Hacking Healthcare

Hacking Healthcare

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Ready to take your IT skills to the healthcare industry? This concise book provides a candid assessment of the US healthcare system as it ramps up its use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other forms of IT to comply with the governmenta€™s Meaningful Use requirements. Ita€™s a tremendous opportunity for tens of thousands of IT professionals, but ita€™s also a huge challenge: the program requires a complete makeover of archaic records systems, workflows, and other practices now in place. This book points out how hospitals and doctorsa€™ offices differ from other organizations that use IT, and explains whata€™s necessary to bridge the gap between clinicians and IT staff. Get an overview of EHRs and the differences among medical settings Learn the variety of ways institutions deal with patients and medical staff, and how workflows vary Discover healthcarea€™s dependence on paper records, and the problems involved in migrating them to digital documents Understand how providers charge for care, and how they get paid Explore how patients can use EHRs to participate in their own care Examine healthcarea€™s most pressing problema€”avoidable errorsa€”and how EHRs can both help and exacerbate itClaims data is composed of CPT procedure codes justified by ICD diagnosis codes. Together the combination of the two ontologies used in medical claims transactions forms a a€œbilling ontologya€ that only applies to the United States. E- patient-Dave-gate As ... Dave used Internet research and collaboration with other patients to find a life-saving treatment for his metastasized kidney cancer. That amazinganbsp;...

Title:Hacking Healthcare
Author: Fred Trotter, David Uhlman
Publisher:"O'Reilly Media, Inc." - 2011-10-07

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