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As in the previous editions, this substantially revised and updated edition continues to discuss in detail the various methods of organizing a hospital’s Human Resource Department. It also shows how the use of scientific techniques can improve the services of the hospital and ultimately benefit the patients as well as the hospital itself. The Sixth Edition brings in new concepts and new ideas and takes into account the contemporary challenges of hospitals in the human resource management area. What is New to This Edition • One entire new section on Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012–2017). • Two New Chapters—Chapter 6 on Patient Safety and Chapter 7 on Hospital Information System. • New Supreme Court Judgements on Consumer Protection replacing the older judgements Intended primarily as a text for students pursuing Master of Hospital Administration (MHA), postgraduate diploma courses in Hospital Adminis-tration or Health Care Services, and undergraduate and postgraduate courses in nursing (B.Sc./M.Sc. Nursing), the book would be equally useful for all those engaged in hospital administration, nursing administration, and human resource management. What the Reviewers Say 1. This book vividly covers the principles and objectives of management including the financial administration of a hospital. It is essential ... for the hospital administrators and students of hospital management. —Swaraj Halder, Hony. Editor, Journal of Indian Medical Association, Kolkata 2. Overall, the book is educative, relevant and is very well written. It would serve as a reference book for all hospital administrators. Professor Veena Choudhary, Director, G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi (Excerpt from Book Review in JIMSA, January–March 2010)

Published in conjunction with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Fourth Edition of Medical Records and the Law is once again the ideal text for programs in HIM as well as a valuable reference resource for health professionals and those in the legal profession. Providing a useful resource to those in the legal profession, it addresses the substantial changes brought about by HIPAA and the growth of electronic health record systems and electronic data networks, retaining and updating the discussion of state laws affecting the use and disclosure of health information. This book also discusses the highly complex interplay of federal and state health information privacy laws. The Fourth Edition addresses the challenging area of how patient information may be used in connection with medical research involving human subjects. Features: With the evolution in how health information is created, stored, retrieved, used, and transmitted, the need for protection has resulted in new and comprehensive regulation in the form of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and this book addresses its voluminous privacy, security, identifier, code set, and transactions regulations. Medical Records and the Law, Fourth Edition provides the tools health care providers and government agents need, at all levels, given the increased focus on accountability for the quality of health care. This book focuses on the reduction of errors and rapid access to electronic health records as an essential and fundamental part of successful quality improvement efforts.

The Medical Review Officer's Guide to Drug Testing makes it easy to understand current federal guidelines and select the best approaches for your needs. Tables, checklists, and record-keeping forms help you standardize your drug testing operations. This reference also reviews federal drug testing regulations, describes drug testing procedures and addresses risk management strategies.