Now significantly expanded and fully updated, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 4/e is the ideal information technology primer for readers working in any healthcare field, including allied health, nursing, medical/dental/pharmaceutical assisting, or medical administration. It fully addresses each key issue in contemporary healthcare IT, including the accelerating migration towards electronic health records. New coverage includes: smartphones, tablets, and their healthcare applications; the role of healthcare reform in promoting health IT; EHR meaningful use criteria; new practice management scheduling software; the growth of telemedicine; new problems in public health; interventional radiology; surgery-related nanotechnology; information-related biotech and pharmaceutical trends; expanded applications in psychiatry and rehabilitation; genetic privacy; and much more.
1. Introduction to Information Technology-Hardware, Software, and Telecommunications 2. Medical Informatics: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, HITECH, and The Health Information Technology Decade 3. An Introduction to the Administrative Applications of Computers: Practice Management: Scheduling and Accounting 4. Telemedicine 5. Information Technology in Public Health 6. Information Technology in Radiology 7. Information Technology in Surgery-the Cutting Edge 8. Information Technology in Pharmacy 9. Information Technology in Dentistry 10. Informational Resources: Computer-Assisted Instruction, Expert Systems, Health Information Online 11. Information Technology in Rehabilitative Therapies: Computerized Medical Devices, Assistive Technology, and Prosthetic Devices 12. Security and Privacy in an Electronic Age