Information Technology for the Health Professions (2nd Edition)

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9780131175921: Information Technology for the Health Professions (2nd Edition)

For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Computers in Health Care. Information Technology for the Health Professions provides a brief, general introduction to computer literacy and information technology--at a level appropriate for health care students. This is the only comprehensive survey of the interconnections of information technology (IT) and health care. It is the only up-to-date text that teaches computer literacy AND introduces students to the uses of information technology in health care delivery. It includes discussions of hardware and software, communications and networking, ethical issues, and privacy concerns. In addition, it discusses how IT is transforming every aspect of health care--from administrative applications (such as the electronic medical record), to clinical systems involved in direct patient care, to special-purpose applications (such as simulation software used in the education of health care professionals). The text examines the impact of IT on health care--specifically in the fields of radiology, telemedicine, surgery, medical devices, pharmacy, dentistry, and informational resources.

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Concise, engaging, and up-to-date!!

Information Technology for the Health Professions Second Edition provides a general review of the history, uses, and potential for information technology (IT) across a broad spectrum of health professions. The book discusses how IT is transforming every aspect of health care—from administrative applications, to clinical systems involved in direct patient care.

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  • Discussion of HIPAA and the effects of the USA Patriot Act on medical privacy.
  • Expanded chapter on medical informatics and the administrative uses of computers that familiarizes readers with the computerization of tasks in the medical office, such as the electronic medical record and bucket billing. It also introduces the student to coding systems, insurance and various accounting reports.
  • New chapter on the role of computer technology in dentistry.
  • Supplementary articles from popular sources that pique reader interest and provide unique insight and depth.
  • A complete instructional support package, including tests, lecture slides, and an instructor's manual, is available. Qualified adopters should contact their Prentice Hall sales representative for details.

About the Author:

Lillian Burke, PhD, is a Psychologist and Assistant Director of the Redpath Centre (Toronto, Ontario). She obtained a Doctorate in Clinical and Developmental Psychology from York University (Toronto, Ontario) in 1993. Dr. Burke first specialized in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in the early 1980s, and since then, has continued to work with children and adults who have ASDs and developmental disabilities. In 1994, she began working with children, youth and adults with Asperger Syndrome and other mild forms of ASDs. She has been previously employed by several agencies providing clinical services to individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and the agencies that support them. In her private practice, her primary activity is assessment of and consultation to individuals who have ASDs and in particular, Asperger Syndrome. As well as clinical work, she has carried out research and published extensively on the area of ASDs and developmental disabilities in adults.

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