9780131175921

Information Technology for the Health Professions

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131175921

  • ISBN 10:

    0131175920

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2005
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Computers in Health Care. This comprehensive survey of the interconnections of IT and health care is the only up-to-date text that teaches computer literacy AND introduces students to the uses of information technology in health care delivery. It familiarizes students with the basic vocabulary and concepts necessary in computer literacy-including discussions of hardware and software, communications and networking, ethical issues, and privacy concerns. In addition, it discusses how IT is transforming every aspect of health care-from administrative applications (such as the electronic medical record), to clinical systems involved in direct patient care, to special-purpose applications (such as simulation software used in the education of health care professionals). Section I provides a general introduction to computer literacy and information technology-at a level appropriate for health care students. Section II examines the impa

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