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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 13

Administrative Applications

  • Practice management system
  • Accounting applications
  • Payroll systems
  • Single sign-on
  • Email
  • Hosted vs. local solutions
  • Servers
  • Productivity applications
  • Payer portals
  • Phone systems

Every medical practice has one or more administrative applications that are critical to the success of the business. These applications do not necessarily include clinical data; however, the line separating the clinical and administrative functions is becoming increasingly hard to discern. In this chapter, we will look at the applications that support the business/administrative functions of the medical practice, including the practice management, accounting, payroll, and other systems used on a daily basis in support of the business. ...

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