Foundations of Health Information Management, 6th Edition is an absolute must for anyone beginning a career in HIM. By focusing on healthcare delivery systems, electronic health records, and the processing, maintenance, and analysis of health information, this engaging, easy-to-understand text presents a realistic and practical view of technology and trends in healthcare. It readies you for the role of a Registered Health Information Technician, who not only maintains and secures accurate health documentation, but serves as a healthcare analyst who translates data into useful, quality information that can control costs and further research. This edition is organized by CAHIIM competencies to prepare you for the RHIT® credentialing exam, as well as EHR samples, critical-thinking exercises, and expanded coverage of key issues in HIM today.
New to this edition
NEW! Expanded leadership content discusses career planning and development.
NEW! Expanded management narrative includes exercises in policies and procedures; job descriptions; and evaluations, meetings, and minutes.
NEW! Coverage of emerging issues addresses information blocking, persistence of hybrid records, and EHR documentation.
NEW! Expanded content on data analytics explores secondary uses of data.
NEW! Enhanced discussion of registries.
NEW! Updated content reflects new ICD-10 codes and organization.
NEW! Expanded content on reimbursement and revenue cycle includes Chargemaster and non-acute care settings.
NEW! Additional critical-thinking exercises challenge you to apply your knowledge.
NEW! Downloadable, customizable glossary is indexed to the chapters.
NEW! Enhanced and expanded real-world scenarios demonstrate how key concepts apply to professional practice.
Clear writing style and easy reading level make reading and studying more time efficient.
Organized for CAHIIM competencies to assure that you are prepared to sit for the exam.
Competency Check-in Exercises at the end of every main section in each chapter encourage you to review and apply key concepts.
Competency Milestone feature at the end of each chapter hosts ample assessments to ensure your comprehension of the CAHIIM competencies.
Ethics Challenge links topics to professional ethics with real-world scenarios and critical-thinking questions.
Critical-thinking questions challenge you to apply learning to professional situations.
Mock RHIT® exam provides you with the opportunity to practice taking a timed, objective-based exam.
Specialized chapters, including legal, statistics, coding, and performance improvement and project management, support in-depth learning.
Professional Profile highlights key HIM professionals represented in chapter discussions.
Patient Care Perspective illustrates the impact of HIM professionals on patients and patient care.
Career Tip boxes instruct you on a course of study and work experience required for the position.
Chapter summaries and reviews allow for easy review of each chapter’s main concepts.
SimChart® and SimChart® for the Medical Office EHR samples demonstrate electronic medical records in use.
By Nadinia A. Davis, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, CCS, FAHIMA, Program Coordinator, Health Information Management and Medical Coding Studies, Delaware Technical Community College, Wilmington, Delaware