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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction

    1. Health IT and Medical Science

    2. Meaningful Use and What It Means to Be an EHR

    3. Why So Late?

    4. Health IT in Health Reform

    5. Evolution of Meaningful Use

    6. Accountable Care Organizations

    7. EHR Functionality in Context

  2. Chapter 2 An Anatomy of Medical Practice

    1. How Patients Reach Healthcare Organizations

    2. Lab Sample Collection Before a Visit or Admission Date

    3. HIPAA and Patient Identification

    4. Intake, Demographics, Visits, and Admissions

    5. Precertification and Prior Authorization

    6. Emergency Admissions

    7. Prioritization and Triage

    8. Outpatient Care

    9. Inpatient Care

    10. Labs

    11. Imaging

    12. Administration and Billing

  3. Chapter 3 Medical Billing

    1. Who Pays, and How

    2. Claims

    3. Eligibility

    4. Treatment

    5. Billing

    6. Adjudication

    7. The Patient’s Burden

  4. Chapter 4 The Bandwidth of Paper

    1. Workflow Tokens

    2. Why Leave Paper?

    3. Step 0: Health IT Humility

    4. Normalized Data

    5. Good Boundaries Mean Good Data

    6. Data at Peace with Itself: Linked Data

    7. Flexible Data

    8. Assume Health Data Changes

    9. Free Text Data

  5. Chapter 5 Herding Cats: Healthcare Management and Business Office Operations

    1. Major Business Office Activities

    2. The Evolution of the Business Office

  6. Chapter 6 Patient-Facing Software

    1. The PHR as Platform

    2. Sharing Data in Patient-Facing Software

    3. Patients Using Normal Social Media

    4. E-patients

    5. The Quantified Self

    6. Patient-Focused Social Media

    7. Patient Privacy in PHR Systems

    8. Specific PHR and Patient-Directed Meaningful Use Requirements

  7. Chapter 7 Human Error

    1. The Extent of Error

    2. Dangerous Dosing

    3. Discontents of Computerization

    4. Process Errors and Organizational Change

    5. Deep Medical Errors and EHR Solutions

    6. Errors Caused by Human-Computer Mismatch

    7. Best Practices

  8. Chapter 8 Meaningful Use Overview

    1. Outpatient Guidelines and Requirements

    2. Inpatient Guidelines and Requirements

  9. Chapter 9 A Selective History of EHR Technology

    1. MUMPS: The Programming Language for Healthcare

    2. Where Can We Buy Some Light Bulbs?

    3. Fragmentation

    4. In an Environment with Gag Clauses and No Consumer Reports

    5. VistA History

  10. Chapter 10 Ontologies

    1. A Throw-Away Ontology

    2. Learning from Our Example

    3. CPT Codes, Sermo, and CMS

    4. International Classification of Diseases (ICD)

    5. E-patient-Dave-gate

    6. Crosswalks and ICD Versions

    7. Other Claims Codes

    8. Drug Databases

    9. SNOMED to the Rescue

    10. UMLS: The Universal Mapping Metaontology

    11. Extending Ontologies

    12. Other Ontologies

    13. Sneaky Ontologies

    14. Ontologies Using APIs

    15. Exercising Ontologies

  11. Chapter 11 Interoperability

    1. Some Lessons from Earlier Exchanges

    2. The New HIE Rules

    3. Strong Standards

    4. Winning Protocols

    5. The Billing Protocols

    6. HL7 Version 2

    7. First-Generation and Second-Generation HIEs

    8. Continuity of Care Record

    9. HL7 v3, RIM, CDA, CDD, and HITSP C32

    10. The IHE Protocol

    11. HIE with IHE

    12. The Direct Project/Protocol

    13. The PCAST Report

    14. The SMART Platform

    15. Technology and Policy Were Sitting in the Tree

  12. Chapter 12 HIPAA: The Far-Reaching Healthcare Regulation

    1. Does HIPAA Cover Me?

    2. Responsibilities of Covered Entities

    3. HIPAA: A Reasonable Regulation

    4. Duct-Tape HIPAA Strategies

    5. Breach Notification Rules

    6. In Summary

  13. Chapter 13 Open Source Systems

    1. Why Open Source?

    2. Major Open Source Healthcare Projects

    3. VistA Variants and Other Certified Open Source EHR Systems

    4. OpenMRS

  1. Appendix Meaningful Use Implementation Assessment