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Dictionary of Health Information Technology and Security 1st Edition
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This is a handy, word-packed reference book with health information technology terminology of the past, present, and future. The paperback book is small and compact in size but amazingly full of words, abbreviations, and even names of leaders in the health information technology industry. While any book like this will require updating on a periodic basis, many of the terms will remain relevant for a good period of time. I found the dictionary very useful and recommend it as a good addition to the reference shelf in the office or library.
--Doody's Book Review
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- Publisher : Springer Publishing Company; 1st edition (April 30, 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 448 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0826149952
- ISBN-13 : 978-0826149954
- Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.25 x 7.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,529,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #446 in Medical Dictionaries
- #762 in Medical Informatics (Books)
- #1,071 in Medical Dictionaries & Terminology (Books)
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A simple query that demands a cogent answer!
There is a myth that all stakeholders in the healthcare space understand the meaning of basic information technology jargon. In truth, the vernacular of contemporary medical information systems is unique, and often misused or misunderstood. It is sometimes altogether confounding. Terms such as, "RSS", "DRAM", "ROM", "USB", "PDA", and "DNS" are common acronyms, but is their functionality truly understood?
Computer technology and online security is also changing, and with its rapid growth comes an internal "lingo" that demands still more attention from the healthcare sector. Legislation, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, the Wired for Health Care Quality Act (WHCQA) of the Senate in 2005, the Health Information Technology Promotion Act (HITPA) of the House in 2006, and the National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI) of 2007 has brought a plethora of new phrases like "electronic data interchange," "EDI translator," "ANSI X-12" and "X12 277 Claim Status Notification Transactions" etc., to the profession. Hence, healthcare informatics is now being taught in medical, dental, graduate and business schools as its importance is finally recognized.
Moreover, an emerging national Heath Information Technology (HIT) architecture; in the guise of terms, definitions, acronyms, abbreviations and standards; often puts the non-expert medical, nursing, public policy administrator or paraprofessional in a position of maximum uncertainty and minimum productivity. Unfortunately, this opinion stems from the under appreciation of HIT as a prima-fascia resource that needs to be managed by others. The Dictionary of Health Information Technology and Security will therefore help define, clarify and explain.
So too, embryonic corporate positions like Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) or Chief Medical Technology Officer (CMTO) continue to grow as hospitals, clinics and health systems become more committed to IT projects that demand technology savvy physician-executives. Many medical errors can be prevented, and guesswork eliminated when the Dictionary of Health Information Technology and Security is used by informed cognoscenti as well as the masses. The work contains more than 10,000 entries and code-names, with extensive bibliographic references that increase its utility as a useful tool and illustrated compendium.
Of course, authoritative linguistic sources like the Dictionary serve a vast niche. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and e-prescribing has languished, and more than nine in ten hospitals have not yet implemented Computerized Physician Order Entry systems (CPOEs)*. And, HIT lags far behind other sectors in ease-of-use. As an educator, my task is to help students, late-adopters and adult-learners understand key medical information concepts. This daunting task is aided by the Dictionary as my charges use it, become more conscientious in their studies, and recognize its value as a tool for virtually every healthcare worker.
My suggestion is to use the Dictionary of Health Information Technology and Security frequently. You will refer to it daily.
Richard J. Mata; MD, MS, MS-CIS
Certified Medical Planner© (Hon)
Chief Medical Information Officer [CMIO]
Ricktelmed Information Systems
Assistant Professor Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas
By bringing together more than 10,000 computer definitions, network terms and internet healthcare acronyms, including HIPAA, HL7 connectivity and MSFT-Windows Vista for Healthcare; the "Dictionary of Health Information Technology and Security" offers a wealth of information that will help you understand something about EMRs, EHRs, CPOESs and the health related IT lingo and online security terms in use today.
The references, bibliography list and resources section was extensive and impressive. The editors really did their homework in aggregating this compendium which is the largest I have ever seen. I particularly enjoyed the "slang terms", as well as reading about the "movers and shaker's" of the industry.
For example, I was astounded to note that the early computer and software pioneer Edward Roberts of MITS and Microsoft fame (well, almost) is now a practicing physician.
I highly recommend this work which goes a long way in helping to establish a standard lexicon for this "red-hot" industry, and have the prior two related texts in the series: the "Dictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care" and the "Dictionary of Health Economics and Finance".
According to the editor's website: HealthDictionarySeries.com, there may be a fourth work on health policy and administration in-the-making. I will be sure to add it to my library and reference it often. I may even make a contribution, as I understand it is a wiki-like and peer-reviewed collaborative effort, for all to enjoy and participate.
Cecelia Teresa Perez, RN