

Now significantly expanded and fully updated, IN FORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 4/e is the ideal information technology primer for readers working in any healthcare field, including allied health, nursing, medical/dental/pharmaceutical assisting, or medical administration. It fully addresses each key issue in contemporary healthcare IT, including the accelerating migration towards electronic health records. New coverage includes: smartphones, tablets, and their healthcare applications; the role of healthcare reform in promoting health IT; EHR meaningful use criteria; new practice management scheduling software; the growth of telemedicine; new problems in public health; interventional radiology; surgery-related nanotechnology; information-related biotech and pharmaceutical trends; expanded applications in psychiatry and rehabilitation; genetic privacy; and much more.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Information Technology—Hardware, Software, and Telecommunications

2. Medical Informatics: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, HITECH, and The Health Information Technology Decade

3. An Introduction to the Administrative Applications of Computers: Practice Management: Scheduling and Accounting

4. Telemedicine

5. Information Technology in Public Health

6. Information Technology in Radiology

7. Information Technology in Surgery—the Cutting Edge

8. Information Technology in Pharmacy

9. Information Technology in Dentistry

10. Informational Resources: Computer-Assisted Instruction, Expert Systems, Health Information Online

11. Information Technology in Rehabilitative Therapies: Computerized Medical Devices, Assistive Technology, and Prosthetic Devices

12. Security and Privacy in an Electronic Age

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