Information Technology for the Health Professions (5e) : 9780134877716

Information Technology for the Health Professions (5e)

Burke & Weill
 
Edition
 
5
ISBN
 
9780134877716
ISBN 10
 
0134877713
Published
 
14/03/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
352
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$118.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For courses in computers and technology in health care.

Innovative applications of health care IT in the health professions
Information Technology for the Health Professions examines the myriad uses of computers and information technology in health care. Clear and comprehensive, it explores the applications of healthcare IT across health professions, including medical administration, telemedicine, public health, radiology, surgery, pharmacy, dentistry, and rehabilitation. Students will learn about rapid technological advances shaping health care delivery, federal laws impacting health care IT, and strategies for protecting patient privacy. The 5th edition explores new innovations in health care IT, such as teledentistry, robotic surgery, light imaging technology in radiology, and CRISPR, a technology improving gene editing.

Table of contents
  • 1. An Introduction to Medical Informatics: Administrative Uses of Computers in the Medical Office
  • 2. Telemedicine
  • 3. Information Technology in Public Health
  • 4. Information Technology in Radiology
  • 5. Information Technology in Surgery–The Cutting Edge
  • 6. Information Technology in Pharmacy
  • 7. Information Technology in Dentistry
  • 8. Informational Resources: Computer-Assisted Instruction, Expert Systems, Health Information Online
  • 9. Information Technology in Rehabilitative Therapies: Computerized Medical Devices, Assistive Technology, and Prosthetic Devices
  • 10. Security and Privacy in an Electronic Age
New to this edition

Broad applications and policies of health care IT

  • New content details the myriad uses of computers in health professions, such as electronic medical records; practice management software used in scheduling, accounting, and insurance; and mobile apps.
  • Students learn how to protect patient privacy and avoid security breaches in up-to-date coverage of HIPAA, HITECH, medical and genetic information security, and new laws targeting security and ransomware.
  • The text explores the impact of federal legislation on health care IT in updated material covering the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, HITECH, and the Affordable Care Act.

New innovations in health care IT

  • New information on the burgeoning field of virtual medicine includes updated studies on the effectiveness of telemedicine and new material on teledentistry.
  • A section on radiology addresses interventional radiology and the health risks of medical radiology, as well as new material on light imaging technology used in radiology.
  • New material on the negative effects of robotic surgery adds to a discussion of the uses of computers in surgery, such as nanotechnology.
  • New material is provided on CRISPR, a technology that eases gene editing.

Emerging social issues and multimedia learning aids

  • New articles on emerging issue and trends include the New York Times articles “Tackling Weight Loss and Diabetes with Video Chats” and “Uncle Sam Wants You—Or at Least Your Genetic and Lifestyle Information.”

Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.

Features & benefits

Broad applications and policies of health care IT

  • Updated - New content details the myriad uses of computers in health professions, such as electronic medical records; practice management software used in scheduling, accounting, and insurance; and mobile apps.
  • Updated - Students learn how to protect patient privacy and avoid security breaches in up-to-date coverage of HIPAA, HITECH, medical and genetic information security, and new laws targeting security and ransomware.
  • Updated - The text explores the impact of federal legislation on health care IT in updated material covering the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, HITECH, and the Affordable Care Act.
  • Coverage of the latest developments in biotechnology for pharmaceuticals looks at progress in stem cell research and collaborations between IT and biotechnology to develop innovative pharmaceuticals and other treatments.

New innovations in health care IT

  • New - New information on the burgeoning field of virtual medicine includes updated studies on the effectiveness of telemedicine and new material on teledentistry.
  • Expanded - A section on radiology addresses interventional radiology and the health risks of medical radiology, as well as new material on light imaging technology used in radiology.
  • Expanded - New material on the negative effects of robotic surgery adds to a discussion of the uses of computers in surgery, such as nanotechnology.
  • New - New material is provided on CRISPR, a technology that eases gene editing.

Emerging social issues and multimedia learning aids

  • A discussion of disparities in the availability and usage of health care IT is offered as an example of the link between social inequality and health outcomes.
  • Expanded - New articles on emerging issue and trends include the New York Times articles “Tackling Weight Loss and Diabetes with Video Chats” and “Uncle Sam Wants You–Or at Least Your Genetic and Lifestyle Information.”
  • Full-colour images of medical devices and procedures, including METI-patient simulators, help students synthesise information from the text.
  • Students can practice with chapter-specific, in-text study tools such as “In the News,” Chapter Summaries, Key Terms, Review Exercises, and Critical Thinking Questions, plus web-based videos for comprehensive review.

Author biography

Lillian Burke is co-author of Information Technology for the Health Professions (Pearson 1999-2018) and MediSoft Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Approach (Pearson 2004, 2011). Lillian teaches in the fields of business education, medical technology, computer science, accounting, and marketing. She is a teacher in the Essex County Vocational and Technical School District. She has taught full time at Berkeley College and Middlesex County College and as an adjunct professor of business technology, business law, and computer science at various institutions, including Berkeley College, Middlesex County College, and Pace University. Lillian received her MA, School of Education, Health, Nursing, and Arts from New York University; a BBA in Business Education from Pace University; and an AAS, Executive Secretary Program, Nassau Community College. Additionally, she holds a Supervisor’s Certification from Kean University for the New Jersey Department of Education; a New Jersey State Certification for Teacher of Data Processing; a New Jersey State Certification for Teacher of Secretarial Studies; a New York State Teaching Certification; and a Mini Medical School Certification from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Barbara Weill is co-author of Information Technology for the Health Professions (editions 1-5) and MediSoft Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Approach (editions 1 and 2). Retired now, she taught as an adjunct professor of sociology, history, and computer science at various institutions, including Essex County College, Somerset County College (now Raritan Valley Community College), Rutgers College, and Middlesex County College. She received a BA in sociology from City College of New York (1968), an MA and PhD in sociology from The Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School for Social Research (1970 and 1977), and an associates degree in computer information systems from Middlesex County College (1989).

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