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ISBN-13: 978-0131592674 ISBN-10: 013159267X Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 1st edition (January 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013159267X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131592674
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,814 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

 

Features include:

·        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

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.


More About the Author

Richard Gartee is a poet, author and novelist. His poems have been published in literary magazines, chap books and five anthologies of his works. His first novel, Lancelot's Grail, was published in 2013. He is a full-time author and has written seven college textbooks (and multiple editions.)

Lancelot's Grail explores self-awareness and enlightenment in an Arthurian-age story of two siblings' journey to enlightenment after they discover Sir Lancelot living as a hermit and uncover his knowledge of the Holy Grail. Richard is a member of Writers Alliance of Gainesville and Florida Writers Association.

He says:
"I started out in creative writing, but then spent 20 years in the design, development, and implementation of the preeminent medical practice management and electronic health records systems. During that period of my life I wrote a college textbook which became a national bestseller in its field. I left the software company, wrote more textbooks, and became a fulltime author. Between textbooks I turned my attention back to my creative writing origins. I began working on stage plays and then on Lancelot's Grail. I am currently writing my next novel and three more textbooks."

Allen Wenner, M.D., leading Electronic Health Record expert says about Richard:
"Richard Gartee has decades of experience in the field as a teacher. In addition, he has the unique insight of having been part of the development of the industry itself."

His qualifications as subject matter expert include his participation in many of the professional organizations and national standards groups responsible for the evolution of Health Information Technology and Electronic Health Records:
-American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
-Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
-American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X12n committee for development of electronic claims standards
-Health Level Seven (HL7) committee for development of claims attachment standards
-Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) task force for development of electronic remittance guidelines
-A faculty member/speaker at the Medical Records Institute international Electronic Health Records Conference (TEPR) for 12 years.

Customer Reviews

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By X on June 15, 2013
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For the students who are doing the Health IT program at UT. I will be honest and say I didn't read a single page out of this book and you DO NOT need it for the program. Save some money!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By john sepcoski on November 12, 2013
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This book is out of date. I am an instructor for a well-known Business School that forced the use of this book. It is copyright 2011 but references statistics from 1999 that forecast 2010 expectations. I have been in the health care IT industry for over 27 years and have seen what this book discusses come and go! I correct at least 5 slides for every chapter to bring the material up to date. The book does not cover what is important in the real world of HIT. The author devotes less than a page to major topics and goes on and on topics that are no longer relevant. It may be a good history book for the "Medical Records" department, but as for a text book for college students that want to be up to date in the field upon graduation, it does not even deserve the star I gave it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew G. Rennie on March 15, 2012
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This book is horrible. If you are under the age of 20, skip buying this alltogether and just borrow a friends in class. It's just a bunch of common sense stuff about how computers work with a small amount about health care.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cookie on September 19, 2013
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Purchased this book for a class. At the end of each chapter the questions are easy to answer since the material is presented in an easy to understand format. So far, the grades on my quizzes reflect the ease of use of the material.
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By mary on July 5, 2014
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Wrinkle not what I expect.
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By Red on June 7, 2014
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The book is very comprehensive, well written, and covers the entire spectrum of IT relating to Healthcare.
Would recommend this book to everyone who is serious about the role of IT in the Healthcare field.
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By Milton LOpez on May 18, 2014
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I was supposed to get a brand new book and I got an used one. In addition, it stinks , I had to use disinfectant to get rid off of the bad odor.
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By fozcat21 on April 6, 2013
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The book is very easy to read but somewhat outdated. Bought it for a class. O. O o o u
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