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Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management [Paperback]

Karen A. Wager , Frances W. Lee , John P. Glaser
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June 2, 2009 0470387807 978-0470387801 2
The Best Selling Text in the Field

Updated for the New Era of Health Care IT

"This is the most comprehensive and authoritative book available for the field today."
—Mark L. Diana, PhD, assistant professor and MHA program director, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University

"With health care information technology now in the national policy spotlight, this book should be required reading for every health care administrator and student."
—Mark Leavitt, MD, PhD, chairman, Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology

"The book provides an excellent overview of foundational principles and practical strategies—a valuable reference for health administration and health informatics students and professionals."
—Eta S. Berner, EdD, professor, Department of Health Services Administration, University of Alabama, Birmingham

"The authors skillfully provide the tools necessary to facilitate movement from a paper-based to an electronic health record environment while championing the importance of managing in such an environment."
— Melanie S. Brodnik, PhD, director and associate professor, School of Allied Medical Professions, Ohio State University

"Deploying health care information technology today is like navigating whitewater in the midst of a raging storm. Leveraging investments while introducing significant change is no easy task. It requires focused attention, a spirit of collaboration, and a willingness to learn from others. This book is written for the IT leader who is willing to tackle these challenges."
—Stephanie Reel, CIO and vice provost for Information Technologies, Johns Hopkins University


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About the Author

Karen A. Wager, DBA, is executive director of student affairs and associate professor, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina.

Frances Wickham Lee, DBA, is director of instructional operations for the Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety Center and associate professor, College of Health Professions and College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina.

John P. Glaser, PhD, is vice president and chief information officer, Partners HealthCare, Boston, Massachusetts.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 2 edition (June 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470387807
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470387801
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this book to help me transition into an executive position in healthcare IT management. I have 15 years total of deep backend UNIX, networking, database, and SOA experience. The last 5 years have been in IT leadership. My main goal for this (very expensive) book was to get an understanding of IT healthcare specific protocols and HIPPA IT compliance standards.

If you are in the same situation as me, then you will find 50% of this book useful. Chapters 1-3 and 9-10 deliver the information required for a seasoned IT veteran to make the "jump" to healthcare IT. All the other chapters cover executive level IT material at a very elementary level. Even though this material is healthcare related, it is all the very basics of creating business requirements, acquiring systems, and building out sustainable architectures (all "theory" discussions with no practical "bit level" concepts). One of the chapters is a review of basic computing principles (like TCP/IP stack and RDBMS definitions). If you have been in IT leadership before, this is nothing new and stuff you have learned through the school of hard knocks. For those of you who are studying for an entry level IT management position with ZERO technical experience, this is a great "book learning" book to protect you from sounding stupid in meetings.

Overall, the book accomplished the mission. Given that there is sparse material on the subject, it was worth the investment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Outdated July 1, 2013
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While the text has some erudite points about the meaning and purpose of medical records, it is out of date and never mentions the VA medical system which has completely automated, integrated medical records for all of its facilities. Like all IT matters, this subject needs to be updated continually and clearly hasn't been.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative December 25, 2012
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This book is very informative and provides a detailed explanation of internet technology as it applies to a healthcare setting. It is very basic so non-technical managers can benefit the most but if you have any experience in IT, this one will be pretty much a review. If you are new to IT, this is a great place to start.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book and fast delivery February 13, 2011
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I brought this book for a class I am taking, but this is one book that will definitely stay in my library. Great information and very useful.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good and informative book October 13, 2010
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This book is very informative and good for a person trying to get a career in health care informatics industry.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very good but only for the US December 1, 2009
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It is complete vision of health care. Very good in the funcional point of view, I only missed some technology trends and european specificities.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for beginners March 1, 2014
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Good book, but lacks depth in the field. Recommend to healthcare professionals who need to wish to participate in IT projects in healthcare field. Also might be useful for students for the relevant topic.

But for Healthcare IT workers this book contains too basic information.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Introduction. November 30, 2013
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This book was a 2 sided coin. i hated the subject matter and had absolutely no interest in the material, but the way it was presented was informative and gives the reader a solid overall understanding of how things work in the healthcare information systems world.

It's easy to understand.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book on health informatics
I liked this book. I bought this book for my final Masters class at the University of Maryland. It is a very comprehensive book and very interesting.
Published 7 months ago by Jennifer Freese
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
I needed this book for school because I prefer reading the actual book over reading it online. It was a quick shipment and came exactly as the description stated.
Published 8 months ago by Dana
5.0 out of 5 stars great condition
great show..fun and entertaining......you always want to know how it ends ..great acting and direction..quite convincing plot with great locations and scenery.
Published 10 months ago by Guillermo A. Renderos
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference book
Textbook. Easy reference written by the leaders in Nursing Informatics. The how to move the art of nursing into the technology age.
Published 11 months ago by Serenity8
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor digital representation of marginal content
The most useful information in the book appears in tables which are presented as bitmap images too small to read. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Richard
3.0 out of 5 stars Very informative but also so boring it will put you to sleep
This book is one I bought for a Health Informatics graduate class. I think this book is more boring than my Organic Chemistry textbooks! Read more
Published 12 months ago by ValtheRed
5.0 out of 5 stars great price
This text book was required reading for a class. I can't say that I would have bought it if I didn't have to but I am glad to save the money
Published 13 months ago by Virginia Cashman
3.0 out of 5 stars Healthcare Information Systems
This book is easy to read however I think that there should be an online component in order to provide a better view of the charts and graphics.
Published 15 months ago by Dana Vojtko
5.0 out of 5 stars Health Care Information Systems
It was challenging putting this text down. Another great and useful text, highly recommended.I will definitely be using this book after my course of study has ended.
Published 18 months ago by Ingrid Allan
3.0 out of 5 stars It's Okay
The person I bought it for said it was just fine. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Published 18 months ago by Clinton Nawrocki
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