Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach creates a blueprint for success in the field, with particular emphasis on the movement toward the electronic health record (EHR). This fourth edition of the most widely used health information management technology textbook in the United States is updated to include current health information content and practices.
Written by distinguished leaders in the field, Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach guides students through two-year academic programs in preparation for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam and beyond. The material is targeted for associate-degree students in easy-to-understand language and uses approachable examples and scenarios.
Introduces new professionals to hybrid records, EHR systems, and electronic document management systems
Highlights the financing and delivery of health services in the United States
Thorough explanation of information security program development and implementation
Real-world case studies
Prepares students for the RHIT certification exam
Aligns with the AHIMA Model Curriculum for Associate Degree Programs
RHIT Exam Competency Mapping Tool
Online student workbook
Instructor materials include an instructor manual with workbook key, PowerPoint slides, content mappings, and EHR modules
Answer keys designated as "instructor material" are only provided to verified instructors employed at a school with an .edu address. No exceptions will be made
New to this edition
The future directions of the HIM profession
Meaningful use and breach notifications
Expansion of information security coverage
Updates on privacy based on federal regulations
Appendix on Ethical Standards for Clinical Documentation Improvement
New interior design incorporates two-color layout
About the Author
Nanette B. Sayles, EdD, RHIA, CHPS, CCS, CPHIMS, FAHIMA, is an Associate Professor, Health Information Management Program at East Central College.