CHAPTER 1

 

Healthcare Information Technology: Definitions, Stakeholders, and Major Themes

Kathleen A. McCormick, J. Marc Overhage, John E. Mattison, Brian Gugerty

   In this chapter, you will learn how to

•  Define the complex evolution of the computer network environment in healthcare information technology (HIT)

•  Explain the fast uptake of HIT in the continuum of healthcare

•  Describe how the increase in volume of HIT has expanded the capabilities to measure the value of healthcare

•  Describe the need to prepare an adequate workforce aware of the unique HIT environment

•  Define the roles of HIMSS and AHIMA in support of HIT credentialing, education, and training

 

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