Introduction to Healthcare Informatics

Introduction to Healthcare Informatics
  • 2nd Ed.
  • 2017
  • © AHIMA Press
  • Diane Dolezel, EdD, RHIA, CHDA; Sue Biedermann, MSHP, RHIA, FAHIMA
  • ISBN-10: 1-58426-528-0 / ISBN-13: 978-1-58426-528-3
  • Healthcare Informatics, Healthcare Administration


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Healthcare informatics brings together healthcare-generated information with technology for the purpose of improving the quality of care in a cost-effective manner. Written by industry experts, Introduction to Healthcare Informatics provides a comprehensive introduction to key concepts that are vital to healthcare informatics including electronic health records (EHRs), ethics, data and information, privacy and security, research, and future trends. Real-world examples and case studies are used throughout the text to illustrate the concepts.

Key Features

  • • Definitions and methods of the informatics field are explained in detail, as well as associated functions
  • • In-depth analysis of data types, standards, data quality, and the interpretation and display of information
  • • Healthcare legal issues are explored, such as HIPAA and legal EHRs
  • • A new chapter dedicated to ethics in informatics, with focus on impact on provider–patient relationships, empirical research, and health literacy
  • • A new chapter on research and data analytics covering advanced analysis, data visualization, and data reporting


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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book provides a reasonable introduction to the field of healthcare informatics for new health information professionals. This update is justified to capture the rapid evolution in this area, and statistics and references appear appropriately updated."

-- David Liebovitz, MD (University of Chicago Medicine)Doody's Review



The audience is health information professionals.


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