Information Technology for the Practicing Physician

  • Joan M. Kiel

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Utilizing Technology to Arrange a Physician Visit

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Workflow in Physician Practices

      1. Jeffry D. Cooper, James D. Copenhaver, Carolyn J. Copenhaver
        Pages 23-34
      2. Vinson J. Hudson
        Pages 38-44
    3. Electronic Registration

      1. Allen R. Wenner, Duncan C.H. Belser III
        Pages 46-72
      2. Jonathan Ephraim
        Pages 73-77
  3. Utilizing Technology to Enhance a Physician Visit

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Electronic Medical Records

      1. Kathy Patrino, Thomas Landholt, Linda Brackett
        Pages 104-109
      2. Kathy Patrino, Thomas Landholt, Linda Brackett
        Pages 110-112
    3. Clinical Applications with Information Technology

    4. Patient Education

  4. Utilizing Technology to Enhance Physician Practice Operations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Entrusting the Finances to the Computer

      1. David Jakielo
        Pages 160-169
      2. Rosemary Price
        Pages 170-171
      3. Mary Beth Clay
        Pages 172-172
      4. Joan M. Kiel, Barbara S. Waxenfelter
        Pages 173-187
    3. Managing Managed Care

      1. John D. Halamka, Anne Marie Audet, Elizabeth Pappius, A. Kim Saal
        Pages 189-202
  5. Technology Across the Continuum of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Connecting the Continuum with Technology

      1. R. Paul Miller
        Pages 216-218
      2. Rebecca Gallagher, Joseph Cisna
        Pages 219-224
    3. Reaching Beyond with Telemedicine

      1. Jonathon D. Linkous
        Pages 226-226
      2. Odysseus Argy, Michael Caputo
        Pages 227-233
      3. Odysseus Argy, Michael Caputo
        Pages 234-245
    4. Security of Medical Information

      1. Kathleen Frawley, Dale W. Miller, Cynthia Miller
        Pages 247-253
      2. Kathleen Frawley, Dale W. Miller
        Pages 254-266
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-271

About this book


As health care moves from an inpatient to an outpatient delivery system, physician practice management will become more complex and accountable. To manage this change, physician practices are increasingly relying on information technology. This book follows both a patient and an employee through a physician visit, highlighting what, where, and how technology is utilized.
The first section, "Utilizing Technology to Arrange a Physician Visit," provides information and examples of technology utilized prior to the patient visit, and includes examples of physicians who utilize email and Web sites to attract patients, electronic scheduling systems to decrease wait time, and registration systems which can verify insurance information. The second section, "Utilizing Technology to Enhance the Physican Visit," demonstrates how technology is utilized when the patient is in treatment and/or follow-up care. Focusing on electronic medical records, electronic referral systems, billing and collection systems, and follow-up patient education and discharge information, it portrays the "future physician office visit." The third section, "Utilizing Technology to Enhance Physician Practice Operations," focuses on the physician practice manager's daily operations and how technology can achieve efficacy. The examples and case studies provided demonstrate a more timely, efficient mode of delivering quality patient care.
This is a "how-to" manual for implementing practice management solutions, and will appeal to Physicians, Practice Managers, Information Technology Specialists, Allied Health Professionals, students and researchers.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Joan M. Kiel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Health Management Systems John G. Rangos, Sr., School of Health SciencesDuquesne UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-98984-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-21857-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
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