The Strategic Application of Information Technology in Health Care Organizations
This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of The Strategic Application of Information Technology in Health Care Organizations offers health care executives and managers a balanced analysis of health care information systems. Written by John Glaser-a renowned expert in the field of health care information technology-this important resource shows health care professionals how to use IT to reduce costs, respond to the demands of managed care, develop a continuum of care, and manage and improve the quality of service to patients, payers, and physicians.
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