Fresh healthcare reform and its provisions have pushed health information technology (HIT) into the forefront. Higher life expectancies, lower costs, fewer medical errors, and improved transparency are all possible through HIT.
Taking an integrated approach, Impact of Healthcare Informatics on Quality of Patient Care and Health Services (PDF) explores the various types of organizations, including nonprofit hospitals, community health centers, for-profit hospitals, and government hospitals. By doing so, it offers you with a comparative perspective of how different organizations adapt and use the technology.
The first part of the ebook includes the basics of HIT. It describes the significant changes that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) will bring about for stakeholders. This section contains coverage of key organizational cultural factors, a cost-benefit analysis of electronic medical records (EMRs), management changes that will result from HIT, hospital financing changes that may take effect, and the various organizational behavior changes stimulated by HIT.
The second part of the ebook emphasizes the broader community: the patient, government, the physician, and how HIT will affect each. These chapters include quality of care and cost impacts on the patient from HIT, medical malpractice lawsuits involving the use of HIT, physician perceptions of HIT, changes for patients of varying socioeconomic statuses, bioterrorism, and use of EMRs. The ebook also includes a discussion about mobile health, and how a quickly growing mobile health generation is altering the face of healthcare as we know it.
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