From the Back Cover
Health Information Technology and Management
by Richard Gartee
We live in a century when the flow of information increases with every leap in technology. This book introduces students to the fundamentals of the health care delivery system, health information management, and health information systems based on the core competencies of what students need to know.
Developed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the history, theory, and potential benefits of health information management systems, this text helps students understand the connectivity and applications that make up the health information systems of today and of tomorrow.
· Real Life Stories written by professionals working in health information technology and management
· Critical Thinking Exercises challenge students to learn by doing
· Comprehensive Evaluations at the end of each unit test student retention
· Study Questions help the reader to understand the material and ensure comprehension
· Key terms, the Glossary, and Margin Notes familiarize students with terminology and buzzwords common in computers and medicine
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.