Health Information Technology Basics: A Concise Guide to Principles and Practice

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Oct 7, 2009 - Business & Economics - 180 pages
Health Information Technology Basics gives your students an introduction to the fundamental concepts of the health information technology profession. Perfect for introductory courses where core material in the health information profession is being introduced, this book is written for associate degree level HIT programs at technical, community, or career colleges.

The text begins with an introduction to the U.S. health care system and explores career opportunities within the health information profession. The health record is dissected and its many components are carefully reviewed. The book also examines various formats of the medical record and analyzes the advantage and disadvantages of the EHR. Finally, the text covers medical terminologies and classification systems and outlines the basics of reimbursement systems.


Each chapter begins with learning objectives and key terms to give the reader a synopsis of what he/she should expect to learn.
Additional resources are listed at the end of each chapter for further exploration of the information covered in the chapter.
A glossary is included for quick reference of main terms presented throughout the text.
An accompanying Instructor's Manual provides review exercises which recap the important points as well as lab assignments that allow students to apply the information in a practical setting.

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CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery Systems
CHAPTER 2 Acute Care Facilities
CHAPTER 3 The Health Information Technology Profession
CHAPTER 4 The Health Record
CHAPTER 5 Medical Terminologies and Classification Systems
CHAPTER 6 Reimbursement Methodologies
Glossary of Main Terms
APPENDIX A American Health Information Management Association Codes of Ethical Conduct
APPENDIX B The American Academy of Professional Coders Medical Coding Code of Ethics
APPENDIX C Sample Health Information Management Job Descriptions

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Program Director, Health Information Technology, Griffin Technical College, Griffin, Georgia

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