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Health IT JumpStart: The Best First Step Toward an IT Career in Health Information Technology by Scott McEvoy, Patrick Wilson

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Chapter 1

Healthcare Ecosystem: Past, Present, and Future

  • Healthcare primer
  • Computer use in healthcare
  • Healthcare IT lingo
  • Government regulations
  • Workflows in medical practice
  • Keeping current

You are about to embark on a journey that is more fluid and dynamic than rafting down the class 5 Kern River (recently voted the most dangerous white-water rapids in the United States). With regulatory compliance changing annually and new technologies available daily, navigating healthcare technology is a bit of a challenge. We are honored to be your guides down this class 5 river. Taking the time to pick up this book shows your commitment to learning and drastically increases your odds of success.

This chapter provides you with a solid foundation and ...

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