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Health IT JumpStart: The Best First Step Toward an IT Career in Health Information Technology

Book Description

IT professionals can learn how to launch a career in health information technology

Government regulation is mandating that all physician practices, hospitals, labs, etc. move to electronic health records (EHR) by 2014, which, in turn, will create a demand for IT professionals to help medical facilities make this transition as smooth as possible. This book helps IT professionals make the move into health information technology (HIT) and shows you how EHRs can be securely created, maintained, distributed, and backed up under government regulations.

The author duo is a pair of HIT experts who understand how medical data works and willingly share their expertise with you so that you can best serve this emerging, evolving market. You'll quickly benefit from using this book as your first step to understanding and preparing for a job in HIT.

  • Opens the door to researching how to make the move from IT to the up-and-coming field of health information technology (HIT)

  • Guides you through the four aspects of HIT: government regulation and funding, operational workflow, clinical understanding, and the technology that ties it all together

  • Prepares you for the healthcare market with a roadmap of understandable advice that escorts you through complex government information

  • Pares down the extraneous material and delivers the need-to-know information on securely maintaining electronic health records

  • Jump into the up-and-coming world of health IT with this helpful and insightful book.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Credits
    4. Copyright
    5. Publisher's Note
    6. Dedication
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. About the Authors
    9. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book
      2. What’s Inside
      3. Making It Meaningful
      4. How to Contact the Authors
    10. Chapter 1: Healthcare Ecosystem: Past, Present, and Future
      1. Healthcare Primer
      2. Computer Use in Healthcare
      3. Healthcare IT Lingo
      4. Government Regulations
      5. Workflows in Medical Practice
      6. Keeping Current
      7. Terms to Know
      8. Review Questions
    11. Chapter 2: Building Relationships and Continuing Education
      1. MGMA
      2. HIMSS
      3. HITRUST
      4. MS-HUG
      5. Cisco Connected Health
      6. CompTIA Health IT Community
      7. Local Communities
      8. Regional Extension Centers
      9. Blogs Worth Reading
      10. Terms to Know
      11. Review Questions
    12. Chapter 3: Healthcare Lingo
      1. Medical Terminology
      2. Color Codes
      3. Healthcare Terminology
      4. Terms to Know
      5. Review Questions
    13. Chapter 4: HIPAA Regulations
      1. HIPAA Overview
      2. HIPAA Elements
      3. Title II: Administrative Simplification and Fraud Prevention
      4. Electronic Data Interchange
      5. Terms to Know
      6. Review Questions
    14. Chapter 5: HITECH Regulations
      1. HITECH Background
      2. Business Associates
      3. Breach Notification
      4. Penalties
      5. Accounting of Disclosures
      6. Minimum Necessary
      7. Marketing and Sale of PHI
      8. How HITECH Affects Different CE Scenarios
      9. National Health Information Network
      10. Personal Health Records
      11. Terms to Know
      12. Review Questions
    15. Chapter 6: ARRA Funding
      1. ARRA Background
      2. EHR Adoption
      3. Funding for Eligible Professionals
      4. Funding and Eligibility for Hospitals
      5. Medicaid Incentives
      6. Meaningful Use: Stage 1
      7. Proposed Meaningful Use Objectives: Stage 2 and Stage 3
      8. Terms to Know
      9. Review Questions
    16. Chapter 7: PCI and Other Regulations
      1. PCI-DSS
      2. Massachusetts 201 CMR 17.0
      3. California State Law SB 1386
      4. Sarbanes–Oxley
      5. Terms to Know
      6. Review Questions
    17. Chapter 8: Operational Workflow: Front Office
      1. Medical Practice as a Business
      2. Basic Workflow
      3. Patient Impact
      4. Keys to Successful Processes
      5. Terms to Know
      6. Review Questions
    18. Chapter 9: Operational Workflow: Back Office
      1. Revenue Management Cycle
      2. Contracts
      3. Medical Coding and Billing
      4. HIPAA and EDI
      5. Claims Process
      6. Charge Creation
      7. Collections Process
      8. Third-Party Billing
      9. Terms to Know
      10. Review Questions
    19. Chapter 10: Operational Workflow: Nursing
      1. Nursing Process
      2. Operational Workflow
      3. Evidence-Based Practice
      4. Nursing Technology Implementation
      5. Nursing Technology Innovations
      6. Terms to Know
      7. Review Questions
    20. Chapter 11: Operational Workflow: Clinician
      1. Challenges
      2. Needs of the Clinician
      3. Point-of-Care Devices
      4. Implementing the Right Technology
      5. Remote Access
      6. Continuing Education
      7. Regional Extension Center
      8. Terms to Know
      9. Review Questions
    21. Chapter 12: Clinical Applications
      1. Maternal and Infant Care Systems
      2. Radiology Information Systems
      3. Picture Archiving and Communications System
      4. Encounter Forms
      5. Prescription Labels
      6. Patient Eligibility
      7. Third-Party Databases for Drugs
      8. Third-Party Databases for Toxicology
      9. Laboratory Systems
      10. Disease Registries
      11. Emergency Department Systems
      12. Cardiology Systems
      13. Clinical Decision Support Systems
      14. Pharmacy Systems
      15. Terms to Know
      16. Review Questions
    22. Chapter 13: Administrative Applications
      1. Practice Management System
      2. Accounting Applications
      3. Payroll Systems
      4. Single Sign-On
      5. Email
      6. Hosted vs. Local Solutions
      7. Servers
      8. Productivity Applications
      9. Payer Portals
      10. Phone Systems
      11. Terms to Know
      12. Review Questions
    23. Chapter 14: Tying It All Together with Technology
      1. Sizing a Practice
      2. Network
      3. Servers
      4. Workstations
      5. Regulatory Compliance
      6. Deploying the EHR
      7. Working with Physicians and Clinicians
      8. Maintaining Sanity in Life
      9. What’s in Our Toolkit?
      10. Deployment Tasks Based on Practice Size
      11. Terms to Know
      12. Review Questions
    24. Chapter 15: Selecting the Right EHR Vendor
      1. High-Level Overview
      2. Controlling the EHR Blues
      3. Challenges of Deploying an EHR System
      4. EHR Benefits
      5. Pricing Models
      6. Narrowing the Selection
      7. Computing Model
      8. Should You Partner with an EHR Vendor?
      9. Standard Terms and Contract Language
      10. Summing It Up
      11. Terms to Know
      12. Review Questions
    25. Appendix: Answers to Review Questions
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
      14. Chapter 14
      15. Chapter 15
    26. Glossary
    27. Index