Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management

By | April 14, 2018
Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management


Health Care Information Systems is the newest version of the acclaimed text that offers the fundamental knowledge and tools needed to manage information and information resources effectively within a wide variety of health care organizations.

It reviews the major environmental forces that shape the national health information landscape and offers guidance on the implementation, evaluation, and management of health care information systems. It also reviews relevant laws, regulations, and standards and explores the most pressing issues pertinent to senior level managers. It covers:

  • Proven strategies for successfully acquiring and implementing health information systems.
  • Efficient methods for assessing the value of a system.
  • Changes in payment reform initiatives.
  • New information on the role of information systems in managing in population health.
  • A wealth of updated case studies of organizations experiencing management-related system challenges.

  • Jossey Bass Wiley

3 thoughts on “Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management

  1. dtm
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Gold Standard for Health Care Information Systems, March 22, 2017
    dtm (DC Area) –

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    I have worked with the federal agencies in both health care and IT and I am blown away on how comprehensive and clearly presented this content is. In my Masters Health program, this is the best course in the whole program because of the high relevance and the great content found in this book. It is absolutely wonderful.

    Each week, as I go through these chapters, I learn something new that I thought I knew but didn’t. IT and Health is are both quickly evolving spaces and very tough space to stay current. And, with the new Trump administration, we will yet again see more change forthcoming. This is definitely your “go to” reference book. If there was one book on my shelf on IT and HC, this would be it.

  2. Glancyguy
    29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for Graduate Students and “Okay” for IT Professionals, February 22, 2011
    Glancyguy (Apex, NC US) –

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    I bought this book to help me transition into an executive position in healthcare IT management. I have 15 years total of deep backend UNIX, networking, database, and SOA experience. The last 5 years have been in IT leadership. My main goal for this (very expensive) book was to get an understanding of IT healthcare specific protocols and HIPPA IT compliance standards.

    If you are in the same situation as me, then you will find 50% of this book useful. Chapters 1-3 and 9-10 deliver the information required for a seasoned IT veteran to make the “jump” to healthcare IT. All the other chapters cover executive level IT material at a very elementary level. Even though this material is healthcare related, it is all the very basics of creating business requirements, acquiring systems, and building out sustainable architectures (all “theory” discussions with no practical “bit level” concepts). One of the chapters is a review of basic computing principles (like TCP/IP stack and RDBMS definitions). If you have been in IT leadership before, this is nothing new and stuff you have learned through the school of hard knocks. For those of you who are studying for an entry level IT management position with ZERO technical experience, this is a great “book learning” book to protect you from sounding stupid in meetings.

    Overall, the book accomplished the mission. Given that there is sparse material on the subject, it was worth the investment.

  3. Amazon Customer
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Very informative but also so boring it will put you to sleep, June 23, 2013

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    This book is one I bought for a Health Informatics graduate class. I think this book is more boring than my Organic Chemistry textbooks! The insistence the author has on constantly using acronyms and giving dates for when important health organizations started, and a lack of more case stories and vignettes to explain why things such as health information data must be standardized, why certain organizations are necessary, etc. means that often I feel like I’m reading a steady stream of boring, almost meaningless trivia, instead of a real understanding of how these organizations use the information systems, why they were created, and what makes one organization different from another. If you can purchase another book on this topic, I would suggest looking elsewhere.

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