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Information Technology for the Health Professions, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Lillian Burke, Barbara Weill

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Apr 25, 2008

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The third edition of Information Technology for the Health Professions examines the impact of information technology on a wide variety of health care fields.  These include telemedicine, radiology, pharmacy, dentistry, surgery, rehabilitative therapies, and public health.  The book includes the latest information on medical informatics, informational resources, and electronic record keeping in the Health Information Technology decade.  The issues raised by global warming and by the possibilities of new pandemics make the addition of the chapter on information technology in public health particularly timely.  The author's approach provides students with an accessible presentation of the most current computer and medical technologies.  The updated chapter on privacy and security includes new information including the Real ID Act of 2005–a law requiring every American to have an electronic ID card.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction to Information Technology — Hardware, Software, and Telecommunications Chapter Outline

*          Learning Objectives

*          Information Technology and Computer Literacy

*          Hardware and Software

                        *          Hardware

                                    *          Input Devices

*          Processing Hardware and Memory

*          Output Devices

*          Secondary Storage Devices

*          Software

*          System Software

*          Application Software

*          An Overview of Networking, Connectivity, and Telecommunications

*          Uses of Telecommunications and Networking

*          The Expansion of Wireless Technology: Cell Phones, GPS, Wi-Fi, and PDAs

*          The Internet and the World Wide Web

                        *          Intranets/Extranets

*          Internet Services

*          Selected Reading: David Pogue

“Like Having a Secretary in Your PC

*          Chapter Summary

*          Key Terms

*          Review Exercises

*          Sources

*          Related Web Sites

 

 

New Chapter  2:  Medical Informatics: The Health Information Technology Decade

Chapter Outline

  • Learning Objectives

·        Introduction

·        Medical Informatics

  • The Health Information Technology Decade
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996: A Brief Introduction

·        The Patient Information Form

·        The Paper Medical Record

  • The Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • The Electronic Health Record (HER)
  • Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) 
  • The Indian Health Service Electronic Health Record
  • Computer Information Systems in Health Care
  • Does Computerization Improve Patient Outcomes?

·        The Introduction of Computer Systems

“Doctors Join to Promote Electronic Record Keeping”

  • Chapter Summary
  • Key terms
  • Review Exercises
  • Sources

 

New Chapter 3: An Introduction the Administrative Applications of Computers:  Accounting

Chapter Outline

*       Learning Objectives

*       Introduction

*       Administrative Applications of Computer Technology in the Medical Office

*       Medical Office Administrative Software -- An Overview

         *       Coding and Grouping Systems

*    Accounting

*    Insurance

*    Claims

*    Accounting Reports

*    Selected Reading: Robert Pear, “Planned Medicaid Cuts Cause Rift With States”

*    Chapter Summary

*    Key Terms

*    Review Exercises

*    Sources

Chapter 4 — Telemedicine

Chapter Outline

*          Learning Objectives

*          Overview

*          Store-and-Forward Technology and Interactive Videoconferencing

*          Teleradiology

*          Telepathology

*          Teledermatology

*          Telecardiology

*          Teleneurology

*          Telestroke

*          Epilepsy

*          Email And Digital Cameras In Teleneurology

*          Telepsychiatry

*          Remote Monitoring Devices

*          Telehome care

*          Telemedicine in Prison

*          Other telemedicine applications

*          The Telenurse

*          Issues in Telemedicine

*          Selected Reading: 

Kirk Johnson, “TV Screen, Not Couch, Is Required for This Session”

*          Chapter Summary

*          Key Terms

*          Review Exercises

*          Sources

*          Related Web Site

 

 

New Chapter 5 Information Technology in Public Health

Chapter Outline

  • Learning Objectives
  • Introduction
    • Definition
    • Social Inequality, Poverty, and Health
  • Using Computers to Study Disease
  • Statistics and Epidemics:  A Historical Overview
  • The Emergence of New Infectious Diseases:  AIDS, SARS, Bird Flu, West Nile Virus, Mad Cow
    • AIDS
    • SARS
    • Bird Flu
    • West Nile Virus
    • Mad Cow
  • Computer Modeling of Disease:  Health Statistics and Infectious Disease
    • MIDAS (Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study)
  • Climate Change:  Global Warming
    • The Public Health Response to Hurricane Katrina
  • Discussion
  • Selected Readings:

Richard Pérez-Peña, “City Tackles Meningitis in Brooklyn”

Sewell Chan And Gardiner Harris, “Hurricane and Floods Overwhelmed Hospitals”

  • Chapter Summary
  • Key Terms
  • Review Exercises
  • Sources
  • Related Web Sites

 

 

Chapter 6 — Information Technology in Radiology

Chapter Outline

*          Learning Objectives

*          Introduction

*        X-rays

*          Ultrasound

*          Digital Imaging Techniques

*        Computerized Tomography

*          Magnetic Resonance Imaging

*          Positron Emission Tomography

*          SPECT Scanning

*          Other Imaging Systems

*          Bone Density Tests

*          PACS

*          Interventional Radiology:  Bloodless Surgery

*        Selected Reading: 

David Leonhardt, “Political Clout in the Age of Outsourcing”

*          Chapter Summary

*          Key Terms

*          Review Exercises

*          Sources

 

 

 

 


Chapter 7: Information Technology in Surgery — The Cutting Edge

Chapter Outline

*          Learning Objectives

*          Overview

*          Computer-Assisted Surgery

                        *          Computer-Assisted Surgical Planning

                        *          Robots, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, and Augmented Reality

                                                *          ROBODOC, AESOP, ZEUS, MINERVA, and other robotic devices

                                                *          Augmented Reality

                                                *          Telepresence Surgery

                                                *          NEEMO

*          The Operating Room of the Future

*                      Discussion

                                    *          Nanotechnology

*                      Conclusion

*                      Selected Readings:

Barnaby J. Feder, “Surgical Device Poses a Rare but Serious Peri l” 

Michelle Meadows, “Computer-Assisted Surgery: An Update”

*                      Chapter Summary

*                      Key terms

*                      Review Exercises

*                      Sources

*                      Related Web Site

Chapter 8: Information Technology Pharmacy

Chapter Outline

*          Learning Objectives

*          Overview

*          The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

*          Uncertified Medicines

*          Biotechnology and The Human Genome Project

                        *          Rational Drug Design

                        *          Bioinformatics

                        *          The Human Genome Project                 

                        *          Developments in Biotechnology

*          Computer Assisted Drug Trials

*          Computer Assisted Drug Review

*          The Computerized Pharmacy

*          Computers and Drug Errors

*          The Automated Community Pharmacy

*          Automating the Hospital Pharmacy

*          The Hospital Pharmacy Robot and Bar Codes

·                     Point-of-Use Drug Dispensing

·                     Computerized IVs and Bar-codes

·                     Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags

*          Telepharmacy

*          Drug Delivery on a Chip

*          The Impact of Information Technology on Pharmacy

*          Selected Readings

Nicholas Bakalar “Prevention: Computer Fails Its Drug Test”

Milt FreudenheimDigital Rx: Take Two Aspirins and E-Mail Me in the Morning”

Ian Urbina “Panel Suggests Using Inmates in Drug Trials”

*          Chapter Summary

 

*          Key Terms

*          Review Exercises

*          Sources

 

Chapter 9 — Information Technology in Dentistry

Chapter Outline

*          Learning Objectives

*          Overview

*          Education

*          Administrative Applications

*          The Electronic Dental Chart

*          Demographics And The Transformation Of Dentistry

*          Computerized Instruments in Dentistry

*          Endodontics

*          Periodontics

*          Cosmetic Dentistry

*          Diagnosis and Expert Systems

*          Diagnostic Tools

*          X-rays

*          Digital Radiography

*          Electrical Conductance

*          Emerging Methods

*          Light Illumination

*          Lasers in Dentistry

*          Minimally Invasive Dentistry

*          Surgery

*          The Growth of Specialization

*          Teledentistry

*          Selected Reading

Jennifer Alsever “At the Dentist's Office, X-Rays, Root Canals and, Now, Pampering”

*          Chapter Summary

*          Key Terms

*          Review Exercises

*          Sources

 

 

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