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Information Technology for the Practicing Physician : Health Informatics - Joan M. Kiel

Information Technology for the Practicing Physician

Health Informatics

By: Joan M. Kiel (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd November 2000
ISBN: 9780387989846
Number Of Pages: 273

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As health care moves from an inpatient to an outpatient delivery system, physician practice management will become more complex and accountable. To manage this change, physician practices are increasingly relying on information technology. This book follows both a patient and an employee through a physician visit, highlighting what, where, and how technology is utilized.
The first section, "Utilizing Technology to Arrange a Physician Visit," provides information and examples of technology utilized prior to the patient visit, and includes examples of physicians who utilize email and Web sites to attract patients, electronic scheduling systems to decrease wait time, and registration systems which can verify insurance information. The second section, "Utilizing Technology to Enhance the Physican Visit," demonstrates how technology is utilized when the patient is in treatment and/or follow-up care. Focusing on electronic medical records, electronic referral systems, billing and collection systems, and follow-up patient education and discharge information, it portrays the "future physician office visit." The third section, "Utilizing Technology to Enhance Physician Practice Operations," focuses on the physician practice manager's daily operations and how technology can achieve efficacy. The examples and case studies provided demonstrate a more timely, efficient mode of delivering quality patient care.
This is a "how-to" manual for implementing practice management solutions, and will appeal to Physicians, Practice Managers, Information Technology Specialists, Allied Health Professionals, students and researchers.

Series Prefacep. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Contributorsp. xvii
Utilizing Technology to Arrange a Physician Visit
Physician Practice Management: Into the Technology Agep. 3
Workflow in Physician Practicesp. 22
Workflow in the Primary Care Physician's Office: A Study of Five Practicesp. 23
Workflow Concepts: The Challenges of Managing Healthcare Business Processesp. 35
Workflow and Usabilityp. 38
Electronic Registrationp. 45
Interviewing Patients with the Aid of a Computerp. 46
Internet-Based Registrationp. 73
Utilizing Technology to Enhance a Physician Visit
Electronic Medical Recordsp. 81
Clinical Documentation That Improves Patient Care (or Tips for Avoiding Potholes in the Road to the Electronic Medical Record)p. 82
Selecting and Installing an EMR: HPHC's Successful Implementationp. 94
The Ambulatory EMRp. 104
EMR Reduces Costs and Protects Revenuesp. 110
Clinical Applications with Information Technologyp. 113
Patient Acceptance of Computerized Progress Note Documentationp. 114
Key Characteristics of an Electronic Prescription Writerp. 118
Patient Educationp. 127
Clinical Software for Strengthening the Physician-Patient Relationshipp. 128
Computer-Based Patient Education: The X-PlainTm Experiencep. 141
Consultation and Education: MedicineNowp. 145
The Health Networkp. 151
Utilizing Technology to Enhance Physician Practice Operations
Entrusting the Finances to the Computerp. 159
Billing for What Your Practice Deservesp. 160
Duke University Medical Centerp. 170
St. Bernard's Financial Systemp. 172
Credentialing Physiciansp. 173
Managing Managed Carep. 188
Using Web Technology to Manage Care, Enhance Patient Experiences, and Improve Outcomesp. 189
Implementation of IDX LASTWORD at Mercy Healthcare Sacramentop. 203
Technology Across the Continuum of Care
Connecting the Continuum with Technologyp. 209
Implementing an Automated Clinical Messaging Systemp. 210
EMRx Implementation at MedClinic of Sacramentop. 216
PhyCor of Corsicanap. 219
Reaching Beyond with Telemedicinep. 225
A Rapidly Evolving Definition of Telemedicinep. 226
Introduction to Telemedicinep. 227
Medical Applications and Benefitsp. 234
Security of Medical Informationp. 246
State of Security Features for Medical Informationp. 247
Establishing Information Security Policiesp. 254
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780387989846
ISBN-10: 0387989846
Series: Health Informatics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 273
Published: 3rd November 2000
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.62