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Essentials of Health Information Systems and Technology

Author(s): Jean A Balgrosky, MPH, Lecturer, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, Founder, Bootstrap Incubation, LLC, Solana Beach, California, Chief Information Officer, MD Revolution, La Jolla, California
  • ISBN-13: 9781284036114
  • Product With Access Code    282 pages      © 2015
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As health care and public health continue to evolve, the field of Health Information Systems (HIS) has revealed an overwhelming universe of new, emerging, competing, and conflicting technologies and services. Even seasoned HIS professionals, as well as those new to the field, are often confounded by these myriad systems.

Essentials of Health Information Systems and Technology unravels the mysteries of HIS by breaking these technologies down to their component parts, while articulating intricate concepts clearly and carefully in simple, reader-friendly language. The book provides a thorough yet unintimidating introduction to this complex and fascinating field.

This book will provide undergraduate and early graduate students with a solid understanding not only of what is needed for a successful healthcare career in HIS, but also of the vast frontier that lies before us as we develop new tools to support improved methods of care, analytics, policy, research, and public health.

Contents Include:

  • HIS overview
  • Systems and management
  • Biomedical informatics
  • Data and analytics
  • Research, policy, and public health
  • Future directions of HIS
  Series Editor's Prologue
  About the Author
Section  I  Understanding Health Information Systems and Technology
  Chapter  1  Alignment: HIS & Technology and Current Challenges in Health Care
  Chapter  2  HIS Scope, Definition & Conceptual Model
Section  II  Systems and Management
  Chapter  3  HIS Strategic Planning
  Chapter  4  HIS Application Systems and Technology
James Brady, MEd, PhD, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, PMP
  Chapter  5  Managing HIS and Technology Services
James Brady, MEd, PhD, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, PMP
  Chapter  6  Implementation
  Chapter  7  Leadership and Adoption of HIS and Technology
Section  III  Health Informatics (HI)
  Chapter  8  Understanding Health Informatics
Section  IV  Data, Analytics, and Business Intelligence/Clinical Intelligence (BI/CI)
  Chapter  9  Health Care Data
Ric Speaker
  Chapter  10  Business and Clinical Intelligence (BI/CI)
Ric Speaker
Section  V  Research, Policy, and Public Health
  Chapter  11  HIS and Research, Policy, and Public Health
Section  VI  New Directions for HIS and Technology
  Chapter  12  What Lies Beyond the Current State of HIS & Technology?

Jean A Balgrosky, MPH-Lecturer, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, Founder, Bootstrap Incubation, LLC, Solana Beach, California, Chief Information Officer, MD Revolution, La Jolla, California

Jean Balgrosky, MPH, RHIA, teaches Health Information Systems and Technology at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, where she also received her MPH in Health Information Management and BS in Health Services with a specialization in Medical Record Science. She is currently a PhD Candidate in Health Policy and Management where she is completing her dissertation on “Adoption of Health Information Technology by Physicians for Use in their Practices.” Ms. Balgrosky’s career in heath information systems and technology has included role of chief information officer (CIO) in large, complex health care organizations for over twenty years, consulting, and teaching at the graduate level. Recently, she has become an entrepreneur, mentor, and board member for start-up companies in the life science, digital health, software-as-a-service, and health care analytics arenas. She is currently also CIO to a digital health company.  

This is Ms. Balgrosky’s first book, for which she draws largely from her thirty-year career in health information systems and technology as well as from teaching graduate courses at UCLA the past five years. She has authored numerous papers and articles over the course of her career, is a frequent speaker and panelist at health information technology conferences, and plans to publish the results of her dissertation research regarding physician adoption of electronic health records.

Ms. Balgrosky has provided leadership throughout her career to the evolving health information systems and technology industry, maintaining her accreditation as a Registered Health Information Administrator as the foundation of her knowledge of medical record management and electronic health records. Her goal in writing this and subsequent books is to develop courses and resource materials for health information systems curricula, as well as infuse necessary information technology topics into other courses taught in schools of public health and health management. Examples of courses that now require information technology components include financial and human resources management, quality, organizational behavior, strategic planning, marketing, and medical and nursing educational programs.

Ms. Balgrosky lives in Del Mar, California, with her husband Parker. They have seven children and, at current count, nine grandchildren.

  • “I am an HIS researcher and educator at Georgia State University and I am very impressed! I've read several books on HIS and none of them are as good as this one."

    —Aaron M. Baird, PhD, MBA

    Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Administration

    and Dept. of Computer Information Systems

    J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

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