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.
“This is the only comprehensive HIM/HIT career book out on the market. Nowhere else can you find a variety of alternative careers with detailed explanations in one book…it is very well done. Ann Peden has done a good job at updating the material, explaining ARRA and HITECH ACT, ICD-10-CM, EHRs, etc.”Crystal Clack, MS, RHIA, CCS, Adjunct Faculty, DeVry University Online
About the Author
Ann Peden is Professor, Health Informatics and Information Management in the School of Health Related Professions at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. She has her PhD from the University of Mississippi and her MBA from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La., where she also taught in the medical record administration technology program. Ms. Peden has served as a Commissioner on the Board of the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and as president of the Louisiana Medical Record Association and the Mississippi Health Information Management Association.
The book looks basically brand new, but it’s the INTERNATIONAL EDITION. The book was shipped from Malaysia. I’m not feeling real comfortable about my purchase now. Who knows how different this book will be. The cover shown on amazon IS NOT the same as the book received. No where did it state I was buying an International Edition. I can’t even sell this back to my school bookstore. I’ll continue with my review once the class starts in a few days, but I am not happy at all.
The quality and physical condition of this book was wonderful. The book itself? Well, I am glad I was able to get it from Amazon and save some money! The area of health care that this book “covers” is becoming more and more complex, but the information available about it is wordy and vague, while demanding that YOU come up with clear-cut answers to various legal situations that can and most likely will arise at one time or another. This is a fairly decent book of its type, but the main failing of them all lately, is that they are paper-back, they are lacking in detailed information (already stated) and are wildly expensive. On campus, this book USED is nearly $200. On Amazon I got it for around $80 if I remember correctly. Clearly, I will make use of Amazon for text-books in the future – evenso, the prices are difficult to justify. When you can get better and more detailed information from Wikipedia regarding circumstances being “taught” in your text, something is vastly wrong and severely overrated. I needed the books and got them, but as I said, Amazon will be my supplier from now on!
I rented this book. It is the only book I have rented that wasn’t in the best of shape. There was a lot of marks and high lights so a few parts were hard to read. But it came on time and was easy to return. I would order more books online to rent.
Product Details :
- Paperback: 624 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning; 3 edition (June 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1111125627
- ISBN-13: 978-1111125622
- Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 7.2 x 8.9 inches