Managing Health Care Information SystemsManaging Health Care Information Systems teaches key principles, methods, and applications necessary to provide access to timely, complete, accurate, legible, and relevant health care information. Written by experts for students and professionals, this well-timed book provides detailed information on the foundations of health care information management; the history, legacy, and future of health care information systems; the architecture and technologies that support health care information systems; and the challenges for senior management in information technology, such as organization, alignment with strategic planning, governance, planning initiatives, and assessing and achieving value.Comprehensive in scope, Managing Health Care Information Systems includes substantial discussion of data quality, regulation, laws, and standards; strategies for system acquisition, use, and support; and standards and security. Each chapter includes an overview and summary of the material, as well as learning activities. The activities provide students with the opportunity to explore more fully the concepts presented.Praise for Managing Health Care Information Systems"This is the first book that comprehensively describes both opportunities and issues in the effective management of information technology in health care." -James. I. Cash, Ph.D., retired James E. Robinson Professor, Harvard Business School, and chairman of IT Committee, Partners HealthCare System, Inc., Board of Trustees"The challenges of managing information systems and technology in an electronic health care environment are many. Finally here is a book that succinctly takes the reader from the basics to the boardroom in meeting such challenges. This book is a great resource." -Melanie S. Brodnik, Ph.D., director, Health Informatics and Information Management, The Ohio State University"Collaboration among authors-academicians and a nationally known CIO-has produced an excellent resource for graduate students and health care executives who wish to learn about health information technologies, systems, and their management." -Ramesh K. Shukla, Ph.D., professor and director, Williamson Institute for Healthcare Leadership, Department of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityWager, Karen A. is the author of 'Managing Health Care Information Systems A Practical Approach for Health Care Executives', published 2005 under ISBN 9780787974688 and ISBN 0787974684.