This new resource delivers a comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical approach to the challenges health information professionals face today! Readers will find fresh insights and proven solutions to fundamental and advanced issues within the field--plus an in-depth examination of the factors that will affect health information management in the future. Features: * Practical. Strategic guidance on the analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of health information systems--including the Computer-Based Record (CPR)--helps readers employ the latest technologies successfully. * Comprehensive. Covers the full spectrum of current topics, from data collection, use and quality...to administrative issues and much more. * Easy to use. A logical and consistent organization, chapter outlines, objectives and summaries, key terms, and a glossary make reading, referencing, or studying this resource simple. * Well illustrated. Abundant, colourful artwork communicates important theories and concepts quickly and effectively. * Authoritative. The editors and contributors are all nationally recognized experts in the field. * Consistent with AHIMA standards. Topics reflect the Essentials for accredited programs in Health Information Management and the content areas of the national credentialing exams. * Features a fully integrated Ancillary package. An optional workbook, review manual, ExaMaster, and instructor's manual make this the perfect text for any educational setting.