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Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management, 2nd Edition by John P. Glaser, Frances W. Lee, Karen A. Wager

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CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE INFORMATION

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

• To be able to compare and contrast the various definitions of health care information.
• To be able to describe the major types of health care information (internal and external) that are captured or used or both in health care organizations.
• To be able to cite specific examples of the major types of health care information.
• To be able to understand the content and uses of patient records.
• To be able to follow a patient’s or client’s health information throughout a typical encounter or process. Although it may seem self-evident, it is worth stating: health care information is the reason we need health care information systems. No study of information ...

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