Comparative Health Information Management, 3rd Edition

  • Ann Peden University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • ISBN-10: 1111125627  |  ISBN-13: 9781111125622
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 1998
  • © 2012 | Published
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Explore the many paths your career may take in the fast-changing world of health information management with COMPARATIVE HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, THIRD EDITION. This unique textbook covers health care practice and information management in a wide variety of settings, from free-standing and hospital-based ambulatory clinics to veterinary offices and correctional facilities, and the challenges associated with managing the information flow among various sites.

Features and Benefits

  • Comprehensive coverage of current health information management practices in a variety of settings, including information about accreditation, licensure, and regulatory issues.
  • Covers new and growing areas of practice, with a final chapter devoted to consulting.
  • Review Questions challenge students to immediately apply what they have learned with application-based questions that may be used for self-study or classroom discussion.
  • Case Studies provide real-world scenarios to stimulate critical thinking and guide students through the problem-solving process.

Table of Contents

2. Hospital based Ambulatory Care.
3. Free Standing Ambulatory Care.
4. Health Maintenance Organizations, Provider Networks and Reimbursement Issues.
5. Home Health Care.
6. Hospice.
7. Dialysis.
8. Long Term Care.
9. Sub-Acute Care.
10. Rehabilitative.
11. Mental Health: Acute and Chronic.
12. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.
13. Substance Abuse.
14. Correctional Facilities.
15. Dental.
16. Veterinary.
17. Consulting.

What's New

  • Increased coverage of electronic health records and the impact on health care delivery and information management.
  • Includes the latest information about regulatory and accreditation changes affecting health care, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the HITECH Act, ICD-10-CM, and more.
  • Features more examples, figures, web resources, and tables to illustrate concepts.
  • Chapters are reorganized to help students more easily navigate health care sites and to facilitate comparisons among potential career paths.
  • Instructor Resource CD includes presentations written in PowerPoint, customizable test bank, and electronic instructor's manual to enhance learning and classroom presentation.


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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1111125635 | ISBN-13: 9781111125639)

Instructor Resource CD includes presentations written in PowerPoint, customizable test bank, and electronic instructor's manual to enhance learning and classroom presentation.

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111125643 | ISBN-13: 9781111125646)

The instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement. Available in print or electronic formats.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ann Peden

Ann Peden is Professor of Health Informatics and Information Management at the University Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Health-Related Professions in Jackson, Mississippi. Formerly a member of the Board of the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), Dr. Peden has also served as President of both the Louisiana Medical Record Association and the Mississippi Health Information Management Association. She earned her PhD from the University of Mississippi and an MBA from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana, where she also taught in the health information management programs.